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I am a current student at Capella for the Education Administration EdS program. I also have a Master's degree from Capella in Higher Education. The programs at Capella allow for flexibility in advanced coursework for anyone who is working full-time, raising a family or simply has obligations during "typical" course time. The education programs are widely accepted in the work force and has allowed me to further my career goals as an educational leader.
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.
I had to be in a year to give a review but I founded Capella to be a maze. I would not recommend Capella to anyone. The instructors are not knowledgeable. Capella also changed their curriculum several times and regardless to when you entered or the maximum completion time, you will be placed in the new curriculum or be withdrawn from the school. Capella is unethical and does not care about the students. This school is only interested in money and it is very expensive to attend. I would check the reviews and graduation rates and also look into where the professors received their degrees. When you have problems at Capella there is no one to help. All communication is through emails. This school is constantly in reform and the students are caught in the middle. The advisers and mentors are not knowledgeable of the laws in your state or how to get you through the program. The reviews for the dissertations are not given in a timely manner. Advisers and mentors are only there for the pay. Stay away from Capella! Mentors have more students than they can handle and this is a big disadvantage to the student who is writing the dissertation. I had a bad experience at Capella and would not recommend this school to anyone. This is not a good online school. I had a good enrollment counselor and she quit. Most schools grandfather students in when making a change to the program, but not Capella. My dissertation was being reviewed by the School of Education and I was close to maximum completion time. Capella placed me in the SMR prgram. I had to do a title for the 2nd time and proposal also for the 2nd time. All of my emails were ignored. I lost time and money attending Capella. Mentors will not pass in dissertations to be reviewed in a timely manner. This school is awful! Stay away from Capella.
Capella will max out your financial aid. They held me back and would not let me go through the process in which I enrolled. They made me go through a SMR process where I had to write the proposal again. I had to write a pre-proposal, proposal and SMR. I had to repeat components that I had already done. Capella is after money. There is no one to talk to when you are having a problem. I don't see how they stay in business. It is the longest process that I have ever seen to obtain a degree. Capella will take all your money. It is a horrible school.
I was able to work full time while earnings Ph. D. Capella offered me the flexibility to achieve this. During my journey life happened several times and Capella worked with me through the setbacks. I completed my degree this year and graduated in March. Thank you for a rigorous program that helped me grow professionally.
I am a current student and was too deep in program to turn around before I identified issues. Strongly feel the educational process at Capella SOE is designed to keep students in the program. Unlike other learners experiences, my mentor was really good and available. But anytime when documents were submitted to the university, they were lost, had long waits for feedback, after receiving feedback small changes/adjustments to dissertation, SMR, paperwork, or proposal during the process (that took me a half an hour to fix) is resubmitted to wait all over (10 to 14 business days) to repeat the process. Was not told this up front when I enrolled. No matter what anyone says this is NOT a normal process. Other students have had similar experiences and spoke to professors on my dissertation committee that said their other learners submitted paperwork to the university have been lost in the past as well. This all results in massive delays and more money out my pocket. I should finish my PhD soon but took a whole year longer because of the process and costed me $20,000 dollars extra. I did voice my frustration to the school but was not heard when I asked for compensation back. The federal government is investigating schools like Capella.