|The UPEI Co-op Program is an integrated approach to university education which enables students to alternate academic terms on campus with work terms in suitable employment. The success of such programs is founded on the principle that students are able to apply theoretical knowledge from course studies in the workplace and return to the classroom with practical workplace experience. Students who successfully complete all the requirements of the program will have the notation entered on their transcripts and on the graduation parchment.
Students accepted into the program, complete at least three 14-week paid work terms and three professional development courses. Credits earned through completion of work terms are counted as general electives (i.e. free or non-business electives).The Co-op option is available to full-time students in any specialization within the Faculty of Business. Applications to the Co-op Education Program are normally made after completion of the first year of study.
|Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*
|70 to 100
|These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
In the undergraduate Business Administration degree programs, students may apply and be considered for admission to Co-operative Education after completion of the first or second year. The normal prerequisite for admission is an average of 70% in all courses to date. In the "two plus two" programs, students may apply upon entrance to the University. Students will be admitted to Co-op on the basis of their interest, aptitude and assessed ability, usually determined through an interview, to combine successfully the academic requirements with the requirements of the Co-op Program. Students not admitted in one year may reapply the next. Please visit the website for complete program requirements.
- 2 of Social Science or International Languages or Science
- International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550-5.5]
|Application Notes :
|The language of instruction at the University of Prince Edward Island is English. All academically admissible applicants, regardless of their country of origin or citizenship status, are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language prior to undertaking studies at the University of Prince Edward Island. Proficiency may be demonstrated by: 1. Three years of full-time study in English in Canada or in another country where English is a principal language (as recognized by UPEI); evidence of bilingualism (English and another language) is acceptable for those applicants educated in Canada in a language other than English; OR 2. Submission of an official test score at or above the acceptable minimum, such as: IELTS (Academic) - overall score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing no other band below 6; TOEFL paper-based test - 550 with minimum TWE of 5.5; TOEFL internet-based test - 80 with minimum of 20 in each category; MELAB - 80; CanTEST - 4.5; CAEL - 60; Pearson Test of English - 58; Cambridge Advanced English - CAE A-C: 176-184 after Jan 1/15; or Eiken - Pre-1.
* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.
* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.