At Capella, you will enjoy the flexibility of earning your degree on a schedule that fits your life. Our online course rooms are designed for asynchronous learning—that is, students and faculty participate in discussions at different times throughout the week. You will not attend class at a specific date and time, but you can expect to complete weekly assignments, reading and participation requirements.
FlexPath allows you to master your skills and knowledge at your own pace, without the constraint of preset deadlines. Using the knowledge you’ve gained from previous and current work experience, you can move faster through more familiar coursework or slower as you grasp new concepts and skills.
You’ll master all the same competencies as our standard format courses, and earn the same degree. As an added benefit, you pay one flat tuition rate every 12 weeks, no matter how many courses you complete, potentially saving you time and money.
Each course syllabus will include:
Your course will be divided into 5, 6, or 10 units and you will complete one unit each week. Course length varies by program. Each unit includes the readings, assignments, discussions and other activities you will be expected to complete for the week. In most cases, your weekly assignments will be due on Sunday evenings, but deadlines may vary.
To view the types of discussions, assignments and grading criteria you can expect in your courses, we highly recommend signing up for our free one-week mini course. Mini courses are offered 2 to 3 times per month, and can provide you with a realistic view into the Capella online experience.
|Monday - Thursday||Review unit introduction and assignments|
|Monday - Thursday||Begin all weekly reading, research, and writing assignments|
|Tuesday - Friday||Participate in discussions
|Thursday - Sunday||Complete assignments and assessments|
Next, we recommend touring our course room.
If you have specific questions about the course room or online learning in general, your Capella counselor will be happy to answer your questions or connect you with a current student in your area of study. Contact us at 1.866.736.1745 or email.
In accordance with U.S. Department of Education (DOE) direct assessment approval requirements, a notification has been submitted to the DOE so that the FlexPath programs may be eligible for federal financial aid. Capella University will keep applicants and learners interested in FlexPath fully informed of any decisions made by the DOE.