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Co-op Eligibility

To be eligible to participate in the Co-op Program, a student must be full-time. Full-time is defined as satisfactorily carrying and passing a minimum of 12 credit hours (9 credit hours for a graduate student) in a fall or spring semester.

A student must have at least a cumulative GPA of 2.0 out of 4.0 to apply to and participate in the program. The student must not be on any type of probation. Other eligibility requirements may be established by the sponsoring company with the concurrence of Missouri S&T.

Freshmen: After first two semesters
Transfer: Immediately eligible
A transfer student who is participating in a co-op program through another institution may transfer and continue the co-op affiliation subject to Missouri S&T's guidelines.
Graduate (M.S./Ph.D): After completing one semester, unless undergraduate degree is from Missouri S&T.
International: After completing 9 months of studies, and with academic department approval.
  • International Students are eligible to apply for up to 12 months of Curricular Practical Training (CPT) which allows them to accept internship or co-op positions prior to graduation.  CPT is approved and issued by the Missouri S&T International Affairs Office, and can be processed within one week.  Employers do not need to sponsor international students for co-op or internship employment.

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