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Financial Aid, and Academic Counselors have disappointed me to the max. I am completely in awe on how negligent they are with the students once they are enrolled and receiving their check. It seems as there is a disconnect with management because the way my account was handled was frustrating. I don't trust these people at all and I am glad I am looking into transferring out. If they would have the same work ethic as the enrollment counselors i believe the school will have a better shot at a higher completion rate. Choose somewhere else.
I had earned my Bachelors Degree from a California State University and only took 2 chemistry classes at UoP to supplement my teaching credential. UoP is a joke. The curriculum is nothing compared to a real university. I had such horrible experience. Both of my classes the book was embedded in the course so I had to pay $140 for the book. It turns out the book is from Open Stax a non-profit, so my book was available for free to the public. It felt like they were squeezing every dollar they could out of me with these so called resource fees that everyone is required to pay. It was ridiculous.
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.
Students, Just like you, I did my research before I started in 2014 and heard a lot of complaints. I must tell you that the people who complain are those who DO NOT STUDY. I am close to graduating next year with a current GPA of 3.93 and have learned a lot. I give the teachers of this university a five out five stars. If you are not ready to study 15-20 a week on your own, do no join! It is hard but very rewarding I must say.
This college is all about what you, as the student, put into it. The UOP offers a lot of resources for their students, but some people are naturally not self motivated. You will have to earn your grade. The degree is worth just as much as any other accredited university. They make it painfully slow, just like any other college. Don't sign up for online classes if you have poor time management skills. My academic advisor is fantastic, but my financial advisor is terrible. I am halfway done. My employer only cares about the school being accredited. Could careless about the name of the school. The online classes totally fit my lifestyle, because I work full time and have kids who are active in sports. Work on your school work for at least 30 min each day.
I love UoP but am getting a little disappointed with the advisors with the MBA program. With my bachelors, my academic counselor would call me at the end of each of my classes to make sure all was well and to see if I needed anything with my next class. This was nice because I felt like they cared and didn't just want my money. Now with my masters I have never heard from him unless I called to ask questions. I am taking a leave of absences for the summer and he never called or changed my schedule and I had to call and talk to someone else cause he is never available. I am currently deciding over the next two months to continue to come back or go some where else.
I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone! I've had nothing but issues with this school. The staff is not helpful at all. Don't make the same mistake I did and enroll in this program, besides it's way to expensive. Don't waste your financial aid. I advise you to check your local community college for the Medical Billing and Coding program if that is what you are interested in. You can finish the program online or in school at the community college for the price of 1 course here at University of Phoenix.
Expensive and no real value and return with a degree earned from this for profit higher ed provider. If you're truly considering a return to higher ed that provides true value and the same convienience look into your local public university. UoP is a joke!
This college I recommend to anybody they are great at helping you in achieving your future goals. They call once a week every month or so and just check up on how you doing in school or just seeing if you need help in anything. They are great at communicating and keeping up where you are.
The school is terrible, academically. Even if it is a math class, you can expect to have a written essay of 1400+ words each week. I attended the school online and if I asked my instructor about why I received the grade that I received, I was almost always directed to go to my academic advisory rather than asking these questions of my instructor (the individual who grades my papers!). Some instructors are so lenient that they will throw A+'s at me without even providing a grade and others are knocking off THIRTY PERCENT of my grade because I wrote half the paper in 1st person. It is not fair and the lectures/instruction is not equivalent to that of a reputable college.
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