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My personal experience with the University of Phoenix has been nothing but exceptional. My professors have been helpful and engaging, and the advisors I've dealt with have always been extremely supportive. I've read many negative reviews online about this school though, mostly from people expressing frustration in their own failure to follow simple directions pertaining to participation/attendance/financial aid. The school outlines all requirements clearly - just because someone failed to read or simply doesn't like the way they do things, doesn't mean this is a terrible institution. You get out of your education what you put in to it; whether you're going to UofP, a state college, or an ivy league, you still have to put in the work in order to really learn and truly become educated. Many resources are given to you here, you just have to use them. Those who say this school is a joke are narrow-minded and probably used to what society has to say about more conventional education paths. I know someone who has a degree from UCLA, but still can't get a job. I also know someone who graduated from the University of Phoenix who has a stable career in Education/Administration. Today, a piece of paper declaring you finished 120 credits won't necessarily get you anywhere no matter what school you go to - you have to go the extra mile. Apply for internships, join networking groups, do your own research outside of the classroom - but whatever you do, don't blame your own mistakes or failures on the institution when you're not doing everything you could be doing to succeed. I highly recommend the University of Phoenix, especially to those who want to earn a degree while still working full-time like I do. As long as you're a motivated self-starter, you'll do great.
My degree program was manageable for adults who are working and/or have children. In this program, one course was taken at a time for 6 weeks. The program included a lot of group interaction and projects. The book and class materials will included in the tuition so any materials needed for the classes were online. I felt that this program included a lot of self-teaching. The professors could be emailed when there were questions or difficulties, but there were not videos or webinars that would instruct students throughout the course. For people who are good at reading and analyzing material in order to teach themselves the content, this program would be suitable. I liked concentrating on one class at a time, and the length of each class seemed adequate in order to master the material.
More involvement and understanding by dissertation committee to move through QRM. UOP might want to consider reviewing their tuition costs to compete with other online colleges. I did enjoy their ability based grading philosophy being a former Alverno College graduate.
I am about halfway through my Master's Program at UOP. I absolutely LOVE it. I tried out two different grad schools before UOP and I cannot express how much better things are now. I am impressed with how professional every single person who I've spoken to and dealt with is. Professors are great, program is great, and the online forum is the best I've seen. I'm so glad I found UOP. 10/10 would definitely recommend!
I do not have a concern with the teachers, the course work. My concern is with the relatively ignorant, very robotic, under trained financial aid team.I fell on May 16th I reached out to the school, wrote a long letter regarding my spinal injuries and the difficulties I am to date having with sitting, holding my head up, medications and side effects, etc. No one, not one person and I spoke to several, ever mentioned the option for a medical leave. I finally spoke with one of my instructors and he told me the process. Finance team are like robots with no brains (hate being mean) I gave it 100% and was successful in my class up until the last week. I failed the course, I just could not answer the questions. I suffer from nerve damage and I am still/currently in physical therapy and under the care of a physician. It is just sad that they are simply read off of the script people who have absolutely no problem solving skills. Even when transferred to the upper management team, they simply repeat word for word what the previous person stated. And the emails from this team are childs play. Never clear, precise and to the point. I am very saddened by this school I sincerely feel failed by them and their abilities to truly assist me in continuing my education. I am now forced to get my degree someplace else.
What a joke! The classes are high school level, the work is b******* in groups. You get paired with complete idiots who cannot form sentences, write paragraphs, or speak without slang. Your grade depends on others intelligence. You will never get work and you will get laughed at having a degree from here. It is a joke.
This is the more stupid and corrupt institution that I have ever witnessed in my 15 years in the business world. I was unknowingly dropped from my class just because I had all my work done ahead of schedule. I have never witnessed such b*******. I submitted all my work on a Monday. This included the 6 assignments for the week, 3 discussion posts, and also 4 other posts I made just because I am an over achiever. I then took the rest of the week off because I knew that my work was 125% done for the week. When I logged back in the following Monday ready to submit the following weeks worth of assignments I find out that I have been dropped out of the class. You have to post during 2 different days during the week or they will drop you and not give a s*** if you were out of the country and are therefore unable to post even if you wanted to. Being at the top of the class and an over achiever does not register with these people. I was apparently supposed to wait and post one of my already completed assignments on another day. This is the most a****** and a** backwards thing that I have ever witnessed. I would not recommend this school to my worst enemy.
This school is expensive, the classes are mediocre (nothing special), but if you call and talk to an enrollment rep they will convince you to go to their school, they will be super kind and great. But once you get the enrollment process going everyone drops off the planet. I had soooo many problems with my financial aid. No one knows what they are doing, and you never get anyones name its a different person all the time, they never follow up. I filled out a different paper every single day and every day I was told it was the wrong paper back in March of 2018. Now I just tried to give them another chance in sept of 2018 and its the same old bull. It feels like becasue they dont have to add their names on anything they dont care and just pass you on to someone else. It just isnt their problem. I had enrolled to go to classes in late July, classes started the end of September, and you would think that was enough time to get everything finished. Boy was I wrong, I emails 2 or 3 times a day and everyone that I talked to on the phone said give it time. Didnt hear anything for weeks, finally got 1 email back from god knows who saying everything would be done the 17 of Sept. just in time for classes. Well the 18th rolled by I had emailed about 5 times that day and then I finally called to complain the night of the 19th becasue NO ONE DOES THEIR JOB DOWN THERE. If you email no one responds, if you call everyone gives you a different story and you can even chat with someone on the website, but they just tell you to call. Smh. I am extremely dissatisfied and disappointed. Thankfully a lot of my credits from uop transfered over to my new school becasue I couldnt spend another second of my life on that school. They are purely for profit and dont care about their students ( becasue I had attended about 1 year before this incident). There are better schools to attend, save yourself the stress and money.
I was going to this school originally however I decided to drop out after being bullied in my online class and the instructor critiqued me after I brought inappropriate comments to his attention. I followed the techniques that were taught in class for addressing a hostile classmate only to have the instructor declare that I was being demanding for expressing disappointment that the student in question (a teammate for a group project) could not deliver their portion of the assignment on time.
UOPX has interesting classes when it comes to the Database Administration Degree program. We are able to select the classes that will allow us to graduate faster and or gain a certificate. However, sometimes instructors are not available when help is needed or take a day or two to respond. Especially on days that are not listed in their policies.
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