Co-Curricular Record (CCR)

The Co-Curricular Record (CCR) highlights student achievements in opportunities beyond the classroom including a brief description and the skills developed on an official record.

UC San Diego has developed the Co-Curricular Record to recognize student involvement in:

  • Research and Academic Life
  • Student and Campus Engagement
  • Community-Based and Global Learning
  • Professional and Career Development

The purpose of the CCR is to demonstrate the value of engaging in opportunities beyond the classroom, and to help students reflect on and articulate the competencies and skills they developed.

Opportunities on the CCR have been verified by the CCR Evaluation Committee, and student involvement has been validated by a recognized staff or faculty member.

Students can request the Co-Curricular Record (CCR) with the transcript. The CCR showcases a brief description and the competencies developed, and can be shared with employers and graduate/professional schools. 

 

What opportunities are included on the CCR?

Over 400 student opportunities are CCR Approved! See the list of positions here

 

In order to be approved for the Co-Curricular Record, the opportunity must:

1. Have a clear connection to UC San Diego: The opportunity must have a clear connection to the university and be capable of being validated by a recognized UC San Diego faculty or staff member.

2. Develop the student's skills and competencies: The opportunity must enhance at least one of the twelve competencies and transferable skills identified by UC San Diego.

3. Provide 30-hours of active engagement through the academic year*: The opportunity must require at least 30 hours of active engagement and work within a single academic year. Positions or activities that are primarily symbolic, and do not require significant programming and duties, will not qualify to be listed.

*Minimum hourly exception granted for opportunities that fall under the "Professional / Career Development Category".

4. Not be linked to credit-bearing activities: All credit-bearing activities – coursework, academic internships, 199s, etc. – are recognized on a student’s academic transcript.  To avoid duplication, these will not be listed on the CCR.  

 

How do I submit an activity to the CCR?

Currently, we are adding opportunities to the CCR database. Staff and faculty can submit opportunities to the CCR, find more information here

Students can also suggest opportunities to be added to the database by logging in here, then clicking "Suggest New Activities" in the dashboard.

The Co-Curricular Record (CCR) Evaluation Committee will review and approve opportunities.

When will my CCR opportunity be added to my transcript?

Once students have completed the opportunity, the staff or faculty validator will enter the student IDs into the system and add it to their record.

Only opportunities where students have completed the validation requirements will appear on the record.

There are four validation deadlines in the year, roughly 1 month at the end of each quarter. Students will be validated in the quarter that the opportunity ends:

  • Opportunities completed in Fall Quarter: January 15
  • Opportunities completed in Winter Quarter: April 15
  • Opportunities completed in Spring Quarter: July 15
  • Opportunities completed in Summer: October 15

Please Note: Because the CCR has established validation criteria and CCR validators can change from year to year, positions can only be retroactively validated for up to one academic year back. For more information, please click here: Get Recognized on the CCR

How can I use the CCR?

Students can then use their record in two ways:

Official Record

Students can also request an "Official Co-Curricular Record" with their UC San Diego transcript. Signed by the Registrar and printed on official transcript paper, students can use their new official integrated record when applying to graduate/professional programs, jobs, or for scholarships and awards.

Students can request an official CCR through the CCR site, or through the page to request transcripts. Students can request just their transcript, or transcript with CCR. They can either send it electronically to end users, or have it mailed. The transcript with CCR (picture below) includes: 1) guide to read official document, 2) transcript, 3) Co-Curricular Record, 4) guide to CCR, and 5) guide to transcript.

Opportunities on the CCR are broken up into four categories:

  • Community-Based / Global Learning
  • Professional / Career Development
  • Research / Academic Life
  • Student Engagement / Campus Life

Each entry has the activity name, position held, a short description about the opportunity and the competencies developed. The competencies are attached to the opportunity, meaning that the committee reviewed and approved that students who participate and "complete" the opportunity have developed or refined those selected competencies. If a student completed all the requirements for the opportunity, it will be added to their CCR by the staff/faculty validator.

Students can choose which items they want to have printed on each instance of their CCR.

Sample of text on the CCR

Reflective Tool

Students can print an "Unofficial Co-Curricular Record" as soon as they have been recognized for at least one opportunity. Students can print an secure PDF through the CCR website and use it as a tool to think about: 1) what have I been involved in? 2) how would I talk about that experience and the skills I developed?

Students can use their CCR to help them write their cover letter, resume, personal statements, and prepare for an interview. They can also bring it to career or academic advising appointments to help explore their interests, skills, and passions.


Picture of the transcript order page

Resources

Picture of Student Record Guide Competencies Framework

Want to Learn More?

Visit UCSD CCR.