Cooperative Education Eligibility Requirements for CCIS Undergraduate Students
Every potential CCIS Co-op student must meet the following Eligibility Requirements in order to participate in Co-op:
- Pass a Co-op Prep Course before being referred for co-op.
- Making satisfactory progress toward their degree and have at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA to be eligible to go on Co-op.
- Satisfactorily complete the requirements and deadlines set by the CCIS co-op program.
- Be in the correct academic pattern for Co-op.
- Received a Satisfactory grade [S] and must have resolved any outstanding Incomplete [X] grades for previous Co-ops. Students who have received an [X] or an Unsatisfactory [U] grade must work with their individual coordinators to re-establish eligibility in accordance with the policies and requirements of their program.
- Resolve any previous disciplinary or academic probation issues, or have their Coordinator approve a plan to resolve these issues, prior to being referred to co-op jobs.
- All co-op jobs must be approved by their Coordinator prior to the start of employment.
- Meet employers required screenings prior to or during employment which may include physical examinations, criminal background checks, security clearances, and drug testing. Failure to participate in, complete, or pass these types of qualifying screenings may impact the student’s eligibility and/or opportunities for co-ops with special hiring requirements.
- External transfer students are not eligible for co-op until they have established a QPA at NU. Normally internal and external transfer students will complete a minimum of two semesters in CCIS before their first co-op.
Cooperative Education Appeals Process:
If a student does not meet the above requirements and/or the student’s Co-op Faculty Coordinator has determined he or she is ineligible to go on Co-op for a desired session, the student may appeal to the CCIS Academic Standing Committee. The committee, upon hearing the student’s appeal, will recommend an appropriate course of action. That recommendation is final and binding on all the parties.