Earn your degree Online or at a location near you!
Upper Iowa University offers you the flexibility to earn your degree through a variety of learning experiences. Options include the residential campus in Fayette, Iowa, 17 learning centers offering evening and weekend classes, and distance learning available through online or independent study. As a student with UIU, you can mix and match your learning experiences to meet your needs and expedite your degree completion.
Upper Iowa is a nationally recognized leader in adult education serving over 6,850 degree-seeking students from around the world. Our flexible learning options are designed to provide accessibility for adult learners who are balancing their career, family, and education.
- Academically qualified faculty with practitioner experience
- No on campus residency (for distance learning students)
- Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (http://www.ncahlc.org/)
- Open enrollment so you can begin your degree during any term
- Flexible schedule for accelerated degree completion
- Maximum transfer of credits; military, ACE, CLEP, DSST, and experiential learning
- Offer six, eight week terms each year
For those who prefer interaction with other students, the Online Program enables completion of courses in a virtual classroom environment. You can log on to your course at any time. Six eight weeks terms are offered each year. Our demo course can help you determine if online learning is a good fit for you.
UIU's Learning Centers offer evening and weekend classes that provide students the convenience to pursue new opportunities. Our Learning Centers offer the perfect learning environment where students feel welcome and find a new commitment to pursuing academic goals.
The Self-Paced Degree Program is modeled after traditional correspondence learning. It is a paper/email based program that is specifically designed to make learning as flexible as possible. You may enroll in a course at any time and study at you own pace during the six month enrollment period.
UIU has articulation agreements with many community colleges to facilitate transferring your community college credits to count toward our undergraduate majors. We also work closely with all services to offer 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? Online courses offer students opportunities to learn in new ways and makes learning available to many who cannot attend a traditional class. However, online courses are not for everybody, just as not every student is successful in traditional college classes. Discover what it takes to a successful online learner.
Upper Iowa University
PO Box 1861
Fayette, IA 52142-1861
Telephone: 563-425-5667 (daytime or after-hours voice mail)
800-553-4150 [1+2] (daytime or after-hours voice mail)
Complete course description and degree requirements are available in the current Academic Extension catalog.
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