Your proposal due date will depend on the location of your experience. Visit our calendar for exact dates. Your experience cannot count as a Connecting Experience, and you cannot be registered for a BDP course without submitting a proposal signed by your faculty mentor. Late contracts will not be accepted. Remember it can take time to get signatures from faculty members.
Each type of Connecting Experience (internship, research, or creative project) has its own contract that needs to be signed by your faculty mentor. You and your mentor should agree on a meeting schedule, expectations for communication, and grading requirements. Contracts include a handout you can leave with your faculty mentor that describes his/her role.
University Extension Credit Form
Only available for Summer Connecting Experiences
You must also submit a one-page, double-spaced statement describing your proposed experience. In your project description, clearly articulate how your experience relates to your BDP topic and, if applicable, to your strand.
A BDP advisor will notify you via email if your Connecting Experience proposal is approved. If you are receiving BDP credit, your advisor will register you.