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Selecting a LEAP Pride

What should I consider when selecting a LEAP Pride?

Most courses in the LEAP program will help you make progress toward your General Education and/or Entrance to Major requirements. The General Education Knowledge Domains are listed next to each course on the list of LEAP prides. All students, regardless of their intended major, must fulfill General Education requirements in the seven areas of General Education. You do not have to enroll in a LEAP Pride that contains a course for your intended major, you may select from any of the LEAP Pride offerings.

For LEAP 2021, there are LEAP prides that will include at least one in-person course and LEAP prides that will be completely online. When reviewing the LEAP Pride offerings, you can filter the list by in-person and virtual offerings. You can also see the instruction mode of the course listed next to the course. In-person courses meet in person. Mixed courses meet in-person some days of the week and online other days of the week. Remote courses meet completely online. If you sign up for an in-person pride, you will be required to attend classes in-person. Students who sign up for a virtual pride will have the option of living on campus or living at home.

You can view suggested academic plans by major by visiting the University Bulletin. Locate the major at University Park and review the suggested academic plan to help you select a pride. These guides recommend General Education courses for specific majors and suggest the semester it is best to take them to keep you on track for graduation.

If you are unsure of the pride you would like to enroll in or would like to speak with someone about your specific interests, contact the LEAP staff at leap@psu.edu or 814-863-4174.

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