What you need to know to earn your
online degree faster

When you enroll at CTU, you gain access to CTU Fast Track, a program that allows you to accelerate your degree so you can graduate sooner, saving you time and money*.

CTU Fast Track is a prior learning assessment (PLA) program that offers exams designed to test your knowledge of key course objectives, giving you the opportunity to earn college credit for your experience and earn your degree faster.

Many of CTU’s undergraduate programs offer multiple eligible Fast Track exams and there are more on the way. Currently, CTU has dozens of degree programs that offer Fast Track exams. The number of Fast Track exams per degree ranges from 2 to 17.

By passing CTU Fast Track exams you can save up to 30% on time and tuition by earning college credit for prior knowledge*. Fast Track exams are available at no additional cost to all CTU students.

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1. Register for your exam

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Sign up for a CTU Fast Track exam through your admissions advisor or success coach. You can register for the Fast Track exam at any point before the course begins.

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You may register for more than one Fast Track exam at once. We recommend only taking two during any given week.

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A course facilitator will send reminders leading up to the start of your Fast Track exam.

2. Log in for your scheduled session to take the exam

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Once your CTU Fast Track exam is open, log in and begin the exam.

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You can start and stop the exam at any point while Fast Track is open.
On average each Fast Track exam takes between 3-5 hours to complete.

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There is no penalty for not passing a CTU Fast Track exam, but you may not re-take a Fast Track exam that you have attempted and not passed.

3. Get a passing score and skip the class—saving time and money!

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If you score 70% or above, you earn proficiency credit and the course is removed from your schedule.
If you score below 70%, the course remains on your schedule as regularly planned.

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Your grade will be posted after your Fast Track exam open period ends.

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After 24 hours, course credit is applied to your degree program.

Ready to Fast Track
your degree at CTU?

If you are interested in enrolling in a CTU Associate degree or Bachelor's degree program at CTU and taking Fast Track exams, fill out the form below for more information or call 855.230.0555.


Currently a Student?

If you are already a CTU student, contact your success coach to see if you are eligible for any Fast Track exams.

*The ability to reduce time in school and/or tuition depends on the number of CTU Fast Track exams successfully passed. Fast Track Program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and tuition. Courses eligible are subject to change. Colorado Technical University Fast Track exams are available only to CTU students.


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What is CTU Fast Track™?

At Colorado Technical University, we realize that many of our students come to us with prior knowledge gained through work, the military, a trade school, an apprenticeship or other life experience. CTU Fast Track is a prior learning assessment (PLA) program that allows students enrolled at CTU the opportunity to earn college credit for life experience or previous work experience. Each exam is designed to test your knowledge of key course objectives. By passing a CTU Fast Track exam, you receive PLA credit that allows you to skip the class, accelerating your degree and allowing you to potentially graduate sooner. You can save up to 30% on time and tuition* and the best part is that these exams are available at no additional cost for CTU students.

Many of CTU’s undergraduate programs offer Fast Track exams. Eligible degree programs have at least 2 exams available, and some as many as 17 exams available. We currently have dozens of degree programs that have Fast Track exams available, with more on the way.

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