University of Phoenix Reviews - Associate in Psychology
Non veteran friendly, when I was short notice deployed I was unable to drop class and was fined 750$. I moved up through the financial bs'ers and wrote the president personally he guarantees me a refund and shoots his financial guy an attachment to refund me of which I never got. I have a single class to obtain my associates that I already got a letter saying the degree is obsolete... 3 years and thousands of dollars wasted a bunch of Fake money hungry fools. Further teachers were consistently unavailable and seldom gave real lecture or insight... my education truly came from their online library and texts provided..... save your money guys, just go to the public library...
The online program at the University of Phoenix is simple and easy, However, the staff is not easily contacted. The financial advisor I had constantly messed things up and didn't understand anything I was trying to say. I was constantly moved around to different classes because the financial aid could not be figured out. I only went there for a year and my academic advisor and financial advisor switched several times. Towards the end they seemed not to care about me or my education.
This school is terrible. Some of the teachers are really cruel and careless. They do not care about what is going on in your life they only care about their own opinions. I am so glad my degree is over so I do not have to deal with these awful people again. College is supposed to be about learning how to make your own way in life not reciting the opinions that your teacher has for you.
Go someplace else. The school has its conveniences, no doubt! The curriculum is so so, more analysis than fundamentals such as writing, user friendly and constructive math. This school does not make it easy to transfer to tier 1 schools. It is designed to keep you at Phoenix, while missing varies college benefits. The staff is very uninformed. They make it hard to graduate due to the communication issues between departments. A student working their butt off should at least get a phone call when they are out of attendance, as a result of "lack of communication".. They find ways to make extra money off of you. I was in the last week of class, all assignments complete...but I didnt post one word " check-in " that week (I posted all my assignments in one day) to be counted in attendance and was dropped. I was never informed of the check in..just posting twice a week, but at the time I had completed everything.. nothing to post! 1375.00 charged out of pocket ..(Financial aide didn't cover this) I had to retake the class. I was punished here. It was my daughters high school graduation week. Rude staff will talk over you. You have a mentor and graduation coach at the beginning they drop off after your third class. No stars here! I'm done.
It's like taking high school courses. The classes don't challenge you. And trying to getting ahold of the Advisors is a nightmare. They don't do a good job of explaining things to you, but are quick to tell you you're not doing enough. But the teachers are hardly involved in the classes, and most discussions are about personal experience rather than being related to what you read about. This school is frustrating and impossible. I've been there for over a year and I swear my money was wasted. I thought UoP was a good option, but no, this school is horrible.
UOP is basically one of those schools that tell you one thing but you will eventually end up doing another. I am currently earning my degree in psychology (Associates) and I wished I did more research on the school. Their tuition is beyond high and some of the classes are ridiculous because of the teachers hard grading. When it comes to academic and financial advisors, they basically talk you out of more money instead of doing things that fit you and your degree you are trying to earn. Also, you do not get much money from them. If you do not pass a class, you do not receive your pell grant and they keep it. It is honestly a waste of time and most importantly money
Great College but very expensive. I guess because of the technology used in the learning system the cost of attendance consequently had to be high. I am glad I attended and enjoyed my tenure as a student. I would still want to attend the school if only I can pay myself the tuition which is part of my plan.
I am currently enrolled at UOP. I have been going there since August of 2013 and I must say now I actually do regret going here. Dont get me wrong they are somewhat helpful because they call you to check on you and your classes or whatever but wheb it comes to tuition and classes, NO! I recently didnt pass my class and because of that, I do not get any money back which is Uncalled for because they do not know what is going on in peoples lives. The classes are entirely too high for one thing and some of the advisors have a attitude and they do not tell you everything you need to know. Its just a breeze when you first begin but once you really get into it, that is when they squeeze you for every dime you have - whether or not you have financial aid.
I love this school, however I'm transferring out due to the bachelors programs not being available in Indiana or Michigan in Psychology. I've decided this because I could do without an associates and move quicker through a bachelors program at a different college. My advisors are wonderful at the moment, though they seem to change with the seasons. Some of them can be quite annoying and don't really know what they're doing- thank GOODNESS they got rid of him. I love the teaching curriculum, it's easy for me to rush through assignments or take some of the ones I"m not fully sure how to do slower. It's 9 week courses, and you're also able to take workshops teaching you how to do math before you actually take a course just so you're more comfortable, these courses are non-credits and they're voluntary. I'm 60% through my degree thus far, but it's time to face facts and pick up and move onto a better opportunity school. I would recommend this school to those that have a better understanding of what you want later on through your schooling. I wasn't so sure- all I knew was that I wanted to go into psychology. This school really made me think in the long run about what I wanted to do. Every college is going to have bachelors, masters, and doctorate level degrees that you want, however think about more on if the school is really reaching your needs. They're a great school in my opinion, I just dove into the first school without really thinking about it. Take your time, figure out if this is the right school for you, and if you don't, and later down the road you're thinking of going into a different direction- it's pretty easy to transfer your credits to a different school. There's no fee, and you can send out up to 12 transcripts to different colleges per year I believe. I didn't have to start all the way over, or retake some classes because they wouldn't transfer. :) I'm transferring my associates into a bachelors program somewhere else and they all transferred, I have 36 completed credits in my associates program and the credits bump up to 45 credits in my bachelors program. I'm currently waiting to hear back from my other school, good luck to all of you! The overall ease use of the website is very easy for my age. I'm 23, and it's very easy to find things, discover other areas, and for all the new people you'll take an orientation to see if you'll succeed in the school. No credits are awarded for this course, it's if I remember right just one week, and if you fail it, you won't be moved into your classes, you're only able to take the orientation course I believe twice until you have to wait a year before attempting to again.
The school is an excellent choice if you do not have the availability of a vehicle. Through the online program you can complete all your studies from the comfort of your home while saving on driving time and gasoline cost. However, they advertise as highly flexible but this I would not say is true. You have weekly assignments to complete and depending on your schedule these may be difficult to complete on time which means your grades will be suffering from those which are turned in late. Each instructor is different about what they will and will not allow when it comes to assignments. Some are understanding and some not so much. Overall, I would say be prepared to read your little heart out because if you do not it is impossible to pass these classes.