Colorado State University-Global Campus Reviews
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warning!!! This university is fake and worthless. All they really car about money. I do not want to talk about the education quality and what do you really learn through their programs. I want to warn others that when it comes to real life and work force you would be depressed to find that taking similar or equivalent courses at a community college would look better on your resume and more respected. Not to mention it is a lot cheaper and they also have a lot of online courses as well. The school standard is very low and i could not transfer any credit to some other universities when i was looking for a second bachelor or a master program. To be fair, it would probably work if you are in a career and just needed a degree to help advance or promote to a higher level withing the same agency or company. Other than it is just a waste of time and money. Even their master programs do not require gmat or any other test to be qualified unlike any other university cause its business and money is the goal.
At first, like many, I was very skeptical about taking online classes. I had finished my bachelors at a traditional 4yr school so online courses didn't really seem like they would be helpful. Boy was I wrong! CSU-global is organized, professors are attentive, and the learning experience is a lot better than the traditional in a class setting. A week's worth of work: 1 discussion post (must always have scholarly articles for support), two responses to classmates, and typically a 5pg paper. I'm working a full-time job and can manage this-its not that bad. The discussion post force you to interact with your classmates, which is excellent because it enhances the learning experience, and the professor gives you constructive criticism! I honestly love it. Another awesome perk 1. Resume Review- you literally submit your resume a professor reviews it and send you the edits you need to make 2. Internship: You can interchange a class for a course! great opportunity 3. Financial aid is responsive, organized 4. THE PRICE!!! You're not being charged an arm and a leg to further your education. 5. Scholarship opportunity- honestly haven't taken advantage of this but they do have excellent opportunities This is only my 4th class with the school, so I will edit my review as I progress with my education. I wanted to post this review because as I was searching for the right college, I stumbled upon this site, which prevented me from starting a lot sooner. If you see the trend in the bad reviews its really just because of the work, why would you expect it to be easy? If something is just handed to you, is it worth earning? Stay committed, and think what will be the ROI if I go to this school.
While not all of the professors were fantastic, I am glad I chose CSU-Global. In order to complete an online Master's and individual must be dedicated. CSU is very structured with specific due dates. Individuals who consider themselves to be procrastinators should not enroll in CSU because it would be very easy to fall behind and become frustrated. I chose CSU because I did not have to participate in group activities (other than weekly posts) for any of my classes. I work full-time and have a family, so I wanted a program that fit into my schedule. The live sessions were optional rather than required.
Online courses, regardless of the institution, will always require the student to do the heavy lifting - no exception here. You will have to take ownership of your time and effort to receive a quality experience. Every professor that I had, with maybe one exception, was helpful and made thoughtful comments on discussion posts and provided helpful feedback on assignments. You will write papers - tons and tons of papers, which require a deeper understanding of the topics than could be gained from cramming for a test. It's not for everyone, but I can honestly say that the class format and schedule at CSU Global made it infinitely easier to keep track of assignments compared to the online courses I'd taken at another campus. I will say that I found a few dead links for recommended reading in the course materials, which is disappointing, but if you can't take the initiative to search the school's library database for another source...you may not be cut out for online learning.
I have taken both in-class courses and online courses, I would still prefer online due to the fact of convenience and it helps me grow as a person by being able to comprehend information in order to succeed. After reading a couple of the reviews, I have to say that the personnel making the bad remarks are mainly the ones who don't understand the concept of online college. If you can't be self motivated, self discipline and do things that adults do, then stay with your brick and mortar style college. If you can comprehend the course work, you can succeed in any online course. This college worked for me; I am a father, husband, full-time employee and coach youth sports, so a brick and mortar class was not an option. In my opinion, it would have been too much driving and hearing whining young people complain about things that us older people managed to get by without, i.e. cell phone, internet, etc. This school provides you with weekly module materials to review, you take part in a weekly discussion, take a mastery test and complete a critical thinking paper with proper APA format. If you need your hand held to do college work, stay in a classroom setting. I had no issues with professors at CSU-Global, advisors were helpful and you can call them if you really need to take care of an issue.... yes a phone call not just play email tag, like many have stated. Be proactive and go seek what your looking for from the school. Some classes are pretty interesting and can have you grow a grey hair or two but the material is provided to help you research and find the answer. I have had prior leadership training and that is why I chose this degree, you can add specializations if you wish. I added a Criminal Justice Specialization and have learned a lot from taking those courses, I will graduate in less than a month.
No graduation here! What a waste of time and money. Disappointed with classes is an understatement. Part of the problem is the course materials are reused so they are just given to the instructor. The instructor just tells you if your numbers are wrong but not why. If you ask why you get no response. If you want to learn from mistakes on projects you get no response. Do they even know why themselves these instructors ? I doubt it. Thousands of online students and taking in profits at the expense of ordinary working people trying to learn online. What a shame.
I dropped out from individual online classes here. Where to start with how disappointing? Lack of adequate course materials, assignments with no info given in course materials, quizzes that correspond to future weeks reading, quizzes that are just taken off quizlet.com, journal articles assigned for required reading that have nothing to do with the assignments, no help from instructors when asked, no refund when asked, rude customer service. Ive taken many online classes over the years and this ranks as joint worst experience all around.
Just graduated and wish I'd went somewhere else. The learning outcomes are the same at all these bottom-barrel schools so you are best off selecting one that makes you proud to display on your wall. Despite my better judgement I attempted to signup for my masters after graduating. Yet again the staff takes vacation right before a term starts, none of the staff knows whats going on and the ball gets dropped.
I spent multiple month attempting to get enrolled in this "school", and getting very little support from the enrollment counsiler who I had to essentially nag to get contact from or information. After almost a year of jumping through hoops, I was told that I was being denied enrollment as I did not have enough academic history to be eligible, but to try back next year. I was told this AFTER I emailed the enrollment counselor and asked what the update was since she had told me she would let me know by Friday at 3 pm and I emailed her on the following Monday at noon when I hadn't heard anything from her. This is disgraceful! It is incredibly unprofessional to ask a person to jump through numerous hoops and then basically ghost them like a bad tinder date with no regard to a persons time or goals. I would say try to enroll in ANY other school then this, save your money for a school that values it's students and potential students.
I'm reading these reviews and it seems that most here have never taken an online course before. You get material, you are expected to learn it on your own, and you are given opportunities to demonstrate your knowledge. This University was ranked 9th best online degree by US News which is partially why I chose to attend it. The assignments take a lot of time and require you to do serious work. For me, it is difficult to accomplish while holding a 50+ hour a week job. I WISH it was as easy as these other reviews say it is. Perhaps they are okay with getting D's, I'm not sure. This is an adult school for adult students. If you can't learn on your own, and need to be fed like a baby, then find a daycare. I highly recommend this school as I've taken online classes at 3 community colleges before this, and this is by far the most intensive and rigorous of the 4.