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I entered UOP Florida West Campus with 46 credits taken at a community college over twenty years ago. The UOP was the only university that accepted every one of those credits. Other schools told me that they were "too old". Math goes out of style? Pul-leeze. They even gave me 8 credits for being in the USAF.
I just completed my BSBM in March 2008 and I feel I received a quality education. Without the adult modality format (one class at a time) I would never have completed my degree.
Now I find myself, at 53 years old, preparing to take my MBA. The university recognizes 9 credits from the undergrad program towards the Master's so the program is complete at 30 credits for me. Remember, UOP is REGIONALLY ACCREDITED. This is the same accreditation as Princeton.
I was doing travel nursing at the time so it was great it was portable I could sign on from anywhere. Also it's only 6 weeks for each class so just about the time your getting bored with it, it's time to change.
The professors were wonderful. Online was great, interactions even if they weren't always immediate interactions, as with face to face. I enjoyed it, it fit nicely into my lifestyle and met my needs.
I found the online class experience very rewarding. I especially enjoyed working on projects in teams. The team work experience allowed me not only to learn about a specific topic but also to develop my project management skills. Classroom forums were also positive part of my online education. In an online forum students post comments and answers to discussion questions and conversations can continue throughout the entire length of a course.
I was pleased with my online experience for the most part. The teachers and students were very receptive and we had weekly online chatroom meetings. The work was very challenging, but I was able to complete it on my own at home and received useful feedback from the instructor when it was complete.
The coursework was hard. There are weekly papers that take a lot of time and effort. I enjoyed having access to the library collection, as well as the writing center resources. I had both good classmates and bad ones, but I managed to grab a fellow student during my first class that proved to be as hardworking and serious as myself. Overall, people should think about their time availability and discipline. If you are a procrastinator, online school is not for you. Professors do not care to push you or check up on what is wrong. The responsibility of success lies in your hands.
Overall, the course work is very challenging for a master's program.A large amount of writing is expected so be prepared.APA format is required and strictly enforced, as it should be.
Online participation is required 4 of the 7 days during the week by responding twice to online posts.Some professors require 250-400 word "relevant" responses so time spent online can be significant.Some professor are more helpful than others while advisors are always very helpful and encouraging.
Learning teams are required and most classes require 1 learning team project to be completed per week in addition to individual work.It can be frustrating when members of your group don't contribute.Even though a team evaluation form is completed, past experience proves this to be of no use.Many times, group members receive same grade regardless of contribution.
Response time from a large number of professors is slow.It can take up to two days for professors to respond.However, I have come across a few professors who respond in a timely manner, within 1 day.The grading policy is fair.However, many professors do not give feedback for completed work.
The week begins on a Tuesday and ends on a Monday with most work due on Monday which is very helpful for people who work during the week.Tuition related, it is very costly.Financial aid is available. Transition from one class to the next is super fast.One class will end on Monday, and the next class will start Tuesday unless changes have been made. This allows you to complete the online program within 2 years or so.
Overall, with any online program, UPO has pros and cons.Do as much research as possible to see if this school is right for you.I don't care what anyone tells you, the online program is no joke and does require a good bit of time.
What a great experience! I looked into many different online schools before deciding on UOP. I spent 3 months with Kaplan University before coming over, and what a difference! I love the way that the classes are organized, and the teachers are amazing. I can't say that it was EASY, but that isn't the point. College and a quality degree is not something that is supposed to be easy. I enjoyed the challenge, and I will be submitting my application to get involved with their doctoral program next spring.
Overall, the online learning was a little more difficult to me because it seemed that there was much less student teacher interaction than there is in a traditional classroom environment. Often times I would have to go over the lectures and book 2-3 times just to understand a concept that I believe could have been easily explained by a real live person.
The professors seemed to rarely check the message boards, and rarely, if ever, responded to questions, so it really did seem like a "learn on your own and we'll give you credit" type of situation. I would not recommend online training to anyone who has difficulty self teaching themselves.
I had a good experience earning a degree from University of Phoenix Online. Working full time the availability of flexible scheduling, continuous enrollment, online classes, online library, ebooks and computer simulations allowed me to achieve my goals at my pace.
I was able to communicate with fellow students and faculty in real time using online chat features and virtual classrooms. I would rate University of Phoenix as the best in the business. My new degree has provided me with the skill set and the confidence to achieve my career goals.
Overall the coursework was challenging, and not so time consuming that you couldn't do it. Normally you had three major papers due during a typical six week class - these were researched papers and or projects that were directly relevant to what the class was supposed to teach you, you also had weekly participation requirements that had to be met.
The primary tools used were Outlook Express (sending and receiving email - as well as keeping track of "threads"). I never actually had a problem with any instructor as far as interaction went, they basically had the same participation requirements as everyone else - they were typically on the email about 5 times a week.
Enjoyed the experience, not sure I am ready to do it again. I already owned a computer business, so it just helped to solidify what I already had.