New England College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (10)
If you want to give money in exchange for a piece of paper without any critical thinking the online bachelor program with New England College (administered through a corporation called Bisk Education) is for you. Half the time the book doesn't apply to the content of the course and other times the "book" is a bunch of links to websites. The crazy part is after paying $150 for links to online articles the links were expired and the adjunct professor sent alternative links. Every class has the same structure, one post to a short discussion question and a response to two classmates. This is the most mindless exercise ever because you can post anything and get credit. Unless the post is the introduction, where the adjunct professor says, "welcome to the course" their is absolutely no feedback to engage students and promote learning. Each course is seven weeks, that means seven discussion questions. I literally had the same discussion question for three straight courses. The insane part is, without professor feedback the students in the three courses never critically answered the question. As long as an assignment is uploaded a 100% score will be assigned and the feedback is very canned. This is a degree mill, if that concept is attractive to you this college and online platform is for you.
This program, like many of the programs involved with the New England College School of Graduate and Professional Studies, is geared towards individuals who work full-time, want to become well-informed, educated. They have 7 week semesters
WARNING!!! Do not attend this college! They care nothing about your education. The financial aid department is the worse! Getting help is like walking backwards through a cemetery at night. The finan depart. Is never theoral and friendly. They answer the phone as though they're tired of being employed there. You will not get the proper answers to your questions and you are rushed off of the phone really quick. The financial aid dept. is extremely slow when handling your business and you will be penalized if you want to withdraw from the school. The penalization come from them not canceling your financial aid in time for you to go on with your life and obtain an education else where.
Do not come to this college. It is the biggest mistake I have made. There is nothing to do in this town, its very tough if you don't have a car. The students are very close minded. Honestly this college feels like high school all over again. It is very clicky & there is so much drama. I think the reason why there is so much drama & clicks is because the school is so small & because it is so small it makes it feel like a continuation of high school. The food is disgusting. I don't know how they expect us to eat this crap everyday. If you have the money stay away from the dinning hall.
I have just completed my freshman year at NEC! I am training to be a teacher and just wanted to share my experience so far. The courses are very interesting and relevant, and I have found them to very useful. You get a lot of real world experience; for example, I have just completed a first year student teaching class, which is a rarity that many schools save till your final year. I have also been a paid intern at a local school, thanks to my college's work study program. I would definitely advice new students to not be afraid to inquire about these sorts of opportunities; they are a great way to improve your teaching skills and enhance your resumé. Potential non-education majors; there are a wide variety of similar internships based on your interests and field of study, whatever it might be! The academic advisors here are especially dedicated and useful. For example, my advisor was happy to create a degree audit for me as I am hoping to graduate a year early. Now I know that this is possible, and I can work towards getting a full time job in education. In short, if you are hoping to become a teacher, I would definitely look into New England College as a good alternative to public colleges. It offers a very comprehensive and experiential program. The nice location and friendly students and faculty are also a bonus! I am extremely excited that NEC is helping me to go out into the world as a dedicated and competent Special Education (K-12) and Elementary (K-8) educator! I look forward to seeing some of you in the future.