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Industry Practicum Co-op Program

Acceptance Process Checklist

Upon acceptance of an Industry Practicum Co-op position, students should do the following:

  1. Notify the Kelly Johnson, and provide your Industry Practicum Co-op supervisor's name, address, and a job description.
  2. Complete a Change of Status form (available in Lattimore 301-B), and submit to Kelly Johnson in the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences' Dean's Office, along with your Departmental Planning form.
  3. Meet with your faculty adviser to discuss course selections for the semester you return. If possible, have your adviser sign a course registration form for the semester you return and submit it to the School of Engineering And Applied Sciences' Dean's Office, Lattimore 306. Make sure your Departmental Planning form is also signed and submitted.
  4. If you are doing the Industry Practicum Co-op Program as a junior, find out when and where you can have your senior picture taken when you return. There are usually several days in September when this is done. If you are a senior, have the picture taken before you leave campus.

In addition, students should also meet with representatives of the appropriate administrative offices on campus, which may include any or all of the following:

Office of the Bursar:
Resolve any outstanding bills.
Financial Aid Office:
Since the Industry Practicum Co-op is a paid work experience and since students receive both merit-based and need-based aid, the impact on individual financial aid packages will vary. Meet with your financial aid counselor to determine how the Industry Practicum Co-op earnings will impact your financial aid package and how to develop a savings plan.
International Services Office:
International students are required to obtain international work authorization. Industry Practicum Co-op will count towards the student's twelve months of curricular training.
Office of the University Registrar:
"Industry Practicum Co-op" status maintains student classification as a full-time University of Rochester student.
Office for Residential Life and Housing Services:
Students who complete their Industry Practicum Co-op in the Rochester area will maintain their housing contracts with Residential Life. The Industry Practicum Co-op Change of Status form will relieve students completing the Industry Practicum Co-op outside of the Rochester area from their housing contracts.
Room contracts will be mailed to both the student's Industry Practicum Co-op address and the home address. Seniors who plan to return in the spring will receive room contracts in November and return them to the Residential Life Office by mid-December. Juniors planning on returning in the fall will receive room contracts by mid-March and return them by the same deadline specified for room drawing for students on River Campus.
If the room contract does not arrive in the Residential Life Office by the deadline, a proxy may sign for you, as long as a contract signed by you is submitted at a later date.
Summer housing contracts will be available in mid-March.
All students who wish to live on-campus when they return should discuss these arrangements with the Residential Life Office prior to their departure.
Student Loan Office:
Student's full-time enrollment status allows financial aid loans to be held in abeyance. International students need to apply for a deferral of their University-administered loans. All scholarships, grants, and merit awards will be maintained during the Industry Practicum Co-op.
University Health Service:
Students registered in the Industry Practicum Co-op may elect to maintain their health insurance coverage through the University's Blue Cross/Blue Shield plan. To do so, the student must submit a Health Plan Option form (H-2) to the University Health Service prior to their departure from Rochester. Otherwise, coverage will cease on the first day of the month immediately following the effective date noted on the Change of Status form. Additional information is available from UHS.
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