FastTrackFastTrack is a summer mathematics enhancement program for 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 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.

FastTrack 2019 will begin on July 9th.

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. In addition, there will be academic advising available during this weekend. 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)

Open only to new First-Year students.

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 25th and participate in a week-long program on campus.  Students will retake the University of Wisconsin System Mathematics Placement Exam on Thursday August 29th.  Students placing into College Algebra (MTH 150) are guaranteed a seat in one of our MTH 150 sections specifically designated for FastTrack.  On Friday August 30th, 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.

When will I know if I am accepted?

Students will be contacted via their UWL email by July 3, 2019. Only 70 students will be selected for the Hybrid Cohort. There is unlimited enrollment for the Online-Only Cohort.

What is the Summer 2019 timeline?

The online pre-assessment must be completed prior to the program start date of Tuesday, July 9th. Course modules will be opened to students from July 9th to August 23rd. The typical commitment to the FastTrack program should be approximately 6 hours of online study and communication per week. All of the online study can be done independently at the student's convenience. Students may wish to reserve weekly learning times 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, August 25th and will participate in instructional and campus activities throughout the week. Students in the Online-Only Cohort will re-take their placement exam on August 31st or September 1st from 8 - 10 am during New Student Orientation and Welcome Weekend. 

What if I have further questions?

You may contact the FastTrack program director,  Dr. Robert Allen (rallen@uwlax.edu).