How It Works

Less Lecturing, More Learning

Top Rock combines technology with modern teaching methodologies to help you learn quickly and effectively.
We'll Lead the Way

Your Digital Guide

Instead of having forty different lecturers on the way to your degree, you'll have one encouraging guide who leads you to experts, material, and content that teaches, challenges, and helps you grow.

Built for Busy People

Bite-sized Lessons

Learn at the breakfast table, during the kids' soccer practice, or in the evening before bed. You only need 15-30 minutes to complete lessons so it's easier to fit school into your existing life.
  • Lessons build on one another
  • Set your own deadlines
  • Build a system to save everything you learn
  • Learn from your computer and smartphone

What are classes like?

  • 1
    Review a Short Lesson
    Your guide takes you through resources to help you understand an important concept. This could be a short reading, video, or interactive element.
  • 2
    Complete a Project
    Projects take anywhere from 15 minutes to a few days. They're designed to apply what you studied to make your learning stick.
  • 3
    Get Feedback and Improve
    It's not about being perfect. Instead, learn from mistakes and make consistent, incremental improvements.
"I like working on projects that I actually use in my life. I didn't think I needed a note-taking system until I made it. Now I literally use it every day."
Sam L.
Flex Track Student

Support When You Need It

At Top Rock, you go at your own pace but you’re never alone. Our faculty bring real-world experience, providing encouragement and practical feedback to keep you moving.

Stuck? Need some additional help? Access expert academic support when you need it.
Student Profiles

A Week in the Life

Which track are you on and when do you anticipate graduating?
I'm on the Hyper Track and will finish in 5 to 7 months.

Is this your first degree? Did you transfer any credit to TRU or test out of any courses?
Yep, my first degree. I took an AP stats class in high school and transferred that to Top Rock. And I've tested out of three courses.

What's a typical week look like? How much time do you spend and where do you work from?
I am definitely a full-time student. I probably spend about 6 hours a day doing lessons and projects, 6 to 7 days a week. I'm most productive in the morning so I usually work from a coffee shop. ☕

What's your goal after you graduate?
I want to either start a business of my own or get a job in tech sales. I have a lot of ideas but haven't executed on them until Top Rock.

I've taken the Intro to Entrepreneurship course twice for fun - once with an idea for a marketplace for Instagram micro-influencers, and then again for a fitness accountability app. 💪 Even if it those don't work out, I have interesting things to talk about during interviews.
Which track are you on and when do you anticipate graduating?
I'm doing Flex Track. I have a lot going on so I'm taking my time. I should be done next spring.

Is this your first degree? Did you transfer any credit to TRU or test out of any courses?
I earned my associate's degree a few years ago and a lot of those credits transferred to TRU. I haven't tested out of any classes so far.

What's a typical week look like? How much time do you spend and where do you work from?
My life revolves around my job and my three year old. When things are slow at work, I can do some lessons on my phone or during lunch. I crush it the weekends when my daughter is napping! 🔥

What's your goal after you graduate?
I'm an introvert and I like seeing how things work. I want to get into digital marketing because I like building things and seeing how people behave. I'm considering starting my own agency or contracting for someone else part-time.
Which track are you on and when do you anticipate graduating?
I'm on Flex Track and I plan on finishing by the summer of 2021.

Is this your first degree? Did you transfer any credit to TRU or test out of any courses?
I have partial credits from the University of Minnesota, but that was quite a few years ago. I think I could have transferred some of those credits but it's been long enough that I wanted to start from the beginning.

What's a typical week look like? How much time do you spend and where do you work from?
I work part-time as an admin for a local trucking company and watch my grandson three days a week. I spend an hour or so most evenings on courses. I save the bigger project for the weekends when I have a few uninterrupted hours.

What's your goal after you graduate?
I'm not sure yet. I'm considering starting an online store. I make plant holders from recycled materials and my neighbors and coworkers are telling me I should sell them. It would be nice to have a fun little side business!

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