Virginia College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (102)
I started going to VCO in Nov of 2010, here it is in Oct of 2011 and I am in my 4th term with a 3.75 GPA. The classes are easy,and I am not one to say I like school. I would recommend this school to anyone looking to go back to school online.
I have been a student at VC Online for 2 years and I have had nothing but good experiences with it. I originally went for an Associate's Degree in Healthcare Reimbursement but halfway thru decided to change my major to Medical Office Administration. I have had no problems switching majors and the staff have been extremely helpful and nice with every question that I have had. The tution is higher than a local community college but I also believe that the classes are more informative and in-depth. The old saying applies here...You get what you pay for!!!
I HAVE READ THESE AWFUL REVIEWS AND I AM SO SORRY PEOPLE HAVE HAD SUCH AWFUL EXPERIENCES. I,ON THE OTHER HAND ATTENDED VC,GOT MY DEGREE , AND I HAVE BEEN WORKING IN MY FIELD MAKING GOOD MONEY SINCE THEN. THE TUITION IS HIGH BUT, IF YOU DON'T WANT TO PAY THEN GO TO A COMMUNITY COLLEGE. THE REVIEWS AS FAR AS ACCREDITATION IS CORRECT AND I AM WORKING WITH THE LOCAL CC TO GET MY CLASSES TAKEN BY THEM...FINGERS CROSSED
your financial planner told you that you needed to take out student loans it's because Pell grant only pays about $4500 a year. That doesn't cover tuition anywhere. Also, you signed a statement saying that you would take out student loans and agreed to the pay back conditions before you even started class. NO SCHOOL can lie to you about funds and still recieve federal funding. This is because you HAVE to sign approval for EVERYTHING by FEDERAL LAW!
NO school will promise to transfer credits and VC has at least 3-4 documents that YOU sign approving that. I have attended both a major University and VC and it was the same. If you start a class and drop it after the drop/add date then you owe the money to the school! What do you think? These schools work for free?! We are all adults and should act as such. Pay attention when you are investing in something so serious. From what I can tell those of you that have complaints are just ignorant and then try to put the blame off on someone else...just like the American way!
I have been with Virginia College for two years now. I have enjoyed every minute of it until recently when I was blocked from my classes. I dropped a class a few days after the drop date and their policy states that you wil still have to pay for that class. I was unaware of that when my ex-student adviser helped me drop that class and then start a new one in week three of the term. I would of been better off just failing that one class then I am now.
I have a 3.8 GPA and have been very diligent with my studies. I was told by a finacial planner (that I can never get a hold of), that I would be over awarded and the charge for a class I did not take would be taken care of. That has not happened and not only have I invested my families time and my time in this school, I am blocked three weeks into class. They recieve on average $5,000 or more between grants and student loans each term. I already have to pay over $12,000 back in student loans for a school that will just block me for something that was not of my doing. If I do not pay them, I will owe an additional $4,000 and most of my credits will not transfer.
This is no way to treat a student who has worked hard and is making the grades! Nobody talks to the other departments and you get the run-a-round about solutions to issue. They do not care about anything but the money.
Settle this once and for all... Go to the ACICS website, key in a state, ie ALABAMA... look at what colleges take these CREDITS, and I use that term loosely here....
Drake College ITT Tech Brown Mackie and of course Virginia College
So you can go to VC, then you can transfer to Brown Mackie, want that look good on that resume... maybe they throw you resume in the can a little slower..
Have been attending VCO for about a year and half, with that in mind I never had any problems what so ever. Coming from actually working in a school (higher education) people have the thought that all credits can be transferred, the reality of is, that no school is going to accept ANY credits that do not match with their CURRICULUM, that's a fact, please do further research if you need to. In order for ANY school to offer financial aid HAS to accredited, otherwise, you would have to pay cash. Virginia College is not a bad school, is a pretty good school, and has its problems just like any other school.
I attended Virginia college and one the 1st things I asked was were they accredited the recruiter told me yes and that I would have no problem transferring credits. Well let me tell you that you that the credits that you can transfer don't even equal 1 credit hour at all of the schools I spoke to.
I went there once for a buss degree and then started again for a degree in networking I got fed up when my teacher spent most of the class discussing his boats and cars instead of preparing us for the tests. Well when I went to change schools I discovered that a. I couldn't get my grades transferred from my previous degree because I went back again and they said I owed them a thousand dollars for withdrawing now keep in my I was only taking the one course at this time. B. After speaking to enrollment councilors at Hinds, Holmes, Bellhaven and other schools that the credits couldn't transfer anyway so what was the point. So now here I am starting school all over again with loans that amount to more than I would pay at a 4 year college.
The teaching was mediocre in a lot of the classes and even though I have an associates most companies don't give much credit to a degree from VA college. I got royally screwed.
Please do not use Virginia College or Virginia College One Line as yor main source of education. It is largely over priced, and when they say they have the s students education and welfare in mind, they lie. Well they may have it on their mind but that is as far as it goes.