Admission requirements

High Academic Standards
Admission to the Major (Co-op) Program in Public Policy is based on high academic standing and an exceptional co-op application profile. Students in the Major (Co-op) Program in Public Policy are also expected to have strong critical thinking, communication and quantitative skills.

The majority of students in the program are admitted directly from secondary school with a minimum Grade 12 average in the low 80s.

Enrolment Requirements
The minimum qualifications for entry are 4.0 credits, plus a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

Current Co-op Students:
Students admitted to a Co-op Degree POSt in their first year of study must request a Co-op Subject POSt on ACORN upon completion of 4.0 credits and must meet the minimum qualifications for entry as noted above.

Prospective Co-op Students:
In addition to requesting the program on ACORN, prospective Co-op students (i.e., those not yet admitted to a Co-op Degree POSt) must also submit a Co-op Supplementary Application Form, which is available from the Arts & Science Co-op Office website. Submission deadlines follow the Limited Enrolment Program Application Deadlines set by the Office of the Registrar each year. Failure to submit both the Supplementary Application Form and the program request on ACORN will result in that student’s application not being considered.