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Capella University is not a great school to go to. My very recent experience is that once my financial aid was over, their business office called me and a nasty person told me I have no more money, I need to start paying in full or I no longer could attend. I was told I have a $2,800 balance. That is fair, but the way I was treated was nasty. Also, their advising office never alerted me to this. Yes, as the nasty person told me financial aid is my responsibility, but you would think Capella would be 'advising' me of my track as well. I figure in hindsight they knew this would occur and wanted to tap all my funds before I took my remaining financial aid and go to a less expensive college. Now I have found a less expensive college that I can afford out of pocket - CAPELLA IS VERY EXPENSIVE- SPEND YOUR MONEY ELSEWHERE. I am meeting my financial obligations with Capella paying the $2,000 balance owed monthly- yet they still are trying to hold my official transcripts that I need to enter another college until the balance is paid in full- THAT IS NASTY BEHAVIOR. So in conclusion, Capella is very expensive, you can leave in a good status, yet they will still try to unfairly keep you from attending another college.
I took three courses with Capella University before I realized this college was not for me. If you want to learn and have a degree you can be proud of then Capella is not the college to attend. If you want someone to give you the degree with no effort, than Capella is right for you. My instruct gave everyone full points when they could not even write a complete sentence. The assignments were not accurate to current knowledge. They also constantly threatened me to pay for my courses when my employer, government, and grants were paying. I found the time with the university stressful, and I did not learn anything.
This school is terrible. The instructors are arrogant and not helpful. They don't take into consideration that students come from different schools and their backgrounds, strengths and weaknesses vary. They get you in the school and leave you on your own. They don't care they have the tuition money and student enrollment numbers. That's it. You're left with a student loan for something you didn't finish. Not enough instructor support. Now I'm in debt and no degree. I felt like I was set up for failure. Mind you I'm quite capable of learning. I have a MBA. I was enrolled in their DBA program.
Capella gave me the tools I needed as a stay at home mom to enter the workforce after being off work for 5 years to conquer my field. They make it easy to learn and communicate with the staff and faculty l learned a lot from my fellow students as well during my time
When I decided to return to school to get my PhD, I did a lot of researcher. I knew I wanted a degree in Education and I knew that I did not want an EDD, but a PhD. After doing a lot of research, I decided on Capella University as my choice. I entered the program and was given the maximum amount of transfer credit allowable from work beyond my master's degree, leaving me only the core courses, 2 electives, the preliminary exams and the dissertation to complete.My academic advisors, throughout my time there I had three, were amazing. I loved getting to meet with them at the Colloquia. I really enjoyed the Colloquia experiences and meeting the professors, which would not have happened otherwise. My career has flourished in the time since receiving my PhD, and unlike what was mentioned in one of the previous comments, my institution has hired several people with degrees from Capella University. I truly enjoyed my time at Capella University and use what I learned on a daily basis.
After separating from the Air Force, I did not know what I was going to do with an undergrad in Social Psychology. When I found Capella, it answered all of those questions. The degree I earned set me up for success as clinical director of a community based behavioral health company and a clinical supervisor. I am proud to say some of my supervisors are Capella students!
Capella has excellent resources and provide such amazing support. In order for students to be successful, you must take the time to explore all the resources available and actually utilize the support services they offer. Like any online program, you get out of it what you actually put in. I love how they provide a FlexPath Coach and Tutor. Again, I encourage you to take the time and utilize all the services in order to have a true positive experience.
This school is a joke. Half way through the program I wanted to quit, but I told my self I should stick with it to the end. The semester I decided to withdrawal I didn't complete the course. The teacher sent me an email AFTER the course ended. I told him I was not intending to continue. He asked if I would answer a one question quiz in the class, so I did not thinking it would matter since the class ended. Well, because I answered that 1 question quiz I got an F instead of a W. THANKS!!!!!! Not wanting to transfer an F on my record, I started again. Still not happy with the program I stopped another course after week 4, I got an A in that class without having done work for 6 weeks. At that point I only had 4 classes left to complete the degree so I did. Thinking it couldn't hurt, right? Boy was I wrong,----- Employers are not hiring resumes with Capella University listed on them. This school was one of a very few with the program I went into which is the only reason I went there. Now I have an outrageous amount of debt, and no job thanks to this school. If employers think the degree is a joke then student loans from this school should be erased. Close this hungry money mill down. Anyone please start a class action law suit!
I graduate in Aug. 2017. I chose Capella University because a professor who taught at another university was getting her PhD at Capella. She told me how she really was enjoying her educational experience and how I should explore the Capella's opportunities as well. I really wanted to get my masters but I didn't want to sit in a classroom. I was so done with that! I wanted the flexibility to be at home and take online classes. I especially liked the fact that the courses were only 10 weeks! So I only took one class every 10 weeks. Very manageable! Online classes can be a challenge but with time management skills it's very doable. Professors are always willing to help and are always available, yes even online! Just try Capella University. You won't be disappointed. In fact, I'm starting a second masters January 2018!
This is an awesome academic program. The program is very user friendly. I am excited to have taken my dissertation journey here at Capella University. My mentor Dr. Hamilton has been an asset, supportive, resourceful and accessible to me when needed.
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