Colorado Christian University Reviews
I am in my first semester at CCU. So very not impressed. First I get a registration person who is not very good at answering questions in a timely manner if at all. Issues with financial aid as well as the book store. Now going into fourth week of classes find out they didn't take half my transfer credits after being told they are very generous about that. My student advisor has not returned my email from a week ago or bothered to return my phone call. She is supposed to send a welcome email to new students this week its Thursday Havnt seen that yet. Do your selves a favor don't enroll here feels like No one cares or takes their job seriously.
I want to be honest in saying that a degree at Colorado Christian University comes with significantly more work than a general university, due to the demands of 180 "ministry hours" (volunteer work) before you graduate, and 180 verified chapel attendance points. It becomes very difficult to work, volunteer, attend chapel, and be a full-time student; especially if you have little to no familial financial support. But, I also want to say that I felt 100% prepared in the job force, and I secured a full-time position in my field with a non-profit organization's residential treatment center before I even graduated. I not once felt like I was under-prepared and if i had questions, I had amazing psychology professors that were willing to meet and pour their education, experience, and insight into me to help me better. My advice is know when to ask for help, and know when you are taking on too much; because it sets very high expectations. It's do-able, it's worth it, but it is very hard.
I attended CCU and received my Bachelor's Degree. I am now at the same school and pursuing my Master's Degree. Going to CCU is easily one of the best decisions I have ever made. I attended, and continue to, online. You do need to be self-motivated to be an online student. If you follow through with the assignments you will be fine. I graduated Summa Cum Laude because of this. Every professor that I had did everything they could to provide the best experience. I have no bad experiences with any professor. The classes take place at a quick pace so you have to keep up with readings and assignments. I did notice that a lot of people have complained about receiving a financial aid refund. If you are on probation it will take 6 weeks to receive a refund. This happens when you first begin the school, or if you are on academic probation. However, if you are not on probation you will receive any refund in four weeks.
My son waa heartbroken after being accepted and rinning into problems due to lack of support and a FA thst doesnt provide the correct information.He has been accepted at a local.community college.I dont recommend online learning due to negative experiences
This school was a great experience and a good education. I would choose it again. The professors are all incredibly helpful and knowledgeable, the class sizes are small. It's a good environment to actually learn what you're studying. They've done nothing but improve in the past few years.
Hello Everybody, I love CCU and some of the professors, I have only had one terrible professor in my A&P 2 course. In 2016 it was 6 weeks until we received any FA that was already on our accounts and this is a huge problem because by the time it posted to my bank account it was 7 weeks at that point after the semester started. This has actually been going on for a while and I do not really understand what is going on. Like someone mention in their review already on here this forces you to use a credit card so you can buy your books and your supplies. We do have to pay our credit card I had to make to minimum due payments while waiting for our FA to come in. You can buy your books from the bookstore at have it taken from your FA but most of us do not they want too much. You should not have to get another loan or have to use a credit card to get by waiting for FA. This is what FA is for, to help you. So here we are in the Spring of 2017 and have yet like other schools to see our FA. I know other schools have already distributed to their students. I was applying for the nursing program but after talking to my financial advisor on base I decided to go somewhere else for my nursing education. They only run one cohort a year which is a problem, and with the FA mess I cannot risk it, and I cannot come up with thousands on my own to buy the required text books and supplies if I do not have my FA in time. The university I am currently transferring too will not accept the TEAS exam so I had to pay $120 for my new schools entrance exam. A few things I was told dishonestly about when coming to CCU two years ago: They only have 1 cohort us Denver students compete with the GJ students for spots. I am a 4.0 student and did well on the TEAS so I wasn't worried but at the open house there was some questionable things. I mangled and talked with other students who were afraid of the cost and the mess with FA. I feel the same way and decided not to apply and after spring semester just leave the school. I have other courses starting on Monday and have no way to buy my books for these courses it is almost Feb 1st and we still have not received our FA. My credit card is full from buying the books for the courses I have going on right now when the semester started. So this is my reason for leaving CCU. My best friend at Pikes Peak already got her FA and some students at UCCS. I cannot have a college put me in financial ruin. I need to pay my credit card off, and get my new text books but I am still waiting. Concerning professors some are understanding and will not mark you late for being late because you didn't have books. But some don't care and will mark you off on your assignments, apparently it is the students fault we have yet to receive FA and cant buy books. And I absolutely refuse to pay the bookstore prices. I use E books and I already checked into the book store and they do not have the E books for my courses. Love the school and love the biblical viewpoint but FA as other mentioned is a mess. I am heartbroken I did not apply for the nursing program and am transferring. But I have to do what's best for myself and my family.
I have a few complaints, one being this nursing Cohort is not up to par with other schools. They only run one cohort a year! And here is where you also get screwed, students in the nursing program who did not pass a semester take up slots so they can repeat a semester. Which leaves less available slots for people fresh coming into the program. I have finished all of my prerequisites at CCU of course. And attended the informational meeting and decided I need to transfer. I am now in a nursing program at another college. They need to have at least 2 cohorts running. The college I attend now has 2 and will add 3 if they have enough students. So I am unclear what the deal is at CCU. Some of the professors are awesome at this college but you will have some when doing prerequisites who have no business teaching any biology course. I have had one professor where us students couldnt even ask any questions too or go to for help because she had no clue what we were even studying. So she would give you the run around and never answer anything. They also are behind and still run the ATI TEAS I believe they are on the 6th version now. When I went to take mine a girl in the room said she never even studied and we are all supposed to have different test. Well there was a computer between me and the girl next to me and she cheated off the girl in front of her, she could see her computer screen during the Teas and here she passes with a 72, go figure! This isnt CCUs fault but ATIs because ATI was supposed to give each student a different test and apparently they do not, I watched this with my own two eyes. My other complain the FA is supposed to post to your account 4 weeks after the semester start date. Well some of us have had courses starting one week out from the actual semester date, which leaves us having to wait an additional week for our FA so a total of 5 weeks sometimes 6 depending on when your bank post funds into your account. When the other schools give it to you right after the semester starts and when drop date is taking place. For instance today is January 31st 2017 and at my college we already received our FA on the 19th. My friends still at CCU have yet to see dime. And she has 2 courses starting next week and doesnt have the money for books for those courses yet because of course has yet to see her FA. Some might think this isnt a big deal but it actually is some student refuse to pay college book store prices and many use E books which you cannot get at CCU bookstore. So they need their FA to get these books. My cousin told me when she started her spring semester for 2017 at CCU she thought she was going to get her FA but turns out she has to wait 4 weeks after the semester starts. So last minute she rented her books from Amazon and they came in right before assignments were due for the course and the professor was not understanding and marked my cousin late on her assignments. You might say this is the students fault? But its not who could blame her for not wanting to pay the bookstore prices. Thats the entire point of FA to help you pay your tuition and your books. What good is it when you dont have your FA money in enough time to help you pay for your books. Its almost as if when I was a student here I felt some of us students were being forced to have to buy from the bookstore because they will deduct those charges from FA, if you didnt have the money up front to order 3rd party. Which most college students dont, because we are full time students with part time jobs and some with children of their own. This is why I transferred as a nursing student I need my FA at least a few weeks after the semester starts. I do not have the extra funds to constantly be waiting for FA to able to buy 3rd party and to wait weeks and weeks to get my FA, and I got tired of being forced into their book store prices. Its almost like you need a loan to go to school here to get you buy until your FA comes in every semester. Get your FA and pay the loan off and start again doing the something the next semester. Who wants to do that? Not me! CCU is a good school and I loved many of the good people there. But this is my honest opinion and from my experience and not a biased opinion. It really sucks they lose good students because of these reasons. I almost forgot to mention they have these things called course evaluations where you rate the professor and the course this is done around week 4 of each course week 8 or so in the longer courses. In my A&P2 course most of us students gave our professor a bad review. Supposedly they cannot see this until the course is done with. Which she did see so that isnt true, because she was making snarky remarks about bad reviews she had been given and was downright rude about. Not only did we have to deal with her being a terrible teacher but had to listen to her mouth off the last few weeks of the course. The plus side if there is even one she did not know who gave her the bad review as far as name goes, but she knew she had them nevertheless. Also be far warned Grand Junction is also competing for nursing spots over there in Denver so you could have 100-300 students applying for I dont know 40 or so available spots. Seriously? We pay for a good education, my new school made me take an entrance exam which I passed with flying colors they dont even recognize the TEAS, the TEAS test is a thing of the past for most colleges so they are behind on that. And I was annoyed by this because I had to pay for a different exam at 3 other schools because none of them accept the TEAS. Only like 2 schools I know of actually take the TEAS exam here. So that was a totally waste of money on the TEAS! Anyway, if financial aid isnt an issue for you at this school, and you dont mind taking your biology courses online which would be so much better in seat this is the school for you. If you are a serious nursing student I suggest you seriously explore other options as well. Do not limit yourself to only one college. I have read reviews on here for different schools in the Denver area and their reviews can be challenged and this isnt right. Us student from our school should be able to give our reviews without being harassed and told we are wrong by people employed by the colleges. If I see that, I wont even consider their college students should have freedom of speech. I apologies for any typos as this was written text to talk!
I really enjoy CCU but the only complaint I do have is the fall semester of 2016 Financial Aid is a mess. If you add up the time frame we will be going into week six next week, I have yet to receive my refund. Funds have already went out but nothing, I have contacted FA and still have not heard back from them. We had one week off and apparently they did not count this into week 4 when FA was supposed to go out. I have talked with other students who have this same issue. If this is how it is going to be every semester I need to switch school. University of Colorado Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak community college have already funded their students. So I have no idea what the deal is at CCU. But I put school funds on my credit card, and I need to pay the card off. But this is a bit hard when next week is actually week 6 of the semester and you have yet to see one dime!
Colorado Christian University was an excellent choice for me! The school's values and the way they integrated those values within the program was exactly what I was looking for and could not be found at a public university. The accelerated format of completing a class every five weeks gave great momentum and sense of accomplishment. While the school offers to evaluate life experience for credit, I opted not to utilize it. They accepted ALL of my prior academic credits, which enabled me to complete degree faster. All of the advisors, admissions, financial aid and academic did their best to help me accomplish my goals. I highly recommend Colorado Christian University.
Great community of believers. Amazing location. Great academics with a faith based education. Small class sizes so lots of one on one time with the professors.