The UW Flexible Option is an online, self directed, competency-based education format designed for busy adults like you who want the freedom and flexibility to complete a degree or certificate on your terms. Curious how the UW Flexible Option can help you take control of your education? Let’s break it down!
Upon completion of your program, you will graduate with a respected, accredited degree or certificate from a UW campus—just like students who attend class on campus. These programs are created by UW faculty using the same rigorous standards as traditional programs.
Our programs are a style of learning called competency-based education, which focuses on demonstrating what you know and what you can do—not logging hours in a classroom. Expand on knowledge you already have as you work on your coursework to progress faster. Instead of registering for traditional courses, you’ll register for competency sets—or projects. Interested in learning more? Check one out for yourself!
Interested in the business administration degree? Check out a sample project.
Choose to master one or several subjects during three-month subscription periods. The pace you learn is completely up to you. You’ll progress through your program by demonstrating what you know through assessments—the tests, projects, and other activities used to measure your knowledge. Once complete, you move on to the next one. And, since there are no live log-on times required, you take the assessments to prove you’ve mastered the material when you’re ready!
New subscription periods—the period of time in which you have access to your learning resources—begin every month. Once you are admitted, you can begin any month. No need to wait for a ‘semester start.’ Learn more about how subscription periods enable you to fit your education around your schedule and life below.
When you begin, you’re paired with an Academic Success Coach who serves as your main go-to person as you move through the program. They’re your mentor, adviser, and general sounding board to help you earn your degree or certificate. Your coach will answer questions, offer advice, and connect you with any resources you may need. Learn more about how you’ll work with your Academic Success Coach below.
For more information about the program you’re interested in, download a program guide today! Then contact an Enrollment Adviser by email or call 608-262-2011 to answer any remaining questions about the UW Flexible Option and see if it’s a good fit for you. During the application and admission process, your Enrollment Adviser will help you every step of the way.