Grand Canyon University Reviews - Bachelor's in Education
Review of Education Bachelors Degrees
Attending Grand Canyon University has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I started taking classes with GCU as they visited my work. I had a great experience with a very patient recruiter and have found the staff genuinely try their best to help. There are times when it takes a bit for the left hand to understand the right hand's intent, but in general, everyone is sincere in their effort to make the experience successful. I had to take a break in my studies to move and followed my advisor's instructions on how to do it with an email request and a form. I was able to pick up where I left off with my courses and am pleased to say I have completed my "four-year" degree. Christians aren't perfect people, they are just people that know they are loved and want to share love. This program worked well for me as I was working full-time and needed to take one class at a time.
Grand Canyon U was convenient because I needed to work fill-time while I went to school. The professors were quality and helpful. So were the other staff that helped me achieve my goals. The classes taught me what I needed to know to become an educator. The observation hours helped me see the strategies in action. Great program.
I want to be proud to say I went to GCU and for everyone to say, Wow, that is a good school, and that online education is as good as classroom instruction or perhaps better! The world is not a perfect place, neither are people, nor the organizations that they put together. Although we are making life more complex than it needs to be, there is no excuse why we cannot be more concern with each other. I think we should "all" try to ~ be the change you want to see in the world~ Gandhi. Nevertheless, we complain about each other and still, nothing changes because the problem lays on the system. The Accreditation Institutions need to take into consideration the complains. I am not an expert in legal matters, but reading the concern and disappointments of many makes me realize that some things need to change. The same students are expected to have minimum grade level, Universities should also be graded with expectations and be put into an inactive period; I am sure it will create a responsible reaction. The government Financial Aid (FAFSA) should regulate how many negatives complains a school can have before being penalized for not rendering to the students what is rightfully theirs. We are paying for our education and our voice should be heard. Every school should have a mentor for the dissertation, The government should supervise and ensure that GCU and other schools provide their customers (students) excellent, satisfying results. It is time to crack the system and bring our education to a higher standard.
My experience at first was great and it went declining. However, GCU technical support is outstanding. They are all about assisting the students with whatever is needed and at times they go above and beyond expectations. I wish the standard were equable throughout the school. Very few are engaged in providing quality service. By the way, I took a teaching accredited diploma from the United Kingdom a few months ago, and to my surprise, I learned so much more than at GCU. What a pitty.
I choose GCU because they not only offered a duel degree in education but I was also able toget the Teach grant. This grant is very important to me as I need as much loan fogivness as possible. My academic advisor is amazing, the teachers have beed great . I have learn so much. I am starting my internship next week. Supper excited. I WOULD RECOMEND GCU.
Veterans please stay away this school is up to no good. No leadership, online school is a joke, this school needs improvement. I found out that GCU monitors social media such as facebook and will expell students if they are not of Christian faith. I came to GCU because I was led to believe that I didn't have to be of Christian faith to attend, however this is false information don't believe in the lies and empty promises this school will serve up. Other highlights of my time spent at GCU involves issues with stipend not being issued.
Went to GCU a number of years ago and had to leave due to a serious family concern. Went through the proper channels to notify them and left. Went back later to re-enroll and saw they charged me for 2 classes I never attended and now I have a outstanding balance. Counselor I dealt with was gone, which was good since he knew nothing about customer service or dealing with financial aid. He left no notes on account about me leaving and doing it through the proper channels. Forward to last year...they made a deal with me give me a $1000 scholarship if I paid $900 and that would cover the back owed amount and I could start again. Then told me to pay to join a Teachers Association to get a extra 15% discount on tuition, all of this easily verifiable through 30+ emails I have. Also, over 30 of my credits were gone due to they do not have those classes anymore and will not give me credit for them. I did my 1st class and passed but the entire semester was emailing about the scholarship and discount from joining the group they told me about, a Black Educators Association. At the end of the class, they removed me, sent my financial aid back to the government and now I have a balance again and I can not get my transcript. All this happened because I was contacted by an organization that was getting together a lawsuit based on GCU's profit making, even though they are a non=profit University and I contacted them to let them know I was being called. All I want is my transcript so I can enroll in another college and the balance at 0 since I upheld my end of the deal and they did not. Waiting for my Attorney now as I joined another lawsuit to get all loans I used to pay GCU zeroed out and my transcripts released. I even told them I would remove my name if they hold up their end of the deal we made.
This school lets you enroll with an agreed program and then adds classes without students knowledge, then lies to you about how and why. They claim to be a Christian University though they do not act that way. I highly recommend you to look at other schools that offer better programs and would act more ethically then GCU's staff do.
Do not waste your time here!!!! Far better, cheaper, well-run colleges are out there!!!! This place will take your money in a minute, promise you the moon, then ignore you when you have problems. They have a team of people than monitor these review sites, just to make it look like there actually care!!! Dig deep before you waste your money!!!!!
GCU is a good (online) school for those who can't take time to attend a campus. I received my teacher cert after graduation. They don't, however, do a good job preparing for real-world teaching experience. Enough material to get by, lacking in the everyday school experience.