Capella University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (382)
On March 19th of 2015, I took a massive stroke. While fighting for my life, Capella dropped me from the Mental Health Counseling program. I jumped through all of the hoops to get back in, on to find the catalog changed, and I lost 20 credits. Of course, Capella was already paid for these credits. They told me I would have to make them up. This would cost me another two years of my life, and more money. The counselors performed a half-hearted job of pretending to want to help me, but forgot about me very quickly. Beware!!!!
Excellent academic institution (Hybrid Ph.D.). The best College Experience! In the Summer, I attended classes at North Western University, and Augsburg University. Capella University worked closely with these academic institutions, so that we could use their facilities, and me and my graduate classmates had the opportunity to dorm on campus. Capella University at the Graduate level is Hybrid, and yes you need to go to Minnesota! I strongly recommend this academic institution. There are many All but Dissertation (ABD) students, because they have failed to put in the hard work. If you decide to enroll, be ready to earn your degree. The grade, or the degree will not be given to you. In one occasion, I had an F in one of my courses, and I took it again. Do the work! putting in the time, learn, and prosper! Currently, I worked for the U.S. Government, and I teach as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychology. I have accomplished my academic goals, and professional endeavors thanks to this Academic Institution: Capella University AKA The Graduate School of America. Thank you for changing my life.
HORRIBLE SCHOOL. THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY THE WORST SCHOOL I HAVE EVER ATTENDED! DO NOT WAIST YOUR TIME! ADVISING IS A JOKE. Some of the instructors, literally one instructor was worth the time. The rest are horrible. Seriously do not waist your money or your time!
I have been attending Capella for several years and I am now in my dissertation program. The biggest complaint is the extreme slow turn around time from when you submit work to your mentor to when it gets returned for approval or corrections. I was told by my academic advisor that the mentor has 10 business days for review and return work that is substantial. In one case, I had to add a chart in which I did the same day and it took 13 days and several text messages and emails to get this work reviewed. I should have been able graduate in March this year but due to the slow turn-around process, maybe in August. There were times I am waiting weeks to get replies and if you considered the charges associated with attending, I am paying over $600 a week to do nothing. Now I have to go into another maybe two more quarters thus accumulating more debt. What a joke...Maybe it is time for a review of their business practices or even their accreditation..
The biggest compliment to the school is the orientation that I was required to complete before beginning my first class. Most professors have been great and informative, but a few have been lazy and did not really offer any instruction. The instructions for some papers need to be more clear. If a class offers supplemental instruction, take advantage of this because it was so helpful even after that class. There is a lot of reading required and you will do well to review assignments and post before reading to know what is most important. I sometimes question the grading policy. I have had at least one student in every class that writes posts with horrible grammar or just absolutely does not construct the post according to the guidelines. I wonder what actions are taken to help these students or at least make them aware of their errors. The school is accredited, but as with any school you want to make sure your program of study is accredited. If you are seeking licensure, check your state guidelines to make sure your program meets the requirements. I would advise e-mailing financial aid because I had an issue where they did not respond to my initial request and because I e-mailed the information I had proof and the issue was corrected. This is not a hand holding school, so if you need that, go elsewhere.
Great program, and very applicable to real world business. Focused on leadership methodologies and theories which I could apply immediately. Each class was a learning opportunity and not just an exercise to get my degree. Capella's professors provided good guidance and feedback on submitted assessments. Tutors were always available though I didn't have to use their service. Flexpath program is geared to those students who want to manage their own timeline and are willing to put in the effort to learn at their own pace.
The experience I had while attending the MHA program through Capella University was both challenging and rewarding. The program is designed to build upon your professional experiences and it introduces you to new concepts that will serve you well in today's healthcare environment. I researched a number of online programs and felt that Capella fit both my lifestyle as well as my academic expectations as well. The program is competency based which I have found especially helpful as it helps me as a healthcare leader continually reevaluate my personal and professional growth. I highly recommend exploring their programs and consider taking the plunge! It will be well worth it and you will feel rewarded after all of your hard work. Side note: Don't be fooled by this being online or for profit the courses and the course expectations are just as challenging as a brick and mortar institution.
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 previously wrote a review while doing a study for UofW so wrote it for the wrong school. Capella provides an excellent venue for obtaining a degree. The instructors exceeded my expectations and the mentor (Dr. Judith Forbes) kept me on course. Did I enjoy the time? YES! Was it hard work? Yes. I wish I was doing more with the university but Oregon is a far way from the Minneapolis headquarters. Capella is dedicated to mature students with firm goal orientations.
Capella starts off wonderful and supportive until you get to the dissertation phase and that's when things change. I've spent numerous semesters on my project, am 100s of thousands in debt and still at milestone #2. Capella suggested a class to help me achieve later milestones and I expelled a lot of money in hotel, airline and rental car expenses only to determine that the class was not suited for me. I wrote my advisor numerous times expressing my concern and was told to stay in the class and it would help. Well...guess what...it didn't, and now they want me to repeat the class next semester which means another set of lost work days and travel expenses. In addition, I cannot go back into the dissertation classroom where I was at least making progress. Avoid this school at all costs (I do mean costs!). One professor will say one thing and then you move to another one who gives you a totally different outlook and they continue to bounce you around and then you get a notice that you'll need to finish your study by a certain date or you'll be administratively withdrawn leaving you with only bills as proof that you attended the school.