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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

I completed by BS through Capella's FlexPath Program. OMG! What a great program! In FlexPath you can complete as many units as you can take each quarter for a flat rate. I finished my BS in only two quarters, saving so much money over other BS programs. I loved the format and flexibility. This is a program where you are in total control of your outcomes and timing. It was hard work to finish so fast, but as a returning adult who works full time, I just couldn't see spending years to get my degree. FlexPath allows you to finish as quickly s you are willing to work.

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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

Obtained by RN to BSN at Capella due in fact that they were accredited and recommended by the ANA. While a lot of writing and reading was expected but a redundancy was able to help me as a reinforce in my learning. Although the cost is not cheap i am proud I did it. I did not need the use of financial aid, an in fact received a discount as a member of the American Nurses Association (ANA). As a Nurse I enjoyed doing my assignments and discussion. Thank you to all my instructors and thank you Capella you were good to me. Love you and you will be in my heart always... Cecilia

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Degree: Nursing Practice
Graduation Year: 2019

Capella University is a great place to earn an online degree. I am currently working on my DNP and highly recommend this program. It is rigorous and I have learned a lot already. I also like that they are updating the degree program per comments received. This strengthens the program. The courses are great, the online format is great, and so far most of my professors have been wonderful. As a Capella Ambassador, I highly recommend Capella!

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Degree: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Graduation Year: 2011

Capella was OK, but TOO expensive. I do NOT recommend it for this reason alone. The instructors were knowledgeable in their field, but to pay the price I paid, for this degree, it was NOT worth it! The Criminal Justice system does NOT pay enough for a person to get a Master's degree!

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Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2018

This is suppose to be a college geared to people that are employed. Some courses unnecessary readings from 150 pages and beyond. Many glitches to access course rooms and ebooks. I had to rent two of my books and purchase another because ebooks were not available. Alas after I received my books I was charged for ebooks that I was able to gain access to. I am going to continue to strive however the lack of professors guidance is concerning. Really not convinced this is better than a traditional school. All this and unfortunately a glitch with accepting financial aid/loans. This is not a comprehensive learning experience its a rush but I am dedicated to both learn to understand and to complete my degree.

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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Hello my name is L. W. and Im a mother of 5 kids who is desperately trying to redeem the time of my life by going back to school so I can provide a better life for my family. I started online college. Which has been the best decision so that I could continue to be a mother with Capella University 4 years ago. While the finish line seem clear and close I need help in paying 3000 so that I can finish my last stride into greatness. Thank you guys so much for rhe opportunity!! God bless

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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

I have been in the RN to BSN program since August 2014. I do wish that the school would offer an option of continuing courses without waiting 3 weeks in between each one. I don’t understand where all the negativity comes from with reading all the posts online. I follow the syllabus, do the research, writing, and posting materials in a timely manner. I’ve not had any problems with professors, counselors, etc. I would highly recommend Capella, but one has to be willing to put in the time and effort to succeed. However, I am disappointed with the level of student academic writing abilities….writing abilities vary significantly within each class.

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Degree: Human Resources Management and Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2008

I received a PhD in Human Services, with a specialization in Social Work and Community Services. It appears that this degree is no longer available from looking at the current curriculum. My program was very rigorous. Online programs were taught in the form of research assignments. Everything that was written for the online courses was required to be composed with appropriate grammar, spelling, citations, etc. This prepared me for my competency research topics (4) and then the biggest feat of my life: my dissertation. I had three committee members and a committee chair. However, I did request a change from my initial committee as I did not feel adequately supported. The school provided me with a very supportive committee from that request. The chair of my school also stayed involved to assure I received whatever I needed to complete my program. I will have to say that initially I was pressured to stay on task. This did not continue and eventually it took me close to FIVE years to finish my degree. Very expensive. However I am proud that I endured the pressure, the strain, the emotional turmoil, and the never ending education in order to successfully completing this program. If it had not been for the support I received from several dedicated educators, I would had became a victim of defeat several times. I am so proud as a poor woman from a disadvantaged life growing up in West Virginia to have completed my PhD. I attended fairly well known universities for my BSW and MSW degrees (Marshall U & Univ of KY). I feel Capella was more challenging as I was independently making decisions most times. My support system was available but as a PhD candidate, I was expected to research and write solely on my own. The committee would review my draft of whichever chapter I was writing when my committee chair felt it was at a point to be reviewed. Conference calls were so helpful as was unlimited telephone support to/from my chair. I have read that admittance was complicated for some reviewers. For me, it was not. That could be because I enrolled at a different time. However, my admittance counselor was great. She told me exactly what she needed from me. She called me when she received it. It was very simple. At that time, she also assisted me with financial aid. I am grateful to Capella. I am sad to see people give bad reviews. I just wonder if they are disgruntled dropouts who could not endure the program, as it is not easy. Or has Capella changed that much? I wish I had the answer. Sounds like a good topic for a dissertation.

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Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

As a hybrid program, the master's in clinical psychology was mostly online, with residential colloquia occurring for three "tracks", or week-long events. I learned a great deal in my studies, and my concerns over a mostly-online degree program have been laid to rest. I will be beginning my practicum/internship soon, to fulfill my degree requirements. Excellent, professional staff.

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Degree: Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Graduation Year: 2020

Everything was going fine until the Resource Kit became mandatory. You have to pay $175 per semester for e-books. To opt out you have to pay $80-$90 and still have to buy your own books. If you chose to pay $175 its extra money for physical books. The school says the money is also going toward peer reviewed journals and other resources. Well what is my tuition money going for? I wouldn't be surprised if they start charging online students for lockers and parking spots. Money grab...

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