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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.
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.
I just completed my last course yesterday, and for the most part, I have enjoyed Capella. I only have three complaints; neither are completely the fault of Capella, but being that these people are on payroll, it is what it is. Firstly, I absolutely loved the advisor that I had when I first started at Capella. She made sure to keep in touch and always gave nurturing and sound advice. Unfortunately, she took a different position and I was stuck with a different advisor who reached out twice: once to introduce herself and the second time was to congratulate me on applying for graduation (lol). This isn't that serious, but her job title is advisor...so advise. Secondly, I had one instructor that decided that I was plagiarizing out of nowhere. Week 8 of 10, she pings me for saying my work was copied yet I was receiving A's on assignments and "great job", but all of a sudden I am plagiarizing?! I honestly don't know what brought this on, but I kindly let her know that she had to be joking with me. I am an educator and have a B.S. I have been through college and I grade the work of other students. I am the last person anyone should have to worry about committing plagiarism. Anyways, she was adamant that I was cheating, expected me to redo all the work, and at 8.5 months pregnant I told her no and that I'd just have to fail. I redid the course (using the same work) and passed. Her assumption is still a mystery until this day. Reddit, if you're looking for an unsolved mystery, here you go. Lastly, my final course was fairly good up until literally three days before the course ended. I had s group member that had no earthly idea of how to do the assignment and instead of admitting it and asking for help, she proceeds to become combative and not willing to work with myself and other group members. She stated she wanted to complete the assignment on her own, yet when her wishes were honored, she got extremely upset. By that time, I had already emailed the instructor letting her know what was going on. Instead of the instructor being supportive of our wishes, she proceeds to tell us that we needed to make her work with us or we were all getting points deducted. She also stated that she didn't understand why we were just now saying anything. Again, I taught for years and I personally would rather my GROWN students try to work through their issues first the best they can before coming to me. To add insult to injury, she was warned about this student before, so that made no sense. The instructor then went on to say that she noticed we weren't working on the work for this particular week two weeks in advance. I was confused at that statement. This is a professional certification course catered to working professionals. You cannot honestly expect full- time employees with families and lives to sit and do assignments two weeks in advance. Maybe for some, but not for all. And as a student that always completed quality work and on time, I was a little bothered by her statement. She had no problem shooting out emails when she was unavailable, but expected us to have work done two weeks in advance. Nevertheless, these issues could happen at any school. I enjoyed Capella and would suggest anyone to go. Just watch out for certain instructors.
I am writing this as a student who is in his final course the capstone and its has been a journey since starting this program in May 2018 and to be finishing by this January 2019 is phenomenal and Capella University has being the best decision I have ever decided. However, sometime it was quite daunting for me as a student because I felt the coaches or tutors were no help. The classes was tough but doable but in the flex path program for my MSN in Leadership and Administration you pretty much on your own and learning any subject was on you as a student. But in this program you could get it done as quick as you could do the assessments. The tuition was also awesome and I say this with all honesty Capella is a good school despite some challenges I went through but no school can beat you getting a Master's degree in less than 8 months. I am considering completing my DNP here.
Capella is good University. Great instructors, great program, very flexible. The only issue is financial part. I am able to pay for school, but they gave me basically one month to pay $2,000 or gave me a choice to start dropping the courses (actually they dropped it for me, forcefully). Very irrational step from financial department. First of all, as for a student, all my finances are on the track. I think they need to let you know not one month before dropping classes but way earlier. Now, since THEY START DROPPING CLASSES FOR ME - I am total mess. My credit score are mess, my program are mess. After all that, I was one step from quitting or thinking of transferring somewhere else. It is not a first time. They need some sort of flexibility in financial department.
Capella has been a great college to attend. The professors are great and are there for you when you need them. Advisors keep in contact with you for the most part and help you along the way by helping you choose the learning guidelines that are best for you. Librarians and other writing assistance is provided when needed. I would recommend this school to anyone who is looking to further their career in any field that is available at Capella University.
I received exceptional support from the Enrollment Counselor, the Coach and course instructors. I appreciated the consultative approach allowing me to set the pace to proceed faster or slower. The interaction with the tutor program was a bit hit/miss, some with great insight and others just copying and pasting what was already in the syllabus. Overall, it takes personal sacrifice and dedication along with open and honest communication with your coach and instructors. The Capella FlexPath program was exactly what I needed to accomplish my undergraduate goal.
In a busy, fast-paced life...Capella University's on-line programs made it possible to complete my career and educational goals. At the time of my enrollment (in 2012), I was a single-parent, I had just been promoted to a new position in my agency and could not spend the time away from my small child that I knew a traditional university would require. Capella University had great instructors, a rigorous academic path and made it possible for me to complete my doctoral degree in 4 years. For students looking for a credible, on-line learning community and academic program... I would recommend Capella University.
I am please with the education received so far. I thi k Capella offers their students great support.i would like to then hire more than one teacher for each class so we more than one option for preference of teaching. Overall. I believe this school has a lot to offer their current/futre students.
It is very well laid out and the preregistration process makes it easy to go from class to class. The only academic plan allows you to pace yourself throughout your courses of study. My instructors are awesome and give great feedback in a timely manner and are very supportive. You should try this online school. It is worth it!!!
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