Admissions - September 2022
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status (See Mature Student definition for details.)
- Grade 12 compulsory English, C (min 60%) or U (min 50%), or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1250) (min 60%), or equivalent
- Grade 12 Mathematics, C (min 55%) or U (min 50%), or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics (MATH1375) min 55%
- For more information on preparatory programs, visit Academic Upgrading
Note re: admission requirements
- Effective September 2021, applicants with transcripts from institutions where the language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency with a minimum test score on one of the following language proficiency tests or equivalent scores from another internationally recognized English language test:
- IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
- TOEFL iBT 88
- CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60
- PTE Academic 58
- Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6
- An academic strength is calculated by averaging the submitted marks of required subjects. Minimum average considered is 70%. If more than one mark is received for a required subject, the highest mark will be used in the calculation.
- Ten (10) additional marks are added to each Advanced level, OAC, U, U/C, and post-secondary course used in the calculation of academic strength.
- A sound mathematical and English background is important for success in this program and is considered during the admission selection process. Minimum cutoffs apply.
- Students should apply directly into the co-op stream via OCAS (Program 0013C).
- Students who are accepted in to the 3-year non-co-op program (0013) who wish to transfer into the co-op stream after completing levels 1 and 2 of the program will be informed of the application deadline and process to apply for the Co-op Stream. Students who applied and were admitted to the co-op stream (0013C) through OCAS do not need to reapply, they simply need to maintain their eligibility. Academic eligibility does not guarantee students admittance into the co-op stream as labour market conditions determine the number of co-op seats in two stream co-op programs.
- To be considered for the co-op stream, students must achieve a minimum 70% SWA in Level 1 with no failed or dropped courses.
- Academic eligibility for a co-op work term is based on the term that occurs two terms prior to any work term. If this term is also a co-op work term, then work term eligibility will be based on the student's achievement during the preceding academic 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.
- In the case of back to back work terms eligibility to participate in consecutive work terms will be granted upon approval to participate in the initial work term.
- Where two or more work terms occur back to back, should a student fail to achieve academic eligibility for the first work term, their eligibility for the second work term will be based on the term that occurs two terms prior to the second 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.
- To be eligible for a co-op work term, students must achieve 70% SWA up to and including Level 3 with no more than 2 failed or dropped courses.
- Note: Students that are in the two-year Business Marketing Program (non co-op) or the three-year Business Administration Marketing program (non co-op) will be given an opportunity to apply to the Business Administration Marketing co-op stream after successfully completing level 1. (Fall intake only)
Pathways and credit transfer
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)
Learn more about PLAR.
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.