Recognition on your transcript – Student involvement

A distinction that acknowledges your involvement, an asset on your transcript

Do you volunteer in your CEGEP or community?
Are you involved in an activity inside or outside your CEGEP?
Do you actively participate in a project abroad?

In other words, are you an engaged student?

Then “Recognition of Student Involvement” is for you!

What is Recognition of Student Involvement?

It is a program that recognizes, with an official note on your transcript, that you have acquired skills, competencies, and knowledge that are complementary to your academic learning, in social and community involvement, arts and culture, athletics/sports, educational and academic activities, entrepreneurship, science, or politics. The note recognizes not only involvement within the CEGEP but also in the community or even abroad.

What is the point of the recognition?

  • To set you apart for a potential employer
  • To support your application to a university or for a scholarship
  • To receive official acknowledgement from your CEGEP confirming your involvement
  • To make you eligible for scholarships that reward student involvement
  • To develop skills and competencies that will serve you throughout your personal and professional life
In short, it adds something important to your CV.

Areas of involvement

Cultural and artistic

Activities that involve creating, producing, organizing or exhibiting work that enriches cultural life.
EXAMPLES: Participating in various workshops (such as radio, Gospel choir, dance, fine arts, theatre), taking part in Cégeps en spectacle or a writing contest (Critère, l’Égrégore), getting involved in clubs (such as Les Muzes, the improv league), or organizing an intercultural week.


Activities that put the student at the heart of a business project.
EXAMPLES: Creating and managing a major self-financed activity, participating actively in a student entrepreneurship club, starting up a small business, or doing an activity that requires entrepreneurial skills.


Activities aimed at defending the rights and interests of students or other social groups, and participating in provincial, national and international social debates.
EXAMPLES: Serving as a member of the AGECR steering committee, regular involvement as a member of a political party, organizing a citizenship week, or participating actively in a mobilization, political action, or social action committee.


Scientific or technical activities that involve research, testing or popularization.
EXAMPLES: Making a major contribution to a research group, developing and carrying out a major non-credit experiment, preparing and presenting a study at a scientific conference, or for an unpaid tutoring project.


Activities that are an extension of the student’s program of study and career path.
EXAMPLES: Tutoring in a help centre (a computer centre such as the CAIR or an administration centre such as the CRA), regular involvement in non-credit refresher activities, or starting up a project that showcases academic achievements.

Social and community

Activities that improve the quality of life of members of a community and contribute to promoting greater civic engagement.
EXAMPLES: Participating in an AGECR committee (such as student radio, student newspaper, environment committee), setting up an international cooperation project, volunteering in a seniors’ home, or joining a team of student first-aid volunteers.


Activities involving not only student athletes, but also student coaches and student members of sports committees.
EXAMPLES: Joining an intercollegiate or intramural sports team, taking part in a sport-study program, or volunteering as a coach.

Sustainable development

Activities aimed at raising awareness of environmental, social and economic issues related to sustainable development, including sharing knowledge and promoting responsible action and involvement for the benefit of current and future generations. This area recognizes skills such as leadership, organization, teamwork and interpersonal communication.

Four eligibility criteria

To be eligible, you must meet the four following conditions:

Do something significant

Your involvement must include at least 60 hours in a single area of involvement during a term. In some cases, the activity may extend over two sessions, as long as the time commitment is within a period of about six months.

Be a full-time student

The activity must be carried out while you are deemed to be at school full-time.

Attain the college’s minimum academic standing requirements

Involvement cannot be separated from academic success. You must therefore attain or exceed the college’s minimum academic standing requirements.


The activities must be of a volunteer nature, with no compensation in the form of money or course credits.

Are you involved or considering getting involved?

Then contact us.