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Guest Students from other Institutions

CMU Disney College Program

Minney Mouse and studentIf you have discovered that your university does not offer credit for the Disney College Program on your campus, CMU is an alternative for you to consider.

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Administration (RPL) does make field work credit available to all students selected to the program no matter what major or class status. Students selected for the Disney College Program may earn from 1-15 credits from RPL for their entire Disney experience and includes work performance, Disney educational offerings, and living/ cultural experience.

Fieldwork Course
RPL 318: Field Course in Recreation 1-15 credits
(This credit and course is similar to earning internship credit in that a student earns their credit primarily for the work experience in an entry level capacity in a specialized recreation setting, such as Disney.)

Fieldwork Requirements
Students will complete and submit five requirements to earn the RPL fieldwork credit:
  1. Final paper reflecting program experiences.
  2. Skills assessment at the end of the program.
  3. Disney Performance Evaluation form given to the student by their Disney manager at the end of the program.
  4. Two informational interviews, networking with professional Disney Cast Members of the student’s choice.
  5. Enroll and attend several Disney educational offerings. See Disney website for current educational offerings.

Tuition & Fees
Contact the Director, Center for Leisure Services, who coordinates the Disney program at CMU, for current tuition information.  Payment can be made by: Check or Credit Card: (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express).  Sorry, no transfer of financial aid can be used for this program.

Please use the application form link provided to fill out and submit for guest student processing. Students are admitted to CMU as “guest students” for the semester that they are on the program. Each student determines for themselves how much CMU fieldwork credit to enroll for and how it will assist them with academic requirements at their university.

Registration Deadlines
Fall or Fall Advantage Program:  Sept 15
Spring or Spring Advantage Program:  Feb 1

Your Disney College Program work location will assign a manager to you who will complete a final performance evaluation at the end of your experience, upon your request.  CMU also provides a university supervisor who will contact you periodically, meet with you at an on-site fieldwork meeting at Disney once during the semester.

Transfer of Credit
In order to have your final grades/credit transferred to your school, a transcript request form can simply be completed online. The forwarding of your transcript is a free service for a normal 1-3 day processing request.

Guest Registration Form ​
For students who are not currently attending CMU. 
Fieldwork Assignment Form
Submit within 3-4 weeks after the completion of your experience.

For Assistance
Dean Wallin
Director, Center for Leisure Services
Department of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Administration

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