American College of Education Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (37)
This is my third online schooling experience as an adult. When I first switched my career path from business to education, I even went through alternative teaching certification program online. This school is by far the best online education experience I have received so far. The instruction and curriculum is excellent considering how affordable the tuition is. I have been able to pay for classes as I go which has been great as I do not need to accumulate any additional student loan debt. Every time I have dealt with an ACE representative or professor, they have been kind, courteous, helpful, and respectful. I do not understand some of these other comments... if you sign up for a course, it has to be paid in full prior to the start date whether it is with cash or a loan. I do not understand why this school would refund your money if you withdraw or change your mind about a class. That is not generally how it works at any other school that I have attended. My one complaint is that a five week course seems to be a bit too short. I am glad that I am able to earn a Master's in 18 months, but at the same time - I would prefer courses that lasted 6-8 weeks so that I have more processing time for the new information. I have had a bachelor's degree since 2010 and no one has ever asked where I got it from in an interview, so I also don't understand comments suggesting that this particular school being listed on your resume will hurt you professionally in any way. Today more than ever, there are a billion types of schools with accreditation and I am sure that employers know that. I would recommend, no doubt! I love ACE!
I find the course relative to my teaching needs, and challenging as I work full-time and have to keep a strict schedule to maintain self organization and preparation for the course. There is a lot of reading and researching required for each course, and you will have to study the reading and research a bit more on your own to keep a good GPA. I've had colleagues taking Harvard certificate courses online and mentioned they had to follow the same format. As all universities and colleges require, it takes understanding the content and objectives, and putting in the time and hard work.
Studying at ACE has been a great experience. It has helped me grow professionally and personally, and it is incredibly convenient. There are varying opinions on pretty much every aspect of the college (workload, cost, online vs brick & mortar credibility, etc.), but what I can tell you is that I greatly enjoyed my time studying here and it has opened fantastic doors for me professionally.
They care about taking your money more than they value you continuing at their school. I dropped a class one day late. The teacher did not grade any of my work by then. So, I thought they would be understanding and give me a refund. I wanted to wait until later in the year to start classes because I found the workload to be too much at that time. They did not care about losing me as a student. They kept my almost $800. They give you less than a week to drop the class. One day too late, I found that the workload was too heavy for me. They require strict APA formatting for weekly papers and discussion posts. The discussion posts have to include 2 outside resources with APA citing. The schedule the classes have you on make the posts due by Wednesday night. You have only a few days to read up to 5 long and boring peer-reviewed articles, research and respond to a discussion prompt, and potentially watch the module if you really want to be able to answer the discussion post effectively. They do not tell you all of that when they send an email to describe the requirements. I am very unhappy with their poor customer service in regards to dropping the class a day late. Who would want to come back after them keeping $800 of your money, without any care of whether you return or not?
Everyone has their own opinion, however, I found ACE to work around my schedule while offering affordable and applicable classes. With ACE the professions are very open. You are allowed to make the assignments your own. Being that all adult learners are at different stages in life, this process gives you the freedom to apply what you are learning.
Employers will turn you away if ACE is on your resume! Happening to me now! You get what you pay for. This ended up being a degree mill. Students write useless papers, get no feedback, earn A's and graduate... HUGE regrets I will never get my money back. This school PURCHASED their accreditation from a bankrupt school called Barat College. Google It! ... and attend a real school instead.
I withdrew from ACE after 2 weeks. The professor was unresponsive to questions and requests for assistance, the course content is outdated, and the program very isolating. I deeply regret letting the low cost convince me to attend this school. It's truly not worth it. Spend a more to get a quality education somewhere else.
I dropped this program after the first week. I was working on a certificate in the content area of mathematics which is advertised for secondary and college level instructors. The discussion the first week of one of the courses MATH.5113 was all about primary education and modeling using manipulatives, pictures, and representations. STAY CLEAR OF THIS SCHOOL - THEY ARE JUST AFTER YOUR MONEY AND DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE PROGRAM YOU RECEIVE - JUST BECAUSE IT GOT ACCREDITED DOES NOT MEAN THEY HAVE QUALITY COURSES - STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL
First could the instruction be better? I suppose it could be but I can say that at every school. The facts are this, ACE has low tuition and is Regionally Accredited. Would you feel better if ACE charge you 4 times as much for the same thing, low tuition and accreditation means something to me. Pay more elsewhere as it is your money but the fact remains this school is growing a great reputation for a reason. The courses are outstanding and as I am a training manager for a Fortune 10 company I can tell you this, ACE has earned my respect and has advanced mty career.
Very Relevant program. Highly recommended for working adults. Not a diploma mill but an online rigorous program that requires you to read but as a professional in your field it is not difficult. Education should be thoughtful and conversational. This was provided and the professors really checked my submitted work. I really like the program that checked your written work that aids in someone not plagiarizing and writing poorly. Recommended for professionals in their field.