Argosy University Online Reviews
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I started at Argosy University last year (2/2105) after being out of school for 10 years. I already had 69 credits and Argosy accepted 67 of those. I had done all my prerequisite classes so I went right into my major. The admissions ,academic ,and financial aid are all very professional and helpful. I call and email all the time and always get preferred treatment. The professors on site and online are EXCELLENT! I have done both blended and online only. I give Argosy University-Tampa 5 stars! I couldn't have gotten a great learning experience anywhere else.
Argosy University Twin Cities is not a good college to attend....PERIOD! They do not support their students in a way where they can succeed and obtain their degrees in a timely manner nor is the main focus your learning and education. Some of the instructors are horrible, will not respond to your questions and they have unrealistic expectations for five week online classes. Most of the online classes require a lot of writing and you are graded more so on your writing abilities than if you understand the content and materials of the class. If you challenge the instructors or staff and go to the program chairs or advisors you will be labeled as trouble! I have been attending this school for two years and on four different occasions my degree audit was done and transfer credits reviewed,re-reviewed,re-re-reviewed and re-re-re reviewed! Each time I was given different dates of completion and graduation. Every time I was close to the time they gave me as my graduation date...I was told they made a mistake and/or I needed to take more classes. The most recent time I was told I would graduate in the summer and as I am one class away from what I thought was completion....Yet again I am being told I need to take two more classes because it was determined and decided that they weren't going to accept some of my transfer credits that they told me they had accepted and I needed to take more two more "upper level" classes to obtain my degree! I would not recommend this school to anyone! Too expensive, online classes are five weeks and not long enough to get a good grasp on materials, staff and some instructors are not supportive of you getting the most for your education and they seem to be all about the money!
I am currently attending this school and I absolutely love it. My success advisor is always just a phone call or email a way no matter what my questions are he always has seemed to be honest. The financial departments pulls your files once a month to review and see if you're available for any grants. The professors have always been understanding and easily communicated with if I have any questions. This is a great school to achieve your online degree however, if you're not self-disciplined a online degree may not be for you at all. And to everybody saying they can't get a job. Just because you have a diploma you cannot expect to have a job offer knocking on your front door, you have to work for it and get it yourself.
I had a great experience with the admissions rep. Once I started the program, I noticed that there was little interaction with the instructors when it came to class discussions. There was lesson material posted and course books; however, to the extent of being educated, the students are basically educating themselves. When sending emails offline to the instructor, I did not receive a response. When contacting my academic adviser, I received no response until I said I was withdrawing from the program. The last straw was a course where a great deal of time was spent in responding to posts and the instructor gave a 0 as a grade stating the responses were not in the format expected. Well the instructions stated that the instructor would provide names of two classmates to critique and that was not done either. The instructor basically set the entire class up to fail as he did not provide any feedback throughout the week and no one had this format that HE expected. Finally, I submitted my withdrawal forms six days prior and I get a call from my academic adviser reminding me that I have not been in attendance for the past week and when I reminded her who I was and my withdrawal form was submitted; she said she would look and process the form. I would not recommend this online program or academic adviser staff to future students. I completed my Bachelor's online; thus, it is not my first time in dealing with an online program.
I started attending Argosy back in March of 2014. It has been nothing but hell for me, excuse the language. When I was first signed up, I was just looking into the college, because my aunt was attending online. I had told the guy that I just wanted information about the school. In the process of telling me about the school, he signed me up anyway, without me knowing at first. Now here I am almost 2 years later trying to withdraw do to the stress that it has been causing me. The manager over my academic counselor lied to me yesterday saying that I could go onto the campus common and find a immediate withdrawal form, then hung up on me. When I went onto the campus common and could not find it, I called Tech Support who informed me that there was no such thing. When I tried to call the guy back, he did not answer and did not bother to call me back. I will never ever recommend this school to anyone. They ripped my aunt off first, then they ripped me off. If I have to sue them, I will. I do plan on withdrawing from this school and I will never go back.
Stay away from this college. Employers are not satisfied with a degree from this school regardless of gpa. The reputation is horrible and it really impacted my career. I went due to the convenience of the location and am sorry o didn't travel further to attend a reputable school.
No one should suffer through this school. The courses are poorly organized, staff is there because the can't get jobs at a real school and their finance department is incompatent. Run from Argosy don't waist your money or time. Their staff lies to students about the cost of programs, time limits for program completion and Argosy has a terrible reputation for poor quality.
I am currently in at Argosy University, I started in Feb of 2015, and I find the school very good. I haven't had any problems with any of the staff.The classes are small and the instructors do give you good and bad feedback. Which is one thing I really like, you can improve on what your having problems in. To the ones who are saying you can't get a job. Well first of all the job market isn't the best, second of all depending on what your studied and if the jobs are in your area. A piece of paper and a gpa don't always get a job at your feet.
On January 10, 2010 I enrolled at Argosy University in the Pastoral Community Counseling doctoral program, during the course of my study I experienced many challenges that without self-discipline and exceptional support from my professors and school staff, would have made it impossible for me to achieve my goal. Their invaluable support guided me through the difficult times of wanting to surrender, being tired, and discourage. Frequently, the academic support team would call to inquire regarding my progress and encouraged me to stay the course because the end will come soon. Because of their commitment and support to the student body I have achieve my (Ed.D) objective. Because I am satisfied with this school,I continue to recommend Argosy University to anyone seeking a higher education;it is an exceptional school for individuals who are self-discipline, and willing to dedicate themselves to their course assignments. At Argosy University your are expected to be productive in class assignments, there are no free passes for the indiscipline, the lazy, or the uncommitted. At Argosy University one is not given a degree, you are expected to earn your degree through hard-work and dedication.
I attended this school for about 3 years with little to no information about what I was doing. All I knew was that I was attending and recieving loans for the tuition. I did not have a proper walk-through about the seriousness of what I was doing. I ended up going through a lot of emotional and mental stress throughout the time of my studies, and I racked up lots of money. I was eligible for lots of grants, which no one had told me about. I ended up failing a class 3 times, and figured that I should withdraw myself in order to catch up with my finances and my mental stability. Once that was all taken care of enough to focus on studies again (about 3 years later), i tried to go back. I was told that not only was I not allowed back to that school because I had failed a class more than 3 times, but that I owed the school money as well as the loans. I did not understand how I can owe the school money if I'm getting loans for tuition, and of course, no one was available to explain this to me prior to these occurrences. I was also told that I could not receive my transcript (necessary for transferring to another school so that I could continue my studies elsewhere) until I paid them back. This school is not only pricey for a non-profit school, but the counselors just feed you a lot of exciting mumbo jumbo in order to get you on board. They do not prepare you for everything that is involved with attending an online school, getting finances in order, and having you understand who to talk to about what. It took me a whole year to get anyone to respond to me about attending again (just to tell me that I wasn't allowed back. THere is no chance for an appeal for this, AND no one told me in the first place that failing three times would result in my not being able to come back. I would NOT recommend this school for anyone. It is just another second-rate online school that sucks up money and misleads people. There have been many terrible rumors about this school as well that I will not disclose here, but if one were to research them, they'd find some pretty nasty stuff. DO NOT attend Argosy.