Florida State College at Jacksonville Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (19)
I think the classes are good at FSCJ but they are way overprices. I have moved a lot over the past few years and attended many colleges but this one is by far the most expensive. If I had the ability to attend a different community college I would. Normally people go to community college first because they want to save money and it is less expensive. This is not the case with FSCJ. I paid for two 3 credit hour classes that were $700.65 without tax. To me this is just absolutely ridiculous. No community college should be as expensive as a university. Also, I spoke with an advisor and they told me to take the wrong classes. Now I am set back an extra semester. Most of the people on the administrative staff give you different answers to the same questions. After leaving a meeting with an advisor some of the information I was told did not sit well with me. So I called to ask if the information I was given was correct and was informed it was not. I was also told I was not eligible to receive financial aid which was also inaccurate. When I call the school I am almost alway on hold for at least 35 minutes. It is very agitating to be mislead and ill-informed. I took summer classes to get ahead and now I am behind because I was told to take the wrong classes. I really do feel like the office administration needs to work on being on the same page and having accurate information. Although I am fed up with administrate I can say once enrolled I do like my classes and most of my teachers so far.
Honestly this school looks good on the outside due to its low cost to attend. The problem, is getting into school as the counselors do not care and barely do their job while giving you a run around regardless how early you start looking into a semester. To obtain my degree I was consistently told to do one thing and then do another. The branch at the Navy base could care less of what I was trying to do and were there to get a paycheck. I received my A.S. and took the first opportunity to find a new school to continue my schooling with fewer headaches. Majority of instructors were great but if another community college (St. Johns River State College) offers the same classes, if would run to them and then finish whatever there is left with FSCJ.