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How FlexPath is Different

FlexPath vs. Structured Format

FlexPath is a revolutionary way to learn on your own schedule, at your own pace. There are no preset deadlines. When you complete your coursework is entirely up to you. If you enjoy working independently, need a degree program that fits into your life, and are motivated to save time and money, FlexPath is an option worth exploring.

Course Structure Faculty-led discussions and assignments. Work independently at your own pace with no preset due dates.
Available Degree Programs All Programs Select Programs
Assignments and Course Activity Deadlines Weekly By End of Quarter
Course Materials Required textbooks and materials Use the suggested source material or resources of your choosing — videos, articles, or your own work experience.
Estimated Time to Complete Degree Master's – 2-3 years
Bachelor's – 3-4 years
Master's – 1-1.5 years
Bachelor's – 2 years
Estimated Time to Complete Degree 3 courses / quarter maximum No limit. (A maximum of 2 courses can be taken at any one time.)
Tuition Structure Pay per credit or course. Pay one flat tuition rate per quarter.

Support Resources

In addition to Capella’s support services, FlexPath offers access to an entire support community, including:


Experts who work in the field they teach provide direct, substantive feedback on each assessment.

FlexPath Coach

One-to-one coaching to help you stay on track and achieve your goals throughout each quarter.

FlexPath Tutor

Subject Matter Experts provide extra assistance when you need help.


You’ll have access to an online discussion board with your fellow FlexPath learners as well as the writing center, library, and other online academic tools and resources.

To learn more about FlexPath, contact an enrollment counselor at 1.866.736.1745 or email us