Grand Canyon University Reviews - Master's in Secondary EducationSee reviews of all programs at Grand Canyon University
If I had it to do over again, I would NOT attend Grand Canyon University. I felt like I constantly had to push them and ask for help and direction before they would offer anything in the process of obtaining my teaching certification. (Also, when I would reach out to them for help inevitably that "wasn't their area" and would have someone else call me back.) Never once got any of my counselors without having to wait for a return call (living overseas the time change made that difficult.) They were not pro-active in helping guide me through the process for licensure and it was only after submitting everything for my license application I found out from the state of Arizona that I still had to take a professional knowledge test. Only thing they are pro-active about is getting your money. Hounded me over a $51 error they made and said I owed them. In the 18 months of my program I had 3 different field counselors. No consistency.
The enrollment process was a nightmare. And then I was bounced between two different counselors who never told me the same thing. My professor was non-existent as he felt free to access YouTube videos were an acceptable substitution for teaching. Vague directions with specific expectations. Just not a positive support network. I stayed for one class and then left as quickly as I could. They charged me nearly $2,000 without applying financial aid for a non-education with an absent professor. Sounds fair, right?
Administration is great. I have taken many classes there and not once did I find an instructor that would answer your questions. If they answer they refer you to GCU website. I thought it was just a few instructors until I took more and more classes. Every one of them does this. The grades re the same regardless of effort, it's always the same. I was in to far by the time I realized this so it was to late for me. The instructors are horrible. Maybe they're all like this, I don't know.
I have read most of the review about G.C.U. and I wondering if some of these people attended this university..I'm in the student teaching B and I must say that I have enjoyed attending this university and would recommend it to every none traditional student. I'm an online student and I would not advise anyone to take the online journey unless they are well prepared to meet the challenge. I must say it's hard work! Staff and support team is great! Love at GCU....Strongly recommend this college!
I am currently in my fourth class at Grand Canyon. I only have good things, no GREAT things to say about my experience at Grand Canyon. The instructors are supportive and very helpful. Both the professors and the support staff returns emails and calls promptly. The entire staff is professional and represents Grand Canyon well. The teachers are knowledgeable in their field. The online classes are not Mickey Mouse classes. I work my butt off; however, I am enjoying it. I have learned a lot from Grand Canyon’s teachers so far. I have never had a bad experience with any staff member at Grand Canyon. I highly recommend Grand Canyon to anyone who is looking for a school. Grand Canyon displays a Christian atmosphere, but does not shove their beliefs down your throat. I do not regret for one minute deciding to do my masters at Grand Canyon. I LOVE Grand Canyon, the professors, and the administrative staff.
Both my 'teacher education specialist' and 'financial aid counselor' dropped the ball several times causing me numerous problems with completing my program. I am now in the very last week of my very last class and was looking forward to graduating.
But now I'm being told that I owe $985 because the school sent back money to my loan provider. The costs were posted in September, my loan was disbursed in October, I received my stipend in November, the school supposedly sent back $985 to my loan provider in December and now in January I'm told my financial account has this past due amount. Either the financial aid people can't properly subtract tuition costs from loan proceeds and send me the right stipend amount or the school is running some sort of scam to extort more money out of me in order to let me graduate.
In either case, this is another very bad showing from this school and I strongly suggest all potential students stay away from this poor excuse for an institution of higher learning.