Colorado State University-Global Campus Reviews
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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.
Terrible. You pretty much study on your own with no help. Here is a sample of a weeks lessons. Click on this link by some other author and watch his 6 hour video. Click on these 3 other links by other random authors and read and then write an essay. I know how to write. Recently I rushed to write an essay. It was of very poor quality, citations incorrect, grammar, did not meet content requirement, I even had a duplicate sentence. I got an A on the essay and nothing was mentioned of all the errors. I don't think the professor even reads. I learnt nothing. Terrible school. This is side job for the professors.
Listen you can learn a lot from the program. Dont let the reviews on here fool you. However, what you learn is only up to you. All the content is there, but you arent actually taught anything by an instructor. They facilitate the course and grade for work. Thats it. You have to put in the work to actually retain and apply what you learn. I just finished my BS in Information Technology with a 3.75, and it was the easiest course load Ive ever taken. Most of the teachers dont even read the papers; I literally copied and pasted the same three paragraphs one time to make a 10 page paper and received a 95% (I forgot to cite). Its sad to admit but I wanted to see for myself if the instructor paid attention. Obviously they did not. This was true for almost every class I took. Sometimes Id completely bs a paper and get a 90-95%. The paper didnt even make sense. Long story short...you will take from this school what you want. Dont expect anything from the professors. I was told once that if I had questions that Id have to google them to help with a database issue for a program we were required to install on our computers. Enough said.