EDGE Program

EDGEThe Thomas College EDGE Program is designed specifically for first-year students, and offers an opportunity 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 which includes an intensive Thomas College Institute course that counts toward graduation requirements. EDGE students receive a book voucher 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 and leadership roles. One-on-one academic coaching through the Student Success Center helps students to stay on track in classes, maintain GPA and scholarship requirements, take advantage of resources at Thomas, and overcome obstacles to personal and academic success.

The early start Intensive for EDGE will run August 16-August 25, 2017.

EDGE 2017 Schedule

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.”


The application deadline for EDGE 2017 is May 1, 2017. To request an application, please contact Kelly Stevens at 207-859-1141 or edgecoor@thomas.edu .

For more information please visit Inside Thomas.

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