Argosy University Online Reviews
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I am currently attending Argosy University Online. I am about one week away from my final dissertation defense, but I do have some concerns. One is that committee response time is for the majority unacceptable. Currently the program has students going through 7.5 week dissertation blocks - eight of them. I am in the old outline where we are in four 15 week blocks. This lack of quick turnaround may be a problem for students that are well organized. Even though I am right at the end - I am still holding my breath because I am not sure what mess will come my way next. Also, even though I have not enjoyed the program, others will or have enjoyed it. I have seen many students get caught in the extension cycle, and then drop out. You really have to watch everything and everyone - and hold them accountable. It is a contract and they have responsibilities. I was supposed to graduate in October 2016 - and I started the program in January 2014. Most students will not move through that quickly, as I took no less than two doctoral classes at a time, and 16 courses are required before your DQE. It was called a comprehensive examination for my group. What is a shame is that I am not even excited about graduating - or supposed to be graduating - as the experience was so horrible that it took away what was supposed to be fun and exciting - and made it a total nightmare. Many of the battles such as financial aid timeliness, watching your ledger for inappropriate charges, poor response time and the lack of acceptance of responsibility of the part of the University, as well as the lack of a student centered focus are all of great concern. Would I recommend Argosy to students for doctoral study .............I must answer that honestly, and the answer is "No". Until the school learns to put students first, and understand that it is a team effort to work with students through the process - which means that your committee is supposed to help you, support you and not hinder you - I would never recommend the University. When a school sees $$$$ first, that is always a problem. I was able to attend Argosy because my employer offered it to me as an employee benefit. I was able to complete all the courses, and two of the dissertation blocks through the employee benefit program, before this employer announced they were closing - which meant that I had to pay for the remainder. Still it was a good deal - but the experience was and still is exhausting and NOTHING is timely!!! The Argosy IRB process needs a massive overhaul -it holds students up on purpose, when this process could be streamlined and students could move through it expeditiously. Almost every one I know in this program has nothing nice to say about the IRB process. It is not as difficult as Argosy makes it -and I believe that, as well as many of their other slow actions are all by design - because if the student does not meet all of the deliverables for a particular block - they must go into an extension - resulting in $2600 additional revenue for Argosy, for each extension. A lot of students are sucked into this horrible cycle and then never graduate - they drop out, but not before paying a arm and a leg in extension cost in their dissertation blocks. From my residency two - 15 students passed names and phone numbers so that we could motivate each other through the dissertation process. Out of the 15, only three remain - me and two others - the other twelve are no longer in the program. For some reason, I do not feel this trend is unique to just my group - I am sure this is a trend University wide. So with that - there will be good reports, and there will be bad reports - and you have to make up your own mind. Just be sure to be able to tell the difference between an evil spirited bad report, and a honest report that just may not be favorable. Whatever your choice during your decision process...........I wish you good luck and wonderful success.
I applied to this school in 2014 and was immediately accepted which should have already been a red flag. I was interested in pursuing my MFT but after discussing my career path, was told that the master in forensic psychology was the same thing but it would be better because of the forensic aspect. After the first two classes in the program I discovered that this path does NOT LEAD TO BEING LICENSED (which I was told it would and I would be able to practice). WRONG. but instead I stuck it out, being optimistic. WORST DECISION. Lets not even speak about financial aid, or the people who are your so called academic advisors. This school just wants your money. They do not care about you as a student, the education quality was poor, and it was a waste of my time. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS CAMPUS IN PARTICULAR TO ANYONE. I am now at the orange county campus and it is much different. I suggest you try there.
I started Argosy back in January of 2015 and I have had nothing but good things to say about this school. The professor will push you to a breaking point but it's good because you sometimes need that little push . All of my professors , (so far) have been understanding if something has come up and they worked with me and gave me extended time on assignment if needed . Overall great school!
The professors are very helpful and provide good classroom materials, my MSc in project Management. The professors were highly involved, kept the class on track, drove us to learn every subject to a greater level. Course work was relative easy but time consuming. Even my adviser gave me some good ideas and when I would copy it almost word for word, just to see a response. the faculty at Argosy were far more responsive to my needs, which made me feel as though they were actually concerned for my success.
Overall my experience was good. Online education is so beneficial in so many ways, as I am not a traditional student. When I chose to go back to school, I was a very busy mom of four little boys (pregnant for two of the years). Without having the option to go back to school online I don't think I would of been able to finish my degree.
Argosy was a good school, but very challenging. The professors were very helpful and responded in a timely manner (most). If I had a complaint or an issue my Academic Advisor/counselor would get back to me immediately. I must say there had been times I was very discouraged and disappointing. For example, I took a break while in school because my mother was diagnosed with Cancer and having issues with adjustment. Upon return I was required to be reinstated and had to submit a copy of my mothers diagnosis. I was also required to take an Academic Writing Course. The course and professor was excellent but I was two classes away from graduation. An Academic Writing course should be required before entering into the program. It made more sense to me and of course they agreed. So that was a money grab! But on the other hand it was worth it in the end. I met a great professor. I would recommend this school but be aware is not the easiest. And if your looking to just get through this is not the school. The professor want to make sure you know the information presented.
Argosy University is a great school! I had a great learning experience that has truely prepared me for advancement in all areas of my life. I feel confident alongside of peers from all educational backgrounds. Argosy truly prepared me to take on roles in both the academic and corporate worlds. I highly recommend Argosy to those looking for an exceptional learning experience that will enrich your personal and professional life!
I have had nothing but great experiences with Argosy University. The professors I've had have all been more than helpful and genuinely interested in the students success. My admissions advisor was very helpful and very patient with me and all of the questions I had when first selecting the program. The online course layout is easy to navigate and I found the digital library to have a lot of great supplemental materials for my assignments. I had no issues with financial aid (other than the normal anxiety of applying for student loans) and I have had no issues with credits transferring or misinformation. Overall, the program was exactly what I was looking for. I had the flexibility of online courses, with a beautiful campus to access as well, faculty that wanted their students to actually understand the materials (Professor Gornto for Macroeconomics was fantastic), and a program where I felt like I actually obtained an education.
After taking several classes I realized that Argosy University does not fully endorse the idea of a "higher" education. They allow people to talk without any punctuation in their online classes. I actually felt discouraged while taking classes. I wouldn't recommend them to any of my friends or my worst enemy. When you are putting forth effort to ace your class and are forced to respond to your classmates who aren't educated enough to use capitalization, punctuation, or grammar makes you feel like you are paying for something that isn't reputable.
Unlike other reviews I have read, I would recommend this school. As with anything you get out of learning what you put into it. I attended online classes and I believe I actually learned more than in a "brick and mortar" system. The professors were highly involved, kept the class on track, drove us to learn every subject to a greater level, and had a wealth of knowledge in the subject matter for the class being taught. I began my education rather late in life and it was a struggle to get back into a learning environment. So when I decided to go get my Master's I was expecting a much more rigorous curriculum and I was not disappointed. However, at no point did I expect the school to find me a job, open up opportunities, or create greater financial gain. I think those things are up to me; however, what I did expect was to gain the tools to prepare me for the positions I was going to seek after graduation. That expectation was met in my situation and for that I say thank you to the staff and professors at Argosy.