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FAQs for Co-op

Additional information about co-op and general FAQs can be found here.

1. What happens if I change my major or concentration?

If you change your major, you will likely be assigned to a new Co-op Faculty Coordinator who specializes in your new major. Notify your former Co-op Faculty Coordinator, so your records can be transferred and you can be referred to a new Coordinator. You are responsible for meeting promptly with your new Coordinator. If you have successfully taken, and passed, the Professional Development for Co-op course, you do not have to take it again.

2. May I participate in co-op if I am an athlete?

Yes, student-athletes are eligible to participate in co-op. We encourage those who play fall sports to complete co-op assignments during the January-June cycle and those who play spring sports to utilize the June-December cycle. Student-athletes competing in winter sports may participate in co-op in either cycle, but are strongly encouraged to obtain local placements with flexible schedules that allow them to work at their job while practicing and competing in their sport. Winter athletes need to be aware that their co-op options may be more limited because of their schedules. Be sure to discuss your athletic and work schedule with your Co-op Faculty Coordinator.

3. Where do I live while on co-op?

Planning for your housing needs is important. If you live in a residence hall and accept a local position, you may continue living in the residence hall. If you get a position outside the Boston area, you may transfer your housing deposit to another semester. You are responsible for finding your own housing and transportation in the other locale, but the Co-op Connections program can assist you in finding housing in away from Boston.

Some students also live at home or in off-campus apartments during co-op.  It is important to consider your co-op plans before signing a lease.  If have a lease and leave Boston for your co-op, you may need to find a subletter.