How to Maintain Your Status in Co-op

Eligibility to Remain in Co-op

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Cumulative GPA (cGPA)

Once you’ve completed at least 3 FCEs–including failed courses, the Registrar will start assessing your eligibility to continue in Co-op at the end of each semester. They’ll be looking for a cGPA of 2.5 or greater since beginning your studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough (or in other Arts and Science divisions of the University).

Use the chart below to determine your status:

If your cGPA is Your Status in Co-op is What Does This Mean?
greater than 2.5 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’ll have one semester to clear probation by achieving a cGPA of 2.50 or better in the next 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.

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. After this second semester, if you haven’t achieved a cGPA of 2.5 or higher, you will be removed from the program.
Eligibility for work term while on probation: If you’re on co-op probation, you may not apply for a work term until you have successfully cleared your probation. 
However, 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 successfully clearing probation. 
Your work term sequences will be adjusted accordingly by the Co-op office.
less than 2.3 removed from Co-op Students who have attempted at least 3 FCEs and have a cGPA of less than 2.3 will be removed from the program.

For more information including the process, and options to reapply to the program, see the section on removal from Co-op.

Course Load

You must be registered as a full-time student during all terms from the time that you begin until graduation, meaning that you need to be enrolled in at least 3 courses per semester or 1.5 FCEs. The recommended full-time course load is 2.5 FCEs per trimester. 

That being said, some students may require an academic accommodation through a reduced course load. Fewer courses will mean some changes to your work term sequencing and degree progress, so we recommend schedule an appointment with your student development coordinator to learn more about these details.