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Self-Paced Degree Program

Self-Paced Degree ProgramBalancing the challenges of family and career obligations can make it difficult for many adult learners to find time to enroll in traditional college classes.

Upper Iowa University’s Self-Paced Degree Program (formerly known as Independent Study) started in 1973 and was one of the first of its kind in the nation. The program, offered in both paper and web-based formats, is specifically designed to make learning as flexible as possible. More than 100 courses are available and you can take up to six months to complete each course.

Using texts, study guides, and other course materials, you will learn by completing specific lessons and assignments. Depending on the format of the course, assignments and communication are delivered via the web-based classroom, mail or email and you work at your own pace with your instructors.


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Last Updated 12/30/15