Office of the Provost





Academic Policies

Students without Co-op Assignments


Affected Population: Students who have not found a Co-op position and have not submitted a signed Student Co-op Agreement ("Blue Form”) prior to the beginning of the Co-op term must be identified by the end of the second week of the first term of the Co-op period.

Policy: Students must submit a Blue Form (generated by the Banner system, or hand-written) by the start of the first term of the Co-op cycle.

New practice: Students can petition the SCDC for Co-op credit by the end of the second week of the first term of the Co-op cycle.

Rationale:

  • To enforce submission of the Student Co-op Agreement (Blue Form) prior to the onset of the Co-op.
  • To identify and award credit to students who are legitimately searching for Co-op jobs after the beginning of the term.
  • To encourage communication between the student and his or her respective Co-op coordinator.

Consequence:

  • Students who have petitioned and failed to produce a Blue Form by the end of the second week of the term of the Co-op period will receive an NF (not finalized) mark for that term. Credit for any future Co-op terms within that cycle will require submission of appropriate materials and approval. That is, job search journals must be submitted by week eight of the second term of Co-op (or week eight of term one if only completing 3-month Co-op).
  • Students who do not submit a Blue Form by the end of the second week and do not petition for credit by the second week of the term of the Co-op period will receive a Failed Work Term for both Co-op terms (one term if 3-month Co-op)
  • Students who have not secured a Co-op and have petitioned for credit will continue to search and receive a “Director Approved Job Search” for one or both terms if the documentation indicated is submitted. Students with inadequate journals (see Coordinator for standards of journals) will need to supply additional assignment as indicated in the evaluation criteria to receive DCU’s.