Course Enrollment

Wesleyan has established a credit/uncredit course, CSPL 493, for students to receive .25 credit upon successful completion of an internship—whether paid or unpaid. To receive credit, students must satisfy the requirements of the internship and meet Wesleyan’s specific learning requirements.

IMPORTANT DETAILS for CSPL 493 INTERNSHIP COURSE ENROLLMENT

ENROLLMENT PROCESS | The enrollment process can take up to 4-6 weeks. This is a manual process completed by staff across several offices across campus. To initiate enrollment complete the CSPL 493 Internship Course: Initial Inquiry Form. To access this form, you must be logged into WesPortal. If you are prompted to log-in, you must use your Wesleyan credentials.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS | Course enrollment is the same: To initiate enrollment complete the CSPL 493 Internship Course: Initial Inquiry Form. Course enrollment will be 4-6 weeks. Be aware that CPT enrollment will take an additional 4-6 weeks. Questions about CPT? Contact Janice Watson and additional notes may be found here.

ENROLLMENT DEADLINES*

FALL | October 1

WINTER | December 15

SPRING | February 1

SUMMER Session 1 | June 1

SUMMER Session 2 | June 15

*Please note if this date falls on the weekend, enrollment close the following Monday. For inquiries related to late enrollment, students should contact their class dean.

PROOF OF ENROLLMENT | If your internship requires proof of enrollment at Wesleyan University, visit the Office of the Registrar enrollment verification page.

PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY | Does the internship application form request proof of eligibility for academic credit? If so, you will be able to access the CSPL 493 Internship Course: Request for Internship Credit Eligibility Letter Form once you are have completed the CSPL 493 Internship Course: Initial Inquiry Form.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS | Students complete short assignments and a final reflective essay throughout the internship to enhance students' knowledge base and skills connected to their internship experience. It is helpful for participants to reflect on their experience throughout the internship and to have a record of work experience, lessons learned, and progress made in understanding professional, personal and academic goals.

UPON COMPLETION | Internship supervisors must complete and submit the CSPL 493 Internship Course: Internship Completion Form.

Once all forms and assignments have been completed and course requirements have been met by the relevant deadline, credit will then be processed for CSPL 493.

Note: There may be instances where what you discuss in your final essay will prompt further action -- such as in cases of workplace harassment. Faculty and staff will reach out to appropriate partners on campus to ensure student safety and privacy. Contact Wesleyan's Office of Equity and Inclusion for students experiencing harassment in the workplace as well as the Human Resources department at your internship location. Students dealing with personal (emotional, mental health) challenges are strongly urged to contact CAPS.

Questions? Schedule an appointment with the course administrator here.*

*To access the appointment calendar, you must be logged into WesPortal. If you are prompted to log-in, you must use your Wesleyan credentials.