Capella University - Graduated - Alumni

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by PhiloScholar, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. PhiloScholar

    PhiloScholar Member

    Hello all,

    For those who still remember me (I've been mostly away from here for some time), I recently graduated from Capella University (September 30th). I have attained my Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling. Additionally, I maintained a 4.00 GPA throughout my whole program (an "A"/"S" in every course, every quarter - as appropriate for the grading of that course). I will have the graduate level honor of "Graduate with Distinction" listed on my diploma (a 3.85 is the minimum GPA required). This has been a huge endeavor, but I am finally done!

    Just to be clear (for those of you inclined to, I will not be pursuing a doctorate. I might do a certificate in the future for gerontology, but thats it.

    Be well all,

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  2. rmm0484

    rmm0484 Member

    Congratulations on your distinctive accomplishments! Whoo Hoo!
  3. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Congratulations! :banana::banana::banana::banana:
  4. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    Congratulations and welcome back. I do remember you and hope you are here more often.
  5. Julie1014

    Julie1014 New Member

    Congratulations on your wonderful achievement, and a successful future! :arms:
  6. GoodYellowDogs

    GoodYellowDogs New Member

    Yes, I remember you.... CONGRATS!
  7. Arch23

    Arch23 New Member


    Could you share some of your good and not-so-good experiences in the program as a heads-up to those who might think of pursuing a degree at Capella? Thanks!

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

  9. Psydoc

    Psydoc New Member

    Congrats, I think we talked before you enrolled in the program. Will you pursue licensure?
  10. AdjunctInstructor

    AdjunctInstructor New Member

    Good showing!
  11. Shawn Ambrose

    Shawn Ambrose New Member

    Hey Shawn,

    Capella Rocks! Congrats on your degree!

  12. PhiloScholar

    PhiloScholar Member


    - Shawn
  13. PhiloScholar

    PhiloScholar Member

    Hey Ted...thanks for the well wishes.

    - Shawn
  14. PhiloScholar

    PhiloScholar Member

    Hey Randall,

    I do remember you too. Thanks for the well wishes. I will try to be here more often as time permits.

    - Shawn
  15. PhiloScholar

    PhiloScholar Member


    Thanks for the kudos. A long haul it was indeed.

    - Shawn
  16. PhiloScholar

    PhiloScholar Member


    Thank you!

    - Shawn
  17. PhiloScholar

    PhiloScholar Member


    Hmmm....lots of writing, lots of reading, and some assignments that had no relevant connection to the program. Good things: Connecting with other students and faculty. You will read much and be very busy in the program. Prepare for lots of academic rigor and study. This is not a cake walk degree. You will find yourself wondering why you started, and be willing to go the distance to finish - even if you want to quit. Ups and downs, all part of the process. Thanks for the note of congratulations.

    - Shawn
  18. PhiloScholar

    PhiloScholar Member

    Thanks Tekman!

    - Shawn
  19. PhiloScholar

    PhiloScholar Member


    Yes, I think I remember having a conversation that involved my debating the program. I will be pursuing licensure, after my post-grad hours are completed and I am NBCC certified. I ultimately plan on working in Canada, though they have little regulations for the mental health profession (a completely different issue). Making plans to open the next chapters of my life. Thanks for the kudos.

    - Shawn
  20. PhiloScholar

    PhiloScholar Member


    Thank you for the compliment. I have not heard that expression in quite some time.

    - Shawn

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