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Student FAQs

1. Why is WELL-Core required?

Belmont wants students to have a common or shared experience that promotes the development of a well-rounded individual by encouraging learning outside the classroom and life-long learning.

2. Why isn’t the event I attended showing up on my record yet?

Attendance at most convocation events applies to your account instantly. Community Well-Being Through Service credit can take up to six weeks.

3. Where can I check my WELL-Core status?

You can check your WELL-Core credits on-line on the BruinLink page. Note: WELL-Core credit cannot be viewed on the CORQ App.

4. Can I move credits from one category to another?

No. We do not move credits from one category to another. Each category is distinct, with its own nature and purpose. Just as you cannot use extra math classes to meet the humanities requirement, you cannot use extra credits earned in one WELL-Core category to meet the requirement in another category.

5. Can I still get credit if the event I planned to attend is cancelled?

It depends on when it was cancelled. If a program is cancelled within 24 hours of its scheduled time, the contact person for that program is responsible for ensuring someone is waiting at the program’s location for 10 minutes, giving credits to students who arrive within that allotted time. If it is cancelled before that, credit will not be given to those who intended to attend.

6. Can I still get credit if I am late?

Not if you are more than ten minutes late. Students arriving more than ten minutes late for an event may not be given credit.

7. Can I still get credit if the event is full and I couldn’t get in?

No. The event organizer has the obligation to not allow more students in once the event space is full. Sometimes, attendance is substantially larger than anticipated and it can even become simply impossible to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend. Priority is given based on order of arrival; first come, first serve.

8. How do I get Community Service credit?

Students receive Community WELL-Being through Service credit by submitting their hours in GetConnected. For more information on how to submit those hours:

Note: If you don’t see your hours from GetConnected posted on your BruinLink WELL-Core account send an email to requesting they be added to your account.

9. Can I get my WELL-Core requirements adjusted due to work, internship, family obligations, etc.?

No. WELL-Core is a graduation requirement. Most Belmont students have jobs, family obligations, and/or emerging professional obligations and opportunities. The overwhelming majority also have little difficulty in completing the WELL-Core program. WELL-Core should be completed before your semester at Belmont USA, your nursing clinicals, your student teaching, etc. Plan accordingly.

10. Can I get WELL-Core credit for studying abroad?

No, and if you plan to study abroad, you will need to plan accordingly. However, students who have studied abroad have unique opportunities to earn WELL-Core credit working with the Study Abroad Office at events such as the study abroad fair, information sessions, participation in art how or photo contest, etc.

11. Is there an alternative way to get WELL-Core credit? Can I get credit for activities, outside of Belmont, that line up with the convocation categories?

No. WELL-Core credits are earned through WELL-Core approved events only, noting that there is an exception for the Adult Degree Program.

12.  I have a great idea for a WELL-Core Event. Can I host one?

Not really. All WELL-Core events much be sponsored by a Belmont faculty or staff member. But if you have a good idea for a WELL-Core event, consider approaching a faculty or staff member who might be willing to sponsor it.

13. Why are Spiritual Well-Being events required, even for students whose faith tradition is not Christianity?

Spiritual well-being is an important part of life for all human beings, as is highlighted by the diversity of topics explored by speakers in the Spiritual Well-Being (SWB) category. In fact, the vast majority of events in the SWB category are not inherently doctrinaire, but addressing issues of universal concern.

14. Have students actually failed to graduate because of  WELL-Core credits?

Yes. Almost every semester there are students who do not graduate for no reason other than failing to complete WELL Core. Students in that situation may not walk at commencement, though they may attend WELL-Core events in subsequent semesters (without paying tuition) and will also have to reapply for graduation, including paying the related fees.

Students planning August graduation need to pay special attention, as there are no WELL-Core events in the summer, and they will need to complete WELL-Core during the spring semester prior to summer graduation