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Student Policies

1. WELL-Core is a graduation requirement, as much as any course required in the BELL Core. Without completing WELL-Core, a degree will not be awarded. There are students, a very few, who have to delay graduation for no reason other than outstanding WELL-Core requirements. Students in that situation may not walk at commencement. They may attend WELL-Core events in subsequent semesters, without paying tuition. They 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.

2. It is the responsibility of students to keep track of their own WELL-Core credits, and to report any problems to the BELL Core Office within 30 days. Students can check their progress through their WELL-Core account.

3. Credit is only given for approved WELL-Core events, the schedule for which can be found on BruinLink or the CORQ App. WELL-Core credit cannot be earned through similar events in the community, or by alternate means, except for students in the Adult Degree Program.

4. Credit for WELL-Core is marked when a student’s QR Code/Event Pass is scanned after the event. Students must have their QR Code/Event Pass scanned in order to get credit. Students who forget their QR Code/Event Pass, or otherwise fail to have their QR Code/Event Pass scanned, will not be given credit for the event.

5. WELL-Core events cannot be repeated for credit, with the exception of community service.

6. There are narrow grounds to appeal for a reduction in WELL-Core requirements, or request for special consideration and alternate arrangements. The University recognizes two kinds of circumstances which may impede the student’s ability to complete the necessary requirements. They are:

-Hardship: unexpected life circumstances (severe illness, death of an immediate family member, etc.) that structurally impact a student’s ability to attend WELL-Core events. The nature of accommodations will be determined on a case by case basis.

-Early graduation: a student whose graduation application has been approved, and will graduate in seven semesters, may appeal for a two credit hour reduction in each category.

Appeals are filed by the academic advisors, who will have access to the appeal form. Appeals are restricted to students who have earned at least 100 hours of academic credit toward graduation.

7. Since students are responsible for tracking their WELL-Core credits, students must notify the BELL Core Office if a program has not been credited to their convocation file within a month of the event. After that time, the student will not be given credit for attending the event.

8. There are no WELL-Core events scheduled during the summer, with the exception of community service. Students who plan on August graduation need to complete their WELL-Core requirements in the spring semester prior to summer graduation, and be sure to plan accordingly.

9. Before leaving the event, students are required to fill out the assessment survey for each WELL Core event they attend.

10. If you have questions about WELL-Core, you may email well-core@belmont.edu. Be sure to include your name and BU ID along with your question or request.