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Try our Trial Course

Explore the Capella courseroom

You may have questions about how school fits into your life, so our trial course can help show you what you could expect. You’ll experience the flexibility of online learning and get a feel for what it’s like to be a Capella student.

What is a trial course?

Our trial courses are an introduction to using our learning platform to complete coursework, communicate with faculty, access resources, check grades and more. Our trial course experience is available in both GuidedPath and FlexPath learning formats – try one or both today.


Set your own deadlines and use your experience to complete courses at your own pace. The faster you move, the more you can save on tuition.


We do the work of planning set deadlines and weekly check-ins. With 24/7 courseroom access, you can choose how to manage the rest of your study time.

What’s the right learning format for you?

Not sure which learning format you should choose? Take our Path Finder Quiz for insights into whether a self-paced format or a more structured approach is a better fit for you.

Why take our trial course?

Our trial course is your opportunity to explore the online learning experience at Capella. It’s designed to help you feel confident about getting your degree online with us.

Boost your confidence

When you know what to expect from the courseroom and the faculty, you can be better prepared for success in the FlexPath format.

Experience learning on your time

Discover how FlexPath courses give you the flexibility and control to learn at your own pace and plan your coursework around your life.

Navigate the courseroom

Get familiar with how to access the courseroom, review and complete assessments, participate in discussions, find grades and feedback and contact faculty.

Explore at no additional cost, with no commitment

With no commitment or additional cost required to take our trial course, you can explore whether online learning at Capella is a good fit for you.

Start learning today

Questions about Capella? Talk to an enrollment counselor to explore the best fit for you or take our trial courses to experience the courseroom for yourself.