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Flexible degree enrollment begins today at UW

MADISON (WSAU-Wheeler News)  Adults can start filing applications today for the University of Wisconsin System's new flexible degree program. The U-W will hold a news conference this afternoon to remind folks about the details. The flexible degree program lets adults earn college credits by being tested about the knowledge they've earned from the workplace, the military, or previous coursework. It's designed to help working adults earn degrees more quickly.

The program's first courses will be offered in January at U-W Milwaukee and the 13 U-W two-year colleges. Milwaukee's first flexible degree courses are for its nursing, information technology, and bio-medical diagnostic imaging programs. The two-year colleges will offer the flexible option for a number of associate-degree courses. They include computer science, engineering, chemistry, and biology.

Other U-W campuses will start offering the flex-program later in 2014.