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Who can participate?

Cardinal Flight is a co-curricular digital badge program exclusive to all business undergraduate students (including online and transfer students). You must be an active business undergraduate student to participate and redeem rewards.

Note: Please note that by participating in Cardinal Flight, you grant consent to the University of Louisville College of Business to the use of your name, image or likeness, and words (written, audio, photographs, and/or video) for promotional use in media publications.

How do I download and display my achievement as a badge?

Once program requirements have been completed and verified by the Cardinal Flight program manager, students will receive an email notification on downloading and sharing digital badges from Credly, Inc. The University of Louisville’s Digital Transformation Center will issue the Cardinal Flight digital badge via Credly (a global digital credentialing service provider).

Learn more about using your digital badge from Credly, Inc:

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Is participation required?

No. Participation in Cardinal Flight is voluntary but strongly encouraged.

What are co-curricular activities?

Co-curricular activities are defined as activities that take place outside of the classroom that enhance classroom learning and promote growth.

What are Foundational and Advanced activities? 

  • Foundational activities are exploratory. Students are introduced to basic-level structured activities that support growth and development and prepare students for more advanced levels of engagement.
  • Advanced-level activities are more immersed in nature. Students gain a deeper level of engagement and can directly apply learned knowledge or skills through structured activities to support their growth and development.

How do I keep track of my progress? 

You can monitor your overall progress from the progress bar of the Cardinal Flight path on EngageUofL. Download the checklist PDF to keep track of your progress.

Note: Allow at least seven business days for submissions to be reviewed and approved by the Cardinal Flight program manager.

How do I validate my experiences? 

Refer to the Cardinal Flight path on EngageUofL for details on validating your experience and getting credit Cardinal Flight credit.

At certain events, your attendance will be automatically tracked when you check in by swiping your student card. You may be asked to scan a QR code for attendance at others. For the rest, you can self-report an experience using the Report Experience link.

Depending on the event, accepted validation can include, but is not limited to:

  • Selfie or photo documentation of you participating in the event or experience
  • Contact information of faculty/staff/supervisor/event organizer/etc. who can verify your participation or experience (sorry, your friends and relatives don’t count!)
  • Copy of confirmation email or letter showing your name
  • Photo or scan of a ticket stub, letter or confirmation email, proof of membership, etc.
  • Screenshot or copy of the completion screen that includes your name for online workshops, assessments, certificates of completion, etc.
  • Any supporting documentation of anything that can confirm that you completed the experience or attended the event

Note: Falsifying information for event check-ins or self-reported experiences with the intent of receiving Cardinal Flight credit is an example of academic dishonesty in Cardinal Flight and will be reported.  

How will I receive my digital badge and milestone gifts/rewards? 

Eligible students will receive an email about claiming their digital badge and milestone rewards and gifts.

What is LinkedIn Learning?

LinkedIn Learning is a great way to fulfill Cardinal Flight Approved Activities Checklist requirements. All UofL enrolled students, faculty, and staff have free access to LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning is an online platform offering a digital library of over 6,000 courses covering various technical, business, software, and creative topics. A LinkedIn course gives you focused instruction on something specific, while a Learning Path will provide several courses focused on a more prominent subject. 

When you complete a course or learning path on LinkedIn Learning, you’ll be prompted to add the certificate for the course or the learning path and new skills to your LinkedIn profile.

Can I use one experience to fulfill multiple items?

No – we encourage students to seek out unique experiences to fulfill each item. In some instances, extensive experiences such as studying abroad may be used to satisfy more than one requirement at a time.

How do I access my Co-Curricular Transcript?

The Co-Curricular Transcript (CCT) document is an unofficial record of the student’s involvement at the University of Louisville. The University of Louisville recognizes the impact of out-of-classroom involvement on a student’s learning and overall campus experience. Students are encouraged to utilize this document to track and reflect on their co-curricular participation and experiential learning.

To view or download your CCT, log in to EngageUofL, click on your profile image in the top right-hand corner, and click Co-Curricular Transcript.

Schedule an appointment with the College of Business Ulmer Career Center to learn how to highlight your involvement and achievements on your resume or career portfolio.

Is Cardinal Flight the same as academic credit?  

No. Cardinal Flight credit is not associated with academic credit, and students do not receive academic credit for completing the program. Students can view and download a co-curricular transcript to help articulate their accomplishments and skills on a resume and portfolio when applying for jobs, graduate or professional school, etc.

Can I count previous experiences?

The program fully launched in October of 2023 after a pilot run in Fall 2022. Business undergraduate students enrolled at UofL at the launch of the Cardinal Flight program will be allowed to submit previous experiences starting from August 1, 2022 through their expected graduation semester.