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Free One-week Mini Course: Sign-up Today

Find out what it's like to take online courses at Capella by taking a free, non-graded mini course. Our current students help design this mini course to ensure that you get an accurate impression of the Capella experience. Plan to spend 7-9 hours on course activities for the one-week trial.

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    Sign Up for the Bachelor's or Graduate Mini Course

     Bachelor's Mini Course

  • Select this option if you're interested in a bachelor's program
  • Participate with 75-100 other professionals interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

     Graduate Mini Course

  • Already have a bachelor’s degree? Then sample a graduate mini course.
  • Select this option if you are interested in a master’s, doctoral, or certificate program.
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    Prepare For Your Mini Course

    Plan ahead to get the most out of your mini course. We recommend setting aside 1 to 2 hours each day for course activities.

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    Log In

    Log in and take your course. We'll email you your username when you register. If you can't find your username in your email account, check your spam/junk folder or call 866.561.9754.

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What's a Mini Course?

This course includes the type of readings, discussions, and assignments that are part of all Capella courses.

You'll walk through the process of submitting a short academic paper — from researching a current issue related to your area of professional interest, to engaging in a discussion with your classmates — without the pressure of being graded. All course materials for the mini course are included for free.

A course facilitator is available to answer questions and help you navigate the courseroom. The mini course is offered twice a month.

What Is Involved?

Your mini course experience will include:

  • Reading an online essay about critical thinking
  • Viewing 2 short videos about constructing effective written arguments
  • Researching a current issue related to your area of professional interest
  • Participating in a discussion in response to your chosen article
  • Writing a 2–4 page position paper
  • Discussing your classmates' papers
Suggested Workload Schedule  
Monday Courseroom Tour, Introductions, Required Reading & Videos
Tuesday Profession-Specific Article  Research
Wednesday-Friday Profession-Specific Article  Discussion
Friday-Sunday Assignment: Position Paper
Sunday Optional: Position Paper Discussion

You Get Out What You Put In

To get the most out of your experience, we recommend you participate as fully as possible. The mini course provides a great tutorial to familiarize yourself with Capella’s approach to online learning and helps prepare you to be successful in your Capella courses.