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University of Wisconsin-Marshfield / Wood County

FastTrack FAQ

What is a FastTrack course?
FastTrack courses at UW-Marshfield/Wood County are normal fifteen week classes compressed into 7 weeks. Materials are covered twice as fast in order to cover the same material that would be covered in a regular semester.

What is a hybrid course?
A portion of the learning activities will take place online, and time traditionally spent in the classroom is reduced. Computer skills are recommended.

What computer skills do I need to succeed in this program?
It is recommended that you are familiar with email, word processing, and the Internet. If you need additional help in these areas, check out our Continuing Education non-credit classes.

When are classes held?
You are required to attend class Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 9:15 pm. With the hybrid classes, you’ll also enjoy the flexibility and convenience of learning online.

What is the cost of the FastTrack program?
Tuition and fees for FastTrack are charged per credit and are the same as our traditional program. For the 2009-2010 academic year, tuition was $191.64 per credit.

Is financial aid available?
Yes, financial aid is available to FastTrack students. Email Dawn Messerschmidt, or call 715-384-1717 for additional information about financial aid.

Do I have to take the ACT before applying to the FastTrack program?
If you are 21 years of age or older, you do not need to take the ACT. You can leave this section blank on the application.

What types of support services are offered for FastTrack students?
UW-Marshfield/Wood County offers:

  • Advisor specializing in the needs of returning adult students
  • Computer refresher courses
  • The Learning Center (provides tutoring and academic assistance)
  • Individualized career and academic planning assistance
  • Financial aid and scholarship assistance
  • Small class sizes and personal attention to enhance accelerated learning