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I completed my MBA in 1.5 years. When I did my research I could not find another program that offered a completely online format from a school with the same or similar credentials/accreditation. Professors were great and helped tremendously outside of the live lectures. I only used the free tutoring for one class, but the tutors were patient, helpful, and spent all the time I needed to better understand a particularly challenging course. Assignments were challenging yet appropriate given career level. Success in any career requires commitment and discipline so online courses may not be the best option for all candidates.
HORRIBLE. No military veteran should attend here. They hold your financial aid funds hostage for too long. Over 30 days from the scheduled release date. Even the va rep doesn't know what hes doing. Not certifying your enrollment on time and delaying educational benefits.
The one-star reviewers likely realized PG is far superior academically to their previous online schools, and they couldn't keep up with the rigor of hardcore instruction and simply dropped out. I was shocked by the staggering difference in academics in taking my first class, and struggled simply for the reason that the school I had transferred from was nothing like this at all. These were real university courses. They made me think, they made me work, and they were hard. The other school did not do this. People would use emoji's and use LOL and other "text speak" to respond to answers for daily questions and the Professor allowed it. At PG this will not fly. I think this is another reason people give it bad reviews. They want easy, but they also want a degree with a university name that means something. But, you have to put the work in to get what you want. Honestly, it was not easy to get in to PG. I interviewed with the representative, my GPA was 3.4 from the school I transferred from and I had to explain to him why I would be a good fit. I have dealt with the same people since I started. I have had my credits transfered from my previous university, I have spoke with Financial Aid several times and had great communication with them. I cannot promise that nothing will go awry in my schooling, but I so far I have dealt with kind and pleasant people who seem to want to help me, and I feel that this institution is giving an amazing gift to those of us who are able to finish our degrees raise our families, and work our 40 hour week jobs. The gift of a first rate education right; from our own homes. So, for me and my family - we are grateful! I am proud to be a Boilermaker!
This college is horrible. I transferred from SNHU because I thought I would be getting a Purdue Education. This is not Purdue. It is still Kaplan. Purdue paid a $1 to put its name on it, like companies pay for naming rights on sports stadiums. Still behaving and using Kaplan policies. When filing a grievance, they don't care what FAFSA or Department of Education say. They rule based on "THEIR POLICIES." Save your money and find a reputable college. After transferring from Kaplan, I realize that Accounting degree is worthless. Reputable schools are actually teaching curriculum that is relevant to the degree. What makes this sad is I understood the reason Purdue was pursing this. Its too bad Purdue trustees kept Kaplan's administrative policies in place.
Don't understand the poor reviews on here. I too had a financial aid issues and they explained to me that it would take a while to get sorted out. But, eventually it worked out. This is my first term and it was hard. I only took one class and they really hold you accountable. Discussion boards and seminars are east points but the other assignments are tough. This is what I expect from a graduate school. Most people think online is easy but it's tougher than what people think. My advisor is amazing and called to check on me half way through my term. I understand the switch from kaplan to purdue was tough. Do your research and make sure you have all the information from your advisor. If you're not pleased, ask for a different one.
I've had a good experience overall at PG. The professors seem to know what they're doing, and the I like how the seminars work in regard to scheduling. The only bad thing I have to say is there Career Services Department lacks the services that other colleges do. At my old school you would go to the career department and they would say something like "go to this company, they've hired out students in the past", or apply for these types of jobs. I've been in contact for a while now with Purdue Global and all I seem to get is a "Good luck apply on your own". Other than that though I would recommend it. Just don't expect any help with jobs.
This school is a money scam. Finacial Aid and the Business Office refuse to respond and finish paperwork. My Loans and grants never posted unless it was in there favor. The price is way higher than listed. I was dropped from the program for not logging in to my courses, due to my disburement not being refunded for over 3 weeks passed scheduled date. I had $15k taken out in fasfa loans, dropped and once again I have to wait to enroll in another school. I know there are great instructors there, but itsnot worth the heartache trying to get enrolled finacial aid and the business office run around.
Worst experience ever!!!! I started with Kaplan but in the middle of my first quarter they changed over to Purdue. My counselor was terrible. The teachers (not all but most) were terrible. In one of the courses, the instructor talked about how to use the online classroom the whole duration of the course! Each week, instead of teaching about the subject, he would answer questions about how to use the online classroom. Very frustrating. Did not learn ANYTHING from that teacher. Then I had a few pregnancy difficulties during the quarter which ended up putting me into the ER and hospital. I reached out to my counselor and asked to be withdrawn due to falling behind. I was put through a huge loop of different people, offices, and was never explained the policies. I attempted to reach out to her multiple times without hearing from her. So I reached out to someone else that got a hold of her. She told me that I would receive a W for withdrawal on the transcript. I got 2 F's. I kept trying to contact her to see why I got F's. She wouldn't respond. Very unprofessional! I was sent to different people again until the Dean contacted me. He paid me back the money for the classes but refused to reverse the 2 F's! If you go to this school, which I highly do not recommend, use email for everything to have proof of the conversations because they play games of "he said, she said". Wasted my time and money. My cousin also had a terrible experience with the counselor and teachers. Plus her financial aide got messed up.
I would love to tell you that I made it past admissions but that would be a lie. First off, I never talked to the same person. The first person I ever talked to was male and then some woman. I got sent old paperwork from Kaplan and after sending it in before the due date I didnt hear anything. For the longest the number I was provided to call was actually for a hotel. A DIFFERENT woman contacted me saying that paperwork I sent in wasnt correct so I informed her This is what your employee sent me... Well in the couple weeks it took her to check if theyd accept it, the original woman contacts me to tell me I sent in the wrong paperwork... THE PAPERWORK SHE INITIALLY SENT ME! I finally send everything in that Im assuming was correct.. but during this time Im also working and a week or two pass before I realize nobody has talked to me. No one seems to have gotten the hotel number fixed at the bottom of their emails but I eventually get ahold someone. The person who answers and asked me if my advisor has talked to me lately and I said no. In the process of trying to help get in contact with my adviso he names a man that is supposed to be my advisor... DIFFERENT MAN THAN THE FIRST MAN I EVER TALKED TO! I tell him I havent talked to the same person twice really and who I received my last email from and he sends me over to her, which is the one who sent me the wrong paperwork. Well wrong paperwork lady (WP) sent me an email after I sent her boss my paperwork since she asked her first (remember nobody has told me theyre my actual advisor and my advisor is actually supposed to be a guy). Her boss never told her I sent her my paperwork and then seeing that my mom wasnt taking a loan is when she decided to get snotty. My mom was on the phone with me because shes not understanding why this has been so hard for me. So WP starts getting an attitude with my mom trying to tell her as a parent what she did for her kid so she could attend school and how financial aid wasnt even enough for books. After a little back and forth she transfers me over to financial aid to see what I could possibly do. The people at financial aid are the only ones I didnt have a problem with and were pissed for me that nothing has been clear and I dont know who my actual advisor is. I talk to WO again after financial aid and this rude woman continues to insinuate that Mom isnt that great of a parent because she wont sign a loan for me asked me my age and made some comment under breath and told me we needed to hold off on my admission for a while since I didnt know how I was going to pay. I told her to forget it because this so disorganized and just an all around s*** show. Ive never had my time wasted like this in all my life.
I would not recommend this school to anyone. There are alot of added fees to the tuition, Financial aid is ALWAYS a mess, and they can be very rude. I was having family issues which caused me to have issues during one of my semesters. I retook the classes, and received 2 Bs. I was told by my academic advisor that I would be okay and keep up the good work. A few days later, I get a call from her stating I was being dismissed from the school due to my "completion rate". I became angry and said I never was told anything about this! She said "yeah its something we do" I asked her if it is something they do, why did she not inform me that this could happen!? She did not have an answer ans referred me to the "returning students" department to submit an appeal. I did what was asked. I was denied by the Dean because I would not provided my proof of my family issues (my grandmother fell ill, and my husband and I were going through martial counseling). The Dean wanted proof of my counseling session notes and my grandmothers doctors bills. I refused! AGAIN RUN FAR AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL!!!