Florida State College at Jacksonville Reviews
Run the other way... This program was much of a let down, hardly any teaching happening, power point after power point, can't ask questions, teacher not available for help, hardly any lab time, pay all these lab fees though nothing to show for it. Spoke to leaders of the college about my concerns to only hear excuses. If you enter this program be ready to teach yourself. Will continue education else where.
This school is not for the faint of heart. If you want to be at a school that works with you and not against you this is indeed not the school for you. Every step you take towards getting out of this hell hole they call a school is like pulling teeth. They do nothing to help you whatsoever... if you don't have a personal computer good luck setting any appointments or even talking to people you need to talk to. If you're not proficient with blackboard or the new "my fscj" good luck receiving any guidance as to how to use these amenities. All in all I hate this place and please for the love of god go anywhere else and run and also thank me for warning you... peace and love
I studied supervision and management at Florida State College of Jacksonville. The accelerated 8 to 12 weeks program was online. What I like most about the programs was that it was conducive to my work schedule and I can study at my own pace. The assignment and lessons were interactive.
I was looking forward to this program as a young person starting out, this program was a nightmare, professors don't have time to teach, power-point after point-point but no teaching, we spent time teaching ourselves. There is much favoritism, you are either in the in-group or not. The financial aid dept. was nightmare, the semester is just about done and my money was never distributed, claiming paperwork was not in place but it was. I am glad to end this nightmare of a year and will seek my RN degree else where.
If you search any site with FSCJ you will see a plethora of negative comments. Its an institution that makes it difficult to believe they sincerely care about the students. There was an article released this year that speaks about the 10% loss of students but its no shock. FSCJ makes the schooling process way difficult breezes other local colleges. Financial aid is the WORST, many students struggle cause they wait weeks into the semester to see any financial aid that is the cost of books, etc. How can a student be successful if they dont have the funds promised to continue education. Its the reason so many are leaving. No one wants to do poorly in a course because the institution has consistently dropped the ball.
I agree with a lot of the comments on here about the arduous process of admission to FSCJ. I took the PERT, and had my transcripts from another college sent in. It took many days for the college to get me setup, then it wouldn't let me register for Summer (it was June 2018). That ended up being my fault, because I enrolled for Fall 2018 when I did my application. I spoke to multiple counselors, until I found one, who really worked with me. She checked into my application, reached back out to me when she said she would and really helped. I hadn't been in college for 17 years, so the entire process was daunting to me. But ultimately told me, "If the system isn't up for you by Thursday, I will manually enroll you myself as your advisor for Summer C." That to me is a great example of issue resolution. While I had a miserable experience at first at FSCJ with enrollment, this one advisor turned it all around for me.
My overall experience with FSCJ has been decent. I've enjoyed majority of my professors and would take them again if needed. The advisors aren't very helpful. The new FSCJ Student Center has the 'academic requirement's' for your major which breaks down each category so you know what you need in order to complete your degree. I went to an advisor for this. Big mistake!! I have a 'W' on my transcript because I was told I needed a class from a category when in fact I didn't. Upon doing my own research I was realized I didn't need that class. When I withdrew from the class I reached out to the professor and explained the situation and requested a drop but was denied. A 'W' doesn't affect your GPA but I didn't get a refund and in my opinion looks bad on your transcript. The library!! What is going on with the staff? This is the loudest library I've ever stepped foot in. My recommendation is to go to the San Pablo library or UNF ( your FSCJ student card works there). I'm actually sitting in the library now and the staff aren't even trying to keep their voices low.
Okay, first and foremost...IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL. I have had a plethora of issues from the first day walking in to register. After three full semesters, I've decided to completely pull from FSCJ and spend my hard earned GI BILL somewhere who deserves it. If you think the military was disorganized...just wait. The ABSOLUTE lack of communication between not only the campuses, but with the staff that literally work side by side. I've spent most time in the South Campus veteran "support" center, and not a single....person knows the answer to my questions. I literally have to threaten to file a complaint with the board of education, to get these incoherent and ignorant people to do the bare minimum of their job description. Very. Very. Disappointed. made it out with at least *4.0 GPA. Cya FSCJ, Don't understand why they are even accredited.
Review for FSCJ...this is the worst school I have ever been to. Ive been assigned to 3 different advisors and none of them will email you back in a timely matter. I emailed my advisor on a Saturday just knowing Monday or Tuesday she would respond back to me. I had to send an email to the advising department to get her to respond. Then she emails me back with an attitude like Im wasting her time. It should not take 7 days to respond just as quickly as she responded after reaching out to her supervisor she could have responded to me period. They have one phone line for ever damn thing which is absurd!!!! I will be trying to find another school after this semester.
The new system is bulls***. It's created such a headache to register for classes even advisors have been locked out at times. Classes have been randomly dropped off blackboard, online access site, and getting to a person to fix it takes time sometimes over a hr wait.