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(Important, please) Will i have access to a capstone having finished the last course before the end of the session?

  • 4 August 2019
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Hello. Please help me with the following important situation.

A course is scheduled to end on Septhember 16.
It doesn't contain any peer-reviewed assignments, only 4 graded tests.
I will be able to finish it in August.
It is the last course of a specialization (the last one before a capstone).
The capstone is scheduled to start on September 2.
On the page of the capstone I get following information:
"You can only access this Capstone after completing the courses in the Specialization".
Will I be able to get access on September 2?
Or will I have to wait for a certificate?
Will I get it after completion of graded tasks or only after the end of the session on September 16?
There are some deadlines in the first weeks of the capstone so I will not be able to start in the middle of the month.

I would be very grateful for help. Thank you in advance.
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Best answer by Yaroslav 4 August 2019, 22:21

I have gotten an answer from the support.
If the post is left and some newbies get here and are interested, the answer is following:
  1. You can have access to a capstone only having CERTIFICATES for all courses in a specialization.
  2. To get a certificate you need to pass all required assignments in a course, or meet a course passing threshold for a cumulative graded course. If you do it in a few days (for example, if there aren't any peer-reviewed assignments), you will get a certificate at once. No matter when a session ends.
  3. If you are late with certificates for your capstone for a few days and the next session of the capstone is not coming soon, you can try to ask support tearfully and maybe they will enroll you in the current session. But do not overuse this.
Have a good courses, guys.
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I have gotten an answer from the support.
If the post is left and some newbies get here and are interested, the answer is following:
  1. You can have access to a capstone only having CERTIFICATES for all courses in a specialization.
  2. To get a certificate you need to pass all required assignments in a course, or meet a course passing threshold for a cumulative graded course. If you do it in a few days (for example, if there aren't any peer-reviewed assignments), you will get a certificate at once. No matter when a session ends.
  3. If you are late with certificates for your capstone for a few days and the next session of the capstone is not coming soon, you can try to ask support tearfully and maybe they will enroll you in the current session. But do not overuse this.
Have a good courses, guys.
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Hi,
I was wondering if you can help me with my query.

I'm also in the same boat as you. The capstone project starts on Sept-2nd and but one of my course ends on Sept 16th (switched sessions). All the assignments(reviewing your peers) and quizzes are done but I'm left with 3 assignments which need to peer reviewed. I've posted on the discussion forums requesting review and it's likely that they may be reviewed before Sept 2nd.

What I wish to know is will I earn the certificate so that I can start the capstone project on time (Sept 2nd) or wait till Sept 16th? The next time capstone starts is in late November.

Any guidance would be much appreciated,

thanks in advance,
regards,
Jon
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Hi,
I was wondering if you can help me with my query.

I'm also in the same boat as you. The capstone project starts on Sept-2nd and but one of my course ends on Sept 16th (switched sessions). All the assignments(reviewing your peers) and quizzes are done but I'm left with 3 assignments which need to peer reviewed. I've posted on the discussion forums requesting review and it's likely that they may be reviewed before Sept 2nd.

What I wish to know is will I earn the certificate so that I can start the capstone project on time (Sept 2nd) or wait till Sept 16th? The next time capstone starts is in late November.

Any guidance would be much appreciated,

thanks in advance,
regards,
Jon


Hi,
I have missed your question, sorry.
But if I understand it correctly, the answer is in my previous post. You should receive a certificate as soon as your submissions are reviewed. I remember a very old post, where a guy mentioned a delay of a certificate for a few weeks but I don't know if it's possible nowadays. If you get the certificate within a few days after September 2, you should ask the support to enroll you. They have written to me that it is possible within no more than ten days after the start of a capstone.
Regards,
Yaroslav

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