College is full of new opportunities and learning experiences. Asking questions is critical! Compiled below are questions and answers submitted by current PEGS students.
What is the time commitment associated with PEGS?
PEGS occurs during the first 5 semesters of the student’s KSU career. Each semester, students enroll in one three-credit course, each of which is treated by KSU’s registration and tuition structures as a regular class. Please refer to the PEGS Experience page for details on the courses that are part of the program.
Is PEGS specific to certain majors?
No, PEGS welcomes students from all majors. In fact, the diversity of interests among our students is a key ingredient of the program’s success.
Are there ongoing requirements or standards for this program?
In order to remain in good standing with the PEGS program, students must maintain a minimum 3.5 KSU adjusted GPA, complete the ten-hour service requirement (per semester), and fulfill PEGS program requirements for academic achievement and leadership development.
- PEGS students with a GPA between 3.25 and 3.5 will be on PEGS probation, but in good standing with the University Honors Program.
- PEGS students with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.25 will be on probation with PEGS and the University Honors Program.
- PEGS students with a GPA below 3.0 GPA OR those who do not remain in good standing with the Honors program will be unable to attend trips abroad and will forfeit any trip deposit already paid.
How many students are in the cohort?
There are about 25 students accepted into each cohort every fall.
What is the cost?
All of the courses in the PEGS program of study are treated just like any other course at KSU. There is no special tuition or associated fees. However, students do contribute towards the cost of their travel experiences; this fosters ownership in the experience. Currently, students should expect the total additional costs of travel to both Costa Rica and Italy to be no more than $1,500. (See below for more information.)Tuition and Fees Cost of Attendance
Are there other PEGS gatherings or events outside the classes, meetings, and international trip?
Yes, the leadership team provides students with a wide range of opportunities including volunteer projects, social events, study groups, and presentations by community leaders.
Does PEGS meet over the summer?
Not on a weekly basis. There are occasionally events over the summer, especially for incoming first-year PEGS students.