Admissions Process

External Applicants           Internal Applicants

Enrolment is limited to insure that students receive a high level of assistance from our team, as well as quality work terms. Admission to the program is based on several factors including:

  • Academic achievement
  • Aptitude in applicable academic areas
  • Previous work / volunteer experience
  • Good communication skills

Application Procedures For External (Non-U of T Scarborough) Candidates

For students entering co-op directly from high school, or transferring from other universities (including Mississauga and downtown campuses of U of T), you can review application policies and procedures at our Admissions & Student Recruitment website.

Applicants already enrolled in or having completed a university program will be considered for admission with advanced standing credit where applicable.

Students from outside Ontario will be assessed individually. Applications from visa students are accepted; however, students should be aware that some government offices and private companies will hire only Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Given that admission is competitive, we will automatically consider you for alternate choices at U of T Scarborough (for regular computer and mathematical, humanities, life sciences, physical and environmental sciences, or social sciences programs) should your application for co-op not be approved.

Questions about admissions and scholarships for external candidates:

Admissions & Student Recruitment
Phone: (416) 287-7529
Email: utsc.admissions@utsc.utoronto.ca

 



Application Procedures For Internal (U of T Scarborough) Candidates


Deadlines

For consideration to begin the program in June, please apply by April 13.
For consideration to begin in September, please apply by July 30.

Admission Requirements

Enrolment into Arts & Science Co-op programs is limited. To qualify for internal admission to the Arts & Science Co-op Program, you must: 

  • Be currently enrolled at U of T Scarborough in an undergraduate program
  • Have a cGPA of 2.5 or higher. Confirm your program-specific cGPA on the UTSC Calendar
  • Have completed a minimum of 4.0 credits
  • Have completed the courses required for your program. Please check the UTSC Calendar for program specific course information

Please be aware that the CGPA of 2.5 must be maintained to remain in the co-op program.

Will you have 10 or more credits by September?

Students with fewer than 10 FCEs are normally considered for internal admission to the Arts & Science Co-op program. If you have 13 or more credits, you won't be eligible for internal admission to the program.

If you have between 10-13 credits, you're welcome to apply, but exceptions apply for certain academic programs.

Note that joining the co-op program with between 10 - 13 credits will extend your degree completion time by up to 1 year. You're encouraged to connect with the Co-op Success/Program Coordinator to discuss your co-op sequencing options.

Hoping to start in co-op during the summer term?

If you’re applying to the April Subject POSt request period, you must be available to complete COPB50, Foundations For Success In Arts & Science Co-op, in the summer term (starting in late May or early June).

How to apply

Not currently enrolled in a Co-op Program?

If you're already enrolled at U of T Scarborough, but not in a Co-op Program and would like to be considered for a transfer into an Arts & Science Co-op Program, please follow the steps below:  

  1. Complete the supplementary application form: Complete the form and email your completed form to askcoop@utoronto.ca by the deadline.
     
  2. Request Co-op subject POSt on ACORN: Apply subject POSt to the desired co-op program in ACORN during a limited program application period. Check the Office of the Registrar's website or the registration guide for the dates to request subject POSts.
     
  3. Accept Co-op subject POSt on ACORN: After the request period closes, check your status on ACORN to verify that you have been invited to your requested subject POSt. You must then accept the program invitation to your approved co-op program by the designated deadline.

Failure to complete any of these steps by the designated deadline will result in your application not being considered.

Already enrolled in a Co-op Program?

If you're already enrolled at U of T Scarborough in Arts & Science Co-op and would like to apply to or change a Co-op Subject POSt, please follow the steps below:  

  1. Request a change of subject POSt to the desired co-op program in ACORN. Check the Office of the Registrar's website or the registration guide for the dates to request subject POSts.
     
  2. After the request period closes, check your status on ACORN to verify that you have been invited to your requested subject POSt.
     
  3. You must then accept the program invitation to your approved co-op program by the provided deadline. Failure to do this will result in your application not being considered.

If you have questions about the form or applying to the Arts & Science Co-op Program, contact:

Arts & Science Co-op
Phone: 416-287-7260
Email: askcoop@utoronto.ca