Flex Choice®
Self-Paced Courses

Save on Tuition, Learn on Your Schedule

Why Flex Choice?

Save Thousands

Save up to 26% off tuition on your Bachelor’s degree or up to 36% on your Associate’s degree.

Works for You

Choose your blend of traditional and self-paced courses in our unique hybrid model.

Advantages of Flex Choice

Balance

Adjust your workload to move more quickly or slowly through courses as your family or work schedule changes.

Tuition Savings

Earn additional credits at no cost to make your degree even more affordable.

Acceleration

Move through your program more quickly and for some degrees, shorten your timeline to graduation.

At Your Pace

Move faster through concepts you know and take more time on new, challenging content.

 

How It Works

See how Flex Choice can help you earn your degree.

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Life Experience Helps You

Flex Choice is designed for students like you, who…

Are motivated.

Are ready to grow profession­ally.

Want to solve real-life problems.

Have college experience.

Are eager to learn more.

Seek out help when needed.

Plan ahead and follow through.

Know their strengths and weak­nesses.

Get in touch for more details on how Flex Choice works in your program.

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Flex Choice was the differentiation for me when I was looking at a number of different colleges. That was one of the big appeals. Flexibility is huge when your time for school is limited to after work and on the weekends.

— Mike Goettl, Flex Choice student

FAQs: Flex Choice Self-Paced Courses

How do flex choice courses save me time and money?

Flex Choice courses can save you both time and money in two unique ways.

In Flex Choice courses, you can show what you know as soon as you know it. That means you don't need to take course content that you already know. You can test out of a lesson or an entire Flex Choice course. When you do, those course credits are added to your transcript and you'll save the money and time you would have otherwise had to spend on a traditional course.

And because you can take Flex Choice courses at your own pace, you can speed up or slow down as your schedule allows. This means you can take the time you need to get through a challenging week in a traditional course or focus on responsibilities at work or home. Then, you can speed back up when you feel ready.

Who can take Flex Choice courses?

Flex Choice courses are available for students in all Associate's and Bachelor's degree programs and the Practical Nursing Diploma program. It is not available for the Health Sciences Associate's degree program or to students pursuing their second Bachelor's degree in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

What courses are available?

Flex Choice courses are available in many subject areas and at both lower- and upper-division levels. When you enroll at Rasmussen College, your adviser will identify the Flex Choice courses that apply to your degree program.

Example Courses:

  • Algebra
  • Art History
  • Macroeconomics
  • Conflict Resolution

To see a full list of Flex Choice courses, visit the Rasmussen College catalog section titled "FLEX CHOICE OPTION: SELF-PACED COMPETENCY COURSE SELECTIONS."

How does Flex Choice fit into my program?

Flex Choice courses are designed to be taken alongside your traditional courses. You can move more quickly or slowly through the course to accommodate your traditional courses and your life at home and work. While you can begin any of your Flex Choice courses at any time, your adviser will work with you to plan the best times in your degree program to take them.

Is there anyone to help me if I need it?

Yes. Whether your question is related to academic content, technology or time management, Flex Choice courses are supported by staff who work specifically on those courses. Our advisers help you plan when to take Flex Choice courses in your program, and how to succeed in the self-paced course format. Our academic coaches can help you with content in any Flex Choice course, or help you navigate electronic resources and tools. You can also get live help on technology and online learning issues 24 hours a day. Staff at the Personal Support Center (PSC) are available by phone and online 365 days a year.

Do I have to finish Flex Choice courses on a set schedule?

While Flex Choice courses can be started at any point in your degree program, you must finish the course within 60 days of beginning. Within that period, however, you have no due dates or restrictions of any kind, leaving you free to study and complete the course at your own pace.

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