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Virginia College
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2016
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I have been at this college online for a year. So far, it has been really hard. The professors don't really "teach". If you are looking at going online, consider doing this on your own. Because you will receive no help from the professors. I have honestly been looking at switching to another college.

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not enough practice time per class. no help for...
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Degree: Esthetician
Graduation Year: 2015
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The cosmotology program, when you start your first class they teach you hair cuts and up do's, and you don't get to go over it again til your working in the shop at near end of program. If your a slow learner like me, you need tutors and they need to teach it more, going over five different hair cuts just one time is not good enough. And there some chapter test if you fail two, they make you feel bad because you start that class over. They put lot of unnesasay stress on you.

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IF YOU THINK VC IS THE ANSWER THINK AGAIN!!!!
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Degree: Engineering, Other
Graduation Year: 2015
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TO ALL WHO THINK VC HAS THE ANSWER!!!! I have just finished my associates of applied science degree in network engineering. I am a military student and I would have to say it has been a really rough road. Financial aid is horrible. They are no help at all the try any way possible to confuse you and over charge. Just found out that they have been charging me as if I was taking 12 credit hours when I was only taking 8 this has went on for 2 quarters. Then they are always submitting my tuition amount to the VA lesser then what it actually is (Which by the way is $4,897 for 12 credit hours). At first the quality of education was good then corporate started changing stuff and we lost some teachers. Now its all money and no education. Thank god for text books and LabSims. I have never seen such a mindless place in my life how they get away with it I don't know. Like I said I am military and I now know I was recruited. They don't care about you only your money. The tuition has rose over $200 in the past 2 years $1000 in the past 5. I and many others have submitted complaints to the corporate office during quarterly reviews and nothing has happened. I urged any military student(We make up 80% of the school.) that is going to VC and having unresolved problems to submit your complaints to http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/feedback.asp. To all the others go to the BBB and the department of EDU. its time they are stopped.

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Da - 2 months ago

Do not go to this school. If so prepare to be cheated out of money and to be lied to continuously. It is something each semester with this school and it never ends. Its always an over charge and a confusion along the way. They are rude and mindless. They have no idea about nothing when you call them and they continue to rip you off each semester as usual. Its nothing new and it will never stop. Go to an actual campus in person. Do not go to these online schools. I hear nothing but bad things about all of them really. VC is horrible. I know from first hand experience. I had to call them everyday all day and demand my refund check and it seems if you annoy them enough they will just give it to you.! Its all about them taking your money....nothing else.

my school vc
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Degree: Science, Technology and Society
Graduation Year: 2015
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I love the smaller classes. My advisor rocks. She is always there to help.great school

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N8 - 3 months ago

TO ALL WHO THINK VC HAS THE ANSWER!!!! I have just finished my associates of applied science degree in network engineering. I am a military student and I would have to say it has been a really rough road. Financial aid is horrible. They are no help at all the try any way possible to confuse you and over charge. Just found out that they have been charging me as if I was taking 12 credit hours when I was only taking 8 this has went on for 2 quarters. Then they are always submitting my tuition amount to the VA lesser then what it actually is (Which by the way is $4,897 for 12 credit hours). At first the quality of education was good then corporate started changing stuff and we lost some teachers. Now its just all money no education. Thank god for text books and labsims. I have never seen such a mindless place in my life how they get away with it I don't know. Like I said I am military and I now know I was recruited. They don't care about you only your money. The tuition has rose over $200 in the past 2 years $1000 in the past 5. The credits will not transfer their excuse" we are nationally accredited and regional colleges will not accept them." So I am now stuck doing my bachelors online because all but the Gen. Eds. are only online(Nice how they forgot to mention that.). I and many others have submitted complaints to the corporate office during quarterly reviews and nothing has happened. I urged any military student that is going to VC and having problems to submit your complaints to VA at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/feedback.asp (We make up 80% of the school.). If your not the BBB and the Department of EDU. Its time something is done.

Run fast!!! Do not enroll!!
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Degree: Engineering, Other
Graduation Year: 2015
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Stay away from this school. Just trying to help the next person in line here. I almost done with my associates in network engineering and I regret even going. They take all your monies and they do not in any way assist you. I will say this though, I have always had a really good advisor and she was nice and worked to help me any way possible but that was the only good thing about this school. As far as price, its too expensive and if you are to be getting a refund/stipend then think again. They do not give you anything and they give you the run around the entire time about your account. They owe me as a credit in the amount of 741.00 and I have not seen a dime of that money and probably never will. The student portal is a joke and some of your information is wrong and the leger card information is a joke as well. Nothing is shown for you to understand and thats their goal; to keep you confused the entire time while pocketing your monies.

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Kaitlyn - 6 months ago

Is it really that bad? I'm in high school and need to get into college that will accept me, despite my bad grades. I'm looking for culinary colleges but I certainly want something I can understand…Thank you for the warning. I'll try somewhere else.

Won't help with employment or transfer
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013
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Getting a degree doesn't help with employment. I graduate next month and employers don't seem to be interested in an Associates Degree from VCO.

I attempted to transer my credits to an on campus university and literally not one credit was transferable. Considering the classes are going to be some of the same ones I am now going to have to repeat, surprised me. The actual classes and instructors were really good at VCO, but don't expect to transfer credits or have employers look at it as if you went to a "real" school.

Their financial aid office also takes weeks to get back to you if you start in the Spring because they only have one person working FA during that time for some reason. Overall, it is money you have to pay back with no help for your future.

I have been on the President's List every semester, so I'm still hopeful. P.S. If you want help with employment, go directly to the ground campus. The online employment search is associated with the school, but is not run by the school nor anyone who works for it. It's no different than going to Careerbuilder. Good Luck

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do not go there it is waste of money and time
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they are rip off I have finished 2 years till now I have not found a job and they never till me how much I owe when I went to school everytime I call for where is my statement for my loan they keep saying the department of education will give away statement when I finished school so I let the go I was stupid I should called the department of education about that. When I finished I got the letter that I owed too much money from the school I am curious why I owe $15,000 for worthless degree I tried to go back to school in Lawson and all of them are not creditable. This is crazy and now I am in debt. So please anyone do not let that happen to you you will end up in debt.

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Don't do it
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When I first enrolled they told me that my credits will transfer but it didn't. If your trying to further your degree into Bachelors program then VC isn't for you. Your credits don't transfer only to VC online or Devry. VC online is $369 a credit hour!! Before its said and done you will be oweing about $70,000 on a four year degree, that's crazy.
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Good experience
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This is overall a good school. Most professors are great, and some are truly exceptional in terms of caring about individual students and their learning. There are a handful of professors who could care less about their jobs as teachers, though, and unfortunately, as someone else has said, you will definitely have that professor again if they are teaching within your major.

Classes are usually the same average difficulty, although there are those classes where half the students fail (usually taught by one of the above horrible professors), or classes that could be taken with your eyes closed. I can't say if the classes are as challenging as other universities, though, because this is the only college I have attended. But the math and science departments are very difficult and most likely as rigorous as any other liberal arts school.

The campus is small, so you'll always see a familiar face (which could be a blessing or a curse depending on how you see it). You will definitely meet people (even local students) who hate the surrounding town, so if you can't find ways to amuse yourself, or become severely depressed without malls or theaters to make it through a week, then a more urban college is certainly a better idea.

Most people here -are- cliquish, because most are locals who attend with the same group of friends from high school. Many are from other areas of Virginia, though, and most people are relatively friendly.

A word of advice: Don't cheat! This school is hyperfocused on cheating. Just the thought of cheating will almost send you to the "Honor Court," which almost certainly means expulsion, or if your lucky, suspension and a failed class.

Overall, as long as prestige isn't a factor, this is a good school to choose. Small (usually 15-25 people a class), average difficulty classes, semi-friendly students, and 95% of the professors are helpful and friendly.

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