Waterloo EngineeringAdmissions Bootcamp

Maximize your chances with a stand-out AIF and video interview



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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.


Boost your chances with our admissions bootcamp

My online Waterloo Engineering Admissions Bootcamp™ helps you complete your AIF application and video interview with confidence.

Follow my step-by-step, proven system, taught by someone who has helped numerous students obtain offers from Waterloo Engineering.

16 Modules

10+ hours of proprietary video content, plus supplementary resources

100% Online

Learn online at your own schedule with 1-on-1 support via email from Joel

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We offer a full money-back guarantee if you’re not satisfied with the course

Course Content


Before You Apply

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


Clarifying the Cryptic Admissions Process

Joel reveals 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.


Admissions Secrets & Past Success Strategies

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


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. Joel uses 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.



Research is a critical skill at university, yet very few students demonstrate it in their applications. In this module, Joel teaches 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.


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 students least effectively demonstrated by applicants. In this module, students get exclusive access to Joel’s curated database of approved leadership opportunities, along with several real examples of past student leadership initiatives.


Essay Writing Essentials

Here’s what you didn’t learn in English class: how to write a high-impact, outstanding admissions essay. Joel teaches you the exact process he uses to help his students create thousands of successful essays—one client describes this module as “a necessity for any student applying to university”.


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.


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. Joel will even review one of your recorded video responses and provide personal feedback.


The Admission Information Form (AIF): Overview

Joel provides an overview about the Waterloo Engineering Admissions Information Form (AIF) supplementary application. He’ll also go through common confusions and mistakes students make on the application.


AIF Section 1: About You - Part A

Joel rigorously analyses the questions from the About You - Part A 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 2019/20 application is available.


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. Joel provides his 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.


AIF Section 3: Courses

In this module, you’ll receive specific instructions on how to approach the Courses section of the AIF. Joel provides his 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.


AIF Section 4: Engineering

Joel rigorously analyses 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 2019/20 application is available.


Submitting Your Application

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


Closing Guidance & Final Advice

In the last module of the bootcamp, Joel shares his best advice to prospective students, including what his Waterloo Engineering students wished they’d known when applying to Waterloo and when entering the Engineering program.

Your Instructor

Hi, I’m Joel Nicholson!

After attending a top undergraduate program, working abroad, and selling a company, I decided to devote my career to what I love: helping young people reach their potential.

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

Take my Waterloo Engineering Admissions Bootcamp™ and you can leverage the essential insights I’ve gained over the years.

Trusted by parents. Approved by students.

"I worked with Joel for six months on my Waterloo Architectural Engineering and Waterloo Engineering applications. Both of these programs are extremely competitive, so I was shocked when I got into both of them.

I never thought I would be in this kind of privileged position, having two offers to choose from. I have Joel to thank for his advice, strategies, and support. Thank you!"

Jessica Y. Student — North York, 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 done it without you."

Confidential Client Parent — Oakville, ON

“As parents, we were really impressed with Joel's service when he helped our son navigate his way through the overwhelming university application process…

All I can say is after the first conversation with Joel we had a huge sigh of relief. His knowledge is current relevant. He demystified the process and it was a true pleasure dealing with such a professional. I highly recommend Joel service to any applicant on their journey through the university application process.”

Listen for Yourself

Confidential Client Parent — Oakville, ON

“Joel helped me with my Personal Profile for my application for UBC Sauder. He knows what he's doing.

Without his help, I would have been very stressed about my personal profile since it was so essential to my acceptance at UBC and it wouldn't have turned out half as good. I would recommend him to anyone applying to UBC Sauder.”

Listen for Yourself

Confidential Client Student — Burnaby, BC

Here’s a Summary of Everything You Get

Waterloo Engineering Admissions Bootcamp™

  • 16 comprehensive modules
  • 1-on-1 support from Joel
  • Real admissions secrets
  • Boosted chances of success

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I take this bootcamp?

I've been advising students on their applications for ten years and my 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.

How many students are enrolled in this bootcamp?

I enrol only 20 students to this bootcamp on a first come, first serve basis. I limit enrollment because I like to be involved with my students and I simply don't have enough capacity for more.

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

Yes! I will personally respond to your emails and queries about the bootcamp or your application via email. I take a limited number of students in each bootcamp, which allows me to answer your queries in a timely manner.

Please note, this bootcamp does not include essay editing or revisions, but I do provide that service at an additional rate. I recommend everyone to go through the bootcamp fully before we dive into my essay services. 

How long will this bootcamp take me to complete?

The bootcamp contains over 10 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. I always say starting earlier is better.

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

What if I am unhappy with the course?

I've never had someone unhappy with my services, but if you made a purchase by mistake or there is another issue, please contact us within 24 hours of your purchase describing your issue and I will refund you and remove your access.

Unfortunately, because this is a digital product and can be duplicated, I cannot offer a refund period any longer than that. 

What if I want to buy multiple bootcamps?

I offer my existing clients who are currently enrolled in bootcamps a special 50% off discount for additional bootcamps. Please purchase your first bootcamp and you'll unlock access to this exclusive discount.

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

No. This bootcamp is only for applicants from high school. 

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