Virginia College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (101)
I recently graduated from VCO and was accepted by a local university with no problems. So, I know that the school is a good school. However, I must admit the cost of tuition is a lot and I didn't realize it until it became time to graduate just how much money I borrowed to get an education.
This school is ONLY out to get your financial aid $$$$... If I could I would shut them DOWN!!!
I have to say that my experience has been wonderful with Virginia College Online. I have had no major problems at all, I'm currently on the Dean's List and the President's List with the school.
The classes are easy and while you may have different experiences with instructors, simply don't stop emailing them, drive them crazy if they don't respond in a timely manner.
I would recommend this school to anyone who is on a tight schedule, the people I have spoken with have been really nice and respectful. I receive all of my books on time before classes begin and I receive my disbursement checks on time as well. I have zero complaints.
Junior Colleges and Local Universities are less expensive, offer online degrees, are recognized to have higher curriculum standards (preventing your VC resume from being thrown away every time)
Regionally accredited schools won't let you transfer a single credit from this "accredited" school
From a pushy admissions dept that hounds you worse than the Tmobile sales force to an inept Financial planning dept. to an academics dept. that can't match their course content to the weekly quizzes/assignments, it is best just to start at a Junior College...
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.
I read through a lot of these reviews and found them all extremely interesting. It's not my job to sell this school, but I think it's important to really read them and see what people are saying. I think that one that frustrated me the most, was the one that said VC is not accredited. They are accredited. Their prices are the same as every other online school. yea, they're more expensive than a Community College or a University, but HELLO those schools are subsidized by the Government!! Of course they're cheaper! Part of what you're paying for is the convenience.
The instructors... are not their to baby you. This is college level work. If you don't understand the work, then yes e-mail them, and I have found they get back to you within 3 days.
this is a big school and sometimes there are miscommunications. If you have a problem, see what you can do first, then run it up the ladder.
Problems with getting your transcripts in... Did you read any of the paperwork you signed that explains that you need your unofficial paperwork in for transcripts to officially transfer?
this is a great school, but like ALL SCHOOLS, they're not going to do everything for you.
I am a current student at VCO. Most of my courses at VCO I have had no problems with. When I started at VCO one of the questions I asked was if all the instructors had a phone number to contact if there was a problem I needed solved. I was assured they did. I just finished my second term and I ran in to a problem with one of my Criminal Justice course this man is the worse instructor I have ever had. His instructions for assignments were to vaige and if you sent him an e-mail to clarify he would tell you to do the work as it says. I had a problem where one of my quizzes didn't post it took him 7 weeks to get the quiz reset so I could take it again.
I requested in the 3rd week to be transferred out of his class. Admissions agree to transfer me to a different class. I had to go all the way up the admissions food chain to get them to agree. Then the registration department say I had to stay in his class and I was not nice about it at all. I was really mad about it. My admissions adviser was great she really tried to help. But my student adviser sucked. she had taken this instructors course and liked so she was not really to help me it got so bad I quit dealing with her and would only deal with my Admissions Adviser. I DO NOT RECOMMENDED this school!!!
I was enrolled at VC Online for a year, but withdrew because I didn't feel I was learning anything. I received the books, was told read chapters ##-## and post to discussions. I can self teach a lot cheaper than this.
I received over $13000 in financial aid, and was just informed that I owed $300 (tuition was on $11000, and informed after I decided to transfer). Now for my new school I cannot get my transcripts so I have basically given $13000 to VC Online. Please reconsider going here, you will probably regret it.