American InterContinental University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (160)
This school is a joke. I was having issues and they just kept begging me to stay even though it wasn't possible to finish my classes with my day to day schedule. I was told my tuition was being covered by my grants, only to find out i missed too many days with work and with my daughter being on life support (NO THEY DO NOT CARE NOR DO THEY HAVE A WAIVER FOR THESE ISSUES). After they withdrew me i was still charged for classes I never even started after specifically being told i wouldnt be charged. They are just in it for the money and care about absolutely no one.
I started at American Intercontinental University in August of 2007. This is a great online school. I'm a little disappointed that I could not find a job in my field. Otherwise, the professors were very skilled at teaching their disciplines online. It is very important to note that the courses require intensive reading, research, and writing. When I attended, there were no exams, quizzes or tests, but maybe American Intercontinental University changed over the past 9 years since I graduated. I really enjoyed the courses; I found that I am more of an active learner; therefore, online education was the perfect fit for me. Just remember that online education requires self-discipline, and more interaction with your classmates and professors in the chat room. I like the flexibility American Intercontinental University offers; that is, you get to do your assignments at a time convenient for you. Just remember to stay focused and on track when completing your assignments; otherwise, you will fall behind. I never procrastinated. I always turned in my Discussion Boards and Individual Project assignments on time. My professors graded fairly and I had no problems with the ones who gave me feedback on my assignments. The professors do care about the students, but you have to do the work and submit your assignments on time. I gave three stars regarding being satisfied with the degree program and I was not happy because even after graduating with honors, I still could not land a decent paying job in my field. My admissions adviser was very supportive of my educational pursuits and even encouraged me to press on no matter how challenging it became. To those of you who are considering attending American Intercontinental University Online, remember you will have to make sacrifices, but remember to ask questions when you do not understand and get help immediately from your professor. Thank you for reading my review!
First I transferred into AIU, I attended this university from 2005 until 2007 and I graduated. I did a volunteer internship at my local county courthouse and I work in law enforcement at the same time. Excellent professors and I learned a lot. However, I tell most people you have to be self motivated, dedicated to studying alone and being very engaged in the online discussion just beyond getting a grade. I'm currently working in the federal government as a Manager and I have about 3 years with my agency. It's all about what you put into yoru studies and what you get out of the classes that you take. However, I recommend taking class at a brick and mortar school first before going online.
AIU is an excellent opportunity to further your education. I have had an excellent student advisor who has been great support for me. The financial aid department will go above and beyond the call of duty to see you have everything needed. The professors were caring about my education!
I only took a few courses online at this school...after talking to many students that have graduated from this school. Majority of them couldn't find a job after graduating and the interviewers said they've never heard about this school. So I decided to drop out, couple years later, looked at my student loans and it said I owed $16k!!! Tried making payments but I was only paying enough for the interest...by this rate I'll be paying for this for the rest of my life!!
American InterContinental University provides a great online undergraduate program. I attended class at a regular college campus before AIU and was so glad I transferred. Attending school online provided better schedule flexibility for work and other activities. Students are not required to attend lectures, but have access to watch them after the fact. In addition the course work at AIU is much different than any other college I attended previously. Rather than having tests and quizzes, the classes at AIU are primarily papers, presentations or projects. This type of coursework was much better for me because the coursework allowed more time to complete the work assigned, and did not require mass memorization. I would recommend AIU's online classes to anyone who needs schedule flexibility, and also has the discipline to complete the coursework on time. Since there is no physical class, it is up to the student to keep themselves motivated and completing the work based on the syllabus given.
AIU Online is a great school and I recommend it to anyone who has a full time job that wants to further their education. My professors were great and very effective in their communication. My student advisers would always check in with me to see how i am doing or if i had any issues. This school does care about their students!
The teachers and financial aid hate veterans. I have been trying to get FA for a year now, I send in the paper work it takes FA weeks to look at it and then they nit pick it and reject it. I have called them and been laughed at. The teachers grade veterans differently I had an A in one class and got one F on a paper and I went from an A to D. I got an F just because I did not go in depth enough when I responded to a post. this is just a few of things AIU has done. I would tell veterans DO NOT WASTE YOU GI BILL HERE.
American InterContinental Online was a great online program. The curriculum was great and the classes were pertinent to my career. Online access was very easy and quick response to questions. It greatly prepared me for my career and afforded me an opportunity to move up in my previous position.
Their online program was great. Having the ability to pause, rewind, and review the lectures was extremely valuable. I earned my bachelors degree and got a job as a software engineer, now making twice as much as I was before starting college. The best part was that the material didn't focus on memorizing useless facts and obsolete techniques, but rather focused on the underlying fundamentals that technology is built on. All of the classes were challenging, and I had to retake Biology because the material was fairly difficult. At the end of the day, if your going into the Technology Sector, its critical to find the school that is the most up-to-date from a technology standpoint or you will end up learning about the algorithms that were used in the 1980s and 1990s being taught from some guy who learned everything he knows about computers from a book. 4 stars.