Co-op Eligibility and Requirements
First year students should attend all Co-op workshops, held in both the Fall and Spring semesters of their freshman year.
In order to be eligible to participate in Co-op interviews for their first work term, students must complete all first year course requirements (excluding humanities and gym), and be in good academic standing.
Students must be enrolled in MA 123 and MA 124 in the Spring semester in order to interview for a Summer position.
If a student is unable to begin the Spring semester with MA 123, then he/she can complete or transfer in MA 124 in Summer Session 1. Once a passing grade or transfer credit is posted for MA 124 at the conclusion of Summer Session 1, the student may then enter the interviewing and pairing process for the Fall period.
Taking Courses at Stevens While on Co-op
For students entering Stevens starting in Fall 2015 semester and after:
Students entering Fall 2015 or later may take a maximum of 2 evening courses per term, after 6:00pm, while out on a Co-op work term. There is no financial aid or scholarship available for courses taken while on Co-op.
For students who entered Stevens before Fall 2015 semester:
Students who entered the University before Fall 2015 may take a maximum of 2 evening courses per term, after 6:00pm, while out on a Co-op work term.
One (1) course, per Co-op work term, will be covered by a Co-op grant valued at 3 tuition credits. University fees must still be paid.
In order to receive the Co-op grant, please follow the process below:
- Complete the Learning Agreement with a Co-op staff member upon receiving a job offer.
- Follow the registration dates posted on the Registrar's website.
- Register for classes
Co-op requirements for all students
- Students must complete one summer of study
- To maximize your co-op experience, we require one “return” work term at an organization
Students can begin working as early as the summer after they complete their first year studies if they have completed all first year requirements with a minimum of a 2.2 GPA.