Dec 07, 2021  
2021-2022 Edgewood College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Edgewood College Catalog

Admissions


Undergraduate Admissions Academic Policies for Admission
College Completion Re-entry Admissions Transfer Policies
Graduate Admissions Articulation Agreements
Student Classifications Academic Support Programs
Credit for Prior Learning Academic Policies for Student Veterans

Student Classifications

Definition of Undergraduate Students

An undergraduate student is a student who has not earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited, post-secondary institution and is registered for an undergraduate degree or certificate program. 

Definition of Post-Baccalaureate Students

A post-baccalaureate student is a student with an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited, post-secondary institution who is either registered for an additional undergraduate degree or certificate program, or is taking additional undergraduate-level courses as a non-degree-seeking student.

A post-baccalaureate student, as defined above, who wishes to take graduate level courses while registered for undergraduate-level courses will be allowed to take up to a total of six (6) graduate level credits as a post-baccalaureate student. A post-baccalaureate student interested in pursuing a graduate degree or certificate program at Edgewood College is encouraged to contact his/her advisor to discuss procedures for admission as a graduate student.

Definition of Graduate Students

A graduate student is a student with at least an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited, post-secondary institution who is registered for a graduate-level degree or certificate program, registered for graduate level courses as a non-degree-seeking student, or registered for a doctoral program.  Doctoral students must have earned a master’s degree.

Change of Student Classification

To apply for a change in classification, a request must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. Students with special classifications must have their files processed through the regular admission process before they can change their classification to a degree or license seeking candidate.

Undergraduate Admissions

Edgewood College seeks to admit students who are prepared to have a successful college experience. Grades from high school or previous colleges, test scores and life experiences may be considered in making an admission decision. The Admissions Committee may grant admission to students whose past performance does not meet direct admissions standards if there is sufficient evidence of academic potential. Priority admission deadlines are established each semester. Check www.edgewood.edu or contact the Office of Admissions for deadlines. Note that admission to the College neither guarantees nor implies course availability. For questions about admission, contact the Office of Admissions at:

608.663.2294 or 800.444.4861
admissions@edgewood.edu
www.edgewood.edu

Academic documents required for admission considerations can be found online at www.edgewood.edu.

Transcripts must be sent either electronically direct from the institution or in a sealed envelope via postal mail:

Edgewood College
Office of Admissions
1000 Edgewood College Dr.
Madison, Wisconsin 53711-1997

Admission for First-time Students

Candidates for admission to Edgewood College are expected to present a minimum 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative high school grade point average, rank in the upper half of their graduating class, and present a minimum composite score of 18 ACT or 940 SAT.

Students who submit a GED are expected to present a minimum composite score of 628 with a score of no less than 157 in each content area.

Candidates will also present at least sixteen units of high school study, twelve of which should be chosen from among the following fields: Natural Science, Speech, Social Science, English, Foreign Language, History, Religious Studies (one unit only), and Mathematics. Two years of the same foreign language in grades 9-12 with grades of C or better are also recommended; if not completed in high school, the equivalent will be required at Edgewood College.

Admission to Edgewood College does not imply or guarantee admission into certain schools or programs. Additional entrance requirements may be required for programs including, but not limited to, Nursing, Business, and Education. Contact the Office of Admission for details.

Admission for Transfer Students

Candidates are expected to present a minimum college grade point average of a 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in a minimum of 12 academic-level credits from a regionally accredited institution. Admission for students who do not meet the 12-credit minimum will be reviewed based on the admission requirements for freshmen.

Admission to Edgewood College does not imply or guarantee admission into certain schools or programs. Additional entrance requirements may be required for programs including, but not limited to, Nursing, Business, and Education. Contact the Office of Admission for details.

Failure to report previously attended institutions in the admission process may result in action, including dismissal, from the College. Students dismissed from a previous college must wait one full year prior to applying to Edgewood College. After that time, students must submit additional materials (personal statement, letters or recommendation) for review by the Admissions Committee.

Admission for Post-Baccalaureate Students

Candidates who have earned a bachelor’s degree and wish to be admitted to work toward certification, a second major, or a second baccalaureate degree will be considered post-baccalaureate students.

Students may earn a second undergraduate (Post-Baccalaureate) degree, by completing additional major(s)/minor(s), in addition to the following general education requirements: COR 2, COR 3, Two-Semester Foreign Language Sequence, as well as the Religious Studies requirement (R tag). Edgewood College has a 32-credit residency requirement which must also be met in order to earn an additional degree.

Post-Baccalaureate students may instead opt to complete an Add-on Major or Minor, which would be earned in addition to their initial bachelor’s degree. Add-on Majors and Minors require completion of major and minor coursework only, and do not earn another distinct degree.

Post-baccalaureate students are expected to present an official transcript confirming completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Failure to report previously attended institutions in the admissions process may result in action, including dismissal, from the College.

Admission for International Students

Edgewood College is authorized to issue the required Certificate of Eligibility for Admission (I-20 Form) necessary to obtain a student visa. In addition to the required academic documents to be considered for admission, international students seeking an I-20 Form from Edgewood College are required to present the following:

  1. Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose primary language is not English). Applicants must prove English proficiency by submitting one of the following documents:
    • TOEFL score of 71 or higher on the internet-based test (IBT) or 525 or higher on the paper-based test (PBT) (for more information, visit www.toefl.org).
    • IELTS overall band score of 6.0 or higher (for more information, visit ielts.org).
    • Letter of recommendation from an approved ESL instructor (such as WESLI or MESLS).
    • A transcript demonstrating successful completion of 1 year of college-level work in English.
  2. Proof of financial support for the duration of study at Edgewood College. Students who are seeking an F-1 or J-1 student visa must show sufficient funds on deposit for at least one year. Financial documents must be original letters or statements from a financial institution with original ink signatures and stamps, be written in English or accompanied by official English translation, indicate unit of currency, include both the sponsor’s name and the student’s name exactly as it appears on the student’s application, and must be dated within six months of application date.
  3. If college-level work has been completed, applicants are required to present all transcripts, certificates and diplomas pertaining to this work. To receive transfer credit from international institutions, students must submit a detailed “course-by-course” evaluation of credits from an approved international credential evaluator.

Applicants will not be considered until after May 1 for the start of the Fall semester or November 1 for the start of the Spring semester. All priority admission deadlines also apply to international students. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as it may take weeks or months after the issuance of the I-20 Form to receive a visa. General admission deadlines apply to students who do not need I-20 forms (i.e., they are here on another visa, are permanent residents, etc.) and re-entry students.

Admission for Students Not Seeking a Degree

Students may be admitted to Edgewood College to take courses without pursuing a degree. All non-degree students are subject to the priority admission deadlines set by the Office of Admissions. Overall institutional registration may impact eligibility for non-degree-seeking students. Instructor approval to take a specific course does not constitute permission to register for courses at the College and will not influence a student’s admission.

Admission for Undergraduate Re-entry Students

All students interested in returning to Edgewood College must complete the online reentry form available at www.edgewood.edu. Undergraduate students must complete this form if stopping-out for one or more semesters. Reentering students are expected to present official transcripts from all institutions attended since taking courses at Edgewood College. Failure to report previously-attended institutions in the admission process may result in action, including dismissal, from the College.

Students previously dismissed from Edgewood College who wish to return must follow the process specified in their official dismissal letter from the College.

Students serving in the military who must withdraw from courses for an extended period of time due to being activated for duty or who are deployed may reenter by completing the reentry form without penalty. For more information about policies as they relate to student veterans, please contact Veterans Services at Edgewood College via email at veterans@edgewood.edu or by phone at 608.663.4266.

Initial matriculation carries a five-year statute of limitations. If a student reenters after an absence of five or more years, they will be responsible for completing all admission requirements in the Catalog in effect at the time of reentry.

Auditing Courses as an Undergraduate Student

Courses offered for credit are available for audit at the discretion of the instructor. Instructor approval is required for auditing and the instructor will also determine the student’s level of participation in the course. Overall institutional enrollment may impact eligibility of auditors. Instructor approval to take a specific course does not constitute permission to register for courses at the College and will not influence a student’s admission as an auditor. Not all courses can be audited. Please see the “Auditing a Course” section in this catalog.

Graduate Admissions

Edgewood College seeks to admit students who are prepared to have a successful college experience. Grades from high school or previous colleges, test scores and life experiences may be considered in making an admission decision. The Admissions Committee may grant admission to a student who submits documents that show that their past performance does not meet direct admissions standards if there is sufficient evidence of academic potential. Priority admission deadlines are established each semester. Check www.edgewood.edu or contact the Admissions Office for deadlines. Note that admission to the College neither guarantees nor implies course availability. For questions about admission, contact the Admissions Office at:

608.663.3297 or 800.444.4861
gps@edgewood.edu
www.edgewood.edu

Academic documents required for admission considerations can be found online at www.edgewood.edu. Transcripts must be sent either electronically direct from the institution or in a sealed envelope via postal mail to:

Edgewood College
Admissions Office
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53711

Graduate Student Classification

Upon application, candidates request admission under one of the following five student classifications:

  1. Degree candidates are applicants seeking a graduate degree from Edgewood College.
  2. License candidates are applicants seeking a license through a School of Education program approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).
  3. Certificate candidates are applicants seeking a graduate certificate from Edgewood College.
  4. Degree and license candidates are applicants seeking both a graduate degree from Edgewood College and a DPI license.
  5. Non-degree students are applicants who are taking courses for personal reasons and are not seeking either a degree or license.

Admission for Graduate Students

Applicants for any of the student classifications except non-degree must meet all of the requirements for admission to the graduate programs. For admissions information, please see the specific program pages in this Catalog.

Admission for Non-degree Graduate Students

Non-degree students must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a scale of a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited, post-secondary institution.
  2. Complete and file an application to one of the graduate programs.
  3. Have paid the application fee.
  4. Submit an official copy of the transcript that shows completion of a baccalaureate degree.

Graduate Admission Status

There are three types of graduate admission statuses at Edgewood College: regular, provisional and contingent.

Regular Status

The status of regular admission to the graduate programs at Edgewood College is awarded to applicants who meet the requirements for their classification.

Provisional Status

When applicants have a cumulative entering GPA, computed on the highest degree held at the time of admission, less than what is required by the program, they may be admitted with provisional status. If accorded provisional status, the student must attain a 3.00 GPA for the first nine credits in courses numbered 600 and above taken at Edgewood College, or the student will be dismissed from the College. Applicants must still meet the minimum GPA requirement of their selected program. Please refer to the specific program for minimum GPA and other program specific admission requirements.

Contingent Status

Contingent status is accorded to individuals who are admissible to the College based upon the admission requirements for his/her program of interest; except that one or more original pieces of admission information (or specific School or department requirements) are missing from the student file. This status is used only in cases where it is clear that the student will be admissible with regular or provisional status when the missing information has been received. Contingent status is applicable for one semester only. Students will not be allowed to register for a second semester while on contingent status.

Graduate International Students

International students seeking admission to Edgewood College for the first time must submit the following in addition to individual program requirements:

  1. Graduate application to Edgewood College.
  2. Official copies of all college/university transcripts and certified translation into English of all transcripts not originally in English. Transcripts from universities outside the United States must be accompanied by a course-by-course evaluation of credits from an approved international credential evaluator.
  3. Provide two letters of recommendation from college or university professors, supervisors and/or professional colleagues who can focus on the probability of the student’s success in graduate school. Letters of recommendation must be in English. Go to www.edgewood.edu for more information.
  4. Submit a written statement in English listing the reasons why you think you will be successful in graduate school; cite how specific background experiences will aid in your success as a student.
  5. For non-native speakers of English, verification of English proficiency through one of the following ways:
    1. TOEFL scores of 80 or higher on the internet based test (IBT).
    2. IELTS score of 6.0 or higher (www.ielts.org).
    3. A transcript demonstrating successful completion of a year (24 credits) of college-level work in English (both instruction and textbooks in English).
    4. Completing coursework at one of Madison’s English Language Institutes:
      1. Wisconsin ESL Institute (www.wesli.com). Successfully completing WESLI’s 700-level requirements.
      2. Madison ESL School (www.mesls.org). Successfully completing MESLS Level Six (302) core courses.
  6. Students applying to the MBA program must submit a GMAT score of 430 (suggested minimum). See the Admissions Office for specific details.
  7. Students applying to the MSN program must provide proof of a valid Wisconsin nursing license by passing the NCLEX exam prior to admission in the Edgewood College.
  8. Proof of financial support for the duration of study at Edgewood College. If educational expenses will be paid by a sponsor, a notarized affidavit of support signed by the sponsor is required.

Students must supply verification of ability to pay for the cost of attendance for at least one full academic year (both direct costs such as tuition, fees, and books and indirect costs like insurance, transportation, etc.) This figure is determined annually.

Financial documents must be original letters or statements from a financial institution with original ink signatures and stamps, be written in English or accompanied by official English translation and indicate unit of currency, include both the sponsor’s name and student’s name exactly as it appears on student’s application and be dated within six months of application date. Students should request additional original documents to present to the U.S. Consulate or Embassy when requesting a student visa, and to present to immigration officials when entering the United States.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as it may take weeks or months after the issuance of the I-20 form to receive a visa. General admission deadlines apply to students who do not need I-20 forms (i.e., they are here on another visa, are permanent residents, etc.) and reentry students.

I-20 Form

Edgewood College is authorized under federal law to issue a Form I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant [F-1] Student Status) to international student applicants who meet all criteria for admission. All international applicants who require an I-20 Form from Edgewood College are required to demonstrate sufficient financial resources. No scholarship aid is available to international students, and employment opportunities are limited. Students should not expect either scholarships or employment to pay for educational expenses.

Health Insurance Requirement

All international students are required to purchase health insurance through Edgewood College, unless the insurance is waived because the student is registered for an equivalent plan. In addition, students may wish to purchase insurance to cover their travel from their home country up to the start of their first semester at Edgewood College.

Admission for Graduate Re-entry Students

All students interested in returning to Edgewood College must complete the online reentry form available at www.edgewood.edu or contact the Admissions office. Graduate students must complete this form if stopping-out for three or more semesters. Reentering students are expected to present official transcripts from all institutions attended since taking courses at Edgewood College. Failure to report previously-attended institutions in the admission process may result in action, including dismissal, from the College.

Students previously dismissed from Edgewood College who wish to return must follow the process specified in their official dismissal letter from the College.

Students serving in the military who must withdraw from courses for an extended period of time due to being activated for duty or who are deployed may reenter by completing the reentry form without penalty. For more information about policies as they relate to student veterans, please contact Veterans Services at Edgewood College via email at veterans@edgewood or by phone at 608.663.4266.

Initial matriculation carries a five-year statute of limitations. If a student reenters after an absence of five or more years, they will be responsible for completing all admission requirements in the Catalog in effect at the time of reentry.

Auditing Courses as a Graduate Student

Courses offered for credit are available for audit at the discretion of the instructor. Instructor approval is required for auditing and the instructor will also determine the student’s level of participation in the course. Overall institutional enrollment may impact eligibility of auditors. Instructor approval to take a specific course does not constitute permission to register for courses at the College and will not influence a student’s admission as an auditor. Not all courses can be audited. Please see the “Auditing a Course” section in this catalog.

Academic Policies for Admission

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Examinations

A high school senior who has completed one or more Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses in high school and has taken the corresponding exams is encouraged to forward the results of the tests to the Academic Dean’s Office. Edgewood College grants credit to students who have successfully completed AP and higher level IB exams.

Transfer Credits for Undergraduate Students

Edgewood College accepts academic credit from recognized regionally accredited post-secondary institutions.

Courses with grades of “D+” or lower cannot be accepted as transfer credit. Courses taken as pass/fail or “for credit only” do not transfer without official documentation from the institution verifying that the grade is equivalent to a “C” or better. A maximum of 72 credits may be transferred from all combined coursework earned at two-year institutions. 

The Registrar’s Office determines acceptability of courses for transfer and fulfillment of General Education requirements in accordance with policies of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and the Faculty Association. Academic departments determine whether transferred courses fulfill requirements in the major or minor.

Current Edgewood College students are strongly encouraged to receive prior approval to register at another institution for the purposes of transferring courses back to Edgewood College by submitting a Pre-Approval for Transfer Coursework form to the Registrar’s Office or by checking the transfer equivalency table (https://www.edgewod.edu/admissions/transfer-students/transfer-equivalences).  Students must send transcripts to Edgewood as soon as their transfer courses are completed to ensure expected transfer credits are awarded.

A minimum of 32 of semester credits must be earned at Edgewood College to fulfill the general residency requirement, including work in the major. Each academic department determines the number of Edgewood College credits that must be earned in the major or minor.

International students or students who have studies abroad must submit a report from a foreign credential evaluation service in order for courses taken abroad to transfer. Contact the Registrar’s Office for information.

Transfer Credits for Graduate Students

At the discretion of the program director or dean to which the applicant is applying, graduate-level credits from regionally-accredited post-secondary institutions may be considered for transfer to a graduate certificate or degree program at Edgewood College. The credits from these courses cannot be used to fulfill graduate program residency requirements and the grades from the courses will not be included in the Edgewood College graduate cumulative GPA. The residency policy states that a minimum of 2/3 of the coursework credits (to the nearest multiple of 3) presented for a graduate certificate or degree must be taken at Edgewood College. It is at the discretion of each program director or dean to determine transfer credits up to a maximum of 1/3 of the graduate certificate or degree requirement credits.

Courses taken through Edgewood College Professional Development will be treated as transfer courses for the purposes of calculating graduate student GPA, but can be applied to meeting the program residency requirements. At the discretion of the program director or dean to which the applicant is applying, students may transfer up to six (6) graduate-level credits from the Professional Development Program coursework toward their graduate degree or certificate.

To consider coursework for transfer, it must have been completed within the acceptable timeframe as determined by the School or Department, not to exceed five (5) years. See program pages in this catalog for more information. The coursework must have a “B” or better grade for grades received using an A-F grading system. If the grade is “P,” the equivalency is determined by the appropriate School or Department, and must be relevant to the program to which it is being applied.

Articulation Agreements with former UW Colleges, Madison College, and Nicolet College

Students who receive an Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree in Liberal Studies from a University of Wisconsin College or who have received an Associate of Arts or Sciences Degree from Madison College or Nicolet College will be considered to have fulfilled all of Edgewood College’s General Education requirements except COR 2, COR 3, World Languages (L) and Religious Studies (R). All requirements except COR 3 may be met by previous coursework. COR 3 (which is typically met in the major) must be taken at Edgewood College. This policy does not apply to students who registered at Edgewood College prior to attending these institutions or who start taking courses at Edgewood College prior to finishing their Associate Degree.

Reverse Transfer Credit Policy

Reverse Transfer is for students who transferred from Madison College to Edgewood College before earning an associate degree. Credits that have been completed at Edgewood College will be transferred back to Madison College and will be used to satisfy degree requirements for an associate degree while also satisfying degree requirements for the bachelor’s degree at Edgewood College. There is no cost for students to participate in Reverse Transfer. Please contact the Registrar’s Office for more information.

Curriculum Requirements for Post-Baccalaureate Students

Degree-seeking students who enter Edgewood College with a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally-accredited institution will be considered to have fulfilled all of Edgewood College’s General Education requirements except COR 2, COR 3, World Languages (L) and Religious Studies (R). All requirements except COR 3 may be met by previous coursework. COR 3 (which is typically met in the major) must be taken at Edgewood College.

Curriculum Requirements for Applied Associate Degree Students in Certain Programs

Students who have earned an applied associate degree from Madison College or any Wisconsin Technical College System school may be eligible to work towards their bachelor degree at Edgewood College utilizing the “ABC General Education curriculum,” which is a revised version of our general education program for students who meet the following criteria:

  • Students must have already completed an applied associate degree in one of the Edgewood College-approved associate degree programs to be eligible for the ABC general education curriculum. See the Registrar’s Office website (registrar.edgewood.edu) for the list of approved programs. Students can earn the associate degree at any of the Wisconsin’s Technical Colleges, not only Madison College.
  • Students must declare a major in the corresponding program at Edgewood College, following an established “transfer pathway.”
  • Guaranteed admission is available for some transfer pathways, but not all.  This will be decided by each individual program.

Only students in approved majors/concentrations will be permitted to take advantage of this program. Students would not be eligible for the ABC requirements if they choose a major that is not in an approved transfer pathway. For example, a student with a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology who decided to be a Music major would have to complete the normal general education requirements.

Only students who have completed approved associate degrees are eligible to take advantage of this program. Each of the programs listed above has been carefully vetted and it has been determined that there is sufficient academic content to merit transfer to a four-year institution.  We recognize that not all degrees offered by the technical colleges meet this requirement.

Students who wish to matriculate at Edgewood before completing their associate degree will be admitted under the normal general education requirements. Upon completion of the associate degree, they can petition to qualify for the ABC program. Academic advisors will be aware of students who may qualify for the ABC requirements, and will be trained to help them navigate the curriculum.  

Credit for Prior Learning

The College offers several ways of obtaining credit for prior college-level learning, as described below. All credit for prior learning for General Education requirements must be completed before the term in which the student graduates. This includes proficiency exams, nationally standardized exams and portfolios. Credits earned through Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) or proficiency exams may not be used in fulfillment of the 32-credit residency requirement. Contact the Coordinator of the Credit for Prior Learning Program for more information.

Nationally Standardized Examinations

The College offers credit for satisfactory scores on three types of national exams:

  • The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Board
  • Excelsior Examinations
  • Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DSST)

The College policy for granting proficiency and awarding credit on the basis of these examinations is based on national recommendations. For specific information, contact the Coordinator of the Credit for Prior Learning Program.

Credit for Prior Learning Portfolio Program

Edgewood College offers a Credit for Prior Learning Portfolio Program to supplement the other alternative routes to credit.  The Credit for Prior Learning Program provides a means of awarding credit for such learning if it matches actual courses or the learning outcomes for general education tags the College offers.  A student seeking to fulfill program requirements must gain written approval for portfolio consideration from their advisor prior to attempting the Credit for Prior Learning Portfolio process.

With assistance from the Coordinator of the Credit for Prior Learning Program, candidates prepare a portfolio that describes, documents and discusses the candidates’ prior learning as related to the course or tag for which the student wishes to earn credit.  The portfolio should demonstrate a high level of competency and superior knowledge of the subject matter being reviewed.  The inclusion of industry certifications combined with letters of reference and personal statements are encouraged as a portion of the portfolio documents.  The portfolio is used as part of the assessment process in awarding credit or judgments of proficiency.  Any student registered at Edgewood College may apply for credit through the Credit for Prior Learning Coordinator (contact the Academic Dean’s Office for more information).  Awards for credit become part of the student’s permanent record after the student has completed at least one semester of full-time study or 16 credit hours of part-time study at Edgewood College.  

Armed Services and Organization-Sponsored Learning

Courses taken in the Armed Services and other non-collegiate organizations may be recognized for credit at Edgewood College when they are related to College programs and are listed in the American Council on Education’s national guides. These credits cannot be applied to degree requirements, unless approved by the head of an academic program, but will be counted towards general elective credits.

Non-native English/Heritage

Students for whom English is not their first (or familial) language may qualify for a waiver of the general education requirement of two experiences in World Language (L) tags.  Upon verification of proficiency in a language other than English using one of the three options listed below AND completion of both a C tagged course (Study of Arts (Literature)) and a W tagged course (Written Communication), the two L tags will be waived.

It is the student’s responsibility to get the verification of proficiency to the Edgewood College Registrar’s Office; the student’s Edgewood College transcript will be used in conjunction with the verification of proficiency to waive the two L tags.

There are THREE OPTIONS by which a student can verify their proficiency in a language other than English:

  1. Provide high school transcripts, college transcripts, or other document of completion in a language other than English, OR
  2. Take Edgewood College’s Spanish 1st year proficiency exam administered by the Academic Dean’s Office.  Students must pass the exam to demonstrate proficiency, OR
  3. Take the oral proficiency interview given by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in a language other than English.  Students must demonstrate proficiency at the advanced or superior level.  Students can contact the Academic Deans Office to seek possible financial assistance for the cost of the proficiency test.

Foreign Language/Retro-active Credits

Edgewood College’s Department of Foreign Language offers the opportunity for students to receive credit toward the degree for high school courses in foreign languages (see FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT).

Academic Support Programs

Traditional freshman admitted conditionally to the College are required to participate in a program that offers study skills assistance, special courses and mentoring by College staff during their first year. The College Achievement Program is coordinated by the Academic Dean’s Office, Admissions, and Academic Success. 

All students may receive support for academic performance through Academic Success, the Center for Student Success (for documented disabilities) or through academic departments. Students are encouraged to be proactive in seeking help when they need it. In addition, the Academic Dean’s Office may require some students to gain support for academic performance as a condition of continuing registration.

Academic Policies for Student Veterans

For more information about policies as they relate to military/veteran students, please contact Military & Veterans Services at Edgewood College via email at veterans@edgewood.edu or by phone at 608.663.4266. 

Priority Registration

Undergraduate veterans with Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior standing will receive a registration time that allows them to register after undergraduate seniors and before undergraduate juniors.  All other veterans will register with their respective groups, as these groups have an earlier registration time.

Credit Load

For more information about credit load, see Credit Load under Registration Policies in the Academic Policies & Information  section.

Financial Aid

Student financial aid awards may be adjusted if the student’s tuition is covered 100% by outside scholarships or benefits/programs. Veterans in this situation are eligible for Edgewood College Academic Scholarships. 

Active Duty Policy

If an Edgewood College student is called to active duty service while currently enrolled, the student must present a copy of the official orders to the Director of Military & Veterans Services for review.  Upon confirmation of validity of orders, a student will have the following options to consider.

  1. If the student is being temporarily activated for duty, including annual and/or monthly training, or mobilized, the student will be allowed to:
    1. Take a leave of absence from the course
      1. Student needs to inform professor of absence dates ahead of the absence;
      2. Students may not be penalized for missed classroom time;
      3. Student will be awarded an equal amount of time as absent to complete
        1. any coursework that was assigned during the dates of absence; -OR-
        2. any alternative coursework, as determined by the professor, equivalent to the coursework missed.
  2. If the student is being mobilized or deployed for an extended period of time, the student will be allowed:
    1. A reasonable opportunity to complete all final, assignments, projects, and examinations for all courses ending no more than 30 days after the date of the order calling the student into active duty, unless such an accommodation cannot be reasonably made; -OR-
    2. to request a grade of incomplete.
      1. The student will be required to complete all remaining coursework within six (6) months after leaving state or federal active service;
        1. an extension of the completion of the “incomplete” grade may be requested by the student, if the student is unable to complete the remaining coursework within the (6) months window of time;
          1. Edgewood College reserves the right to deny any additional extensions that exceed the maximum time limit for “incomplete” grades to be completed.  Please refer to the catalog for incomplete guidelines
      2. Edgewood College may not charge any additional amount for tuition or fees associated with incomplete courses; -OR-
    3. to withdraw from classes immediately.
      1. The student will receive an official grade of “W” on the student’s official transcript to show the non-punitive withdrawal;
      2. Edgewood College will not hold the student accountable for tuition-related expenses for the term, session, or semester in which they withdraw; 
      3. Edgewood College will return any tuition it has received to the VA as soon as the withdrawal is completed;
        1. No payment will be made to the student by Edgewood College during this refund;
      4. Edgewood College will reimburse any prorated portion of room and board payments;
      5. The student will be responsible for the repayment of all funds received from the VA prior to or as the result of the withdrawal.
    4. To reenroll at the beginning of the following semester in which they are discharged, demobilized, or deactivated from active duty, or the next succeeding semester, whichever the student prefers.
      1. The student will maintain the same priority in registering for courses that the student would have had if they had registered for courses at the beginning of the registration period.