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The staff are great and very helpful. The classes are smaller so you can have individual attention from the instructor which helps you succeed in the program study your in.
I loved that at Keiser you focus on one class at a time rather than several at once. Each teacher was incredibly knowledgeable on all aspectd of occupational therapy and was able to bring real world experiences to each class.
Keiser University's Lakeland campus PTA program; I sure wish id done a little more research before entering thier PTA program. The Lakeland campus has a pass/grad rate of less than 50% in this program. The two programs in session now are set to graduate and average of 13 students out of the 24 that started the program. Professor K. is horrible as an instructor which further makes this progam a bad choice for anyone... save you hard earned money and go somewhere else! I would not recommend this program to anyone! The University lost one professor the first month of this years class because he said he didnt agree with the way Keiser's PTA program was running, rather than trying to work with and graduate students the faculty is actively trying to reduce the class size through failing as many as possible. Dr. K. said, I decide who graduates, not you... I pick and choose the ones that will make it. Dr. K. was also recorded giving her students a motivational speach that constisted of her telling the class that most of them will not see graduation because no matter how hard they try, less than half will make it... she is sure proud of her high 40-50% pass rate! I am posting this hear in hopes of warning others... please do not go here, do your research and go SOMEWHERE ELSE! South University in Tampa seems to be a legit school whos pass rate is over 95%.
Do some research about complaints/good reviews before attending this school, I wish I did!! I attended for two semesters (winter 2013 and spring 2014). Because the tuition is so high (do your own comparison with other schools) I was forced to apply for multiple private loans before they would allow me to get into a payment plan directly with the school. This dramatically affected my credit score even though I told them I would be denied for all of them. I paid over $8,000 just for two semesters, not including my federal loans. I am now done my pre-nursing courses and was told the wait list would be over a year. In the mean time I have been looking at other schools to pursue my education sooner. I was told by Keiser that they would not send me my transcripts (official and non-official) because I was not pursuing my education there as I had promised to do. Since when did I sign something that promises I will only attend THEIR school?
Tampa: I at first liked this college until I failed out of the program needing two more classes to complete the course. This school is a fast paced school meaning you take one month classes and you have to learn an entire book within that month. You have to learn up to 10 chapters the first 2 weeks with a midterm, presentations, and research papers. I wanted to get out of the program going into the second class. I was told that I could do it so I kept on. I again tried to get out on the 3rd class. Again I was told I could do this. I know myself and knew that I could not handle a fast paced program. I eventually made it far but it came with a cost. My health was bad. I wasn't sleeping much, I fell into depressions, and I was always sick with asthma. Still the director kept pushing me forward telling me that this was meant for me. Well she was wrong. I have no problem with my failure. My issue is with the staff of Keiser university who have nothing but incompetent fools working there. When I failed my class I did not show up the next day. I emailed the director telling her why I could not make it that day. She never responded to my email. I then went to school the following day to sign off from the school. I asked the Dean if I would owe any money to the school because I was using my husbands VA. She said no but to check with the VA office in that school. I went to speak with the man there and he said I would not owe the VA or the school any money. Christmas comes around and I get billed $3000. I failed the program in October. I go back when the school reopens after the holidays to ask about that. I emailed the Dean before that to which he never responded back. The billing lady checked for me and she said "oh the balance was taken off." I believed her and went home. Months pass and I get a call from a collections agency that I owe 3k to Keiser. I don't know whats going on so AGAIN I go back to this college. No one knew what the hell was going on. Eventually I was told that the reason why I owe Keiser was because they had to pay the VA back the money that the VA paid for my last class. So in other words Keiser lost money so they go after me. My next question to them is why was I not notified about this balance. First they tell me I don't owe, then they tell me I do, then they tell me my balance was taken off and now this? I would have been able to set a plan with this school a long time ago but no, they didn't notify me and they send my balance to the collectors who have been harassing me telling me to pay $300 right away after knowing that my husband lost his job as well as I because we were moving to Texas and could not pay that amount. The billing lady supposedly tried to get me out of collections and all she could say was sorry you have to pay through them now. I talked to the Dean yet again and nothing was done. So to them its not their problem after they put me through all that crap and all those run arounds. Great job Keiser University. You need to hire more competent people here. I wish I could talk to the president but no one seems to want to help me contact him. So NO I don't recommend this college. Try other Keiser schools but not the one in Tampa.
I am a person that appreciates good tuition, this school does not provide that. Everything they are interested in is in the money from your financial. Just do not enter to the school. It is a hell. There are not enough times I can emphasize this.
I love reading these posts, especially the ones that blame Keiser for their problems life, “the teachers don’t teach, the financial aid don’t tell you up front, the Deans don’t listen when I come complaining. That’s why I failed. I Likewise, I bet you deserve credit for thinks like.” I never been to jail, I never missed by child support payments, I never did drugs”. Guess what you’re not supposed too. Funny my teachers teach, I know what the classes cost, because it said so when I looked when I signed the contract, and when I see the Dean’s their really cool. So if you allow me to warn you as well….. BEWARE….Keiser is intense it’s 1 class 5 hrs. a day 5 days a week, every day. That means YOU have to be able to comprehend the material from at least 1 new chapter, every day 5 days a week, and be tested on it-EVERY Friday. Furthermore, once you’re in your core (major) classes, add in an evidence based 7-10 page typed APA paper, plus and a few competencies both due in the beginning of week 3 -EVERY month. Oh, you have to maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA per semester for 1.5 years…that means 1 C for every 3 B’s, or you don’t move on, you move out. We lost about 30% of the class after the 3rd. class because they thought it was more important to show up when it was convenient, check their cell phone every 15 minutes and complain how the work load was unfair, because they had jobs, bill, kids, and problems at home. They thought they deserved more respect as they were special. I can’t believe he won’t give me extra credit, a couple more days to finish my paper or let me take a makeup exams. SORRY, not at Keiser. But most of us not only survived, we excelled. The common thread….We showed up every day, on time & prepared, then we listened to the lecture, took notes went home and studied are butts off, wrote papers and studied some more, and did so every day 7 days a week for 16 months….and most of us had jobs, bills, kids etc. So as they say BEWARE, if you can apply yourself you will graduate, if not don’t waste your money (2K a month) and don’t worry there are plenty of minimum wage jobs available for all of you that think you’re SPECIAL.
The instructors are great! However, the staff including the deans, Finical aid, and program directors are a joke! They don't allow any food or drinks (including water) in the 5 hour long classrooms. The deans try to control the instructors and students and it's affecting the academics. They are very unprofessional and childish. They say they have an open door policy but lie to you when you ask them questions. I would take your money elsewhere.
I can say that I have the benefit of comparing a state college to a private university. I will never go back to a state college or university again. I have enjoyed my time at Keiser University, the instructors go above and beyond to help students in my opinion. As far as the monthly fee, that is explained upfront before enrolling and that is something that you agree to do, so when they want their money, yes, they want their money. Plus, the office is willing to work with you. At least at my campus they do. Talking to the Dean's is easy as they have an open door policy. Any problems I had were resolved immediately. In a state college I had a meeting with the Dean and ended up speaking with their administrative assistant and it took forever to get anything resolved (political red tape). So for me going back to school and getting another degree, I made the right choice by going to Keiser. Sure, it is expensive, but well worth it. Plus, it is not any educational institutions job to find you a job. They all tell you that up front. No college guarantees that.
Ok, I do not work for the school, I am a graduate from an associate program and is now enrolled in a BA program, yes the school is expensive!!!!! But! its a good school, you do have to work hard and be committed, and who said it was a schools responsibility to get anyone a job, If you work hard stop whining, and understand that fast paced school is not for everyone. At first I didn't get the whole idea of the 1 class per month but after a few classes it made sense. In the BA program all classes are scheduled in a way that once you get to your second class you understand why you took the first class first, because the things you learned previously is needed to understand the current course.....I talk about Keiser all the time, My admission counselor was H. and she was AWESOME!!! she never left me out, she pretty was their for me even when I just needed someone to talk to. Yes some of the instructors need better communication skills, but that only a few of them, most of them really try to help you understand the material.