Co-operative Education Cycle Swap Policy
It is the responsibility of the Steinbright Career Development Center (Steinbright) to establish a reasonable balance of the number of new students, by declared academic major or intended major, designated to work in each of the two principal co-op cycles (fall/winter or spring/summer).
New freshman only (no transfers) desiring a co-op experience on a cycle different from the one designated may request an exchange (a swap). This exchange must be with a student in the SAME college, the SAME class year and the SAME major (e.g., Chemistry student 4 year and Chemistry student 4 year, Psychology student 5 year and Psychology student 5 year, etc.). The guidelines for exchanging co-op cycles are as follows:
- If a freshman has identified another freshman on the opposite co-op cycle in the same college, class year and major, then both students must come to Steinbright, 3201 Arch Street, Suite 250, to register as a swap pair.
- If a freshman has not identified another freshman to swap with, then the student needs to come to Steinbright, 3201 Arch Street, Suite 250, and register his/her request in the SWAP Book. Steinbright will make every attempt to match all eligible students but this may not be possible.
- Friday, November 9, 2012 is the deadline for these requests to be submitted to Steinbright. All students’ co-op cycles will be permanently scheduled for the length of their undergraduate academic program after this date. Students will be notified in writing of their new cycle by November 16, 2012. If no swap could be made, those students will also receive this information in writing. No swaps will be effective until they are in writing.