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After reading the reviews I decided to write my own. To those who are praising national accreditation, you need to do some reading. Regional accreditation is higher ranked than national and accepted easier thab national credits. The business school has BOTH rankings because of the MBA program they run. I had NO ISSUE with finding a graduate program in my field after graduating from Post Univeristy. I even changed Master's programs when I found a different Univeristy was having me do the exact same classes from my B.A. in their master's program. If the classes were so bad then why was my undergrad curriculum equal to another school's Graduate program!? I liked having class materials beyond a boring text book, if I have to memorize a textbook in 8 weeks to get a degree, that isn't worth a dime, I'd rather have a book and supplement materials! Financial aid is not always at fault because I had a different tuition planner each module and they have more than 20 student bills to take care of each, their department is very under staffed. If you have never worked in higher education then you need to give them more credit than I have seen here. I had an amazing advisor, my final tuition planner had actually caught a mistake that saved me 5k in private loans that the prior tuition planner had made. If you want cheap or free college you won't find it at ANY private college. I got what I paid for, the only thing I would have changed is having Navient (the real scam) as my loan servicer. Post Univeristy was the best decision that I made for my education, but then again I wanted to earn my degree, not just be handed one.
From day one I have encountered all positiveness from Post University. I receive the help I need when I need it. My adviser is awesome. She always calls to check in on me, leaves voicemail's or emails me. This is a great school. I know each experience is different but I am just glad mine has been a great one. I even had my husband enroll. I love the flexibility this school give. I definitely would recommend this school to those really wanting to go somewhere in life. By the way I have never had an issue with financial aid or the FA advisers at Post.
Post University is the most Military friendly school I have ever had the pleasure of attending. Being deployed multiple time can really place an extreme halt on your academics. I was able to take classes on the other side of the world and have the full support of each instructor.
My path at Post started out relatively quiet. Teachers were nice, workload was decent for most classes while some were just over the top for adults attending online classes who have jobs and family responsibilities. I was told initially there were scholarships and then after i started they told me for online students there arent any offered (so much for this education opportunity being the same as an on campus student). I cant say I received much coaching from my advisor beyond, take this class or reminder to register. No one discussed how I could influence my degree path through classes i wanted to take, rather it was a set curriculum with no flexibility. Ive finally graduated and do i wish i NEVER stepped foot there. Departments do not communicate with one another. I doubled up on some classes thinking i would graduate earlier etc. I had no indication from my advisor or financial aid that the classes wouldn't be covered even though my FA bucket had enough money to cover. within the last 3 months of school i shelled out over $4500.00 out of pocket in order to graduate and get my transcripts released to other universities. FA told me if they had known i was doing this they would have set up a payment plan. so my question is who was supposed to tell me , who is supposed to inform FA of my class progression. Apparently NO ONE but me i was supposed to know and to top it off the money sitting in loans is now going back to the government while i have an outstanding credit card accruing interest. WORST SCHOOL EVER. Archaic systems, no communication among departments and bad communication with students.
My admission advisor and ASC were extremely helpful but when it came to the financial aid the staff was unhelpful, rude and always had an attitude if you had to reach out to someone else in order to get through with them. I'm sorry but the school states that there school be mutual respect among staff, students and teachers but yet the staff from that department don't follow those policies. We are the students they should be there to help us along the way. I don't recommend this school. The motivation of the staff and teachers is not there and I think that is a must.
You should always trust your "gut" feeling. From the start I felt as I was being scammed. My friends sister just got a job as a financial advisor and of course told me how great it was. I wanted to do psychology but she knew I wanted to work with children so she pushed the child Studies program. So silly me... I agreed. From the start I was lied to. I was told that there was tons of scholarship money from Post and I won't have to take out much in loans. That was a lie. I was the told a couple months later that Post does not offer any scholarships for online students. That I would have to find them elsewhere. Cool, great... well the classes were mediocre. They make you take an online success class. 1500$+ gone for that joke. I did enjoy some of the classes but I soon was told the truth about my degree from one of my professors. She told me that my degree was basically useless unless I wanted to teach Pre-school or nursery. I could not work in public schools. I would have to get my masters in a psychology based program before I could ever be close to doing what I wanted to do. That is... if I get accepted since ONLY the business school is nationally accredited and the other programs are regionally accredited. Which means... you probably won't get into a masters program. I decided to transfer to a community college after a year at Post. I thought the transfer would be easy. Nope. I set up everything early and completed all paperwork. I asked my financial advisor numerous times if I would be stuck paying anything out of pocket. He kept telling me no. Well come to find out I owe Post 200$. Of course the advisor told me this, that, and the other as to why I owe this. Hmm but I still had about 2,000 in Pell grant money left since I only went for one more semester and took only two classes. I don't know what to do at this point. I am so aggravated with this school. They lie and don't care about anything except your money. So now I have 10,000 in loan debt and most of my classes won't even transfer to a community college. How sad. BIGGEST MISTAKE EVER.
These people are scam artists. I've been back and forth with them for months about discrepancies with balance owed. I've been told countless times that the "computer system is faulty and doesn't always show accurate numbers in our bills" and "You're still responsible for paying this balance" (that balance that I don't have an accurate representation of). Basically, you don't know what you owe from one moment to the next because numbers never match up between bills and their financial portal. I had a spreadsheet laying out all of their discrepancies in billing and the financial advisor ACKNOWLEDGED THEM! Yet he went in a circle and came back to the fact that it's still my fault and I'm responsible for their inaccurate technology. It seems like they're covering their tracks and their own backsides as well because no more than a week after this conversation with the financial advisor, my balance on the financial portal was corrected and my account summary was wiped clean when it definitely wasn't before. I can't even continue attending school or the process of transferring out because I refuse to pay them for my classes or transcripts and we've reached a stalemate. Steer clear of this "university" and look for an institution who's more professional and knows how to run things in an accurate manner!
I am very unhappy with Post University, with 6 credits left before Graduation, and looking int Masters programs at other . universities, I found out that Post is only Nationally Accredited for the business school, all other degree programs are regional, meaning no Masters programs will accept the B.A degree of psychology, and almost all careers only accept a Bachelor from NATIONALLY accredited schools, now 6 credits away, and over the lifetime maximum for financial aid, The last 3 and a half years are a total waste, no degree and no way to transfer, or with a degree, no masters programs outside if the East Coast area. THE FINANCIAL AID department sucks, the academic advising is a joke, and none communicate with you until you approach them with a problem, then its too late to be fixed,...DO NOT ATTEND POST unless you want to waste time and money on a degree you cant use.
I graduate with a B.S in Business in 2011 from Post and a Masters in 2014. I cannot get a job interview. I get calls from "Sales" insurance jobs about my resume. I have not had one good job i.e(Morgan Stanley,Chase) contact me about my resume. I think it is just a matter of prestige. This school does not have the national respect. If you already have a job and are looking to promote, then the online degree is good. However, if you are looking for work from scratch, this degree is not worth it. I have $76,000 in student debt and a construction job. I hope this helps. Basically, I have a degree and owe a lot of money, without the benefits.
My experience at Post University was a positive one. My program advisor was courteous and extremely helpful. I did not experience any administrative issues. Like any school, you have great teachers and a few mediocre. I found the business degree program to be comprehensive and well structured. If you are interested in a short-cut education, Post is not the college to attend. They are strict about writing format compliance, citation rules, and use proper grammar. Again, some professors are stricter than others, but I found most of them to be fair. If anything, I think the University should be stricter on student admission. Some students did not belong in the program as they often procrastinated and presented sloppy work. If you are willing to put in the work and are willing to learn, Post University is a very good option.