University of Maryland University College Reviews - Bachelor's in Psychology
There is a lot to say about this institution, so I will keep things as concise as possible. I have had a number of issues with the career / counseling services. It took them 4 months to get my transcripts in, and only after repeated badgering. They didn't get my transcript in months after I was already in their program, I had to guess on the classes I needed based on a vague preliminary report, and even so I couldn't sign up for most classes because my previous credits weren't entered. This slowed down my degree significantly. On the financial side, I was given about 15% leeway on my first semester taken there, in that I had some financial aid left over to pay for living expenses because I was going to school full time. For my second semester, they gave me slightly more, but allocated it over the course of the entire year. In other words, they gave me about 50% of what I needed MINIMUM to pay for the classes I was taking. I wasn't informed until mere weeks before the semester. There are countless other small experiences I have had with their support, and all of them were abysmal. I had to hound them at each turn just to get a response. This institution is unprofessional, unhelpful, and should be avoided at all costs. That being said, if you have thousands of dollars lying around and want a mediocre education combined with unhelpful staff, this is a decent to rid yourself of that money.
I went to a brick and mortar school some years ago before attending UMUC. I really dont understood all the bad reviews! I think these bad reviews are from students who didnt put forth effort in their work. I love the program and surprisingly found the information to be very retainable. I learned so much and love how the program is designed. I had only one instructor who didnt communicate well but even so I did well in that class. I found many students lacked effort and those are probably the ones who didnt do much studying. This is a challenging school but a good one if you do the work!!!
UMUC is a great school for untraditional students. They have partnered with a lot of the local community colleges and some universities to ensure student s are able to get the most out of their education. Their hybrid options were great. It allowed me to sit in a classroom for really hard classes that I needed the face to face interaction, like math. In addition, learn a lot from the online classes as well.
I would not recommend this schools online degree program. Class teachings are incomplete, do not apply critical thinking, discussions are a joke, and professors are paid next to nothing while students pay big time. Education is below average and learning goals can hardly be established.
I find it surprising to see so many negative reviews, UMUC offered me a straight forward program with great professors and very challenging school work. The staff has always been pleasant and helpful, and if you dedicate yourself to study and do well it pays off. The teachers have been amazing, kudos to Professor Francis Klein in Statistics for going above and beyond in assisting student learn in a challenging hybrid (online/person) class. The only thing UMUC should change that may be the reason for these reviews are the counseling department, most were not very eager to help. However, the LEO interface delivers a nice setup in organization not only for the online classes but also for the student center where one can see the advisement report and plan for the classes that need to get done for the program. I hope UMUC continues to grow and offer adult, full-time working students this great opportunity for higher education.
UMUC was a good experience. Keep up with your post and start projects/papers in advance. For those of you who go into the psychology program, make sure you stick to APA format when writing. I was able to handle to work and take two classes at one time with no problem. Much success!
UMUC was an excellent experience. I transferred there from a brick and mortar school and was initially worried. However, I found that I was more challenged and became a great deal more competent in what I was learning. The instructors are all experts in the field and their knowledge and facilitation was invaluable. The online platform encourages intellectual discourse and helps to practice developing insight into your area of interest. Online schooling requires more self-determination and self-motivation which is great for developing well rounded character and professionals.
Love the class options and diverse staff. Only bad experience that is ongoing is their financial aid office which rates HORRIBLY. All of the professors I engaged with required class discussion to remove the stigma that online classes sometimes have.
DO NOT ATTEND!! Avoid at all costs!! Have never been so emotionally drained in my life!! I went back and forth with financial aid to have my documents submitted either online or in person. I drove all the way in person twice to make sure everything was in order and still continued to receive messages saying documents were missing. I was dropped from a class saying I needed to pay for it and then I was told I was not going to be placed back in until I paid out of pocket. I was placed back on it anyhow without anyone telling me and then my GPA suffered completely. Now that I transferred and had my financial aid properly filled, I received an email from UMUC claiming I will get a refund from financial aid. After receiving the refund only two days later I am told that they made a mistake and need the money back. Who does that??? AVOID AND DO NOT GO IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR GPA AND YOUR POCKET!!
DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL!!!!! I paid way too much money and now need my transcripts and they will not give them to me!!!! All of the money I have paid and all of the work I have put into this degree and now they are denying me my transcripts until a $50 fee for the master's program (nothing to do with my bachelor's) is paid. I was considering going here for my master's but will definitely not be. My transcripts for my bachelor's should have NOTHING to do with anything dealing with my master's!!!!!