Leadership and Extra-Curricular Activity Profile
What is L.E.A.P.?
L.E.A.P. is a great way to transform your out-of-classroom co-curricular activities into valued experience for your future employers and graduate school! Reward your efforts and be recognized!
This co-curricular record is designed to verify and validate a student’s leadership positions, organizational memberships, and other significant involvement in activities outside of the classroom, not documented on the academic transcript. The University endorses this certificate as an official document when signed by the Dean of Student Affairs.
LEAP CERTIFICATE SAMPLE (PDF)
Enrollment in the L.E.A.P. program is completely voluntary and must be initiated by the student. Activities documented are never for academic credit.
Why should I have a L.E.A.P. profile?
Having an official co-curricular record from Bishop’s University may improve your chances of getting that dream job or being accepted into graduate school!
L.E.A.P. provides students a credible, official listing of their accomplishments outside the classroom to complement an academic transcript and resume for applications to graduate school and prospective employers.
Indeed showing off experience and resourcefulness is that little extra that can put you ahead of the competition!
When should I start? NOW!
As soon as you have committed to an activity, you should access myLEAP and add this activity to your profile. After logging on to LEAP, look for your activity. You may review the LEAP Activities Listing to help you find it. There are over 700 activities to choose from. Make a note of the validator associated with the ones you choose. Then add the chosen activity to your personal LEAP profile and include the validator. When you add an activity to your profile, a notification email is automatically sent to the validator. Check from time to time to see if it has been validated.
Important: You must add your activities on a semester basis.
The deadline for students to add activities for the Fall 2017 semester is November 24, 2017.
The deadline for students to add activities for the Winter 2018 semester is March 31, 2018.
- Watch for important email reminders you won’t want to miss! You must add all your activities each academic year.
- We strongly recommend that you start a profile as soon as you are fully committed to activities that may be recognized by the LEAP program.
- Activities will not be retroactive, which means that students will be responsible for updating their profile throughout the academic year to ensure that all activities are verified and validated in a timely manner.
- Activities added later than the deadline date will not be eligible.
L.E.A.P. 2017-18 schedule and deadlines
|September and October||Create your L.E.A.P. profile as soon as you get involved in activities such as clubs, committees, groups, internships, etc.|
|September 11 to November 3, 2017||Requests for new positions, not currently listed in the LEAP program, will be accepted.|
|November||Remember to update your LEAP and make sure all your activities are entered properly in your profile.|
|November 24, 2017||Deadline to add activities for the fall semester.|
|End of December||Deadline for validators to approve (or reject) the student entries.|
|January 8 to March 2, 2018||Requests for new positions, not currently listed in the LEAP program, will be accepted.|
|January, February, March||Include your new LEAP activities in your profile.|
|March 31, 2018||Deadline to add activities to your profile for the academic year. No exceptions.
|End of April||Deadline for validators to approve (or reject) the student entries.|
|May||The LEAP Coordinator will review all the entries for the academic year and make sure they are all validated by the assigned person.
The coordinator will review each graduating student’s profile, proofread and print all certificates.
|June||The certificates of all graduating students will be printed and mailed to their home address.|