APPLES courses integrate the educational goals of a course with relevant community service aiming to increase students’ understanding of the course content and its impact on local communities. Students in APPLES courses complete 30 hours of service relevant to the course content with designated community organizations.
APPLES is currently affiliated with more than 250 Triangle-area community partners where students can fulfill their service-learning requirement. APPLES partners allow students to provide a wide array of services while addressing different issues affecting our communities such as education, health, environment, homelessness, literacy, hunger and economic development.
Each semester, more than 50 APPLES courses are offered and most fulfill the experiential education requirement. Unless otherwise noted, students register for APPLES courses through Connect Carolina. The APPLES program does not register students for service-learning courses; students needing assistance in finding an open service-learning course should contact academic advising.
How to enroll in an APPLES course:
- Make sure you have the time. Students in courses commit to serving at least 30 hours throughout the semester. Schedules for available volunteer opportunities are posted typically in the first week of class.
- Review the posted course listing. This is typically posted the week before registration begins. These courses fill quickly and some have special requirements. Make sure to read these carefully and submit any applications or other materials.
- Enroll using Connect Carolina. Unless a course requires instructor permission or an application, students can enroll in APPLES courses through Connect Carolina.