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I have recently graduated with a bachelor's from CSU Global. Overall, it was a good learning experience that prepared me for a promotion at work. Taking classes here is not for those who cannot manage their time. You have to put in the work, every day. I have fallen behind a couple times, and it can be difficult to catch up. The professors are for the most part helpful, though I have had a couple who seem to be running on autopilot. Grading can vary, some are strict while others are not, similar to ordinary schools. It is all self taught, you have to put the effort in to learn, and do the research. The material is not going to be forced down your throat. A discussion board post is due each week with 2 replies to others posts. A 2-3, sometimes 3-4 page paper is due most weeks, with a 8-10 page portfolio project due by week 8.
I left before I graduated. The instructors are so poorly attentive. The level of instruction is not at a college level. They mark down papers and have to return the points they marked off due to their negligence. I do not recommend this college. It is not a scholarly environment.
I enjoyed this school. I had trouble with my adviser at the beginning, but that was rectified and have been satisfied since. The work can be intense, but it is only 8 weeks so that makes sense. I loved the tutoring site. It was a real asset for the essay reviews and math. I think it can be like many professors in brick and mortar schools, some give really good feedback and others it can be a struggle. You should be prepared to learn a lot on your own, and do a lot research because that is part of the online experience.
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.