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Graduate with Leadership Distinction

Application Process

Filing the application for GLD builds upon all the steps you have taken previously:

  • Completing Orientation
  • Registering (linked from orientation)
  • Being engaged in experiences and saving examples of your work
  • Creating an e-portfolio

File your application by these deadlines:

  • March 1 for May graduation
  • June 15 for August graduation
  • October 15 for December graduation

Information you should have on hand to complete the application:

  • List of experiences that meet your extensive beyond the classroom (core) requirement with relevant information such as dates, location, time spent, sponsoring group, etc.
  • The 3 enhancement activities you engaged in related to our pathway (with dates, location, etc.)
  • Course number, title, semester, year, instructor for related courses (6 credits)
  • Presentation: Title, Sponsor (e.g., Discovery Day), Date
  • E-portfolio: Related course (e.g., UNIV 401) or date of e-portfolio training

You can begin your application, save it, and go back and complete it another time.

Begin the application



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