EngagePLUS Criteria

In order to qualify for an EngagePLUS transcript notation, your experience can’t result in academic credit. It also needs to meet certain criteria. Each category has its own specific criteria.

  • A minimum of 80 hours of active engagement in an artistry experience under the close guidance of a qualified mentor.
  • Deepened knowledge of artistry and also involved direct application of classroom knowledge to real-world activities or problems.
  • A focus on art as process or product.
  • Creation of a new artistic work and/or development of personal voice, pedagogy or technical mastery in the arts.
  • Inclusion of critical reflection that connects cocurricular and curricular experiences and deepens understanding of your own learning.
  • A minimum of 120 hours of active engagement in an internship under the oversight of an appropriate supervisor.
  • Deepened knowledge of subject matter and and also involved direct application of classroom knowledge to real-world activities or problems.
  • Development and use of professional skills and strategies.
  • A minimum of 80 hours of active engagement in a preprofessional experience such as field or clinical work, co-op, instruction or another practical learning experience under the close guidance of a qualified mentor.
  • Deepened knowledge of subject matter and also involved direct application of classroom knowledge to real-world activities or problems.
  • Increased professional preparation, including the development of problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Inclusion of critical reflection that connects cocurricular and curricular experiences and deepens understanding of your own learning.
  • A minimum of 80 hours of active engagement in a leadership experience under the close guidance of a qualified mentor.
  • Deepened knowledge of effective leadership and also involved direct application of classroom knowledge to real-world activities or problems.
  • Involvement with high-level decision-making and skill development.
  • Ability to involve followers, create a shared vision, articulate shared goals and how these goals have been achieved, and/or reflect on personal and professional growth of self and others.
  • Inclusion of critical reflection that connects cocurricular and curricular experiences and deepens understanding of your own learning.
  • A minimum of 80 hours of active engagement in a service-learning experience under the close guidance of a qualified mentor.
  • Deepened knowledge of the community you served and its needs and also involved direct application of classroom knowledge to real-world activities or problems.
  • Inclusion of critical reflection that connects cocurricular and curricular experiences and deepens understanding of your own learning.
  • A minimum of 80 hours of active engagement in a research project under the close guidance of a qualified faculty mentor.
  • Deepened knowledge of subject matter and best practices in academic research and also involved direct application of classroom knowledge to real-world activities or problems.
  • Creation of new knowledge and/or expansion of current knowledge.
  • Inclusion of critical reflection that connects cocurricular and curricular experiences and deepens understanding of your own learning.