High school students must have a minimum average of 80% to apply to the co-op program. Once accepted to the University of Guelph, the student must maintain a 70% cumulative average in the first 2 semesters of full-time study in order to continue in the co-op program.
First year in-course students must maintain a 70% cumulative average in their academic semester(s) prior to admission to the co-op program. There must also be space in the co-op program in which they wish to be admitted.
External transfer students must meet normal admission requirements, as well as submit an official transcript from their previous educational institution, and may be required to achieve a minimum 70% cumulative average prior to participating in the co-op employment process. An academic and work schedule must also be approved by the academic department prior to the student being accepted into the co-op program.