How to Register Your Co-op

Summer 2021 Co-op Dates: May 26-August 20, 2021

Summer 2021 Co-op Registration Application Deadline: May 26, 2021

(Summer 2021 co-op registration processing will begin on March 1st, the first day of summer open registration.)

Spring 2021 Co-op Dates: January 11 - April 30, 2021  (Contact the co-op office if you aquire a co-op after the deadline to register)

To register for your CO-OP course (TECH 2890, 3890 or 4890), you will need to provide your personal information as well as the following information to complete the registration form:

Name, street address, web address of the Employer.
Name, title, email, phone of your expected co-op supervisor or hiring authority.
Your co-op position title and description.
Dates, hours, and number of weeks you will be working.
Compensation for your employment.

Register Summer 2021 Co-op  

International students should also consult with the International Programs and Partnerships Office for more information regarding the appropriate work authorization requirements.*

Note: Non-traditional E-Campus students in the Management and Technology (M&T) and Quality Systems (QS) degree completion programs should consult with their assigned faculty advisor regarding co-op requirements..  M&T students should consult with Program Advisor, Dr. Shelley Waltonen Moore, at swmoore@bgsu.edu and QS students should consult with Program Advisor,. Dr. Chris Kluse at ckluse@bgsu.edu before proceeding further. 

  1. Co-op Registration Application is submitted by the student.
  2. The Co-op Office reviews your application first to confirm that it has all of the information and meets the co-op requirements. The Co-op Office will contact you if there are any questions. If approved by the Co-op Office;
  3. Your application is then sent to the chair of your program for final approval.    
  4. The chair of your program and is reviewing the information on your co-op registration application for:
    1. Is your proposed co-op related to your major?
    2. Are you working one full semester, 40 hours a week?
              (or 20 hours/week for 2 consecutive semesters, if applying for the part-time format)
    3. Are you being supervised/mentored? (students cannot be self employed).   
    4. Are you being paid a reasonable wage as set forth by the U.S. Department of Labor.
  5. Upon approval by both parties your co-op registration application is sent forward for registration for the 4-credit hour tech. co-op course.
  6. Students should monitor their BGSU email for updates and notifications.

A part-time co-op registration will only show that you are registered for your co-op during the FIRST semester of the 2 semester, part-time format.  

A part-time co-op occurs over two consecutive semester, but all official paperwork is processed the first semester.

DURING THE 1st SEMESTER

  • Apply/Register for your co-op course.
  • Pay the 4 credit hours of tuition for the co-op course.
  • Complete and your co-op report and co-op photo.
  • Work at least 20 hours each week.
  • At the end of this semester, you will temporarily receive a grade of "IP" which will then be changed to an "S", pending successful completion of ALL co-op requirements listed above and below.

DURING THE 2nd SEMESTER

YOU DO NOT NEED TO RE-REGISTER YOUR CO-OP (Already completed in first semester)

  • Continue working at least 20 hours per week.
  • Your supervisor must send an email to the co-op office verifying you have worked the minimum required co-op hours.
  • At the end of this semester your grade will be updated to S/U.