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More schools to join UW-Madison transfer program

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) -- University of Wisconsin System leaders say they've expanded a program that allows students to earn UW-Madison degrees after spending their first two years at other campuses.

  The Connections program creates another route to a degree from the state's flagship university.

  Students who are qualified for UW-Madison but turned away because of space limitations enroll at other schools before transferring as juniors.

  The program has involved two-year UW Colleges and a handful of technical colleges.

  UW-Green Bay is the first four-year school to participate this fall and next year UW-Parkside, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Stout will follow suit.

  The system estimates that 285 students will participate next year compared to 78 last year.

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