Our Learning Environment

The Academy’s distance learning program offers you the flexibility to take courses and complete your degree without leaving your home or job. Upon admission, you may register at any time in the term, as courses are offered throughout the academic year with course start dates on the 1st and 15th of every month. Students are allowed 16 weeks for completion of each course. Active-duty military students are allowed 18 weeks to complete their coursework.

Our online courses are all offered through the Academy’s Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas. This system offers 24-hour access to courses and allows you to submit course assignments, participate in discussions, take quizzes and exams, and interact with your professors and other students in your courses.

You will have access to various Academy resources, including the Academy Library’s extensive online reference database system and online writing tutorials in the Academy Center for Collegiate Excellence and Student Success (ACCESS). The faculty and staff of the Academy are also here to support you throughout your program.