How It Works

How the Alliance Works

  • Great Plains IDEA students apply and are admitted to one university, which becomes your home university. 
  • You enroll and pay tuition at your home university; however, courses are taught fully online by faculty from each of the partner universities. 
  • Each degree or certificate includes courses taught by multiple universities who partner together to offer degrees they could not offer alone. 
  • Each university uses its own learning management system to deliver online course content, and students use the LMS to complete coursework. 
  • When you complete your coursework, the degree or certificate is awarded by your home university.

Watch this video to learn more about how Great Plains IDEA works.