The Edgar Fellows (EF) Program is designed to enhance the education of a special group of curious, able and motivated students who have a broad range of interests. Application to the program is by invitation from the Edgar Fellows Advisory Committee only.
Students in the EF Program take courses selected from a set of specially designed EF Seminars that cover a wide range of topics, from art to science and more. These classes are small and emphasize discussion and participation. The program culminates with a six credit Capstone Experience, usually undertaken during the senior year.
Edgar Fellows must maintain an overall cumulative grade point average (gpa) of at least 3.40. Each semester, Edgar Fellows students must complete at least 12 credits and earn a gpa no lower than 3.00. Additionally, students must complete HONR 202 in their first year in the program and take at least one EF course in each subsequent year, until the course requirements are completed. (With prior notification, exceptions are made for Study Abroad or similar circumstances.)
Incoming first-year students accepted into the Edgar Fellows program will take HONR 101 and four additional courses; HONR 101 will count as the equivalent of INTD 105 .
The Geneseo Edgar Fellows Program foster habits of critical thought and expression, skills equally necessary to success in career, in private life, and in the public life of a citizen.