Post University Online Reviews
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Post was initially the best choice for online school. Then the problems started no one really tells you the exact truth or either don't inform you off important things. Such as things you need for initial entry. Even when you call they won't tell you what needs to be done
I started attending post university in 2012. The advisors and staff used to be wonderful. Now, I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone. They've messed classes up for me resulting in extra loans having to be taken out, as well as the staff is clueless. My advisor didn't even know I was graduating and was sending me emails about registering for the next module. The financial department has no idea what they're doing, and are extremely rude. I used to love post and the education they provided, but I will never use them again. I'm planning on getting my masters from another school. To add, my advisor didn't even congratulate me on my graduation. I finished the module and that's it.
Well I am new to online schooling. I have been attending this school for 4 weeks now. Let me start by saying although I am new I have attended another online school and had none of the issues Ive encountered at this school. Firstly the financial aid department and admissions are a joke. I signed up here in February. I had all my financial aid paperwork done the first week after applying. I was fully awarded and wasn't going to have to pay a dime out of pocket for my loans upfront. Okay so I did slack off an extra two weeks in getting my GED transcript that I never received. So I ordered the transcript, faxed it over and waited a couple of days before calling back. M. the guy I talked to told me he received it and was forwarding it to the financial aid department as we spoke. Great! (Right?) WRONG I get a call back a week later saying they could not use that transcript they needed a transcript in a sealed envelope from the school you attended! Seriously? What kind of student just has a transcript from high school in a sealed envelope ready to send to a college. Ok so at this point Im not working I was waiting to start another job. I didn't have the fifteen dollars to order my transcript for my GED. M. tells me no problem, emails me a transcript request and I print it, fill it in and fax it back the next day. A week and a half later (now its around March 26th or so) I get a call from a guy named N. in admissions. "I got your transcript request but Im going to need to have you fill in the graduation year and re fax it" Well this is partially my fault I did forget to fill in the year of graduation. I can accept full responsibility for that. However you waited a week and a half to call me back about this? I negotiate with N. about just having him fill in the Date on the request and submitting it. Three days later. N. calls me again and says he tried submitting this transcript request form and the school wont release the transcript to him and quote on quote "IT IS WHAT IT IS" he says. At this point its April 2nd today when I received that call. So if I do order my transcript right now have it mailed, wait a week to get it, mail it to them which would easily be another week, and then wait 4-6 weeks for Financial aid to be processes we will be talking about receiving my financial aid in July, IF EVERYTHING RUNS SMOOTHLY. As far as Im concerned nothing has run smoothly at this school so far so im pretty sure that dates out of the question anyway. I signed my withdrawal form and Ill worry about this $3000 for this online class another time. For now Im starting another online class with a different college. Lastly the online classes here are pretty worthless anyway. If you like being talked to like your in kindergarten by your professor than this will be an excellent school for you!
This is by far a horrible college if there ever was one. The professors literally post an assignment on the backboard website, they give instructions and a view links to helpful articles or YouTube videos, and the rest is up to you. Horrible communication, professors couldn't care less about students. Just a horrible college. Thank god I transferred to Penn State. If you are even remotely thinking about post university, go to a wall and strike up a conversation, The wall will actually be more responsive and knowledgeable than this college.
I was active duty Army when I first started at Post University. I just graduated March 2016 with a B.A. Psychology. I intend to start graduate school in May 2016 at Post U. For the most part, I enjoyed Post. I did have issues from time to time with staff regarding various issues from confusion about credits received from transfer, course studies, enrollment/.dropped classes, instructor issues/grading and other issues. All of the issues I have encountered were resolved in one form or another. I am a very persistent individual and I will stick to my principles regardless of a person's title, level, or whatever. I graduated with a 3.93 GPA of which I worked hard and I am very proud of. I think many students put in very little effort and still receive good grades which I do not think is fair to the students who take their education seriously such as myself. Many of the student reviews are probably correct, but I would bet some of the reviewers are just complete whiners and did not put their best effort into their education. On another note, education is expensive anywhere you go. I was fortunate to use Tuition Assistance and now I am using my G.I. Bill, but I served honorably and I earned that benefit. Plan your education in your life and your budget. Post is a great school overall...
My personal experience was great with Post University. I did not have an issue with the financial aid department or with my advisor. I found my instructors to be knowledgeable and helpful when I ran into issues with the course work. I would recommend Post University to any working professional looking to continue their education.
Great School! I had no issues with the Finance Department, I had an excellent academic advisor and the Teachers were fair. I would recommend this school and have to many of my coworkers. Their were two instructors that I didn't totally get along with and received the grades that I didn't want, but I bounced back. And by no means did it discourage me from the pursuit of obtaining a degree.
As a part time student who also is active duty military, I found Post University to be a challenge. I was moved to write a review after seeing all the negative non-sense about financial aid, class hours, and professor quality. I found myself spending at least 9-12 hours per week in each class. Financial aid/advising was spot on, but at times required me to follow up on things (that's how the real world works). Professors were great, going into an online learning environment I expected to do a lot of self-education and that is exactly what I got. Overall, I believe that for an online education it was amazing. I was challenged all the way through, retained alot of the very relative lessons and material, and feel that I received a quality education. Online education takes sacrafice, discipline, and dedication. I began my college education in a physical classroom and ended in a digital one. Going to a physical class was easier! One must understand that you cannot expect the same learning environment on an online platform. Your professors aren't following up with you weekly, you typically are not physically interacting with your student body, and you have to practice disciplined time management as you set your own study hours.
I am in my third year at Post, and should be graduating later this year. I can't say that my experience has been all that worth while. I can't really say that I've learned much, because the truth is, I haven't. For a computer related degree, the school requires far too many business/management courses. I have gone over far more business/management material than I have computer related material. Most of these classes have a great deal of overlap in the content as well, so while I might take 5 classes, there is really maybe 1.5 classes worth of content. I was really hoping to expand my knowledge in the IT field and prepare myself for a career in that industry, but I feel woefully ill prepared as I near graduation. I haven't had any of the issues others have had with the financial department (I haven't dealt with them at all as my tuition is paid for by my current employer), and my advisers have always been pleasant to work with. I can't say the same for the instructors. A few have been engaging and helpful throughout the course, most have just been there. All of the supposed education comes from your own efforts with reading, research, etc. When there are questions posed to the instructors, their replies are usually vague and unhelpful. I mostly just try to avoid contacting them at all unless I have a question about a grade. That happens more than it should because there are mistakes, and sometimes questions on tests are worded very poorly and can be taken several different ways. Grading is usually pretty easy though, and I often think that they are participatory more than anything. If not that, then they seem to look at whether or not you used proper APA formatting more than at the content of what you actually said. There is far too much emphasis on proper formatting and procedure than there is on learning anything useful. So at the end of the year I will have my degree. Unfortunately, I won't have an education. I guess I'll have to find that on my own after I get my $60,000 piece of paper.
Disorganized, instructors never consistent - same level completely different expectations - they will take your money - many high student loans and don't care if you're happy or not. Stay away, do your research and make a better choice! Post University is awful!