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I'm currently enrolled in the medical specialties program. The admissions process was quick and straightforward. My instructors are great I'm almost done with my degree and maintained a 4.0 GPA. It takes awhile to get in touch with advisors unless you call them. Other than that my experience has been smooth.
I am still on the fence, with my feelings, in regards to this school and their programs (which are expensive). They do accept credits from other schools; however, the credits you receive from Independence University are not transferable to other schools (or at least for the schools in Missouri). You have to really be on top of your own education, which as an adult you should already be prepared for. The information you learn from the classes provided is very useful, at least for the field I was currently in. However, if you expect to get prompt support from your teachers or the school, I will say it takes a month or more for a follow up. In fact, due to the delay in communication, they did not let me graduate on time, forced me to agree to repay for the class, and expect me to pay for it out of pocket. Once, graduated no one had heard of my school and would not hire me. I ended up leaving the medical field, after nine years, to work in IT (because let's face it we have to pay that loan back). Therefore, I would not recommend this school, the price tag, lack of support from the staff, and the possibility no one has heard of them is not worth the time or life-long loan.
The fact that you have to study online is almost irrelevant. There are live lectures and you can actually get help and support from your teachers. They even send you a brand new laptop and tablet when you start and you get to keep it when you gradate! The bad things is that you receive like 0 financial aid. Career services are TERRIBLE. They NEVER helped me get a job so I pretty much wasted my time getting my degree. Also, I went to the graduation in salt Lake City, Utah and they were unprepared, and unorganized, They didn't even give us any food at graduation. TOTAL WASTE OF MY TIME.
The school did not help at all it takes weeks for anyone to get back to you on any questions you have regarding classes or courses or even coursework they are not willing to give an actual explanation of what you need or help you when you need it due to the different time zones they do not work with you on time zones even though it's supposed to be on your own time it is very restricted to when you can actually do the assignments and turn them in I would never recommend their school or ever go back to this school they really don't care about your education
So far,everything has been good , decent, and on time. Instructors are easy to get in touched with. It seem like everyone has their own experiences, and reading some of these reviews kind of got me scared to attend the classes. LOL. But I've noticed the instructors are easy to get in touched with , I have their personal numbers, and actually send them a text message when needed. So far, I haven't had any problems. Thankfully, I was approved quick, and waiting on my tablet and laptop.
Independence university has been great so far. I was skeptical at first however all of my concerns were addressed and gone after the first 6 months. Teachers are great and are always on top of any questions and will help however they can. Laptop received is awesome its a 1000 dollar computer top of the line brand new. They have delivered on everything they promised and more. Its a little pricey but everything is included and you get what you put into it. They will not just print you a diploma you havr to earn it with hard work! I am very happy!!
I cannot say enough positive things about this university! I am an online student attending this school remotely from California. They first sent me a tablet right away and then a laptop like four months into my program - both included in the cost of my education, the total cost of which amounts to about $5,000, which is based on my low income bracket. Monthly payments are currently $25 a month and will be $65 a month for two or three years after I graduate. Classes are four weeks long. You usually just have one class at a time, but every few modules you take two at once. This is a year round school, which means you only get a two week break during Christmas and New Years. I will say that when I first arrived, I entered the wrong program, which was Networking & Information Systems Security. Now THAT program is hard because it deals with hardware, which you cannot get your hands on in an online school such as this. However, I eventually switched into what I really wanted: Software and Mobile Applications Development, so I can become a computer programmer. I am so thrilled to be attending this school! It has completely changed my life to know I'm good at something I found I enjoy. I am learning so many different computer languages, the books are great, the instructors are mostly good, and the fact I learn at my own pace and according to my own schedule is PERFECT for the type of independent person I am. Thank you Independence University!
First I am a veteran and would recommend that no other member of the military ever even consider this institution. When the VA finally decided to do my knee surgery, I immediately contacted the school. The instructor became hostile and informed me that I was jeopardizing my degree that was equal to a Havard degree. Can you imagine? I called the president of Independence University and informed him what was said. He apologized, and admitted that this was not the truth. The next day the instructor called me and berated me for not keeping up in class. I informed him that I was not interested in his class any longer. Calling the president again, I requested the instructor no longer contact me for any reason or I would drop out, and it was agreed upon. The next day the instructor called and so I informed him I was dropping out. Period. Don't call back. Now I owe over 2,000 dollars, because I could not travel to wherever in the hell they wanted to sign the proper form to actually drop out. After over a year they finally accepted their worthless (used when I got it) laptop back, which they tried to charge me almost 1,700 dollars for.
I have not graduated yet but so far this school is amazing. When my advisors see me slacking or taking a little to long theyre on top of it helping me and pushing me to be better. At First I didnt believe the school was real. So I gave them a call and it was definitely real. They got me in super quick and it was not a hard and long process, but I did have things going on that slowed me down but they understood and didn't give up on me. Everytime I go back for another degree I will go here.
I have enjoyed the program. The University supplies all materials needed for success. Students will get out of the program what they put in to it. It is alot of work, but well worth it. My student adviser was with me every step of the way. When I had medical challenges, two surgeries, they worked with me and I did not lose time or money. The instructors are excellent. They call and check on you and ask if you have any challenges, or where they can help you to succeed. I read some negative reviews, however I can only think that those people writing them are not engaged to what is actually going on, or not fully involved in their education. IU will not give you anything, you have to earn your scores. They have been fair with me and fully cooperative in any and all situations I have inquired about. Will continue on to get my MBA through their school. It has been a great learning experience. No issues.