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Step 1: Applying on Navigator

This is the first step in a three-step application process. Please review the information in Step 1, Step 2 and Step 3 to prepare for a successful application.

Application Status

We will begin accepting applications March 2021 from students seeking admission in 2021.

The application deadline is Monday, September 13, 2021.

How to Apply

Enrolment in co-op is limited and there is a competitive admission process for co-op programs in Arts, Business, Economics, Science and User Experience Design. You must be enrolled full-time in second year as of September. (If you are seeking admission to UXD Co-op or to PEP, you eligible in September if you are enrolled full-time in third year.)

English and Film Studies majors planning to pursue VFS Pathways, please see the Arts Programs page.

Login to Navigator

After logging in and accessing your home page on Navigator:

  1. Choose "co-op" from the navigation box on the left side of the page. You will reach a list of programs.
  2. Select the co-op program to which you are applying.

Submit Application 

Once we begin accepting applications in March 2021:

  • Choose “Submit Application.”
  • You may verify your submission by logging back in and confirming your information has been saved for the fall 2021 admission period.
  • You will receive an email to your Laurier account, confirming your application has been received (clicking "submit application" is all you need to do until we tell you whether you are eligible for an interview).

The deadline for applying to co-op is the first Monday of classes in September of second year. (Students in UXD and PEP apply at the beginning of third year.) In 2021, the deadline is Monday, September 13.

*If you change academic programs after applying, please send an email to and let us know your new program.

Application Status

After we begin accepting applications in March 2021, you may track your application status by accessing your account through the application link and by checking your Laurier email.

We begin contacting undergraduate applicants about their eligibility for an interview for most co-op programs by email in August. You will learn whether you have met the minimum GPA required to be eligible for an admission interview. Students applying for co-op in computer, data and applied water science are contacted later in the fall term.

Go to Step 2 for details about booking your interview, submitting a resume, and other requirements.

Automatic Enrolment Co-op Programs 

If you are in one of the programs below, you may learn about your program's co-op program by attending an information session in the winter term of your first year.

If you accept admission to co-op you must agree to follow the admission conditions for your program.

Business Technology Management (BTM)

All students who meet the requirements of the program are offered automatic entry into co-op. Students indicate their intention to participate in co-op by enrolling on Navigator.

BBA/BSc or BBA/BA Double Degree

Enrolment in co-op in the Honours BBA and BSc in Computer Science or Honours BBA and BA in Financial Management double-degree programs are optional. Students in Business and Computer Science at Laurier who will be registered in second year as of September 2021 must indicate their intention to participate in co-op by enrolling online through Navigator by the first Monday of classes in their second year. Students who enrol by the deadline and who are entering year two of their program, will receive an offer of automatic entry into co-op. 

Professional Experience Program (PEP) 

Students in Computer Science who will be registered in third year as of September and who apply will receive an offer automatic entry to PEP, providing they have met PEP course and GPA requirements.  

Mandatory Enrolment Co-op

BBA/Math (UW) or BBA/CS (UW) Double Degree

Students in the Honours BBA (Laurier) and Honours Mathematics (UW) or  the Honours BBA (Laurier) and Honours Computer Science (UW) are required to participate in co-op. Students are required to attend workshops held during orientation week in their second year.