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First off they told me my assignments were due by Sunday then come to find out I had an assignment due every other day and I was taking 2 classes so I had an assignment due every day! Not to mention participation where you have to post 2 comments on your classmate's post 3 times a week. Then you have to read like 5 chapters a week per class and sometimes they want you to have read all of them by Tuesday. I don't have time to sit in front of a computer. Oh and they told me that I would get an actual, physical book to read and it would be sent in the mail. And instead I paid for an online book that I had to read on the computer!! They are so expensive, it's only 3 units a class.
I am going to Kaplan online school and it's cheaper, they're accredited, their classes are 5 units per class. You have one assignment due a week, and no participation only Wednesday you have to be online at a certain time to attend the webinar where the instructor teaches!! At UoP they never taught anything, you had to read to learn and when I still didn't get the material I asked the instructor for help and they kept telling me "just go back and read, you'll get it". I never did get it until I called my dad for some help. This is a horrible school, oh and your student advisor(councelor) well they have a degree in sales! LOL they don't have any academic background, they have a background in sales. They could be a great car sales person because they sale you on the school and bam it's a crappy school!! Go to Kaplan, it's easier, faster, cheaper and so much better!! Good luck to you all that want something out of life, you'll get it just not from UoP!!
I have been a student of UOP for the past 2 years. I think the experience is priceless. I can actually compare it to a traditional classroom since I have experienced both. To honest, I learned more in Phoenix.. In a traditional learning environment, its exam based-you learn about the subject's terms and the school quizes you on them.. and what do you learn?-absolutely nothing!. With UOP, you are required to do extensive research on a subject, apply what you have learned and form an opinion. Now for those people who have been complaining, you are either lazy, unable to contribute your thoughts properly and obviously are just bad researchers .. I have had no problems with my job applications.. I think that UOP is different to the traditional learning environment.. It is for learning adults, hardworking people and those who are really able to form an opinion or link it to the current real life situations.. I think those who insulted UOP are just low life stupid baby moaners!
Okay, 1st of all, like many others, I am blown away by the number of people who have written such nasty reviews about UOP (Axia). Let me just say college is college and it is up to YOU to make the best of your education whether it is online or on a campus...PERIOD. Do the readings, post your work on time and ask questions and you will succeed.
For those that still need to be spoon fed by your instructor, UOP is NOT for you.
I just do not understand how someone would need a break from an online school? For goodness sakes you do not even need to step foot in a classroom, bottom line...PEOPLE ARE LAZY!
I will have my AA by next July and thus far I have had no major issues, minor glitches but nothing major. TRUE, this school is very (very, very) expensive but look at what you're paying for: convenience, enhanced, advanced education and interactive learning. The work is just as hard, just a detailed, and takes just as much time to complete as if I were in an actual classroom. Shoot, online schooling in my opinion is harder than the traditional classroom learning because no one is right there to help you which means you have to APPLY YOURSELF and use NEURONS (which most people can't do...obviously by the negative responses).
Bottom line, if you cannot apply yourself, read your material (which is very thorough and detailed) and understand that UOP is like any other college, then you do not need to be in college at all!
I just completed my BA degree from UoP and just got my first student loan payment...How am I suppose to pay $900 every month? $60,000 for a degree! I could have bought a house and not had to work! Now I have to work full time just to pay for my student loan payment. How is that going to help me?
The best thing is that my sister is going to Ashford University (which is an actual campus in Iowa) she is getting the SAME degree but from a better college for only $42,000. She dosent have to do group assignments and people there are really nice to her. I wish I would have know about Ashford. Phoenix sucks
I went to UoP for over a year and hated it. They tell you assignments are due by Sunday by 11:59pm but boy did they lie there was an assignment due every other day but you have to take two classes so thats an assignment every day.
Plus you have to post participation twice a day for 3 days out of the week. Almost every class I took wanted me to have read 3 chapters by Tuesday. Then when I got stuck on an assigment the instructors did not help. I told them I was stuck and didn't understand the materials and all they said was "just read the required materials and you'll get it" but I was confused and needed help but they are not there to teach only grade your work.
It's extremely expensive and you can only read your book online. I don't have time to sit at the computer and read for 4 hours. Also they kept changing my advisors so I had no idea who to call and talk to about problems I was having. I even went from a B to a D- becuase my final project was 2 minutes late and it was late because they were doing maintenance on the website so I couldn't get on untill 11pm that night and by the time the website loaded it was 12:02am so the instructor didn't count the assignment. But my husband's was 22 minutes late and the instructor accepted it and graded it. So the instructors are lazy and just don't want to do the work.
Anyways, this school is really expensive, they do not teach you anything, you have to read and learn it all on your own, they make you pay for classes on how to use their website, they tell you it takes less time to get a degree but it actually takes more time. DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL, I switched to Kaplan College Online and it is so great, on Wednesday they have an instructor that teaches and you only have 1 assignment due a week per class! Go to Kaplan instead of UoP!!
UOP's MSN/MHA program is right on target with the needs of adult learners!I have just graduated wiht my MSN/MHA. As a nurse educator for a large academic medical center - this program gave me what my own organization (with free tuition benefit) could not - a great education that was efficient and designed for working adults. Highly reccomend this program to anyone who is self motivated and able to handle technology.
I am very amused by some of the reviews I have read here. The University of Phoenix is a nationally accredited institution with transferable credits to most United States colleges. It seems to me that majority of the individuals who have posted negative comments in attempt to degrade The University of Phoenix have done so based on the fact that they may be unable to comprehend complex college material not suitable for the undermined individual. I personally have never had an issue what a teacher, financial assistant, student counselor or academic adviser. If college isn't for you then not only will The University of Phoenix not be of assistance to you, but neither will posting an irrational thought on the blog just to manipulate other out of receiving a rewarding education. I've just recreantly obtained my associates through UOP and have been rewarded with several job offers that beat flipping patties in your local Burger King. For all those out there please don't let the non sense written in this blog interfere with your dreams. Employers do not down grade degrees earned through online academic institutions.
I find that online is hard to get too especially when you get to the higher classes, and you have a lot of work. But online it's worse. You have online posts practically everyday (mini papers if you will) and 4 large papers individually, and 2 or 3 large LT papers. Too much work for the working adult, especially if you have a family. I would suggest going to a regular college if you want this much work. Or, just plan on not seeing your family for 2-4yrs, depending on where you already are in your college career when you sign up.
I am about 5 classes away from my Bachelor's in Business Administration from UOP. I feel as if the facilitators are paid to push students through, and I do not feel like I'm learning enough. I feel it's a big ripoff. I don't have a problem with taking the initiative and learning in this manner, but the classes are so short, the material is just crammed most of the time, sometimes the assignments do not relate to the reading assignments or they are a week behind or ahead. I learn well alone, but I do not think that cramming material is learning. I really do regret having chosen this school. Moreover, do employers think an online degree is credible? I'm very frustrated. In the last week of ACCT II., and by the time I start to understand the material and how to apply it, the week changes or the whole course is DONE.
I graduated in September 2008 with my Associates of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix's Junior College called Axia. I am now beginning my fourth or senior year of my Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. First, my Associates Degree says University of Phoenix on it and so do all my offical transcripts. This is a great thing because most people don't know of their Axia School.
After a 20 year career in the Army and seven attempts at different ground campus colleges to complete my Associates from 1989 up to 2008, Phoenix was the only one to deliver. They accepted almost every college credit I earned at all of my other community colleges, a total of 36 sem. credits and also gave me credit for some military training as well. They filled out all of my financial aid paper work for me and helped me with everything else as well.
Your first two years or during your associates program you will have two nine week courses back to back until you graduate. This was one of the most challenging schools I have ever attended. I taught the military police school for 16 years in the Army, I know what good instructor are. Every instructor has been very qaulified and all have Master Degrees, most from traditional colleges. All of my Criminal Justice Instructors work in Law Enforcement as Police Chiefs, SWAT team commanders, detectives, District Attorneys, Lawyers and many other directly degree related fields. Out of eight colleges I have attended, the University of Phoenix by far has exceeded my expectations and educational needs.
Their courses are packed full with all of the lastest career field material and professional instruction, the text books online and hard copy are brand new, high quality and awesome. When you graduate you have a chance to go to graduation at one of many ground campuses. I had mine at the Memphis Convention Center in Memphis, Tn. Cap and Gown, walk across the stage, Alumni Speakers etc. This was great, a dream come true. Like I said I am now in my Bachelors program. Now I just have one class every five weeks with a learning team of 4-6 other students. It has been awesome. You tackle team problems and assignments and net-work with other professionals in the same career field. A great place to net work with people that are doing what you want to do. You can even use them as working references after the first few classes! You can't do this at a ground campus school elsewhere.
Oh, this is the first time I qualified for full finacial aid! I have not paid a dime out of pocket over the last three years. I have read so many terrible ratings about this school and I read them in shock...its almost like they went to another school. I have not had any problems with my professors, financial aid, acedemic counselors not calling back or anything. I liked this school so much that after I graduated I went on to interview for an enrollment counselor job. I din't get it, but it was a great interview and I now know that they care about their students. Their not just account numbers! There are so many other benefits, to many to list.
Thanks for listening. Please don't let this college pass you by. You won't be disaapointed. It is and has been the greatest college experience for me and my wife, a fellow student.