Be registered full-time in the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Option or specialization in Accounting) program and maintain a full-time status during all study terms, including the one after the last work term
Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 6 in courses taken at the University of Ottawa
Have completed all course requirements for first and second year of the program in order to follow the approved work-study sequence
Students who do not follow the course sequence due to equivalencies granted at the time of admission must communicate with the Undergraduate Office of the Telfer School as soon as possible, and no later than the end of their first study term, to discuss their eligibility with an Academic Advisor.
CO-OP programs have limited enrolment. Meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee you a place. Admission is based on your CGPA. We admit those with the highest CGPA first.
Note: Once you are officially admitted to the co-op program, in other words, once an offer of admission has been sent to you from the CO-OP Office, you must attend a mandatory workshop before accepting your offer of admission. Please note that this workshop takes place in the in March of your 2nd year and you must make yourself available and register.
Sequence 1 - students hired by a CPA organization for their 1st work term will follow this sequence
Year of Study
Sequence 2 - by default, all students follow this sequence (see note for sequence 1)
When applying for regular admission to the University, you can also apply for direct admission to any CO-OP program except Biomedical Science, Translation and graduate-level programs. The average mark required to be eligible for direct admission into CO-OP is
80% or higher for students admitted in first year.
75% or higher for applicants who have completed at least two years of CEGEP.
To keep your reserved placement in CO-OP, you must obtain a cumulative grade point average of at least 8.0 and meet the admission requirements of your chosen CO-OP program until you are formally admitted into the Program (September 30 or February 1 of your second year of studies, depending on the program). Otherwise, you will lose your reserved spot in CO-OP and have to compete with regular applicants for admission.
If you apply for direct admission and are not granted a placement, don't worry. You can re-apply during your second year at University (see section 2)
2 - Applying once at the University of Ottawa
You can apply for CO-OP after you have registered at the University of Ottawa. Application deadlines and admission requirements vary from program to program, so be sure to check individual program pages online for specific information.
Steps to follow in order to apply from the University via UoZone:
From the Applications menu, click on CO-OP Navigator
If you have any questions about your application, please contact our office by phone at 613 562-5741 or by e-mail at [email protected] .
Application Deadline: February 1st of your second year of studies