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. 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 Renaissance Engineer – creativity, passion, ingenuity, rational thinking and confidence.

Completing your Digital Interview will help you elevate your application and launch you above the competition.

2. 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I've been Admitted. Do I have to complete Boost?

If you have an offer of admission to our engineering program, you do not need to complete the 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.

I'm on the Waitlist. Do I have to complete Boost?

If you have been Waitlisted for our engineering program, we strongly recommend you complete Boost. We will email you a personalized link to complete the Boost Co-application between late April and early May.

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.

There is no decision on my application yet. Do I have to complete Boost?

Boost co-application is available to students who are on the Lassonde waitlist. Students are placed on a waitlist and invited to complete Boost if their average is near or below cut off range.
If you average improves, you will be placed on a waitlist, and we will invite to to complete the Boost Co-application.

Where can I select my area of engineering specialization?

We’ll email you a personalized Program Selection link between late April and early May along with more info on next steps. The link will allow you to select your top choices for engineering specialization.

Do I need to provide my Top 3 choices?

It’s your choice – you can select your program as early as your first enrollment appointment or wait until you’re in your second semester of your first year.   A common engineering first year offers you maximum flexibility if you ever change your mind.

Do I lose points if I don't do well on Boost?

No, Boost can only add to your academic profile.

When can I start working on my Boost Co-application?

We’ll send applicants an email invitation between late February and mid March to complete Boost.  Applicants will receive further instructions from us at that time.

How much time will I be given to complete Boost?

Your deadline will depend on when we receive your application. We will send you an email with information on when you should aim to have it completed.