Accelerated Track Program (ACTRAC)


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

Eligible School of Continuing & Professional Studies (CAPS) 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 CAPS undergraduate degree program
  • Have successfully completed at least 12 units in CAPS
  • Have completed an English composition course at CAPS with a grade of B or better
  • Have a 3.0 minimum grade-point average
  • Have written approval from a CAPS 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 it 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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Students are strongly encouraged to speak with a CAPS advisor as soon as they are considering the Accelerated Track program.
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