Co-op credit for Stat 812

Statistics MSc students in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science are generally required to obtain credit for the consulting courses STAT 811 and STAT 812 as part of their program. The principal purpose of this requirement is to ensure that students have practice dealing with clients in a consulting context. Both STAT 811 and STAT 812 are offered as regular courses in fall and spring semester. However, with the approval of their senior supervisor, students may earn credit for STAT 812 through a co-operative-education work term in any semester. In order to get credit for STAT 812 in this way:

  1. Students should ask their supervisor to write to the Director of the Statistical Consulting Service to request the approval for STAT 812 credit. The supervisor should cc the Graduate Program Secretary, the Graduate Program Chair and the student when making the request to the Director of the Statistical Consulting Service.
  2. Once students receive approval from the Director of the Statistical Consulting Service, they may register for a co-op term.  However, to avoid paying a higher fee, students should refrain from registering for STAT 812 until the semester following the co-op.
  3. Before the registration period begins for the semester following the co-op, students should forward their approval for STAT 812 credit to the Graduate Program Secretary, along with a request to be registered for STAT 812 G200 in the upcoming semester (section G200 is graded S/U). 
  4.  Students will submit, at the end of the co-op, a report outlining their relevant activities to the Director of the Statistical Consulting Service. The Director will assign an  S/U grade to the report and inform the Graduate Program Secretary of the grade.

Notes: (i) Actuarial students do not need credit for STAT 811 or STAT 812 to graduate. (ii) Co-op work terms are normally not allowed in the last semester of a degree program.