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I believe the University of Phoenix is a great school. It offers flexible scheduling for us students that work while attending school. The interactive online classroom allows me to stay accountable to my class assignments. Team assignments allow me to learn to communicate and work with others . The program also incorporates two field experiences that will give me hands on learning opportunities to explore my field of study.
When I decided to obtain my Bachelors degree from the University of Phoenix, I was excited and nervous. However when I met with the campus student advisor he was friendly and patient while I asked a ton of questions. That was the last time I was pleased with my experience, as shortly thereafter he was no longer with the school, and I was not informed ahead of time. During my four years of attendance, the academic and financial advisor turnover was substantial and we were never informed about the change ahead of time. There were some very talented instructors unfortunately they were outnumbered by those who were just teaching as a second source of income. I cannot say that I am regretful for signing up, as I did accomplish my goal of graduating with my degree. I just wish the university was more organized and communicated more.
I had an extremely positive experience with UoP. Provided me the basics I needed for a business degree, guided me in the development of a business plan that started a new business, and provided the analytical and executive decision making that I needed to propel my career. Ten years later, I am an executive in a Fortune 25 company running a $3 billion dollar business. Like any school, you get out of it what you put into it.
I can only give top marks to UoP. I could not finish my Bachelor's at the traditional University I was previously attended, due to job and family commitment, and this was a wonderful experience. If you are not a self-motivated, self-disciplined self-starter, keep on going because UoP is not for you. The program is very intense, more so than traditional university, and if you are not dedicated, you will not make it. I did, and was very proud to walk in 2013!
"I found University of Phoenix Online as well as seen many commercials, I was hesitant at first to apply. But once I spoke with an admissions counselor I was able to decide right then and there that I wanted to go back to school. At this point I was out of school with an Associates Degree in Business Management for 5 years. I returned after having my second child and worked full-time. I completed my Bachelors Degree in Accounting within 1.5 years. It has now been 7 years that I am out of school and I am pursuing the option of going back in September of 2016 for my Master's in Accounting with the Bridge Certificate for CPA. This is one of the best schools I have attended."
Don't ever take a class from the University of Phoenix. What a waste of time and money. They promised support, both with tutors and online lectures and tutorials. They had none of that. Navigating the site was a nightmare. If I could go back, I would never have even considered them. What a waste. They didn't tell me I could buy my own book, so I was charged even more for that when i could have gotten it online for 20 bucks. A lack of information and communication. I didn't pay $1000 to have a professor to grade me on how well I read a book.
I recently graduated with my Associates of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, and now I am currently pursuing my Bachelors in Criminal Justice with University of Phoenix online classes. I love that you can move at your own pace, and teachers are available online with various means of contacting them. There is many resources online available to help students survive through all their classes.
When I attended University of Phoenix I was dealing with a lot of health issues but I kept pushing to finish my MBA program. When I graduated from UoP I was so honored to walk across the stage with a smile on my face. 3 years later I obtained my dream job as a Financial Analyst due to my MBA.
By attending UoP, I was able to work full-time and attain my degree. I had a very good experience and had no issues with getting feedback or clarification on anything that I did not understand from any of my instructors. If you are dedicated and a self-starter, you should have no problems with your courses. I walked across the stage in July of 2008 and it was a great day for me. I was happy to be able to attend school and work full-time because I am a single parent.
This school has gone down. Staff changes every three months. They misinform you of information that you need. WHAT HAPPEN? ON the focus of success. YOU ARE NOT IMPORTANT just a number!!!!! I am disappointed in this School, To deal with this kind of staff that passes you along and not focus on your future is hurtful.