Capella University Reviews
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Not every online University is incompetent; certainly, I know that Capella is very competent. It is also worth noting that an online university is not for everyone. For one thing, one has to be effective with using technology, secondly, one has to be time conscious and discipline, third, one has to be a fast learner. These are important criteria needed to succeed in an online environment. I will admit that every university has its pros and cons. I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. There have been times when I felt frustrated with certain activity at Capella, but, as mentioned, every student will experience such even in traditional universities. It is also important to note that the fundamental reason(s) for every university is to make money and hopefully providing quality education. Capella University is providing quality education and in my opinion, I believe that Capella University is one of the best online University out there.
I work full time and I have a family with 3 children. My dream to pursue Ph.D is being realized through Capella university's unique teaching, and assessment methods. Let me summarize them in points. 1. Capella is fully accredited University by one of the six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. So, it's degrees are valued and respected by the industry. I got recognition and promotion by just pursuing it. 2. Capella degrees requires hard work, commitment and determination 3. Capella give opportunities to every eligible (meets the degree prerequisites) candidates without requiring additional requirements like GRE, GMAT, or recommendations. 4. Capella puts the onus of commitment and determination on the students. So, if you see or hear students complaining or write bad/incorrect reviews, then look into the reasons and I think the problem is with their ability to remain motivated and committed. My experience is if one puts the required hard work and commitment, one should be able to get through the course work required to attempt the Comprehensive Exam. 5. Comprehensive exam is rigorous and world class assessment of your skills to pursue doctoral research work. Getting through the course work doesn't guarantee passing comprehensive exam. One should be able to critically analyze and answer the questions, apply research methodology, and cite latest research in your research topic area. I worked hard (120-150 hours in 4 weeks), read 100+ articles and wrote my answers, and I am glad, I passed. If one feels he/she is not prepared to attempt it, then there are various options such as taking writing course, etc and acquire the skills required. I am sure the advisors will gladly help you. One has to plan properly and be truthful to one's readiness. 7. Deciding research topic is a rigorous path, and the mentors, professors and residencies helped me in shaping my research topic and I am very grateful for it. I can't imagine what more can they do to better the experience. 8. I am currently in my dissertation phase, and I am happy with the milestones laid out and working towards them. I am excited to complete my dissertation and proudly list my PhD. I hope this helps you in reaching your dreams.
I would highly recommend Capella for any person who thinks work/life balance and going to school is impossible. I transferred from a prestigious New England College that caters to young adults with rich parents. I am a veteran with a family and work full time. It wasn't until I transferred to Capella that I could actually envision completing my degree. The reason being, the professors go above and beyond to help you if you don't understand, fall behind or just need some extra motivation. The academic advisers are amazing and feel like close friends. They always keep your best interest in mind and help you not only realize your potential but also help you meet your goals. I can honestly say, I would still be going to school without the backing of Capella's staff to keep me on track and motivated to finish.
I enrolled, initially, in the echo counseling program which was GREAT! However after half way through I free interest in the human service program. This is my 2nd year, overall experience of great. My current and past professors for the most part have be extremely helpful, hands on, understanding and flexible. My schedule accommodated my family time and work schedule. I have been taking 2 course a semester , I even took a couple drmesyets off. The advisors are wonderful the truly help guide throughout your courses. I would recommend Capella
Capella has provided me with nothing but an amazing experience. You receive extra support from your academic advisors and enrollment counselor. They will not allow you to put yourself in a situation where you are doing so much work that you begin to stress yourself out. The professors respond to you in a timely manner and make sure you understand your assignments before you move forward with them. This has been one of the best educational experiences I've ever encountered.
My experience was very positive at Capella. I graduated last yr while working & raising kids. The counselors were helpful. Being pre-registered for each course kept me on track with my academic timeline. Great instructors and always available to help.
The program is rigorous and requires a lot of time a research. If you are uncertain of your goals I wouldn't recommend approaching an online masters course as the time you need to allot to a successful education will surpass the amount time most people have. I personally found the advisors to be useless and the professors to be the best route for learning more about your career and how to prepare every step.
Excellent program and I would highly recommend it. Lots of support through professors, librarians and irb staff. This experience has changed my professional career! But it's most definitely not an easy program so be prepared for some hard work and dedication
Capella is all about the money. Your money and Capella getting their hands on it. I blew $140,000 at Capella and have nothing to show for. I had three semesters where I did not even take a class and was made to pay more than $12,000. Once I got into dissertation advisor assistance disappeared. I took many completely irrelevant classes in the emergency management program. Classes that had absolutely nothing to do with emergency management (like a class on aging). The school needs to be shut down. I would love to join a class action lawsuit, however; that will just make a lawyer rich. I would love to testify to Congress about the evils of an online for-profit institution and how they rip students off for federal student loan money. Don't enroll.
I would NOT recommend this school to ANYONE. I withdrew from classes and they still charged me. They have me a ton of problems with financial aid, problems that I never had with my other university. They will not release my transcripts making it IMPOSSIBLE for me to get into a program elsewhere. Absolutely would not attend here and would not recommend anyone else to. Find a school that actually cares about their students instead of the money.