While most students prefer an internship during the summer (or part-time during the semester) – you may have found one that requires you to take a semester off. Students at NC State have done this before and successfully.
To accept this opportunity – you will not “withdraw” from NC State, but rather take a “leave,” as long as you are in good academic standing. (This does not apply to students who are awarded credit by their department or who accept a co-op. In these cases, your status as a student remains unchanged).
Before the interview
- Academic Advisor: discuss this option to be sure the internship does not conflict with course sequence.
- Scholarship Advisor: discuss this option to learn if the internship impacts your scholarship; some donors require notification in advance.
- Parents: discuss this option as health insurance may or may not be affected.
Semester before the internship
- Do not register for classes scheduled the semester you intend to intern.
During the internship
- Complete the readmission application as soon as possible, but no later than 30 days prior to enrollment. Cost $50.
- Once readmitted, obtain your PIN and register for classes.
- Ensure continuation of financial aid; complete your FASFA by March 1.