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Liberty University was my first online experience. I must say it was over whelming for me. I did not like the way Liberty used DVDs to teach the information to me. I could not get anything from it. I think the school is great but it just did not work for me as an online school.
My experience at Liberty has made me afraid to try to go back and do a masters with them. I ended up finishing my bachelors degree at another online school after leaving Liberty. The second experience was great. I hung in their and they gave me a different view of an online experience.
I know Liberty is a great school, but it is always what works best for the person. I really wanted to go back to get a degree from Liberty but ever since my first experience in 2006 I am afraid. I do not want to be sent alot ot DVDs. I have moved past it and currently enrolled at another University for my masterd which I am doing a great job.
I attended Liberty University 10/22/07 to 8/20/08 in the M.A.Ed.,Teaching and Learning Teacher Education Program.I must tell you,this was the most fantastic program that I had the good fortune to attend. Your admission Advisor will leave no stone unturned, when it comes to answering your questions about their programs.Personal and/or academic issues will be dealt with,you will be referred to a university psychologist, Counselor,or whatever it takes to assist their students. When I am prepared to complete my program of study,there could be no other university for me to except, Liberty University.
Of course,they will not hold your hand,and they should not,after all,we are adults,however;they will assist,direct and offer constructive suggestions. Its such a wonderful university.As an African-American,that's not an easy thing to say about a university,because I have had three,terrible experiences. Liberty University is truly unique.They really care about their students.
I earned my degree from a physical campus and wasn't too sure about doing Online School. My friend went to Liberty and really liked it, so I tried it too.
It was really flexible for me to work full-time and go to school full-time, which is the best part about Liberty. I didn't have to sign on at a particular time or like 4 times a week or anything. As long I finished my assignments on time, I was able to enjoy my weekends with my family.
The cost is VERY affordable too - its less than $400 a credit hour while other schools are over $600. It's nice to see a Christian school provide affordable programs at the Masters level, too.
I graduate in December and I'm really excited about it - I wouldn't have been able to get my Masters without Liberty.
I attended Liberty on campus during the 90's, but recently finished my undergrad degree online. The staff was very helpful when it came to transferring my old course work to a new degree program in Multidisciplinary Studies. When you call in, keep in mind that many of the people answering the phones are just students working part time, so they may not always have all the answers you need right away. Also, YOU have to call THEM and take charge of YOUR education, financing, etc... they aren't going to do it for you (much like the real world!). The same goes for classes. You have to be proactive and pursue your education... the professors are not going to make you do anything. You have to keep yourself motivated, or you won't be successful in the online education environment. Also, Liberty is an unapologetic conservative Christian university on every level, so keep that in mind before you decide to attend.
I must say that Liberty University Online is a wonderful school and has great programs. Before I enrolled in the Master's program, I talked to an admissions counselor. I was informed upfront about taking intensives on-campus. There was nothing that was a surprise for me. I was well informed by the admissions staff. Also, looking at the degree plans will let students know what classes are required to be taken on campus. Our family is please with our Liberty experience. I just finished a Masters in education and have started on the Education Specialist degree. My husband is half way through his Masters and is pleased as well.
I have been attending LU online for most of my Undergrad Degree (which I am about to complete). I LOVE this school! I have had no problems getting in touch with my instructors for questions. The classes are challenging and require a lot of time, but very enjoyable. My experience overall was very positive. I plan on getting my Masters here as well and if I pursue my Doctorate will also go to LU. They offer so many things!
Like someone else mentioned, this is a Christian school. If you do not like religion or Christian perspectives on the topics, this may not be the right school for you. Do your research before you enroll! Also, many of the Masters programs which are offered online require some intensive courses that you must take on campus...it pays to check out ALL the information on your own. Don't rely on someone to do it for you. Give LU a try. I think you will love it!
This is my first year with Liberty and so far my experience has been great. In fact, I love it. The classes are challenging, the teachers are attentive and the administrative staff has always been helpful. I would highly recommend this school to anyone seeking a quality online education.
I found the whole experience with Liberty to be somewhat disappointing. Once they got me enrolled, it became difficult to get anyone to return my calls. I had to appeal a class in which I had taken. I was granted a chance to retake the class for free (almost, I was required to buy a new book).
After I finished the last four classes that I took at Liberty, I was informed that they had sent back my financial aid. They could not give me a good reason that the funds were returned being that I had a 3.5 gpa. I was then told that I would have to pay over $3300 in order to take more classes.
I asked if they would let me make payment arrangements and was told that it was not possible. They turned me into collections. This allowed me to pay an extra $900 in fee to the collection agent. I paid the amount that was required. There was a 1 cent balance left on my account. I called several times trying to pay this penny. I was told that I would not be allowed to pay. I would not be allowed to get my transcripts because of the hold placed on my account.
Now after several months trying to get this resolved they have removed the 1 cent and my account has a "0" balance. They still have a hold on my account, stopping me from getting my transcripts. I just called and was informed that it could take a few weeks more in order to remove the hold.
Make sure that you are aware that Liberty is first and foremost a religious college. No matter the course topic, religion will be incorporated in some way. It is not a bad thing, but I often felt out of place because my views were often not in sync with evangelical christian views
I attempted and completed a Master of Arts degree in Human Services with Liberty. I enjoyed every bit of it except that most of the classes focused on religion. I guess in my line of work, having a religious perspective is important.
I found 2 jobs 4 months after reciving my grad. degree as a Master's Level Mental Health Therapist. Of course, I wish I was able to get a license but in the state of Florida licensing does not come easy. I was told that I would have to go for a Master in Counseling. Oh well, it's all good being that my degree can literally get me most jobs in any social service area (prisons, schools, hospitals, etc.).
I am now trying to find me a reputable school to go for the PhD. in Human Services and I am doing my research like crazy. I would prefer a school that has not only "online" but "brick and mortar" like Liberty. I also received my B.S. online from State Uni. of New York.