Student & Graduate Reviews
Kirk Henderson - 12/21/2008
"I have enjoyed studying at Grand Canyon and would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to further their education via online. I am an adult learner who went back to college after 20 years, and I have found the experience at GCU challenging and quite helpful and relevant to ministry. The instructors have all been helpful, and the advisors have also been equally helpful.The greatest aspect for me is that there are rarely tests given. Most of the work is writing papers and posting on the discussion boards. Occasionally you will work with a group of students on a project.Classes are only 8 weeks long, so you can get your degree quickly. I take two courses at a time and I spend about 10-12 hrs. per week total for both classes.I do know that graduate work is probably a bit more rigorous, but for undergrad, I have found it very doable.I would highly recommend GCU to anyone.Contact me at khenderson *at* churchoftheking.com with any questions, I'll be glad to help."
Casey S. - 10/28/2008
"I researched my program for a year before deciding on GCU. I found the average tuition cost to be $20,500 for my particular area of interest. When I finished the program at GCU, the final tuition came to about $14,000. I believe it to have been well worth the money. GCU is an excellent educational value"
KS Carl - 10/18/2008
"I was very impressed with the MEd in TESOL program at GCU. The program requires a great deal of work and time. There are weekly journals (3 pages) and research papers (typically 10-20 pages) per week along with 80-100 pages in nthe text and other articles as well. Professors were for the most part excellent as well as the level of assistance from the administration and technical support. The program required about 22 months. If you want a high quality program in education that fits a busy teacher's schedule, I can recommend this one."
ken sherman - 10/15/2008
"I received my masters in education from GCU and found it to be a superior experience on many levels. After some initial difficulties with the in-take advisor (a lack of communication on his part), I discovered that the classes were very stimulating and challenging. The workload was heavy: 100 pages of reading per week, a 2-3 page summary of the reading (journal)and a 10-15 page paper per week as well. In addition,we were expected to participate in class discussions. The professors were knowledgeable, responsive to questions and very involved in the classes. The classwork was equivalent to approximately 15 hours per week for me. I am used to challenging programs having my BA from USC and two california state teaching credentials which I earned through UCLA. I can say that GCU is challenging and can highly recommend it to my colleagues in education"
L. - 8/12/2008
"I would not recommend this school as I have had nothing but problems. The enrollment counselor lost paperwork then mysteriously found it after I yelled at him. This was paperwork to get transcripts as they insisted on ordering them themselves. Because of this, the financial aid kept harassing me for money even though I had financial aid approved due to the proper paperwork from the enrollment counselor not being turned in. Advisement said they had all the paper work (lies upon lies).The second quarter, I was advised I could drop a class three weeks before it started. I am unemployed and that $747 that the business department was trying to collect was an extreme hardship. Three different departments did not advise me correctly but the business department wanted their money and didn't care. It comes off as a bit of a scam there. They didn't try to collect until after "their deadline for dropping the class". So now, I have to pay for a class I didn't take. They don't care and only want money.The Financial Accounting class, I had problems. The teacher would mark problems wrong then refuse to tell me how I got them wrong. It was like pulling teeth in that class.Don't go there, it is a waste of your money and the classes are way too easy. I have never had such a difficult time dealing with a school."
N. Brooks - 7/7/2008
"The classes are very competitive, and I love the program although online and not face to face with a Instructor you are able to learn alot. It gives the feel that you are actually in a classroom setting. There are so many programs out there but I highly recommend Grand Canyon University, what I really love is that it is a REAL institution not one that is just online and you do not have the ability to visit the campus....."
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