The Upper Iowa University Self-Paced Degree Program offers 14 majors in post-secondary degree programs to learners worldwide as well as five certificate programs.
UIU's Self-Paced Degree Program (formerly Independent Study Program) started in 1973 as 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, coursework and communication are delivered via the web-based classroom, mail or email, and you work at your own pace with your instructors.
We work closely with all services to offer military education programs that provide the flexibility needed by today’s military personnel. Several companies also have educational agreements with UIU through the Corporate Advantage Program. Their employees enjoy benefits, including tuition discounts.
Would you be a successful distance learning student? Self-paced courses offer students opportunities to learn in new ways and makes learning available to many who cannot attend a traditional class. However, self-paced study courses are not for everybody, just as not every student is successful in traditional college classes. To be successful, students who study at a distance should be able to:
- Practice time management
- Write well
- Think critically
- Participate actively
Upper Iowa University
PO Box 1857
Fayette, IA 52142-1857
Telephone: 563-425-5200 (daytime or after-hours voice mail)
800-553-4150 (daytime or after-hours voice mail)
Complete courses description and degree requirements are available in the current Academic Extension catalog.
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