Columbia Southern University takes the lead in online education with our available online learning options.
We know that each student has different needs which is why CSU offers a variety of learning options to fit individual needs. We are committed to providing you with the tools you need to be successful in your education and in life.
Depending on your learning style, you may choose from the following online learning options:
If you enjoy a typical structured environment, then the term option may be best for you. You have flexibility on when to study with a structured framework for weekly assignments, and know the exact end date of your course. Term is a great choice if you want and need a planned pace.
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If you prefer the flexibility to create your own schedule, LifePace Learning® is designed to complement your individual learning pace. It offers flexible start dates, due dates and course lengths.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LIFEPACE LEARNING® OPTION
If you are using VA educational benefits and need a flexible structure for course completion, this online learning option may be right for you. The Veterans Advantage option (formerly known as Flexible Enrollment for Veterans) features courses that combine flexibility with set start and end dates that follow the Academic Calendar. A term begins almost every month of the year.
You will be required to complete all assignments and required course work, but will benefit from no weekly deadlines. A suggested course schedule is provided as a guide for completion. Attendance verification is required by week four of all enrolled courses to maintain enrollment in the course.
You are only eligible to enroll in this option through utilization of VA educational benefits. If you do not meet this qualification, you can enroll in Term or LifePace Learning.
*The DBA program is not available to students using Veterans Advantage. DBA is only available through the Term learning option.
Additional time beyond the normal course length will require submission of a form and payment of the appropriate fee. For more information and a listing of fees, refer to the Incomplete Course Policy in the Student Handbook.
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Easy Enroll helps you stay on track with your academic plan by taking the guesswork out of course enrollment. Guided by your personal Degree Advisement Plan, Easy Enroll can automatically enroll you in your next courses, freeing up your schedule for more important things like quality time with family, working or studying.
There are many online learning options through CSU. Whether you're active-duty military or a veteran, have a busy work schedule or are raising a family, CSU has options to fit your needs.
*LifePace Learning is available for all degree programs, excluding the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program. The DBA program is only available through the Term learning option.