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Waterloo Engineering Admissions Support

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Do you want to get into Waterloo Engineering?

With nearly 12k applicants and only 1,699 spots available per year, Waterloo Engineering is one of Canada’s most competitive programs.

With so many students with 95%+ averages, the AIF is a critical way for you to stand out, gain an edge, and show who you are.

 

Spend less time stressing and second-guessing

Grades can only take you so far. Your AIF and video interview are a huge difference-maker in your application. Doing a high-quality job takes time that you don’t have, given all your other commitments.

Stop scrambling for feedback and answers. Get clear, proven advice from a professional you can trust.



90%

Acceptance Rate

We give our clients the best probability of receiving an offer, hands down

7+ Years

Proven Experience

We are the undisputed leading experts in the Waterloo Engineering application

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Client Satisfaction

Hundreds of 5-star reviews and a money-back guarantee—that’s trust

1-on-1 Consulting

Stand-out from the crowd by showcasing your BEST self

Believe it or not: Waterloo Engineering applicants have a very typical profile: FIRST robotics heads, SHAD fellows, mathletes, etc. Therefore, you need to differentiate.

We assist students in developing extracurriculars that truly stand-out, while selecting the pieces of your life—most of which you might overlook—to create a truly compelling and authentic application.

Engineering applicants aren’t the greatest communicators

Waterloo designed their application to reveal a typical engineering student’s weaknesses: interpersonal communication, improvisational skills, influencing abilities, and essay writing skills.

We can help you quickly advance these skills while steering you away from responses and strategies that haven’t worked for us in the past.


How It Works

Student
Discovery

Discover your strengths and what makes you unique through our proprietary coaching process and personality assessment.

Academic
Advising

We provide expert advice on course and subject selection, as well as academic opportunities that can improve your grades/profile.

Candidate
Profile Strategy

We help you develop an application theme and strategy to fill in the gaps in your profile and ensure you standout from the crowd.

Leadership
Coaching

We help you identify and achieve BIG extracurricular opportunities, such as internships, your own non-profit, a new club at school, etc.

Topic Brainstorm
& Selection

Having seen many essays, we can help you choose topics that are unique and avoid ones that rub readers the wrong way.

Reflective Thinking
Prompts

We prompt students’ to reflect deeper on thoughts and experiences to capture more unique and mature perspectives beyond the norm.

Essay Outlining
& Drafting

We help you build out a structure for your essays, so they are beautifully flowing stories that check all the boxes.

Essay Revisions
& Feedback

We deep-dive into your essays with insightful comments and detailed edits so you keep what matters and take out what doesn’t.

Final Proofing
& Polishing

We make sure your application is picture-perfect and you’re not overlooking blindspots that could put you at risk of a rejection.

Video Interview
Training

We conduct rigorous preparation and training on best-practice interview techniques and our secret answer format that works.

Interview Practice
& Feedback

We use our archive of interview questions to conduct targeted practice and provide real-time feedback on your responses.
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Your Expert Advisor

Hi, I’m Alex Dorward!

I’m a Top 40 Under 40 tech entrepreneur from Ottawa, incredibly passionate about helping young people get into top engineering programs in Canada.

For 10+ years, I’ve helped numerous students get admitted into Waterloo Engineering with a 90% success rate with my 1-on-1 clients.

Check out my support services leverage the essential insights I’ve gained over the years.

Online Bootcamp

Think of our bootcamps as the masterclass on how to get into Waterloo Engineering: 15 exclusive video modules and downloadable resources.

Our easily digestible videos breakdown the admissions process, dissect essay questions, and optimize your chances of getting in. The best part? It’s available online, anytime.

Essay examples and easy-to-follow essay templates

Beyond the videos, our bootcamp comes with essential resources to support Waterloo Engineering applicants.

This includes actual essay examples from this year’s application and paragraph-by-paragraph essay templates so you’re not starting with a blank page.

Bootcamp Contents

MODULE 1

Grades & Deadlines

To get into Waterloo Engineering, you must first understand the program’s requirements. We give a detailed explanation of grade expectations, the admissions cutoff, key dates and deadlines, OUAC, WatIAM, and the Quest platform.

MODULE 2

Clarifying the Cryptic Admissions Process

We reveal exactly how the Waterloo Engineering admissions process works through a simple, yet thorough breakdown. With years of experience and proven results, you will gain more transparency on what goes on behind closed doors.

MODULE 3

Admissions Secrets & Past Success Strategies

What does Waterloo Engineering look for? Having worked with hundreds of students and boasting a 90% success rate our his 1-on-1 clients, we have fine-tuned a very specific approach and technique with our students. We'll share our strategies, mistakes to avoid, and case studies with past clients.

MODULE 4

Self-Awareness & Emotional Maturity

Everyone has a uniqueness that differentiates them from the rest of the world. What is it about you that makes you different from other applicants? That’s the purpose of this module. We use a proprietary set of frameworks and tools to help you craft a ‘brand identity’—ultimately allowing you to build a more authentic and memorable application.

MODULE 5

Research

Research is a critical skill at university, yet very few students demonstrate it in their applications. In this module, we teach students how to go beyond the call of duty when it comes to conducting (and conveying) good research on Waterloo University and the Engineering program. This module also explains the research that the admissions committee may perform on you as an applicant. We will provide specific tips on what you can do to leave the best impression.

MODULE 6

Leadership Development

Leadership is one skill that every single top-ranked university program uses to describe their ideal candidate. However, it’s also the one skill that is not well-demonstrated by applicants. In this module, students get exclusive access to several real examples of past student leadership initiatives.

MODULE 7

Answer-first Essay Writing for STEM Applicants

There's a very particular way in which STEM applicants should compose their essays. Unlike the storytelling approach, suitable for business and arts applicants; the STEM approach is much more purposeful, concise, and direct. This method is called the 'answer-first' communication style and it will help you write more successful responses to STEM admissions prompts.

MODULE 8

Video Interviewing Essentials

It’s incredible how many students believe they are good at video interviews, until the camera turns on and they don’t know how to act or what to say. The video interview has become the ‘deciding factor’ in admissions decisions, more than any other part of the application. That’s why it’s absolutely critical that you develop your verbal articulation and on-camera presence with our training and exercises.

MODULE 9

The Admission Information Form (AIF): Overview

We provide an overview about the Waterloo Engineering Admissions Information Form (AIF) supplementary application. We'll also go through common confusions and mistakes students make on the application.

MODULE 10

AIF Section 1: About You - Part A

We rigorously analyze the questions from the About You - Part A section of the AIF. We provides specific strategies, suggested response structures, and two fully-written examples for question. Please note, this module will only become available when the official 2020/21 application is available.

MODULE 11

AIF Section 2: About You - Part B

In this module, you’ll receive specific instructions on how to approach the About You - Part B section of the AIF. We provide our advice on what to include in each area, including if you should fill out the Extraordinary Circumstances section and what to put in the Additional Information section.

MODULE 12

AIF Section 3: Courses

In this module, you’ll receive specific instructions on how to approach the Courses section of the AIF. We provide our advice on what to include in each area, including how to list your grades, what to say if you’ve repeated a course, and more.

MODULE 13

AIF Section 4: Engineering

We rigorously analyze the questions from the Engineering section of the AIF. He provides specific strategies, suggested response structures, and two fully-written examples for question. Please note, this module will only become available when the official 2020/21 application is available.

MODULE 14

The Video Interview

In this module, you’ll receive a step-by-step guide on how the online video interview works. This includes access to the real questions used in the Waterloo Engineering video interview, real examples on how to answer them, and guidance on how the admissions committee is looking for you to answer them. We will even review one of your recorded video responses and provide personal feedback.

MODULE 15

Submitting Your AIF

With a completed application, we explain how to go about submitting it successfully on Quest. We'll also provide our insights and advice when you should expect to hear back from Waterloo and what to do if you’ve been waitlisted.

MODULE 16

Submitting the Video Interview

The video interview can be the difference between getting accepted and rejected. We will show you exactly what to expect when it comes to submitting your video interview on Kira Talent, so you can perform your best when it really matters.

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Pick a plan that fits your needs. Questions? Email [email protected] Upgrade your package anytime and simply pay the difference.

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Online Bootcamp

Prep/Training Videos

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We have a proven step-by-step process that we teach through video modules packed with helpful tips to create a winning application

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16 Modules

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Essay Analysis & Breakdowns

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We provide expert analysis and breakdown for each and every essay question, so you can answer it most effectively

Essay Examples

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Get access to real essay examples written specifically for this year’s application, as well as examples from past years

Essay ‘Answer’ Templates

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Use our paragraph-by-paragraph essay templates so you know exactly how to structure a winning essay

Video Interview Question Bank

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Access the most comprehensive archive of Waterloo Engineering video interview questions on the web

Video Interview Answer Guides

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Access written scripts and response structures we suggest you use when reviewing and practicing for the video interview

Video Interview Example Videos

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Access real, recorded videos of our experts answering example video interview questions

1-on-1 Consulting/Coaching

Student Discovery

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We’ll use our proprietary coaching process and personality assessment to discover your strengths and what makes you unique

Academic Advising

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Expert advice on course and subject selection, as well as academic opportunities that can improve your grades/profile.

Candidate Profile Strategy

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We know exactly what the admissions committee looks for and can help you develop an authentic profile that fits this

Leadership Coaching

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Identify and achieve BIG extracurricular opportunities, such as internships, your own non-profit, a new club at school, etc.

Topic Brainstorm & Selection

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Not sure what to write? We help you choose topics that are unique and ‘work’ with the admissions committee, while avoid ones that rub readers the wrong way

Reflective Thinking Prompts

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We help you elevate your thinking on the essay questions so you’re not providing an average response that doesn’t help you stand out

Essay Outlining & Drafting

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We work with you 1-on-1 to develop the first draft of your application so you’re starting with a strong foundational structure

Essay Revisions & Feedback

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Simply put: we help make your essays better by adding, deleting, and rearranging the details of your responses for clarity and effect

Final Proofing & Polishing

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Our professional editors will fix your grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure to meet the writing standards universities expect

Video Interview Training

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Access 1-on-1 coaching on presence, verbal communication, and influence so you can nail any video interview question

Interview Practice & Feedback

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Practice video interview questions from our archive and get feedback on your responses from our expert advisors

Client Support (7 Days a Week)

Email Support

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Unlimited 1-on-1 support via email

Phone & Text Support

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Unlimited 1-on-1 support through phone calls and text messages

Money-back Guarantee

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While it’s never happened, if for whatever reason you’re unsatisfied with our service we will give your money back

 
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Pick a plan that fits your needs. Questions? Email
[email protected]

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LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE

FREE

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$0
  • 4 Modules

STARTER

For students who want support on a budget

$39
  • 16 Modules
  • Essay Analysis & Breakdowns
  • Essay Examples
  • Essay ‘Answer’ Templates
  • Video Interview Question Bank
  • Video Interview Answer Guides
  • Video Interview Example Videos
  • Money-back Guarantee

ESSENTIAL

For students who want a trusted second opinion

$395
  • 16 Modules
  • Essay Analysis & Breakdowns
  • Essay Examples
  • Essay ‘Answer’ Templates
  • Video Interview Question Bank
  • Video Interview Answer Guides
  • Video Interview Example Videos
  • Topic Brainstorm & Selection
  • Reflective Thinking Prompts
  • Essay Outlining & Drafting
  • Essay Revisions & Feedback
  • Final Proofing & Polishing
  • Email Support
  • Money-back Guarantee

PREMIUM

For students who don’t want to leave anything to chance

  • All Our Bootcamps
  • Essay Analysis & Breakdowns
  • Essay Examples
  • Essay ‘Answer’ Templates
  • Video Interview Question Bank
  • Video Interview Answer Guides
  • Video Interview Example Videos
  • Client Discovery
  • Academic Advising
  • Application Strategy
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Topic Brainstorm & Selection
  • Reflective Thinking Prompts
  • Essay Outlining & Drafting
  • Essay Revisions & Feedback
  • Final Proofing & Polishing
  • Video Interview Training
  • Interview Practice & Feedback
  • Email Support
  • Phone & Text Support
  • Money-back Guarantee

 

Trusted by parents. Loved by students.

“I was able to finish the Waterloo Eng Bootcamp 1-2 days before the application deadline, and I remember being extremely pressured to do well on my answers with so little time. What I really liked about the bootcamp was the essay templates that were given to help out with my answers. For starters, it alleviates a lot of stress as a student. Instead of trying to concoct an application answer out of thin air, the templates give a lot of inspiration on what to write about...

I also really enjoyed the samples that were shared during the bootcamp... The samples gave me a clear direction on how to perfect my choice of words, as well as what to focus on or omit in my answer. It's also really nice to have someone actually go through all the application questions and exemplars (through the video), as you get a clearer idea on what that student was trying to convey, and why it was good to do so in the question.

wouldn't say I disliked anything, as the entire bootcamp was very useful.”

Anonymous Client Student — Toronto, ON

“Alex was crucial not only to my first choice, Waterloo Engineering acceptance, but also to the other programs that required supplementary applications. I definitely could not have done it without his advice and great availability.”

Sam P. Student — Toronto, ON

"I found that the Waterloo application questions asked a lot but didn’t give enough character space, so the bootcamp helped me in picking the more important answers that best answer all the questions. 

I loved the templates. It allowed me to organize my thoughts and write the best answers in the least amount of characters."

Mary A. Student — Mississauga, ON

“Thanks so much for the support on the Waterloo application and the coaching video interview. It’s been a long process and we couldn’t have been accepted without you”.

Anonymous Client Parent — Oakville, ON

"My favourite part of the bootcamp is probably the essay examples. I like how you gave different examples for different engineering streams.

I also liked your essay templates. It made me more organized and it helped me keep track of my character count."

Anonymous Client Student — North York, ON

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I use Admissions Ally?

We've been advising students on their applications for ten years and our success rate is around 90% per year, this includes Waterloo Engineering applicants. This bootcamp encompasses everything a prospective applicant needs to know to get admitted.

When should we start working together?

For our 1-on-1 support, we start working with students starting in Grade 11 to a week before the application is due. The longer we work together, the more impact we can have; but if it is a shorter duration, we can expedite our work to help our clients.

The bootcamp will become available in the early summer and the modules breaking down this year's application are available in the early fall, once this year's application is released.

If you enroll as an advanced access student, you will receive access to the full course when it becomes available, like everyone else enrolled.

What if I have a question? Am I able to contact you?

Yes! If you have general questions about the bootcamp, the packages, or about working with us 1-on-1, email us directly at [email protected] and we'll get back to you in a few hours.

If you're already enrolled in the Essential or Premium package, we will personally respond to your emails and queries in a timely manner. Essential applicants are eligible for email support and Premium applicants are eligible for email, phone, and text support.

Do you offer refunds?

If you have purchased the Starter package (bootcamp only), because it is a digital product and can be duplicated, we ask that you contact us within seven (7) days of purchase in order to receive a refund. Please read my Terms & Conditions for additional information.

With our 1-on-1 coaching services, we've never had someone request a refund, but if you made a purchase by mistake or there is another issue, please contact us and if it's not resolvable, we will give you a refund.

How can I access all the Admissions Ally bootcamps?

If you purchase a Premium package, you get access to all Admissions Ally bootcamps.

How long will this bootcamp take me to complete?

The bootcamp contains several hours of exclusive video footage, plus worksheets, templates, and other resources.

You could complete all of the modules in a couple days; however, we suggest you space it out by taking this bootcamp before (or alongside) writing your essays and applications. We always say starting earlier is better.

We also realize high school can be extremely busy, so we will personally send you email reminders if we notice you haven't taken a module recently. 

I'm a transfer student. Does this bootcamp work for me?

Yes. This bootcamp applies for high school students and transfer students.

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