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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.
I'm am currently attending Independence University. I began my education in July 2015 and so far it has been going good. If you choose to attend this university beware you will need to focus and study for each and every class. Every month you have to take 2 courses and with each course comes weekly exams and assignments which you will need to turn in by the end of the week. I have already started my Clinical's and so far it has been good, I'm learning a ton and I can't wait to see what else I learn throughout this year. My expected graduation is May 2017 and I am looking forward to getting my degree and finally having a career.
For the sake of your own future do not go to this school. My close relative enrolled and told me that it would be a great option for me. I enlisted and was waiting for my laptop to be sent in. I had no other way of accessing the student site without the laptop, which they were aware of. So...within the first two weeks I was cancelled and was told I would need to reapply for another year. The loan is $75000. Not including any receivable grant or financial aid. The laptop is just a gimic. And the rush for enrollment is unnecessary. Their degree options are limited. Luckily, my loan was cancelled and I don't owe any money to the school and have pursued interest in an overall better deal else where. Meanwhile my relative, who was dropped because he couldn't get help from his instructors, now owes the $75000 in full plus the laptop charge, and will not be able to reapply or pursue education elsewhere, due to financial costs no longer covered. Luckily I owe nothing. I found a more affordable option elsewhere and I just wanted to let anyone interested in this school to go the opposite way. Lol as far away as you can because if you aren't disappointed one way you will be in another. It sucks to know that all of these other people had unfortunate expreriences. It's upsetting to know that they will owe a lifetime of money to a school that never intentionally supported them in the get go. Do yourself a favour. And don't. Just no...