Post University Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (69)
As a part time student who also is active duty military, I found Post University to be a challenge. I was moved to write a review after seeing all the negative non-sense about financial aid, class hours, and professor quality. I found myself spending at least 9-12 hours per week in each class. Financial aid/advising was spot on, but at times required me to follow up on things (that's how the real world works). Professors were great, going into an online learning environment I expected to do a lot of self-education and that is exactly what I got. Overall, I believe that for an online education it was amazing. I was challenged all the way through, retained alot of the very relative lessons and material, and feel that I received a quality education. Online education takes sacrafice, discipline, and dedication. I began my college education in a physical classroom and ended in a digital one. Going to a physical class was easier! One must understand that you cannot expect the same learning environment on an online platform. Your professors aren't following up with you weekly, you typically are not physically interacting with your student body, and you have to practice disciplined time management as you set your own study hours.
I am in my third year at Post, and should be graduating later this year. I can't say that my experience has been all that worth while. I can't really say that I've learned much, because the truth is, I haven't. For a computer related degree, the school requires far too many business/management courses. I have gone over far more business/management material than I have computer related material. Most of these classes have a great deal of overlap in the content as well, so while I might take 5 classes, there is really maybe 1.5 classes worth of content. I was really hoping to expand my knowledge in the IT field and prepare myself for a career in that industry, but I feel woefully ill prepared as I near graduation. I haven't had any of the issues others have had with the financial department (I haven't dealt with them at all as my tuition is paid for by my current employer), and my advisers have always been pleasant to work with. I can't say the same for the instructors. A few have been engaging and helpful throughout the course, most have just been there. All of the supposed education comes from your own efforts with reading, research, etc. When there are questions posed to the instructors, their replies are usually vague and unhelpful. I mostly just try to avoid contacting them at all unless I have a question about a grade. That happens more than it should because there are mistakes, and sometimes questions on tests are worded very poorly and can be taken several different ways. Grading is usually pretty easy though, and I often think that they are participatory more than anything. If not that, then they seem to look at whether or not you used proper APA formatting more than at the content of what you actually said. There is far too much emphasis on proper formatting and procedure than there is on learning anything useful. So at the end of the year I will have my degree. Unfortunately, I won't have an education. I guess I'll have to find that on my own after I get my $60,000 piece of paper.
Disorganized, instructors never consistent - same level completely different expectations - they will take your money - many high student loans and don't care if you're happy or not. Stay away, do your research and make a better choice! Post University is awful!
Post University is a rip off! They are more concerned with taking your money then they are about your education. This is the first time I attempted to go to school online. They were not clear on the online process they don't even mention the dead line I had to drop out early without paying, so now i'm obligated to pay 5,000 for one class that I attended. The second class I just logged in twice. I was unable to continue my schooling due to health problems and I was currently going through a miscarriage! They told me to file a petition only to get denied! Now they are threatening me to pay 5,000! Smh. I will never attend to this school again!
I think its a great school, its a little expensive, but it provides a very flexible program for graduate studies. In my experience the professors have responded immediately and have been very helpful when I had questions. The accelerated aspect of the program is great as well, I am going to have my master's degree in less than 2 years, and I only have to take 1 class per semester.
The Five stars you see are from the school staff and not the students, You will regret it like we all did, you've been warned. Be careful do your research, People like myself were so hurt by the school we sought out this web site to warn others and to hopefully wake up somebody at Post to put on their big boy pants and do their JOB!! retrain your staff with customer service skills, loans, books, I was scammed, though I had loans to pay for my classes, they made me pay them $2,000 to get my certificate with still a $20,000 + loan to get a CERTIFICATE
****PLEASE READ THIS***** The school instructors for the most part were great, just do your work and your okay.However, Post University admin financial aid dept., your advisers WILL BE YOUR WORST EXPERIENCE!!! I was charged over $20,000 for a paralegal certificate and I already had my A.A. degree which was half that. When I did not get money for my books and had to cancel my classes (BEFORE I EVEN STARTED THEM) Post University still charged me for the dropped classes, though I had no books and didn't start class, told adviser ahead of time to drop classes. They did not do it, and told " You cannot get your certificate until you pay us the $2,000 for the drop classes!" Aren't they apart of the loan?? It took me over 18months to raise the $2,000 to finally get my certificate. You have more then five people complaining abut the same issue, I believe this is Fraud and I want to bring a class action suite against them, I am ready if you are. They are taking advantage of people because they know they can get away with it just like the current police state, no there is EVER held accountable for their actions, its always your fault. Make this school your last resort. We pay their biils and feed their family based on our enrollment, very arrogant staff/school. Again the instructors are pretty fair, but like every company/business these are all co-workers so they all stick together and watch everyone back.
Overall, I felt that the online education was good. All the professors were timely in their responses and more than willing to work with the hectic life of a Service Member; however, I can not express enough, how disgusted I am with the administration offices. I graduated in April, 2015 it is now four days away from November 2015 and I still have not received a diploma. When 90 days passed by the graduation date and my diploma had not arived, and I asked about it, they told me that there was a problem with the printers and there was a delay of a few weeks. Okay, no big deal. Several weeks later, no diploma, and I asked again. They said that it was sent out and I should be receiving it in no time. Okay, sounds good. Several weeks later, no diploma, and I asked again. They said that they were very sorry this was happening, and would look in to it. Okay... Several weeks later, no diploma, and no response about what happened to it, so I asked again. Now the replies I am getting are starting to get rude. But they inform me that my diploma was sent to the wrong address (wtf?!) and that they would have to re-print and send it out again. .... Several weeks later, no diploma, and I ask again. No one seems to know anything so they tell me that it has been re-ordered, that it will be out in the mail shortly and I should receive it within the week. .... .. ... Several weeks later, no diploma. This time I ask if I have been ripped off and I inform them that seeking legal counsel will be my next course of action. They claim it was mailed out on the 22nd of October 2015 and that is where it is at right now. Still no diploma....
Overall I enjoyed my experience at Post University. I graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration. My academic advisor was quite helpful throughout my time at Post. On numerous occasions he would stop what he was doing to assist me in any issues that I had. The classes were in deed challenging, but not to the extent of spending every moments of your free time working on your studies. Over my tenure at Post, I would take one class every eight weeks. Never did I have any difficulty getting responses back from the professors or find the professors incompetent. The majority of my professors seemed to care for their students and teach as best as they could through their computers. I would like to agree with some other reviewers. The financial departments seems like it’s a complete disaster. I would find myself submitting multiple documents to the department only to receive a call from them saying that I had to submit the documents again. This department is the single point of failure within this University. Minus the financial department, I enjoyed my time. I would recommend this University to others. As some of my fellow peers stated, by no means is this University an Ivy League school! In the end you decide what you can handle. If you desire a higher level of education go elsewhere, but if you are looking for a decent online program Post University may be a fit for you.
My experience as a student at Post University has been quite positive. The professors whom I have had for classes were available, responsive, and demonstrated a personal investment in my learning. While there were some professors who were better at this than others, every professor was helpful to some extent. Having the opportunity to attend an academic residency linked me with other students and provided a sense of the university. I highly recommend Post for working professionals who want an education. You must be willing to work for this degree. You will receive what you put into your Post experience. Do not expect professors or staff to hold your hand and do the work for you. Be an adult, study hard, and you will excel. SFC N