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This has been an exceptional experience for me going to Aspen for my degree. It has been many years since I received my Associates and I only wish that I was dedicated to do it earlier. The professors are wonderful, I found the school helpful when questions were asked and very attentive. I had one class out of the 15 that I needed to complete that I felt was a bit hard to work through, which was the Nursing Research class but even that was exceptional. You have got to be dedicated to pursue your degree and give it the time that is required to participate and put thought to the assignments. If you do your art, the University is there to help you succeed. With so many Universities offering degrees now online, I am very thankful that I chose this one. They are a class act!
Aspen University's online degree program was excellent. While the class were challenging, and there were deadlines to meet each week, I really felt that I learned a lot of useful information. Instructors were easy to reach and representatives from admissions and billing were always available during business hours to help with all questions of payment and finance. I did have a rough time at first working through how the website worked and with submission of assignments. As a nurse returning to school after not having been in a classroom for over 2 decades, I did feel a little discouraged at first. But After the first course it got much easier. I finished the bachelor's program with a 3.9 GPA and am starting the master program in public health nursing on January 8th.
Worst college I have ever attended. Poor instruction, unclear guidelines. Some student were ESL; I have no problem with this but it can be difficult responding to their posts, of which you have to do as part of your grade. The tuition is cheap but you get what you pay for. The single most damaging thing I have done to my academic career was attend this university.
I found Aspen University's MBA course to be excellent. WHat many people don't realise that you actually study almost the same subjects, topics and textbooks that the best universities do. There was a lot of work but I learnt a lot. This is a great online university. You have to remember that the degree gets you an interview but you have to perform at the interview to get the job. All the information is there in the courses and the online chats are very helpful. In the end you can't just buy a degree to get a good job, you have to work for it!
Just like most colleges and universities, Aspen is a money hungry business. I transferred many credits in that they refused to acknowledge as anything other than electives. During my duration at this university, I haven't learned much that actually felt relevant to my degree except 2 courses. The set up could be better than what it is. The teacher is not up to date with current books and information. I was surprised that the school was run so poorly. You pay a technology fee while the school offers no resources. The syllabus does not state anything important such as a grading scale.
Aspen Universitys RN to BSN program was excellent and I recommend it highly. The counselors called on a regular basis to check on my progress or to see if I needed anything, and they were accessible when I called. The instructors responded to e-mails usually within 24 hours to answer questions. The classroom website was well organized and was detailed enough to delineate exactly what was expected and when to keep learning progress moving. Im not going to tell you that the class work was easy, because it wasnt, but it was very doable. I had two Associate degrees and a Bachelor of Sciences degree from regionally accredited colleges when I started the Aspen program, and this program was as rigorous if not more so. The proctored exit exam was exactly what the study guide said it would be. I am very happy with the education I received at Aspen. They said that a BSN would enhance opportunities and make one a better nurse, and it has.
This is a great program. The instructors really care about your success and work to ensure that true learning is taking place. The academic advisors reach out to you often to make sure you arent having any problems. I have been able to take the skills I learned in my program and directly apply them to my job.
I enrolled in Aspen University October 5, 2015 and complete my MBA January 2, 2018. Although, there was a lot of reading, research and writing I gain tremendous knowledge in the Business Administration space. I like the format of the classes and curriculum (discussions). Additionally, financially I like the monthly payments and actually graduating with no student loans!!!! I worked full time and completed my studies at my own pace!! As with any college or university You only get out what you put it!! Stay focus and follow your dream!!! Aspen was no hassle for me!!
Their website is terrible. Absolutely confusing to try to navigate. Not organized at all. You are not actually taught anything. You are given assignments parceled out week by week...you have to meet a discussion deadline on Thursday and writing assignment on Sunday. You cannot work ahead as they do not reveal the assignment until Tuesday which makes it particularly hard for working people. So you have to hunt for the reading assignment and then do whatever discussion and writing assignment or whatever they give you by the deadlines. Advisers are no help, only high pressure. You don't get any kind of notifications if there is an issue. You have to constantly wade through their very disorganized site.. They are high pressure sales BS.
This university was a blessing to me. I had not taken a college course in over ten years prior to enrolling at Aspen University. Aspen University did not require I repeat previous classes taken over ten years ago. The payment plan, online format, and no exams was a winning combination. The classes and reading assessments were challenging and I learned a lot. I am glad I finally completed my BA degree in nursing. I highly recommend this university to others. My goal is to enroll in the DNP program in 2019 since I already hold a masters degree in health administration.