What is a "co-curricular" learning experience?
Many people have referred to out-of-classroom experience as "extracurricular" activities, "extra" meaning outside of the curriculum. Today it is widely recognized that most out-of-classroom experiences, done right, can help students learn, grow, and develop. Co-curricular learning experiences can include: on-campus jobs, leadership positions in student organizations, volunteer work, athletics, etc. These opportunities help students get hands-on experience and develop important skills and competencies needed for post-graduate success.
What are the benefits of a Co-Curricular Record?
A Co-Curricular Record (CCR) validates your educational achievements outside of the classroom while you are a student at UC San Diego. The research and experiential learning activities you complete are tied to competencies (transferable skills) that will help you market yourself to potential employers and/or graduate programs. In a competitive field where all applicants have excellent grades, your CCR helps you stand out!
How do I access my CCR?
All degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students may log into their CCR at http://myccr.ucsd.edu using their TritonLink single-sign-on credentials.
Is there a preferred browser?
MyCCR has been optomized for Chrome and Firefox.
What are the criteria for CCR activities?
Opportunities recorded on the CCR have been verified by the CCR Evaluation Committee, using the following criteria:
Must have a clear connection to the university and be capable of being validated by a recognized member of the faculty or staff.
Must enhance at least one of twelve identified competencies and transferable skills.
Must provide an opportunity for active engagement. Positions or activities that are primarily symbolic, and do not require significant programming and duties, will not qualify to be listed.
Must require at least 30 hours of work within a single academic year.
Note: All credit-bearing activities – coursework, academic internships, 199s, etc. – are recognized on a student’s academic transcript. To avoid duplication, these will not be listed on the CCR. Exceptions will be made to activities that have non-mandatory experiential components that may occur outside of the expectations of course credit. It must also meet the CCR criteria for certification (above).
Can I list my courses on my CCR?
All credit-bearing activities – coursework, academic internships, 199s, etc. – are recognized on a student’s academic transcript. To avoid duplication and minimize confusion, the vast majority will not be listed on the CCR. Exceptions will be made for activities that have a program requirement above and beyond the course requirement that is not already reflected in the units granted. It must also meet the CCR criteria for certification (above). For example, students who complete a Global Seminar participate in over 30 hours of on-site educational activities above and beyond taking two four-unit courses.
My activity meets the criteria, why can’t I find it in the CCR?
If you think your activity should be included in the CCR online database, you can either:
Talk to the UCSD faculty or staff who supervised you in the activity and ask them to add it.
Suggest the activity by submitting the Request a Position form on the Dashboard menu under Co-Curricular Record > Request a Position.
Do other U.S. universities have Co-Curricular Records?
UC San Diego is one of the first U.S. universities to offer a CCR to students – and the first to offer an official CCR validated by the Registrar! This gives UC San Diego students a competitive edge in job searches and grad school applications for the next several years.
I want to add my activity from a few years ago to my CCR. Am I able to do that?
Because the CCR has established validation criteria and CCR validators can change from year to year, positions can only be retroactively validated for up to one academic year back. However, we do encourage that you note these activities on your personal resume and/or cover letter.
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