University of North Carolina at Charlotte Reviews
I would like to point out that I did not graduate from this University, but wanted to share my personal experience and frustration within the M.S Systems Engineering program, I would like to point out that this feedback isn't directed solely at every professor or individual on behalf of UNCC. I enrolled at UNCC in the Fall Term of 2018 and I can tell you that for me, it took me no longer than 3 weeks to realize that I wasting my time and money at this educational institution. I was previously a student at the University of Duke, but it was rather too expensive and far of a commute, so I was looking at an alternative school that was more in my budget where I landed at UNCC, but within the first 3 weeks of my online Master's program, I realized that my decision was a mistake. As an online student, I was required to attend or watch later...these web seminars held by these high credible professors who were suppose to educate me about systems engineer, but instead...my first web seminar (which was about 2 hrs long) was mainly about the professor and how condescending he was about his career and intellect. Like literally, he spent about 1hr and 45 minutes explaining students how he has a six figure salary and he was telling students (more like a command and control method) on what to do if they want to be like him instead of focusing on main content of the course, I didn't pay my hard earn dollars to hear about some person who gloats about himself for about 2 hrs...reasons like these are what lead me to believe that I was wasting my time at this school because I paid and came to learn...not to hear about the success from some person whom speaks as they have or know all of the keys to success in life. Long-story short, I withdrew from the school WAY early in the term to transfer back to Duke and suck up the expenses to finish off my degree, but I at least I knew that I was paying for a high standard quality education, but needless to say...UNCC decided to slap me with a "Misc" charge on the same day as my withdrawal and reference it as a charge that differs from each Master's program based on x, y, z factors...like what? This fee was included within my tuition nor was I made aware of it before committing and the thought that the charge occurred on the same day as my withdrawal? If anything, I was suppose to receive a small partial refund because I withdrew early in the term, but instead...I ended owing UNCC? That's bizarre and beyond ridiculous and what makes matter worse...they capture your personal information as a student such as mailing address and alternative personal email, but they only send you information such as billing only to your school email? What this means is that I withdrew in September, but I receive a billing notification in the mail (physical mail) in February, so that's roughly 6 months later and I had accrued interests on this late bill payment that I was totally unaware of, so I ask the University...does it make sense that students who withdraw from your school will still use their school email address? From a logical sense...the answer is most likely NO! That's why you have their mailing address and secondary email, heck they even had my phone number but UNCC failed to contact me in any other way except through my school email bout this misc bill notice and threaten me that if I didn't pay it, then they would forward it to the collections agency. Of course, I didn't want that to affect my credit, so I sucked it up and paid the balance, but rest assure that I will looking further into this and will take the necessary legal actions as possible. Bottom line is, if you are looking for University where you receive a good quality education, then look somewhere else...I can't say anything for their other programs, but I've received my AA from the University of Florida and my B.S from the University of Purdue and I am in my last term for my M.S at the University of Duke and I'm telling you...you pay for what you get and UNCC is at the bottom of the barrel in my standards.
I already have a degree and I wanted to returned to school for another so I thought i would use Kaplan to prepare me. Mistake... I was not able to take the course when I signed up to because my car was stolen. So Kaplan lead me to believe that i could retake it later. So I get my life together and they are not willing to work with me at all because my course expired. I full paid for my course and did not get to take it. All that to say RUN they're just into making money.
This was a good online distance program. The professors were helpful and information learned was connected to what I am teaching at work. I learned a lot and was not overwhelmed. Presenting at the NC Reading conference in Raleigh was great practice for leading teachers. The online systems for classes worked most of the time and were easy to navigate.
I attended UNCC in the distant education Special Education Masters program. The experience was wonderful. I learned a great deal and the support of every instructor was outstanding. The work load was very manageable for me as I was working full time while I work on my masters. The Special Education Department at UNCC is AWSOME! I am prepared to be an outstanding teacher.
I'm studying Instructional System Technology at UNCC . I have 3.0 GPA I really enjoy this field I'm looking forward to be instructional developer The degree is very interesting and fun and I learn a lot in this filed and I wish to be instructional developer and find great opportunity in this field