The Millikin EDGE program offers a unique opportunity for select freshmen to adjust to the academic demands of college.
Freshmen selected for the EDGE program come to campus early and complete an intensive course prior to First Week orientation. In this course, experienced instructors introduce students to the realities of the college classroom through the formal study of an academic discipline. Through the EDGE class, students are exposed to the skills critical to collegiate success, including college-level reading and writing, critical thinking, class discussion and time management. Students complete the EDGE course with the assistance of peer mentors who serve as guides for academic success throughout the students' entire freshman year.
Following the completion of the EDGE class, students benefit from intensive advising during their freshman year. Staff in the Student Success office monitor the progress of EDGE students and work to address obstacles to academic success. Student Success staff also organize weekly study tables and follow up with EDGE students at critical times during the semester (midterm, course scheduling, etc.).
Selection for the Edge program is determined by the Admission office and the Student Success office in consultation with other University personnel. For more information about the Millikin EDGE program, please contact the Office of Student Success.