Private University in Nebraska Extending Higher Education

Extended Learning Opportunities is a department dedicated to extending the reach of higher education by offering credit-bearing courses and certificate programs to non-degree seeking students. Through its various programs, including the Open Learning Academy, DoaneX, and Dual-Credit options, ELO empowers individuals to pursue their educational aspirations, enhance their skills, and gain valuable college credits on a flexible and inclusive basis.

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Open Learning Academy

The Open Learning Academy (OLA) is a flexible, online option for anyone looking to earn college credits in a fast-paced environment. With more than 70, eight-week courses offered, the OLA has what you’re looking for, whether you want to finish your degree, change careers, tackle prerequisites for medical school or are on another unique education path.


A collaboration between Doane and edX – an online education platform founded by MIT and Harvard – DoaneX courses will set you apart in your career. With four programs offered, you can deepen your knowledge on a subject or jump-start your master’s or bachelor’s degrees.

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Dual-Credit Program

Current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors eager to challenge themselves and jump-start their undergraduate degree can take college-level courses from Doane faculty at a reduced rate, drastically lessening the time and cost of a degree. Credits apply to a bachelor’s degree at Doane University in any of our 30+ majors, and are transferable to other four-year institutions.

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