Edge Program

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The EDGE application


Thomas College is committed to the success of its students from admittance to job placement. The EDGE program represents one of these commitments.

Beginning with a free one-week intensive program, including a college-level course, student development activities and college management workshops, the EDGE program is designed to assist students in building success in college.

The intensive program is followed by individualized academic coaching throughout the fall semester.

Enrollment is limited.

Early application is encouraged for priority placement.

What do students have to say?

"I would definitely talk to incoming first year students about applying for EDGE." - 2010 EDGE student

"I thought it helped me get prepared for college life." - 2010 EDGE student

"It is a great way to make friends and get used to the campus." - 2011 EDGE student

"I really enjoyed the program and I learned a lot. I think the EDGE program was very helpful." - 2011 EDGE student

 "Challenging but worth it!" - 2012 EDGE student

"Loved EDGE!" - 2012 EDGE student

"Very great experience! Glad I took this opportunity!" - 2013 EDGE student

"There was a lot to do, but I feel like I accomplished something." - 2013 EDGE student 

EDGE participants receive:

*One free course to jump start their successful record at Thomas College

*Student development opportunities designed specifically for EDGE students

*Priority early move-in (for residential students)

*Option of on-campus housing for commuter students.

*Book voucher to cover cost of up to $250 for fall books upon successful completion of the program (redeemed at Thomas College bookstore only

*Second book voucher to cover cost of up to $250 for spring books after completion of fall semester (redeemed at Thomas College bookstore only)

*Individualized academic coaching during fall semester

Expectations of Participants

*Participate actively in ALL EDGE events, including classes, workshops, activities, and group and individual meetings

*Adhere to Thomas College campus policies during EDGE events, including the week-long intensive

*Complete successfully the course offered during the week-long intensive

*Participate in new student orientation activities during the three days following the week-long intensive

*Meet on a regular basis for academic coaching during the fall semester

*Participate in at least three Connections Program events during the fall semester

For more information about the EDGE program, please contact:

Amanda Favreau
EDGE Coordinator
Thomas College
180 West River Road
Waterville, ME 04901

The EDGE is made possible through the generosity of the Council of Independent Colleges and Wal-Mart College Success Awards.

Thomas College's mission is to prepare students for success in their personal and professional lives, and for leadership and service in their communities



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