University Cooperative Education Program (UCEP)
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The Waterloo Catholic District School Board offers the University Cooperative Education Program (UCEP) in partnership with St. Jerome’s University, University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University.
Why participate in UCEP?
UCEP enables students to:
Students are responsible for their own transportation to the university campus, tuition and text book costs.
UCEP students are considered part-time university students and therefore have all of the same privileges and responsibilities. To be successful in this program, students need to be independent and self-motivated.
Students are placed with a supervisor or professor at one of the universities. They assist in a project and research work in an area of interest to them. (2 credits)
Grade 12 Courses
Students take one or two Grade 12 courses, taught by WCDSB teachers, at the university campus. Courses offered are dependent on student enrolment and may include: Math, English, Religion
In consultation with UCEP staff, students apply for part-time study at university for a .5 credit course. Acceptance by the university registrar is based on the student’s grade average and completed pre-requisite courses. Students are responsible for tuition costs and related expenses.
All forms are also available in the Co-op Office, or the Guidance Office at your school.