Arts Co-op and Science Co-op

The application deadline is Monday of the first week of classes in a student’s second year. (In 2016, the deadline is Monday, September 12.)

We will begin accepting applications for fall 2016 admission to Arts Co-op and Science Co-op in March 2016. (Once we begin accepting applications, you may follow the steps for applying online.

(If you are in Business or Economics, please follow this link for instructions on applying to Business or Economics Co-op.)

  • Applicants to Arts Co-op and Science Co-op need an overall GPA of at least 7.0 in first year, or a GPA of at least 7.0 in their honours discipline courses and at least 6.5 overall, to be granted an admission interview.
  • Applicants who meet the grade requirements will be invited to schedule and attend an admission interview.
  • We begin interviewing candidates in early September. (The deadline for eligible students to schedule interviews for admission to Arts Co-op or Science Co-op in 2015 was Tuesday, September 22.)
  • When making admission decisions, co-op co-ordinators consider applicants’ first-year marks, recent work experience, recent volunteer and extracurricular activities, and performance in an interview.  See the introductory statement for more information about evaluation criteria for applicants to Arts Co-op and Science Co-op.
  • Enrolment is limited; there are always many more applicants interviewed than there are spaces for co-op students.
  • The only entry point for co-op is 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.
  • Candidates from Arts and Science who have been interviewed learned on Friday, September 25, 2015 whether they were being offered admission to the Co-op Option. The deadline for accepting the offer of admission was Monday, September 28, 2015.

International students:

Students on study permits may apply to and be admitted into co-op programs at Laurier. Please note, however, that we may limit the number of spaces available to international students.


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