Co-op eligibility

To be admitted to an Arts co-op plan before second year (2A), you must have:

  • A minimum of 1 course (0.5 unit) or 2 courses (1.0 units) completed in your major
  • An average of at least 70% in your major (see notes 1 and 2).
  • An average of at least 60% overall (cumulative)
  • A minimum of 8 courses (4.0 units) completed prior to admission to co-op
  • A maximum of 13 courses (6.5 units) completed prior to admission to co-op

Note 1: Students in Honours Arts and Business also need at least a 70% average in their Honours Arts and Business courses.

Note 2: Students requesting the Honours Liberal Studies plan require at least a 70% Faculty of Arts average.

Note 3: Students who transfer into the Faculty of Arts from another Waterloo Faculty, or another postsecondary institution, may be ineligible for admission to an Arts co-op plan based on how many academic units have been completed previously and how many (if any) co-op work terms they've previously completed. Students are encouraged to clarify their eligibility with their academic advisor as part of the process of transferring to Arts.