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Who is eligible for EDGE?
Any student enrolled in a traditional (non-co-op) undergraduate degree is eligible to pursue EDGE. There are no prerequisite credits required for entry, nor a specific academic average that a student must maintain to enter or remain in the program.
How will opting into EDGE affect my workload?
While EDGE is designed to build on the courses and activities you're already planning to complete, you'll need to complete some additional work as part of the certificate. As an example, you'll need to successfully pass a PD course and complete a reflection assignment to earn milestones for your co-curricular experiences.
You're welcome to work through EDGE at your own pace, and we recognize that completing your degree requirements is the primary focus of your time on campus. If you're having difficulty balancing school and your work toward completing EDGE, consider taking a term off from completing the certificate or taking advantage of some of the available on-campus resources. For example, you can connect with a member of the EDGE team, book an appointment with a Peer Success Coach from the Student Success Office or get in touch with Counselling Services.
How can I check my progress toward completing EDGE?
After opting into EDGE, the milestones in your Quest student record will be recorded as either “in progress” or “complete.” If you want to check your progress, open your undergraduate transcript using Quest and look for your milestones at the very bottom of the transcript. You can also contact the EDGE team at email@example.com for a progress update.
How will EDGE appear on my transcript?
If you complete EDGE by your graduation date, at convocation you’ll be awarded both your degree and an EDGE certificate signifying your work through the program. If you opt into EDGE but don’t manage to complete the program before graduating, any milestones you complete will still appear on your academic transcript.
Do I have to complete my EDGE milestones in a certain order?
EDGE is designed to be flexible, so you can complete your milestones during any term and in almost any order. The only exception is the capstone workshop, which can only be entered by students who have completed all of their other EDGE milestones or are on track to do so in the same term.
Who can I contact if I have questions or concerns?
I need help. Should I talk to the EDGE team or my academic advisor?
The answer depends on the nature of your problem. If you need help with one of the milestones that make up EDGE (e.g. enrolling in a workshop or vetting an experience), contact the EDGE team by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need help with your overall academic plan or have a question related to your program of study, contact your academic advisor.
I'm having difficulty balancing my academic studies and completing the EDGE program. What should I do?
Juggling all aspects of work, school and life can be challenging. The EDGE team recognizes that your health and well-being come first. We also recognize that completing your degree requirements is the primary focus of your time on campus.
If you're having difficulty balancing school and your work toward completing EDGE, consider taking a term off from completing the certificate. If you'd like to discuss strategies for managing your time or need help prioritizing various commitments, consider taking advantage of some of the available on-campus resources. For example, you can connect with a member of the EDGE team, book an appointment with a Peer Success Coach from the Student Success Office or get in touch with Counselling Services.
I want to take a break from pursuing the EDGE certificate. Do I need to opt out of the program?
You don't need to opt out of the program or inform a member of the EDGE team. if you need to take a break. You can complete EDGE at your desired pace throughout your undergraduate career; if you want to take terms off between the completion of EDGE milestones, that's not an issue.
I no longer want to complete the EDGE certificate. How can I opt out of the program?
You can opt out of the program by completing this disenrolment form.
I've opted out of EDGE. Can I opt into EDGE again in the future?
If you’ve opted out of EDGE, you’re allowed to register again in the future. If you’ve completed any milestones, those milestones will still count toward your progress through EDGE.
When should I complete my EDGE milestones in order to receive my certificate at convocation?
We recommend completing all six EDGE milestones prior to filling out your intent to graduate form. If you're unable to complete all of your milestones before filling out the form, contact us at email@example.com.
For more information about notifying the Registrar's Office that you intend to graduate, visit the Office's page devoted to the intent to graduate form.
Can I be removed from the EDGE program?
Because students don't need to maintain a certain academic average or standing to remain eligible for EDGE, students will only be removed from the program under rare, special circumstances pertaining to their pursuit of a degree program. The EDGE team will communicate with any students affected by these circumstances before any action is taken.
For more information about this process, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.