South University Online Reviews
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I attended South University from 2010 to 2016 and obtained 2 degrees. The first was an associates in Allied Health Science and the second was a bachelors in Business Administration and Management. I was going to school what felt like forever. I had friends in other online universities that completed their degree much faster than I did. Nonetheless I did make it. The reason I am writing this review is because I am very dissatisfied. For starters I was not told that I was going to have any out of pocket expenses when I enrolled. The financial counselor told me that between grants and loans it would be covered. Lie 1. I graduated on 11/2/16 very happy to be done. I let a couple weeks go by and I find out that the academic counselor didn't do her job and forgot to have me submit an application for graduation. Unhappy about that but realized people do make mistakes. I have been in contact with the academic counselor as well as left messages for her manager (which were never returned) ever since. I was told that my degree was mailed off 1/30/17. Which was lie number 2 because I still have yet to receive it. I invested 65k into this school and they can't even mail me my degree!! Some b.s. if you ask me. Do me a favor. Spend your time and hard earned money elsewhere!
The online programs at south is great for working adults. Every 5.5 weeks you take another class. The professor are well trained to teach everything you need in the online programs. The academic advisor reach out to see how the program is working for you. Great University to attend if you are a working parent
I am applying for grants because; the further you go in your education, the less money you are eligible for, being a single parent of three, makes it financially straining to even attempt at paying out of pocket. One of the reasons I would like to obtain my Masters Degree is to Earn More Money. We all want to find ways to make more money and it is a proven fact that the higher your degree level the higher your salary. On average employees with a masters degree will earn over $10,000 more each year than fellow employees with a bachelors degree. The median annual income for employees holding a masters degree in 2006 was $75,430 compared to $60,910 for those with a bachelors degree in the same year. Secondly, I would like to be More Prepared in my Field. Earning a masters degree can be advantageous in adequately preparing me for my chosen field of nursing. Masters programs specialized in certain areas, such as; Nursing will greatly increase my knowledge and expertise in my occupational field. In current economic times, competition for careers is higher than ever and learning more about your specialized area of study and gaining extra knowledge can increase my chances of landing the job I desire post graduation. Lastly, Advancement is one of the most important factors when attaining a masters degree. Earning a masters degree can greatly increase your chances of advancing within a company once you are hired. Obtaining a masters degree before landing a job can open doors for me within the company that I am currently employed with. Earning my masters degree while working for the company that Iam already employed with will show them a high level of motivation and make me eligible for advancement opportunities which may only be open to employees holding masters degree.
I will only say this... I will break it down to Pros and Cons. At the begining, its like any school, they are helpful and appericated. I came in with an associate degree from another college and from the militray. I was told.. it should take me about 2 1/2 years to graduate with a BS in Health Science. 99% of the classes are 5 1/2 weeks long, but the science classes are 11 weeks long. PRO: The classes where not bad and I learned a lot. I was always a C student in high school etc. But with help etc... I basically was a B student here. Maybe because I love to write, therefore writing in APA was "natural" to me. CON: Science classes have test, quizes. Even the math classes. My professors where pretty tough and ruff... but who isnt? GOD help you if you miss a day. There is so much information to keep up with. But if you think its easier at another schooll... think again. I had to repeat 16 classes... ALL MY FAULT. I was sick, injuried, traveling etc. Not mention working. I cannot blame the school for that. I had two issues with professors... one quit in middle of the course. For an eleven week A&P2... we went 5 weeks without an instructor (if i remember correctly) We as students... just keep with completing the work and test etc. By week 8 we had a new professor. THis guy... treated us as if we worked in the field for years. He was the type of professor that... if you answer the question(s) correctly... he will follow up with 5 to 20 questions just for you... Oh yeah... and if you "dare" not to answer them all... he taken points off!!!! That was the only crazy professor I had. My associate I had only compelted; english, humanities, etc. My math...wasnt good enough so I had to take theirs. SO really... I had a good 20 credits coming in. Now, im 1 more class to graduate. I learned a lot and enjoyed the lessons along the way. There have been pleanty of long nights, reading, studying, tons of projects, papers etc. Bottom line... If I would have known about this school.... say 20 years ago... I would have attended here. THe only reason why I did not go to a "non profit" school... 1. Location 2. Location 3. Price Where I live at.. the universities cost as much if not more than there. Plus, with my awsome 2.4GPA from my assoicates'... there where just too many schools to choose from. But honestly, those schools did accept me. But now, I have a higher GPA with a 3.2... those school will accept me now... but why change again? those schools want you to complete at least 30 credits with them... at this point in my life... I just want to work, earn above average sallary and be happy. I can care less the name of the school... what counts 1. Department of Education recongizes the school 2. Limited debt from the school 3. and get paid after graduation Last note... I have read TONS of reviews about this school... if you really pay attention... they all had some money issue and it seems it can be their issue of not communicating what they wanted to do and what happen. I will never rule that stuff out... the ONLY issue I had with the financial department... My rep knew I am VET, but never told me about the Post 911. So I spent 2 years paying out of pocket. But now my GI Bill pays for it all. Also, I have a ton of employment oppertunites... once I graduate. I have at least 50 job oppertunities that pays at least $50,000... I cant wait to finish. So, at this present time... I feel its worth it... at least in this degree program. .... I still have one more month left... anything can happen.
I have had great guidance and financial counselors. The instructors have been supportive in the program. I would encourage anyone who has an Associate Degree and wants to continue to get there BSN to attend South University. The only down fall the at graduation in Savannah. They did not have everything prepared for each person like a packet with cords according to an individuals GPA, Honor Society and Presidental Honors. A person had to ask about the different cords to make sure they had everything that should be awarded on their graduation day. The graduation ceremony was ran smoothly and productive event. I am thrilled to say I am a graduate from South University.
I went to South University. I was lied to about job placement rates, price, and accreditation. Whistleblower Jason S showed ample proof EDMC was committing fraud and abuse on their students. I myself was signed up for courses I never took. R.I.P. Corinthian Colleges. Long live EDMC. I could start a lemonade stand with better accreditation than EDMC schools.
South University is the most wonderful college to attend. Since 2011 I was accepted and have been pursuing my BA in Psychology. The college has been wonderful allowing me help to achieve success to advance and secure my future. The academic staff is wonderful providing a path to help guide you from one class to an other and allowing you extra help along the way. The financial staff helps you to apply to student aid, scholar ships, and loans to help you along your journey. The class offered on line allow you to learn just as much if not more information about Psychology and the founding father's who have provided their excellent experiences through experiments and life dedication. Psychology is a full filling field allowing all students a chance to learn at their own pace from the comfort of their own homes or from a classroom setting. My experience has been wonderful, therefore, I would encourage others to believe in themselves and pursue their dreams as well as at south University.
South University Online is structured to meet every student need with easy navigation, high-quality curriculum, supportive staff, and extensive tools and resources that extend beyond graduation.