WWU Begins Offering Cocurricular Transcript
With the recently introduced cocurricular transcript, Walla Walla University students now have a way to obtain an official verified record of their activities outside the classroom.
“Employers now are looking for more than just a GPA and more than just a degree,” says Emily Muthersbaugh, WWU student life manager. The new transcript is modeled after the academic transcript and lists accomplishments in four areas:
- Awards, such as merit-based scholarships and being listed on the dean’s list;
- Leadership, such as club officers;
- Professional development, including research and internships;
- Service, such as Service Day participation and spending time as a student missionary.
In today’s dynamic workforce, well-rounded experience, in addition to academics, can prove invaluable for job placement and admission to graduate school or other professional programs.
Student involvement will be recorded from the fall term of 2013 onward. Students and recent graduates can access their unofficial cocurricular transcript at myWWU.wallawalla.edu, where they can also order an official release of the transcript. For now, the transcript, which most often carries a small fee, will be delivered at no cost.
Alex Aamodt, Walla Walla University marketing and university relations student writer