Bryant & Stratton College Online Reviews
I have been going to Bryant and Stratton for three years and will graduate in 2017 with a degree in Criminal Justice. For me this college has been nothing but fun and exciting. The instructors have been extremely helpful and challenge the students to the fullest. Just like any college some classes are easier that others but you get out what you put in. Sure you are going to have student loans to pay back just as any college but this is something you have to deal with regardless where you decide to go. I can only speak for myself and I’m proud of Bryant & Stratton and thank them for a wonderful experience!
I am a current on-line student and I am having major second thoughts about my choice. I have completed 12 out of 40 units and I am already over $13,000 in student loan debt. The classes are challenging but I have gotten an A in every class I have taken pretty much because I show up and submit "something" - there were times when I was busy and did not submit what I would call my BEST work and I get an A. You are required to interact with other students and I find it VERY difficult to do this as the rubric states 3-4 students a week and that: "Your replies specifically address the topic and build upon thoughts shared by classmates. Post inspires new, relevant discussion opportunities." I would be so desperate to find someone who didn't just reply "Good job, you really thought about your answer" I would end up just picking someone and writing a paragraph to them with a question at the end. And the most disturbing part is reading the other students posts with incorrect grammar, miss-spellings, not being even close to understanding what the requested task is, AND THE PEOPLE THAT TYPE THEIR RESPONSES IN ALL CAPS" (rude?) Basically elementary school level responses. I think, "Boy, they will just take anyone won't they?" The part weighing heaviest on my mind is that I will be about 48 years old when I graduate, $40,000 in debt and I don't know if the amount of money I would *possibly* be making would balance out the loan repayment.
I am a current student at Bryant & Stratton, I had previously tried community colleges and felt like a number, and like they could care less whether I passed or failed, not to mention the drive to the campus and them deciding my hours. I am so glad that I was accepted at Bryant & Stratton. This is college and it is for adults and you are expected to behave that way. Everyone from every department has been more than happy to assist me in anyway. I have received phone calls, emails, and text just checking to make sure I was adjusting well. Now that I have been there a while, I still get random emails checking in on me, if I ever have to email or call anyone they are respond promptly. Additionally, I have had a great experience with all of my instructors, they do expect you to do your work, but they are also willing to help you in anyway that they can, even giving personal phone numbers, Skype account, Google Hangout accounts, among other things. I currently have a 4.0 GPA and have had since I enrolled and it is because I have worked hard for it. I truly believe that you can succeed if you want to, but you do have to work for it. I would also like to add, with ever college there's always going to be some credits that do not transfer, that is normal. However, that won't affect me because I intend to stay with Bryant & Stratton until I get my Masters Degree. Anyone who wants to do this can, and here at B&S they develop individualized plans for the students and I love that, they know that most of have experience and I think that is one thing that I love the most. I also home school my three children, who are ages 11,12, & 13, and with the flexibility of B&S I am able to do all of that, my work, take care of house, and my other responsibilities, I also do hair part-time, and make and sell home decor. I agree with the other people you get what you put in. I have to say that online school is not the right choice for everyone, if you expect to be spoon fed, and babied, then it isn't, if you are not self-disciplined then it is not for you. You have to be willing to sign in everyday, and stay on top of your work, you have to make it a priority, and make a commitment. I love the classes lasting 7.5 weeks, I have ADD and I get bored easy, but with classes being mini terms, I don't have time to get bored, I always have something to do. B&S has been a perfect fit to me. I am hoping that they have a Dean's list and that I make it for my GPA, that is the only thing I keep forgetting to ask. This has been a great choice for me, that has worked perfectly with my schedule, my personality, my life, and everything else.
Terrible college to go to. They're good at roping you in but once you're there they do anything they can to make a couple extra dollars. They have gone as far as messing my schedule up so I had to stay for an extra semester. Since I had credits from high school and I would graduate early from college. Since they still get their money from the state if I graduate within two years so I still had to pay for my extra semester and it doesn't matter to them because they still get paid at the end of the year. They don't have anything together as far as student information. In one section of the school I'm in the computer as a graduate and in others I'm not. Terrible college experience I would not recommend it to anyone. Online classes just get worse and worse on top of that.
I had a great experience at this school. I did the online program, took 4 classes in 8 months and received my Accounting Certificate. Almost 20 years ago I attended college (on campus) and received a BA, so I am new to the online world. I thought it was great, but you need to be self motivated, organized, hardworking, and be able to budget your time. The classes are completed in 6 calendar weeks so it's a lot of information to learn in a short time. If you're a sponge it won't matter but if you need a lot of time to absorb material then this will be very difficult for you-BUT not impossible. The accounting classes are probably too much to learn in this format in such a short time frame. However, I did take a Business class and it was great online. Also, be prepared to read and write A LOT because that's the main focus, especially online. I don't know how other online programs work but as technology advances I'd like to other modalities used such as video conferencing with class/professor and more student accountability when it comes to test taking. Staff was great in responding to my emails and answering my questions. Yeah hiccups happened along the way but that's LIFE. Your job will not be perfect, so part of the whole process is LEARNING. As long as you are learning and moving forward that's what matters.
I am uncertain about where all the negativity is coming from about Bryant and Stratton. I am currently enrolled in the Medical Assisting program and due to finish in a 3 months. First I have to say that I haven't had a problem with anyone of the staff since I been there. They are overly happy each time I see them. Instructors were very caring and actually cared if you passed the program. I can honestly say that while attending this college I have noticed that the only ones that have anything negative to say are the ones that rarely come to class or don't turn in their assignments on time. When the teachers express the importance of the assignments due, they act like they have been offended. When they get a zero for not turning the assignment they instantly turn into the complaint department!!! All i can say is nobody told us to enroll in college.....we made that decision ourselves. So as grown people we are old enough to accept the challenges that college has to offer and do your best while there. Currently I have a 3.8 GPA and pushing to get a 4.0 before graduating.,,,and yes I work and take care of my children. If I can accept the challenge,,,,you can to! Enjoy all that Bryant and Stratton has to offer!
I had previous experience with two other colleges, and I was less than impressed with them. I spoke, on several occasions, with financial aid, and student services, before enrolling with Bryant & Stratton. I am so glad that I chose this college. I have recently read some of the reviews about Bryant & Stratton. I am not sure which location the other people delt with, but I went through Orchard Park, NY. I have nothing but good things to say about all staff and experiences. I received encouragement every step of the way. The instructors were professional and took care of any student that needed help, even to the point of giving personal numbers so that students could contact them for extra help. I got great feedback on all assignments and the structure of online learning worked great with my schedule. I will be graduating in three weeks from this school Summa Cum Laude. I would not have been able to do that without the great staff at Bryant & Stratton.
Go to a real college. Your credits will not transfer! The instructors lack the knowledge to educate sudents. Instructor messed up final by implementing incorrect answers.
I didn't even graduate from this school and I owe $16,000. I believe some of that is because financial aid made a mistake and went by my parents income. I was 22 with a child at the time. Even if they did not make a mistake, this school is overpriced and the jobs they get you, if any, don't pay enough. It's not worth it. I finished at a better school where financial aid covered 100% of my tuition.
Started out in the Medical Coding and Reimbursement program doing ICD-10 what I realized is that once I get out of college there my degree is useless as ICD-10 won't be implemtmented then. So after I complained they put us in ICD-9 (what gave us the book for free? Yeah right we had to return the ICD-10 book, which we paid for!). Great wellthe teaching was awful, the one teacher told me they hand us a box and we put the information up on the site to do! No help whatsoever from the instructors, questions took days to get a response. Then they never explained anything the response was your an adult figure it out. Why am I paying to do it on my own. Needless to say after wasting a ton of money on schooling there I switched due to the lack of communication of anyone and the advisor once they had your money could of cared less about you.