Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do in the ICMS?
You can track the progress of your various co-curricular activities (CCAs), complete and submit reflections, generate an interim CCA record, and track the extent of your growth in the SMU Graduate Learning Outcomes.
How does the co-curricular transcript help me?
Other than documenting the co-curricular activities that you have participated in, the co-curricular transcript complements your academic transcript and offers insights into the skillsets that you have developed through your co-curricular involvement. This allows you to showcase and articulate the career-ready skillsets you possess to potential employers, scholarship boards, etc.
Are reflections compulsory?
Reflections are compulsory for internships and community service, and are encouraged for other co-curricular activities
How does writing a reflection help me?
While experience is the basis for learning, learning cannot take place without reflection. Many students complete co-curricular activities without even realizing how they have grown or what they have learnt. Reflecting on your co-curricular experiences enables you to document your learning, and in so doing, you will deepen your learning and personal growth.
When can I get my co-curricular transcript?
Upon graduation, from 2025. However, interim CCA records can be generated now.
If I'm not involved in any CCA, does that mean I will not get a co-curricular transcript?
Every undergraduate in SMU is required to do at least 80 hours of community service and 12 weeks of internship to graduate - this means that every student will receive a co-curricular transcript with at least 2 entries upon graduation.
Does this mean I have to do extra CCAs on top of my academic workload?
Aside from the graduation requirements of 80 hours of community service and 12 weeks of internship, CCA involvement is encouraged but not mandatory.
Is the transcript formally endorsed by the university?
Yes. The co-curricular transcript will be issued alongside the academic transcript upon graduation.
Have queries on ICMS?
Contact the Co-Curriculum Development team at firstname.lastname@example.org