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Registering Your Co-op

Co-op Enrollment

For notes on co-op approval, see the section below.

To enroll your co-op: 

Report the position to Co-op & Career Services:

 

Students should also notify:

  • Financial Aid: Report the co-op block through eServices: Log-in and click Financial Aid & Scholarships > Change of Enrollment
  • Housing: If applicable, contact Housing Operations to adjust your contract, housing@rit.edu

 

Co-op Prerequisites
Be sure you complete the following prerequisites before registering for co-op:

  • SWEN-262 (Engineering of Software Subsystems)
  • COMM-253 (Professional Communications)
  • Attendance at a Co-op Orientation Session

 

Enrollment notes:

  • You may take maximum one course while on co-op. If you are enrolled in classes for the term, email contact@se.rit.edu. You will need to include if you would like to be dropped from all classes or if you want to stay in one course while you are on co-op.
  • Co-op is registered on your schedule as a 0 credit class. While on co-op, you are considered a full-time student. However, during co-op, students are not eligible to receive financial aid, including private alternative loans. Contact your Financial Aid counselor with any questions.
  • Report your co-op within one week of accepting a position. If you do not register your co-op promptly, you are putting your health insurance, financial aid and student loans at risk.
  • Full-time students must complete a minimum of 3 co-op blocks (2 semesters and one summer). Additional co-op blocks are permitted, with advisor approval, up to a maximum of 6 blocks total.

 

Co-op Approval
If you found your co-op using Handshake:

  • Positions found through RIT’s Handshake and labeled for Software Engineers are typically pre-approved. However, you should use your judgment; if a position does not look appropriate contact Jill Jablonski with any questions, jsjoce@rit.edu.

 

If you found your co-op using a method other than Handshake:

  • Before accepting your offer, you should review the position with Jill Jablonski, the Software Engineering coordinator in the Co-ops and Career Services Office. 
  • Provide Jill the following information:
    • Company name
    • Company address
    • Point of contact, including phone & email
    • Description of the duties of the position
    • Required qualifications for the position
    • Technologies with which you will work