What is Boost?
Boost is made up of two components – a digital interview and an engineering program guarantee – both are optional and give you a chance to tell us more about you and your interests. We’ve got your grades but they only tell part of your story – after all you’re more than your GPA.
Completing the co-app is entirely up to you and can ONLY provide a boost to your application.
1. Engineering Program Guarantee
Lock in Your Passion
If you have applied to Engineering
You can secure your spot in your preferred Engineering program, before you have to accept your offer of admission.
Offers to programs will be awarded based on your academic profile and your Boost co-application. That way you’ll know if you have a spot reserved for you in your program of choice for your 2nd year.
2. Digital Interview
You are more than grades.
And while having good grades usually means you have the academic chops to do well in your classes, it’s your passion for science, technology & engineering that will help you succeed.
That’s why we created Boost.
Boost’s Digital Interview gives you the chance to tell us who you really are and demonstrate to us that you possess the traits of a future member of the Lassonde community – creativity, passion, ingenuity, rational thinking and confidence.
Completing your Digital Interview will help you elevate your application and launch you above the competition.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have applied to engineering and wish to be considered for Engineering Program Guarantees, then you need to submit your Program Choices in your Boost co-application.
We’ll email you a personalized Program Selection link between late February and mid March along with more info on next steps. The link will allow you to select your top choices for engineering specialization.
Keep in mind that even if you have an offer of admission to engineering, your Boost score will be combined with your academic profile for determining Engineering Program Guarantee offers.
Boost is entirely optional. It will be useful to participate if your GPA is near or below cut off range to help secure an offer.
This means that up to 1/4 of the spaces in each program are available for 2nd year.
Based on demand for any particular Engineering program, not necessarily all students offered admission will receive a guarantee.
Around half of our first year students usually have Engineering Program Guarantees, which means there is lots of space for choosing programs for 2nd year.