If you are doing your internship in the summer, you will typically enroll in CSC 499 the following Fall. (Occasionally we can defer enrollment until the spring, but sooner is better.)
Regardless of when you enroll, you will need to:
- complete the internship proposal form (PDF) to make sure you can receive credit for the position
- Some PDF viewers break the form and/or signature fields. Please use a desktop version of Adobe’s Acrobat Reader (link to their site) — watch out for the “Optional offers” that you probably don’t want.
- Please also attach any job description or position announcement for the internship that will help us understand the breadth/scope of the work and responsibilities.
- Prepare your reports and presentation while you are doing the internship (see the syllabus [PDF] for information about these assignments)
- Request a permission number from Mr. Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the semester in which you wish to enroll.
Enroll in Summer?
We do not currently offer CSC 499 as a regular class in the summer (even though it shows up in e-Campus) because of historically low enrollment that resulted in the class being canceled. It may be possible for a very few students to enroll in the summer as a directed study through the Feinstein College for Continuing Education. Contact Mr. Brown for more information. We prefer and encourage you to enroll the following Fall (or even Spring) if that is possible.
You will may have to pay for summer credits out-of-pocket
Sometimes, finances may be important in deciding whether to enroll in the summer or in the following fall:
- If you are a full-time student and can enroll in the regular semester without exceeding 19 credits, the fall enrollment should not incur additional tuition charges
- If you are a full-time student and enrolling in CSC 499 in the fall would put you at 20 credits, the one credit overload is likely to be less expensive than 4 summer credits, but you should do the math yourself
- If you are a part-time student or enrolling in CSC 499 would put you at 21 credits or more, summer tuition will almost surely be less expensive
- Financial aid and loans often are not available for summer study
Of course, other considerations may be more important, such as if you’re trying to graduate in August or your internship program requires concurrent academic enrollment. Most students do find Fall enrollment is the best choice.