Argosy University Online Reviews
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Please do not enroll into this program. The information on the website states that completing this program will "enable you to compete for titled positions such as a researcher, executive director, director of career services, community college professor, counselor (with prior licensure), consultant, administrator, supervisor, and researcher." Yes, researcher is listed twice. Honestly, an M.A. from a fully accredited program is worth more than a doctoral degree from this program. If you just want the title 'Dr.' before your name, that is fine. If you want to actually compete for gainful employment or start a new career, I suggest you chose another school. Preferably, a school that is not for-profit, (Watch Dan Rather's report on for-profit colleges and universities on YouTube). I have experience in the mental health profession, however, I still have yet to find gainful employment in the field post graduation. Several of my fellow graduates from Argosy's online program share the same frustrations. I contacted the Director of Admissions to voice my displeasure, as well as the program director, and other staff. The only one who replied was the Director of Admissions, who only forwarded my information to career services. The services provided was not helpful. The entire program focuses on passing the comprehensive exam and completing the dissertation. Post doctoral fellowships are not offered, and you definitely will not receive career or job readiness assistance that focuses on utilizing your degree. I did not have any issues with staff, and an issue with only one faculty member. The people I encountered were professional and very nice. However, it costs too much to attend a school where people treat you well, but the quality of the education or degree itself is ineffectual.
I attend the Dallas Texas campus and I must say that the staff has always been amazing at this location. I learned so much and they pushed me and made me a better student. I have no regrets about attending this school. I have dealt with so many departments at this campus considering that I receive financial aid and I have some disabilities that the professors work with. As long as you are prepared to work hard and invest into your future then you will love this school.
The professor do not communicate.they wait to the last minute to grade which that doesn't give you time to bring your grade up..at then when it's to late. That's when you MIGHT get a response. I will not refer this school to no one that is really serious about being successful n getting a degree..The academic counselor is amazing. .I even had the worse financial counselor...Sorry but I wouldn't refer Argosy University to anyone that's if you are serious abt your degree..I had an amazing Math teacher but hands down for the rest
Well as you can see there are many mixed reviews. I'm surprised at many of these comments since they are so far from the reality of my experience at Argosy. I can attest to this, the instructors were great, accessible, available and caring. As was the administrative support staff. I, too had several medical interruptions during the pursuit of my MBA, but never suffered any of the consequences I read about in some of these reviews. The course material was always very interesting, stimulating, and informative and I learned plenty, even though I already had decades of experience in the business world. My personal opinion is you get out of it what you put into it. I had NO problems with the funding, registration, text books, or anything else along the way. So I will say this, you get out of it what you are willing to put into it. If you're prepared to be responsible, diligent, vigilant, hard working, dedicated to succeeding, and respecting of time management...you will enjoy the experience and you WILL succeed!
Please do not attend this for profit corrupt school. They are very unethical. You do not learn much the instructors do not care to much and the school has kept financial aid money of mine and I'm in the process of trying to get it and dealing with DOE. Everyone seems to care at first about you and help but after you get through the first few classes you will not get return phone calls from finance counselors or academic counselors. STAY AWAY! Go to another school
This School has been nothing but a hassle. I am so disappointed with the over all behavior of the staff, financial aid department, and the online program. I have been trying to transfer to another school, but this school refuses to give over my transcripts. So not only am I in a ridiculous amount of debt for learning absolutely nothing, but I can't even go to another school because Argosy University won't oblige.
I love this school so much I am moving forward to my doctors I do receive my money on time and my degree I am currently in the B.A. psychology program with a minor in child and adolescent development I am planning on getting into the M.A.P.s program for forensic psychology and will receive my doctorates in community psychology then i will move on to another university for my political science and Pan African studies degree with a minor in history i have some major schools in mind they have encouraged me a lot i am the first college grad in my family
Where to start. This "school" is basically just another EDMC college that overcharges and sells you on lies, such as telling me they were fully accredited when they have no accreditation that mean anything. Over the last 3 years I have been lied to, over charged, and threatened when I asked about withdrawing from the program. Through all their BS I was able to finish their program with only my internships to go before graduating. Then they refused to OK an internship sites, stating that they do not meet the CACREP guidelines for internship places. The issue is that all the local schools, some of which are very large, well-known, and respected universities, send interns to these places all the time and those intern go on to be licenced counselors. This school is simply a business that steals from people who are trying to further their education. A quick google search of argosy university lawsuit will reveal all the information I wish I had before enrolling there. Avoid this place at all costs.
Now that graduation is approaching, Argosy University is now telling me that I may not have enough funding to graduate. That is impossible, because the government awarded me $19,000.00 in grants along with subsidized and unsubsidized loans as of 2017. The university repeatedly comes up with numerous ways of keeping our grant funds. I have only received approximately $8,000.00 in grant money. My question is where is the rest of my funding. The balance would probably be enough for me to graduate.
After a year at a community college I went to Argosy to finish my Bachelor's degree. I am glad I did. I've had some great professors and really enjoyed the 5 week courses. I don't miss 16 week classes. The student services staff and finance department are great people and very helpful. Now I am an MBA student at Argosy with plans to complete my DBA there.