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Weber State University will offer some 30 accelerated-learning, pre-term classes beginning Monday, Aug. 15, during the six weeks between summer and fall quarters.

"Pre-term classes offer an intense learning experience," said Chris Rivera, director of academic credit programs for Continuing Education and Community Services at Weber State."Students can earn three to five credit hours per class in about half the time of a typical quarter," he said.

Pre-term classes will begin on different days after Monday. Students may register from now to one day before class begins by calling 626-6600 or 1-800-848-7770.

The pre-term offers courses in business education, criminal justice, English, geology, health, history, interior design, library science, philosophy, political science, psychology and sociology. The classes count toward two- or four-year degrees.

Students may obtain a free autumn '94 "Explore" class schedule at the Continuing Education Office, Room 218, in Promontory Tower on 4100 South, east of Harrison Boulevard.

Schedules also are available at the Ogden Metro Center in the Ogden City Mall; Davis County Clear-field Center, 373 S. State St.; and Davis County Layton Center, 1992 W. Antelope Drive.

Any student who attended spring or summer quarters may register for pre-term classes. New freshmen, students out of school for one year or more and transfer students must gain admission before registering.

New freshmen under age 25 need to achieve an admissions index of 85, based on an applicant's high school grade-point average and ACT score. For example, an applicant with a 2.0 grade-point average needs a 24 ACT score to meet the index.

The index requirement doesn't apply to new students older than 24. The university will admit them based on an application, high school transcript or GED equivalent.

Admission forms may be obtained on campus at the Miller Administration Building or the Continuing Education Office. Applications also are available at the off-campus centers.

Rivera said the university originally offered pre-term classes to high school students making the transition to college. Then, other students began asking about the accelerated classes.

"We decided to open the pre-term to everyone," Rivera said. "Every student is different at Weber State, and we want to meet each student's diverse needs."