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Step 2: Application Review

This is the second step in a three-step application process. Please ensure you have completed Step 1 before continuing. 

The application review process consists of a review of your grades, your resume and an admission interview.

Once we receive your application and determine if you have met the minimum GPA requirement, you may be granted an admission interview. If you are granted an interview, we will send a message to your Laurier email with instructions for you to schedule a timeslot and upload your resume to Navigator, at least two days before the interview. Review the sample resumes for your program and follow the specific format.

If you are a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) student, you will also be required to submit a work sequence request form before your interview. Review the BBA Work Sequences Options before your interview, so you are prepared to select the best choice for you.  

If you wish extenuating circumstances to be considered in the interview process, submit the Extenuating Circumstances Request Form and supporting documentation 48 hours before your interview, as we are only able to consider request forms submitted before your interview. We will ask you to speak about your extenuating circumstances near the end of the interview.  

Resume Submission

Please ensure the Co-op Office receives your resume at least two business days before your admission interview is scheduled to take place. For example, if your interview is on a Monday, please upload your resume to Navigator by the previous Thursday.

Follow the format of the sample resumes below and provide as much detail as possible in two pages. All applicants must provide:

  • names and contact information for each employer listed on their resume
  • a statement verifying that the information is accurate

We will not interview candidates who do not provide this information on their resume.

Submit your resume by logging into Navigator, click "Co-op" in the purple side bar, then "My Documents" and upload your resume by selecting the "upload documents" button.

Sample Resumes

Please note: this is not the same style of resume you will submit for co-op positions.

Admission Interviews

We begin interviewing candidates at the beginning of September. To qualify for an admission interview in the fall of their second year, applicants' first year marks must meet the minimum GPA, depending on your program.

Selection of candidates is based on four categories (weighted equally):

  • work experience in the last three years
  • volunteer service and extracurricular activities in the last three years
  • academic record in your first year at Laurier (GPA)
  • performance during the interview

Admission decisions are made by early October for students in arts, business, economics, science and user design. The timeframe for computer, data and applied water science is early January. 

Extenuating Circumstances  

We will consider extenuating circumstances (from the list below) that may have an impact on:

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

Admission Decisions, Feedback and Appeals

If you do not receive an offer of admission and wish to receive feedback from interviewers or appeal the decision, please review Notice of Admission Decisions, Feedback and Appeals for next steps.