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Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews - Bachelor's in Writing

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Degree: Writing
Graduation Year: 2017

GIMMICKY SO CALLED COLLEGE; THEY'LL RIP YOU OFF! MISDIRECT/ADVISE YOU THEN STICK YOU WITH THE BILL! Poor inexperienced student advisors; Misleading, lack of authentic information! Beware they will constantly call you, once you are hooked into believing they care about your success and they are just trying to meet their student enrollment quota! Prey on inexperienced college students, get you to enroll then pass the buck and hide behind their "Policies." My entire experience has been a NIGHTMARE and I was only enrolled for 2 weeks.

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Degree: Writing
Graduation Year: 2015

Southern New Hampshire University's online program for a degree in Creative Writing with a concentration in fiction was perfect for me. As a single mother of two children in school, working full time and with a full time life outside of work, this program has been excellent. The advisers and teaching staff were helpful. Anything I asked was answered promptly. Financial aid was explained to me and was an expedient process. Graduation was beautiful and I flew from California to go. I would recommend this college to anyone who needs to do an online degree. I will be getting my graduate degree with them.

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Degree: Writing, General
Graduation Year: 0000

I love this new online college- If you are online and dissatisfied- look around! I was drowning at the old one- bored and miserable- the people- including professors-were only going for a piece of paper or paycheck. I just assumed online was like that everywhere! Not so! My new college has forums for each major and most students are really engaging in the DB's! The professor I have currently is actually READING our work and giving REAL feedback- after three years of misery, I am finally excited to do my work. I hope that this helps others who are one the other end of a computer staring numbly at there classes and counting them down! There is hope out there- look around! Thank you SNHU

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Degree: Writing

Tell us about your college experience.

My school is a good fit for me as I could not find any online writing schools that were not specifically focused on journalism. I wanted a creative writing degree and it is difficult to find a school that focuses on this particular subject. I am elated that I found this school.

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

Yes, I would pursue the same degree as writing is a passion of mine and is very therapeutic as well since I am disable and cannot attend the traditional on-campus courses.

What advice can you offer other students?

Make sure you make yourself marketable and take a variety of courses.

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Degree: Writing

Because of all the new advertisements Southern New Hampshire University financial aid is behind. I was billed for a term while attending on financial aid. I contacted financial aid and my advisor about dropping the classes, both advised me not to drop. On the day it was too late to drop without a charge someone from financial aid contacted me about a statement. I was away at the time and did not see how I could provide the statement. Therefore, I asked about dropping again and was told, "It's too late." I informed them I was told not to drop the classes, they said, "We can't tell you what to do." I found away and sent in the statement the same day. What is the use to speaking with them if later they through it back at you with "We can't tell you what to do?"

After dealing with financial aid incompetence, I had a problem in one of my classes. The instructor did not follow the rules of the rubric. Instead of any of anyone listening to my concerns, they ignored the issue and tried to dismiss my complaints by focusing on things they thought would shut me up. After this, I withdrew from the university.

I filed a complaint with the BBB, they responded with lies and accusations. This university is morally bankrupted; after they get you enrolled, you become a number and nothing more.

In the end they are a business and I am a consumer. I should not have to take a course I found not to be up to par, with an instructor that did not follow the rubric. What is the rubric for if the instructor can do as she pleases? Moreover, it is not my fault they are under staffed in financial aid and cannot do their job in a timely matter.

The best advice I can give you is to try and keep an email record of your conversation with them, you might need it someday. Do not trust anything they tell you when it comes to financial aid wait until it clears to start classes.

In conclusion, SNHU has railroad me into owing them money and will not release my transcript in order to attend another university until I pay for classes I did not find up to par and withdrew from. I do not understand how a university can hold your transcript for courses you have already paid for, this is extortion. Since they have the power to place a hold on the courses financial aid has paid for, they should have to return all monies owed back to the government. I was able to get a refund on my books, however, have to pay for the courses.

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