Business and Economics Co-op

We are now accepting applications for admission to Business and Economics Co-op for 2018..

(If you are in Arts or Science, please follow this link.)

The application deadline is Monday of the first week of classes in a student's second year, Monday, September 10, 2018.

  • Applicants who meet the grade requirements for 2018, which we will set in July, will be invited to schedule and attend an admission interview. Follow this link for information about the minimum GPA.  (We begin sending messages in August, but some students may not receive a message until September because we have many applications to process.)
  • When making admission decisions, co-op co-ordinators consider applicants' first-year marks, recent work experience, recent volunteer service and extracurricular activities, and performance in an interview.  See the introductory statement for more information about evaluation criteria.
  • Enrolment is limited; there are always many more applicants interviewed than there are spaces for co-op students. We typically receive applications from more than 750 business and economics students each year and have offered admission to approximately 385 students.
  • The only entry point for co-op is at the beginning of the fall term in 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.
  • You must be enrolled full-time in your first four-year degree program to apply. Co-op is not available to students pursuing a second undergraduate degree.

Business and Economics Co-op

  • Business and Economics students may view a narrated slideshow with guidelines on applying to co-op. (Updated July 20, 2017.)
  • The minimum overall first year GPA for 2018 is 9.0 out of 12 for students applying for admission to Business and Economics Co-op. Students must achieve the overall GPA requirement by the application deadline.  

    (In 2017, the actual average GPA of all students admitted to Business and Economics Co-op was 10.4.)
  • We begin interviewing candidates in early September. The deadline for eligible students to schedule interviews for admission to Business and Economics Co-op is Friday, September 14, 2018. Please note, we cannot guarantee the availability of interview time slots for students who delay scheduling until the deadline.
  • Candidates from Business and Economics will learn whether they were being offered admission to the Co-op Option on an anticipated date of Friday, September 28, 2018 at 1 p.m.. The deadline for accepting the offer of admission is an anticipated date of Monday, October 1, 2018.

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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