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Fast Track Study — Getting A Degree in Record Time

Release Date:
6/8/2014 11:00 AM
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by Sara Squeglia, Admissions Counselor

Fast Track Study — Getting A Degree in Record Time



In today’s fast-paced society, students are looking for innovative opportunities that will give them an edge over the competition.

At the University of New Haven, students have an exciting option that allows them to accelerate their studies and potentially receive two degrees for the price of one — it’s the Fast Track study program in the College of Business. This opportunity invites qualified students to complete their bachelor’s degree in any business major in three years — a full year earlier than in traditional bachelor’s programs. Those students interested in committing to the traditional four years at UNH can use the extra year to pursue a Master in Business Administration (MBA) in accounting, management, marketing or finance. Students can earn graduate degrees in sports management and hotel and restaurant management within three trimesters (slightly over a year).

Is the Fast Track study program right for your student? It could be if he or she is the type of student who is driven, not afraid to work hard, and will actively pursue a career. The College of Business offers this opportunity to students with a minimum high school GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale as well as a minimum SAT score of 1100 (Critical Reading and Math sections combined) or ACT Composite score of 24. All applicants to the program are also required to interview with a member of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions staff.

"At the University of New Haven, students have an exciting option that allows them to accelerate their studies and potentially receive two degrees for the price of one — it’s the Fast Track study program in the College of Business."

Typically, students enter into the Fast Track program with an average of 12 college-level credits. These credits can come from Advanced Placement (AP) classes, International Baccalaureate (IB) classes, or through class credit from an accredited two- or four-year institution. Those students who have not achieved this level of transferable credit must complete at least 12 credits during a combination of summer or intersession coursework (including UNH’s very popular two-week study abroad trips).

Fast Track students must complete the required 18–19 course credits per semester and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to remain in the program. Although each student takes an extra class per semester, there are no additional charges, allowing students to take six classes virtually free of charge. Those students interested in diving into the workplace immediately after graduation will have saved a full year’s worth of tuition, room, board, and student fees.

Students interested in applying to the College of Business’  Fast Track study program can begin an application at  www.newhaven.edu/fasttrack today. Additional questions  should be directed to Katie Fainer at kfainer@newhaven.edu.