Indiana Wesleyan University Online Reviews
DEPLORABLE leadership!!! Facilitators are either hardly available or have little interest in managing online classes. They buy their curriculum, designed to run itself - facilitators do nothing other than grade papers. Further, grades are held, up to three weeks after work is submitted. Recently, IWU took away one-on-one advisors. The "new" advising is as lazy and worthless as the, you'll get your grade when I'm good and ready - grading system. As an honor student, it goes without saying - I took my education far more serious than IWU takes being in the education business. The ONLY reason IWU has students is the ability to finish programs faster than traditional curriculum. Ask a question in class - you could wait a week or more, in some cases, for a response. The "advising pool" where you send a question and pray you get a real answer - is THE WORST!!! This school charges $100's for books - some arrive with HALF PRICE BOOK PRICE-TAGS!!! Clearly, IWU is in the business to make as much $$ with as few resources for students as possible. I graduate in three weeks, scheduled to start the masters program. I will owe in excess of $80K. Don't let the "Christian" title fool you - what they charge and what you receive is nothing short of robbery. They offer zero help for scholarships. They do not accept elective credits from other colleges. Moreover, they will ADD more elective classes and "required" classes to your schedule. This is an institution driven by money.
Indiana Wesleyan University Bachelors program was a good program . It was easy to follow and I still had time to work full time; although the fast pace and often long written assignments left no time to have a life. I learned many useful tools in the Business Administration and Management course that I can apply in my job now. Consistency lacked in the rubic grading requirements between professors regarding the "Proper APA Formatting" and most of all the financial department communication was a joke, too manylevels of command. Jack never knew what Jill was doing!
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?