How It Works
Open Learning Works For You
Fill in the gaps.
Need science courses for a health-related graduate program or medical school? OLA's course offerings are designed to set you up for success by building a strong foundation for further education and career.
Learn from dedicated faculty.
OLA offers all the benefits of a Doane education, experienced right where you are. Having access to Doane's professors will mean you always have the support you need to succeed.
OLA provides full courses in condensed 8-week terms. You learn the same material on a shorter timeline, so you can complete admission requirements or professional learning credits to meet deadlines.
Decide when you begin.
Each 8-week course is offered 5 times a year, so you can learn whenever it works for you.
Start without the hassle.
There's no application required to enroll in OLA courses. Fill out the registration and payment details, and you're ready for class.
Take your credits with you.
OLA credits have been accepted at major learning institutions across the country, including top Ivy League schools. Wherever you're headed, OLA can help get you there.
Want to elevate your career?
Open Learning Academy has designed short-term certificates to help you learn and apply technical and industry concepts in your current role or to give you the confidence to make a career shift.
How Open Learning Works
Step 1. Check with Your Registrar
OLA credits are accepted at most institutions across the country. Before enrolling, check to confirm with your institution that your course will transfer.
Step 2. Register for Your Course
You don’t need to submit an application or a transcript to enroll in OLA courses. Simply fill out your registration and payment details and you’re ready to begin.
Step 3. Get All the Details
Once your registration is complete, you’ll receive information regarding textbooks, computer and email access, WebAdvisor, and Canvas—everything you need to complete your OLA coursework.
Step 4. Finish in 8 Weeks
OLA courses are entirely online—even labs—and you complete weekly assignments. Meet the deadlines, earn the credits, and round out your education.
Step 5. Transfer Your Credits
You can request your transcripts up to 30 days prior to completing your course. Once your final grade is posted your course credits will be released to your institution.
You Have Questions
We Have Answers:
Are these courses institutionally accredited?
Is it possible to only take a 1-credit lab without taking the entire course?
Is federal financial aid available for Open Learning Academy courses?
Can I use a 529 Plan for courses in the Open Learning Academy?
Can students use Military Assistance/GI Bill to pay for courses?
Are payment plans available for these courses?
Are there alternative payment options available?
When using an Alternative Private Student Loan, can I borrow more than the cost of tuition and fees?
Can I make changes to the Alternative Private Student Loans request form?
Can I use tuition reimbursement from my employer?
What is the refund policy?
Will I receive a Form 1098-T for these courses?
Are there proctored exams?