Sidney A. Ribeau President's Leadership Academy
The Fifth Year Option
The Fifth Year Option offers a flexible curriculum designed for scholars who are unable to complete their academic programs in eight semesters. Provided that satisfactory academic progress, acceptable grade point average and good standing are maintained, eligible scholars selected for the Fifth Year Option may receive an additional two semesters of funding. The Fifth Year Option is not guaranteed; scholars are strongly encouraged to complete their academic programs in a timely manner.
Scholars, who apply and are accepted for the Fifth Year Option, will represent the Sidney A. Ribeau President's Leadership Academy in a variety of capacities. Tasks will vary based upon enrollment status and number of semesters of funding requested.
The Fifth Year Option applies to undergraduate degrees only and is only available for Fall and/or Spring Semesters. Changes in majors or delays in matriculation due to participation in auxiliary or alternative academic programs (such as GeoJourney, Study Abroad, and the Washington Center, etc.) are not considered as legitimate reasons for seeking the Fifth Year Option. Applicants must be in good standing with the PLA to be considered for the Fifth Year Option.