How to apply
What grades do I need?
Though this is not the only criteria for admission, Co-op has minimum grade requirements, which vary for each different Co-op program. Once enrolled, you must maintain a minimum GPA, which also varies by Program, or you will be removed from Co-op.
CEGEP students require the minimum CRC scores to be accepted into Co-op:
Faculty of Arts & Science:
- Anthropology: 28
- Actuarial Math: 31
- Applied Math / Stats: 28
- Chemistry / Biochemistry: 28
- Economics: 28
- Journalism: 28
- Physics / Biophysics: 27
- Political Science: 30
- Sociology: 28
- Translation: 28
- Computer Science: 24
- Engineering: 24
Faculty of Fine Arts:
- Art History: 27
John Molson School of Business:
- Accountancy: 29
- Business Technology Management: 27
- Finance: 29
- Human Resource Management: 27
- International Business: 27
- Marketing: 27
- Supply Chain Operations Management: 27
Current Concordia students who meet the following minimum GPA requirements may be considered for the Co-op program:
- Anthropology: 2.7
- Actuarial Math: 3.5
- Applied Math / Stats: 3.3
- Chemistry / Biochemistry: 2.7
- Economics: 3.0
- Journalism: 2.7
- Physics / Biophysics: 2.7*
- Political Science: 3.5
- Sociology: 2.7
- Translation: 3.3 (Translation students must also take a test)
- Engineering and Computer Science: 2.5**
- John Molson School of Business: 3.0
- MBA: 3.3
- Fine Arts: 2.7
* Physics students should also refer to the admission requirements for our Professional Experience option.
**Engineering and computer science students should also refer to the admission requirements for our Industrial Experience option.
If you are a current Concordia student and would like to enroll in Co-op for the remainder of your degree, consult the following:
- Faculty of Engineering & Computer Science: contact Salvatore Colavita (advisor, registration & scheduling) at 514-848-2424 x3254 or Salvatore.Colavita@concordia.ca
- Faculty of Fine Arts: consult Dr. Elaine Paterson (Academic Director, Art History Co-op) at 514-848-2424 x4605 or Elaine.email@example.com
- John Molson School of Business: contact Tony Petrozza (administrative assistant, JMSB Co-op programs) at 514-848-2424 x4117 or firstname.lastname@example.org
International students accepted into a Co-op program will be provided information by the International Students Office on how to apply for a work permit.
- You may be recommended to Co-op by your Faculty or by the Academic Director of your Department. Most students who meet the grade requirements receive the recommendation.
- We send you a letter with details on how to proceed.
- We may ask you to provide a summary of past work experience and a statement of the reasons for your interest in studying in the co-op format.
- You may be interviewed by an appropriate Co-op committee. (All individuals applying to the co-op option in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science are exempt from the intake interview, but are required to submit a letter of intent and a résumé with their application form.)
- We evaluate your grades, any materials you submitted, your interview, as well as your extracurricular activities, communication skills, motivation, personality, and drive.
- You may receive an invitation to join from the Director of the Institute for Co-operative Education, who makes a final decision on whether to accept or reject an applicant. Most students who do the intake interview receive approval from the Co-op Director.