Argosy University Online Reviews
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I'm surprised at the negative comments about Argosy University. I am in my second year and have continued to have great experiences in all areas of my education process. It is unrealistic to expect perfection from every university and every person involved, and college tuition increases state wide 5 percent every year.
I have no complaints about my interaction with staff and instructors-in fact, they have gone to great lengths to support and encourage me. I made the right decision when I chose Argosy University, and I would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to further their education.
This school took money from my VA benefits and refuses to apply them to my account even with proof they were paid! The instructors are unprofessional; they will insult and harass you. If you ask them for help be prepared to be docked on points on ALL of your assignments! I graduated my last 2 schools with honors and know how much work and applying yourself goes into good grades.
If you report the instructors, you get laughed at. And forget about trying to withdraw because they wont let you. I am on 9 weeks of waiting to get a phone call back! I was told in writing that the online EdD program WAS APA accredited due to the fact that the residency can be done at an APA accredited school. I was also pushed through enrollment with the "we will call you back on that" to never get a call back. Now my student loans need to be signed for and they refuse to allow me to withdraw from school and are trying to get students loans without my signature or approval!!
I wish I found this before experiencing such a nightmare. I have worked with several advisors and their managers and the response is always the same - leave weeks of voicemails and their little people will say "they will call you back, I am sending them an email". They will NEVER call you back unless they are getting money out of it! I am totally disgusted with this school! I have been trying to figure out how to report them since I requested to withdraw BEFORE this term started and they went so far as to have the instructor call to let me know my assignmnet is late! To which I had to explain that I requested to withdraw and they enrolled me regardless in class because they wont return any of my messages.
They last 3 times I spoke with somebody I got "disconnected" in the process of "getting things handled". If anybody has any advice on how I can get out of this school, stop them from taking student loans out, and I have written proof of requesting to withdraw BEFORE this term but they are charging me for the ENTIRE year up front with NO refund as they have said... please let me know?!?!?!
Financially and academically, this school is horrible. I have been trying to contact my finance counselor for four weeks now via phone and e-mail, no response until I called today asking to speak to her manager. They manipulated me and my finances. I was told that I would not be paying out of pocket for my current courses. I found out that I infact must pay $3,000 out of pocket, and they also took out $9,000 in student loans after me specifically telling them not to.
I highly regret making the decision to become a student at Argosy University and recommend every student find another. Very unhappy.
I was looking for a degree in human services and ended up taking psychology after my 2nd class found what I was really looking for at another school and withdrew. The other school was a non profit and 1/4 of the price and exactly what I wanted.
The instructors are great at Argosy but my counselor became distant when I wanted to transfer big difference from the beginning. Just do your homework first I wish I had I wouldn't have made a $2500.00 mistake.
I am taking my second class online and everything is going just fine. When I E-mail my instructors they E-mail right back answering my questions. So far I am really enjoying my new school Argosy University.
Argosy has been good for me. Because of my career (job) it has allowed me the opportunity to further my education and not stress me out in the process. My professors have been very knowledgeable and helpful. I recommend the program to anyone who is looking for an institution. A
I have enjoyed my experience at Argosy University/Sarasota and feel that the material and Professors have prepared me for my future career. As I have worked in my field after the Masters I received from Argosy, I found that my knowledge base was well above those that went to other schools.
I thank my Professors for providing a great education to myself and support throughout the process. I would highly recommend this school to others and am now furthering my degree and am enrolled in a Doctorate Program. Student services has always been friendly and quick to answer questions.
I am currently registered on my eight class pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA). Since day one I have been traded with professionalism, respect, and dedication. I have not complaints at all; neither from administrative, financial aid, student services, and academic advisers, nor from instructors or faculty. "If you keep on going the way you're going you'll end up where you're heading..."
Every semester I assist to four residence sessions x three days each class at the Sarasota Campus and never had a complaint, as matter of fact, I am truly enjoying each class; Faculty & classmate's professional interaction.
am also surprised by the negative comments regarding to Argosy, but with respect I believe it is an issue of behaviors; "If you don't know where you are going. How will you know when you get there?"
To be focuses on success it requires of knowledge, skills, dedication, and many personal sacrifices... I definitively recommend Argosy.
Horrible staff. The teachers aren't too bad. I went to the Atlanta campus and did the online and weekend classes program. The financial aid, student services, hell the entire administrative staff are just horrible. I failed my first class (was getting used to the online dynamics and my second class I mad a B in, I registered for next semester and about 3 weeks of being registered with all my info together I saw I was dropped. They dropped me after two classes because my GPA was low, but I only took 2 classes!
Bad part was I was still receiving emails, I hadn't known they dismissed me until I had to practically hound 7 people over the phone. Figured it was a ploy to get money.) I am in the process of switching Universities. Bad thing is I read these reviews before I went and said it can't be that bad. BUT I see now they were all accurate. This University is full of bs and completely not worth the time. They need all campuses shut down immediately!
I am currently receiving my Ed.D from Argosy and it has been a pleasant experience. My professors were knowledgable and helpful throughout the program. I had one instructor that I did not agree with or care for due to his warped views, but that happens at all universities.
Otherwise, I have no complaints!! My dissertation committee is involved and readily available, offering guidance and feedback. I am surprised by many of the negative comments regarding Argosy...it has worked well for me and my schedule. I would recommend this school to others, but I would also urge students to find the program that works best for their lifestyle. I've enjoyed my experiences at Argosy University...