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EDGE Student Eligibility


EDGE launched with an initial cohort of 50-60 students. Union celebrated the first graduating class of EDGE in the spring of 2021. 

Though EDGE is open to all students who are residents of Union Public Schools, it is specifically targeted to serve traditionally underrepresented students, including low-income, first-generation college-goers and minority students. The program is a focused opportunity for Oklahoma Promise scholars.

The demographics of each cohort group will mirror the district’s demographics.

Students must meet college admission and course placement requirements to take college courses once they have been selected for EDGE.There is no specific grade point average or test score to apply for the program during their freshman year.

Students are not required to have a specific GPA or test score to enter the program as a freshman. However, students must meet college admission and core placement requirement to take college courses by the end of their freshman year,

Note: EDGE - Earn a Degree, Gradute Early is not for everyone. If students are active in extracurricular activities that conflict with their schedule of college classes, this may present a challenge. We will do our best to make accommodations; however, for this program to be successful, students need to be firmly committed to their college course load.

Parents and students must agree to participate in key components of the program in order to qualify. 

Student Recruitment and Selection Process

  • All eighth graders are invited to apply for EDGE.
  • The application process will open in January.
  • Presentations will be at the 8th Grade Center.
  • Parent information meeting will be offered.
  • Students will complete an aplication and an essay. They will also obtain two letters of recommendations.
  • An important step in the application process is completing the Oklahoma Promise application.
  • In order to provide equitable access to colleg educaton, 80 percent of accepted applicatants must qualify for Oklahoma Promise or be registered for Oklahoma Promise.




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8506 E. 61st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
Phone: 918-357-4321