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With consideration to traditional doctoral programs and the format for progressing through the dissertation phase, my online experience was a little more complicated than I think it would have been if I had attended the brick and mater pathway. I feel really good learning experience with the coursework in the core courses (DBA) and business intelligence specialization. I wish I had more courses on predictive and descriptive analysis area that are offered now. I had experienced some irregular delays with the feedback from committee members that caused me to run out of financial aid but I realize that they had regular jobs too. I would be nice if the more research methods courses were offered like in the PhD program.
Hi all, Age: 43 (Wife, mother, grandmother, High School Social Worker and City Councilwoman) I am a current (all online) DSW (Doctor of Social Work) student at Capella University. This was my first online experience and it has been phenomenal!! Supportive faculty, awesome writing coaches, academic advisors, librarians and tech support. The DSW degree includes the leadership and clinical component (micro, mezzo, macro and meta (global) Social Work). Stay focused, manage your time accordingly, and remember this is your financial investment...and you must discipline yourself for success. You can do it!!
I must admit, that I was skeptical about enrolling in an online program but Capella was a great fit for me. The program allowed me the flexibility that I needed as a fulltime working mom of three. I was in constant communication with the instructors and if there was ever an issue, it was resolved in a timely manner. I was often afforded consideration when it came to completing assignments that were submitted late or needed correction. I found the curriculum to be rigorous as well as practical because all components were online. You were also assigned a lead(Ph.D.) who walked you through the entire process; which ensured your success. It was a great deal of work, but if you have good time management and guidance; completing the program is achievable. The experience was awesome from start to finish!
I definitely do not recommend this school to anyone who truly wants to graduate. I wasted more than 80,000$ dollars here and have no degree. You will be passed through your classes without issue. However, getting the intensive help needed to complete your dissertation will not be there. Find a university close to home so that you can receive one on one assistance if needed. Do not waste your money here. Its truly heartbreaking.
Capella Clinical Mental Health Counseling is an excellent program but because of the intricate nature of counseling supportive and protective factors should be in place. Faculty advisors are sometimes out of state, the administrative communication to students about changes in Instructors is poor. The worst thing is the tech support which seems to have dipped in standard since 2017. Firstly the customer service is horrible, either waiting for over 15 minutes to get the call responded to, and customer service representatives only seem interested in getting surveys out for themselves. The university seems to pray on poor minority students to keep its status but then offers little or no practical support. Students are expected to work a 30 hour a week internship with no pay and find the means to support themselves or family. Students are not required to go through personal therapy, so many have serious issues and are then unleashed on the vulnerable populations they will serve. Note that a 'For Profit' university focuses on just that and that appears to include less than ethical practice. One of our instructors was behaving rudely and bizarrely to students. A background check produced numerous criminal convictions yet she holds high ranking at the university.
I'm a bit confused about the negative reviews. I'm on my second term at Capella and I have had zero issues thus far. My advisors have been great, my professors are clearly knowledgeable, and the course content is very detailed. Not only that, but I am getting a LOT of information and preparation for my future career, which is just the cherry on top. I have also not had any issues with my financial aid. I will leave another review after I graduate, but as of right now, it has been a breeze.
I applied to Capella and got immediately accepted. I chose not to take out student loans as I was not comfortable with making a commitment as such. There is always the what-ifs, I decided to pay out of pocket on a monthly basis. Fast forward a year later, I am being taken to collections for my balance due on my tuition. Capella never once contacted me in regards of my monthly payments. This morning I was contacted by Williams & Fudge about a past due balance from Capella University. I reached out to Capella to get some sort of answers, mainly to verify that my account was actually turned over to collections. I got no response back from the university, but instead, I am now being contacted via phone and email by the collections agency.
If I weren't so far into my program, I would drop this school and run without ever looking back!! The advising staff is useless and will tell you what you want to hear just to appease you without addressing or fixing any issues. Once you start your first course there is no other communication with any staff other than your professor, if you're lucky they may give you a bit of feedback. If you do continue on with your program and end up having to do a practicum through the school may you have the ability to function completely on your own with zero support from the school. I have called about 10 times in the last 2 weeks with very little support from the advising office. There has not been any support or follow up on any conversations that have occurred. In fact, they did the complete opposite of what was asked of them. Integrity is lacking with this institution. I will have my degree in a few months. Unfortunately, it will have Capella's name on it. In hindsight, I wish I would have spent more money to go to a much more reputable institution.
I was skeptical of Capella because of the old saying, "If it's too good to be true, it probably is". I had early access before class started on April 8th and completed 2 assessments for one of my classes. Once I received feedback and saw how well I was progressing I picked up another class. Less than a week in and I've finished the first class and I'm 1 assessment away from finishing the second. FlexPath is IDEAL for me. I work full time, have two children, a husband, and a very busy life. I am able to complete these courses so quickly. Going into the program I had my Associate's in Arts Degree, and ALL of my credits transferred, leaving me with only 20 class requirements to get my Bachelor's. I cannot wait to see what else this program has in store for me. For those of you interested, just know that it's not easy material but draws from real life experience in the business world and hands on tasks.
I enjoyed the courses and found them highly relevant to my work; however, the dissertation/capstone experience was criminal. One committee member continually exceeded the ten day contractual review period and offered only two reviews during a five month period before approving it conditionally (and neglected to list the conditions). Now, it sits in school review where it has been for over five weeks; the guidebook states school review should take 14 days. As a result of these delays, I have been required to enroll in three additional dissertation courses to do nothing but sit and wait. What an egregious abuse of time and money. I am saddened and angry and feel powerless without recourse.
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