Crimson Edge

Crimson Edge is a student success program in the Capstone Center that assists students in their transition to The University of Alabama, providing them holistic support in their first fall and spring semesters. The core of the program consists of centralized academic advising, success plans for each student, and intentional connection to academic support and engagement offerings across campus.

“I was admitted into the Crimson Edge program my freshman year and I’m so thankful every day that I was because I was able to make great connections with people who really cared about me and supported me.”

“Being admitted to the Crimson Edge program was the best thing for me and I truly believe this program is what put me on track to succeed here at Alabama.”

Other program components include, but are not limited to:

  • Enrollment in compass and/or student success courses
  • Required face-to-face interaction with academic advisors
  • Additional assistance from a peer advisor
  • Registration Parties to assist students as they register for spring, summer, and fall classes for the first time on their own
  • Application support to the Honors College for eligible students after their fall semester
  • Transition Events at the conclusion of the program to serve as an intentional transition into college advising
  • Additional and more intrusive advisement and academic support if necessary
  • Online Advising resource course located in Blackboard LMS
  • Weekly advising e-mail from assigned Academic Advisor
  • Special events hosted by the CCSS advising team