Spring 2023 Graduates
Graduating seniors who have applied and have been approved for graduation should receive an email with instructions on how to apply for experiential learning graduation cords on Tuesday, February 28th. The application will be open from February 28th - April 9th. If you did not receive that email, please contact our office within this time frame.
Requirements and Details
Students who are graduating in Spring 2023 are eligible for an Elite Scholar Cord and/or a Community Engaged Scholar Cord if they have met the following respective requirements:
- Elite Scholar Cord – for students who have completed a 100 hour minimum internship, practicum, or student teaching while being a student at UNT Dallas
- Community Engaged Scholar Cord – for students who have completed a minimum of 50 hours of community service or service learning while being a student at UNT Dallas
These experiential learning and co-curricular activities can be done for academic credit, student organization expectations, or for personal endeavors.
Students must submit a time log in the electronic application showcasing the following details (if applicable):
- The site location
- The name of the agency / company
- The number of hours completed
- Site supervisor’s title, email address, and phone number
- A signature from the site supervisor, EL office, or professor
For students who need a time log to record their information, go to: Student Time and Activity Log
*Students who falsify information are subject to a hold of their graduation process.*
For questions, email Experiential.Learning@untdallas.edu
Please put your name and Graduation Cords in the subject box (ex. Jane Doe-Graduation Cords).
GRADUATION CORD FAQ’S
Q: What if I am still completing hours for a class after the deadline to submit my hours?
A: You should still complete the application and include the hours that you currently have complete and the anticipated date that your remaining hours will be completed.
Q: I am a student in the School of Education, do I need to complete the application to receive a cord for my student teaching hours?
A: Yes! You will need to complete an application but you will not need to upload your student teaching hours. We will verify your hours with the School of Education.
Q: Can I list service I have done while at another university?
A: No. You can only submit hours you completed as a UNT Dallas student.
Q: Can I still list service to the community if it was during my freshman or sophomore year here at UNT Dallas?
A: Yes, as long as you are able to provide evidence or record of your completion of hours.
Q: Can I include my observation hours for my class?
A: Observation hours do not count towards service to the community.
Q: I cannot find my original paperwork. What is another option to verify my hours?
A: You will need to fill out a new log and have your site supervisor or professor sign it.