General Education Courses

Flexible, general education option that’s free for Capella students

Complete free general education courses with Sophia Learning, our affiliate. Credits you earn with Sophia can be applied to your Capella bachelor’s program.

Benefits and Details

Flexible and self-paced—take courses anytime, anywhere, from your laptop, tablet, or mobile device.

Free gen ed courses

Capella students receive free access to ACE-recommended courses for college credit from our affiliate, Sophia Learning.

Self-Paced Learning

Courses are designed to be completed in 60 days.

Learning Coaches

Contact a coach by email, phone, or live chat for free help and support. 

ACE-Credit

Recommended for potential transfer to more than 2,000 colleges and universities.*

*The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 25 of Sophia's online courses. Sophia's courses are ACE Credit® recommended for transfer to many colleges and universities.

A Simple Way to Complete Your Gen-Ed Requirements

Take at least six quarter credits from each of these categories to reach the 24 credits you need to apply to Capella: communication, humanities, natural science and mathematics, and social science.

Capella students receive free access to ACE-recommended courses for college credit from our affiliate, Sophia Learning. You must submit Sophia courses for transfer within 10 weeks of starting your first FlexPath course.*

*All transfer and PLA credit must be completed prior to starting any program in the FlexPath format. Any professional certification or external courses taken concurrently with FlexPath enrollment cannot be recognized in the Capella degree program.

Find Funding Options

We’re here to help you find ways to pay for college without taking on overwhelming debt. Capella's financial aid advisors are available to guide you, or you can download our step-by-step financing guide.