Argosy University Online Reviews
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I absolutely LOVE Argosy University Online! I am going online to pursue an Associates Degree in Psychology, and then hopefully further my education through them. I do not think that it is easy work handed out to their students, I too, have had to sacrifice a lot to get to where I am at academically. I, in my first semester of College, made the "Presidents List" on the Honor Roll, that is above the Deans list, and I had to work my butt off to get there. I love my Professors, I have learned a lot so far, and I love the University. I am sorry to all those on here that have had a bad experience, But I have had nothing but good experiences. However, I do have to say that getting a hold of the Financial Aid Counselor has been really difficult, that is my only complaint.
I would suggest this program to people who have little to no experience with college. I believe, after doing extensive research that it is worth at least getting an associates degree with Argosy. The staff of counseling professionals have been excellent. They walked me through every step of the financial aid process and I was able to get my school paid in full for the most part. Before starting, I called other schools such as Fuller Theological seminary, UCLA and Notre Dame. All well renowned schools of which share the same accreditation as Argosy University. The name of the accreditation is Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, http://www.wascsenior.org). upon calling these institutions, I asked the question "If I wanted to transfer to your college after receiving credits from Argosy University online would the credits transfer?" They all responded similarly: If I receive my associates degree through Argosy the credits will absolutely transfer. After that there isn't any guarantees depending on the contents of the classes. So far I am well into my fifth class and the substance of each class has been easily paced, communication from staff and students is diligent and any thing that I have learned was because I had learned it my self previously through books I have read. My comparison is based on my local community college that seemed to dump a ton of work load on students the second you started class, which, of course is to be expected. My local community college also did not help me with the financial aid process, and gave me attitude whenever I would ask them questions about financial aid, degree programs or even choices in classes they had to offer. I understand that Argosy university may be using sales tactics to get me to attend their school, I am not oblivious to this fact. However, I would not have started school for many years without my counselors direction. I do not know what my educational choice will be after I receive my associates, this will all depend on what the local colleges require of me. I do know that my education is more important to me than just receiving a piece of paper. I want to learn as much as I can while I am in school, and if my core classes are as lame as my associates are I will be going else where. I am also seeking out Internship programs with in my area of study which will allow for me to receive as much hands on experience as I can so that when ever I graduate I can say I have years of work experience under my belt. By the way, Organizational Leadership was my chosen degree path. I hope I was helpful. If you don't believe me, call these colleges for yourself.
I had an excellent experience with Argosy University and I am proud to say I am a recent graduate of the Masters in Organizational Leadership. I was a fully online student and Argosy allowed me the flexibility I needed. It was not easy at all, and I had to sacrifice a lot to get my degree, but what I learned in the process will stay with me for many years to come. Studying different leadership styles and the case studies were my favorite parts of the program. I finished in about 15 months and had a wonderful experience with the Admissions staff, Academic Advisors, as well as Financial Aid. I just received my degree in the mail the other day and can't wait to frame it. I would highly recommend this program to any working professional looking to move into management or increase leadership skills.
To start off I am currently a student with Argosy Online. I have never had any trouble getting responses from instructors, financial aid, or anyone else. I believe all of my work has been graded fairly.. even if I haven't particularly like some of them. I would absolutely recommend Argosy to friends and family. School is what you make of it and so is your career opportunities. If you don't lay the ground work you will never go anywhere in life. Some people just don't want to apply themselves and find it easier to blame others for their shortcomings.
I began attending this online school as a way of avoiding commuting to a state university. I thought, perhaps, working on my degree online would just as good as going to traditional university. I dropped out after four classes when it became very clear that the majority of students I was in class with had the critical thinking skills, and writing skills of eight grade students. Also, the "teachers" were essentially non-existent. I would submit papers and a few days latter - I would have an "A" provided in my record. Other students would write about their personal lives and clearly did not read the course material. It was an intellectual waste land. As part of the degree program, I also had to attend a "residency". I was shocked to find that the three-day residency focused on writing skills which are taught in high school. I honestly wish I could write a review about how challenging and exciting it was to attend Argosy. Unfortunately, the school did not provide that.
I have had nothing but support from my academic and financial advisors since enrolling. All of my calls and emails are responded to the same day, and my teacher emails or calls me every week to ask how I am doing and If I need any help with the coursework. Any school is going to have its problems, and yes, I am aware of Argosy's low graduation rate, but after reading these reviews I can see why. Looking into this school I knew that because it was a "private" school there would be out of pocket expenses involved, and the financial department has been great about helping me work out an affordable payment plan. The thing about private schools is they have to pay for EVERYTHING with the money they receive from students. They aren't fully funded by the government like Community Colleges are. So you are going to see higher tuition prices no matter which one you choose. With online classes you are expected to do the majority of learning yourself. Even teach yourself at times. The teachers are there to guide you. In my online classes at Anoka Ramsey Community College I had to study my textbook and outside resources on my own, then answer questions posed to me by my teacher to assess what I had learned. An online driven curriculum is a STUDENT driven curriculum. The quality of the education is determined by the student. I would only recommend Argosy, or any private school, to those who are self-motivated. If you need someone to hold your hand and walk you through everything, go to a community college.
I just started at Argosy, I haven't any complaints. I transferred to Argosy andvit was the best decision I made in my life. You have to work hard doing online classes, it sounds to me the people that have given this school a bad review didn't. I only have good things to say about this school.
Before I start, let me just say that I'm currently enrolled at Argosy University with a 3.81 GPA, so I'm not a student that is failing and wants to bash the school. My issue with the school is the lack of knowledge that the instructors have in a specific area. If I'm taking a course in Business Information Systems, then I expect to have an instructor that is specialized in that field of study. I shouldn't have to beg instructors to do their job by making sure that I'm actually grasping the material presented before me. Every course that I have taken, I have had to teach myself the material. Why am I paying a school, if I'm just going to teach myself anyways. Heck, they should be paying me for going to this school. My academic counselor acts like she understands but it just seems like she's reading a script when it regards certain issues. Today, I had an instructor call me and basically tell me that until I achieve the level of education that she has, I shouldn't be critiquing her teaching technique. I guess the instructors feel that they are superior to their students. Today was definitely the last straw for me with this school. After this course ends, I will not continue my education at this school. If you're considering this school, please, please do your research. Try and find students that have attended or are currently enrolled and ask them about their experience. Ask what degree they are pursuing, what GPA do they have, ask about the instructors style of teaching, and most importantly make sure that the school's accreditation meets your requirement just in case you have to transfer to another school.
Argosy University is an accredited university, with excellent faculty and academic standards of excellence. The univeristy offers online, blended and hybrid degrees in management, psychology, education, criminal justice, and other professional degrees, and has an undergraduate degree program. The university programs are designed for busy professionals, teachers, professors and others looking for a flexible, credible degree that opens many doors: promotion, professional development, job opportunities, etc.
Argosy is run by a close community of dedicated educators with impressive credentials in education and industry.
Argosy is nothing more than a joke! Take this as dogma from one who actually worked at this institution. This place cares naught about true education, its faculty, or its students. Your money and time will be wasted on a degree that very few institutions of higher education will accept.
Do yourself and your wallet/pocketbook a favor and find another more reputable university to acquire your degree. You will thank yourself for not going to Argosy!