Grays Harbor College Reviews
I would never talk badly about a school if I didn't truly feel like it was horrible. I've previously posted about Grays Harbor College, but I want it to be known not to waste your time there. I have had the worst experience attending GHC. In the Fall of 2015, I started taking courses with Grays Harbor College. I didn't have many issues my first quarter. In Winter 2016, I had many issues. Although I achieved 2 A's (4.0) that quarter, I was "mysteriously dropped" from a class and it took the staff at GHC 6 WEEKS to figure out the issue. Once they realized they were in the wrong, it was too late into the quarter to solve anything for me to receive credit for the class. Not only did I not receive the credit, I was also not refunded my money for that course. Because I had 10/15 credits (full time is 15) that quarter I was put on "Academic Suspension" and could not receive my financial aid to pay for things like books, supplies, ect. So basically I got $900 taken away from me between money for one class and the money left over to help me pay for other things while attending there. Oh, but it gets better! I received an email during my Spring 2016 quarter stating that because I was on Academic Suspension during the Winter 2016 Quarter, I could not receive my tuition waiver from the college anymore which was $600. Not only were they telling me to cough up another $600 in tuition, they only gave me 3 days until the end of the month to pay it. Let me remind you: BEING ON ACADEMIC SUSPENSION WAS NOT MY FAULT. Now we're at $1,500 wasted total at the end of the academic school year. I worked so hard during high school to achieve the grades I did and received the scholarship money I earned. Grays Harbor College not only took away my money, but has made me nothing but upset/irritated with them. Whenever you bring an issue to their attention they blame it on "new management", but never take care of the issue because all they want is to make money off of you. Do yourself a favor, don't attend GHC.
I love this school. The teachers are awesome, except for one. The administration is very welcoming and helpful. The financial aid is on time and helpful. I have taken both online and classroom course both are engaging and informative. If you have a disability they have a department just for you and is extremely helpful. The negative about this school is their accounting program. There is a new professor he started in fall of 2015. They were promoting him having high credentials. He is nice personally but extremely fast going through the course. he talks through the problems or exercises. You get lost and your completely lost. There are so many students that are having problems with him. When you talk to other faculty there are relucted to say anything good about him. I would be very surprised to see him there in fall of 2016.
My time at Grays Harbor College was some 50 years ago, but I still think of it often. I took General Engineering and then transferred to the University of Washington Electrical Engineering Department as a full junior. Only question they asked was where are you from, and, when finding out I completed the program at Grays Harbor College, they said "fine General Engineering Program," come on in. The instructors I had at GHC were outstanding, in Math, Physics, and Chemistry as well as General Engineering. Small Classes [~25] and they always had time for "office hours." I came from a small high school and needed to catch up to those students who had attended a larger high school and GHC was the perfect place to so do.