What is a Co-op? (Cooperative Educational Experience) UConn Co-ops are full-time, paid positions that last approximately 4-8 months, over the course of a semester, during which students do not typically take classes. Students participating in a co-op experience maintain the equivalent of full-time UConn student status. Official enrollment in the Center for Career Development’s Undergraduate Co-op Program gives students the option to opt out of campus housing and meal plans without penalty, and full tuition is waived in place of a smaller continuing education fee. Co-op students are eligible to list the Co-op experience on their official transcript and also have the option to take up to six credits while participating.

For more information regarding specific policies, or if you have recently accepted a co-op position, please review the steps outlined below and then contact the Career Center Co-op Coordinator: