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See for yourself how the FlexPath learning format works, what courses are like and how you’ll be evaluated as a student.
The trial course can show you how online education works in a learning format that gives you flexibility and control of your schedule.
Our FlexPath learning format removes weekly discussions and lets you set your own deadlines.
In our FlexPath Trial Course, you will explore online self-paced learning, experience the courseroom, and view a sample assessment.
Explore how previous knowledge and experience can help you move faster through the course material to save time, control tuition costs and reach your educational goals.
Explore features and tools in the courseroom. See the types of information and resources that are available in every FlexPath course.
The trial course is noncredit bearing and nongraded. It was created to give you a first-hand experience of FlexPath to help you decide if it’s a good fit before you enroll.
The trial course is not evaluated, so you can take as much time as you want. As a FlexPath student, you pay per 12-week session rather than per credit. You also choose your own target dates for completing coursework. This means you can take extra time when you need it and move faster when it’s convenient for you.
Assessments measure your competency in targeted areas within your field of study. Assessments can include case studies, research papers, presentations or other assignments that ask you to apply your knowledge to real-world situations. See sample assessments in the trial course.
No, you don’t have to write a paper. There’s no pressure in the trial course. Feel free to explore the courseroom and sample assessments to see how FlexPath can help you fit higher education into your life.
The trial course itself is not graded or evaluated; in fact, there are no letter grades in FlexPath. Instead, students are evaluated on competencies. These are defined as the skills, knowledge and abilities required to show mastery in a topic or course.
In the trial course, and in all FlexPath courses, a list of suggested resources is provided for each assessment. Click an assessment in the left navigation pane, then scroll down to view suggested resources. Enrolled FlexPath students have access to resource kits,* faculty members, tutors and coaches.
*Resource kit fee applies.
The FlexPath Trial Course includes sample assessments for select business, education, health care administration, IT, nursing and psychology programs. FlexPath is available in select bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs.
No, you don’t have to take the trial course before you enroll in a FlexPath program. The trial course was created to help you understand how FlexPath can benefit you as a student.
Explore these resources for more information about how FlexPath works and how it can help you reach your educational goals.
A 2019 study by Capella University and Whiteboard Advisors reveals how people are using FlexPath to pursue higher education on their terms.
From nurses and educators to entrepreneurs, FlexPath helps real people take their next career steps.
Take a closer look at the time and cost benefits of FlexPath and how it can help you earn your degree.