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 this will be 697.

Complete the Following to Register:

  • Download the syllabus
  • International Students: Visit with ISSO to arrange CPT for your work experience.
  • Fill out the Employment Acceptance Form on CyPoint (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.)
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to discuss the position.
  • Add ecscoop@iastate.edu to your email address book and watch for an email from this address.  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 ecscoop@iastate.edu 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 ecscoop@iastate.edu.  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
Spring
January 31 February 6
Spring/Summer
January 31 February 6
Summer
May 31 June 5
Summer/Fall
May 31 June 5
Fall
August 31
September 4