Adding a degree program to the schedule of a working adult can be a daunting prospect.

Aside from work obligations that can spill beyond 40 hours per week, adults also have lives outside of work: families, hobbies, volunteerism, and other commitments. There are other considerations too; maybe they have gained significant work experience and knowledge in their field, so the thought of spending months relearning what they already know is frustrating, not to mention cost prohibitive.

That’s where FlexPath comes in. FlexPath at Capella University offers the potential to move quickly through familiar topics within the coursework, potentially saving time and money. Many working adults who have already experienced FlexPath have found it to be an ideal way to earn their degree. Here are the top 7 reasons FlexPath worked for them, and why it could work for you.

1. FlexPath offers the ultimate flexibility in online education.

  • Choose the pace of your progress. Pause or accelerate as you wish.
  • Set your own deadlines to accommodate your schedule.
  • FlexPath is fluid. You can juggle work, life, and learning without shortchanging anything or anyone.

“Showing my kids that Mom can be successful is huge to me. Showing my kids that Mom can complete something, that she is special, that she works really hard – I wanted them to see all of that.”

Andrea*, FlexPath Graduate, BS in Business Administration

*Actual Capella graduate who agreed to appear in promotional materials for Capella.

2. FlexPath lets you leverage what you already know.

  • Move quickly through material you already know and spend more time on what you really need to learn.
  • 92% of alumni report that FlexPath allowed them to use their knowledge and experience to move faster through their program.*
  • Help shorten your path to completion by applying previous coursework or industry certifications.**
*Source: Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2017.
** Students holding certain industry certifications at the time they enroll in FlexPath may use their certifications to fulfill designated FlexPath requirements. FlexPath students are only eligible to submit their certifications within 10 weeks of starting their first FlexPath course. Fees may apply. For details and the eligible certifications, talk to a Capella enrollment counselor.

“FlexPath is a journey of experiencing new things, gaining knowledge, and really being able to show yourself and others that you know everything you need to know to be successful. It’s a journey that only you can take, and the good thing about FlexPath is that you’re in control of it.”

Bryan*, FlexPath Graduate, MS in Information Systems and Technology Management**

*Actual Capella graduate who agreed to appear in promotional materials for Capella.
**This program is no longer available

3. FlexPath is the most direct path to your goals.

  • No need to wait for a new term to begin before moving from one course to the next.
  • Move at whatever speed suits you, whether that’s completing a course in 2 weeks or 12.
  • With FlexPath, you can earn your degree in 12 months and under $11,500.*
*Generally, the fastest 10 percent of students finish in a year. Program length and cost will vary by your degree program, transfer credits, the per-session cost, and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees apply.

“FlexPath isn’t for everybody, but if you are able to stick to your own deadlines and if you like to work independently and at your own pace, this is absolutely the program for you. It really does do all the things that it promises.”

Jennifer*, FlexPath Graduate, MBA in Human Resource Management

*Actual Capella graduate who agreed to appear in promotional materials for Capella

4. With FlexPath, your pace determines your price.

  • Finish as many courses as you want each 12-week session—taking up to two courses at a time—for one flat fee.*
  • The faster your pace, the more money you may save.
  • Earn your degree on your terms and on your budget.

“It’s such a great idea: Pay a flat rate and then based on what you know and what you’re capable of, you can get in as many courses as you can in that time.”

Adam**, FlexPath Graduate, BS in Business Administration

*Books, supplies, and other fees may apply. Students may enroll in up to two courses simultaneously.
**Actual Capella graduate who agreed to appear in promotional materials for Capella.

5. FlexPath measures your abilities without tests, exams, or weekly discussion posts.

  • FlexPath is 100% competency-based, meaning learning is assessed through demonstration of key skills, not through time spent in class.
  • Apply your knowledge to real-world situations through case studies, research papers, or presentations to prove your mastery.
  • Learning is assessed through demonstration of key skills and competencies.

“My FlexPath MBA program reinforced my leadership skills. It’s given me more confidence and it’s made me more comfortable in not only what I know but how I can grow in the future. It’s that boost to your confidence that says, ‘I can do this. I did do this.’ I didn’t believe I could before I did my MBA and now I know I can. Huge difference.”

Mary Anne*, FlexPath Graduate, MBA

*Actual Capella graduate who agreed to appear in promotional materials for Capella.

6. FlexPath students have support along the way.

  • FlexPath’s unique support model includes enrollment counselors to get you started, faculty to evaluate and provide feedback on assessments, and coaches to help you stay on track.
  • Connect and network with other students along the way.
  • Access all Capella’s support tools such as the library, career center, military support, and more.

“There is plenty of support. You can reach out through phone calls or emails to your tutor, to your advisor, or to your instructor and ask them your questions or tell them where you’re stuck. They will help guide you through that process until you are comfortable, as many times as it takes.”

Karen*, FlexPath Graduate, BS in Business Administration

*Actual Capella graduate who agreed to appear in promotional materials for Capella.

7. FlexPath graduates achieve great things.

  • 95% of FlexPath alumni are satisfied with the FlexPath learning format.*
  • 46% of FlexPath alumni agree their Capella degree helped them achieve a salary increase. *
  • 86% of FlexPath alumni agree that the tuition they paid for their education was a worthwhile investment.
*Source: Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2017.

“I had the experience, I had the knowledge…but without the degree, I just couldn’t get the door open. Doors are opening all over the place now.”

Andrea*, FlexPath Graduate, BS in Business Administration

*Actual Capella graduate who agreed to appear in promotional materials for Capella.

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