How to Register

Congratulations on your co-op or internship offer.  After you have accepted the position, you need to complete the registration process so that the appropriate ‘R’ credit course (zero credit, pass/fail) will appear on your transcript.  For undergrad students, this will be 396 for a summer internship or 398 for a semester-long co-op.  For graduate students, you need to work with your department and major professor.

Complete the Following to Register:

  • Download the syllabus
  • International Students: Visit with ISSO to arrange CPT for your work experience.
  • Fill out the Internship Registration Form  (Please attach your offer letter and  job description if available.  Failure to provide enough information about the type of work you will be doing will delay approval.) You will be redirected, use your ISU email and password to log in.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to discuss the position.
  • Add to your email address book and watch for an email from this address.  You can also look for emails with the subject Experiential Education or Internship/co-op in them. Once your co-op/internship is approved, you will receive an email with information on how to register for your class.  (All communication from Engineering Career Services during your co-op/internship will come from so be sure to add it to your address book to prevent important messages from ending up in your junk mail folder.)

Once you register your co-op or summer internship class, the following will apply:

  • You will be considered a full-time student
  • Unlike other schools, you will not be charged tuition and/or other fees (International students will continue to pay health insurance fees) (If you are working in the Ames area and want to use the recreation facilities, you will have to pay for that)
  • You will receive emails about assignments from  The course is a Satisfactory/Fail course that is graded on the completion of three easy to complete assignments that are intended to ensure that you have a good experiential learning experience. More information can be found on the course syllabus
  • After completing the experiential experience, an R credit (zero credit) course will appear on your transcript

         Registration Deadlines

Semester Registration Form Due Date Work Start By Date
January 31 February 6
January 31 February 6
May 31 June 5
May 31 June 5
August 31
September 4