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Ohio Christian University is fantastic for both spiritual growth and development and overall academic success. The Professor's care on a personal level, the coursework is applicable and challenging, but not too difficult, and the development of all classes available is superb. One thing about this college and the English for AYA program in particular that I wish was different would be that the majority of English classes are offered online because it is a new program. All of the staff were still great, however, being the first person to graduate from the program, I wish that the English courses would have been on-campus and had interaction with other peers for optimal growth and learning. Other than that fact, though, it was a fantastic five years of my education.
I enjoyed the 5-week adult education format and the Christian focus. However, the staff at OCU have no idea what they are doing. They almost canceled our cohort twice because they forgot to sign us up for the next class. Then when they finally got our cohort enrolled, they charged me twice for the same class. The problems just go on and on and on. One of the students from our cohort was so upset with the constant errors, issues, and billing discrepancies that he actually called a lawyer. I paid my bill every single semester, including my last semester. I graduated and receive my diploma then 6 months later they send me a bill for $1,000 saying they are going to send my account to collections. They have some great professors but their administrative staff seems to be totally incompetent.
I have been attending what I thought was College for two weeks. Turns out when this site asked me what did I study, I entered computer skills for college which did not even come up as an actual College course. I've been trying to log into their ohiolink in order to get articles to cite For an upcoming paper. I cannot login it tells me that my registration has expired or is invalid. My paper is now late due to this. I've been trying to contact my facilitator for three days through email with no reply. I called my student advisor and they gave me another number to call which no surprised nobody answered. They were quick to enroll me without even discussing my financial aid or student loans. I failed my first class due to late papers because they failed to tell me that I needed to have a Windows operating system. I was submitting papers through Chromebook and they were not going through. They still failed me for late papers. After I went out and bought a computer that was compatible with their classes just so I could turn in my papers. They're now emailing me telling me that I have a time limit to send back the papers they require for my financial aid and if I do not hurry and send them back they are going to turn the two classes I've taken over to collection. The school is a scam. Jokes on them I never signed anything so they won't get one penny out of me or my financial aid.
For this to be a Christian University, I find it very disturbing that there was work due on a Christian holiday which is Christmas day. An extension was given until Friday; however, at a traditional university, most students were off from school. There was no understanding for work to be due by the professor once we returned back on January 6th, 2019. We are supposed to have two weeks off, but that was interrupted by work being due three days after Christmas. I spent my entire Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. My uncle pass right after Christmas and we are planning the funeral. I spoke to Robin from the academic department and she did not even offer her condolences to my family and I. Robin gave a very nonchalant attitude and said that you have two weeks, but her mind may have been clouded with air because she forgot that I spent an entire week on my break completing assignments. My assignments did in fact get completed on New Year Eve instead. Who really wants to spend their NYE working on papers after ministering in church on Sunday during their so-called two weeks break. Very disturbing that she could not even say I'm sorry for your loss, but rather said you did have two weeks off. This woman is completely clueless and classless about being compassionate and Christian like for people in pain. Robin should be required to take the pastoral care class because she had no heart at all. To add, I was supposed to receive a phone call back last Monday from my advisor and this is nine days later and I still have not heard from Michelle Sample. Do not attend this university. They have not been able to handle their growth outside the traditional university. Yes, I do have a 3.99 GPA and have always been a student that excels in everything I do for my entire life. www.nvys.org
Highly recommend this school's MBA program for time-conscious driven professionals. With literally no time on the schedule to add one more video conference or meeting, OCU's 100% online MBA permitted at-own-pace completion of course work. Due to the reach of the online platform there was more than adequate interaction with likeminded individuals, both staff & students in different time zones, all pursuing like objectives. The technical support was excellent; the staff, highly qualified & very professional.
The School of Business and Government has incredible professors who have loads of experience in law enforcement, business management, business ownership, and courts. The instructors are very personal, and will do anything in their power to assist you with your learning. I have had multiple professors sit down with me alone, upon request, to discuss topics I do not quite understand.
The Teaching Education program at OCU has been tremendous! The faculty is wonderful and I am learning so much. They offer way more than other schools and assure that every student is prepared and guaranteed a teaching job upon graduation. Highly recommend this program and this school!!!!
A bit too "Sunday School" and I believe I understood and knew less when I finished than when I began. Core classes not as helpful as they should have been. Some of the teaching was a bit stretched and I felt that politics was pushed on campus and it should not have been.
I attended this school's online program for Business IT. The classes are not geared to give you the experience you need. My experience is a nightmare, I started with guidance counselor who was very good. She went on vacation and I had no one to handle my questions pertaining to my classes. I spent all summer trying to reach her to no avail. I was assigned another guidance counselor who did not even introduce herself and she was not all interested in helping. I came to know that I had a different counselor because another issue arose with one my courses. In which she said oh by the way i'm your new counselor. There were many issue with my classes I kept being placed in classes that were 2- 3 weeks into the course work. Books were 90% of the time late and when I would ask to be dropped they would still bill me even though the books were late. I often had to speak to students and wait for phone appointments when it came to resolving class issues. I spent 14,000 dollars of my financial aid on 9 credits. I submitted pertinent paperwork when I enrolled this also included my 2015 IRS transcripts, I was asked to resubmit the same paper work a year later because they could find it. I spent 7 months waiting for a reply from this school. In the interim my guidance counselor never once reached out to me to ask how I was doing not once. This school placed me on academic probation while I was waiting for my IRS transcript. I was told by a Christian School that I would receive a letter and that I could appeal. I contacted the head of the counseling dept, she placed all the blame on me, and not the school. This conversation was followed by a letter of dis-enrollment from this so called school. I would not recommend this school at all to anyone not even to anyone seeking a doctrinal degree. The online courses are marginal at best and they don't give you the tools needed, I would not at all recommend this school. STAY AWAY!!!
Save your money and really research colleges before you go to them. The school is run by students with the exception of most of the professors. So getting answers never happens. They waited two days before my last class to email me .....my advisor,to let me know that she had reviewed my transcripts and I actually need two more biblical classes and may not be able to graduate because of it. Now I had Already purchased my cap and gown and official transcripts as She led me to the websites and had me believe I was finished 150 credits later . Wish I would have went somewhere else. Total nightmare