Applied Research (Optional Co-op)

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Admissions - January 2023

Admission requirements

  • An Ontario College diploma, advanced diploma or degree or equivalent.
    • Submission of a current resume
  • AND
    • A two-page single spaced letter of application stating your research goals and indicating how your education and experience to date have prepared you for entry into the program.
  • Please use the following questions to complete the letter of application: Why are you interested in a career in research? What specific areas of applied research are you interested in? Why are you a strong candidate for this program?

Note re: admission requirements

Graduate Certificate (Excluding TESL) and Exception Diploma Programs Standard Language Requirements:

  • IELTS overall band of 7.0 with no band less than 6.0, writing 7.0
  • TOEFL iBT 93
  • CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60
  • PTE Academic 63

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Admission procedures

  • Applicants must submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.

Program requirements

  • Academic eligibility for a co-op work term is based on the term that occurs two terms prior to any work term. Should a student's academic performance decline considerably (including cumulative missed courses) during the term just prior to any work term, the college reserves the right to withdraw the student from the upcoming work term.
  • Students may only defer one work term regardless of the reason(s) (e.g. failed or missed work term).
  • Students who do not successfully complete their deferred work term will be removed from the co-op stream.
  • Since only one work term may be failed/deferred regardless of the reason(s), should a subsequent work term be missed/failed/unsecured (not successfully completed for any reason) the student will be immediately removed from the co-op stream.
  • Students who are discontinued are not eligible for co-op work terms.

Pathways and credit transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Disclaimer

The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College. Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.