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  • FastTrack

    FastTrackFastTrack is a summer mathematics enhancement program where incoming freshmen. The goal of the program is for students placed into MTH 050 or 051 to increase their skills in order to place into a higher mathematics class in the Fall on their freshmen year that will be required for their academic program. This will provide them with a faster time to complete their mathematics sequence, and ultimately a faster time to complete their program.

    Online-Only FastTrack Cohort ($50)

    Online-Only Cohort is a six-week online program that is designed to develop mathematical skills. Students in the Online-Only Cohort will retake the University of Wisconsin System Mathematics Placement Exam during the move-in weekend prior to the start of the Fall semester. Registration cost for the Online-Only FastTrack Cohort program is $50. Please note that this charge will be added to your fall Student Account.

    Hybrid Cohort ($200)

    The Hybrid Cohort is the same six-week online program as described above.  In addition, students will move into their residence halls on Sunday August 28th and participate in a week-long program on campus.  Students will retake the University of Wisconsin System Mathematics Placement Exam on Thursday September 1st.  Students placing into College Algebra (MTH 150) are guaranteed a seat in one of our MTH 150 sections specifically designated for FastTrack.  On Friday September 2nd, students will meet with academic advisors to finalize any schedule changes that might occur.  Registration cost for the Hybrid FastTrack Cohort program is $200.  This includes room and board for the week on campus, as well as the costs associated with the online program.  Please note this charge will be added to your fall Student Account.

    How do I apply? 

    Online pre-applications will be accepted through July 1, 2016. Click here to complete the pre-application. Within two days of your pre-application, you will receive a confirmation email with more information on the FastTrack program.

    When will I know if I am accepted?

    Students who best fit the intent of FastTrack will be contacted via email by July 3, 2016. Only 70 students will be selected for the Hybrid Cohort. There is unlimited enrollment for the Online-Only Cohort.

    What is the Summer 2016 timeline?

    The online pre-assessment must be completed prior to the program start date of Monday, July 11th, 2016. Course modules will be opened to students from July 11th to September 1st. The typical commitment to the FastTrack program should be approximately 6 hours of online study and communication per week. Most of the online study can be done independently at the student's convenience. Some designated weekly learning times will be required for students to attend online review sessions with the FastTrack instructors and tutors.

    Students in the Hybrid Cohort will move into their assigned residence hall on Sunday, September 1st and will participate in instructional and campus activities throughout the week. Students in the Online-Only Cohort will re-take their placement exam on September 3rd or 4th during New Student Orientation and Welcome Weekend. 

    What if I have further questions?

    You may contact the FastTrack program directors, Dr. Jennifer Kosiak (jkosiak@uwlax.edu) or Dr. Robert Allen (rallen@uwlax.edu).  You may also contact the Mathematics Department at 608.785.6603.