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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.
I am like Fox Mulder, I want to believe, I really do. Overall I am very grateful for the education I received here, the teachers for the most part were good. My problems are with the administration in general. My advisor was AWOL for most of my time at OCU and when I called the answers center they defended her as being "busy". It sounded like either the person was incredibly lazy or overwhelmed not at all what I expected from the alammater of leadership expert John Maxwell. I had to practically harass them to enroll me in my final semester and I had to do the same to get the registrar to handle my financial aid properly. Overall I found the program to be mediocre at best and that's unfortunate considering how well the material and teachers were prepared.
I will finish my degree this month and have attended OCU for 2 1/2 years. All of my professors and everyone tha I have dealt with from the Registrar's office, library, financial aid, and all of my advisors (which changed a couple of times) were very friendly, helpful, and easy to deal with! I would definitely point out though that there isn't a whole lot of actual teaching that is provided from the university or professors - you learn from your books but there isn't any kind of teaching beyond asking questions. Like most other online universities, there are discussion forums you post in as part of your assignments which I suppose are supposed to provide that interactivity but most students post and reply to fulfill the assignment requirement and there isn't much interactive discussion. There are some awesome professors who participate in the discussions and ask you questions and that provides a more interactive learning environment but then there are those who do not even give any feedback on papers and assignments which then make me question if they even read your paper. It would be a superior university if they introduced innovative learning techniques like online video streaming of lectures or audio / video lectures for each classes. Anything more than what they have would make an improvement but I would bet that attending classes would be great here. My husband's a vet and I therefore my tuition was $250/credit and this is really a great deal!
Online program is outstanding with instructors that are easy to work with, patient, understanding, and offer prayer when needed.
Ohio Christian University is very friendly to students who work and have a family. There instructors are always ready to help and reply back within 24 hours of sending an email. They are also very understanding when there is an issue with technology or when you don't understand an assigment. I would recommend anyone who wants to complete their degree and have a life outside of school to sign up to this program.
OCU offers active military, veterans and family members a reduces tuition rate of 250 per credit hour for all curriculum, Master, Bachelors and Associates. They are a faith- based school and work to apply the relevance of Christianity in every assignment. They are a fast paced school and the education you earn should pay dividends.