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Grand Canyon University
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GCU SUCKS! F*** THE NURSING PROGRAM!
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015
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GCU is not even worth a star it should have negative stars for how bad it truly is. Specifically, the nursing program they don't tell you your clinical sites and then they even have the courage to choose your residency for you. They take no consideration to where you live such as I got a clinical site 50 miles from my house and they don't care about where you want to work after you graduate to put you in that unit. Horrible teachers, administration, staff, and people in general.

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Not sure if I will continue the program after m...
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016
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Just starting the bridge program for the masters of accounting. When I asked my adviser about how many students does he know, completed the bridge program and have taken and passed the CPA exam? His answer is he does not know and unsure if any student has ever passed the CPA Exam that he has advised. Are you kidding me?!?!?!? The only reason I started the program is my work pays the majority of the tuition. I talked to my good friend that completed his masters of taxation at a well known public university. When asking him about my masters program, he laughed at me. He said I would need to build up my career to get any use out of my masters of accounting degree from GCU. He said they only hire people from universities that actually have accounting programs. People with these paper mill degrees need the work experience to get a job at his company. Not sure if this is the best choice for me, but my work is covering about 70% of the cost. I still might pull out of the program. Not sure why I would stress myself out over a degree that is probably not worth the paper it is printed on.

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Don't go there!!
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Degree: Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Graduation Year: 2017
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Would not recommend this school due to inconsistent policies and inconsistent non published second rate instructors. US ARMY and other military personnel avoid at all costs. The online portion and there consistent changes make it impossible to get a straight forward answer. When contacting personnel one gets passed on and on. When finally you reach someone and you tell them the truth by quoting their own CEO or president who changes every year they suspend you. You mention their own policy back to them and they are already changing them you loose. - It is a money pit and a degree mill.

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GCU SUCKS
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Degree: Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Graduation Year: 2016
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I am a disabled student and GCU wouldn't offer me any accommodations to become successful or even stay in school. I did all the necessary paperwork with their Disability office, and they totally ignored me. My AA deceived me from August to current. Stay away from this school, all they want is your money, they have no ethics and continue to lie and deceive students. GCU also has the worst graduation rate for PhDs students then any other school in the nation, what's that tell ya? Please look elsewhere for your education, don't trust them, their ADVISORS get paid for enrollments and that's the issue with performance based jobs at the for-profit sector. Stay away from them!!!!!!

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Be Careful
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2015
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This school seems to be having issues, with their ever changing personnel and their lack of communication standards. I just left this school, after trying to get the information that I needed, from no less than three different "advisors". It took me over six months just to get the necessary information for my degree, and in that time I was shuffled around to different people who said they were my advisor (the other advisors "didn't work there anymore"). With no real answers given, I am choosing to attend a better run program, because too many "bells & whistles" are going off when it comes to this school.

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Jayden - 15 days ago

I was in GCU going on two years when I became disabled last year and they wouldn't help me, only one professor took the time to give me special accommodations but the others didn't care what so ever, including Dr. Maul and my AA Jeff Judy!!! They robbed me of my FA and caused me to have a serious balance when they deceived me about the residency classes. Screw them and their greedy owners!!!!

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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015
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This was a great school was able to get a job in feild have alot of support from fellow students and professor's. Would go her again in a heart beat. I am looking forward to my future. Thank you GCU for making it possible to continue my education. Just be ready to give time and put hard work in.

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Michelle - 22 days ago

I am considering this degree. Did you decide to go on for a Master's or are you able to work in the field on a BA degree?

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Frank - 15 days ago

You can't even spell, great education at this crappy school, lol!!!

Financial/academic counselors are not helpful
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
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The school does not ensure students are financially cleared before starting classes. They do not make sure you stay on track and fail to properly address concerns. Find a school that employs knowledgeable counselors who actually care about the financial and academic well-being of the students.

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Great on-campus, Horrible online
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Degree: Child Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015
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I really loved the school when I was on-campus for a semester. The classes and professor really seemed to take the time to make sure you were understanding the course material. The counselors were also really helpful as they made sure that I was taken care of financially and that I wasn't having any issues with my classes or professors. However, I switched to online school for the last three semesters and ever since have been pretty much ignored. It's almost the end of my last semester and it's the first I've heard from my counselor since November. She's just letting me know how much my summer class will cost and that it's due in a week. That would have been nice to know a month ago. I feel like as an online student, I am not getting the same treatment that I did when I was on-campus. Also, because it is a newer program and the actually professor didn't write the program for the class they are teaching, much of the course work can be confusing. Sometimes the professors don't even know what is expected from an assignment because it is so vague. I would recommend that if you are looking at this school, don't go online. Be an on-campus student because it was a much better education and experience. Their online school sucks! Also, my counselor has not helped me find a job for graduation even though I have tried contacting her. I am finding it difficult to start my career because I not only need a degree but also experience in the field to even be considered for a position at most places.

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An honest experience
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016
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I was fearful to attend the online program. I read several negetive reviews and had not been to school in over a decade. My advisors are just amazing, and they put my mind at ease. The work is intensive. I've spent many sleepless nights. I suggest that if there are any quizzes to NOT click on the quiz until you are ready to take the quiz. I failed a quiz because of my curiosity. Also to recieve full participation points have 3 days of posts in addition to your inital response of EACH discussion post.(total 4 posts, 3 days) Also, having a profreading is essential. With an online classes usually after the 3rd week the work becomes more and more intense. I suggest to look ahead of what is expected in the sixth week. I had to do clinical around two high holidays and it proved to be difficult. If I planned ahead and looked ahead it would not have been such a scramble to get it done. Also with clinicals go to the schools ahead of time and get the proper paper work done. GCU's requirements are different from the requirements in my area as far as background checks. Being computer literate is important. I know that goes without saying, but true.

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GCU Online Degrees
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016
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Every online class I take has issues with the curriculum and when I report it the response is always the same "This issue has been brought to the attention of the Curriculum department and will be addressed in an upcoming revision of the course." This does not help me. They give you the opportunity to fill out a survey after each class but they obviously aren't reading them. I tell them they need to focus on quality control because of issues with the curriculum. The one class I took would quiz every week and the material included future chapters. This class has me writing a paper with a focus on subsystems which hasn't even been covered yet. For paying $1800 a class these issues should be fixed. Also, I specifically asked the enrollment advisor if the work of others in a group project would affect my grade. She said it wouldn't, which was a total misrepresentation. If these problems didn't exist, I would be happy with the school. I'm doing well and will graduate in a year and a half.

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