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DONT wast your money!!!! I have been going to post for about 5 years on and off to finish my BA. I go off and on because out of the blue they call and ask for 3,000 or the best one was $7,000! I thought It was my fault for something, NOPE they over charged me. They also won't send a transcript if you have a balance ( i understand) but when you don't know that you have a balance because they keep sending the bills to the wrong address and NEVER pick up the phone to call you, look an other $3,000!! Then there was the time that they "lost" my credit card number and it was just floating around the office. The classes are ok, nothing great. I was in hopes that when i went back it would get better. nope it went down hill. So if you want to get charged a ridiculous amount of money and be put on hold for 30 minuets to talk to someone that has NO CLUE what they are doing, they go call Post.
As a full time Army Soldier it was important to find a school that was affordable, accessible, accredited, and respected. After looking long and hard I found Post University. I've completed my BS in Business Marketing and am currently pursuing an MBA in finance. This school is great. I've had some professors that are A+ and some that are not as great, but overall I'd say that they care, are qualified, and are approachable. I think it's safe to say that all Universities have some bad professors. If I had to point to one weak link, it'd be the financial aide department. They can be slow, and come off as unprofessional at times. However, that doesn't change the fact that I HIGHLY recommend this University to everyone I meet. My wife and several friends are all proud Post U students!
I started the Masters in Human Services program 5 years ago (took a year off) and just about to graduate. It was definitely a mistake in going to this school. The first several years were great. The professors were really helpful and in touch with students, set reasonable expectations and challenged the students. Over the past year or so, I have noticed that the University mainly hires adjunct professors from all over the country to teach their classes. Some good, most not so good. They worry more about logging in and counting number of discussion board posts rather than quality. They also tell you that grades can not be appealed, or extensions on class work will not be approved, so don't even think about asking. You feel like you are being treated like a Kindergartner -- and if you protest, it results in lower grades. They make strict requirements on how you may communicate with them -- only by email and only by phone as a last resort. Worse, they make up their own rules for conducting the class that go against University guidelines. I found out too late in the game that this is a for-profit school and they care more about charging students very pricey fees -- for not a lot of support. DO NOT GO HERE for a Masters in Human Services Program. Consider Northwestern University, as I am kicking myself for not applying their sooner.
Yes -- Human Services is essentially social work -- and I love this field.
Choose your field wisely -- preferably a high growth area -- and try to be flexible in geographical areas for the most promising hiring opportunities.
I'm going to share with you what I wish someone had shared with me. I learned the hard way that, while most other colleges and universities charge one full-time tuition rate for a 12+ credit course load, Post charges by the class. This means that (a) you're paying per class ($1575, as the tuition planner just told me) and (b) many students (like me) will not be able to take 3 courses per mod because of Financial Aid restrictions. I really do wish I had known that prior to enrolling. It would have been a deciding factor for me, and I probably wouldn't have enrolled. I feel as though I'm being cheated, and that's not a good feeling. $63,000 is a lot of money to pay for a Bachelor's degree when so many other public universities afford you that same degree for half the price.
Other than that, I am enjoying my time at Post. This is my third module and I've had mostly good experiences with mostly good (and a few GREAT) instructors. I will admit, the course work is extremely easy and if you're more interested in the degree than the actual education, this will be a good fit for you. I've had to interact with my Tuition Planner, Academic Adviser, and had to appeal a grade. Each experience was good, and my inquiries were met with timely responses. The instructors are also very responsive, and most of them interact really well in the classes. As far as learning, it has been my experience thus far that a student can learn as much as s/he wants to learn. This program is not really for students who want to be taught traditionally, as most of your learning is going to come from independent study (reading assignments, watching lectures, watching related videos, discussions with classmates with occasional input from instructors). In fact, learning is optional. You can do well at Post without ever really learning a thing. All in all, I'm enjoying it, but I really do wish I had known about the tuition situation.
I highly recommend Post University, and its Online M.Ed.program. Although I initially had some doubts and apprehension about the online format of the graduate studies, my experience with Post has been wonderful. The online courses, offered every eight weeks, have been very challenging, yet menageable. I have learned not only from my professors (who continuously offer their support and advice) but also classmates, thanks to the required discussion board participation (asynchronous). It is certainly no "piece of cake", but I have absolutely no regrets about choosing Post University, and its online graduate program.
I decided to obtain my master degree with Post U. My mistake. My first Module was good. The course work was heavy but okay to deal with. Learned good stuff. Second Module was the same, but the 3rd, as of right now is the worst. I am currently in the third module and I just dropped all of my classes for the 4th module and I won't be returning. For some reason each professor has their own requirements for attendance and this module in particular is the worst. Even though this is the 3rd week of this module, every weeks seems to be a different set of attendance requirements. I have had it. No one is trying too help me understand and it seems as though no one cares. Everyone is soooo busy. Wow. It seems as though it is more important to log in than the content of your work. I am in shock. I wasted my money attending this institution.