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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
I could not be more pleased with the final results of my degree program. The only thing that a student needs to remember to make anything out of the degree is to have experience. If you do not have experience you will not do well gaining employment after you get your degree. I have applied for the most simple jobs and now I am overqualified without experience. That is not the schools fault. The only thing I think academia lacks is the ability to address that a student may need to do internships while in college. Otherwise, I had great professors (with the exception of one which bullied me until the dean kicked him out). The classes were professional and I obtained a lot of knowledge. I couldn't ask for anything better.
I graduated last spring with my Bachelor's degree and I loved OCU! The professors were first rate and the education was vigorous. The cost was reasonable, the staff was engaged, and prompt when it came to questions about assignments or grades. I am currently enrolled in the Master's program for Ministry with a concentration in Pastoral Counseling. I am carrying a 4.0 currently and graduated with honors in the BA program; it is challenging work but very rewarding at the same time. I highly recommend this school.
This college is eager to enroll students, they are not easy to contact once you are enrolled. Questions do not get answered or addressed. They have a tendency to answer what they think you want to hear, without taking time to understand what you are asking. VERY FRUSTRATING. Makes me feel like I am just repeatedly beating my head against the wall
First, I graduated with an Associates degree in Christian Ministry Summa Cum Laude, I then decided to continue on for my Bachelor degree, big mistake. Many classes had only three people in them, there were so few in fact that they had to cancel one of my semesters, which in turn screwed up my graduation date as well as financing. It was impossible to get them to fix the situation, currently I just dropped my class and am looking to transfer what credits I can (90 out of 104 earned) to another college. My grades have never been an issue as I have carried a 3.99 GPA throughout. A terrible experience and waste of money, do not consider this school.
Far to many basic repetitive classes. Not even touching the main course. The layout and instruction is far to confusing and not written clearly. Seems like a bunch of dimwits put it all together. I did not finish my 1st 10 weeks because there are little communications of clarity when needing help. They have ZERO webinars, and I find those important and very helpful since those are done in real time! Needless to say I ma switching online colleges. Overall HORRIBLE and I do NOT recommend this online college!!! RUN AWAY FROM IT FAST!!!!!
So to update my feelings about Ohio Christian University. Even after getting billed $100 for having to drop a class because of my wife emergency surgery, and $65.00 fee for the book they said I did not return, I promised that I would send the money on my next payday in September. They turned it over to a collection company. They could not wait one week, come on, give your students a break, or do you really not care if we return or what we have to say about this University. I will never admit I attended here, so sad.
This curriculum is difficult to follow as it is not verbalized correctly. Therefore, the expectations are unclear to say the least. There is a Christian aspect to the college, however, I am seeing a lot hypocrisy. For example, while we are taught about honor, the other students are allowed to make fun of and tease other people on a deep level if their beliefs do not combine. It is a tragedy as a christian to see name-calling and bad mouthing. The professors are lazy and do not care. They do not teach in the online environment, yet earn a paycheck? They criticize your work in a way that is demeaning and unfruitful. Instead of telling you what you did wrong and helping you understand they simply say what you did wrong. As someone attempting to learn and trying to not fail, it becomes a disaster. I agree with the people that stated that their organization is corrupt. The financial aid people do not honor the military discount until you are forceful and nag them for a long time. They do not do financial aid correctly and send you harassing letters after promising that you do not have to pay them until the end of the semester. All in all, this has already been a terrible experience. I would not wish this on anyone.
Ohio Christian University offers a good range of classes online and I learned how to prioritize my time and develop better study habits. The staff at OCU is very helpful and the professors are fair to each student. For many years, I stopped trying to get my degree and was pleasantly surprised at how I was able to use my own life experiences to enhance my educational experience at OCU. The staff and professors helped me merge back into student life and learn how to get my educational goals back on track. Finally, I have been able to achieve an important goal in my life by obtaining my long awaited bachelor's degree.