UW Flexible Option - Coming Late Fall 2013
Led by partnerships throughout the UW System and UW-Extension, the UW Flexible Option draws upon the expertise of UW faculty to offer a more personalized and flexible college experience. Through the UW Flexible Option you can take full advantage of free educational resources available online and elsewhere, and then demonstrate your knowledge through robust, reliable assessments. The result is a new option for obtaining a high-quality degree that can reduce costs and improves accessibility.
- Start and complete courses when you want.You choose a schedule that works for your life: start whenever you want.
- Move at your own pace. Degree progress is based on assessments of competency in a subject area, not seat time in a classroom. When you've demonstrated mastery of a subject, you can move on to new material right away.
- Get credit for what you know. The UW Flexible Option helps you complete your degree by making the most of what you know. You can use the knowledge acquired in the workplace, from free open educational resources, or from other experiences to pass an assessment, which demonstrates mastery of a subject matter.
Best of all, you graduate with a degree from a UW institution: a school that employers recognize and respect.