Academic Credit for Internships and Co-ops

How to Apply

Students who want to apply for academic credit must complete and submit the Internship/Co-op Application for Academic Credit.

*Read the instructions first as it provides important information regarding the application process and the requirements for registration.*

Instructions and Requirements to Gain Academic Credit


Note: Applications must be completed and submitted before starting the internship or co-op. Credit is not guaranteed and approval should be received prior to starting.

Major elective credit can only be earned one time in a student's academic career for a 3 credit internship. The focus of the internship must be in the student's major (i.e. Accounting Major/Accounting Internship) and only a maximum of 3 major elective credits can be earned, even with a 6 credit co-op.

Any credit earned for an internship after the first 3 credit internship will only count as free elective credit.

1 and 2 credit internships do not count towards major elective credit and cannot be combined to equal 3 credits towards major electives.

You may need to meet with your academic advisor via appointment, or via e-mail to discuss the probability of securing an internship and how it might affect your course selection/graduation.

If applying for credit, please make sure to allow at least 3-5 business days for processing.


Application Deadlines

The final deadline for the submission of applications is the last day of the add/drop period for the Fall and Spring semesters. No late applications will be accepted.

Summer Session: For the Summer semester, the deadline is 1 week prior to the Last Day to Register & Pay for a summer course. Please be aware that registering for an internship past the Term Bill Due date may result in a late fee.

Summer 2014 Deadline: June 11, 2014 (Registration between June 18-June 25 will result in a $125 late fee.)

You can find the deadlines for summer session on the summer session website: Summer Session Registration Calendar

Fall 2014 Deadline: September 9, 2014


Payment for Internship or Co-op Course

During the Fall and Spring semesters, an internship or a co-op course is part of your tuition bill if you are registered for 12 credits or more (including the internship or co-op.)

If you are a part time student (11 credits or less including the internship) you will have to pay per credit for the internship or co-op.

Summer Session payments for internships are by credit only. Co-ops are only registered during the Fall and Spring semesters and do not apply to Summer Session.

Dates for summer session payments can be found on the summer session website listed above. Please be aware that registering for an internship past the Term Bill Due Date may result in a late fee.

Note: You cannot receive credit for the course if you have not paid your term bill. If you are dropped from the course for non-payment, you will not be allowed to register for the course again for that semester. There are no exceptions.



Once the course has been registered and paid for, students are responsible for completing the required deliverables by the appropriate deadline. Please see the syllabus for the major of your internship or co-op for details:

Summer 2014 Deadline: August 4, 2014

Fall 2014 Deadline: December 1, 2014


Questions? Please contact

Ms. Kendra Clarke
Program Coordinator
RBS: UG-Nwk Office of Career Management
(973) 353-3587