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This school is just horrible. They are not organize at all. I enroll here two times and did not go thru the enrollment. They had my financial Aid package and expected me to go to school not knowing what I was giving. Never Have I ever been to a school where I did not l know what I was getting. I also had to do the orientation 3 times because of my advisor not knowing what she was talking about. I ask to speak to the manager and he was very rude. He told me that If I couldn't do it 3 times how was I suppose to be able to do the course work. My enrollment advisor was also rude. My phone stop working and she sent me a email saying That I blocked her number and All I had to say was that I did not wan to talk to her. I asked for a new enrollment advisor and never got one. I being waiting for financial aid for a month and When I called they said admission said they didn't have my transcripts and I know I gave it to my advisor. She said she didn't send it to them somehow. Now this was literally a 1 day before I started school. They said I had to wait 5 days before I would know and wanted me to start school because I get a 3 day trial. I refused. I told them I would not believe that in least there is a document with my john Hancock on it. This school us for business purpose only not education. Another thing there degrees are not really accredited. I would advise everyone to go to a online school in there state and stat away from this school.
Buyer Beware! As a former student of Purdue Global (Kaplan), I have a lovely $150,000.00 useless piece of paper hanging on my wall, now for a BS in Health Science. Do not waste your time or your money. I have been struggling to secure gainful employment since graduating. My student loan payments are astronomical and am making less than $15.00 an hour with a Bachelors degree. One would be better off attending a technical college. The instructors were ignorant when it came to the course work. Ive worked in medicine for 15 years and the professors were not very knowledgeable on the Core Classes and would often BS their way through lecture. What a farce!
I am working on an AAS degree, having completed two terms (2 classes each), in my third term now (3 classes) and have two more terms (3 classes each) to go to graduate, I will say that I am impressed with Purdue University Global. I was able to transfer all but one credit from a previous college attempt years ago. I am maintaining a 4.0 GPA and it takes study, hard work, and time management. All the instructors or professors that I have had work with students who have life interfere with their school work. The cost is much less than many 4 year colleges out there, with academic coursework that is not easy as many may think about an online school. It takes study and completing the assignments on time to get a top grade. I see many reviews here complaining and the reasons, I have not had or my experience is much different. I keep on top of things and with any distant college, you must, not just let it up to someone else to do what adults should be doing for themselves. If you cannot set your own study plan and stick to it, online schools are not for you. But if you can set a good time management plan, then this way is much less expensive than going to a college campus.
I applied for admission to various online universities to have more time with my family. I began considering Purdue University Global as a potential choice. I submitted my official college transcripts and during that time, the adviser convinced me to start classes 5 July 2018. (My first mistake) I explained that I wanted to see what would transfer prior to committing. I was given an unofficial transfer evaluation with 55 credits being accepted. They explained that I could start the classes and had a three week grace period to not incur any costs and withdraw with no penalty. On 12 July 2018, I submitted a verbal and formal written request to withdraw and cancel my admission evaluation. I received an email from the adviser assigned to me that she received my request. On 18 July 2018, I received an email from the Office of the Registrar confirming cancellation of my conditional admission. I called the adviser to confirm that nothing further was required and I would not have my benefits affected. I was assured that the Military Finance Department would be notified of my cancellation. On 19 July 2018, I received an email from the VA automated system that an enrollment certification was submitted on my behalf from Purdue University Global. I immediately called the VA and told them the situation. They told me to contact the school and they would correct the mistake. During this time, I was also re-enrolling at my former college since the online schools did not work out. I called the military finance department at Purdue University Global and I was assured again that a correction would be made and I would have no further issues. During my enrollment at my current college the VA representative informed me that Purdue University Global had not submitted anything regarding a cancellation or correction. Then on 23 July 2018, I received another email from the VA automated system informing me of a termination for enrollment from Purdue University Global. At this time, the situation seemed to be corrected. I again contacted the VA representative at my current college to verify. The termination that was submitted stated that "Withdrawal after drop period - non-punitive grades assigned." The VA rep at my current school suggested that I order an official transcript and see if it stated that no courses were taken or had non-punitive (W) grades for withdrawal for VA verification. On 24 August 2018, I ordered an official transcript from Purdue University Global and received a cancellation notice stating that "according to our records you have not completed any courses at the university, so a transcript cannot be produced." I called the military finance department again and explained that they are not submitting the correct information and that an official letter explaining my withdrawal was during the 3 week trial period and non punitive grades would also work for my school to verify my prior enrollments to use my GI Bill benefit. On 10 September 2018, I met with the VA rep at my school again and the same information was still in the VA system with no grades or letter. I was promised by the customer service rep at Purdue University Global that it would be taken care of. I have now missed a couple of monthly payments of my GI Bill entitlement and I had to request student loans to pay for my courses and offset the lost funds from not receiving my GI Bill benefits. I submitted everything that was requested by them on time and am suffering the consequences of an employee that failed to properly do their job. I have gotten no assistance from Purdue University Global in correcting this error. When I call I get transferred to various departments and then we lose connection. I have sent emails to track our correspondence, but again I get no new information or verification that the correction or anything has been done. I am a full time college student, a veteran and have a family. We rely on my disability and GI Bill as my portion in addition to my husband's money to pay for my school and provide for our family during this time. I have done everything in my power to ensure that all documentation was in order to not lose my benefits from the VA. I just spoke with a rep from Student Relations and I got quite heated. She attempted to scold me for my strong language and state that she was trying to help me and did not appreciate my tone. Again, I was given these very same promises for the past 3 and a half months. Their customer service is sub par. When I questioned the person I spoke to that was "responsible" for correcting the issue, he told me they did everything they could. If that were the case, where are the non-punitive grades on an official transcript that I can order for $10 from Purdue Global University. They are quite good at their sales pitch, but when it comes to following their own policy they point fingers everywhere to include the student but not at their business practice. I submitted a verbal and written withdrawal on 12 July 2018, and I am even willing to accept the status of being withdrawn after the drop date, but they failed to finish by not submitting the non-punitive grades and have forced me to be out of compliance with VA policy to continue using my benefits. I believe that I was further punished by Purdue University Global because they did submit the withdrawal after drop date despite my submission to withdraw being during the 3 week trial period. Their contract does state: "DROPPING COURSES: Provided students remain enrolled in their program, they may drop a course prior to or during the first 7 calendar days of the course without any financial obligation. Students who drop a course beyond the first 7 calendar days will incur 100 percent financial responsibility for the course." and due to this policy, I was willing to accept the VA termination with non-punitive grades, however their contract also states: (This is directly from my contract) WITHDRAWAL FROM PURDUE GLOBAL AFTER COMMENCEMENT OF CLASSES The effective withdrawal date for a student shall be when any of the following occur: 1. The date the student notifies Purdue Global of withdrawal or the date of withdrawal, whichever is earlier, 2. The beginning date of any term in which a student fails to start classes, 3. The last date of attendance following any 21 consecutive calendar days of absences (not including breaks; 14 days for students enrolled in 6-week terms; or, in the case of ExcelTrack programs, the date of the last assessment attempted, or any other academic activity), 4. The last date of attendance (or, in the case of ExcelTrack programs, the date of the last assessment attempted, or any other academic activity) prior to the date when Purdue Global terminates the students enrollment, or 5. The date that the student is scheduled to return from a leave of absence and fails to do so. Note: If you are participating in the Purdue Global Commitment and elect to continue beyond the first 3 weeks, you are responsible for the full tuition amount for that term. TUITION REFUND CHART If you have completed the Purdue Global Commitment period or are a continuing student, you are subject to the Purdue Global Refund Policy and the Tuition Refund Chart. If I had received any of my GI Bill benefits and received an over payment, I would be subject to a garnishment and that would be my fault. I received no money from the VA, Pell Grants or federal student loans during my short 8 days. But I guess they wanted to ensure that they were going to get paid despite my withdrawal. Questionable business practices to say the least. As far as the 8 days of class I did attend, one professor seemed knowledge in the subject, however, there were quite a few students that did not complete the prerequisites for the course and during the one seminar I did attend, the professor had to teach them the subject that was the prerequisite. I wasted an hour lecture listening to the professor explain finite math to students taking a third year finance class. It was very disappointing. The other seminar and class I was enrolled in was horrible. The professor only spoke of his credentials and liberal point of view. I felt that both classes were a waste of time as one had unprepared students and the other had a chatty professor that barely touched on the subject of the course. The students in the finance course stated that their adviser told them they would do fine and the prerequisites were just guidelines and they could waive them. For a school that claims having resources for student success, enrolling students without proper prerequisites is quite the opposite. I understand that these students are adults and bare some of the fault, but they are inexperienced and students being directed by someone in an adviser position. This particular adviser is making claims of success without proper education and experience for these students. I would not be surprised if in the near future I hear back from some of these students making the same claims as the others posting on this site. Please do all of your due diligence when considering Purdue University Global. The school may carry the name of Purdue University, but not the distinction. They are still very much operating like Kaplan University. They just pass customers/students around until the students are left with no further options. They have corporate attorneys prepared to combat any legal issues and require an arbitration contract with their students. They are a corporation that only cares for their bottom line. Their are much better options available and a legitimate school will accept their mistakes and correct it as soon as it is identified, not pass it around and ignore it until the person has given up years down the road. I feel obligated to warn anyone considering this school, especially veterans to find a better school and not let desperation cloud your judgement. This school will not help you, their accreditation is in its infancy and they still lack other vital accreditations for some of their programs. Slapping on the Purdue name does not make them Purdue quality.
I'd like to start with: a lot of the reviews are either about the cost, financial aide, or personal problems. You cannot blame your own issues, misunderstandings, etc on the school. This schools financial aide department is incredible (speaking in terms of the Milwaukee, WI department), they've been nothing but helpful and have given me more understanding on the process than any school has before. The cost is warranted, you're getting a Purdue University degree, great curriculum to learn, and fantastic professors. This isn't a free-ride school. You come down with a sickness, you're the one paying for the degree, not them. They are online classes, you can do this stuff from anywhere with an internet connection and computer or even a phone. They don't have to give you sympathy because you're sick and for some reason can't complete classes that are ONLINE. If you were attending a brick-and-mortar college, you'd be given absolutely no sympathy. However, I've heard from multiple professors that they allow late assignments depending on the circumstances. If you can send them a properly formatted email stating what happened/is happening, they'll most likely understand and give you some extra time with maybe only a small ding in your grade. I honestly feel like a majority of these negative reviews expect to pay $30k and get a degree in 3 months, that's not how it works. You pay the cost, you complete the classes with passing grades, and you receive your degree in the normal amount of time (2+ years) just like a brick-and-mortar college. I absolutely do not regret attending to this school. It's easy to navigate, understand, and the professors are friendly. They try to give you the best experience that they can. I can't wait to graduate and possibly attend this school for my bachelors.
People are complaining about the price. That's really poor to judge then based in this. The online curriculum is amazing. The teachers are great with responding. I enjoy how much I get to interact with the other classmates. All around this is great school if you work a full time job.
Although only in my 2nd term, all of the negative comments are puzzling to me. Granted, they are still using Kaplan curriculum, but it is still accredited. It will also take some time to complete rebranding. It is a distance learning environment and you will only get back what you put in. My VA benefits took a while to begin funding, but it was not the University's fault, it was a VA backlog. I have so far had a terrific experience with Professors, Advisors and Classmates. Not looking to quit anytime soon.
I am a current student of Purdue I was recently affected by hurricane Florence where I lost everything, not even 2 weeks into the course I tried to drop it because physically and mentally it is nearly impossible for me to successfully complete the course due to the circumstances. Trying to be responsible I reached out to the school regarding my situation and I was inquiring about their policies in place for people who has been through a natural disaster, they said I would be responsible for full tuition although there was a natural disaster and they did not have anything in place. I personally no longer want to attend this school because clearly this school only cares about the money and not the well being of there students who is paying it.
Let me tell you.. If you're looking to save money don't go here! I, of course..fell into their trap of how you'll save money, and they never told me the full price up front. I didn't realize how costly it was until I as already about a month in (past the grace period, ugh) since I was focused just on the school work, and not the cost. I wish I could've gotten a refund since I barely missed the grace period, but I stuck it out through the two months..just so financial aid could pay part of the $3,000 due! i can't transfer any credits from here to another school since I missed a C grade by 1%! I even turned in an assignment a day after I had my baby! You do learn quite a bit, but it's honestly a lot of work for the price you pay.. Not worth it..
A true review of a school would emphasize on the curriculum and the process in which it teaches, not the financial aspects of it. How is the school to blame for example, for a person needing to be hospitalized and feeling that she is deserving of something that the school does not agree with? Or perhaps a financial aid situation or money due? This is ridiculous! This is a for-profit program so perhaps it would have been better to seek a degree from a state funded school if your issues are financial-based. I have had nothing but an amazing experience attending this school. I am 49 years old, am studying to obtain my degree so that I may proceed on to study law. Purdue has allowed me to streamline the process, proceed with the portfolio program in order to knock out many classes and I am very close to receiving my degree in this regard. They are unbelievable and the work and classes are rigorous. You must put the work into the program to do well or even pass. It is not easy. I am finding it rewarding and challenging and very satisfying to complete. I do not understand placing the blame on a teaching institution for someone else's financial woes. It is improper and not for this forum. I too will end up with a student loan bill. That is what happens period! I love this school and I owe them a ton of gratitude. S. is my advisor and has assisted me all the way to almost the end of my journey. I would not have wanted to attend any other school and I cannot wait to receive my degree from Purdue, a prestigious institution, to which I owe my future to and of which I am proud to display on my wall once received. Thank you Purdue for making my lifelong dreams a reality.