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I am a father of 4 going back to school. Rasmussen was recommended to me by a friend that is an online professor for the school. I found it difficult at first to navigate just making sure that I had filled out all of the required paperwork just to get enrolled and started. This MAY have been due to my general lack of computer savvy. I worked my way through that issue and have had an amazing educational experience. Online learning, like anything else, will reward you the more you put into it. have heard that there are professors that let you "skate" by but if you, as a student and paying customer, allow that, it is all on you. I've had an issue with only one professor. I found that if I stayed engaged with my professors, advisers, classmates, and my courses, I learned quite a bit that is actually helping me RIGHT NOW with my current employer. I look forward to completing my degree within the next year. I have already contacted a major university about graduate studies and they have informed me that a degree from Rasmussen with a decent GPA almost guarantees me admission into their program. Go DAWGS!
Learning online can be very difficult, but Rasmussen has made it a little easier with so many resources. Professors are all knowledgeable and respond promptly. The library services, including tutoring, are all easy to access. I am only few classes into my degree, but am so far very satisfied with everything, including the layout of the website and ease of use.
This college is AMAZING. I took the accelerated Criminal Justice Leadership & Management Bachelor Degree program 100% online and I graduated within a year with a 4.0 GPA. People need to understand that ANY degree takes time, effort and dedication. I dealt with the death of my grandmother, mother in law and a surgery during my time at Rasmussen and I was still dedicated enough to finish each 6 week course with a solid A. The professors were tremendously knowledgeable and they responded promptly. I recommend this college to anyone. I too, read reviews prior to enrolling to Rasmussen but was able to weed out the main reason why people write poor reviews and more often than not, the people do not choose to own up to their involvement in the fact that they did not succeed at Rasmussen. It is YOUR job to put in the effort to continue YOUR education therefore there are NO EXCUSES. I was able to work full time, while raising a 2 year old while getting this degree ONLINE, while dodging all the troubles that life threw at me. YOU are in control of YOUR SUCCESS and YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO SUCCEED. I am certainly a RASMUSSEN SUCCESS STORY and I can speak more with anyone about my experience at Rasmussen. I also wanted to add that once I go to an employment interview and they see my 4.0 GPA, they don't really care that it is not from HARVARD or PRINCETON. They care that I, as a student, demonstrated high learning capacities by maintaining such an outstanding GPA.
Great support from advisor! I am taking online course to complete a bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education Leadership. this course have been amazing opportunity for me to learn and keep my job at the same time. amazing supportive teachers, affordable tuition, and flexible schedule that helped me to earn the degree.
I had a great experience with Rasmussen College. My student advisor was there to help me along the way the whole time. Being a single mom, I thought going back to school would be a challenging process, however I'm proud to say I graduated! I recommend this school to anyone looking to do online schooling.
When determining whether or not to go back to school I decided to do my research and explore all of my options. I inquired to many different schools, looked at reviews and tons of programs that I feel would be best for me. Now before I go on, I am full time employee with a family and child. The reason I chose online, instead of the conventional "in class", is because I simply don't have the time or energy to go to a classroom after working a 10hour shift. After narrowing my choices down to a few school, I chose Rasmussen. The recruiter was very friendly, gave me all the information I needed and when I had questions she always called me back within 24hrs. Trust me, I called a lot and asked a ton of questions, sometimes even the same. She didn't come off as annoyed and always responded with respect. Tuition is reasonable. Of course you may save cost if you go to a junior college, but I felt what I wanted to study is what they were offering. I didn't have to complete a bunch of BS classes that are required at some other schools. I did have some college credit which transferred over nicely. My first two classes were business management and intro to software development. My instructor for business was phenomenal. She was engaged and answered all my emails in less than 24hr hours if I had a question. My software development class started off rocky with some technical difficulties from the teacher. The class started almost a week late. I called the office and spoke with the dean. I received a quick response and also received a follow up call once the issue was resolved. We did have to double up work for a week to catch up but that is fine. Problems happen. The teacher apologized for the inconvenience and helped every step of the way, even understanding if an assignment was a day late or so. When I emailed the professor I always received a response back within 24hours. Im taking advanced algebra now followed by object oriented programing. The classes are challenging and despite the one technical difficulty the teachers are very responsive. The work load is challenging, but if you are organized and set aside time you will succeed. If you expect to be hand held, or are lazy you will fail miserably and have a bad time. If you are organized and put effort, you will do just fine. I am hoping to complete my associates in software development and then transfer out to Arizona state or possibly DePaul to get my bachelors. Rasmussen is accredited and their courses do transfer over. They do work directly with Lewis University which is a great school if you wish to transfer. Overall my experience has been pleasant and for a full time working father/husband I couldn't ask for anything more.
I am shocked at the negative reviews! I just graduated with my Assoc. Degree and last fall I graduated with Medical Billing and Coding certification. It was a great program, I am very please with the instructors, very knowledgeable and the courses! I made honor roll quite a few times. As a older adult doing online college education I couldn't be happier with my experience from my first phone call! I see most the negative comments on the Computer Information program, maybe this isn't the school well fitted for that program. I know quite a few people at my employer that got a education from Rasmussen and everyone is pleased! We even got 10% corp. discount!
Worst...school...ever!! I was only suppose to take 1 course for my job and when I enrolled I told them I am only taking that one class and nothing more and they said they understood. They automatically enrolled me in the second class and when I told them I do not need that class and that I wanted to unenroll they said you will owe money for doing that. Bunch of BULL!! They knew before hand to not enroll me in the second class since it is not needed and they did it anyway. Makes me wonder if this school is a scam just after money. Also, link to the live classes did not work and the teacher said she would get back to me. Never did and gave me a 10% on the assignment and wouldn't send me the downloadable link to get points. Horrible. DO NOT DO THIS SCHOOL!!! YOU WILL REGRET IT.
I'm not sure if it's a language barrier or if some of the instructors are just incompetent. I found that anytime I asked for clarification of an assignment the instructor either repeated the poorly written instructions with the existing grammatical errors or the instructor wouldn't clarify the instructions until after my interpretation of the assignment was submitted. After I was accepted into the college's paralegal studies program in the summer of 2016 I noticed that who ever was in charge of the online student portal would change the content of the YouTube videos and the assignments. One of the problems I found with the online environment is I would print the assignments one day and the next day the assignments or topics of discussion would change. I also experienced issues with the e-textbooks and didn't find the personal support center helpful at all. I was given a third party number to call and I would receive a busy signal. Some of the examples and the content in the e-textbooks were inappropriate as well as the assigned reading for the Ethics Around the Globe course. I receive an absurd amount of emails regarding a past due payment for my tuition which was already paid for in full. I found that some of the instructors expect the student to use templates from other courses because they are to lazy to create their own. For example, I have a Family Law Course instructor by the name of Toni S. who expects me to use templates from a Civil Litigation Course II course.
Rasmussen is organized and the instructors are fantastic. The on-line format requires students to engage with other students, to engage with their instructors and read feedback for completed assignments. The library is well staffed and the personnel are helpful. If you are committed and mature and understand that your success depends on your level of interaction then you will have a good experience, however, it is not easy - if you are a slacker and don't take classes seriously and don't take the time to study you will not be pleased.