Q1: What is the AFMAA?
A: The AFMAA is a 2 hour assignment written under supervision that requires no preparation or previous background in the areas of business, accounting or mathematics. Applicants selected to write the AFMAA will respond to 2 or 3 questions/topics.
Q2: When will I hear if I have been invited to write the AFMAA?
A: Beginning mid-March 2011, applicants who have been selected to write the AFMAA will receive an invitation by email to write the AFMAA on Saturday, April 2, 2011. Students will be required to complete an online form to confirm their attendance for the AFMAA.
Q3: How can I prepare for the AFMAA?
A: No preparation or previous background in the areas of business, accounting or mathematics is necessary.
Q4: Do I have to write and pass the AFMAA to be admitted to the AFM program?
A: Yes, in order for you to be considered for admission to the AFM program, you must first be invited to write the AFMAA and you must have an acceptable performance on the Assignment.
Q5: A 2 hour writing assignment seems rather long. Will I be required to write for the entire 2 hours?
A: The 2 hours provided to you to write may seem like a lengthy amount of time. However, if you were to spend 30 minutes answering each question, the remaining 30 minutes within the 2 hour allotment will provide you with ample time to proof and edit your work prior to submitting your assignment. If you complete the AFMAA prior to the 2 hour time limit and are satisfied with the answers you've given, you may hand in your AFMAA early.
Q6: What if I cannot write the AFMAA on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at the designated start time because of a previous appointment or engagement?
A: The AFMAA is an internationally administered admissions test. Every effort must be given to attempt to write the AFMAA on the set date. If you cannot write the AFMAA on Saturday, April 2, 2011, you will need to contact Patty Mah as soon as possible. Alternate writing dates will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. Late requests for alternate writing dates may not be accommodated.
Q7: If I confirm to come to Waterloo, but because of poor weather, transportation issues or other last minute problems, I am unable to attend, what can I do?
A: In the event of circumstances that will prevent you from writing on the day/time of the Assignment, you must contact 519-888-4567, ext. 37152 as soon as possible to discuss alternate arrangements.
Q8: What if I have a disability and require special provisions for writing the AFMAA. For example, I normally get extra time to write tests and exams now in high school. Could I be given additional time or other accommodations to complete the AFMAA?
A: The University of Waterloo has a great deal of experience with students who require special provisions for writing tests, examinations, assignments etc. If you require information and assistance, please email Patty Mah or call 519-888-4567 ext. 37152 as early as possible prior to the AFMAA.
Q9: I have never been a leader on any teams or school projects. Will that hinder my chances of doing well on the AFMAA?
A: No, although the AFMAA is intended to measure certain attributes such as leadership and teamwork skills, an understanding of these skills is just as important as actually possessing or experiencing such skills.
Q10: What happens if I arrive late for the AFMAA on the day that I write it?
A: Registration will begin at 12:30p.m. on the day of the AFMAA. The actual writing of the Assignment will begin at 1:30p.m. We encourage you to arrive early to give yourself ample time to register and get settled in your writing room by 1:15p.m. If for good reason, you are late for the 1:30p.m. start, some reasonable accommodations may be made.
Q11: Am I responsible for returning the AFMAA if I write it using a proctor?
A: No, once you have completed the Assignment with your selected proctor, the proctor is responsible for mailing it to the University.
Q12: Is there an AFMAA fee?
A: Yes. A non-refundable payment is required when you confirm your intent to write the AFMAA.
Q13: When do I pay the AFMAA fee?
A: Qualified applicants will be sent email invitations to write the AFMAA on a rolling basis between February 15 and March 14, 2011. Within this email invitation, you will be provided with instructions and online links on how to confirm your attendance to write the AFMAA as well as how to pay the AFMAA fee.