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SNHU is quite possibly the worst school I have ever been involved with, they do not care, they do not work with any students. There are many other good schools, this isn't one of them. STAY AWAY!!! TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY AND TIME. NO-VALUE FOR DEGREE. SCAM ALL THE WAY. I am hiring an attorney, this school is along the same lines as ITT!!
The English Comp 1 class is horrible. The feedback is interpretation based and subjective. I've asked for help with writing assignments and the only response is to take online tutoring classes. Other than the obvious grammar, punctuation, works cited, APA or MLA formatting there should be no right or wrong answers. This is my worst experience so far. For the books, I would much rather have actual books with codes for learning modules. However, when ordering books for online classes that's not an option.
My experience with SNHU was overall excellent! All my contact with the different departments was always helpful whether it was technology, my advisor, or financial aid. Everyone was always able to give me proper answers. For example, I had to take a term off to have a baby and the financial aid office was able to tell me exactly what to do to maintain proper credits for my aid. My advisor was absolutely amazing! I would have her sign me up for all my classes and she did a great job choosing the order. I felt like they were not in the order I would have chosen, but they made sense for building on concepts from course to course. It was like having a concierge! The bookstore is super easy to use. However, I did find that I could rent books from Amazon for cheaper. Although, alot of times you still have to buy the online book because there is activities and access to other things needed. The new plaform, Brightstart is not perfect, but once you figure out where things are it is really useful for keeping track of assignments and discussions. A majority of the professors were great and provided good feedback. There were a few professors that I could not wait to get through the class, but I think that would happen at any school. I just made sure to fill out the questionnaires at the end of the term. I am now at a new school for my graduate degree, and I am realizing how good SNHU online program is. Not all schools are set-up to be so online friendly. I have read a lot of bad reviews for SNHU and my perception is they are people who thought online school would be easy. It is not. It is a ton of writing. And you are expected to have references for all of your discussions which makes the discussions take longer because you are also researching. To really succeed, you must answer the questions and prompts exactly, and not go off on tangents which I found to be an issue with many students. Stick to the topic because it is part of the lesson for the week. I got really good and efficient at writing papers. It used to take me days to write a 7 page paper. And by the end of my degree, I could do a whole paper in a few hours and get an A. I learned alot because I really committed to reading all the material and researching a lot outside of that as well. Don't phone in it just because it is online school. You get what you give. I loved SNHU!
I'm now 54 and have been doing the SNHU Online learning for almost four years. I'll start my last 8-week term in 3 weeks. Others may have very well had poor support from teachers, advisors and IT. But for me, I can say that I've been very happy with SNHU, the teachers, my advisors and my courses. And from what I can tell from "Nice to be in the class with you" posts in Week 8 of each class that I've had, everyone's been pretty happy with their classes. I've seen the negative reviews here and have to say that it's not been my own experience. It's true, the first term I was really, really lost on how to navigate the bulletin board, find assignments, announcements and grades. And that's after my friend, who had been doing online learning with SNHU for a year, walked me through it. But then I figured it out on my own and came up with a few tricks. Keeping your weekly work in something like Evernote, separated into weekly folders that are separated into each class, all under an SNHU folder, really helped me. I also keep documents on Dropbox in an SNHU folder. Once you're organized like this it makes things somewhat easier. Are there some nutty professors? Yes, some have cracked me up a bit. One teacher will want you to do something one way. The next teacher will almost scold you and say, "Why did you do it that way?" But guess what? That's how life works and that's how the business world is. I'd consider it part of the education if you're just getting into your working career. I saw one review that said, "This can all be learned on YouTube." Probably so, I'm sure that it's the same for all online classes. I don't think there are many schools that offer regular lectures for undergraduates. But at SNHU you will have some classes that have several live streaming sessions. Online learning is not like sitting in a classroom, it's catered to those that have less time and don't have access to a regular school due to time constraints or location. I would have liked to have seen the six-month rental of books less than they were. That might not be directly in the hands of the universities. But they could push the publishers to have more reasonable rates. Other than that, I'd give SNHU a solid 4/5 stars and recommend it based on my experience with the institution.
I started this program in 2017 and graduated December 2018. I was able to transfer a vast majority of credits from community colleges as I do not qualify for financial aid and I wanted to keep my student loan debt as low as possible. I had two advisors throughout my time there and they were both very attentive and checked up on me and was always available. I definitely do not feel as though my degree was handed to me. You get no time off for holidays or summer. I spent some late nights and holidays doing homework, working full time this was not easy. Some professors were not good but that is anywhere honestly. I also had some very good professors that have their doctorate and encouraged me to get my master's. I am considering pursing my master's here again, only reason I may opt out is I live in Texas and I would like to attend the ceremony as I didn't get to attend my bachelor's ceremony since it's so far away. I just graduated and my company just gave me a raise and put me on a manager development program! The degree is already paying for itself!
I was not sure what to expect and was very hesitant because of bad reviews. BUT I AM SO HAPPY I JOINED! I started off working towards my Associate's but switched to Bachelor's. I take two courses a term that last 8 weeks. Most classes has discussion posts due Thursday and the rest due Sunday. Finacial aid is available and you can get finacial aid book vouchers to help pay for books. I like that I can read my coursework and do my homework from my phone. Snhu provides many resources to help you if you are struggling with any coursework. I joined Facebook groups for Snhu online students. You can get to know your classmates and ask questions. I highly recommend SNHU.
I have attended many online universities as I looked for "the right fit." I have been to UoP, Southwestern College and UMUC, all of which do not compare to the support I receive from the back offices and the compassion that the professors have in the School of Business. For those that proclaim that the school is stealing their money, every single other school mentioned also has a "no-refund" date. I believe this is to prevent students from getting behind and dropping a course with expectations of a full refund. I am scheduled to finish my degree this fall '19, and graduate in 2020. During my terms online I have had many issues arise, from life events, to working 80 hours/week, yet the instructors are always understanding and will allow the work to be made up! The only requirement is that you communicate with them. I am certain that they will not be as understanding if you wait for three weeks then decide "uh-oh." The coursework is consistent, keeping me busy about 10-15 hours/week for 100/200 level course and about 20-25 hours for 300/400 level courses (I am enrolled full-time).
SNHU is a decent school and gives you everything you need to be prepared for a workforce. It's all what you put in it. Classes are very well structured and all the process of getting assignments done is flawless. Financial aid was processed in four days. I never had issues with the instructors or adviser or financial office. The only thing that I do not like is that they are basically open admission school. They admit sub par students and it is true that even doing minimal work they still can pass the class. Even though you have to put a work to get a good grade, in order just to pass the class it's enough to do the bare minimum. They keep really bad students for financial profit but it's ruins their reputation. I can't say if classes are difficult , I did first two years in state B&M school and it was not difficult for me neither , but I can tell that this online classes a bit more of a challenge than it was in a regular school. They require you not to memorize material but apply theory to practice . I learn how to use my judgment in different situations . The negative side of this school is that they ruin their reputation by taking in whatever pays and it is not fair to students who are actually smart and work for their degree.
My experience with this institution was awesome. The school is very organized and has a very streamlined process in all areas that I experienced. I recommend it for anyone who is looking to achieve online. I just completed my Bachelor's Degree. Work and Focus is required on your part, they provide everything else.
This university does not help students get professional jobs . They have done one job fair in 2016 , but it was not so effective because most of the companies who were hiring are not career jobs . SNHU does not have enough resources to help student get a job after they graduate . They will only have a career advisor who will help build up your resume and give you some ideas on how to do well in interviews , but its still not enough . Most of the local colleges in my town will help students find a job once they graduate by having at least 6 job fairs every semester and also the university networked with bigger and better companies to help students find a job compare to SNHU . Whenever I apply for a job and they see SNHU on my resume they think its a complete joke . Now I'm stuck paying student loan from a university where I receive a little to none growth within my career and also education .If I were you , go to a local / public university because they have many resources to help elevate students once you finish school compare to a private university . It may take longer to finish at an local university , but it will be worth waiting for . Please , avoid making the same mistake I made by not continuing your education at this university . This is a profit school who only cares about making money and care less about helping students succeed .