Crimson EDGE Learning Communities

The Capstone Center for Student Success (CCSS) is offering Learning Communities (LC) reserved for Crimson EDGE students. Crimson EDGE students from Culverhouse College of Business, the College of Engineering or Capstone College of Nursing are eligible to apply.

What are the benefits of participating in a Crimson EDGE Learning Community?

  • Each community will be limited to a total of 19 students, providing each student with individualized attention from advisors, instructors and faculty members
  • Community of peers with similar major and career aspirations, who will be in a minimum of three similar courses together in the fall semester
  • Students will have weekly access to an academic advisor, who will serve as an instructor of the participants BCE 101 class
  • Structured tutoring and study groups
  • Social events; networking opportunities, informational events and workshop
  • Programs and activities exclusively for Learning Community members

How will the communities be structured?

  • Each learning community participant will be enrolled in a pre-selected set of three courses in the fall semester.  The courses will vary based on the Learning Community
  • Students selected for the learning community will be enrolled in the same BCE 101 course taught by their Academic Advisor.

Students can expect to be enrolled in the following courses based on Learning Community


  • BCE 101 UA Freshman Compass Course
  • HY 101-104 History Core
  • Math determined by placement.


  • BCE 101 UA Freshman Compass Course
  • PY 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • Math determined by placement.


  • BCE 101 UA Freshman Compass Course
  • HD 101 Life Span Development
  • CH 104 Introduction to Chemistry

Requirements for consideration:

Participation in each of the Learning Communities will be limited.  Students should review the requirements and submit an application for full consideration.

  • Must be an admitted Crimson EDGE student
  • Must have registered for a Bama Bound Orientation session by time of application
  • Must have declared a major or concentration with an associated Learning Community
  • Must register for all 3 specified sections of the designated Learning Community courses during Bama Bound Orientation with the assistance of their Capstone Center for Student Success Advisor

Check eligible majors and designations

o  Culverhouse College of Business Majors

o  College of Engineering Majors



Each Learning Community is limited. The first students to apply and meet requirements will be accepted. Once the community is full, students’ applications will be wait listed.

Apply Here!