Student Information

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Middle Georgia State University's Experiential Learning@MGA initiative provides opportunities for students to engage in experiential learning – formal, guided, and authentic experiences outside the classroom which:

  • improve the students' knowledge of the subject matter, and increase their ability to apply their learning in new situations,
  • promote the development of new and practical skill sets,
  • and create an atmosphere of learning as students share their experiences with other students in their fields of study.

Beginning Fall 2020, following the 5th year of the QEP and the institutionalization of experiential learning efforts, students will become eligible for distinction as an Experiential Learning Graduate by completing a series of Experiential Learning / High Impact Practice Courses. 

Experiential Learning Graduate Distinction

Eligible students enrolled in an associate or bachelor degree program are eligible to receive Experiential Learning Graduate Distinction if they meet the following requirements.

  • Successfully complete 3 or more Experiential Learning / High Impact Practice Courses (service learning, undergraduate research, work-based learning, and capstone courses). 

An official notice that the student has met the distinction requirements will appear on the student’s MGA academic record.

Curriculum For The Experiential Learning Graduate Distinction

During the course of matriculation students may take 3 or more of the following courses and earn distinction or elect to take 3 courses totaling 9 credit hours or more. A list of those courses may be found here and designated with the @symbol in the online course schedule