October 29, 2009 in Region

New UW program clears way to 3-year degree

Associated Press

SEATTLE — A new University of Washington program will clear the way to a three-year undergraduate degree for students who arrive on campus with 45 credits.

The Husky Advantage program is designed for students who earn Advanced Placement or Running Start credits in high school. About 500 freshmen come to UW each year with 45 credits.

University officials say they haven’t been paying enough attention to these students. With the right guidance and fewer impediments, these students can save their parents a year of tuition. This year, resident undergraduates are playing $7,400 in tuition.

Most majors that will accommodate the Husky Advantage program are in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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