A co-operative experience (co-ops) is a full-time paid work experience that is at least 30 hours per week directly for an employer where the work is clearly related to the student’s major.

Co-ops occur during the fall or spring semester and may extend into the summer or winter sessions (4-9 months in duration); however, a summer or winter-only job is not a co-op. While on co-op, students are put on “co-op” status with the registrar which is reflected on the transcript upon successful completion of the co-op experience. During this time, students are still considered “full-time” however, they do not pay tuition unless also taking courses through UWW (may take up to two courses).

Co-op Frequently Asked Questions