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I attended CTU and achieved my Bachelors degree. I am now enrolled in there Masters Program for Project Management. I've read reviews about there poor administration but I have had nothing but positive experiences. I actually viewed there administration as a strength. I deal with a man named Brian Johnson who has done a great job with communicating with me. As for the course work, I like how the program is ran with there Intellipath program. The programs are not easy and do take time, but the classes are set up in a simple format and is communicated to the student well that makes it a great learning experience.
This school is s******* people out of money. I filled out over 20 papers for financial aid over the course of 8 month for a "verification" financial aid is horrible here. I was under the impression I was going to be covered after everything now they are telling me I owe 10000 to the school effective immediately or it will report to my credit. Which at this point will affect my ability to get a house. Not only did the allow me to start classes with no financial but they asked for this paperwork and then 10 days later needed something else making in a never ending cycle until the point I missed my deadline and was kick out of school because they needed my spouse's tax information which would have been included in my tax information because we filed together, it even showed our separate incomes made individually. They made this process as difficult as possible didnt take into consideration that I didnt have time to always be on the phone or sending papers which is why I took online classes and had a 3.7 gpa because I work two jobs have a 1 year old 2 step daughters a husband and at the time was taking accelerated classes. This is the worst experience of my life. Ive never had this problem and have attended two other college previously. They want you to do their job for them however I am not a financial aid advisor that was not my job to make sure this all got done and why would you let someone start classes if this was a possibility. Horrible.
I recommend CTU for the RN to BSN program. Pros: Flexible classes, weekly lectures, discussion boards and papers are due on a regular schedule, you feel like you are part of a class, and the student portal is engaging. Cons: They did not accept all of my nursing coursework from University of Texas, Austin and there was definitely a heavier written component than UT. Otherwise, this school is an excellent option for the full time nurse returning to school mid career!
If you get a call from CTU hang up immediately it's the worst experience I've ever had in my life. All they care about is money and it's never ending with the money they want from you they will harass you day and night for money. Check out the reviews the school has there horrible I wish I would have checked out the reviews first.
If you get a call from Colorado Technical University do not answer the phone this is the worst experience I've ever had in my life. If you want to experience CTU online all you have to do is rent Nightmare on Elm Street. They Hound you for money day and night. They call you so many times then you feel like you're being harassed. It's basically an online school scam I would definitely stay away from. You don't really know who is behind the scenes at this place. You don't really know where your money is going to trust me on that. There was one person that I thought was kind and his name was Taylor and that's about it.
By chance, I came across CTU, when it came up in an ad on my browser. I searched and found the Entrepreneurial Concentration for their MBA and thought to go in that direction. My goal is to be better qualified for a management position, with the degree, or help my business knowledge as an entrepreneur, in case I can't get hired, being 55-plus. I may try and apply for Business Education career, though. I have no regrets, as I'm nearing the end of the my enrollment, with a 3.7 average. I've learned a lot and it was not "easy", as assumed with an online college. The one thing I didn't agree with is the, "learn at your own pace", promotion. You've got 5.5 weeks to complete the session and the assignments have deadlines, that you most meet, or you lose points. Some of them are quite involved and you CANNOT get a more than a couple days behind, or it's going to be rough trip, getting back on track. Academic writing is required and I've seen some students try and get away with "copy & paste" submissions to the discussion boards, with simplistic answers. I often wonder what some of their grades are, because you have to answer classmates' submissions, which can be very hard, when it's obvious that they are not keeping up with the assignments, themselves. It's worth it, especially if you're working on a promotion, that requires a degree/advanced degree. The experience will NOT be a degree mill one. I recommend CTU for graduate studies, rather than undergraduate. I went to DeVry and for-profit schools are expensive and burn through your financial aid, too fast.
This school's administration is a joke! The financial aide office constantly was screwing up my financial aide and couldn't seem to figure out what or how to fill out anything and even after telling them exactly how to do it what to file how to fill it out they would screw it up 3 times over, the student success coaches never seemed to help anyone succeed at anything and couldn't be reached when contacted, never returned any contact when reaching out, the career experts and sources office was the worst career/ job website and coaching I have ever seen or tried. They're another never help you can't reach them and no returned contact office. Will make you need maximum student loans with financial aide and still owe out of pocket expenses! Most of the teaching instructors were great and really did seem to care and would do the most to help you learn and succeed. The rest of the faculty and administration there were always screwing up and screwing over and that's only if they could be contacted at all. HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE!!!
Having completed a bachelor's degree with CTU, I continued with a master's program. A bachelor's degree is just not enough these days. The course of instruction was substantial and it took hours of preparation and work to complete assignments. While the course did take a number of hours of my time every week, I also learned a lot and its paid off for me. The degree has been extremely valuable for me, as it has increased my compensation and career advancement opportunities.
As a veteran focused on completing a degree, CTU was very useful in completing that goal. The per credit cost is a bit high, but the value of the degree makes that cost worthwhile. I had good luck with instructors and support staff. I was motivated and did a lot more work than some of my peers. Some of the instructors graded quite easily, while others were more strict. Over the years, the degree has paid for itself and I am glad the program has provided me with the benefits of increased compensation and career advancement opportunities.
What a piece of s*** school. They are more worried about making money than teaching. Heck, they aren't even accredited. Don't waste your time or money. Avoid CTU like the plague. They have even been investigated for improperly handling student finances.