Indiana Wesleyan University Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (14)
The program itself was okay. Teacher responsiveness has been okay over the course of the program so far. If you want to gain in-depth knowledge concerning the topics at hand, I would not recommend IWU for the MBA program, at least not the online version. All it consists of, is mainly discussion posts with papers interspersed throughout. The challenge level is nill, and my undergrad BME and Econ degrees with several times more difficult. There is very little critical thinking involved or fleshed out discussion that makes you think. In addition to the mediocrity of the program, the financial services have been lackluster to say the least. The corporate billing department--through carelessness or forgetfulness, I am unsure which--did not bill my employer for tuition assistance, so I ended up taking out loans I didn't need, costing me thousands of dollars in interest. I asked IWU to rectify, or at least assist with, the mistake. However, they decided they would do nothing. Overall, my experience has been negative thus far.
After one year and with one to go, I withdrew from this program, disappointed. The pace was quick, but the main reason I withdrew was because I was not able to get answers to questions from some of the last few teachers in order to complete assignments, and these teachers had little interest in student success. From the answers I did receive from them, it was evident they were not familiar with the curriculum they were teaching or what problems they had assigned. It was as if they had not even read what they were facilitating. These facilitators just initiate the software and then sit back, expecting students to get all their own answers and help elsewhere. These people did not have teaching degrees or experience, and only one in 6 or 8 was even a professor. This experience was a super-frustrating waste of my time and money and I'm left no better off than when I started with this school. That's great since now they're downsizing at my work.
I adore IWU and all the instructors. They were so encouraging and kind and really want to see students succeed. I was able to complete my degree with 5 children that I homeschool and keep a 4.0 GPA. They do not overwhelm you with workload but they also make sure you are prepared for your field of study.
When I first started here, I thought this school was amazing, but then as I progressed through my courses, I realized it was not as great as I first thought. Now don't get me wrong I had some great teacher's who really knew what they were talking about and great advisers. But they shove their Christians views in your face, which I don't mind, since I'm Baptist but if you disagree with any of their views the teachers will ream you a new one. Despite the Christian aspect being a bit overwhelming, you also have teacher's who are extremely rude and do absolutely nothing to help you understand the material. Then you have the issue that almost every instructor has a different way of writing in APA Format and you can be reported to the Dean of Students if they feel you did not write the way they expect you too. Only its really hard to know which way to cite things when every teacher is telling you a different way to do it. Needless to say I am forever grateful to have earned my B.S. but I am also very grateful to be done with this school and moving on to a better school for my Master's.
I enrolled in the transition to teaching for early childhood education. It was a horrible experience. Stay away from this school. They are just out to make money on their online programs. Instructor was bad. She gave little constructive feedback or often nine at all. She definitely was not interested in helping students learn.
There is SO MUCH wrong with this university it's incredible. There is too much to write & no one will believe me, but this school is NOT what they show people to be. This school is a SHOW. I'm speaking from academic & work experience. Don't trust them.
I am in my final class at IWU earning my BSM degree online. My advisor has been great from start to finish as has all the other support staff. I started with an AAS degree and all of my classes transferred which was great. Courses are faced paced (5 week courses) and do require good time management, but it can be done if you are determined. The fast pace allows you to get done quickly. The cost is a little high; however the program is very good. I have experienced very few issues that couldnt be easily worked out. I would recommend the program to anyone who wants to quickly complete a bachelors degree and doesnt mind a challenge.
I am very disappointed in this "christian" school. The online adult financial staff does not follow through with my concerns. I was enrolled and to drop out because of a family medical emergency. The school sent me a bill for books that was to be for my upcoming semester. I tried to explain that I quit well before the previous semester and I had not received any books. It would have been common sense to send the books back, by simply writing, "return to sender" on the books at no cost to me. The books are and were of no value to me if I was not in school. You would think this would be common sense to anyone. I have been dealing with this over a year and not to say my credit is getting bad marks over this. For an additional " punishment", I have also been trying to get a copy of my 2015 school statement e-mailed to me. They have been ignoring that request as well. Can anyone please advise as to what protocol I need to take?
Indiana Wesleyan University Bachelors program was a good program. It was easy to follow and I still had time to work full time and have a life. I learned many useful tools in nursing leadership and management that I can apply in my job now. I am currently enrolled in the Masters program and look forward to what I will learn in it!
Just a few fact that you should know before enrolling. 1) Your GPA is based upon IWU classes only once you start. Even if they accept all of your classes they never account for the grades you earned in those classes when calculating GPA. 2) Bible and Religion are required. (make sure you known WHERE you can take these 3) Classes are YEAR ROUND w/ no breaks except the random 1 week breaks 4) Expect lots of discussion boards and at least one paper every week 5) The grading scale is ridiculous...For example an 74.9% is a C- aka 1.70, and a solid C starts at 75% which is a 2.0 exactly. 6) You will have homework due on Sundays and Thursdays. 7) You need good WIFI and don't even bother trying it on a tablet or iPad. Its not reliable and the system may fail and your work will not be recovered. 8) A good portion of the instructors are adjunct 9) 1000 points per class no extra credit (there is a course survey for "extra credit" but its put in as 10/10 NOT 10/0. 10) There's no rounding of grades 11) Different expectations on papers for each professor 12) You need to know APA formatting like the back of your hand 12) You're expected to read every single course announcement ever written 13) You can't work ahead. Meaning, you can't work on workshop 4 while you're still on workshop 3 (even if you're finished with 3) 14) Feedback is not given as often as you would hope. 15) Five weeks flies by so if you're falling behind it is very difficult to catch up. 16) You should reach out to those in your class for support.