University of Phoenix Reviews - Bachelor's in Business
Beware of this school if you are transferring credits. They will lie and mislead you and explain that it will take a couple of months before they can complete your credit transfer. They will lie about how many credits they believe will transfer over just to get you to enroll and pay for two classes before they can complete your credit transfer. Do not pay for classes until they completely finish the credit transfer. Understand that they dont accept all credits like other schools do. Learn from my terrible experience and save your self money by being wise and not being mislead by their lies. Wait the two months to get the results before ever taking a class
I initially started UOP at a local branch. Then the local branch was closed and I was forced to continue online. This was very challenging for me, however it was the only option as almost none of my classes would transfer to another University. Also as a Veteran that is receiving GI Bill Benefits, UOP is NOT recommended for any veteran. In four years here, I never get my BAH pay on time. UOP has a unique way to report attendance, and therefore your payments are always broken up by the VA and unpredictable. Also the financial aid is credited to any payments that VA has not made and therefore you get your financial aid in chunks and it is also VERY unpredictable when it will come. The financial aid advisors never can give you a straight answer. VETS, go elsewhere!!!
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.
I attended both; traditionally university and the UOP, and the level of education is very similar. Both have advantages and disadvantages but one thing for sure, at UOP I felt like the education was much more relevant to my degree. At the beginning, UOP felt exhausting but once you get a system down and organized, it was very manageable.
Admissions told me I was good to start classes, so I did. After I attended TWO classes, (2 months later) $2800 later mind you, I was told I needed to send in more paperwork. Long story short, they did not as accept my paperwork and was told I could not continue attending classes. Then they also did not apply my APPROVED financial aid to the 2 classes. I ended up having to pay out of pocket. My gut told me not to go there within the first couple of hiccups but I didn't listen to it. BE CAREFUL, it all seemed like scam to me!!
Going to UOP is like self teaching. They don't have professors, they have facilators. You must learn all the content yourself. Most of the assignments are just writing. I have a math class and still have to write 8 posts a week! The practice problems in the math lab are things you haven't covered yet. For example the problems you are assigned in week 2 you don't cover in the videos until week 3 or 4. The facilators take a few days to respond on a course that has weekly deadlines. When I switched programs, my new adviser was horrible about getting things done on the computer and communicating with me. I am considering changing Universities after this course. I can't speak to financial aid because I am self pay. The only thing I liked about this school was Irv Keck. He was the one who enrolled me and has followed up with me often.
Their financial department s*****. The representatives dont know what theyre doing. If you ask questions they just repeat the previous answer they gave you. Also, when it comes time to waiting on final grades the teachers will take days just to grade an assignment that has already been graded. Dont mind waiting on my grades until it comes time for me to get a refund and my disbursement days getting pushed back because my professor taking forever to post final grades.
I was already established in my career, with a number of credits from a four year university without a degree, UOP offered classes at the company I was employed with. All the instructors were employed professionals in their field and/ or instructors at a college which gave the students first hand knowledge and experience in their field. All of the students were working adults in different areas of business, from banking, manufacturing, medicine, etc. which allowed each of us to share our experiences and new ideas with one another in real work situations. It was the best education I could hope for. As a result my salary increased upon graduation and constantly increased.
I wish I would have really payed attention to all the reviews on this school when it comes to the fiance department it is a complete night mare. Then they expect you to focus on your education when they have your finances all screws up. I will not recommend this school to anyone just go to regular community college if you can
Horrible University. The financial aid department is a bunch of scam artists. Specially Theresa Michaels. I've been waiting on a refund of excess funds since June 2017. She never answers her phone/emails. Always out of the office on Wednesdays. Probably on vacation with the money she steals. I filed a credit balance form twice now with her and she has yet to sign the paper and submit it to the department to issue a check. It all started when I changed majors from criminal justice to business. Since then, this lady claims my account is always updating, my financial aid is always being sent back to lenders?? Uhh what? They tried to even say because there was a week off in class for Labor day that my financial aid got returned because they thought I dropped my class. Are you kidding me? I've already filed a fraud complaint with the B.O.E and am waiting to hear back. I suggest everyone who has any issues with this to file. Maybe if they get enough complaints they will take this seriously. Otherwise your best bet is to hire an attorney and file your own lawsuit. I'm pretty sure it's illegal for them to hold on to your refund for more than 14 days. Classroom settings are really stupid as well. You have to work in teams every single class you take. You have to work in a team to write a research paper? What kind of school does that besides something you would do in elementary school. Also, if you take any math classes all you do is write papers. I mean seriously. What kind of joke of a school is this. You barely learn anything from the professors. All of them have other full time jobs. You have to submit assignments the first week before class even begins.