Student Development Transcript


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An SDT is a record of a student's growth and development outside the classroom. Growth and development are usually acquired through partcipation in campus and community activities and/or experiences. At USC Sumter, these developmental activities have been categorized into nine broad areas of emphasis:

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Community Service
  3. Critical Thinking Skills
  4. Cultural/Fine Arts
  5. Leadership Development
  6. Moral Development
  7. Physical Development
  8. Social & Interpersonal Skills Development
  9. Volunteer Service to the University




  1. Used in conjunction with the academic transcipt, it provides a more complete picture of a student's college experience. Learning and personal growth experiences outside the classroom are essential for development of the "whole" person
  2. Human Resource directors have stated that they would value as SDT in the hiring process. A diverse package of non-classroom experiences could make the difference in an employer's selection of one student instead of another for a particular job.
  3. Scholarship and Awards committees review and use outside classroom experiences as an element in selecting scholarship and award recipents.
  4. Graduate schools may also review a student's outside classroom experiences as a part of the admission process.
  5. Most importantly, the SDT provides a student with a record of how specific time was spent towards personal development. More than a tool for others, the SDT is a tool that can be used by a student to guide them in seeking activities that will provide diversity in their learning and growth experiences. The SDT system validates that extra-curricular experiences are important, just as an academic transcript validates that classroom experiences are important. Self-improvement is the goal of the SDT system.

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How to get credit


A brochure, "Student Development Transcript Category Listing", lists approved activities that qualify for SDT credit. Credit may be given for activities not listed in the brochure. The student is encouraged to let an SDT committee member know of activities which might be added to the SDT Category Listing.



Three ways an activity can be approved for SDT credit:

  1. May already be covered by an approved category
  2. May be covered automatically through apporoval by the Cultural Events Committee
  3. Request approval through the SDT committee



SDT Activity Cards can be obtained by the event sponsors from Student Life or the Office of Student Affairs. The date of the event/activity must be entered on each card to be valid.



Cards (with date and event) are distributed to students entering an event. Distribution may be done by the sponsoring faculty, staff, or designated students.



Following an event, the designated faculty, staff or student(s) collect the cards from the attendees. Proper procedure for collection includes the students showing his/her ID card. Only one card may be accepted from each student.



The sponsor of the event must validate* and return the cards to the Office of Student Affairs or Office of Student Life within 24 hours. *Use a unique stamp or code on each card to validate the card. Following each Fall and Spring semesters, Student Development Transcripts are mailed to participating students.


On-Line Record of SDT

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