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While on Co-op

Classes While on Co-op

Students on co-op are permitted to register for a maximum of six (6) credits per co-op term. In an effort to better couple academics with a student's cooperative education experience, undergraduate students enrolled in a co-op education program may register for one course (up to four (4) credits) during each term for which they are on a co-op assignment without additional charge. This policy is subject to the following guidelines:

  • A maximum of one (1) undergraduate course (up to four (4) credits) may be taken per term without additional charge; if this course carries more than (4) credits, the additional credits are billed on a per-credit basis.
  • If a student registers for a second course, the second course is billed on a per-credit basis.
  • Registration is subject to the approval of both the student's Academic Advisor and Co-op Coordinator. The Co-op Coordinator will ensure that the requested course does not interfere with the student's co-op assignment. In some cases, the co-op employer may be contacted.
  • Registration is subject to course availability within established enrollment limits. No new course sections will be added.
  • Registration for these courses begins Week 9 of the term prior to term of enrollment through an online time ticket in DrexelOne. After the time ticket has closed, students must complete the Adding Classes During Co-op Form [PDF].
  • Please note that Steinbright will audit registration completed via the online time ticket and remove registration that does not meet previously stated guidelines.

Students with Disabilities

Employers are required to provide reasonable accommodation for the physical or mental limitations of a qualified individual with a disability. If students think they will need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a co-op position or perform essential job functions, or possibly a program modification, they must register with Drexel's Office of Disability Services.

Health Insurance

All students are required to have health insurance throughout the academic year including while they are on their co-op. As a result of different interpretations of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), employers may offer students health insurance coverage as part of their terms of employment. It is a student's decision to enroll in an employer's health insurance plan, and understand any implications, financial or otherwise. Students should direct questions regarding an employer's offer of health coverage to the employer, and where necessary, the primary enrollee of the student's current insurance policy.

Layoff from Co-op

If a student is laid off from a job due to company downsizing or restructuring, he/she will need to contact his/her co-op coordinator immediately. Students will not be penalized for being laid off but will be required to work with their co-op coordinator to locate another co-op position for the remaining time of their scheduled co-op cycle.