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Capella University performed a formidable job recruiting me and promising a PhD in General Psychology within two years. Furthermore, they did an excellent job exhausting more than $100,000.00 of my Student Loans and in the end, using the excuse that I did not pass a Comprehensive Exam that they encouraged me to enroll three times to retake, they performed an Administrative Withdrawal. Within the four years spent at Capella, my doctoral level performance seemed superior, until I reached the COMPS-DISSERTATION phase. In the end, after thorough investigation, I, along 53 other learners in similar situation, discovered that during those years, prior to 2013, they did not meet the requirements to offer a PhD in Psychology nor did they have the appropriate statues in place, according to the Minnesota Higher Education Affairs. In all, Capella University is a scam and they certainly are the best in utilizing a switch and bait system to entertain you, and in the end withdraw you, making you feel like a failure, most certainly leaving you with thousands in student loan debt and without a degree.
This University may be receiving business awards but it is a for-profit university that has stockholders. They are great at making profits for the stockholders. From 2002-2015,Capella's interest was not in protecting their PhD students but was instead focused to making profits for this Ed. Company. They took those PhD Public Service Leadership General Human Services PhD students and circulated them within the system for years while all the other Cap. University schools PhD students were corralled and waiting----then with extensive debts Capella gave some of them Masters degrees instead. Those PSL PhD Students developed the faculty training template at this wholly on line school for 2 years then they were often removed....many with $200,000 debts and no degree. Beware is all I can say. Somehow, I lived through this experience but it was not a good one. Find a public or non profit University.
Horrible school. I was kicked out of classes due to their websites lack of functionality. After 5 calls to tech support, the issue was not resolved, and I am no longer admitted to my class this semester. No one would work with me to resolve the issue. The people are unprofessional across the board.
Capella is a corporate machine who will take your money without any recourse. I would caution anyone choosing to go here. They are very hands off because they are so large and are for profit. You are not a student they care or work with but a means to make money. I received my Master in Marriage and Family Therapy through them and paid over $90k in fees and they have recently sent me to collection for a $900 class I did not formally withdraw from. I have tried to work with them for the past month to set up payment plans (even though I disputed the charges) and they will not pull me out of collection. (I have/had great credit and have never been sent to collections before in my 37 years.) Thanks, Capella!
I have never experienced such negligence from another university. I know reviews can always be hit or miss, but I highly suggest not attending this school; especially if you require financial aid to pay for your tuition. I also want to note that the counseling program is very generic. Everything is set up by the school so that each student is following the same path per the requirements of CACREP. I felt like I was not being challenged and it has turned me off completely from counseling. I transferred to another university and changed my major. Good luck.
This "school" is ridiculous. Basically this whole program is a scam. I signed up for the flex path program thinking this would be easier working a 40+ hour job per week and being a single mom. There is absolutely no wiggle room. They have you take one class at a time and basically you write papers while paying them an outrageous amount of money. Most of the papers are irrelevant to the real workplace. I was working on my bachelor's in Nursing, I am already a nurse practicing in my field. This is really just busy work that adds no real education or enhancement of knowledge. I decided to drop 24 hours into a new billing cycle due to problems at home and an increased work load. I fully intended to pick back up in the spring because I am literally 4 classes from my BSN. I just received a letter from an attorney stating that I owe $2700 for being enrolled less than 24 hours. Are you kidding me? What a waste of time and money for mediocre instruction and time wasted on writing senseless/irrelevant papers. Please avoid this school and do your research.
Capella University and traditional brick and mortar universities that offer this degree are cheating students because the degree is nearly worthless. The bottom line is if you are not a RN, MD, or LCSW this degree will not offer a high ROI because it's simply not in great demand. The problem is most public health jobs occur at the state government level in the U.S.; however, state agencies do not have sufficient budgets to address public health issues, particularly primary preventative diseases that account for most illnesses, premature mortality, and medical costs, e.g. type 2 diabetes. The U.S. continues to invest in clinical care that addresses the illness or injury through drugs and invasive therapies, hence, the demand for nurses, physicians, LCSW, etc. However, colleges and universities continue to promote public health degrees because they benefit. Take a look at most job listings and your will find that they are primarily looking for nurses, primary care physicians, LCSWs, and professors of public health. In other words, the demand for public health degrees is manufactured by irresponsible college administrators.
Capella University and traditional brick and mortar universities that offer this degree are cheating students because the degree is nearly worthless. The bottom line is if you are not a RN, MD, or LCSW this degree will not offer a high ROI because it's simply not in great demand. The problem is most public health jobs occur at the state level in the U.S.; however, state agencies do not have sufficient budgets to address public health issues, particularly primary preventative diseases that account for most illness, premature mortality, and medical costs, e.g. type 2 diabetes. The U.S. continues to invest in clinical care that is addressing the illness or injury through drugs and invasive therapies, hence, the demand for nurses, physicians, LCSW, etc. However, colleges and universities continue to promote public health degrees because they benefit. Take a look at most job listings and your will find that they are primarily looking for nurses, primary care physicians, LCSWs, and professors of public health. In other words, the demand for public health degrees is manufactured by irresponsible college administrators.
This is a scam, their goal is to keep you there as long as possible. No wonder with a 17% graduation rate, they should have paid me to go to there school. I enrolled in Flex Path in Nov. 2017. Don't let the Flex Path name fool you, it's not flexible at all. You have to take one class at a time, they only have one instructor, and classes all have to be done in order. There are low-quality instructors and they seem over the top on stupid issues that have nothing to do with the class. They continuously tell The councilor didn't help much with anything. She never answered her phone or emails. They left you lingering with no support. No matter how you do you will always have to do your paper twice or three times no matter what. Slow you down they make more money. I already do work that encompasses this knowledge base, its easy class however they don't care.
Terrible experience. I got duped by their quick and easy sophia elective/gen eds. I paid a few hundred bucks to get some electives done only to find out I couldnt' transfer them because of some bogus policy that stated I couldn't use them past 10 or 12 weeks into my first term. No wiggle room. Nothing. Two courses down the drain. Advisers are inept. I was supposed to be in the combo program, then I found out that due to a lack of information I had already completed a course I wouldn't have needed otherwise. So let's mark down 3 unnecessary courses I could have avoided. I'm sure this is all just to roll me on for more terms, make this take longer, and soak more money out of me. Jokes on them. I am taking my money elsewhere for my MSN which I initially intended to finish with capella. DO NOT GO HERE. Bogus policies, tricks, scams, and I just feel broken after all this c***. I could write a novel of how bad this experience has been, but I'm so exhausted with it.
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