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What is YourPace?


YourPace is a personalized learning model developed by faculty who understand the challenges busy adults face when balancing work, family, and school. Delivered on a digital platform, our competency-based online programs are designed to leverage your previous knowledge and experience as you complete course modules aligned with a list of competencies. You advance to the next course module by demonstrating your mastery of the content—giving you the ability to earn your degree on your time, at your pace.

Advantages of YourPace at UMPI

Explore how YourPace at UMPI helps you earn your bachelor's more efficiently than traditional degree programs.


Discover the benefits of personalized online learning at UMPI:

100% Online Coursework Take your courses when and where you want with 24/7 access to our digital platform. All your study materials are embedded in the modules, so you can leave the heavy books behind.
Affordable Tuition You pay a flat rate of $1,400 per session—no matter how many courses you finish each session. Plus, there are no hidden fees or textbook costs. Earn your bachelor’s degree for $10,000 or less!
Built-in Flexibility With no weekly deadlines, you can study when it’s convenient for you, at your speed. The faster you complete your course modules, the more time and money you save.
Career Preparation UMPI regularly meets with employers in each sector to learn what skills they are looking for in current and new hires to ensure what you learn is relevant to workforce needs.
Real-World Application Designed to give you a wealth of opportunities to apply real-world problem solving, our curriculum is aligned with competencies that focus on 21st century skills and expertise employers seek.
Individual Attention We’re with you from start to finish. Stay on track with a Success Coach who will help you achieve your academic goals throughout your journey.
Your Journey. YourPace.
Carolyn Dorsey

“People take a break from their education for many different reasons. It may have been financial, a career move, or family commitments. UMPI’s competency-based education program offers adult learners an online pathway to complete their college degree.”

– Carolyn Dorsey, Associate Professor of Business, Executive Director of Competency Based Education

What You've Done Counts

Learn how your previous college credit, certifications and work—as well as life experiences—are considered and help you graduate faster with YourPace online at UMPI.


What is a Success Coach?

As a YourPace student, you get a personal Academic Success Coach to support you from day one to graduation. Watch now!


Frequently Asked Questions

Are YourPace programs accredited? [+]

Yes, the YourPace program is accredited by The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

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How long will it take me to complete my program? [+]

That depends entirely on you! If you have a lot of prior coursework to transfer in and the freedom to dedicate a lot of time to your coursework, you can complete the program in as few as 12 months. The amount of time it takes is dependent on the number of credits transferred in and the time you have to study and complete your competency work.

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How many credit hours can I transfer? [+]

There is no limit to the number of credit hours you can transfer.

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How can I earn credit for my prior work experience? [+]

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) represents a process designed to give students course credit based on prior knowledge they have gained through experience outside of the classroom. We have a variety of different options that are available to you as a YourPace student and these include testing, certifications, and portfolio creation. You can get much more information on this process here.

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How can my experience help me earn my degree? [+]

Your real-life experience and prior knowledge counts! Using competency assessments, you can quickly earn credit for what you already know. Proving your knowledge by satisfying competencies through assessments means that you may significantly shorten the length of time it takes to complete your degree, as well as decreasing the total cost of the program.

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Still have questions about YourPace at UMPI?
Visit our FAQs page to learn more or request information.

“You can put 20 hours into a course and pass over three days if you want to, or take a week off and not feel guilty or that you’re behind.”

– Chris Ferranti, UMPI YourPace Online Student

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