University of Phoenix Reviews - Associate in Accounting
The advisers at this school were terrible, did NOT provide any support or guidance. I went 4 months without hearing from my academic advisers after reaching out multiple times. I would not recommend this school for anyone for the price you pay to be under minded and neglected. Pursue a degree else where if you want a good education.
This online university has an awful support team, high tuition, and poor communication. I went 6 months without hearing from any adviser. Most of the time they had me waiting on the phone for over 15 minutes just to gain clarity on how to handle university policies. The instructors are somewhat helpful and can vary with biased grading. I am very displeased on how this university handles issues and would not recommend this institution for ANYONE.
This school does not offer good academic nor financial support, I do not recommend pursing a degree through this University. I have switched advisors multiple times, they did not assist me in recurring issues, such as their lack of communication. Overall, this school was one of the worst experiences I have had.
I am reading the reviews from several students and I am not surprised because a lot of people who attended the UoP with me would wait until the very last minute to post or do their assignments. If you are a procrastinator, you will fail - no matter what school you attend. You definitely have to put the work in to succeed. My program in Accounting was very challenging but I go through it and graduated in April 2017. I plan to go back for my Bachelor's in July 2017 in Communications. It was a lot of hard work for me and whoever said that going to school online was a piece of cake was not being honest. The UoP classes are definitely challenging and I did in fact learn quite a bit. There is a lot of reading and writing involved but I enjoyed it. The only thing that I would change is that there are NO Group or Team Assignments because almost every time, other students are not as dilligent as you may be and that is very frustrating.
I am a business person that came to the conclusion if I want to advance I needed a degree. From the moment I started looking i knew all I could do was online, classroom wasn't in my schedule with family and work. I have had nothing but an excellent experience from the admin to the professor. Ask detailed questions, do the work and you are golden. Its when you expect an A to be handed to you do I see unhappy individuals. Some of these kids and I use the work kids don't realize how much you are actually required to do. Its very similar to the working field you have goals and targets to hit and you need to communicate and actually do your job to get paid. Too many young people don't know what actual work is. Phoenix has been nothing but an excellent experience. Will I like all my Professor may not but does everyone had to like you or you like them in life no. Its call life, and its preparing you for the working environment.
My school very great and say this because its like you you in class but really you at home. when working online you have everything there to help you with anything you need help with. The instructor is always there you can call them or message them though class. Being is like being in class but better because you will be in your own comfort zone.
I was in the Accounting program and receive my Associate's degree. I honestly feel that the courses for this program were good but sometimes the structure of the programs was not good for working people. I also realized that there programs are just too expensive. I won't say anything else about the program though because overall it was not bad.
I wanted to chime in on my experience with the University. I have been a student since 2009 in which I obtained my Associates in Accounting; graduated in 2011. In 2012 I enrolled in my BSM/PM degree in which I am fully confident I will graduate in 2014. I have been to traditional colleges in which it did not work well with my schedule; I am a mother of three children, work full-time and also have a part-time consulting business. My business was established in 2011 after I obtain many accounting classes from UOPX; the level of education I received as allowed me to earn additional money to make my financial status better. I knew going into both degrees what I was going to be responsible for paying, I have never received scholarships for my education, and will be in debt to student loans for some time. I also have to pay out of pocket each month; I have never been threatened that my classes will end if I don't pay in full; I made arrangements and have been completely honest on what I can pay each month. I have had my share of advisors both academically and financially; never have I had an issue. If I am not happy with the answer I ask more questions; I have never been treated unfair. In fact I have had the same two advisors for my BS degree for over a year; they know me very well.
As far as the courses are; this style of learning is very difficult to manage with the daily tasks of adulthood. It is up to you as an individual to ensure you get what you are paying for. I have seen so often that students try to just get by; that doesn't pay off in the long run. My thoughts on some of you that are negative you attempted to put very little or no effort in learning what you needed to in order to become successful. Everyone of my instructors have been fair and graded me properly for what work I have put into the class. I didn't always gets A's in fact I received two D's in math classes; I worked hard in these classes but that was the best I could produce. Time management is something that is required in order to be successful; you are not told when to go to class as you are in traditional school. We are suppose to be adults learning and should be responsible enough for our own actions; it is no one's fault but your own if you fail.
I am very comfortable saying that I have recommended UOPX to many people; some of which have received their degrees. I will continue speaking about UOPX as a great way to earn a degree in the crazy life that all adults have to manage as full-time parents, workers, and anything else that takes up your time.
The only reason I attend the school is because I was able to work in the accounting department as accountant while I was getting my degree and than I was supposed to get a 10% raise. I got my degree in 2007. However, due to the housing market crash I got laid off in 2008. I have been unable to find another accounting job and now I owe over $30,000 in student loans.
The school was descent however, my degree has not helped me in my job search. People recognize my four years at University of Arkansas, even though I was 10 credits short of an accounting degree and 18 credits short of a marketing degree, more than my Accounting degree from University of Phoenix.
I attended UoP for my bachelors degree and decided to return for my masters. It has been one thing after the other since then. There are shorter break times available between classes; my financial aid has been late, had to be redone, or not enough to cover classes; teachers no longer teach, they are just "facilitators" which means they auto post standard things and generally no longer teach; I had a disagreement with an information systems facilitator and miraculously got a virus the next day that wiped out all my homework for his class (but it didn't touch anything else in my computer); and another facilitator who was plagiarizing her students from previous classes decided I was plagiarizing with a citation and reference because I didn't agree with her viewpoint on the presidential candidates during class (yes she brought in politics to the classroom).
I also found out my masters is useless at my local state university. To transfer there I have to go back and start all over from the beginning. And local businesses do not want UoP grads, they prefer grads from the state universities. In my opinion, all my time and money was wasted at UoP.