FAQ Transfer Students
How many SALT credits am I required to earn before graduation?
What are some opportunities to earn SALT Tier I credits?
Can I receive SALT credit for a service-learning course I completed at another university?
Does the service work that I did during QUEST week count as a Tier I SALT credit?
Am I supposed to fill out a form to receive credit for any SALT experience I participate in?
Am I only allowed to participate in Lipscomb "sponsored" SALT experiences?
Is there a comprehensive list of SALT enhanced courses?
Where can I find a list of activities/ opportunities for Tiers II-IV?
All incoming students (freshmen and transfers) who entered Lipscomb this fall with less than 95 hours are required to complete two service-learning experiences before graduation through the SALT Program. Read below for more information on available SALT opportunities. No more than one experience can come from Tier I, and at least one experience must come from Tier II or III.
Students who transferred in with 95 hours or more are required to complete one service-learning experience before graduation from Tier II or III.
You can earn a SALT Tier I credit by participating in a SALT enhanced service day. (look for more announcements about the spring service day with SALT opportunities)
Students who completed service-learning courses at other universities may transfer in up to one service-learning credit.
Yes. If you are a freshman this year and you participated in the service experience during QUEST week, you will receive SALT Tier I credit. The Registrar's Office has already recorded the Tier I credit. You should receive an email letting you know that your record has been updated.
No forms are required to receive credit for your SALT experiences. All SALT experiences are recorded as courses through Banner/ DAR. This includes SALT service during QUEST week and SALT Mission Trips. Each SALT experience has its own record keeping method (i.e. sign in sheet for SALT during QUEST, a letter grade for a SALT course), and the SALT Program keeps track of this information through the registrar's office.
Students are encouraged, but not required to participate in Lipscomb "sponsored" SALT experiences. The benefit of participating in one of these experiences is that that are already established, and most of the leg work is already done for you.
If you have a particular service project or long standing commitment with a nonprofit agency, you are welcome to contact the SALT Center regarding an independent study-type SALT experience for SALT credit. However, we encourage you to participate in university planned experiences whenever possible.
The following are types of SALT experiences:
Tier I - SALT service day
Tier II - SALT course
Tier III - SALT internship, cooperative (independent study), mission trip
Tier IV - SALT capstone (program approval required - SALT Scholars only)
SALT course offerings change each semester. You can click here to view a list of SALT enhanced courses that are being offered in spring '09.
Please see the list above for types of SALT experiences. SALT experiences change each semester, but here is how you can find out about current SALT offerings and offerings for next semester.
SALT Tier I: the SALT Center, the Campus Life Office, email
SALT Tier II: the SALT Center, the Academic Catalog*, Lipscomb Central, academic departments
*A list of courses that may be SALT Tier II experiences can be found on page 28 in the '08-'09 Academic Catalog.
SALT Tier III: The Career Development Center has a list of SALT internships, and the Missions Department has a list of SALT Mission Trips. SALT Cooperatives and other opportunities are advertised through academic departments or the SALT Center.
SALT Tier IV: the SALT Center, Honors Program, academic departments
Below are directions on how to search for SALT enhanced courses using Lipscomb Central.
- Login to Lipscomb Central
- Go to Student Services, Registration Process & Financial Aid
- Go to Registration Process
- Go to Look-up Classes to Register or Add
- Submit term
- Highlight all subjects by clicking on the first one and hitting Shift and the down arrow on the keyboard until all subjects are highlighted.
- In the Attribute Type field, choose SALT Tier I and then hit Shift and the down arrow on the keyboard until all four SALT designations are highlighted.
- Click Class Search
- This will pull up a screen that lists all SALT enhanced courses for the particular semester you chose. The column on the far right will tell you which Tier requirement this course fulfills.