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Direct Assessment Programs

Direct Assessment Programs

What are Direct Assessment programs? 

If you have strong time management skills, value independent learning and possess prior experience, a Direct Assessment program may be ideal for you. Create an individualized learning experience with the help of your faculty member and demonstrate what you’ve learned through knowledge checks and assessments. You’ll finish courses once all assessments are successfully completed in lieu of time-bound credit hours.

What’s unique about these DA programs? 

You can choose how quickly you complete your courses within a 12-week term. Take anywhere from 2 to 4 courses per term and enjoy a faculty-supported, individualized learning experience based on your previous knowledge. The more courses you take within a term, the faster you’ll finish your program.

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Traditional vs Direct Assessment programs
TRADITIONAL Direct Assessment
Duration
Duration
Duration
18-48 months (depending on program)
Duration
Depends on how many courses you take each term — the more courses you take, the faster you could complete your degree
Pace
Pace
Pace
One 5-6 week course at a time
Pace
Choose either 2, 3 or 4 courses every 12 week term. You can focus on one at a time or take courses concurrently
Learning style
Learning style
Learning style
Traditionally structured classroom led by instructors with weekly due dates
Learning style
Self-paced, flexible learning within the term with faculty guidance to facilitate learning and prepare for competency assessments
Admission Requirements
Admission Requirements
Admission Requirements
Admission requirements (differs depending on program)
Admission Requirements
Admission requirements (differs depending on program). May also require relevant work, academic experience and GPA minimums
Cost
Cost
Cost
• Bachelor’s: $398 per credit
• Master’s: $698 per credit
Cost
• Bachelor’s: $2,500 per 12-week term
• Master’s: $2,749 per 12 week term

To earn your master’s degree in less than a year for under $11K, you need to take a minimum of 3 courses per term. Your time to complete and cost will vary depending on how fast or slow you move through the content.

To earn your master’s degree in less than a year for under $11K, you need to take 3 courses per term. Your time to complete and cost will vary depending on how fast or slow you move through the content.

Direct Assessment programs