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Why do we need a capstone if we passed all the courses? What is the advantage of the capstone?

This additional capstone is designed to assess your ability to synthesize and apply the learning from the individual courses of the program.

Passing the all the individual courses and the capstone on the verified track is required in order to earn the MicroMasters certificate. If you do not complete the capstone, but complete the instructional modules as verified, you will only receive verified certificates for the individual courses and will not have the full MicroMasters certificate.

Earning the full MicroMasters certificate is also the only way you can obtain university credit for your RITX coursework (pending successful application and acceptance to RIT). View the RITX Programs page for details.