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As I read through some of the negative comments about Capella University, it took me back to when I first started my journey with Capella Flexpath. Advisors stressed time and time again about working on time management. I found that everything they said was true. If you don't have time management, the program will not work. In fact, no online studies will work without time management. As for financial aide, I haven't had any problems with it. I was awarded a scholarship in the beginning that has been disbursed over the semesters. I can even see it on my financial aide school report. I think what people fell to realize is that, when you sign up to take online courses, you have to be willing to adjust your schedule called life in order to be successful with achieving goals. Yes, there have been problems with iGuide but it's no different than dealing with any computerized programs. I have called the support line at 1 a.m. in the morning on a couple of occasions and always received the help I needed. My advisor has always been available to go over my academic program with me whenever I had questions. It's a learners responsibility to stay on top of what is going on and to ask questions ahead of time to avoid any mishaps. I am looking forward to graduation day. If I can do it, I know you can.
Capella's doctoral program gives working adults a chance to achieve their academic dreams. I completed my Bachelor's and Master's at traditional brick-and-mortar universities. I really had wanted to pursue my doctorate, however after entering the workforce and needing to pay bills, living on a graduate student's stipend is not realistic or always possible. I was able to begin my doctorate with Capella online part-time, and it has definitely been worth it. It is not easy. You are held accountable and expected to meet high standards like any other doctoral program. The professors are all very accomplished in their fields. It is a lot of work, you need to be able to manage time on your own, and work on it every day. It seems that those who fail at their studies are not self-starters, and expect their hands to be held. I am beginning my dissertation soon and feel confident in Capella' guidance and how this will boost my personal and professional success. Yes, the cost is expensive, as it is a private university, but the Financial Aid team is very helpful, and I feel like you get your money's worth. Library services are flawless, and professors genuinely are invested in your success.Every time I had to contact any representative from the university, whether it be the advising team, financial aid officers, etc, they are all quick to respond and provide helpful information. Even their community group on Facebook provides a great way for students to connect with each other. If it wasn't for Capella, I wouldn't have been able to reach my dream of getting a doctoral degree!
I attended Capella to receive a masters in Public Health with a focus in Advocacy and Leadership. The program was not only a great fit for me but the staff, professors and advisers we very supportive. When I finally made the decision to further my education I was really nervous and afraid that I would not do very well and I was concerned with juggling full time work, school and other personal responsibilities. After speaking with an adviser, being provided with extensive information on Capella University's programs and receiving feedback from Capella Ambassadors I was encouraged and ready to apply. After getting started and doing better in my courses than I thought, before I knew it I was walking across the stage proudly receiving my degree with my friends and family in the audience cheering me on. I have also gained new friends and connections as a result of being a Capella Learner. After graduation I became a Capella Ambassador and was offered by Capella to return to pursue my doctorate degree, well I refused. I did so because I was tired of school and really thought that I just did not need to go any further. Well, a few months later out of no where I felt a peace about pursuing my doctorate degree so I contacted Capella to inquire. Again, the staff and advisers were great and i enrolled in the doctorate program. I was also able to land a job as a Medical Case Manager working with persons living with HIV. In 2018 I will be walking across the stage yet again but this time as Dr.! I am so grateful for the support I have received from Capella over these years. If you are looking for a great university with diversity, support and multiple degree options I personally feel Capella is a great choice!
When deciding to pursue a degree, it is a serious commitment that must be given adequate time and attention. Capella offers the opportunity for students to use a guided process that lists all components of the education. They provide a layout of all courses required for graduation and even a manual for the dissertation. In addition to the manual, each student is provided with a mentor to help along the way. Some mentors are good and some are not so good. If you are assigned someone that isn't working in your best interest, it is best to request a different mentor. Be serious, use the resources, and you can graduate on time. I have taken my MBA and now DBA at Capella. I plan to complete the DBA in the Fall of 2017. Good luck to all of the future graduates!
Great program that does not take years to complete. Supportive professors and wonderful opportunity to interact with peers all over the globe from varying education and career avenues. I learned more than I ever did sitting in a traditional classroom
I am proud of my accomplishment of completing a Doctorate degree. It has been a year since completion and I still do not have a job. I reached out to career services but they do not assist with actual job placement which would be an enhancement of the Capella experience.
It was a challenging program. I particularly appreciated the diversity in the courseroom as it gave me the opportunity to learn from so many others with experiences and contexts that differed from my own. The university also was very supportive with scheduling as well as providing assistance when I needed it. The colloquiums were a great opportunity to connect in person with people I still stay in contact with.
I found my years at Capella to be both challenging but informative. I enjoy the online platform, because I feel that you truly get a change to research ideas and therapeutic techniques in such a way were you're making an informed decision on which type of therapeutic technique you prefer to use. I found an academic advisor that I trusted, however, the financial aid office is another thing. They are not helpful in assisting you in making financial choices. However, the professors are great, however this school needs to be more proactive in assisting their students in the practicum and internship phases. Other schools have agreements with different organizations and hospitals. It would be nice for Capella to do the same thing, especially for those students who live in the middle of no where ville, or for me who live in a big city, but all of the hospitals and counseling organizations have affiliations.
Financial aid was quick to respond back to my questions and helped me make sure I was accepting the correct amount each semester. The professor's that I had were all there to help you succeed. The program was designed well and taught me many things that I will carry into my new career as a practice manager. Capella is a great school, but requires hard work in the students part.
I started my degree at a community college while trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I knew where I wanted to be but I wasn't sure how to get there. After exploring options, I contacted Capella. The advising team there was very helpful, I told them the things I wanted to accomplish and what I wanted out of my career and they were able to help me choose the degree that I needed to get there. Now I am in the process of completing my graduate degree and will soon be licensed. I have been given great opportunities because of my degree from Capella and I look forward to the doors that are currently being opened via this affiliation!
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