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Needed to finish my undergrad and wouldnt have been admitted to traditional programs due to poor academics from the inital college experience. Employer also offered discounts for Capella so applied and was accepted. For those that are in the same situation and need a BA/BS, schools like Capella are the only viable option even if they arent seen as real schools. Courses are what you make of them. For someone who enjoys writing, they were very easy. Not sure if it was just my instructors but grading seemed less than critical. In courses where we shared assignments, I was a bit aghast by how poorly written assignments were yet assumed they were graded well regardless. Had one extremely poor instructor and luckily dropped their course. For the most part their instructors seem to be engaged with teaching but like everything, there can be a bad apple in the bunch. The only real negative I can think of is that the school does not take plagiarism seriously. Small infractions are not seen as an issue so someone plagiarizing a paragraph from another students paper isnt going to turn heads.
Every representative in every department is unhelpful, and some are actually extremely combative and rude. They completely lied about my transfer credit evaluation, stating that I could complete the degree in a year because of my previous coursework. As it turned out, it would have taken me over 2 years. They automatically enroll you in courses that you do not choose, and then refuse to withdraw you from them when you request it. Then they charge you for the courses. You get zero help with your courses. The tutors just tell you to use the library. They use Turnitin for their papers, which causes the instructors to automatically reject papers they feel are plagiarized, even if you have valid citations. The tuition is EXPENSIVE and the quality is POOR.
As far as their classes - they have a pretty good curriculum. I wanted to change programs to Human services and was told not to do that. I then decided to go to a school that was located in my city, that was when the financial part went crazy. As for the financial department, they are by far below standard.These people are horrible in their billing practices. One they send dispersments out then two weeks later send a letter stating you now have to pay you tuition. This was because they can not "officially" charge FASFA again for the semester- illegal! Second My new school received a flag on my FASFA, come to find out they are STILL billing me for a class I never attended and I had already filled out the paperwork to transfer. These people are a joke and should not be trusted with anyone's money!
I was looking for an online school that was military friendly and offered the degree course that I wanted. Capella turned out to be that school. The staff is so helpful and my fellow students are amazing and hardworking students. I would highly recommend Capella University to anyone!
I have had a very positive and productive experience with Capella University. I found the Admissions process to be pretty quick and straightforward. With the academic plan tool on iGuide, I always knew where I was with my degree plan, and the sequencing of courses. Once I decided that I wanted to change to add a concentration, I was able to get that approved pretty seamlessly. Academic advisors have, over the 4 years I have been a student, nothing but courteous, understanding, empathic, knowledgeable, and helpful. Any time I started feeling discouraged about my progress, or when I had to take a couple of quarters off while dealing with a terminally ill parent, they were so responsive and helpful. Same iwth the financial aid department. Never got any run around, only clear answers to my questions so I always knew what to expect. Advisors would call to check my progress, or if I got a late start, would check with me to make sure everything was okay and remind me to login and post to my course. The modular structure of the courses is SO great. Very predictable, which I really needed as a working mom of three with a full time day and part time teaching job. As a teacher in higher ed myself (workforce ed), I had high expectations, and Capella exceeded my expectations in terms of providing me with a quality experience each course. I only had one negative faculty experience - all the rest have been positive. I just completed by undergrad, and have enrolled in an MEd program that begins in June. Love my Capella U Experience!!! Have recommended it to several colleagues and students.
I was skeptical about starting Capella University in November 2016 after seeing so many negative comments. My instincts told me to move forward after doing my own research, and I am happy I did. I recently relocated to another country after marrying and am currently out of the workforce until I am sorted to work. I used this time finish my degree which I started at a brick and mortar university. I decided to utilize the Flexpath program to move at an accelerated pace and was able to complete about 18 courses in one quarter. I worked day and night, studied and read. And now I am 3 courses away from completing. I thought Capella would hold me back to make more money. But after spending $2,200 for my first quarter and now $2,200 for my current and last quarter I am in awe. With myself for the hard work and Capella for the support and curriculum. I have learned so much that I am using in everyday life, and I know once I rejoin the workforce this is invaluable. And because I have to rely more on myself in my studies, my grades and understanding are better than when I was in a traditional university. Honestly, I believe Capella is the future for higher learning. And students that complain are merely not driven, has poor time management, or are not simply cut out for online university. The Flexpath program leaves you flying solo and I am okay with that. Most people are not and require explanation for every detail and assignment. If you are challenged in some way, this is not the University for you. But if you are driven and focused, you can excel. And another thing, those complaining that classmates are writing below their standard, that is at all universities. I do not believe it waters down my degree because there are always students barely moving along whether online or brick and mortar. So stop being bitter if you are not cutting it. Look at what you are doing wrong. This university has more accreditations than some brick and mortar so stop nit-picking! I will be wrapping up my bachelors in a few weeks and starting my MBA. My advice is to do your own research and not rely on these comments by people, some of whom are by disgruntled students that expected online to be easier. Online is harder! But it can be convenient and if you work hard, you will get results.
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.