Students must apply and be accepted to a co-op program. Students apply during the introductory professional development course.
To be considered for and to continue in a co-op program, a student must:
- Be a full-time student carrying a minimum of twelve (12) academic credit hours per term and be majoring in a discipline which includes cooperative education in the curriculum.
- Be able to complete the number of co-op terms for your major.
- Complete an introductory professional development course.
- Be willing to accept a co-op position in any geographic location within the continental United States.
- Be free of any academic deficiencies and meet the minimum GPA required by your college.
Students on a resident visa (green card) or an F-1 or J-1 visa are eligible to participate in the co-op program. F-1 or J-1 visa holders must complete one full year of classes in the U.S. before they are eligible for a co-op assignment. They can apply for the program in this year of study.
In certain disciplines, such as aerospace engineering, co-op opportunities for international students in the U.S. are limited or non-existent.