American InterContinental University Reviews
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I earned my Associates degree with AIU in 2005, and returned to complete my Bachelor's in Business Administration. I've taken 100% of my classes online. The Admissions & Academic advisors have been awesome. They are attentive, professinal, and actually make you feel that they care about you. The instructors have ALL been great. I have nothing bad at all to say about this university. I've been able to take my time, and earn my degrees at my own pace. January 2019 I will receive my Bachelor's and February 2019 I will begin the Master's program. I'll recommend American InterContinental University to anyone.
I see a lot of bad reviews, but I was extremely happy with my education at AIU. I attended AIU Houston and I had a wonderful journey the only thing was the cost of education it is expensive, but I have not had any problems finding a job I currently work for a global testing company and my salary is knocking at 6 figures as a Staff Accountant now I do have experience in the career field I chose to go to school for so that makes a difference in employers decision to hire you. From my experience in corporate I have not had anyone look down on my degree they checked my work history and I was knowledgeable enough to pass my interviews. I can remember one employer asked where the school was located to see if I went online or on campus and I still got the job. Some employers do verify if it is an accredited school and since AIU is accredited there shouldn't be a problem. I went to an on-campus school recently for my MBA and didn't like it so I switched back to AIU, but this time online. LOVE AIU I sure hate to see others had a bad experience. As far as career services they do help with your resume because I had a career services aid help me with my resume and they have gotten better, although I found my job on my own through Glassdoor and other sites.
I completed my associates degree with AIU online in 2012. I just began my bachelors degree, again, 4 weeks ago. They are very flexible with your schedule and very understanding if an issue arises. Ive read some of these reviews Where people believe this is an easy place to get a degree. Do not be fooled! This is a very hard core in depth education and I have learned a lot. I have previous experience in law-enforcement and still learned a great deal. I would assume the people that are posting the negative comments are the very same people that are not doing well in their classes. Intellipath is something new for me as that was not available during my 1st degree. Many of my law-enforcement coworkers are also attending this college. Like I said its very flexible with your schedule but you have to put your nose in the books. The professors are very hands-on and the school genuinely cares about you. If you want a really good education I suggest you give this a try
When you hear degree mill, you think of this school. It is a little costly but does not require hardly any work to pass the classes. Most classes involve modules which can be clicked through and no academic rigor is not needed to get As. It is offers 5 week classes and great deal of flexibility which is ideal for working parents. However, passing classes for this school is incredibly easy and doesnt encourage in-depth learning. It does touch on the basics of the subject. A degree from this school should not carry a lot of weight in my opinion. I have attended 3 other colleges to compare it to.
I had a great experience. Working full time and attending classes was one of the most challenging things I've ever done. But, it helped get me into and prepare me for my career in digital marketing. My courses really helped shape how I approach business challenges and problem solve, which is one of the reasons why I have climbed the ranks as quickly as I have at my company.
I have had a good INDEPENDENT experience. What I mean by that is. Student advisers aren't genuine, so understand you are on your own. The material is good I have learned a lot and although I have not finished yet, I do have employers willing to work with me until I graduate. The courses are useful and gratefully there are many resources to help you succeed. It is true they are only helpful in the beginning. Some of the professors don't answer emails and will not give you feedback so you are pretty much self-teaching. But that has nothing to do with the school itself. The program is for self-starters and people who are self-driven. Just don't take anything personal, don't expect much from an "adviser" and some of the professors. Some of the teachers are very attentive and care about your development. Just stick to it.
I love American InterContinental University. This is an awesome school and I had very knowledgeable Professors. I would recommend this school only to those who are serious about their education. AIU will not just pass you, you will have to work hard and earn your grade.
I have been in school since 2004 on and off. I have experienced a lot of classroom environments and different schools both brick and mortar and online. AIU is probably my favorite given how many tools they give you to learn and collaborate. The professors actually care. An here's a headline many under advertise: NO TESTS/MIDTERMS/FINALS! You heard that right. No filling in bubbles or googling test answers. They have what's called Intellipath which is like a lab. You are given access day one of class. Nothing is due until the last day of class, however, it helps to keep up with the materials. Intellipath can be done multiple ways, but they allow you to improve your score to 100%. You can suck at certain sections, but work through them to improve your score. Even better, if you know the knowledge area, you get credit for knowing it so it eliminates old lessons you already know. The grading system is geared towards participation and discussion. LOTS of group projects will be assigned and you will pull your hair out because despite being IT students, many don't even bother to check their student email or care to participate until week 4 (the week it's due). However, unlike most schools, AIU does offer plenty of tools for collaborative work to occur. I can say their portal is actually designed by user interface experts that got real input from users, and they are constantly improving. My only gripe with the school is financial aid. They are horrible at explaining things. Be persistent and you will find the answers you need. Most complaints I read on here are from people who might not have opened their eyes and explored outside of their comfort zone (or haven't scrolled down?). Live chats often provide assignment clarification. Also, a teacher is more willing to work with you if you keep an open line of communication. Attending an online program is a lot of work. It requires effective time management skills and work ethic. If you aced other schools by filling in bubbles, I'll recommend you search elsewhere. If you were like me and are intimidated by brick and mortar cs classes I highly recommend you give this schools a shot.
I would like to start out by saying that this school start out like they care. My students Advisor was the rudest most arrogant person Ive ever dealt with concerning school. I asked for someone to call me back because I would to talk to someone in regards to him being rude to me. I have still not received a call back. Mind you they called a million times when it was time to start.
Worst school (online)I've ever attended they do not work with their students if you have a family emergency or family death might as well say goodbye they will NOT work with you at all they will tell you to apply fit an appeal but after talking to several other students that attended they always deny the appeal letter. Oh and once they deny you that is permanent there is no getting back in don't waste your time on this school I've also heard from former students that they have not been able to find jobs.