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Accelerated Track Program (ACTRAC)

Students wanting to advance more quickly toward their degree can do so with the Accelerated Track program (ACTRAC).

Eligible University College students may enroll in courses that carry the ACTRAC option. By completing additional course work prescribed by the instructor, students earn 4 credits for each ACTRAC course rather than the usual 3 credits. By taking ACTRAC courses, students can reduce the total number of courses they must take before they graduate.

Program Requirements

Eligible students must:

  • be admitted to a University College undergraduate degree program,
  • have successfully completed at least 12 credits,
  • have completed a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better,
  • have a 3.0 minimum GPA, and
  • have written approval from a University College advisor.

Once approved, students register and pay for 4 credits for each ACTRAC course. The ACTRAC option must be chosen at the beginning of the semester, and is not available to Washington University day students.

The "extra credit" work is determined by the instructor and will normally include extra reading, writing, and research.

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