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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.

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. Unless you are majoring in User Experience Design you must be enrolled full-time in second year as of September. (UXD students are eligible in September if they are enrolled full-time in third year.)

Login to Navigator

After logging in and accessing your home page on Navigator, choose "co-op" from the navigation box on the left side of the page. You will reach a list of programs. Click on the co-op program to which you are applying.

Submit Application 

Choose “Submit Application”. You may verify your submission by logging back in and confirming your information has been saved for the fall 2020 admission period. You will also 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).

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

Application Status

You may track your application status by accessing your account through the application link and by checking your Laurier email, beginning in August.

We begin contacting undergraduate applicants about their eligibility for an interview for most co-op programs by email in August (due to the number of applicants, some students will not receive a message until September). 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.

Automatic Enrolment Co-op Programs 

An information session explaining each of the below co-op programs will be held in 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 2020 are offered automatic entry into co-op, and have to let us know whether they choose to enrol on Navigator. Students indicate their intention to participate in co-op by enrolling online by the first Monday of classes in their second year.

Professional Experience Program (PEP) 

Students in Computer Science who will be registered in third year as of September are offered automatic entry if they meet 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.

Important Dates

  • Navigator Begins Accepting Applications on March 1, 2020  
  • Application Deadline* is Monday, September 14, 2020

* For students in automatic enrolment programs, you must confirm your enrolment in co-op by the application deadline.