FAQs for the Capstone Course
The Capstone course is the same length as all the other courses you have taken at Aspen (8 or 10 weeks).
Does it have weekly assignment submissions like other classes?
Yes, the Capstone is structured like every course you have taken at Aspen.
Approximately how much will I have write?
This is unpredictable, since everyone’s project is different. However, a final report is due at the end of the Capstone, which is approximately 10-15 pages. You will also complete weekly assignments which require writing throughout the course.
Will I have an instructor, and who will it be?
Yes, like every course at Aspen you will have an instructor and you will find out who the instructor is several days before the course starts.
Can I take the capstone concurrently with another class?
This is not allowed in our MSN
programs, as the capstone is based upon the data collected from the Practicum, so you must complete all courses and Practicum course(s) before enrollment in the capstone course. In all other programs, the capstone may be taken concurrently with the course listed before the capstone on the program course list.
Is this a graded class that will impact my GPA?
Yes, like every course at Aspen it is graded.
How will I choose my topic?
Your instructor and the course assignments will guide you through this step.
Can/should I start on the project early?
No, as the capstone is the culmination of your learning at Aspen University. In our MSN programs, you must complete all courses and Practicum course(s) before enrollment in the capstone course. Check with your academic advisor for additional information. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Category: Capstone project