Business and Economics Co-op

We will begin accepting applications for fall 2016 admission to Business and Economics Co-op in March 2016.

(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. (In 2016, the deadline is Monday, September 12.)

  • Applicants who meet the grade requirements for 2016 will be invited to schedule and attend an admission interview. Follow this link for information about the minimum GPA.
  • 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.
  • Enrolment is limited; there are always many more applicants interviewed than there are spaces for co-op students. (For example, we received applications from 689 Business and Economics students in 2015 and offered admission to 420 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.

Business and Economics Co-op

  • Business and Economics students may view a webinar with guidelines on applying to co-op.
  • The minimum overall first year GPA was 8.3 out of 12 for students applying for admission to Business and Economics Co-op in 2015. We will set the minimum for 2016 in July. Students must achieve the overall GPA requirement by the application deadline. (In 2015, the actual average GPA of all students admitted to Business and Economics Co-op was 9.9.)
  • We begin interviewing candidates in early September. The deadline for eligible students to schedule interviews for admission to Business and Economics Co-op was Thursday, September 24 in 2015. Please note, we cannot guarantee the availability of interview time slots for students who delay scheduling until the deadline.
  • In 2015, candidates from Business and Economics learned whether they were being offered admission to the Co-op Option on at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 22. The deadline for accepting the offer of admission was Monday, October 5, 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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