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One degree journey. Two online learning formats.

Online education for working adults is all we do, and we're very passionate about it. Our curriculum is 100% competency based, with two flexible online-learning formats: GuidedPath and FlexPath.

GuidedPath vs FlexPath—what you need to know.

Which learning format is right for you?


Not sure which learning format is right for you? Our Path Finder Quiz can help you decide which path will best fit your learning style.


Want to try it before you apply? Here’s your chance. Take our free FlexPath Trial Course to experience this groundbreaking learning format, and all the new benefits it brings to online learning.

GuidedPath vs FlexPath

The original online-learning format that's flexible for your schedule and guides you along
Complete all the courses you can, up to two simultaneously, and pay one flat tuition fee every 12 weeks*
Course Structure Interactive
Weekly online discussions with faculty and classmates, plus end-of-week assignment deadlines
Work independently
Complete courses at your own pace, with no preset deadlines or wait time to move to the next course
Support Regular check-ins
Faculty feedback in your courses with academic coaches and program advisors to keep you on track
1:1 engagement
Get learning support from tutors, detailed feedback from faculty, personalized planning from coaches
Assignments + Deadlines Predictable path from start to finish
Courses will have a similar rhythm to deadlines, so you can form homework habits around your schedule
Set your own deadlines
Work with your FlexPath coach to plan when you'll complete each assignment based on your schedule
Course Materials Guided learning
You'll have required reading material to help with discussions and assignments
Recommended resources
You'll receive suggested resources to use—videos, articles, or your own work experience
Maximum Course Load Three courses per quarter
With the freedom to change course load every quarter
No limit
With a maximum of two courses that can be taken at one time
Grading Traditional grading system
Receive grades from faculty based on assignment or project quality
Demonstrate competency
Complete authentic assessments to prove your mastery of a competency
Tuition Model Pay-per-credit/course
The familiar way to pay for tuition, with credit or course price varying by courseload or term
Pace determines price
Complete all the courses you can, up to two simultaneously, and pay one flat tuition fee every 12 weeks*
Available Programs All programs
Our original online format is available in all of our degree programs
Selected programs
Currently available for select bachelor's, certificate, and master's programs in business, health care, IT, nursing, and psychology

*Books, supplies and other fees may apply.

Quintella's GuidedPath Story

The more classes I took the more intrigued I became and I wanted to go further.

Quintella Bounds, GuidedPath Graduate, PhD in Education

Adam's FlexPath Story

So much of the content in my FlexPath courses was directly related to what I do day in and day out at work. It really helped me mold my career and take it to the next level.

Adam Weller, FlexPath Graduate, BS in Business Administration

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