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Just to share my own experiences as a returning student to AIU. I started in 2013 to get my BA, I wasn't focused and did very poorly.(you heard me right, AIU does not pass you for doing noting) I did nothing and received exactly that in grades. I decided later to continue work and dropped out. In Oct of 2018, I decided to return back to AIU, which was a better experience for me rather than Phoenix University, where I attended before. I am now more dedicated to completing my degree with an expected graduation date of Sept 2020. I have had to work extremely hard to complete course work along with the demands of daily life. Because I actually put forth an effort, I learning more, reading more and making better grades. The difference in the experience of any school, ultimately is you. If I completed this review in 2012, it would have been negative. But after 6 months of experiencing what the online college experience is suppose to be, I truly enjoy the atmosphere of learning. I recommend this college only if you are committed, cause it isn't cheap!
Before I share my own experience with AIU, I would like to address a couple of the complaints I have read: 1. Too expensive. For a private university, I would say AIU cost is low to average. Tuition at State universities are deeply subsidized by tax money, so that would not be a fair comparison. 2. Grades are too easy. Maybe at the undergrad level?? My degree was a masters and I worked hard for my grades. I put all my effort into it, so I learned a lot. When it comes to education, nowhere is the saying more true that you get out of it what you put into it. It is the school's responsibility to provided the resources and tools for you to learn from, and yours to make the effort to use them. AIU did this very well for me. As for the quality of education, AIU gave me the tools that allowed me to change my career field within the college where I worked. At AIU, I earned an online Masters of Education in Instructional Design and Technology (i.e., curriculum development). I was a Director of Career Services at a satelite campus at a time when our county had three factory closings that devestated the economics of our region (prior to the recession that affected the whole country). Because of my training from AIU, I was able to outline a proposal for the State's Workforce Development Department for a short term retraining program. The state loved the idea of having an option for the displaced workers where they would not have to go to college for two years (many were close to retirement age). I negotiated a contract with the state and wrote a curriculum based on the specifications Workforce Development wanted. I was told later by the head of WD at the state level that she had passed my curriculum and teaching manual around and that everyone had agreed it was the best they had seen. I had no previous experience in curriculum development. Without my training from AIU, I would never have been able to accomplish this. I directed the program for my campus, which was a great success. Later, I developed various types of training and certification programs and was promoted to the statewide Director of those progams for all of our campuses. I am grateful to AIU for giving me such an excellent education. I would have rated AIU 5 star but I docked one star for one thing that left a bad taste in my mouth. At the time I enrolled, the website said there would be an online graduation where our names would be read, or we could choose to participate in a graduation at one of their brick and mortar campuses. In the online program, my classmates and myself went through the whole program together. Every course, we collaborated on group projects, so we became very close through online chats and phone calls. A number of classmates planned on participating in an actual graduation, rather than a virtual one, and hoped they could meet some of their classmates in person. However, AIU said we could not do that, and claimed they had never promised us that option. Of course, they had changed the website by then, so we couldn't even take a screenshot of what it had said previously. If they had just said they had changed the policy because the campuses were unable to accomodate us, we might have been disappointed, but accepting. However, to outright lie to all of us, and claim their website had never said that, was dishonest and inexcusable.
I will start off by saying, you will get out of any educational program what you put in to it. My experience on ground was exceptional, the professors were very knowledgeable about the courses they were instructing and trust me, there were no grades being given away. Classmates who didn't put in the work, received falling grades and some were even put on academic probation, similar to any major university in the U.S. I've heard stories about other universities accepting the credits from AIU for transfer students and they may have some case of this, but I personally graduated and enrolled in a MBA program at RICE University without any issues. I know of other classmates who enrolled in graduate programs from Houston Baptist University and University of Houston without any issues. I feel the issue is a lot of students were looking for a easy ride (get something for doing nothing) and when it didn't pan out, their rebuttal is to trash the university. There are horror stories regarding every college or university on the planet, because all schools are not a good fit for everyone and finding the correct institution of higher learning for YOU is the key to having a successful experience. I have friends who've dropped out of division one schools, because the professors were just issuing busy work and the learning experience was about writing twenty page papers. To be fair, if you're employer doesn't place any value an AIU degree, then maybe the employer may not be a good fit for you. I work for a fortune 500 company and because I was able to implement what I learned at AIU in my job, other associates have been advised to attend AIU to advance their careers.
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 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
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 off and on with this University due to travel constraints for work and that of starting a family. I was able to stop classes and restart up a couple years later when things calmed down with little to no hassle. The Staff across the board has been terrific and helpful in all things even when i decided to change my major. They provided a detailed process and made it very painless. Overall the classes can be very fast passed but the level of information you receive is very well organized and presented compared to other Universities. All of the accreditation are good and i am satisfied with what i am paying for.
AIU is about discilpline, reaching for your star and building that indiviual you are to become! AIU makes it your responsibility to conquer and to overcome what you did not know who you really were to become. I thank my God , because before applying at this college, God had already assigned this leadershiip ,staff and professors to educate me. Now I have caught my star and to walk towards my valuable journey.
For the past 3 years that I have been with American Intercontinental University, I have found their online learning environment to be very supportive with dedicated staff from admissions, student advising, accounts, financial aid, technical support, library, lectures who demonstrate high degree of respect and ethics as they ensure that students have excellent learning experience. Courses offer theoretical and practical real-life experience in the contemporary business/ market world. Students suggestions/inputs are taken regularly and feedback provided promptly and implementation done for improvement. I highly recommend this institution to those who have the desire to start or further their learning. There is a lot of work to be done by students and one must be ready to be disciplined in meeting the deadlines and/or seek help where required. As the University fraternity do their part, let the students take advantage get what the Serious University offers.
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.