I completely my BA degree in Psychology at another University, and decided that I would attend Walden, as they offered a specialty (Trauma & Crisis). When I enrolled they were aware that my father had recently beeen hospitalized with a brain infection & that my mother & I were taking care of him. Well, I got talked into enrolling in a residency my first semester. My dad took a turn for the worse, tried to call my adviser (unavailable) so I spoke to another one. I was withdrawn from the residency, and then to my surprise was sent a bill for the cost of something I didn't attend! When I spoke to the adviser, I was told that no monies would be taken out! Wrong. I hung in there, then Sandy hit. Well, I was suppose to manage making up three weeks of class in very little time.I connected my professor/adviser and explained situation. I was suppose to be withdrawn from one class: mind you, I had been attending almost a year! Did I get a withdrawal: no they failed me! I hung in there again. Even with this failing grade, I was still holding a high GPA average. I started another class four week into the semester, I had to deal with the deaths of six people. I again called school, explained the situation, and asked to be withdrawn from class, there was no way I could handle what was happening in my home, dealing with the grief of losing six friends, attending memorial services, viewings, and six funerals! I was told there would be no problem, that they would withdraw me from class, due to the circumstances. I had also explained that if there was an issue, I could send them any information to substantiate it. No, there wouldn't be an issue. Well, during this time, I kept checking my account: no monies owed. All is good. I log into the portal again, and get the shock of my life! I owe them 1,300 for a technology fee, and the class that I was suppose to be withdrawn from, had been changed an F! I couldn't believe it! I called. wrote, did everything I could on my part to get this mess straightened out: but as to date: I have gotten no where! I am not paying them, and I in the process of reporting them. All they are after is money and will do anything and everything to get it from students! In the year that I attended, every time I turned around I had another adviser assigned to me. However, whenever I tried to contact them: leaving voice messages etc, I got no where, and ended talking to any available adviser. I am mad? Yes, I am mad because I had met other students who went through similar experiences as I did (before I enrolled). I should have listened to them. I have wasted a year, and a lot of money for nothing, but a big headache. Oh, btw, I did receive a few e-mails in regards to monies that they said that I owed them. I wrote them back, explained the situation and stated YOU owe me money! I have never heard from them again! I am in the process of finding another university to attend. I am looking into a non-profit university; they seem to be the ones that look out for their students. I completed my BA at a non-profit university and loved it. Another thing about Walden, four of my classes that I was required to take, were re-takes of CORE classes during my BA! What a waste of money and time! My advise, go look elsewhere. I have never experience anything like this.