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How FlexPath Works

FlexPath allows you to earn your degree at your own pace. When you feel satisfied that you've learned the material, you’ll demonstrate your mastery of the key competencies. Faculty will then provide substantive feedback within 48 hours.

Your Degree, Your Pace

There are no preset deadlines. Rather, you’ll complete your work at your own pace, at any time during the course. You can move quickly through more familiar coursework or more slowly as you grasp new concepts and skills.


FlexPath vs Structured Format

Course Structure Faculty-led discussions and assignments. Work independently at your own pace with no preset due dates.
Available Degree Programs All Programs Select Programs
Assignments and Course Activity Deadlines Weekly 12 weeks from course start date.
Course Materials Required textbooks and materials Use the suggested source material or resources of your choosing — videos, articles, or your own work experience.
Estimated Time to Complete Degree Master's – 2-3 years
Bachelor's – 3-4 years
RN-to-BSN – 2-2.5 years
Master's – 1-1.5 years
Bachelor's – 2 years
RN-to-BSN – 1.5 - 2 years
Maximum Course Load 3 courses / quarter maximum No limit. (A maximum of 2 courses can be taken at any one time.)
Tuition Structure Pay per credit or course. Pay one flat tuition rate every 12 weeks.


FlexPath doesn’t factor in grades, GPA, credits accumulated or the amount of time spent in a classroom. Rather, you’ll receive substantive feedback from faculty as to how well you’ve demonstrated your skill level in your assessment.

Support Resources

In addition to Capella’s support services, FlexPath offers access to an entire support community, including:

Experts who work in the field they teach provide direct, substantive feedback on each assessment.

FlexPath Coach
One-to-one coaching to help you stay on track and achieve your goals throughout each quarter.

FlexPath Tutor
Subject Matter Experts provide extra assistance when you need help.

You’ll have access to an online discussion board with your fellow FlexPath learners as well as the writing center, library, and other online academic tools and resources.

To learn more about FlexPath, contact an enrollment counselor at 866.736.1745 or email us.