Argosy University Reviews - Bachelor's in Psychology
Review of Psychology Bachelors Degrees
I attended Argosy University for 2 years working towards a bachelor's in psychology. Things went decently for a while, but there were a couple of facilitators who were obnoxious. One wanted a 10 page paper in week 2 of the class that was only worth 200 points. I refused to do it as I worked full time and couldn't meet this demand. I still passed the class with a C. Then came my first statistics class 2 years after enrolling. The "professor" said he had his PHD, but anytime I tried to contact him, a woman talked to me in his place. During week 2 of the course, all students were doing the work correctly in the forum posts. However, the professor told everyone that we were inverting fractions and that it wasn't right. In all actuality, the professor was the one inverting the fractions and this caused students to make corrections of their work, which was right the first time, to how he wanted it. Example 6/2=3. Professor was telling the entire class that 2/6=3. I was the only one who said no this is not right and that he was misleading the class. He finally agreed with me that He was wrong and his excuse was that he was thinking of odds; which made no sense at all. I filed a complaint, unenrolled, and was told that I could not get my official transcripts for the 66 credits that I had completed through them to transfer to another university unless I paid them $235.50. Not once was I notified that I owed them money until I tried to get my transcripts two years later. I was never sent a bill nor a statement. I received an unofficial email stating I owed this amount because I withdrew and my financial aide didn't cover it. I asked them to waive it due to them having an incompetent professor in the classroom. They said no. I said this feels like extortion. They told me to get a lawyer then. $20,000+ of debt later and I cannot transfer these credits without transcripts. I've tried multiple times to contact finance and the registrar, but they refuse to contact me back in regards to this issue. Either I pay the money or I kiss my academics goodbye. Stay away from this university. They don't give a c*** about your education. I will continue to request my transcripts that I earned, however each time my request is denied. Get a lawyer they say... This university is negligent on so many fronts in regards to my case. Stay away. You'll only be left with a sour taste in your mouth.
I had my share of ups and downs with this school. Just like any organization there are positives and negatives. In regards to teachers- I have learned allot. I feel they are very qualified and fair. You have to apply yourself to see results. I keep seeing complaints about financial aid. Well I wanted to go to the school and tear it down brick by brick over my issues with my financial aid advisor. Then I got with L. the head of Atlanta's financial aid office and I have not had one problem since. In fact she has gone above and beyond what I need and keeps me in the "know". I already have next year financially mapped out because of her dedication and consistency. HW. my admission counselor calls and checks in on me often and because of him I have successful graduated. If I ask him for anything, that same day by the latest next day, he will have what I need. Lastly my academic advisor S. also ensures I'm good with my scheduled classes my work life balance etc. I guess it depends on what campus you attend and more importantly who you seek to know. I was blessed with my dynamic trio H., S., and L. and they make sure everything I need, I have. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone who is working, have a family, and in pursuit of a degree. Its pricy that would be my only complaint but so is a Range Rover or a Porsche. You pay for what you get and I got a degree I can use and education I wont loose.
They lie and lie and lie then dont call you back then lie some more. They are awful at getting back to you they never have answers and they are poorly run. Even when i was a student worker there they were awful inside and out. I regret choosing to go to this school. They lied about scholarships and aid. They owe me money but wont pay.
For those that wish to pursue a degree, I highly recommend Argosy University. The University offers both classroom and online classes. They have done a great job in helping their new and upcoming students to enroll and get them started on their FASA applications with filling them out. The most important thing is that Argosy keeps the campus extremely safe for all students.
Argosy University provided me with a great educational experience. The instruction was excellent and the teachers very easy to contact and communicate with both inside and outside of the classroom. Argosy's class schedule was flexible so that I was able my job during the day and pursue classes at night. Overall, I would rate my experience as very positive and as a great stepping stone towards my graduate degree that I am currently pursuing in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Argosy University is a fast track school which means that you can receive your degree in less time than if you go to a traditional school. They offer night classes which works best for working adults, and as a single mother that works full time, I cannot afford to go to traditional schools and expect to complete my course study in the time that I did at Argosy, much less provide for my family while doing it. It conveniently offers both online and on campus, or blended classes to fit student's work schedules and learning preferences. And the course works are rigorous and they even have professors with outstanding Curriculum Vitae so you know you're not in a "diploma mill" which is the typical view of most for profit Universities.
Argosy University was a wonderful place to study Psychology. Unfortunately, it was not broadcasted that in order to find a promising career a higher education degree needed to be obtained. The courses that they offered taught me everything I needed to know about theory and practice. They encouraged students to think outside of the box and discuss ideas with others. What was lacking was the amount of professional development and career oriented goals and learning. I feel that I was not given the proper tools to network myself properly. They did not offer very much assistance in career placement. While the instructors were very knowledgable, I believe that I did not utilize them to the full potential. I would suggest having a concrete idea of a field that you want to go into and network like crazy. Make sure to become part of different organizations to make yourself more marketable after graduation. It is a great idea to seek out help when you are looking for a promising career.
The bachelors degree completion program in Psychology at Argosy University, Twin Cities was an excellent program. As a woman who was working full time, this program offered night and online classes that helped me to balance my work/school life. The small class sizes offered opportunity for more hands on, practical learning.
When I returned back home to the Tampa Bay area, I researched colleges and universities from all over Florida. I love my field of addictions and was looking to further my education primarily for increase in pay. The problem was, no one offered what I wanted. I have been in the field of addictions for many years and knew what I needed to further my career. I choose Argosy after meeting with Dr. McGrath (she is no longer there). Since I have been in my field for many years, I appreciated the educational and professional experiences of my professors. Everyone demonstrated respect for my experiences. I truly enjoyed and looked forward to my classes. I was happy to graduate and yet sad. Today, I find myself researching colleges and again, for the same reason as stated previously; increase in pay and to retain my employment. So many funders require counselors to have specific credentials. The funders do not take into consideration the cost of schooling and employers not reciprocate as evident by the paycheck. It is not the school's fault if a graduate does not receive pay compensated for education or experience. The only thing negative I can say about Argosy is . . .graduation. When I graduated with by hard earned BA, I was proud and excited. Those joyous feeling were quickly squashed at a pre-graduation ceremonial get together and at graduation. I was so shocked by the way Master Program Professors treated undergrads that I almost did not attend graduation. I have met snobbery in my life, this beat all. Graduation ceremony was a joke. The female announcer mangled, mispronounce and mumbled her way through name of undergrads. However her voice became clear and distinct when she announce grad degree names. It is because of the treatment I and other undergrads received at the pre-ceremonial get together and at graduation that I have hesitated to attend Argosy. I have expressed my disappointment to the proper Argosy personnel in the behavior of the few professors who snubbed the undergrads. The other reason I hesitate to go back to school is financially. I can't afford it and yet I need too to retain my job that I love. I will attend Argosy for my graduate degree due to my love of learning, the positive experiences and I want to secure my employment and see my pay check reflect my education- as minimal as my employ will see fit.
The Professor's I've had are interesting and dynamic speakers. The information & discussions in class are very interactive involving all students participation.