Argosy University Online Reviews
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I started at Argosy last February and just finished my AA in Psychology. I was able to double up some of my courses so graduated in just under 18 months. So I've taken other online/distance courses (Phoenix and PennFoster) and so far this school has been the most realistic and best quality of them all. Like any college, some of the courses are harder, some are easier, some of the teachers are more forgiving than others, and sometimes there can be glitches in the grade system you have to keep an eye on. Overall, I do enjoy this college, and I was referred to it by a friend who already had a job in the mental health care field after he got his degree here. I do have to say, there is a lot of writing involved. I don't know if all online schools are based around constant essay writing, but this one is. Very few tests, in fact only 1 in my past 2 yrs.
This school is expensive but it is also rigorous and prepares you well. I had regular contact (monthly) from my financial adviser and academic adviser. I did get a new financial adviser part way through but it wasn't a big deal and they did just as good a job as the first one. I had regular contact with my classmates and professors during classes. There was a lot required and although most classes did not have quizzes (a couple did) they did have discussion posts, responses, and papers that were required and the papers were generally long. A final paper that is around 15-20 was usually required towards the end of the class which really made you think about the class as a whole. I see a lot of negatively; mostly with either communication issues or financial aid which surprises me because those were both great. I got contact even when it wasn't needed and financial aid was standard; through the DOE. I can see where you may have issues if you you've defaulted in the past with DOE but otherwise the whole process was very standard and comparable to every other college I have attended (this is my doctorate so I have attended 3 other schools previously and all were the exact same process financial aid wise).
Hello Everyone, I have had great times attending Argosy University online for my AA degree. I am continuing for my BS degree this September. I am so great full for everything Argosy University has helped with. I was lost and then started school here and I have changed so much. I have so many professional contacts that I needed to move forward with my career and Argosy helped with that in a huge way. Thank you, Kayla
This school financial services is bad. I was told I wouldn't have to pay anything until I either quit school or graduated. I was still attending my classes. Then i receive a letter saying I need to pay or I will have to stop attending their school. They are a joke. Now I owe over 10,000 for attending 6 months. Never again will I send anyone here.
I have been working hard to earn my Bachelor's degree at Argosy. I see so many bad reviews and I do not understand why. Do people find work after they graduate? That's what I want to know. I heard that your degree is useless.. is that true? Or has anyone found a good job after graduating from here?
This school was okay at first but one year later I cannot get any help from anyone ...I email , call, etc and there is never any returns. I have gotten so fed up with this that I quit school. I will never attend Argosy again. Also I would not recommend this school to anyone.
I have read many negative reviews, and I do not believe them. I have obtained my BA, and Masters from this school online, and I have had a GREAT experience. College is suppose to be challenging, and Argosy makes you earn your degree. The people that are complaining seems to me are the people just wants a hand out degree. Yes, I must admit that the classes are a bit pricey, but it's also your choice. I love the school so much that I am starting back for the Doctoral program, so stop hating on Argosy, and get a good EDUCATION.
I was in the process of enrolling into Argosy's Master in Counseling Washington DC program and, after immediate acceptance, decided to do more research about this school with no apparent admission criteria. Got your BA/BS? Congratulations, you've been accepted. Another red flag was inability to review department's faculty and get an idea of who I would be learning from in the next 2 years. Also, the price of "education" was crazy steep. Basically, the only reason I was considering Argosy is because it well aligned with my vocational demands and Master in Counseling program on this particular campus is CACREP accredited, which is pretty much a must for those wanting to seek LPC licensure. So Argosy does have that going for itself, but so do a lot of other non-profit schools at a much cheaper price. Anyways, after thorough research about this school and for-profits in general, I withdrew my application and never looked back. Instead, I am attending a reputable, non-profit, accredited mortar & brick university this fall and don't have to worry if my future employees will question the validity of my degree. I would really encourage everyone to THOROUGHLY RESEARCH FOR-PROFIT SCHOOLS before proceeding. Even with accreditation, I don't think it's worth it. Personally, I really don't want to financially support this awful business that's robbed so many people of their money with nothing to show for it. Either way, best of luck to all. And remember, just do your research and educate yourself.
Don't waste your time or money here . I just graduated in April, and this school is a joke. The staff is unreachable all the time. It is impossible to reach anyone or get any straight answers from anyone ever. My financial aid advisor never returned my calls and I ended up screwed bc my aid was revoked and I had to reapply half way through because I was never notified. Furthermore, as much as I want to be proud of my degree I feel like it was not challenging. Not even a little bit. And speaking of degrees, no one seems to be able to tell me where mine is and when it will be coming in and it has been 11 weeks since I "graduated". Do yourself a favor and go somewhere else.
I do agree with most that Argosy is very expensive. I wish I had researched other more economical options. This is where my unhappiness ends. I started Argosy in 2008. In late 2009 I married and my husband and I relocated. School was put aside for a while. When I decided to return to school I was able to resume my degree but because of a lack luster undergraduate GPA (I had a good GPA for the 1/2 of the degree I had already completed) I had to take an academic writing course. I was a bit put out by this lengthy course which doubled my work, but in the end found it to be very helpful. I had one of my favorite professors in this course. I got a call once a month from my AA and FA. This was a bit much and I assume a computer generated their call lists to check up on my status and see if I had any questions. So, those that have written about no contact I think Argosy heard you and are making changes. I admit that when I left Argosy the first time I did get a lot of calls, At one time I asked not to be contacted by phone at all because they were wanting me to restart my journey. But, they are required by law not to call if you ask them not to and when I did they honored that even noting that I now wanted calls when I contacted them to complete this degree. My academic advisor has been great. I think Jennifer is my third or fourth since beginning school but by far the best. She has been helpful, prompt, encouraging, and even soothing when the work load got to be too much with my own personal dynamics and life. My financial aid guy has called regularly. He is always nice, but other than telling me that he got my loan money and discussing my progress in the course I have had no need to reach out to him. I am still waiting for him to call and tell me I won a scholarship (HINT). For those of you who have problems with your professors I admit that I had one or two that were strange or even inappropriate in their comments at times. I shared this concern in the course survey and hopefully this was pointed out to them. Overall I have had GREAT teachers. They were usually prompt in responding and very helpful. They encouraged critical thinking and discussion. I admit that I was a bit leery of not being face to face with classmates and professor but found that I was able to censor myself and my writing before submitting. I have had some GREAT classmates. I am not good with names, but recognize a few of the same people in some of my classes. Online learning is not for everyone. I do not think it should be used as the primary school for undergraduate degrees. I think that you need some self discipline, motivation, and encouragement to stay on task with the demands of these courses. If you are the type that flies by the seat of your pants a 5 week program is not for you. As for those who are upset about losing money if you drop a course this happens in all upper level education situations. This is not unique to Argosy and should not be held against them. Again, Argosy has been a great option for me in pursing a master's degree. I would not recommend this type of learning to everyone.