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Academic Flexibility


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4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: CTU courses are extremely flexible and I truly appreciate the convenience of the online virtual campus.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility: It is awesome to transfer credits and easy to go to with this college.

College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: I am a first time freshman, so I have no transferring credits.

4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: This school is very flexible. My credits from the military transferred with no issues.

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5 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Academic flexibility was great and meets the demands of school and career


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Colorado Technical University assignments and academic schedules are flexible and formed to fit the lifestyle of working students and parents. The live classroom is recorded to allow students to review and attend classes at their convenience. 

The assignments are based on requirements per course. Research is easily attainable; students are also provided with resources of varying means, including that of a physical textbook or even an e-book. The academic departments work closely with the students to help resolve any and all issues regarding assignments and instructors.

Facts & Statistics

Credit Requirements - Full Time
12 credits
Credit Requirements - Part Time
8 credits
Average Credits Per Course
Average Course Load - Full Time
3 course(s)
Average Course Load - Part Time
2 course(s)
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Tips for Earning Credits
  • Be persistent.
  • Check to make sure the school accepts your credits before going through with the process.
  • Complete your assignments and follow instructions.
  • If you were in the military, sometimes you can earn credits that way.
Academic/Testing Requirements
If your native language is not English (or if you graduated from a non-English-speaking school), you must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test and score at least a 500 (550 for graduate students).
Transferring Credits In & Out
Transfer credits are available and approved as long as they come from an accredited school. Transfer students must participate in an admissions interview with an adviser as a part of the application process.
Work & Life Experience Credits
Check with admissions to see if Life Experience credits are applicable.
Typical Session Length
5 1/2 weeks
Class Style & Structure
There is a focus on online instruction, so students must be self-directed learners.
Did You Know?
The Online Education Database rated Colorado Technical University as number 19 on its list of "Best Online Universities."

Student Polls

Describe the ease of the following    Based on 278 responses

Very hard
Very easy
  • Attending classes
  • Completing and submitting assignments
  • Enrollment process
  • Receiving financial aid
  • Scheduling classes
  • Transferring credits

How flexible are the school's administrators and faculty?    Based on 227 responses

  • 72% They make reasonable accommodations to work around my life/schedule.
  • 3% The administration is flexible, but the teachers are not.
  • 5% The teachers are very flexible, but the administration is not.
  • 19% It really depends on the person I'm dealing with.
  • 1% They are not flexible at all.

How were your transfer credits awarded?    Based on 227 responses

  • 32% They replaced both electives and degree requirements.
  • 8% They only replaced core classes/degree requirements.
  • 5% They only replaced electives.
  • 17% None of my credits transferred.
  • 38% I'm a first-time student, so I had no credits to transfer.

Can you reasonably schedule classes around your work and family commitments?    Based on 227 responses

  • 75% Yes, there is a wide range of evening and weekend classes available.
  • 23% Some days I can, other days I can't.
  • 2% No, I've had to completely reshuffle my personal schedule to get to classes.

Did your school follow through with granting you the credit they estimated before you started?    Based on 227 responses

  • 53% Yes
  • 7% No
  • 40% Non-applicable


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