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 a Lassonde program(s), you do not need to complete the Digital Interview.

If you have applied to engineering and wish to be considered for only the program that you listed on your application for the Engineering Program Guarantee, 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.

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

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

No, Boost can only add to your academic profile.

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.

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.

Where can I select my area of engineering specialization?

In your Boost profile. We’ll email you a personalized Program Selection link in late February 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 – if you provided a program selection in your application, and you would like to be considered for only that program, you don’t need to resubmit it.  If you wish to change that selection or provide additional programs you’d like to be considered for, then submit these in your Boost profile. 

Will I be considered for all my choices?

Yes – we will consider you for all the engineering program choices that you submit.

How are Engineering Program Guarantees determined?

Engineering Program Guarantee offers will be determined using your Engineering Achievement Score.  Your Engineering Achievement Score combines your academic profile – using your grades in mid-May (for current high school students that means we’ll be looking at your second semester mid-terms) – with your Boost score.  This means that if you have a high average, you may choose not to complete the Digital Interview component of Boost.

How many Engineering Program Guarantees offers are made?

Up to 3/4 of the spaces in each engineering program will be reserved in the Engineering Program Guarantee.

This means that at least 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.

What if I want to change Engineering programs before 2nd year?

If you change your mind about your program during your first year, or if you aren’t sure now which Engineering program you are most interested in – that’s ok – we guarantee that some of the spaces in each program will be available for students to choose after their 1st year.  You can apply to change programs for your 2nd year.   These spaces are allocated based on you GPA in your Lassonde studies.