Your road to academic success
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    Hadassah Strong, Terrence Johnson and other Rebel Runners.
    FASTrack is open to all eligible students. Space is limited, however, so apply today.
    Jesus Diaz, biology major, orientation leader, and former member of FASTrack,
    helps a new student navigate campus the first week of classes.
    Photo by Robert Jordan/UM Communications.
  • The FASTrack Approach

    Foundations for Academic Success Track (FASTrack) is a program designed to help first-year students transition from high school to college in a supportive environment. Approximately 400 FASTrack students per year benefit from smaller and enhanced classes, individualized advising/mentoring, and a community of supportive peers. FASTrack students earn higher GPAs, go on academic probation less often, and return for the sophomore year at higher rates than their peers.

    “What could be better than a program that welcomes, challenges, and supports student success? FASTrack’s targeted approach turns first-year students into seniors.”
    —Dr. Randy L. Swing, Executive Director of the Association for Institutional Research.