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So I cannot rate GCU high. I completed my degree in 2012 online from this University. While the University is a brick and mortar school, they tend to act like other primarily online colleges (i.e. UOP, Kaplan, Capella). All they seem to care about is your money and try very hard to enroll you into student loans. Well in 2011 they messed up my student loan and sent me more money back than what I was supposed to get. I tried to tell them and repay them back numerous of times but they kept saying it was right. When I completed my last class and went to graduate, they sent me a letter stating I owe them $4000 dollars. They refused me to graduate even though the classes were completed. Eventually, they did send me the transcripts but are refusing to this day to send me the diploma due to their error...I have told several friends of mine who are going to back to school to not go to GCU and I have been a strong advocate against them and will continue to be one. I hope no one goes here ever!
For a online program I actually feel that I am in the classroom. There is always positive response from the professors and the material is easy to grasp. I am looking towards the following classes and the dissertation process. There is a standard of intergrity that is uphold at this university.
Excellent professors. A challenging program. The program requires 20 hours per week and its on spot. I have not went through dissertation yet but I'm positive. Good online structure. Very good learning environment. Couple frustrations w different teaching methods but expected in learning environment
I was really hesitant to start an online program to obtain my bachelors degree. Now, I am beyond happy with how much new knowledge I have gained and I plan to pursue my M.Ed. through GCU as well. My advisor and supervisor were always available when I had a question.
I did like attending Grand Canyon University, however, getting my second degree has been a nightmare. The student services counselor is not knowledgeable about process and procedures and they really screwed up my schedule. My schedule was incorrect from the beginning and I was told that I needed to take three weeks off of school due to the class not being available. Then I was told to submit a leave of absence, which was done, but what I was not told is that in order to re-enter on my first day after the leave of absence, I needed to post on the first day. Today I spent over three hours posting and doing my discussion post only to log in again and find that I had been dropped from the class and all my work lost. I am doing my online classes because it seemed to be convenient and easy for me, however, this process has been terrible and very disappointing. There was no follow up prior to re-entering the next class and I was not told that I needed to post on the first day or I would be dropped from the course.
What a terrible experience, this place is by far the worst fraud currently being perpetrated on the American Students. Faculty are mean and uncaring across the board, and few are trained in the subjects they are actually teaching. Administration only care about keeping you enrolled in classes and paying tuition. At one point I was actually attacked verbally by my student services advisor Daryl Snow, in an email format. During the email he claimed I was an ignorant f!@#.
The master's program I chose fits well with my career path. I am challenged by the courses as long as you are on top of the course work you are given ample time to complete the assignments. Financial aid was easy to work with. Student web page is easy to navigate.
Scam fraudulent school. The degree they gave out are not accepted at most work places. They financial department is a joke. Instructors are all uneducated and clueless about the subjects they teach. You are better off looking for other legitimate colleges around Arizona. Let this be a warning before you try to attend.
Very disorganized. Found out I made the Presidents list...two months after I graduated on cheap copy paper I can't even frame. Got put on probation for posting a paper I wrote from a previous degree at another college saying I was promoting plagiarism. The instructors are hit or miss, my last one set everyone into groups for a group project that didn't exist and wouldn't answer questions and kept talking about deliverables and keeping it simple. Will not be going there for my MSN or recommending it to anyone else! Beware!
Terrible school. Go anywhere else. The teachers are great and the small classrooms are great but that's literally it. Nothing, I repeat, nothing else about this campus is any good. The rules require all of their students to be treated like little kids, the student advisors are constantly being replaced because of how bad they are, the fines for anything as minuscule as smoking in a designated smoking area can be up to 500$ and the food options are horrid. Also, good luck transferring to another school because the credits essentially force one to stay. Unless, of course, you want to ask another 4 classes at your new university.