Admission and Registration – International

At Waterloo Independent Secondary School (WISS), we believe choosing a school that suits the specific requirements of your child is extremely important for the well-being and future success of your child. We invite you to learn more about WISS.


The Admission Process 

  • Request an information package and / or attend an information session: Our information sessions allow families to learn about our school and its the advantages. We invite you to attend as it is a great opportunity to meet with current students and their families, alumni, and teachers.
  • Interview with the Academic Director: It is advisable to have the interview with the Academic Director after attending one of our information sessions. If you cannot attend a session, an interview may be arranged at your convenience during school hours. Contact The interview helps our Academic Director determine your child’s academic needs, interests, and goals in order to to personalize his/her education plan.
  • Registration and Enrollment: You may register either ONLINE or in person at our Administration Office. This ensures a spot is saved for the student. Once course choices have been made, you may enroll at WISS.


The Registration Process

Please follow the steps to complete your registration:

Step 1: Complete your International Student Application Form. The form can be obtained from the WISS admissions office, admission representative in your local area, or you may register online (

Step 2: Submit the Application form to the WISS admission office or to your local admission representative along with $395.00 registration fee and the required supporting documents:

  • Your official high school transcript and/or other education completed
  • Proof of English proficiency such as TOEFL or IELTS (if applicable)

Step 3: WISS admissions staff will assess courses that have been completed and determine the number of credits to transfer.

Step 4: You will receive a Pre-Admission Letter which includes program details and tuition fee statement.

Step 5: Pay the tuition fees after which you will receive a “Letter of Acceptance”.

Step 6: For international students applying for a Study Permit/Visa, contact the Canadian Embassy, your admission agent or WISS visa office in Shanghai using the Letter of Acceptance.

Step 7: Pay the school residence or home-stay fees and a welcoming home in Canada will be ready upon your arrival.

Step 8: Book your flight and inform the WISS service department ( of your flight information (airline, flight number and arrival time). WISS will arrange for pick up at the airport.


For more information of admission, please contact us!