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Admission Requirements

Co-op Admission Conditions 

By accepting admission to co-op, students agree to meet the conditions of admission. Please review the admission conditions for your program. 

Marks Required for an Admission Interview

Updated July 27, 2020

Applicable only to students applying for admission to co-op for September 2020

We interview only those applicants who completed their first year, progressed to the beginning of second year and achieved the minimum required Grade Point Average (GPA) for co-op by the application deadline. The minimum overall GPA includes courses completed at Laurier in the fall and winter terms of your first year. The only entry point for admission to co-op is at the beginning of the fall term in second year of your first undergraduate degree. We do not accept late applications.

You must be pursuing your first undergraduate degree to be eligible for an undergrad co-op program.

Note: With the exception of PEP co-op, students with more than 7.5 credits are not eligible for co-op as they are too far along in their studies.

International Applicants

Students on study permits may apply to and be admitted into co-op programs at Laurier. There may be a limit on the number of spaces available to international students.

The only entry point for co-op is in the fall at the beginning of second year. Students who are removed from their academic program are not eligible to continue in co-op, even if they are later reinstated into that program.

LEAF Program:

SOJE252 Niagara Falls counts as a .5 credit, and we use the grade when determining your GPA.

Re-Admission to Co-op

Students who are removed from their academic program are not eligible to continue in co-op, even if they are later reinstated into that program.

Transfer Students

IB and AP Students

We will assess your Grade Point Average (GPA) as of the end of April of your first year.

If the university recognized International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) courses you completed at high school as university credits toward your first year in business or honours economics, we will count these credits towards the ten courses required for admission to co-op. We will not, however, include in your GPA marks you received from IB, AP or other courses you completed in high school, even if you received university credits for them. We will only include marks you received for first-year courses completed at Laurier.

If you take courses during the spring term after first year, please note that we will consider only courses you repeated, courses required for progression to second year and courses needed to meet co-op requirements for completing five full credits during first year.

If your overall GPA is based on fewer than eight courses because of your IB or AP courses, we may give you less credit for your marks than we give students who completed ten courses when we evaluate your academic achievement during the admission selection process