1st Year Students Can Still Apply to Co-op

Posted on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Updated - March 17th, 2020

If you are a 1st year student interested in transferring into co-op, it may not be too late for you to apply! 

The Experiential Learning Hub is now accepting applications from 1st year students for co-op. Interested students must go through the co-op application process. Students applying should be studying full-time and have a 70% cumulative average to be considered and there must be space available in the co-op program you are applying to. 

Applications for the following programs are now being accepted: 

Deadline to apply is April 3rd, 2020 (4:00pm) - email completed application packages to recruit@uoguelph.ca

Bachelor of Arts 

  • Economics 
  • International Development Studies 
  • Mathematical Economics 
  • Political Science

Bachelor of Applied Sciences

  • Adult Development 
  • Child, Youth & Family

Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management

  • Food Industry Management

Bachelor of Commerce 

  • Food & Agricultural Business 
  • Hotel & Food Administration
  • Management 
  • Management Economics & Finance 
  • Marketing Management
  • Public Management
  • Real Estate & Housing

Bachelor of Computing

  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering 

Bachelor of Engineering 

  • Biological Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Systems & Computing
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering

Bachelor of Science

  • Biological & Medical Physics
  • Chemical Physics
  • Environmental Geomatics
  • Food Science
  • Marine & Fresh Water Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Nanoscience
  • Physics

**Applications are not reviewed until "First Year Review" has been completed. Students should not expect to receive offers until early July 2020. 

Note- Undeclared students must declare the major they are applying for on their co-op application. 

Applying to Co-op 

  • Any interested students must go through the co-op application process.

  • 2 forms (Co-op Admission Request Form & the Academic/ Work Sequence Agreement Form) must be filled out and emailed to the Experiential Learning Hub (recruit@uoguelph.ca) The deadline to apply is Friday April 3rd, by 4:00pm. *If you are changing your major/specialization, you will also need to include an approved Undergraduate Schedule of Studies Change form. (Update during COVID-19) ​*If you are required to submit an Undergraduate Schedule of Studies Change form and cannot acquire your Program Counsellor's signature, omit the document from your application package and we will follow up at a later date to have it submitted. 

  • The forms are available at the Experiential Learning Hub, or online by clicking here.

  • Students applying should be studying full-time (unless accommodation agreements are in place with the co-op office) and have a 70% cumulative average to be considered and there must be space available in the co-op program you are applying to.

The Co-op Advantage

  • Receive a higher starting salary

  • More successful job search after graduation

  • Gain career related experience

  • Supplement your portfolio

  • Gain confidence with job searching

  • Build strong work references

  • Get your foot in the door

If you have any questions about the co-op application process, please email, recruit@uoguelph.ca 

Good Luck!!!