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I love Rasmussen. Not only am I a student, but I also work for the school. I am an accelerated student meaning that I am packing 4 classes into every 11 week session and I couldn't be any happier. I have attended other online schools and never felt like I was part of a community, but here at Rasmussen everyone is part of a family. I work along side advisors, deans, admissions personal and others and I am never treated any different because I am a student. I am proud to be a Rasmussen Moose and will use them for any further educational outings I embark on. I recommend Rasmussen to anyone who wants a school that is a community.
I am currently enrolled and everyone has been extremely helpful. From the advisory department to admissions, everything has gone smooth, my teachers have been quite hands-on and respond when questioned with thoughtful answers. I haven't graduated yet but I can say that I am already quite happy with my choice. You get out what you put in, so if you work hard and study hard then you will earn yourself a good degree and education.
I am SO fed up with this school. Everything was perfect in the beginning despite what others had to say, they easily hooked me. I have only been attending since January of 2015 and I've already had THREE different advisors AND I can never get ahold of anybody at the school regarding any concerns that I have. I started failing classes because I could not get ahold of anybody, it was their problem according to them and to re-read the material when it was nowhere to be found. Also, there is not a single person on campus in the financial aid department at least out of the Lake Elmo/Woodbury campus and I have not been able to get my FAFSA/SAINT figured out in a month now!!! The only person I can talk to is my advisor and she keeps running me in circles because she doesn't know how to answer anything! Now, I still have a balance on my account and I can't get it covered and I have no money to pay out of pocket thanks to them. I am dropping out at the end of this term and I would never, ever recommend this to anyone!!!
My advisors were very knowledgable, respectful and helpful through my entire time with Rasmussen. The courses were somewhat challenging, but very helpful in everyday situations. Communication between my advisors and instructors was second to none. Overall, Rasmussen was a very enjoyable experience for me. Their FLEX classes also helped me cut down on my tuition costs as well!
This college is by far the worst as far as communication goes. The advisors are now in charge of financial aid issues, which takes away from the time that they should be spending helping students in other ways. The instructors are less than mediocre. I've had a handful of instructors since 2012 that have given half a damn about my education and helping me. I have learned a lot on my on and through peers with no help from the instructors. The financial aid department is a HOT MESS. They do not offer direct deposit to students and the advisors (who are now in charge of financial aid) do not know the appropriate answers to the questions that students ask. If you call to speak to someone in financial aid, you're told NO, you need to speak to your advisor. The staff that answers the phone for the online campus are very rude and unprofessional. I feel that I've wasted a lot of money at Rasmussen. Spend your money at a college who gives a darn about the success of their students and not at Rasmussen College.
I would not recommend this school to anyone at all. The school is not a good one and you are pretty much teaching yourself. There is an exam at the end of the program that need to get 92% on to get your degree and they don't tell you that until the end when you are in the last class.
If you work, and have kids. This school is not for you. There's a few nice instructors that are very understanding and flexible. There are some instructors that could not careless regardless what your situation is. Private school is extremely expensive, if school is not the only priority in your life do not waste your student loans. Some of these instructor act like they were never a student once in their life. If you misunderstand one step of your assignment they will give you a big fat zero, and will not care how many more times you will have to spend money to retake the class. BTW don't waste your contacting your dean or adviser because they are more on the instructor side than yours, but yet you're suppose to be the customer. Did i mentioned how their late policy suck. 10% get deducted from your assigment each day that goes by if you are late. By the seventh day, don't waste your time. Your hard work will be thanks for wasting your time, here is a big fat zero. You could have use that time to cook a meal for your family instead.
I started at this school with high hopes for my first college, I was soon greatly disappointed in the quality of the courses and the staff. In the span of the year that I had been enrolled they changed my advisors about 5 times without notifying me, so I would send out and email only to have a different person replying each time. The course material and textbooks are completely unrelated to the coursework and assignments. My teachers were amazingly uncaring about improving students, whenever I asked about formatting or any course-related subject they would send me a link that would be something I could Google in a heartbeat and is relatively useless in the area that I asked the question. It seems they are simply interested in gathering your money and teaching you absolutely nothing. I wish I could have realized this before I jumped into the program. Don't bother with a school who can't even bother with you!
I began at this institution in the spring of 2015 and after half of a single 6 week semester I decided to withdraw from the school completely. I have had issues with both instructors as well as the courses content entirely. The instructors do not seem to even be knowledgeable on the course material that they are teaching. When asking questions to the instructors they would just tell me to review the course material and not offer any additional insight or information. I was required to write a paper on a topic that had been completely removed from the current version of the course textbook and there is no information on the subject to be found online despite extensive research. I received a 0/100 on one of the course assignments for including an excel spreadsheet in a research project. The instructions said to incorporate it into the research proposal and "submit as a word document". Yet I received a 0/100 because it was not submitted as an excel file. If the instructor would have even opened the submitted file they would have seen the table was included AS REQUIRED PER THE ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS! This institution is a joke. When I called at 4:30 to contact my student advisor to discuss my concerns, EVERY SINGLE student advisor had "left early" and there was no one for me to contact. I don't even know what else to say besides DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL!!! I really wish that there was a 0/5 star option. I would not recommend this school even if there was a fire.
Going to Rasmussen was the best decision of my life. The classes are applicable to the real-world work environment. The Instructors are outstanding, and the staff the friendliest in the world. I have decided to go on for my Bachelor's degree at Rasmussen. This is the first College that I know where every one who works for them or with them want only one thing; for every student to succeed.