How DirectPath Works

How DirectPath Works
With DirectPath, you make the most of what you have already done. You earn credit from all your sources of learning:

  • Post undergraduate courses and exams
  • Professional and military training
  • Certifications and licenses, and lifelong learning
  • And More…
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Build Your Portfolio of Competency and Knowledge

  • Gather All Your Documents from past courses and exams, professional and military training, and certifications and licenses.
  • Convert Lifelong Learning by claiming credit for learning experiences acquired on-the-job, through reading, civic and community service, government and military service, and other alternatives method of learning.
  • Complete the Capstone Course to demonstrate your critical thinking from your lifelong learning and varied experiences.
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Answer a few questions to find out if DirectPath is the best way to reach your goals.

Do you have a Bachelor’s degree?

Do you have 10 or more years of experience?

Do you have knowledge gained outside of the traditional academic environment worthy of college credit?

Can you describe and explain what you have learned?

Are you self-directed, highly motivated, and comfortable performing independent work?

If you answered yes to at least 3 of the questions above then DirectPath is right for you!

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About Chicago School

The Chicago School of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) is a graduate degree granting institution created for mature adults with significant lifetime experiences, activities, and learning beyond an undergraduate degree seeking to achieve a level of recognition to enhance their personal and professional credentials.

Why Choose Us

  • Complete the program in as little as 12 months
  • Earn a masters degree online on your schedule
  • Graduate credit for your lifetime learning
  • Saves time and money

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