EDGE Announcement

SUU’s EDGE Program has been discontinued as of July 12, 2019. University leadership listened to student feedback and are ready to build on the lessons learned from EDGE and move into a new era of experiential education. If you have questions as to why the program is being discontinued, please consult with your college dean.

Some EDGE courses will be taught through the Fall 2019 semester. The archived EDGE Program website will be available through the end of the year.

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Questions & Answers

Q: Is the EDGE Program still a graduation requirement?

A: No. On Friday, July 12, University academic leadership announced that the EDGE program has been discontinued.

Q: So how will I get experiential education while at SUU?

A: EDGE is not being replaced with another program at this time. Instead, students will work with their respective colleges and deans to create experiential learning opportunities or pursue one of many existing opportunities. Colleges may or may not add a capstone or experiential education requirement for their majors. This is all to be determined in the months and years to come by each academic college.

Q: Will I need to change or update my catalog?

A: Completion of EDGE courses is no longer required for graduation. You will NOT need to update your catalog to have the graduation requirement removed; we will do this for you.

Q: What if I want to finish the EDGE Program?

A: EDGE 3000/4000 level classes will continue to be taught this fall for any student who would like to complete the program and/or needs the upper division credits for graduation, financial aid, etc. If you are currently enrolled in one of these classes and would like to drop the course, you are welcome to do so, but before doing so, make sure it doesn’t impact your financial aid. EDGE 3000/4000 will NOT be offered after fall semester.

Q: Do I need to withdraw from EDGE 1010 if I am currently registered?

A: EDGE 1010 is being offered this summer; students are invited to remain in the class if they choose. However, it will be discontinued at the end of summer and not be taught in the fall. If you are enrolled in the class for fall semester, it will be dropped from your schedule. If you are registered for the class this summer you may withdraw if you chose, but will not be automatically dropped.

Q: If I withdraw from any EDGE class this summer, am I entitled to a refund of my tuition?

A. Yes. If you are taking an EDGE class this summer and would like to withdraw and receive a refund please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@suu.edu by July 29th. Please be aware that there may be financial repercussions for dropping EDGE this summer. See questions and answers below for more details.

Q: Are there any other concerns I should be aware of before dropping EDGE this summer?

A: If you are receiving federal financial aid, veterans benefits, or any other financial assistance, please contact the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office to determine the impact of dropping your EDGE course. If you are receiving no such financial assistance, please submit an email to the Registrar’s Office at registrar@suu.edu requesting to have the course removed from your registration and records.

Q: Are there potential financial repercussions if EDGE is dropped from my schedule?

A: Yes. If dropping an EDGE class this fall places you below the number of credits you need for scholarships and/or financial aid, please register for additional classes. Should you decide to not replace an EDGE class and you drop below a certain credit load, please be advised that this could have negative consequences for your federal and institutional financial resources, as well as any private scholarships you may receive. Feel free to reach out to Financial Aid at (435) 586-7735 with any questions you may have. Your Student Success Advisor and the ACES are ready to work with you to find a replacement course if you need help.

Q: Who do I contact if I want to better understand why EDGE went away?

If you have questions as to why the program is being discontinued, please consult with your college dean for further information: