Virginia College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (102)
When we returned for Spring term, we were handed last minute schedule changes including double booking of classes.. They discontinued classes we had been scheduled for which has added a semester and tuition costs for myself and untold hassles for many others. There is no way to contact corporate and they don't return any calls. They simply don't care. Instructors and program directors are great but management is in it for the money.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE stay AWAY from this school. I started VC in 2010 and graduated in 2012. I have yet to pass the AAMA certification. Half of the questions that were asked we did not learn. VC is the most unchallenging school I have ever attended. The amount of debt that you go in to get your diploma is ridiculous. The loan amount was no where near what the actual amount is. VC only cares about taking people's monies rather than teach. I have about 6 friends who I met at VC and just like me they have failed their certification. VC is a JOKE!!!
This school is so unorganized & does not cater to military students as well as they advertise. I went to the school 4 months before they even reported to the VA for me. They always have "system issues" when it comes to getting you your money, you always have to wait. Pursing a degree at this school is an extra headache in itself. I withdrew within a year.
Going to Virginia college of Greensboro was the best thing in my life. I have the job of my dreams because of it and was well prepared for it. Thank you for the teachers they all helped me do my best. I think that if a student takes it seriously and gives it his or her best they would do wonderful but of course if you are just looking for a free ride and lack of they will never succeed and just complain about how terrible the school is when actually it's them.
This is the worse college ever! If you think they will help you, you are mistaken. They tell you in the beginning they will accept your classes from other schools, but at the end they won't owner, and they will force you to take more classes. I was one month to graduation, and they pull me off the course because I refused to spend any more money! They got 25k from me, and I got nothing. Run, don't go there! Another people from my own job told me they over charge everything, and they were expelled from the school for not paying over $9k in library fees? They returned all the books, and they still charge them for the books! DON'T WAIST YOUR TIME! They all are intereste in your money only, not you! The director of the program told me "You did not spend enough money, I can let you to graduate!" This is what happened to me! Don't be a fool! They always lie about everything! And the teachers are horrible!
Please don't go to this school because it's full of disappointment. I started attending this school June 2014 and after a year of long hours at work and riding over 45 minutes to school - only to sit in class and listen to gossip, facebook news, and personal accounts - go over half a chapter of work, have various take home quizzes, midterms, and finals and still not taught even half the information required for the certification exam - I have walked out of their doors to never return. I am a certified Pharmacy Tech and thought that becoming a Medical Assisitant would open more doors for me but sadly that isn't the case. Students copied homework from each other all the time, cheated during tests, and barely knew anything about the anatomy of the body. Teachers were very brash and unprofessional - more concerned about what was on tv rather than teach us, forcing us to take surveys about the school when half the time it would take over half of the semester for everyone to recieve their textbooks...I could go on forever but it just makes me upset to think about it and even more so because people think I am just being lazy - but they will never understand unless they have been there. I don't reccomend this place to my worse enemy - it's all about money and enrollment rates - it's disgusting and a huge insult.
Instructors are okay but the financial advisors are the rudest ppl in the world! They lie and they are quick to take your money to get you in the door. But if you call them with questions they have the worst attitudes avoid this school any way possible
If you are looking for a good online program, this is NOT the school to choose. Not only is there no real instruction and you are basically teaching yourself, the school is not accredited, which means that if for any reason you need to transfer to another school, or if you want to continue on to another degree, your classes will not transfer. When I applied for this school, I did ask if they were accredited and I was told yes. So also be prepared for them to lie to you, just to get your business. They are a for profit college, which means they will try to get money from you in every way possible. I was an online student only and I was being charged fees as if I were living on a campus somewhere, and that is money that I just cannot get back. As for the professors, be prepared to be accused of plagiarism and copying and pasting in your papers, unless it is anything except the most basic of information, so make sure to find sources for information you already know. All in all, if you choose to go to attend Virginia College, do your research. They have a low retention and graduation rate for a reason. There is little to no career planning or help once you graduate. And be prepared to teach yourself the information in each class, as there is little to no instruction, with the exception of power points, and 1 or 2 questions on a discussion board.
My experience at Virginia College in Columbia was a great one. The instructors was informative, nice, & they address your problems & listen to your concerns. My Pharmacy Director was the best. Shes friendly & straight forward her door was always open to her students. Only problem I was financial over my military GI Bill at the beginning but once squared away everything was fine.
DO NOT GO TO THIS COLLEGE!!!!!!! Am I bitter?....YES! They lied right from the start! The Surgical tech Program Director was mean, nasty and hateful and let those go thru that SHE wanted to let thru. She did not at the time, even have a degree but a certificate of completion. I am stuck with 74,000 Yes, THOUSAND dollars in student loans and no degree and working as a shuttle bus driver. Go figure!. I was the Surg Tech student President, Student Advocate, had a 3.94 GPA while enrolled and witnessed 2 Director changes 3 Dean, and 2 President changes while at the school. I had to file a formal complaint just to get accepted into the internship program because the Director said I was not capable even though I was a student tutor in Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, ENT sterile technique and procedures!.....While at the college, I served on several committees and advocated for the college on many levels and volunteered on the graduation committee overseeing several ceremonies but not my own!. Several programs that were there when I was there are no longer there, 90% of the staff that was there have left. Most fired because they had an enrollment quota to keep and if they could not enroll a certain number of students a MONTH, they were fired! The professional staff started engaging in at work affairs causing several problems with students and instruction. I could go on about this school. I have notice that the parking lot has become more and more vacant since I left so I guess people are getting the word.