Co-op Eligibility

In order to be eligible for enrollment in a cooperative education (co-op) course, a student must have:

  • a 2.0 minimum Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • earned a total of 30 credits

Transfer Students with an Associate's or second Bachelor's degree:

  • Do not have to obtain any additional course credit at Montclair State University to be eligible for co-op.

Transfer Students without a degree:

  • Must complete at least 9 credits at Montclair State
  • Must have at least 30 accumulated credits (including Montclair State University and transfer)
  • Must have a 2.0 minimum GPA

The Co-op/Internship Opportunity:

  • Must be a NEW learning experience
    • If you are currently employed with an organization, you must provide the University with evidence that substantial new learning will take place during the co-op semester.
    • The best way to demonstrate a new learning experience is through one of the following:
      • A promotion
      • A different position within the organization
      • Evidence of a new project that comprises at least 50% of your time
  • A student cannot be self-employed or work for a family member.
  • A student must accept both a Consent Agreement and Statement of Ethical Conduct prior to enrollment.

Some academic departments may have additional requirements.