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StudentAfter hitting submit on your application, you are probably wondering “what happens next?!”

To give you a sense of timelines and what to expect in the coming months, we have broken some of the steps down. This way, you can keep track of your application and see if there is anything you are responsible for like the application fee and providing additional documentation.

Application Fee

There is a one-time, non-refundable application fee required when you apply. If you did not make the payment when you submitted your online application, the University must receive the fee payment before your application can be assessed.  For more information on how to pay this fee, click here: Application Fee

The application fee must be in Canadian funds for the amount below, depending on the type of application:

  • Domestic (Canadian)           $100
  • International                      $120
  • Continuance (domestic)       $50
  • Continuance (international)   $120

Required Documents

Depending on the program selected or student category (new, transfer, visiting, etc.), Admissions may require additional documents to process your application. Any documents required after applying will be listed on the Application Portal.  Log in frequently to check for required documents and track the status of your application.

Some examples are:

  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Reference
  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Permanent Resident card (both sides)
  • Proof of English Language proficiency
  • Course descriptions and syllabi

Student Number, WebAdvisor & Webmail

After applying, you will receive an email that will confirm your application has been received and provide you with an official UWinnipeg Student Number.  This seven-digit identification number will appear on all future documents and should be included when contacting any University offices so that your questions and concerns are handled as efficiently as possible.

You will also receive a username and temporary password to access WebAdvisor, the online system that students use to get information on their student record and to access the "Student Planning" tool for course registration. Go to the WebAdvisor homepage and login with the temporary password provided. You will then have a chance to create your own permanent password. 

The email will also indicate your University Webmail address.  To access your new account, go to the Webmail Login and use the same password as you created for WebAdvisor.  After you have been admitted, the University will use this account in all correspondence and communication, such as providing you with your registration appointment. It is very important that you check this account regularly.


How long can you expect to wait for an offer of admission? We understand that most of you want to hear as soon as possible – this is an exciting time in your life! Typically the earlier you apply, the earlier you will hear from us. We recommend that students apply at least 4-5 months before they wish to start school. This allows time for your application to be processed.

The acceptance process can vary in length, depending on individual situations and availability of previous course information. It is a bit of a waiting game as we process all of the applications, and we appreciate your patience. Here are some general timelines:

Domestic High School Applicants

Applied By

Date of Notification

December 1

End of February

March 1

End of May

June 10

Mid/Late June

July 2

End of July

NOTE: Some deadlines for the Faculty of Education will vary. Please see Education-Applying for Admission.

Other Applications

If you are not a high school student and are applying under another admission category, it is usually possible to send out acceptance letters within 6-8 weeks. However, for programs with specific entrance criteria, limited enrolment, or transfer credit evaluation the timeline will be longer.

For those applying to graduate programs, please check directly with the unit you are applying for when acceptance letters will be distributed.  Please see Graduate Programs Contact Information