Prior to each work semester the Co-op office will enroll you in the Cooperative Education pass/fail course (D-401). This course will appear on your transcript. Once you are enrolled in D-401, you have the option of enrolling in one evening class at no charge at Stevens or New York University (web courses are permitted as the free course, as long as the student is in junior status and has a GPA of 3.0 or above). Students have the privilege of only one free evening course (after 6:00PM) per Co-op semester.
The co-op free course is billed as 'free' upon completion of an entire co-op term (i.e., the student has completed working the length of the full co-op semester). Complete work terms run from January - mid-May (spring), mid-May - late August (summer), and September - late December (fall). For students on a double term, complete work terms run from January - late August or May - late December, you may take a free class during each work term. You may not 'bank' the free course for future semesters. Failure to complete the full work semester results in the student being held financially responsible for the full cost of the course.
Taking a day class during a Co-op work term is not permitted. Co-op students are not permitted to take more than 2 courses while on work assignment, and the student will be financially responsible for the additional course. Taking senior design during a Co-op assignment is strictly prohibited.
Co-op grading is simple. If you submit your paperwork (Learning Agreement and evaluations) AND successfully complete your work assignment you will receive a Pass. If you don't, you will receive a Fail. While co-op is zero credit and it does not add to your GPA -- the Pass/Fail will be listed on your transcript.
Each academic department has a Co-op faculty advisor who will sign study plans. Computer Science and other Science students file study plans in their 2nd school term. Engineering students, who are studying at a regular pace file study plans in their 3rd school term.