EDGE Program

The EDGE Program is an opportunity for students to jump-start their transitions to Thomas College. This free program equips students with the tools they need to tackle academic coursework, manage the transition into their new roles as college students, navigate campus resources, prepare for internship and career opportunities, and much more.

The EDGE Program kicks off with a ten-day early start intensive prior to the start of the fall term and includes a Thomas College Institute course that counts toward graduation requirements. EDGE students receive a book stipend to help alleviate the cost course textbooks.

During the school year, EDGE is an important source of support for students. The EDGE Program helps students manage their time, set goals, learn the ropes, and take on new challenges through Connect Program activities and management workshops. One-on-one academic coaching through the Student Success Center helps students to stay on track in classes, take advantage of resources at Thomas, and overcome obstacles to personal and academic success.


What do students have to say?

“I would definitely talk to incoming first year students about applying for EDGE.”

“I thought it helped me get prepared for college life.”

“It is a great way to make friends and get used to the campus.”

“I really enjoyed the program and I learned a lot. I think the EDGE program was very helpful.”

“Challenging but worth it.”

“Loved EDGE!”

“Very great experience! Glad I took this opportunity!”

“There was a lot to do, but I feel like I accomplished something.”


For more information please visit Inside Thomas.

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