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HORRIBLE SCHOOL. THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY THE WORST SCHOOL I HAVE EVER ATTENDED! DO NOT WAIST YOUR TIME! ADVISING IS A JOKE. Some of the instructors, literally one instructor was worth the time. The rest are horrible. Seriously do not waist your money or your time!
I have been attending Capella for several years and I am now in my dissertation program. The biggest complaint is the extreme slow turn around time from when you submit work to your mentor to when it gets returned for approval or corrections. I was told by my academic advisor that the mentor has 10 business days for review and return work that is substantial. In one case, I had to add a chart in which I did the same day and it took 13 days and several text messages and emails to get this work reviewed. I should have been able graduate in March this year but due to the slow turn-around process, maybe in August. There were times I am waiting weeks to get replies and if you considered the charges associated with attending, I am paying over $600 a week to do nothing. Now I have to go into another maybe two more quarters thus accumulating more debt. What a joke...Maybe it is time for a review of their business practices or even their accreditation..
The biggest compliment to the school is the orientation that I was required to complete before beginning my first class. Most professors have been great and informative, but a few have been lazy and did not really offer any instruction. The instructions for some papers need to be more clear. If a class offers supplemental instruction, take advantage of this because it was so helpful even after that class. There is a lot of reading required and you will do well to review assignments and post before reading to know what is most important. I sometimes question the grading policy. I have had at least one student in every class that writes posts with horrible grammar or just absolutely does not construct the post according to the guidelines. I wonder what actions are taken to help these students or at least make them aware of their errors. The school is accredited, but as with any school you want to make sure your program of study is accredited. If you are seeking licensure, check your state guidelines to make sure your program meets the requirements. I would advise e-mailing financial aid because I had an issue where they did not respond to my initial request and because I e-mailed the information I had proof and the issue was corrected. This is not a hand holding school, so if you need that, go elsewhere.
Great program, and very applicable to real world business. Focused on leadership methodologies and theories which I could apply immediately. Each class was a learning opportunity and not just an exercise to get my degree. Capella's professors provided good guidance and feedback on submitted assessments. Tutors were always available though I didn't have to use their service. Flexpath program is geared to those students who want to manage their own timeline and are willing to put in the effort to learn at their own pace.
The experience I had while attending the MHA program through Capella University was both challenging and rewarding. The program is designed to build upon your professional experiences and it introduces you to new concepts that will serve you well in today's healthcare environment. I researched a number of online programs and felt that Capella fit both my lifestyle as well as my academic expectations as well. The program is competency based which I have found especially helpful as it helps me as a healthcare leader continually reevaluate my personal and professional growth. I highly recommend exploring their programs and consider taking the plunge! It will be well worth it and you will feel rewarded after all of your hard work. Side note: Don't be fooled by this being online or for profit the courses and the course expectations are just as challenging as a brick and mortar institution.
Capella University is a top notch Online university that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees that are affordable and highly respected. My Bachelor of Science in Psychology has given me a higher earning potential and because of the acredidation of the school my degree has never been questioned. Since graduating I have enrolled again at Capella and am working on my Masters in Mental Health Counseling. The graduate experience is one that I highly encourage everyone to consider, especially at Capella University, because the faculty, staff, and academic advisors are friendly, willing to go the extra mile, and provide any supports necessary to ensure that you are successful. I'm very satisfied with my choice of Capella University.
I previously wrote a review while doing a study for UofW so wrote it for the wrong school. Capella provides an excellent venue for obtaining a degree. The instructors exceeded my expectations and the mentor (Dr. Judith Forbes) kept me on course. Did I enjoy the time? YES! Was it hard work? Yes. I wish I was doing more with the university but Oregon is a far way from the Minneapolis headquarters. Capella is dedicated to mature students with firm goal orientations.
Capella starts off wonderful and supportive until you get to the dissertation phase and that's when things change. I've spent numerous semesters on my project, am 100s of thousands in debt and still at milestone #2. Capella suggested a class to help me achieve later milestones and I expelled a lot of money in hotel, airline and rental car expenses only to determine that the class was not suited for me. I wrote my advisor numerous times expressing my concern and was told to stay in the class and it would help. Well...guess what...it didn't, and now they want me to repeat the class next semester which means another set of lost work days and travel expenses. In addition, I cannot go back into the dissertation classroom where I was at least making progress. Avoid this school at all costs (I do mean costs!). One professor will say one thing and then you move to another one who gives you a totally different outlook and they continue to bounce you around and then you get a notice that you'll need to finish your study by a certain date or you'll be administratively withdrawn leaving you with only bills as proof that you attended the school.
DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL ONLINE!! THE INSTRUCTORS DO NOT AND WILL NOT STAY IN COMPLIANCE WITH YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DISABILITIES IF YOU HAVE ANY!!! ALSO, DO NOT EXPECT FOR THEM TO GIVE YOU ANY DUES DATES FOR ANY ASSIGNMENTS!! YOU WILL HAVE TO FIGURE EVERYTHING OUT FOR YOURSELVES!!! THIS SCHOOL WITH THE ADVISERS AND THE ADMINISTRATION DO NOT COMMUNICATE WITH OUT LEARNERS TOO WELL AND SHOULD NOT BE PROVIDING PHONE NUMBERS ON THEIR SYLLABUS IF THEY DO NOT WANT TO BE CONTACTED. I AM SORRY BUT I AM VENTING MY ANGER!! I am going back to a brick and mortar school where there is REAL learning provided!!
I am currently in the first year of the Mental health Counseling Masters with Capella.Its a very thorough CACREP accredited training that will be recognized by state counseling licensing boards.The Instructors are informative and helpful and there is a lot of support including writing work shops,personal academic advisers,a huge library with multiple resources for research.All this in the comfort of your own home!Capella is rated as one of the top ten online Universities.Its a great University with an excellent mental health educators!
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