Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide Reviews
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I was enrolled in the online Engineering degree program through Worldwide. As others have written in their reviews, the classes are short and leave little room to withdraw and requesting an incomplete is near impossible even though it is allowed. The instructors are merely facilitators who, just like most students, only complete the minimum requirements. I complained about course material in the ENGR 101 course and the instructor replied with the course material is not his. Not once did any instructor actually try to teach anything. the school is just as military friendly as any other online school, perhaps even less. All actions are controlled by the instructor, who again only performs minimally. I am very disappointed as many of my co-workers in the space industry have degrees from ERAU. The only difference is they went to the actual school. I know two others taking online classes through Worldwide that are also having the same issues. ERAU needs to improve the quality of the online courseware and they need to hire actual teachers for the courses, not these facilitators. I thought this school would be much better given the high rating, but I wrong. Do yourself a favor and look at other programs.
Academic advisors are good, but instructor(s) are mediocre at best. No consistency in requirements, no one knows what's going on, and nothing really gets fixed. For example, the McGraw Hill (Connect) program that interfaces with Canvas is riddled with bugs (in my experience) and assignments that were completed in Connect and graded will mysteriously disappear. You have to call tech support at McGraw Hill to try to get it resolved, because the instructor who is supposed to help will not return emails. Then when you get in touch with someone from McGraw Hill it's someone in India that you can barely hear, because the call is obviously long distance and cuts out mid way through a sentence then you have to repeat again. And even after all that you're forced to retake the assignments again, because tech support can't find any trace of you completing the assignment. Yes I do have the answers from the assignments I completed, but how do I know I won't have to do this same crap all over again? This is totally ridiculous and at this time I do not plan to go back to ERAU for their online MBA program after my current class. Unfortunately I will have to retake some of the classes I took (2 classes), because they are not accepted at AACSB schools like UF or Penn State. But it'll be worth it as long as I don't have go through this insanity again. Another issue is the instructor(s) inability to respond until a week later when they are supposed to respond in 48 hrs to questions. Completing a degree like this does not take just time from me, but from my family as well. Also this kind of experience is not acceptable these days when people are being put in massive debt with obtaining a college degree and not seeing a return on their investment. Even for degrees that do matter (e.g. STEM). If they're okay with this kind of performance and fine with a few people leaving the program that's fine, because they're not getting my money. Out of 10 stars: Financial Aid Process 9 stars Academic Advisor 9 Stars Instructors 3 Stars Academic Material 6 Stars Technology 4 Stars
This program is for folks just wanting a degree. The courses are very easy but to try to get credit through work experience (30 Years) its a joke. I could teach these classes and they simply want my money. NO chance of waivers. They give every excuse in the book as to why the class is better than work experience. I DO NOT recommend anyone to attend this degree mill if you are serious about aviation. The online discussion boards are full of nothing to learn from. I went in hoping to get something out of this program and consider it a waste of time. Hope this helps some of you on the fence.
Masters programs at ERAU worldwide are run of the degree mill. You have only a few days to drop any class once enrolled, which is not enough time to gauge the class and the instructor; and if you have and prove a life event, expect the advisors prioritize profits over your wellbeing (you will absolutely not get your money back, under any circumstance). The higher level classes are enjoyable but teach you nothing you wouldn't learn in industry; insofar as a masters piece of paper makes you look good, that's all you'll get. The low level classes are overcrowded, and participation is part of the grade (read and comment on the word walls of over-enthusiastic recent grads trying to prove themselves with no breathing white space). Your money, your company's money, or military money would be much better invested elsewhere.
The program was very accommodating to people that still have to work, but still want to pursue a degree. The best part about the school is that you can acquire a degree of your choice in a shortened time period. I would recommend this school to other people. The classes were also challenging and I was able to apply what I had learned to my current job.
As a result of my studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautic University (ERAU), I invented an Aviation Safety System and definitely prepared me for my future career. Many other universities offer only a piece of paper on graduation and not the skills needed to enter the job market.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide (ERAU-WW) campus is an excellent place to get an education in related to the aeronautical industry. The provide classes that are both in classroom or online. This provides student the flexibility to choose courses that meet their needs. The worldwide campus is designed for non traditional students or students that are working full time with many of the in class courses beginning in the evening. The university as a whole is really supportive of the military and is understanding when duty calls the student away unexpectedly. My favorite quality of the educational opportunity at ERAU-WW is their rolling (and accelerated) semesters. Each semester is designed to last for 9-11 weeks. In class options have 5 semesters throughout the year with several classes offered during each. The online classes have a rolling semester option in the same time limit but new courses begin 10 out of the 12 months every year. This gives students an opportunity to take classes when they can either afford to or when their schedule permits. Finally, the instruction provided at ERAU is professional and taught by knowledgeable professionals from within the fields that they teach.
Embry-Riddle offered challenging and enriching course curriculum that stimulated my mind, and kept me very busy during each class. However, the flexibility that online classes afforded me was the ability to spend more time with my family while I was able to self-pace many of my classes. As an air traffic controller in the military, I was able to apply my knowledge of aeronautics to my job, and also learn an incredible amount about the legal, social, and environmental influences on the aviation industry. The diversity of the classes also presented amazing opportunities to experience working with and interacting with my peers and instructors from all around the world. I would recommend ERAU to anyone who is pursuing an aviation related degree because the level of service and expertise I received from ALL agencies in the school (instructors, counselors, advisors, financial aid, etc.) was professional, respectful, and dignified. I am proud to be an alumni of ERAU and look forward to pursuing even higher education with this incredible institution.
Military friendly school. Professional experienced in aeronautics staff. Very understanding during deployments and TDYs. Quality of education is comparable with other colleges, it is regionally accredited and offers Bachelor's Degrees with affordable tuition. They also lower tuition to match DoD TA for Military Members.
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University was a great school and aviation program to augment a career in military aviation. By far it was the best decision one could make to be a stepping stone for success as far as professional development and promotions. ERAU is very familiar and well aligned with the military and its education policies and tuition assistance. It made pursuit of a bachelors degree seamless and totally relevant to my 24 year career. Granted any college level course work is challenging but the important thing is to enjoy the field of study and Embry-Riddle certainly made it fun and worth while.