Capella University Reviews
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Capella University is a top notch Online university that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees that are affordable and highly respected. My Bachelor of Science in Psychology has given me a higher earning potential and because of the acredidation of the school my degree has never been questioned. Since graduating I have enrolled again at Capella and am working on my Masters in Mental Health Counseling. The graduate experience is one that I highly encourage everyone to consider, especially at Capella University, because the faculty, staff, and academic advisors are friendly, willing to go the extra mile, and provide any supports necessary to ensure that you are successful. I'm very satisfied with my choice of Capella University.
I have received my Bachelors, MBA and am in my Dissertation phase of the PhD program at Capella. Capella's professors provide you with a list of assignments, due dates and expectations upon beginning the classes. Participation is graded up to 50% percent of your grade but if you read carefully the requirements of the participation then you can easily nail that 50%. I found the program flexible as long as I planned ahead and once I figured out that I must meet the minimum requirements it was easy for me to integrate the workload into my very busy life. The PhD program has been the most challenging. The course work was more difficult and Track 1 and 2 have evolved since I attended to better prepare students. Comprehensive Exams are extremely intense and there is a reason that only 2% of the population has a PhD. The courseroom experience for dissertation is frustrating but as get closer to milestone 6 I am hopeful that the process will go faster. New learners are prepared thru Milestone 5 during their Track 1 and 2. Overall, I am pleased with the school, I have been challenged and have gotten from the experience what I have put into it!
When deciding to pursue a degree, it is a serious commitment that must be given adequate time and attention. Capella offers the opportunity for students to use a guided process that lists all components of the education. They provide a layout of all courses required for graduation and even a manual for the dissertation. In addition to the manual, each student is provided with a mentor to help along the way. Some mentors are good and some are not so good. If you are assigned someone that isn't working in your best interest, it is best to request a different mentor. Be serious, use the resources, and you can graduate on time. I have taken my MBA and now DBA at Capella. I plan to complete the DBA in the Fall of 2017. Good luck to all of the future graduates!
I found my years at Capella to be both challenging but informative. I enjoy the online platform, because I feel that you truly get a change to research ideas and therapeutic techniques in such a way were you're making an informed decision on which type of therapeutic technique you prefer to use. I found an academic advisor that I trusted, however, the financial aid office is another thing. They are not helpful in assisting you in making financial choices. However, the professors are great, however this school needs to be more proactive in assisting their students in the practicum and internship phases. Other schools have agreements with different organizations and hospitals. It would be nice for Capella to do the same thing, especially for those students who live in the middle of no where ville, or for me who live in a big city, but all of the hospitals and counseling organizations have affiliations.
Financial aid was quick to respond back to my questions and helped me make sure I was accepting the correct amount each semester. The professor's that I had were all there to help you succeed. The program was designed well and taught me many things that I will carry into my new career as a practice manager. Capella is a great school, but requires hard work in the students part.
I started my degree at a community college while trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I knew where I wanted to be but I wasn't sure how to get there. After exploring options, I contacted Capella. The advising team there was very helpful, I told them the things I wanted to accomplish and what I wanted out of my career and they were able to help me choose the degree that I needed to get there. Now I am in the process of completing my graduate degree and will soon be licensed. I have been given great opportunities because of my degree from Capella and I look forward to the doors that are currently being opened via this affiliation!
This is my first time attending an educational institution that has been exclusively online. I have enjoyed my experience at Capella thus far and would highly recommend it to students who are seeking an online degree. So far I have not had any negative experiences to speak of; the academic advisors I have had so far have been very helpful and relay valuable sources of information when requested, the professors respond to emails in a timely fashion, and the coursework has not been difficult to follow. Just as any online course, it takes discipline, motivation, and dedication to be successful.
The curriculum was right on point for what I wanted and needed, the professors were extremely professional and helpful throughout the entire program. Counselors listened to what I was saying about what I wanted to accomplish as a result of the program. Instructors were always looking for positive ways to interact with the students and to help make their work better. Since my graduation with a Masters in Public Saftey and a focus in Criminology, which was last December I have been tasked with co-writing textbooks in criminology for a university in Africa. Currently, I am working on a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice at Capella University I would recommend anyone who is serious about getting an education in a positive environment to attend Capella University. Throughout my experience at Capella University, they have always done what was right by the student with integrity and treated me with respect.
I discovered that all the expected outcomes depend on individual motivations, willingness to sacrifice, and ability to extract value from school resources (incl. faculty, library, cohorts, etc.). My dissertation mentor and faculty not only were solid academic professionals but each was a professional consultant. Entrepreneurship through consulting was part of motivation for pursuing my doctorate. The relationship was perfect to further my education and learn my desired profession from experts. The faculty narrowed the gap between academia and practitioner for me. Through their influence and always being willing to advise, assist, and consult I learned more than what could be offered through a syllabus or individual course. I am grateful for the experience. i wish to continue relationships with many of the faculty long after graduation. Once again, it is important that each prospective learner weigh their motivation v. willingness to commit.
I picked up new tools for my managerial tool kit that helped my performance. The classes were challenging and made me think out of the box. Being a doctoral student got me a promotion. It was a game changer. I would do it again in a minute. The faculty were the key, they were helpful and constantly challenged us.