Student & Graduate Reviews
Jessica - 3/4/2014
"I have just started my online college career at GCU I am almost done with my first class and hold a 4.0 GPA. I was reading some of these reviews and to be honest had I read them before I started class I would have never ever started them! That being said I have to say in my experience it is not true! My admissions adviser is always there when I need her as well as my professor who not only gave us his office phone number but his cell phone number too so we could reach him anytime day or night. (When i speak of"we" I mean the whole class.) I have never encountered one ounce of disrespect from anyone of my classmates, professors or advisers when ever I call them they r there to help. I really think that people need to look at the experience as a whole and not just the negative as well as take responsibility for what you have done and do to yourself! Be an adult! I truly believe this will be a wonderful learning experience I will write another review in 5 years after I Graduate. Please see what thy have to offer I thus far have not been disappointed."
sarah - 2/1/2013
Graduation Year: 2014
"First and Foremost, the University switched programs to LOUD CLOUD. Every single student is struggling. I mean struggling, because the program will not allow you to submit several assignments throughout the course. I went from a (very hard earned) 3.9, had a tech issue, dropped to a 3.8, but still on the President's list....Then, LOUDCLOUD, the program will not accept my work, you spend 25 hours on a paper, and it does not get graded. And the system gives you an F then another and then another, until your GPA is at a 3.2...I am suppose to be able to appeal the grade, and they will "adjust it" but right now my record looks to horrible to even be able to transfer. The instructor cannot even do it, because--get this-- they do not grade the papers. YOUR INSTRUCTOR reads a computer generated grade, and adds a "nice work here" comment on the side lines...When I found that out I about croaked, because you do put extra effort in, out of respect for the teacher and because you want to sound intelligent to a double-doctorate...most instructors have two and three other jobs. One teacher was a teacher at 4 other online schools...she could have not cared any less about my class-my grades-my words. My last class looks like no assignments have been submitted, and I am scared to death. I worked night and day, a single mom, trying to better me, my kids, and my community, and thought a Christian Environment would enable me to do so.Trust me, I was a high advocate of GCU, I even talked some friends into started this journey, and now I am ashamed, embarrassed, and they too, are doomed because of this new program...and there is no switching it-period.For single moms the federal aid is fairly okay, I have received 2500 - 4000 but dont know heard many get 5500. They are expensive, though, and I have to pay a portion of it back,,,,single moms with no-income they put in utter debt...I just wanted to go to school so bad, that i didnot care-but I sure do now..you better think twice, because LOUD CLOUD will ruin you!"