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I went to a Brick and Mortar school. Did 2 years and did not go back. 15 years later I wanted to finish the degree but couldn't afford to take time off to go to school for 2 years. I chose UOP because it is the biggest on line university out there. They have been around for at least 10 years. And by now they should have their stuff figured out. So let me break down everything I have found out so far. Financial Aid - I declined their financial aid because the process looked painful and wasn't clear. I watch my balance and am paying for it every month. Support Counselors - They provided me with 3 councelors - administrations., financial and academic. The Admin has been great she calls every 2-3 wks to make sure I have no issues. In my first 5 classes, I had 6 different financial counselors. My academic advisor? Spoken with him 2x. My opinion- but I am here because I need it. The support system is bad. They aren't much help. You have to manage yourself. Classes - The classes are the best part of the school. It's easy to use. You have to put the work in. They say classes should take 15 hrs per week. They lie. It's more like 25 to 30 each week. Trust me it's hard work. But like any classes worth something - it's totally worth it. Instructors - I am committed to working hard and getting a good grade. I believe 80% of these instructors understand and are there to help you. The other 20% feel like it is there duty to make it harder than it needs to be. As the Counselors and they agree. Some of the Instructors are blow hards. Look it's a great school with a great name. It's worth coming here if you are committed to getting a good online education. But if you need more support, this place may not be for you. Think of your needs and then make the right choice. Good luck.
The work was rigorous, and one gets out of the program what they put into the program. Two months after I graduated, I was hired as an adjunct at a local college. Two years later, I became a tenured instructor at the same college. I make 80k a year, and next year I am receiving my promotion to assistant professor and 10k raise. Hard work and determination mean everything. If a person wants something bad enough, they will receive it. At the moment, I am going to UoP for my doctorate.
The instructors were wonderful. The online platform was terrible. The advisors are sharks. The schools reputation is so bad that I would never say to an employer that I have an MBA from this school. When I apply for a job I never add U of P degree. It's the death nail.
I was supposed to graduate in 2016 with my MSN, all I had left to graduate was my final practicum write up and an ethics class....when I moved to WA state, UOP told me that my degree was null and void (over 35000 later) since they do not have an agreement with the board of nursing to complete and offer an MSN; I cannot explain the anger, frustration and disgust I felt with this university who has promised me from the day I started my graduate degree that I can study and complete any degree anywhere, which was very important to me considering I was active duty military;
I'm a current student and would not recommend this school at. The academic and financial advisors do not communicate with each, and every time I called, they have a different answer to the same questions. The school policy is to contact students at least 3 weeks prior to the next class to discuss any issues with financial aid and/or loans, but my advisor and academic advisors would not call. I received an email from my financial advisor the day before Thanksgiving of 2016, notifying me of a payment issue that would hinder my next class. When I called everyone was on vacation and no one around to assist me. It is so frustrating dealing with these people. There better accredited school than the UOP. Please if you value your time and sanity, DO NOT ATTEND THIS AWFUL SCHOOL. Also, just in you're wondering why I am still there, it's because I have a few classes left to graduate, if I was not so far into the program, I would have dropped out. I am getting my Masters somewhere else.
I had brain surgery, short term memory was a major problem. With UOP I managed to get through because I had time to think about the answers.
University of Phoenix made my return to college pleasant and stress-free. Upon enrollment, you are assigned to a team of individuals who ensure that your class schedule is manageable and allows you to learn at your own pace. The financial advisors I've had have been responsive and helped me to navigate what can sometimes be a difficult road to ensure that my student loans cover the cost of my continued education.
My degree is in Communications with an emphasis in cultural and diversity. My current employer supports me going to school but having applied for 25 jobs there I've been turned down for all of them. Not even getting an interview. It's discouraging having been here 11 years and feeling like I went to school to make a better quality life for myself and two little ones, but I'm in no better position than I was not having my degree. I start my MBA next month and I'm praying something pays off asap. I feel like my degree is great but showing others the value in my degree and me has been tough and disappointing. My school website has employer referrals but those jobs are nothing related to my experience or aw jobs like a copy maker which makes no sense. I strongly believe in myself and know things will change. Waiting on it to happen is stressful when school starts again in the next few weeks for my MBA.
This was my first experience going to college online. In the beginning I felt very overwhelmed with the amount of college work I had to complete. However, once I got going it went smoothly. I was not very impressed with my advisors. They often changed my advisors, and I was never sure who to contact. My final months earning my degree they failed to process my financial aid. This left me with a $3,000 bill. The University realized it was their mistake and cleared my bill. This impressed me the most. I have actually been considering going back to them to take a few additional courses so I can be certified for kindergarten through 12th grade.
I'm currently a student at University of Phoenix. I would not recommend this school to anyone I know, not anymore. The financial advisors are terrible. The instructors were good, and the reason I stay until my currently class. She graded me base on her standard and not Phoenix university's standards. There was no engagement between me and her. According the the academic advisor she doesn't have to answer to anything I post... I don't know why I'm in the class giving her my money. I'm currently a student who is looking for a different college to attend.