Start and save on your bachelor’s degree with Capella Jumpstart

Traditional applicants to Capella University must meet a standard set of admissions requirements. Now, Capella Jumpstart offers an alternate pathway to admission into Capella bachelor’s GuidedPath programs with our affiliate, Sophia Learning. 

Do I qualify for Capella Jumpstart?

Jumpstart students must meet these three benchmarks:

  • Be 18–23 years old
  • Earned a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Earned less than 24 quarter credits of prior college-level coursework

Note: Veterans or active military service members, regardless of age or credits earned, are eligible to apply directly to Capella University. Learn more.

Capella Jumpstart is simple:

You can begin college-level coursework at Sophia to prepare for online learning as you work towards eligibility for admission in a Capella program.

Step one: Register for, and successfully complete, two no-cost general education courses with Sophia.

Step two: Apply to the Capella bachelor’s GuidedPath program that’s right for you.

If Capella extends an admissions offer, your Sophia courses will automatically transfer to Capella where they will receive credit. Additional admissions requirements must be met for the BSN program.

Get started on your future today.

Additional benefits of Capella Jumpstart

Financial aid guidance

Financial aid guidance – Beyond these no-cost courses taken from Sophia as part of the Capella Jumpstart program, we’re committed to helping you find ways to pay for your education every step of the way. See our Financing Guide for more details.

Admissions support

We’ll be here every step of your journey: from taking your first courses through the Capella Jumpstart program to transferring your credits to the university and working towards earning your bachelor’s degree.

Career guidance

Connect with your dedicated Capella enrollment counselor and discuss your educational and career goals to find the best program fit. Once you’re admitted, our Career Center offers many additional resources to help you throughout your program.

Sophia course options

We’ve curated these course selections to help you hone your college readiness skills. Choose and successfully complete any two courses and apply them toward a Capella degree program. Your options include:

College Readiness

Develop strategies to perform your best while in school, and create plans to achieve your academic and career goals.

Taking Charge of Your Economic Future

Learn how to use tools for economics and personal finance, and develop skills to know that you are making the best financial decisions in today's economy.

Visual Communications

An introduction to basic concepts of visual design, theories of communications and key elements and principles of design and the role that visual designs play in today’s society.

Smarter Decisions Through Psychology

Uncover how learning, motivation, development, emotion, personality and how they can help you make smarter decisions for your future.

Conflict Resolution

Analyze the fundamentals of conflict resolution, how culture and gender affect our responses to conflict, and the skills needed to resolve conflict in work and life.

Communication at Work

Identify what makes successful written and verbal business communications, including how to create and deliver coherent, professional presentations. 

Get started on your future today