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Terrible experience. I got duped by their quick and easy sophia elective/gen eds. I paid a few hundred bucks to get some electives done only to find out I couldnt' transfer them because of some bogus policy that stated I couldn't use them past 10 or 12 weeks into my first term. No wiggle room. Nothing. Two courses down the drain. Advisers are inept. I was supposed to be in the combo program, then I found out that due to a lack of information I had already completed a course I wouldn't have needed otherwise. So let's mark down 3 unnecessary courses I could have avoided. I'm sure this is all just to roll me on for more terms, make this take longer, and soak more money out of me. Jokes on them. I am taking my money elsewhere for my MSN which I initially intended to finish with capella. DO NOT GO HERE. Bogus policies, tricks, scams, and I just feel broken after all this c***. I could write a novel of how bad this experience has been, but I'm so exhausted with it.
Their learning is set up in an acceptable manner, however feedback is often not timely. Their FlexPath Financial Aid is a joke. The rules change, or should I say the rules they cite change regularly with out notification. There is no accountability at all. I have multiple emails guaranteeing that my Financial Aid was covered when it was not. Leaving me with a large bill. I even extended a class on their recommendation due to a supposed change in the deadline, this is just costing me significant funds. In addition their in ability to appropriately verified to third parties may cost me additional monies.
While my Bachelor's program with Capella had a few ups and downs, overall it was a good experience. Some classes (and teachers) are more difficult than others, with some being so easy you don't have to read the book and others so difficult that they never give a perfect score even when there is no negative or constructive feedback. Discussion are a key part of the experience, but some teachers don't read for content so you find students typing almost unintelligible discussions that are off subject just to get a completion grade. This part of the experience is difficult for learners who want to get the most our of their education. I learned a lot, stress out some and finished strong in my program. Overall, I would recommend Capella as a place to learn and grow.
Do not enroll in the flex program. It is not what they advertise. Very complicated to navigate all the requirements. The classes are only 1.5 credits and are of the same requirements as a college or university who apply 3.0 credits to the class. I spent more time and money on plagiarism programs because the turn-it program does not work effectively.
Great school, professors, curriculum, and really came out of this program ready for my internship. I recommend this college to anyone pursuing a Psychology degree while being a working professional! I have made some of the greatest friends and colleagues throughout this program. It is like anything in life it has its challenges, and it is going to take lots of work. It gets challenging when you have to start finding your location in your state to do internship. They will work with you and give you helps to aid in this endeavor. Still you have a lot of competition with other schools in your home state that already has their students reaching out to the same facilities for internship opportunities. I had to drive two and half hours from my home in Myrtle Beach to Columbia South Carolina for six months each week. Luckily I had family that gave me a place to stay. The mental health facilities and private practices seem to be more prevalent in city areas than in rural areas. It took me half a year to find a location as well as hearing 29 no's before getting the yes for the private practice in Columbia, South Carolina. It ended up being one of the best and largest practices in South Carolina so with consistency and tenacity you can and will find the right internship location. They where always helpful from advising, financial aid, and professors where always accessible. The online portal is very sleek and easy to navigate. There are three residencies in this program that are part of classes which will be in your class schedule which is already reenrolled so that you can plan accordingly. The resedencies are all throughout the United States at different locations and they are among the funnest weeks where you learn a lot, challenges in exercises, and get to meet some wonderful lifetime friends!
Capella is good University. Great instructors, great program, very flexible. The only issue is financial part. I am able to pay for school, but they gave me basically one month to pay $2,000 or gave me a choice to start dropping the courses (actually they dropped it for me, forcefully). Very irrational step from financial department. First of all, as for a student, all my finances are on the track. I think they need to let you know not one month before dropping classes but way earlier. Now, since THEY START DROPPING CLASSES FOR ME - I am total mess. My credit score are mess, my program are mess. After all that, I was one step from quitting or thinking of transferring somewhere else. It is not a first time. They need some sort of flexibility in financial department.
I have been attending Capella University on the flex path program for a little over a year now and I do enjoy it. I am a mother, daughter, friend, worker, wife, Aunt, etc. so having time to fit in college was hard. My first experience with college before Capella was good, but it also took a lot of time out of my night, the seminars were scheduled so late that I was exhausted and it required so much of my time I almost didn't graduate. I like the flex path program because it is convenient and fits in my busy schedule. You get what you put into it though. If you write an amateur paper, you will get an amateur grade so this course is more for people who want to succeed quicker and put in the effort as a self-paced person. I saw some other reviews that were bad but again if you don't put in the work, be prepared to get bad grades. I have never used a tutor because I don't need one and yes some of my instructors are ghosts but I never had a bad experience.
Avoid school. Took 1 class, had the worst professor I ever had and transferred out. The professor was Emotionally unstable and used class to build her ego. Wrote weekly 2 page emails to class insulting everyone, responses to assignments were insulting and rude, wrote 3 page long essay assignments so no matter how hard you tried she could say you missed something, and the class material was based on emotion based theories. Waste of 4k. Go to state college with checks and balances.
Do NOT go to this school! Absolutely no help from anyone! They take your money but you are on your own! No tutor will ever get back with you and the instructor just says she is busy with other students! Not user friendly at all!!!! No customer service
I was taking the flexpath online. My very first "instructor" graded my second paper informing me it did not meet the paper criteria and needed to be redone. I rewrote my paper, only leaving my introduction the same. My paper went from a 4 page paper to an 8 page paper. My instructor evaluated my paper and gave me feedback with another students name stating there were no changes to my paper so she would not change my grade. I reached out to my adviser to ask for assistance with this matter and they referred me back to my instructor and had me email her, which I did. She promptly changed the name and left the rest the same. My final paper was a debate; my instructor evaluated it stating I did not show both sides of the debate, rather I chose one. I rewrote this paper and highlighted both sides of the debate. She evaluated my second attempt and stated I did not do what was asked as I needed to choose one side of the debate. I reached out to the dean of students as I already knew the response of my adviser would be email your instructor. The dean said there was nothing that could be done and I needed to contact the instructors superior, so I did. I promptly received an email from the instructor stating she heard I had questions about her grading system. This school is a joke. The instructors have free reign to play games with you and you have no say over your future. I have received threatening letters that if I do not pay my balance they will send it to collections, however, I didn't receive the service I am being charged for, so why would I pay? This "university" is all about the money and does not care about the student. Do your research and go elsewhere. My instructor did not follow through with evaluating my papers and giving me the feedback she was supposed to, I lost an entire summer due to her lack of commitment to her job, and now I have to find another University to face track this degree so I don't lose my job.
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