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Get Closer to Your Goals, One Course at a Time

Do you want to expand your professional skills, fulfill coursework requirements for licensure, or earn additional credits? Move forward on a direct path to meeting your goals when you enroll in an individual course from Capella University.


Start earning academic credits that can help you advance your career.

Individual courses are available at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of subjects. These include counseling, psychology, nursing, business, general education courses, and more. Each can be the step you need to:

  • Earn additional credits to support your professional license application
  • Expand your opportunities and professional options
  • Fulfill specific coursework, credit, or content requirements
  • Gain new knowledge and refresh your skills
  • Explore online learning and earn credit toward a future program

Find the Course that's Right for You

Use these individual course guides to find the courses that fit your goals.

Commonly Asked Questions

Why an individual course?

Sometimes students need additional courses to complete such requirements or their current institution doesn’t offer a course at a convenient time. Enrolling in an individual, online course from Capella can provide you with a direct path to meeting your goals, helping you to:

  • Meet coursework and content requirements for license eligibility
  • Try a Capella University course without committing to a degree program
  • Transfer coursework to another institution
  • Prepare for certification exams
  • Gain new knowledge and refresh your skills

How does the credit system work?

Capella University operates on the quarter credit system. Generally, 1 quarter credit is equal to .67 semester credits. For example, if you need 12 semester credits for licensure or to transfer to another institution, you would need to complete approximately 18 quarter credits. Check with your state board or learning institution to understand their transfer policies and how they convert credits.

What payment options are available?

Individual courses are not eligible for financial aid, according to Department of Education guidelines. Students who enroll in an individual course can set up a payment plan, bill their employer directly (as available), or seek outside loans as a financing option. Payment plans can be arranged by contacting our business office at 1.888.227.3552.

How do I enroll?

Applying to become a non-degree, course only student is quick and easy. Our free application can be completed online in as little as 10 minutes. We may require you to submit an additional document later, such as a Statement of Rationale for counseling courses, or your official transcripts. An enrollment specialist will contact you with next steps—start the application process here.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Get started—there’s no application fee when applying to take an individual course as a non-degree learner.

To learn more, call 1.877.295.6791, request information, or apply now. We'll connect you with an enrollment specialist trained in your area of interest who can assist you with any questions you may have.

Why Is Capella the Right Choice?

All of our courses feature curriculum that is professionally aligned and competency-based, combining the knowledge and practical skills you need.

Capella’s highly interactive courses support learning and student engagement. And our faculty are ready to help you develop expertise in your field of study.

The assignments you complete are grounded in real-world experience—challenges and opportunities you’ll face in your professional career.

Each course from Capella gives you the learning experience you need to move forward on your career path.

Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, other professional credential, or salary advancement. State licensing regulations and professional standards vary; learners are responsible for understanding and complying with the requirements of the state in which they intend to work.