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My time with Capella has been nothing but great. The progression of the courses and its content was relevant and effective. I particularly liked one course where we were asked to do and record a powerpoint presentation together with a paper. It was definitely training for the real world. Online classes work best for students who are self-directed and motivated to do the coursework correctly and on time. I am 2 courses away from graduating and my facilitators are providing feedback on content and APA. This is helpful as i prepare for my capstone.
My studies at Capella University was excellent regarding assistant from the staff to the business office, and so on. You can communicate with the professors, library, and your advisor. My PhD in Curriculum and Instruction provided me with vital information in curriculum development/design, research, consultant, administration, and many more opportunities in the field of education. I can conduct training, coordinate/develop/implement curriculum in order to meet the needs of my staff and learners. In my supervisory role with my doctorate, I can set the standards for learning in the highest educational learning environment. Capella University was totally an asset to me in my career. I would recommend Capella University to any student who are thinking about higher education. I am satisfied with my field of study at Capella University.
From attending a community college in Los Angeles to attending another college online, Capella accepted most of my credits I earned through an Associates Degree. Before enrolling, I was given information about their guided program and flexpath program. They were honest from the beginning and I decided to enroll in their flexpath program which was life changing for me because it was extremely flexible and cost effective. Initially, I had to take two guided courses and pass them which was explained to me at the beginning. During my time in the flexpath program, I did a lot of research. I feel that I gained a substantial amount of knowledge. Every time I had questions , I received prompt responses from financial aid or the student advisors. Overall, it was great experience for me. I do not regret attending this school at all.
I wanted to wait until after I completed my program to write this review, but am confident I can give a fair assesment without having achieved my final milestones. I work in higher education at an online college, and I have earned other degrees at various online colleges. If you put forth minimal effort, that is what will show in your grade; online college is not for everyone. I chose Capella because at the PhD level they were slightly more affordable and they were regionally accredited, which is important to me. From their admissions rep, to advisors and financial aid, everyone was extremely accessible and I found thier SIS to be very user-friendly. Thier coursework was challenging, the instructors were experienced and knowledgeable and the coursework was reasonable for the degree program. The dissertation residencies were brutal, specifically the coursework leading up to it! But when I got to dissertation, I was totally prepared! I would highly recommend this college to others. In online education, it exceeded my standards. I am proud to say I attended this college and I look forward to graduating with my PhD this year (4 years after I began)!
While my Bachelor's program with Capella had a few ups and downs, overall it was a good experience. Some classes (and teachers) are more difficult than others, with some being so easy you don't have to read the book and others so difficult that they never give a perfect score even when there is no negative or constructive feedback. Discussion are a key part of the experience, but some teachers don't read for content so you find students typing almost unintelligible discussions that are off subject just to get a completion grade. This part of the experience is difficult for learners who want to get the most our of their education. I learned a lot, stress out some and finished strong in my program. Overall, I would recommend Capella as a place to learn and grow.
Great school, professors, curriculum, and really came out of this program ready for my internship. I recommend this college to anyone pursuing a Psychology degree while being a working professional! I have made some of the greatest friends and colleagues throughout this program. It is like anything in life it has its challenges, and it is going to take lots of work. It gets challenging when you have to start finding your location in your state to do internship. They will work with you and give you helps to aid in this endeavor. Still you have a lot of competition with other schools in your home state that already has their students reaching out to the same facilities for internship opportunities. I had to drive two and half hours from my home in Myrtle Beach to Columbia South Carolina for six months each week. Luckily I had family that gave me a place to stay. The mental health facilities and private practices seem to be more prevalent in city areas than in rural areas. It took me half a year to find a location as well as hearing 29 no's before getting the yes for the private practice in Columbia, South Carolina. It ended up being one of the best and largest practices in South Carolina so with consistency and tenacity you can and will find the right internship location. They where always helpful from advising, financial aid, and professors where always accessible. The online portal is very sleek and easy to navigate. There are three residencies in this program that are part of classes which will be in your class schedule which is already reenrolled so that you can plan accordingly. The resedencies are all throughout the United States at different locations and they are among the funnest weeks where you learn a lot, challenges in exercises, and get to meet some wonderful lifetime friends!
I have been attending Capella University on the flex path program for a little over a year now and I do enjoy it. I am a mother, daughter, friend, worker, wife, Aunt, etc. so having time to fit in college was hard. My first experience with college before Capella was good, but it also took a lot of time out of my night, the seminars were scheduled so late that I was exhausted and it required so much of my time I almost didn't graduate. I like the flex path program because it is convenient and fits in my busy schedule. You get what you put into it though. If you write an amateur paper, you will get an amateur grade so this course is more for people who want to succeed quicker and put in the effort as a self-paced person. I saw some other reviews that were bad but again if you don't put in the work, be prepared to get bad grades. I have never used a tutor because I don't need one and yes some of my instructors are ghosts but I never had a bad experience.
Began with Counseling then decided I wanted to try a 'live' class so went to another school that offers synchronous classes, ugh that was an error. I was hesitant to return to Capella as the classes were populated by individuals who seemed incapable of writing beyond what I think of as a high school level as well as the issue of having left in the 1st place. I could not be more pleased. The school I left seems to be circling the drain while Capella has made significant changes, the support is amazing - of course there are issues - that's life. The MSW program begins with research - the most important aspect of any master's program I think, possibly any program. If you know how to research you will do well. I also have received text messages and emails from my advisor, admission counselor and professor, he even had a conference call - not mandatory just for added support. I also like that everything is spelled out and instructors do not deviate from the schedule, it's not well the paper is due on the 10th then the following week they announce it is due on the 20th followed by another date the following week. Capella has made it a simple process, I know what I need to do, when I need to do it and have support every step of the way - sure there are glitches - but I expect that and will request assistance when needed.
Capella University offers a superb doctorate in education. My specialty was curriculum and instruction, with leadership and accountability. The program content and instructors were excellent, they expressed a desire to help, instruct, and guide the student for success. As an older student beginning the program I had many concerns, would I be able to complete assignments and understand the material. My plan included a study schedule, which was not changed or altered in anyway. I knew I order to be successful it would require dedication and focusing on the material. The course content was excellent and provided me with new skills. Completing the program has given me a new sense of confidence and accomplishment. Completing with a 4.0 GPA was a personal goal and fulfilled what my mom would say "you can do anything as long as you put you mind and time to it". Thanks Mom!
So far, I keep encountering peers who cannot spell. I am incredulous how being unable to spell is ever going to allow someone to muster the rigors of APA/dissertation. Also, the answers provided by classmates are very rigid, canned, expected, pro forma, not reality. Thinkers? I am not sure if this is intentional or unintentional? Whether pursuing a PhD by definition weeds out the humanity or vice versa?
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