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I'm a very late bloomer and decided to get my bachelors degree in my mid-40s. I loved the flexibility of working from home when it was convenient. I also think I learned and retained far more in this format because we were required to do so much reading, and so much writing. Rather than cramming for a test, I was immersed in the subjects by reading, and then wrote papers on the subject. Yes, so much reading and writing takes a lot of time, but as a college student--at ANY school--you have to be prepared to commit the time. My instructors were all very responsive and knowledgeable. I have recommended CSU-G to many people.
This is the first time I am doing online course. I chose CSU- global campus because fees here was very low compared to other colleges & secondly there was no need to answer GMAT. Its just 4 weeks have completed in this college & I have started feeling this is my mistake that i opted for this college. It is the worst college, where all you to do is study on your own. There is no help from professors. every week we need o submit critical assignment , portfolio assignment, around 4-6 pages & at the end the grades which you receive are very low. they will deduct your marks for nonsense reasons. they will give more importance to the format of the paper than the content. i don't understand what type of English the professor expects , who will always deduct your marks saying the sentence is poorly framed. You have to study almost everyday & at the end you get so less marks. Worst part is you need to always give reference for each n every sentence you write. That means you cant give your own suggestions, infact when the question itself asks give your suggestions. I feel I am simply paying to this college for just reading the material from the book & internet. There is no involvement from the college or instructors in your studies.
This school has great advisers and supportive with extending financial payment due dates a few weeks. The classes are great, however some material repeat the first few weeks. It is fast pace and I would advise doing one at a time unless you know you'll have time to commit to the reading. Reading the material will help you retain the knowledge and the assignments reinforce many of the core topics. Some of the classes are more challenging than others. Another recommendation is to understand the course topics including for your specialization. If your specialization is the similar to your core classes, you'll face a lot of similar information. It's better to take a specialization that distinguishes your core classes from the specialization. The only thing I would score down is that the assignments sometimes, not typically, do not go deep enough into the subject. But overall, you learn plenty to succeed in finance. I would suggest an option for real estate finance also.
I read a review that said instructors did not give feed back and that the weekly essays are almost 6 pages long. I have been going to this school for almost 3 years and love it! Unfortunately online schooling is not for everyone and it is not easy at all! It is very difficult and needs a lot of time and dedication! I was able to still maintain my A GPA, but it took me doing homework almost every night and 8 hours on Saturdays and Sundays. Yes there is a lot that you have to read and yes essay are due for the first 6 out of 8 weeks, but they start at 3 to 4 pages until you get to 8 weeks which are normally around 8 to 10 pages average. Professor's do respond to your grading you have to go into your work that you submitted and that is where any feedback is located. I loved going to this school! I will graduate 12-3 and will be starting my Master's degree next year.
This is a Master's level program, and some students may criticize the lack of feedback, but I have found the feedback to be excellent. The courses are challenging and expectations high. It's graduate school and it's the students responsibility to self start and learn.
I have 5 classes left to complete my graduate program and I regret it. Is a waste of money and time, I learned nothing, the professors doesn't even give explained feedback of the points taken out of my work. The way is set up is terrible, you ready 5+ chapters and articles a week for just one course, do a discussion that is not related to the reading as well as papers that are 4-6 pages long every week that doesn't even help on learning any subject. You can't just focus on the reading because you have papers every week that they will never be perfect grade because the professor deduct points without any feedback. I just took a class with the school dean and it was the worst. It was super obvious that he doesn't like or know how to instruct. I just regret staying with them for so long. Oh, I also was dropped from 2 courses because of a balance due that I never received notification on and wouldn't expect it since I'm using 9/11 GI Bill.
The classes and instruction at CSU-Global were overall very good. Typical with all learning institutions that I have attended you will find some instructors and classes that are lacking. All in all I was very happy with what I learned and for information technology the hands on approach is the best way to go.
A lot of adults assume that online classes are easy, they are not! Online learning is much harder than in-class learning. I got an Associate Degree in Science (Information technology) at a high quality community college, then enrolled at CSU since i move around a lot. The courses are very challenging and overloaded, writing three responses in interactive forums, weekly papers:4-5 pages a week, and a final project of 11-12 pages. Your professor would provide guidance if you ask, but nothing more. All of my courses (46 credits) i've taken here were all self efforts, reading material provided with the course and doing my own research. I sacrificed a lot when it comes to social life since i also work full-time as an engineer, but it is worth it. If you expect to get an "easy degree", look elsewhere, the curriculum is challenging here in a good way !!
I wish I had thought to read reviews of this school prior to enrolling here. With that said; please be aware that this review is my opinion, and only one of many opinions, so please do your own research, and come to your own conclusions. First off, if you plan on having interaction with your instructors, you will need to look elsewhere. That's not an opinion just a simple fact, one I was unaware of prior to enrolling. I enrolled here mostly because of the lower tuition rate over my previous school; Colorado Technical University - Online. However; the money savings, is becoming questionable. I'm used to a more conventional education experience where you have an instructor/professor give a lecture, or presentation, or live chat, covering the material that will be studied for that week. Here, I have one class that has TWO, (yes 2) live chats scheduled over the ENTIRE 8 WEEKS! and my other class has NONE! I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the idea of paying $350/credit hour to essentially do a bunch of book reports and teach myself. Granted, there is no such thing as a perfect school, CTU certainly had it's drawbacks, (aside from cost), but at least there the instructors held 2 live chats EVERY WEEK, not 2 in 8 weeks! As for the instructors, well I'm still a new student so I haven't been exposed to a large variety of instructors yet, (and it's looking like I never will be, aside from the occasional email). However, when I do email an instructor I've always gotten a response within 24 hours. Financial aid has been good in the fact that they explained everything to me, answered all my questions, and so far haven't given me any headaches. My biggest gripe is the fact that, like I stated above, I feel like I'm spending A LOT of money to be critiqued on book reports! For those who are curious this is the work load for a typical undergraduate course every week: Read Chapters 1, 2, & 14 in (insert book title), plus read these articles from 2 or 3 assorted websites. Then you Critical Thinking Assignment: Your well written paper should meet the following requirements: 3 - 4 pages in length, in addition to the title page and reference page, Formatted according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements, Cite a minimum of two scholarly sources, at least one of which is not provided in, or linked from, the course. The CSU-Global Library is a great place to find scholarly sources! Then you have your Discussion Board post, and project portfolio as well as your mastery exercises to complete. This is each week for EACH CLASS, so if you're like me and taking 2 classes each week, then you double the work I just described. All without instructor interaction, unless you reach out to them via email or phone call. In a nutshell, I don't feel like this is the right school for me, but for others it might be just what they are looking for. The key is to find the school you're comfortable with, can afford, and will provide you with a quality education that's accredited and recognized!
This school has been incredible!!!! My advisor was the best advisor I have ever had. I have been to a couple different in-person colleges prior to this, and CSU Global was by far my favourite. I learnt more from my classes than when I was attending school in-person. All of the interactions I had with any CSU Global staff were positive. I just finished, and I have been getting loads of interviews and furthermore, due to the content I have learned I feel prepared for these interviews and the positions I am applying for. I cannot wait to start my Master's. Choosing CSU Global was the BEST decision I have ever made for myself.