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I understand every college is a business but they used underhanded techniques to collect as much unnecessary money as often as possible. They charge for items such as transcripts and are not upfront about tuition charges. I ended up with unexpected debt although I checked my account often to make sure I was paid to date and still have not gotten a break down of what these charges are for. They are strictly a business, not an actual education institution and I would recommend going anywhere else.
DO NOT USE YOUR FINANCIAL AID to attend this college I have had a terrible experience since they converted from Kaplan, financial aid information changed every time they kept pushing my disbursement date communication was very unclear I also asked could I take a loan out because a internship was part time and I needed to provide for my kids they would not give me any information for additional funds all they would say is your financial aid covers everything, which I already knew that can't sign up for a private loan because most student loans do not acknowledge Purdue this school is a scam look at the graduation rate and the job placement after receiving your degree be careful and do your research
Where do I start? This college is truly awful the professors do not care about you all!! I can teach better than they can!! The advisers are awful!!! They want your money and dont care abou you and how you do!!! Do yourself a great favor and go to any other college!!! Im transferring to penn state world next semester!!!
From day one of applying to this school they were messing up my paperwork. I said I would be using my GI-Bill Post 9-11 not financial aid on my application. They kept asking me to fill out a FAFSA and I had to continuously tell them I didn't need to use FAFSA. Then they lost my transcripts, then they found them, then they failed to read that I had a previously conferred and completed Bachelors and Masters Degree in on my transcripts and tried to block me from my courses saying that they needed my Bachelors which was on the same email with the same transcripts sent over. Then they wanted me to write a letter to the Dean which I had to do twice because they lost that letter as well. I got upset and told them I believe this school to be a fraud and scam. I couldn't even turn in my last homework assignment and they actually sent me a letter saying they dropped me due to the incomplete course assignment. I just laughed because I had two emails back and forth with my advisor and student support telling them what a scam their entire system was and that I wanted to leave their school and go somewhere more professional and organized that wouldn't keep loosing my paperwork.
The bad reviews on here seem to be entirely based on financial aid problems. I certainly understand the frustration about this. Their financial aid department is pretty bad if you rely on it to supplement income, but this is no reason to give them one star. The school is pretty rigorous. It is not uncommon to have labs that take 5 or more hours, 1000-2500 word papers, plus professors that hold you accountable for everything. The financial aid has been infuriating at times, but the school itself is good. I would do it again. I am currently evaluating my options for my PhD, and I would go to PG if they had a program. The cost is perhaps a bit too high though. I may choose a different option because of that, but it would only be based on the price.
I am very satisfied with Purdue Global University. I have had some highs and lows, but I'm sure all programs have them. The classes are easy to manage from week to week and I have had some awesome professors. I started with Kaplan during the fall of 2017 and did not know that Purdue was taking over. Transitions do not happen overnight and things have to be worked out. I would recommend this school to others, but I would want them to research for themselves first, and expect some not so great moments as with anything you pursue.
I was looking going back to school to finish up my degree, I ran across Purdue Global I am very happy to see that Purdue U ( not Global) was offering online degrees. Come to find out that this school was Kaplan ( Purdue Global). I went ahead and enroll in the school. My advisor told me that it was the same degree and the same classes being taught at Purdue U, but it not the same school. After doing some digging into the school all what Purdue U did was buy the education part of Kaplan. Purdue U told me they have nothing to do with how Purdue U is run and they don't handle any problems that going on at Purdue Global. Clearly I have a professor Ms. L. who is teaching Social Research Methods for Health Science which has no experience in the health care field, during her seminar all what you hear is a crying baby it would seem like she would attend to the baby but she keeps on talking and talking. So the degree will know as online degree just like Kaplan. DO YOUR RESEACH before you even think about going to this school it is still the same as Kaplan. I have contacted 6 schools and they all told they would not take any credits earned at Purdue Global because of the past of Kaplan and the lawsuits that Kaplan has lost. So don't be fool that you are attending Purdue U you attending whole different school with a different accreditation because I was told by the Mitch Daniels office the two schools has separate accreditation which the Prude U has different school code for aid and Purdue Global still has the same school as Kaplan, so I was that Kaplan will handle all the business part of Purdue Global and teaching methods as Kaplan U. Don't let Purdue Global fool you into thinking that you are earning a degree from Purdue U, if you earned a degree from Purdue Global your degree will be read as PURDUE UNIVERISTY GLOBAL NOT PURDUE UNIVERSITY THERE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THE DEGREES.
I went to Kaplan University for 4 years and enjoyed my advisor, most of my teachers, and the work, but once Purdue took over and I started my graduate program, I have become very unhappy with the service. Each of the graduate classes are 6 weeks long and expect you to do the same format as with the undergraduate degree, which was fine....unitl...I had my first two advisors never contact me and then a third one was assigned to me ( of which I knew nothing about) and the first thing she did was change my schedule without letting me know why she was doing this. I had already paid for my book and was ready to go. After about a week before the class started I noticed she had changed my schedule so I emailed her and told her this was not the way to do things, that I had not given her permission to change anything about my schedule or anything else for that matter and she better put it back. I received a quick email stating the class had been dropped and that was it. I was put into another class. II persevered since everything else seemed to be fine. But the professor's seemed as if the students bothered them and did not answer questions as they should have. Again I persevered. This past 6 week class was absolutely the worst! The so-called professor claimed to have taught this class for 10 years....what a joke! He did not answer questions through emails. NO, when one would ask questions he simply would send a copy of the syllabus. I am a 4.0 student and always have been and this moron is giving me 33's on most of my work without having to explain his self! I reach out to my old undergraduate advisor and I am told what he is doing is within the legal confines of his job and there is nothing I can do about it. Now here I am pissed off about this when I find out that I still haven't received my financial aid. Now mind you, it is usually disbursed by the second week of my classes and I am in the 6th week. I know they will get their money but the overages are what I live off of! I have called more than 4 times, emailed 4 times and I am still getting the run around. I am being told as of the first phone call that it will take another 3 to 5 business days. So I said fine. The second call promoted the response of another 7 to 10 business days. The third call promoted 3 to 10 business days. I was also told that because of the July 4th holiday and the fact that they were running behind it would take some time. I was also given the excuse that they were updating their systems. My disbursement was suppose to go into effect on June 8th...its now July 12th!!! I would NEVER recommend this school to anyone!!! As soon as I can get out I am going back to a traditional college.
I began taking classes for an Associate Degree in Health Information Technology in 2016. The enrollment process was relatively simple. I already have an Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology, so I have taken courses such as medical terminology and anatomy and physiology already, which were required for the HIT program. When I mentioned this to my enrollment adviser, he requested my transcripts, then told me that nothing could be transferred because there is a time limit on when they will accept transfer credits (5 years or something like that). However, they accepted some credits without giving me all the detail about what would happen once I transferred credits. So, what happened? Well, the way that this school works, you enroll in a program and they have set classes that you take each term (10 weeks). In order for you to receive any financial aid, you have to take a minimum of 6 credits per term. Transferring the credits from the other school removed 5 credits from my degree plan, and left me 5 credits short in the final term which is the "externship"...only worth 5 credits. Which meant I would have had to come out of pocket over $3,000 for the class. When I asked them about removing the transferred credits so that I didn't have to pay so much for the final term, they told me they couldn't. So, I had to begin saving up $ because financial aid wasn't going to pay for it. They also failed to mention other important things like a technology fee of $500 due the first term. They say this is all in the student handbook, which you have to "digitally sign" at enrollment. This is a ton of information in the handbook. For something important, that is required before you can even start the term, they really should tell you VERBALLY, in addition to it being in the handbook. So, after transferring the 5 measly credits, i had to pay $100 per course to try to test out of medical terminology and A&P, which was a total of $300 since A&P is 2 courses. I passed those, thankfully and was able to avoid having to take those courses over again, thus shortening my expected graduation date (this also rearranged my courses per term since I tested out of 3, so in the end I was able to take the externship with another course and that put me over 6 credits for the term). Transferring the credits also made me eligible for a scholarship called "Every Credit Counts". This scholarship applied $500 to my fees as long as I maintained a 3.0 GPA each term (which I did, I finished every term with a 4.0). However, Kaplan University changed to Purdue University during my final term. At the end of term, my scholarship was not applied. I called the school and they told me that Purdue no longer offered that scholarship. Well, first, I was never advised of this. When changing over, if they are discontinuing something like a SCHOLARSHIP, the students receiving the scholarship should be advised. Second, this was based on me transferring credits while they were still Kaplan. I didn't even authorize the transfer. I had simply inquired about it hoping that they would accept the medical terminology and A&P credits, not some random course that didn't do anything for me in this degree program except potentially cause me to have to pay $$$$ for one course as a result of being ONE FREAKING CREDIT short for financial aid. They just picked a random class to transfer, and transferred it. So now they're telling me that I can't get the scholarship that's given based on TRANSFERRING CREDITS..... because Purdue discontinued it. AVOID THIS SCHOOL.
I am impressed with how organized the program has been. Ive had no problems with financial aid, professors, or tech support.The school is very organized and it isnt study at your own pace. I would recommend Purdue Global University to any of my peers, family, and friends.