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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.
Began with Counseling then decided I wanted to try a 'live' class so went to another school that offers synchronous classes, ugh that was an error. I was hesitant to return to Capella as the classes were populated by individuals who seemed incapable of writing beyond what I think of as a high school level as well as the issue of having left in the 1st place. I could not be more pleased. The school I left seems to be circling the drain while Capella has made significant changes, the support is amazing - of course there are issues - that's life. The MSW program begins with research - the most important aspect of any master's program I think, possibly any program. If you know how to research you will do well. I also have received text messages and emails from my advisor, admission counselor and professor, he even had a conference call - not mandatory just for added support. I also like that everything is spelled out and instructors do not deviate from the schedule, it's not well the paper is due on the 10th then the following week they announce it is due on the 20th followed by another date the following week. Capella has made it a simple process, I know what I need to do, when I need to do it and have support every step of the way - sure there are glitches - but I expect that and will request assistance when needed.
This school is okay but the BSN courses were redundant. If you have any tragedies or anything that happens to you in life they are unforgiving and truly run strictly business without any sympathy or compassion. The course work for the different classes were basically the same concept just worded different.
Capella University offers a superb doctorate in education. My specialty was curriculum and instruction, with leadership and accountability. The program content and instructors were excellent, they expressed a desire to help, instruct, and guide the student for success. As an older student beginning the program I had many concerns, would I be able to complete assignments and understand the material. My plan included a study schedule, which was not changed or altered in anyway. I knew I order to be successful it would require dedication and focusing on the material. The course content was excellent and provided me with new skills. Completing the program has given me a new sense of confidence and accomplishment. Completing with a 4.0 GPA was a personal goal and fulfilled what my mom would say "you can do anything as long as you put you mind and time to it". Thanks Mom!
They intentionally, for some reason, pretended to enroll me in the fall, and forwarded my financial aid to be approved, but to start in Jan., of 2019. I was told then on 10.01.18 that my FA would not cover the fall, but not to drop the class. However, there was no guarantee that I would be repackaged, and that if it was not approved for the fall, but I would owe them money. They postponed everything for 48 hours, thus overlapping the add/drop period. I was told on 10.18 that I would have to drop by 10.12, but if my FA was approved on 10.15 that I could be added back into the class. At the exact moment, my FA was approved, but the class drop also processed. When I called a few moments ago, I was told that I could not re-add the class, that it was too late. So, they gave me the run-around for almost 3 weeks, and I am not sure why. I am so disappointed; everyone that I talked to lied to me. I do not recommend them, at all. I know now, they do not care about me as a student or person, as five people lied to me, and ignored me for 48 hours, which would've made all the difference in the world.
So far, I keep encountering peers who cannot spell. I am incredulous how being unable to spell is ever going to allow someone to muster the rigors of APA/dissertation. Also, the answers provided by classmates are very rigid, canned, expected, pro forma, not reality. Thinkers? I am not sure if this is intentional or unintentional? Whether pursuing a PhD by definition weeds out the humanity or vice versa?
I am greatly enjoying my time at Capella University. Everyone has been incredibly helpful from my admissions counselor to my professors and teacher's assistants. I was nervous about taking classes purely online but Capella has made the experience smooth and easy. There are videos showing exactly how to access classroom material, teacher assistants willing to help you with anything from writing papers to software problems. Every professor has been easily reached through email or text message. I cannot state just how easy and enjoyable this experience has been for me. Like everything else in life, you get out what you put in. As long as you are willing to do the work and put in the effort, you will succeed through Capella University.
The curriculum and course set for each student to make it possible to finish and achieve your dreams despite your busy life. I am a full-time mother, wife, daughter, and supervisor all at the same time but I can still be able to do my assignments and discussions set by the school. Knowing that achieving your dreams is just out of your reach, with time management and proper support and motivation, a person like me is motivated to move forward. Fulfilling my dreams even with hurdles and bumps in the road is not easy. I want to show to my children that in life there are always bumps and hurdles but to be able to move forward a person must have the courage to face it.
Capella University is a wonderful school to obtain a degree from because they offer its potential students, students, and alumni a world of assessable knowledge through I-Guide and other online tools. Capella University is also, a well known University were employers hires it graduates to become apart of the organization leadership team. So, select Capella University as your school of choice.
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