Academic Policy

The goal of the Edgar Fellows program is inquiry with a lively exchange of ideas between and among students and instructors. However, the scholarship that the Edgar Fellow receives is academically based and the continuance of the scholarship depends on academic excellence and achievement. 

The criteria are as follows:

  1. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.4.
  2. Students must achieve a 3.0 gpa in each semester.

At the end of each semester, the registrar will inform the program directors of those students who have not met the grade requirements of the program. The directors review the transcripts of these students and then pursue one of two options:

  1. Continuance subject to improvement.
  2. Dismissal.

In the first case (the more common), students will be sent an email that alerts them to their academic difficulty.  The students’ transcripts will be carefully monitored. If students do not progress steadily and substantially towards the required gpa, achieving the required 3.4 within no more than two semesters, they will not be able to continue in the EF program. The decision is final.

In the second case, where the academic difficulty is irremediable, students will be notified of their dismissal by email. Students then withdraw from any EF program courses. They no longer receive the EF scholarship. The decision is final.