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Step 2: Application Review

The application review is the second step in a three-step application process.

The first step is to apply by following Step 1: Applying on Navigator. 

Status Updates

We will begin accepting applications for fall 2023 admission in March, and the final day to apply is Friday, September 1, 2023.

Admission Interview Status

We are no longer accepting applications or scheduling interviews with candidates who achieved the minimum required GPA for fall 2022 admission to co-op.

Application Review Requirements

We will have access to your first-year marks in July. We will check whether your marks meet the minimum GPA required for candidates from your program.

If you met the minimum GPA, and you are applying to a program requiring an admission interview, we will send you an email. We will invite you to:

  • Schedule an admission interview.
  • Review and submit an introductory statement and form.
  • Upload a resume. You will be asked to provide information about your employment history in the introductory form.

Additional Requirements

BBA students: You must indicate which sequence of work and study terms you prefer. See "Complete the Sequence Form" below.

UXD students: Send your portfolio to coopadmissions@wlu.ca by the application deadline.

Application Review Guide

Use the guide below to help you through the application review process.

Extenuating Circumstances  

Follow the link below to see the extenuating circumstances we will accept during the admissions interview process.

We will consider extenuating circumstances that may have an impact on one of the following:

  • your performance during the interview
  • your marks in first year
  • your ability to work
  • your ability to participate in volunteer service and extracurricular activities 

Note:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has had a global effect on the economy and the labour market, and has therefore had an impact on all candidates. For this reason, we will not consider the pandemic as an extenuating circumstance for any individual student.
  • If you became seriously ill with COVID-19, or if you were the primary caregiver for a member of your immediate family (parent, sibling or child) who was ill with COVID-19, you may ask us to consider as an extenuating circumstance the effects of this situation on your marks, work experience, or volunteer or extracurricular activities.

If you would like us to consider your extenuating circumstances during the interview process, send a request to coopadmissions@wlu.ca at least 48 hour before your interview. You must include:

  • a written explanation, in no more than 500 words, or one page, of your extenuating circumstances and the impact they had on either your interview performance, your marks in first year, your ability to work, or your ability to participate in volunteer service and extracurricular activities. 
  • supporting documentation*
  • included your name and Laurier student number in the subject line of your email.

*See accepted extenuating circumstances, below, for details on supporting documentation.

Accepted Extenuating Circumstances

Admission Decisions, Feedback and Appeals

Computer Science Co-op and Data Science Co-op

We notified candidates for Computer Science Co-op and Data Science Co-op of our admission decisions by email in the afternoon on Friday, December 2, 2022. The deadline for accepting conditional offers of admission was 12 p.m. on Monday, December 5, 2022. If you accepted admission to co-op, you agreed to follow the co-op student code of conduct and the admission conditions for your program. 

Arts Co-op, Science Co-op, and Business and Economics Co-op

We sent admission decisions by email at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2022 to candidates for Arts Co-op, Science Co-op, and Business and Economics Co-op. The deadline for accepting an offer of admission was 10 a.m. on Monday, October 3, 2022. If you accepted admission to co-op, you agreed to follow the co-op student code of conduct and the admission conditions for your program.

Resources for Students Who Do Not Receive an Offer of Admission to Co-op

You are not alone, as there is considerable competition for admission to co-op. Here are some links to resources for finding employment, and for improving your performance in future competitions.

Marks:

Interview Performance:

  • You may attend an interview success workshop through Laurier's Career Centre to get tips for future interviews.
Work Experience:
  • As a Laurier student, you have access to job postings for summer, part-time and permanent roles through the Career Centre. You can also get support in writing resumes and cover letters.
Extracurricular and Volunteer Experience: