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I have nothing but good things to say about SNHU. Every term is 8 weeks long (so to the guy who said they won't give you a refund for dropping a class 2 weeks in, they won't because you're already a quarter of the way done with the class..). My program was very steady- online discussions due Thursdays, everything else due Sunday night. It was so nice to have every class be layed out the same way. It does seem to be "expensive" just because the terms are so close together (once you make a payment, the next one is due 2 months later).
I've attended SNHU since January 2017 and am about to finish in May 2019. I am echoing the sentiments of those who say that SNHU is great for working adults, parents, and those who do not have the time or means to commute to a college. Yes - it is different than a brick-and-mortar college. It's an online program. Anyone who has attended an online class, whether through their local community college or through an online undergrad program such as those offered through SNHU, will find that the environments for online courses are similar. But to compare online classes to brick-and-mortar classes is comparing apples to oranges. To get an accurate comparison, compare online to online. Take an online course through your local college before beginning at SNHU to see if it's the right fit for you. It is not for everyone because it requires an immense amount of self-discipline, motivation, and independent study skills. Best for the experienced learner. They will do everything within their power to help you. I've had a greater engagement with my SNHU advisor (yes, by phone) than any live advisor at my local colleges. Definitely worth looking into - especially for parents, adults, and reluctant commuters. But I strongly urge you to compare online to online to get the most accurate representation of SNHU.
Counselors and advisers talk real smooth. Website initially seems very user friendly, but isn't when you need it to be. Classes start before you see a syllabus or who your instructor is. Modules show up as both open on AND due on the same day. Online reading material isn't where you're told it will be.
I've only been attending SNHU online for a few terms, and for the most part it has been a great experience. I was able to transfer almost all of the credits I had previously earned and was able to begin my first term with enough credits to be qualified as a junior. A few complaints: 1. During the first couple of terms, I had a 'new student' advisor who was almost harassing with the number of times she would call me - I understand I'm new to the school, but I have a 4.0 GPA and transferred in with a high number of credits...I don't need to be called 3 times a month. 2. I have had a few professors that were extreme misses - specifically in the term I just completed. There were assignments I went extremely above and beyond on but received pretty mediocre grades. When I contacted the professor about this, I received an answer that was just as vague as the rubric I was told to follow. 3. I wish I could take more classes during a term. While they are challenging, I feel taking 3 would be doable and I'd love to be able to graduate that much sooner - maybe I'll bring this up with my new advisor.... Overall, I've learned some great things and can absolutely say you'll get as much out of this school as you put into it - it's challenging and many professors grade harshly, but I'm glad I'm finishing up my degree here.
I very much enjoyed the education I received through SNHU. Their programs were easy to follow and instructors were always there to help answer any questions. I was able to finish my degree completely online and while battling breast cancer. I would absolutely recommend this school
What an excellent educational experience! I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at SNHU. Excellent faculty and staff. I felt I received the education I deserved. Best online program. I am glad I made the switch from U of Phoenix.