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Updated on Thursday, February 27

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QUESTION: I might not get the required 75% average to get into the honours major I want (political science) If I do a course over the summer and pull up my average, can I still apply for co op in 2nd year or have I completely fucked myself over?

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  1. How far you off? You can petition if its in the vicinity.

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    1. probably about 72-74. I did much worse on my midterm than expected so it'll drag everything down a little bit.

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    2. Ok so just work really hard this term to salvage the situation. After that kill a course or 2 over the summer and you'll be over 75 in no time. But just don't screw these 2 things up

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  2. Go talk to Dr. Kitchen about your options program wise (she is the advisor). Plus, it isn't too late. Go in to office hours for your profs and TAs to make sure you fully understand the material before you head into finals or final assignments.
    Which course are you taking? PSCI 150? Because you have the final and book write up to do yet...and the case isn't back yet.
    Don't give up!

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    1. Lmfao. I saw "Dr. Kitchen" on the recent comments and was preparing to read a sexist joke involving sarcastic medical advice.

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  3. Hey OP, I was in the same boat as you last year, different major though. And no, you haven't fucked yourself over. Co-op doesn't start until Winter for you, so you still have time to take spring courses during the term and bring your marks up since interviews are in the fall. The end of spring is the latest time they will accept submissions for co-op.

    I also suggest that you take ENGL210F (online course) over the summer, since its also an Arts and Business requirement course (assuming you're in arbus with co-op). Its a fairly easy course and it can definitely boost your marks up, alongside the extra political science course you'll be taking over the spring term. Take PoliSci 231 if you can, if its offered during the spring. It counts as another required course you need to take to complete the arbus requirements. By taking the course, not only can you use it to boost up your major average, but you just knocked off one of arbus's degree requirements.

    Even if you're one percent off of the 75% average needed, they're usually lenient and let you continue in with co-op. However, that being said I highly suggest that you email your academic advisor, Susan Andrews, or your Political Science advisor to let them know of your issue ahead of time. That way, they can give you the green light to take Spring courses.

    I hope you'll be able to be readmitted back into co-op. It'll really boost chances of employment in the future. And try to build your resume up during the Spring term. Everything counts.

    Good luck! And hope this helped you out a bit.

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