University of Houston

UH CO-OP Electronic Submission Process - International Student

NOTE: The UH Cooperative Education Program is Option 1 only on the CPT form. Students who check Option 2 or Option 3 will not come through UH CO-OP.

The electronic approval process can take up to 3-5 business days to complete. Students are strongly encouraged to submit all required paperwork accurately at least a week in advance of the desired start date to prevent approval delays.

BEFORE completing the online UH CO-OP Application and emailing required documents as ONE PDF document to the UH CO-OP office:

  1. Student receives and accepts a job offer through an official job offer letter. The offer letter must contain all requirements as outlined in the Offer Letter Requirements.
  2. Student works directly with ISSS https://uh.edu/oisss/ to obtain a CPT form.
  3. Student completes CPT steps 1 & 2. Employer signs step 3 (Electronic signatures accepted during the COVID-19 pandemic).
  4. Student works directly with their college Academic Advisor to obtain all required signatures on the CPT form. (Engineering students must work with the Engineering Undergraduate/Graduate office for signatures)
  5. Advisors verify all UH CO-OP requirements are met as outlined at http://career.egr.uh.edu/students/coop. This includes verifying a student’s work eligibility, academic standing, enrollment in an experience track, & providing a copy of the student’s subplan page back to the student.

NOW, the student is ready to complete the online UH CO-OP Application and email all required documents as ONE PDF document to the UH CO-OP office:

  1. Student verifies all UH CO-OP application requirements are signed and complete as outlined throughout this page http://career.egr.uh.edu/students/coop.
  2. After verifying all requirements are met, the student is required to scan all documents into ONE PDF document for the UH CO-OP office. (Apps like Cam Scanner and iPhone Notes allow documents to be easily scanned and emailed as one attachment).
  3. Student emails all required paperwork as ONE PDF document to ecareers [at] central.uh.edu for UH CO-OP approval. *Failure to properly review all requirements and submit documents accurately may delay the approval process.
  4. Student completes the online UH CO-OP Application.
  5. Once the one PDF document and UH CO-OP Application are received from the student applicant, the UH CO-OP team will review the student’s major GPA requirements, university holds, and the following required application documents:
    1. One PDF document that includes the completed CPT form, Offer Letter, and Subplan from the advisor
    2. The online UH CO-OP Application
  6. After review, a CO-OP team member will contact the student to complete the process for course enrollment and final application approval. With over 200-300 students applying to our program each semester, we thank our student applicants in advance for their continued patience while we process each application.