Bryant & Stratton College Online Reviews
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Started out in the Medical Coding and Reimbursement program doing ICD-10 what I realized is that once I get out of college there my degree is useless as ICD-10 won't be implemtmented then. So after I complained they put us in ICD-9 (what gave us the book for free? Yeah right we had to return the ICD-10 book, which we paid for!). Great wellthe teaching was awful, the one teacher told me they hand us a box and we put the information up on the site to do! No help whatsoever from the instructors, questions took days to get a response. Then they never explained anything the response was your an adult figure it out. Why am I paying to do it on my own. Needless to say after wasting a ton of money on schooling there I switched due to the lack of communication of anyone and the advisor once they had your money could of cared less about you.
At first I was a very suspicious about enrolling, I read a lot of reviews, some were OK others enlighten future or current students about their horrible experiences with the college. I have had some wonderful instructors, all who were professionals in their field. Ranging from a Master Degree in Political Science to a Juris Degree. I will admit the timing for some of the projects were strict. I truly believe with any college if one applies themselves and set realistic goals you can not fail. It where times when I was ready to throw in the towel, I felt overburden and exhausted, frustrated, you name it, at that moment I was feeling it. I AM on a path of enlightenment, letting the brightest light lead the way to knowledge.
I went back to school after becoming disabled from nursing. The classes are not easy but if you just accept the fact it is at least 40 hours if work a week. My GPA is very high and I had 3 proffesors email me letters if recommend action for jobs without asking. Bad part us expensive some liberal arts classes ate simply way to much work for the class and level.Just saying Macro was way way mote then I ever had in a law class
I am a recent graduate of Bryant and Stratton Online. As many have said, this school does not spoon feed you information. Each week there is a discussion that is to be posted by a certain day. You are expected to discuss with at least 3 other students anywhere from 3-4 days each week. At the end of each week, opening on a Friday and must be completed by the end of Saturday, is a reflection of the weekly learning. There is a mid-term and a final in each course. The biggest thing to learn about this school is to pay attention and keep up with your work. If there is a problem contact your instructor because they are always willing to help. The academic advisors are great. If I had any questions they answered them for me or sent me to a person that could give me a better answer. The financial aid department was pretty good. I only had one mishap when I first began school and it was fixed immediately. As for the instructors, they were pretty great. I only had a problem with two instructors during my time. I tried to handle the issue at their level but had to ask for help through my advisor on one. The other instructor I had to contact the dean about and had many emails to document the issues at hand. The dean that I spoke with seemed truly interested in solving the problem. Overall, I feel my degree was a success and I worked very hard to accomplish it. You will get out, what you put in. I am currently deciding whether or not to return for a BA degree.
Please, Please, Please, consider the reviews here before enrolling. I am so unhappy with Bryant & Stratton. The teachers I have had have been so cruel. I have had teacher that talk down to me so bad that they made me cry. The work on the other hand was challenging but very constructive. They make you give weekly feedback which is a total trap because the teachers read what your suggestions are can grade you and treat you based on you opinion. I have had teachers who have more spelling errors in their assignments than I do in my rough drafts. I have completed three semesters at Bryant & Stratton so please carefully consider your options. I have never felt so trapped in my life. I have a bunch of loans now with this school and I am having a lot of trouble finding another school that will take all of my credits. Now my choices are to stay at Bryant & Stratton with, what I would call borderline mentally abusive teacher, or lose some of the credit I have busted my butt to earn and transfer. Not to mention, when I told my adviser I wanted to be withdrawn from classes (before the new semester started), she ignored my request and now I am worried I will get a bill for the "class" I did not attend, that I was under the assumption I withdrew from. The whole experience is a nightmare I want to forget.
Do not make the decision to go to this school, you will regret it. I still have not received my diploma and I graduated in 2009, also there was no employment opportunities offered or found for me which is one of their big selling points. The tuition is outrageous, your way better off going to a community college, at lease there you get what you pay for. I did find a job, eventually, and on my own however I did not make enough money in that field so now I am back in school again to pursue a new career. What a waste of time and money.
School is great, I graduated with a high GPA and the courses were no spoon-fed cakewalk. You will work for it here. But the instructors were good and I never had any problems with my advisors or FA. They were on top of everything each term. They handled books and FA and enrollment was easy. You have to be a person who devotes the time and do not lag behind or you may have a tough time playing catch up. The classes are fast and a lot of material is involved. The instructors are some of the nicest and most understanding but expect you to do the work. I feel that out of the many online colleges I have been through, they have one of the best with the labs and activities each week. Those that say they did not like this college, I can not understand. They just were not able to handle the time constraints. This college made it easy for me by taking care of all the FA and books. It is not overly expensive, it has a reasonable tuition. I also loved Steve Epstein and think he was one of my favorite instructors for the IT Securities realm of things. I learned a lot from his courses. I feel i accomplished a lot at this school and it has been around a long time.
I graduate in 2014. I think this school is great, it is very easy to fall behind because it is fast paced. I would just say be ready to work. The advisors are great, and very helpful. I have had to stay on the financial advisors, because I think if your not careful they will try to get over. But overall it is a good school.
worst place I have EVER been to!!! They literally take all of your money and it doesn't even make sense as to why they take so much!! I wasn't in clinicals but yet they charge you $500 for a clinical fee???!! They professors are terrible and the school in general is so unwilling to help you unless you mommy calls in yelling and screaming! If you're having difficulties due to a learning disability they will NOT help you unless you have a doctor's note saying that you have difficulty. I cannot wait to graduate and get the hell out of this place
I used to have wonderful things to say about this college, but now I hate it with a passion.
I had attended the Amherst campus where I graduated with my Graphic Design degree. Never had any problems that time, so after a year out of school, I decided to go back to get my Interactive Media Design degree. Told me that I'd only have to take like 6 classes, and I'd be done in 3 semesters. Not bad for a 2nd degree, so I re-enrolled into the school.
Worst mistake ever.
Within the year span that I wasn't at the school, they made so many changes, that it became absolutely ridiculous. Adding classes to keep up with the SUNY schools, and using the same assignments for the same 4 classes. The 3 semesters turned into 4 full time semesters, and the added classes were such a waste of time, it was ridiculous.
The instruction this time around was terrible too. They fired one of the instructors which left 2 teachers to juggle a bunch of classes. So I got stuck with an instructor who instead of teaching, just gave us already written code and told us what it did. Added to the fact that he looked like he didn't even want to be there and taught pretty much my entire program, I learned absolutely nothing, and couldn't stand behind my degree if I even wanted to.
My biggest issue though was how the advisers and even the dean were not helpful at all when it came to issues you were having when it came to classes.
My first issue was when my adviser "forgot" about a class that I couldn't take before I took another class. This then screwed everything up and made me drop down to part time, which made me lose most of my financial aid, and then add 1 semester to my time there. Never got a sorry or anything for that. I ended up having to take out more money in loans because my financial aid went down to nothing because I wasn't a full time student anymore.
Second and biggest issue was recently, during my last semester. I started running into babysitting issues and it was becoming hard for me to attend classes because I was an evening student and I would be in class sometimes until 11 at night. I had emailed my adviser asking what I could do and she offered no help what so ever and then started to just ignore my emails and calls. Finally I came out and said that I'd just have to drop out because they weren't offering me any options and were threatening to kick me out because of the new attendance policy they adapted. Ended with me getting a template email saying they dropped me from the college and "wished me good luck in my future endeavors". Never bothered telling me what was going on, or to look into how I could finish the degree or anything.
I had 3 weeks left to go to graduate.
So now I wasted 5 semesters of time and money, wracked up more student loan debt, learned absolutely nothing, and have nothing to show for it. And all they could say was "good luck". They don't care about the students and just care about the money. Do not go here and waste your time.