Maintaining Your Status in Co-op

Eligibility to Remain in Co-op

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Cumulative GPA (cGPA)

Once you’ve attempted at least three FCEs -- which include failed courses -- the Co-op Office and the Registrar's Office will start assessing your eligibility to continue in co-op at the end of each semester.  We'll be looking for a cGPA of 2.5 or greater since beginning your studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough. 

Glossary:

  • GPA:  Grade Point Average: your average for the semester.
  • cGPA:  cumulative Grade Point Average: your overall average calculated on the basis of all courses taken so far.

​Find out more about how these are calculated with the GPA calculator at http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/webapps/aacc-tools/GPA_calculator/index.cgi


How do I know my status in the program?

While it's our goal to help each student reach graduation with a resume full of successful, solid work experiences, we recognize that sometimes things don't work out.

Use this chart below to determine your standing in the co-op program.  If you're in good standing, you'll receive emails from the office letting you know that you're progressing to the next stage in the program.

For example, if you've successfully met the requirements to continue in co-op, you'll be notified that you've been auto enrolled in COPB51 or that you have access to our job board to begin applying for jobs.

If you haven't met the requirements to continue, you'll be notified that you've been placed in a probation period or you have been removed from the program.

If your cGPA is Your Status in Co-op is What Does This Mean?
2.5 or higher In Good Standing Keep up the great work!

You must maintain your cGPA of 2.5 or higher to remain in the co-op program.

Between 2.3 and 2.49 On Probation
If you have a cGPA between 2.30 and 2.49, you’ll be placed on probation. 
 

Probation period: You have one semester to clear probation by achieving a cGPA of 2.50 or better in the next semester. If after one semester, you achieve a sessional GPA of at least 2.5 but your cGPA is not 2.5 or higher, your probation period may be extended for one more semester.
 
Need a little help? Take advantage of a number resources from the Academic Advising & Career Centre (AA&CC), including those designed to overcome academic difficulties.


 
Eligibility for work term while on probation: During a probation period, you won't be able to apply for co-op positions (either through CSM or independently) until you have successfully cleared the terms of probation that were outlined in your notification e-mail/letter. 
 
Seeking a work term while on probation. If your co-op eligibility changes during youur seeking term (for example, you move from being in good standing to being on probation), you won't be able to view and submit any applications on the job board (CSM). This is to allow your time to focus on your studies.
That said, any pending applications will be honoured and if you're selected for an interview, you'll be able to attend and receive offers.
 
Permission to complete a secured work term while on probation.  If your cGPA falls below 2.50 after having secured a work term through the job search process, you can complete the work term but can only participate in your next recruitment cycle after you've successfully cleared probation.
 
Below 2.3 Removed from Co-op

Students who have attempted at least three FCEs and have a cGPA of less than 2.3 will be removed from the Co-op program.

If you'd like to reapply to the co-op program after being removed, keep in mind that any decisions to readmit you are made on a case-by-case basis.  The best person to speak with about your individual situation is the Academic Program or Co-op Advisor.

To help boost your academics, you should take advantage of the online and in-person resources offered at the Academic Advising & Career Center (AA&CC) including those designed to overcome academic difficulties.

Permission to complete a secured work term after removal from co-op. If your cGPA falls below 2.30 and you're removed from the program, you won't be able to view job postings or submit any applications.Any pending job applications will not be honoured. That said, if you've already secured a work term, you will be allowed to fulfill that commitment.

Course Load

For questions regarding the recommended course load, click here to learn more details.