Students will earn nine credits during the Elon Gap Experience. The breakdown of academic credits earned is listed below:
Four academic credits toward the completion of the Adventure Based Learning minor. Students who decide to minor in Adventure Based Learning will receive academic credit toward the minor's course requirements for their completion of the National Outdoor Leadership school coursework.
10 service hours that count toward the completion of the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program. All students who enroll in the LEAD Program, including Lateral Entry Leadership Fellows who join the program in January, are required to complete a minimum of 10 service hours in order to complete the first tier of the program. Gap's service-learning fulfills this requirement.
50 hours toward El Centro's travel program. Students who complete 140 Spanish-language hours in El Centro, Elon's Spanish language and culture center, over the course of 2 years can earn up to $650 toward a plane ticket to the Spanish-speaking country of their choice. They can use their ticket for spring break travel, a Winter Term course, or study abroad. Students can earn additional hours by joining El Centro's Spanish conversation classes, attending Spanish-language cultural events, and participating in Spanish-speaking service opportunities.
At this time the Elon Gap Experience is not compatible with requirements for recruited athletes, Bachelor of Fine Arts students and engineering students.