Indiana Wesleyan University Online - Adult Education Reviews
While the people i worked with in onboarding were fantastic and always helpful, and I love the classes I am getting that is the extent. I am looking for a quality online school where I feel engaged. I had that at my last school but had to leave because they didn't offer the degree I need. The instructors are barely present, never engage in discussions and it's difficult to reach them. Each new class I am hopeful that I will get a better instructor and am usually disappointed within the first couple weeks. I don't want someone teaching me who is doing the bare minimum.
I will finish the program because I only have 7 months left but buyer be ware. You will fight the administration every step of the way. From onboarding to the program, to making your way through financial aid and a variety of other issues. The left hand of this school does not know what the right hand is doing. Additionally, do NOT trust them to give you all of the information you need. You must be your own advocate and know what you should be receiving from them. I have escalated more inquiries than I can count and cc'd everybody under the sun to deal with a wide variety of issues. I would give the program a 'C' but I am a self-employed professional that will now have the piece of paper to prove what I already know. The program has yet to teach me anything. At $30k to complete, it's disappointing. Most of the professors are helpful and maybe 10% are actually engaging. It is a means to an end for me and is fully accredited if I want to pursue becoming a CPA. That is about all it has to offer for me. Would NOT recommend.
The school/life balance was not there, they would give you practicum and expect you to take a full class load. This is impossible to do with classes starting every eight weeks and practicum lasting over eight months at a time. You have to locate your practicum as well.
First of all the review I'm giving is to just inform the future students of why I don't recommend this school. Overall IWU is a good school if you're looking to obtain your degree quickly and do not care about of the quality of education you are seeking. The degree program I'm in was sold to me as a Technology degree, it is not, it is a hybrid course geared towards business management and programming. The school being a Christian College asks that you cite Scripture in every class in order for you to understand how god plays a role in everything. In the real world, if you have been apart of it for a while, you know that religion is something you do not engage in during the business day. The class instructions are vague or are cluttered with so much information that it repeats itself, making it hard for you to figure out what actually needs to done. My most recent class has hardly any instruction at all and the professor just expects you to turn in the HW. For the small amount of time spent in this school, this the reason why I've decide to withdraw from my program and seek education else where. I feel that they are just another school looking for money and wanting to just give degrees out for those who participate.
The program is hard. I am not going to sugar coat it. I type about 8 or more pages a week... 1 paper due per week. i like the program but it is challenging and the grading scale is real high. I am focused and i want to graduate bad. You have to be dedicated and i only work part time because i need more time to foucs on my grades. I am middle age. The youung people struggle also. Apply but be ready to work hard!!
I am highly disgusted and hurt with the way I have been treated. I enrolled, started a class and had to drop out because I had to (still do) take care of a family member. They are claiming I owe for some books that was for the next semester. The books were not delivered and I keep telling personnel that if they would have come, I would have marked the books return to sender. The books are of no value to me if I'm not in school. Long story short, I have been getting the runaround with no return calls to rectify this. In the meantime they are ruining my credit. I am returning to school in the future, do you think I am giving them my money? Do you think I would recommend this school to my colleagues?
Indiana Wesleyan University prides itself on making each student feel they are a part of a family. The on-line cohort groups are small so that instructors are able to give the valued time and attention to each student so that educational goals are met. Each person that I had the pleasure of dealing with from IWU had a very caring heartfelt approach, from the first person who answered the phone when asking about student services, to the advisors and instructors. The on-line program is so well done that as a student you have approximately a week before the start of each class to get familiar with the expectations and assignments for that class. The work load is evenly distributed between the 8 week course which also helps in your ability to manage other aspects of your life (i.e. family, jobs). Every single instructor that I had made sure that you had access to them for questions or concerns so you never felt alone if you didn't understand something. The people at IWU appear to follow the Golden Rule and treat you as they would want to be treated. The RN to BSN program was very helpful to me and was quite manageable while still working full time in nursing management. My experience and my instructors have actually inspired me to look closer at their Master's in Nursing Education degree. I want to give back to the nursing profession! Great experience. I would recommend to anyone!