Save Time and Money
Designed for working adults with some college credit or on-the-job experience, UW Flexible Option breaks free from rigid semester schedules. Start any month, move at your own pace, and test whenever you’re ready. You can also use your current knowledge and prior experience to progress toward your degree—which may help save you time and money.
Gain Useful Skills
While traditional programs require students to sit through classes to accumulate credit-hours, UW Flexible Option’s competency-based format is all about what you know and are able to do. You’ll make progress by completing assessments or projects that prove you’ve mastered competencies—the skills and knowledge UW faculty and industry leaders have identified as essential to your chosen degree or certificate.
Get the Support You Need
An Academic Success Coach (ASC) will be there to guide you every step of the way. Your dedicated ASC will work with you to understand your goals, personalize your learning plans, and direct you to the learning resources you need to succeed in your program.
Explore Our Programs
UW Flexible Option offers a variety of degree and certificate programs, with more on the way. Check them out now!
It [the UW Flexible Option] works great for me because it’s about using my knowledge, building on it, and taking assessments when I’m ready.
The [RN to BSN] program gave me a basis for what elements really make an impact on patient outcomes, because I was directly seeing them in my work.
I considered returning to a brick-and-mortar campus, but the thought of uprooting my family didn’t seem like a realistic option. I looked at other online options too. Then I came across the UW Flexible Option. The competency-based model made the decision an easy one.
I can’t say enough about the flexibility. It’s essential. I’m running in every direction. I appreciate the ability to rely 100% on myself and not on another person’s timeline.
My goal was to finish a BSN degree in one year, and I did it! Thanks to the self-paced Flexible Option format, I was able to complete 36 credits while working full time as an ER nurse.
UW Flexible Option programs are offered in partnership with the following accredited UW System institutions: