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I do not have anything negative to say about my RN to BSN program experience at GCU. I never had any issues with starting courses, financial aid, required documents and more. Everybody was very helpful and my instructors were awesome. Of course, some were more helpful and eager than others but I always had positive things to say about the instructors. The classes were 5 weeks longs, except the final course was 10 weeks long. I finished in 14 months. If you put in the effort, you will simply get through this program. I would recommend this program to many others.
Short story: Go elsewhere. Their academics s*** and they just want your money. Long story: I got my BS in marketing at GCU. It was a 3 star experience at best. I had a few good professors (and a few awful ones), any other services (academic, financial, dorm) weren't worth mentioning. Overall, the only thing that made GCU anything special was the on-campus experience-- campus is great and I made some awesome friends; however, their academics did not prepare me for real world marketing or business. A few years later, I decided to change careers and go into computer science. I thought GCU might be a good option since all my credits would transfer.. When I requested information, the admissions counselor basically told me I *had* to make a decision right then and there so I could start their computer programming degree (BTW computer programming is NOT computer science). I felt so pressured and, ultimately, I made a decision I extremely regret: I chose to go back to GCU. Each class had major curriculum errors and some of the professors were absolutely unqualified to teach. I had a class where literally every student in the course reported the professor to their academic advisers and several of us actually contacted the dean (who never responded). Beyond academics, my student services counselor was not only unhelpful but was a hindrance during my time at GCU. Hate to be "that" person but I eventually had to go to his manager (who was the only hero I experienced my entire time at GCU- Cameron, you are a rockstar. Thanks for just listening to my experience and making me feel like my experience I actually mattered). I've since transferred and started attending a school that has great academics and their admissions/academic/financial counseling teams are phenomenal. I never felt pressured to start in any particular term, they called frequently to give me updates on the process, and the financial aid office called just to give me a rundown on how federal aid works and to walk me through making the best possible decisions for my situation. I never felt like a number. If I'd known schools could be like that, I would have never considered GCU the second time around. You guys are going to spend a lot of money at school, go spend it at some place that's actually going to provide quality academic services and treat you like a person not a cash cow.
Great school and well organized. Loved the way the instructors treated us as students very respectful and also grades were turned in at timely manner. I feel that this was a great pick and I was able to work full-time and still apply myself with a great GPA score. I refer this school to anyone that is new and old to online learning.
The University hires the most un-professional professors, those who should not even be considered a professor. My last professor Robert Cusick is a complete moron who can't even open a single attachment. I am an "A" student and he gave me a C+ because he claimed he could not open my files. Tech support confirmed with me all my files were there and submitted on time and my professor is not willing to go back and re-grade something because of his stupidity on not being able to open an attachment. HORRIBLE SCHOOL WILL NEVER COME BACK AND WILL NOT RECOMMEND TO ANYONE! Filing a complaint with the BBB and with the US Department of Education. RIP OFF!
Grand Canyon University is a great school! From the very first time I spoke with a counselor over the phone, I knew this was the school that I wanted to attend. I did encounter one teacher who had no clue of how to teach. and unfortunatley, I am unable to mention her name here. I completed my Bachelor's degree and plan to do my Masters there as well.
Yoooo this school is buggin handing out parking tickets, violations and fees for $100+ like its candy day.. the professors all try to push the Christian religion on students, and the account officer is a scam artist! Non-profit means they just PROFIT all the financial aid they accept. SO WHY WOULDNt THEY ACCEPT ALL OF IT. Wake up yall, GCU may look nice & sweet but the executives and teachers are literall idiots - half online teachers were oriental old people that close not know how to realond via forums. Save your $30k a year. Theyre total revenue surpasses 600M a year
This has been a great experience. I am only half way through, but I greatly appreciate that the school has hired some great professors that are committed to their field. You have not taken the easy way and gone with the politically correctness that seems to have encompassed the world. My professors are staying true to the Word of God. They live by it and they embrace it. This has been a great experience.
I did not graduate due to a health emergency. I would not recommend this school to anyone, after going through roughly three advisors in the short time I was taking online classes. I will never forget the words of my admissions counselor, "We will be here to help you every step of the way." I still think of those words today as they will not release my transcript because they say I still owe them $2000 and after trying to reach him literally dozens of times. I have tried to reach my other advisors time and time again, with absolutely no success. Don't waste your time, there are far better schools out there. Some of the instructors were very knowledgable, yet others were not helpful at all with you basically teaching yourself.
I just recently finished my program and must admit I would not be writing this review if it were not for the fact that they charged me $150 to release my degree. I spent an exorbitant amount of money on a mediocre program and am understandably upset they would charge to register my completion of the program. I say the program was mediocre as the syllabus/assignments were premade so many instructors were just as confused as the students as to the expectations and assignment requirements. The rubrics and the actual assignment never coincided creating mass confusion and no sense of structure and continuity amongst instructors. The majority of assignments, internships and student evaluations revolved around an evaluation rubric thats no longer in use. Thanks GCU.
Grand Canyon University is a great school to go to especially after having received your first degree. I received my Masters degree from GCU after first getting my bachelor's degree. GCUs online courses are challenging and take dedication and hard work, and determination to complete. But I believe it was well worth the effort. Their instructors are knowledgeable, professional, and will work with you as long as you keep the lines of communication open and keep up with your course requirements, and attempt to meet the deadlines. Finally, the mature student should have no problem achieving success at GCU.