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:

Fill out the Internship Registration Form  (Please attach your offer letter and  job description.  Failure to provide enough information about the type of work you will be doing will delay approval.) You will be redirected to SharePoint, use your ISU email and password to log in.
Once your registration is approved, you will receive an email from with information on how to add the course to your schedule. If you don’t see this email, please look in your junk mail. If you haven’t added the course to your schedule by June 1st, it will be added for you and you will be expected to complete the 3 assignments. 
International Students Only: Visit with ISSO to arrange CPT for your work experience.

Download and review the syllabus: Course Syllabus


Add, and to your email address book and watch for emails from these address.  You can also look for emails with the subject Experiential Education or Internship/co-op in them. Please check your junk mail if you’re not receiving any emails.

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

  • You will be considered a full-time student.
  • 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 and 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 learning experience. More information can be found on the course syllabus.
  • After completing the co-op or internship, an ‘R’ credit (zero credit) course will appear on your transcript.

Other items to take care of:

  • If you have college of engineering scholarships contact Student Services Office at  or they are located in 1300 Marston Hall
    • Scholarships will never be taken away, just put on hold until you return to campus
  • If you have financial aid or other university scholarships contact the Financial Aid Office at or they are located at 0210 Beardshear Hall, 515-294-2223
    • You might not receive financial aid since you aren’t paying tuition for the intern/co-op course but please check with Financial Aid to be certain
  • If you need to change your university housing contact the Department of Residence at 2419 Friley Hall, 515-294-2900, or

         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