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I started school at Independence University in October of 2015. I was 17 years old at the time and recently turned 18 of May 13, 2016. This college is actually pretty great. I have learned so much. The instructors are great and always help you when you need it. I will have my degree in May of 2017. The classes have actually excited me a lot to go into my career field.
Let me start by saying that I also received my Associate Degree in Graphic Arts in 2013 from IU, took a year or so off, and now I'm going full force for my Bachelors in Graphic Arts/Information Design, and I expect to graduate in Jan 2017. I would also like to add that I am a lifelong learner, having been in school before now. My point is that I've experienced other online schools and none of them come to close to the positive experience I've had at IU. Yes, the work is hard at times. It does require time management skills, but the instructors understand that life happens, and they are willing to work with you as much as you need them to. The instructors are some of the best in their respective fields. They are NOT part-timers just trying to fill up their days. These guys know their stuff and thanks to better screening by the school, can articulate their knowledge effectively to their students. This is essential in order to receive the full benefit of the education. I can't say enough about how well I've been treated and the respect I've received each time I've contacted the school. If you're serious about your education and want to learn, I urge you to put IU to the test. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
I started attending Independence University in January 2016. I am now finishing my first week of my 5th mod. I love this school. I received my tablet quickly. I did run into some problems with it and had to contact IT Support. I found they are MUCH easier to contact through the live chat. That is instantly where as you have to wait for a call back by phone. I honestly haven't tried the email option since live chat worked. Anyways, I had to send my tablet in for repairs. They pay for the shipping labels. They checked out my tablet and it was defected so needed to be replaced. From the time I sent it to them and received a new one it took 5 days. I thought that was rather quick. Especially since I was assuming it would take at least 2 weeks. So far every class my teachers call me half way through the mod to let me know I am doing a great job and to keep it up. I also had dealt with a family personal issue and feared I would fall behind. I emailed both of my teachers ASAP letting them know I hadn't given up. Since I kept them informed they allowed me to turn in those assignments late without any deductions. No you do not receive a refund check because they use your grants and loans towards the whole tuition. They also make sure you are supplied with everything you need to succeed. All the software you will ever need for your ENTIRE degree is included. I think they have always been extremely friendly and I have no complaints as of now, and I don't see that changing. As I read through these comments I see so much negativity and I understand everyone has different experiences. I personally would recommend this school to anyone. If you can be self disciplined and determined then you can be a success through this school.
I started at this school in October 2015, and so far I love it. It is hard work, but so is any college you go to. The instructors and school staff are very helpful. They are constantly there to help; which is great because there is a lot of work to do each week. I think it's a great school.
Would NOT recommend. They told me that I pretty much would only have to pay the minimum for school (about 6,000). They hiked the price to 11,000. Here's the problem: I tried to drop when the teachers stopped assisting me about 4 months in. They completely ignored me and made me stay in school for 7 months afterwards. By the time they dropped me, I had a 1.67 and now I am in $11,000 debt. Not only that, they say they are accredited but other schools say otherwise. I haven't been able to pay due to not being able to work and they won't give me my transcripts so I can go to another school (where I will be working and will be able to pay off the bill). They don't help you with payment plans and they don't care if you are struggling. I'd strongly advise against this school.
I would not recommend this school at all. Especially if your going for science degrees. When this college said it was accredited in Respiratory Therapy classes, I thought I was able to transfer them to a nearby college. Unfortunately none of the colleges near by my home, accepts the transcript from the classes I took for nine months. Now I am paying off a student loan that never even got a degree for. So please be aware when colleges say it's accredited, it only means that if you finish through them only.
First time going back to school since I was in high school many years ago. Overall I am finding the school to be pretty good. I have only taken a few courses, some required me to ask a lot of questions to figure out what exactly what the course instructors wanted as far as assignments go. I have to admit the courses are requiring a lot more attention than I thought, but if you plan 2-3 hours a day for each course, and manage your time you should be good. I am also finding that a lot of the courses use e-textbooks these are nice, but I like being able to physically hold something.
I started March 2015. And graduate October 2016. First I have to say the instructors are amazing they help you every step of the way. Financial aid on the other hand can be better. Thankfully I've only had one issue and they weren't too helpful about it. I see many people believe that the laptop provided is free. WRONG. It clearly states in your enrollment paper work that it is only a gift when you graduate if you don't the laptop is to be returned in 30 days or you will be Charged. Other than that you have to be dedicated and determined it's a lot of work. I recommend this school to anyone with a full Schedule!
Independence University is better than any college I have seen for offering student support. If you want to go to a college that sends you on your merry way without giving you any guidance, choose another university. But if you are like me and you need help and like guidance throughout your whole degree, go here. I can tell they care and they want me to be successful. Plus I got a promotion once I started school here.
Please. I do not recommend this school to anyone. There are better options out there. The IT support for students is terrible. Took a week to respond back, meanwhile I'm missing assignments. Was "false started" and charged for the semester. I withdrew from this school because I was not treated like a human being. This school is currently being sued for unethical practices. Please read reviews An attorney needs to be present signing ANYTHING.