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The coursework for this school is pretty amazing and can be challenging if you are not maintaining your reading and studying obligations. Some professors provide amazing feedback concerning your submissions, others provide minimal feedback or none at all which can be extremely frustrating if you are seeking to gain a better understanding of the subject and what you could have improved. Also, make sure if you are transferring credits from a previous school that they clarify whether or not the transfers are being applied toward your degree program. I was told 28 credits had transferred only to find out they did not apply toward my degree and are "free credits". I still don't have a complete understanding of what exactly that means. My only real gripe is calling financial aid. I've only had to contact them three times via phone, but I always get the same guy (Tony, I believe) when I call. The first call he gave me incorrect information that I thought was going to put an end to my academic career and he expressed zero interest in assisting me. It wasn't until I did the math myself and called back to correct him that I realized he hadn't even bothered to look over my file. He's not been pleasant or helpful in the slightest since. Overall, my experience has been exceptional and I'm looking forward to completion.
I completed my undergraduate degree, via the online program. It was the best decision I could have made. I was throughly supported by my advisor and professors. There was a tutoring option as well. It was way more work that traditional schooling, but I do not regret it. It fit into my schedule at the time. Since I was only a semester away from finishing my degree prior to going back to school...online was perfect for me.
While FIT is not AACSB accredited, I can tell you that this school is not a degree mill. The MBA program is only 36 hrs but it is a tough but enjoyable 36 hrs marathon. There are some courses (ACCT) that will test your resolve with the number of projects/papers/tests all coming due within days of each other (sometimes all due at once). I can
Excellent school. Great staff. Reputable. I attended FIT for my undergrad and finished in 3 years and 4 months. The website is easy to navigate, work is challenging, but they help you in every way possible. My only grievance is that they do not have an online masters program in psych yet.
I did countless research before deciding on what school to attend online. By far Florida Tech stood out the most. They're a private, non-profit university with a great reputation. Its challenging and I am learning. My experience overall has exceeded my expectations. Tuition is expensive but this is a quality school. I would recommend this school to anyone.
Before deciding on this school, I researched like a mad lady looking to see which school would be extremely reputable and recognized once I received my degree. I have not been in school for over twenty years and obtaining my previous school records was quite challenging but the University Alliance staff was not only informative and friendly but was terrific in helping me obtain all the information required and necessary to attend the college. I am on my fourth quarter and the work has been extremely challenging. Like in all colleges, not all the professors are hands on but I have had some fabulous professors that have gone far beyond their call of duty. I'm a little older student and I am not looking for an institution that hands over a diploma. I want to really earn my degree and come out learning. My advisor at University Alliance is extremely friendly and knowledgeable and has guided me in selecting the right courses each quarter. He has not pushed the purchasing of the books and I have opted to purchase them from University Alliance at times. So far, I am really enjoying attending Florida Tech Online and am happy I chose this university for my degree. On another note, many of the university attendees are military students and already established professionals so the classes are extremely enlightening when discussing certain tops on the Board. The students are intelligent and serious about their degree so it makes student interaction intellectually challenging.
I struggle with many of the reviews here as I spent a great deal of time looking at both brick and mortar and online schools. Some of the schools I reviewed before making my selection were the University of Florida (my alma mater- GO GATORS) , Florida State University, University of North Florida, University of Central Florida and Jacksonville University. Each of these schools, with the exception of FSU, are within 90 minutes of driving from my home with JU and UNF being right around the corner, however I made the choice to attend FIT for 2 reasons. FIT is 100% online which means I could listen to lectures on my timeline as I work full-time. This school is no different then UF, which I attended 15 + years ago, they certainly had/have issues however the education was no different. When I attended UF I could watch professors lecture on the TV at my home, buy the video, or attend the classes and I never had the opportunity to speak with many of them directly. FIT is no different, I start classes with 20-30 other students, much smaller than my UF classes with 1000 students in Marketing, and finish with 70% of them, I have had some professors who respond quickly to emails and other who don't at all, some fellow classmates who are active group members and others who are not. The discussion boards tend to be just that discussion boards quick comments by some and verbose comments by others. The other reason I chose to attend FIT was because it is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission which is the same organization that accredits the University of Florida and is permitted to award doctorate degrees just like other state run universities. A similar program at UF, which was not 100% online but required a once a month onsite visit for 27 months cost about $55,000 when I looked the last time versus the $32,000 at FIT. This education is just like any other it is what you make of it, if you are looking to be spoon fed the information and not have to read the book and write a lot of papers using APA format then this school is not for you. The folks from University Alliance are interesting for sure, I have been through 3 different advisers so far and I expect to have another one before I finish in August this year, it is March now. They are part of the reason I believe the cost is almost twice the amount of UNF per course, however they are a private college and they tend to run a little more plus it is 100% online so there is something to be said for that. It is still cheaper then UF and I don't have drive there, spend the night in a hotel, and drive back! These are just my thoughts, somewhat stream of consciousness, no matter what you decide FIT, UF, Timbucktoo you will only get out what you put into it! Good luck!
This is an excellent school. My advisor was extremely helpful and the courses were challenging. There were no online books, which I prefer because I like something tangible in my hand. I would definitely recommend this school if you are looking for a tech degree
I am currently attending this school online. I am not sure what the fuss is about but I am currently enjoying my self. The work is not easy but I won't say it will blow you away either. Over all I enjoy the school and so far feel I have learned something which to me is what counts.
I started attending Florida Tech about a year ago. I was assigned a student advisor who would never answer any messages i left only email and would call when it suited him, which was fine until i needed help with my Discrete Mathematics. I had completed Algebra and college algebra and went straight into Discrete Mathematics. One I am not studying Computer science, and two Discrete Mathematics is way above calculus (which they do not even offer) I had some great professors in Physics, and Global Business, (I made A's and B's) other than that the professors who claim to have a masters or above are not helpful at all. I have spent hours trying to comprehend Discrete mathematics with no improvement contacted my professor who stated they cannot help me....hmmm.....well WHY AM I PAYING for someone not to help me??? So I have withdrawn from the university and I intend to find a university that will be helpful if need be. My advice stay far away from this university do not be fooled.