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The Center for Transformative Learning encourages students to get involved through Applied Learning Experiences (ALEs) in order to become better prepared for the real-world after graduation.

By successfully completing three ALEs in at least two of the ALE areas, students will receive ALE cords of distinction to wear at graduation.  Students also graduate with an extremely strong e-portfolio to aid in job searching come graduation or for graduate school.

Students are welcome to contact the Center for Transformative Learning for more information about getting involved with ALEs.

ALE Graduation Cords

Attention Spring 2018 Graduates!

Any student needing to confirm ALE status for Spring 2018 graduation should submit the following information to the Center for Transformative Learning via email (

  • Full Name

  • UID (000XXXXXX)

  • Titles, or course names, and instructors for the ALEs in question (when possible)

Please allow CTL up to 5 business days to process your ALE verification request.  Once ALE status is verified, students who successfully completed a minimum of 3 ALEs during, or before, Fall 2017 are eligible to pick up their ALE cords upon verification.  Graduating students who complete their 3rd ALE during Spring 2018 will receive notification of completion via email at the end of the semester and will pick up cords prior to graduation.