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Completed my Master of Arts degree in 2006 at UOP online. Prior to enrolling, I did my homework. I have so sympathy for students who enroll in an online program in their desired field who then turn around later and blame the school for "tricking" them. I am talking about students who have student loan debt and complain that the degree is worthless because they cannot find a job. No University guarantees a job. You have to do your own footwork, your own networking. I am also talking about students who blame the college for not sending their stipend out on time to pay their electric bill. How were the utility bills being paid before they became a student? These programs are designed for working adults. I called the Dept of Education in my State prior to enrolling at UOP to find out if a degree from this school would allow me to become a certified teacher in my state. I was informed that as long as the University is regionally accredited....which UOP is. The courses were challenging, instructors worked in the field, and when I finished I felt that I had learned a lot. This was really evident to me when I did my Internship in a 3rd grade classroom and I hit the ground running. I did a great job, passed the state exams for certification and the whole experience was very rewarding. So my message to you is first do your research on the field you are interested, and find out what the job prospects look like. You can do your research by pulling up the Dept Of Labor Statistics Occupational a Handbook. If you are a person who is not willing to do your homework first, and not willing to do the footwork that it takes to get hired, then don't enroll in this college or any college for that matter. Why would you knowingly agree to accumulate debt and then choose to become a victim?
University of Phoenix has met my expectations when providing instructional materials and the support that I needed to get my degree.
University of Phoenix empowered me to complete my education while continuing to work full time and support my family. The coursework was challenging but the busy work typically associated with schoolwork was eliminated which meant I was able to focus more on course content and less on doing work simply to do work. I was also able to use my current and past work history to draw conclusions about questions and discussion in my courses which helped make my studies part of my everyday life.
I thought this school would be a great choice... It is a diploma mill. I have wasted my time taking two classes. I received an A in both but would never recommend this school. They do nothing, I have no idea how they are CCNE accredited. You will do way more busy work and team lead joke projects that teach nothing... Then if you just went to a classroom. There has got to be better online schools for an MSN then this one.
I enrolled in University of Phoenix to work on a doctorate in management. Entrance into the school was easy, it took me a couple of classes to learn how to complete courses on-line but my GPA is 3.97 out of 4.0 so I did well in all of the courses; most were challenging, required a huge time commitment, but were good courses. The issues were with the dissertation process. Committee selection is critical and I chose a chair who was knowledgeable about my research method and topic, unfortunately, he did not provide a lot of support. There was not a second committee member available for over 9 months because the school did not have enough qualified committee members who knew anything other than education so teachers were fine but I was not. Of course, when I finally found a committee member with very little support from the school that gladly took my money for each class, there were many new requirements that took me an additional six monts to complete. The external reviewer had different opinions about the level of detail, the amount of information, and what should be in the proposal. Again, this is the luck of the draw because other dissertations written with the level of detail I provided are published. There is no consistency in requirements and depending on who you speak with the requirements change. $40,000+ into this expensive program I decided not to quit but try a different reviewer. The new editor wanted yet different information did not understand my topic or research method and appeared to miss information included in my paper. The sad part of this is with the exception on one instructor, they were all outstanding and I enjoyed the classes. It is the support staff that make this school a disaster and a poor choice for education. There are much better programs available based on my comparison of my experiences with those of friends who worked on similar degrees at other institutions. I do not recommend this school as there are many horror stories, the cost of education is very expensive, the university is only interested in profit, and the school is not respected in technology industries.
I would not refer this school to anyone! I now owe a balance that I don't have because my advisors could not do their jobs. No one was ever on the same page! I was told countless lies, calls never returned along with not retiring emails. I am very upset because I am 4 classes away from a degree! Which can't be finished until I pay them almost $500! I'm a new mother! I don't have that kind of money. I can't even attend other schools while paying that off.
As a Ph.D. geologist myself, I made the mistake of thinking that I could learn something by taking an online Environmental Law class at the University of Phoenix. The class was taught by a former high school teacher who literally could not write a coherent sentence.The University of Phoenix is a diploma mill that needs to be shut down in order to protect veterans and low-income students.
I am a veteran and this is a predatory school. They tell you all kinds of great stories to get you in then once you are in they could care less. I dropped an online class within the first week and because I posted 3 times ,that were marked unsubstantiated by the way, I now owe them over $400.00. They have severely messed up my Post 9/11 GI Bill because they keep sending in amendment after amendment even after I left the school. I may not be able to finish my degree because my benefits might be depleted thanks to their should be illegal acts. I plan to contact the BBB and whatever other institutions that I can to make it known that this "university" is below standard. The learning environment is horrible. The "instructors" are hardly ever reachable and when you do reach them they treat you as if you are sub par and could care less about you. Avoid this very expensive predatory school at all cost.
I attended University of Phoenix seeking a degree in the Bachelor program. I read some of the reviews and one individual commented that they have yet to use their degree. No college can guarantee you a job, and it is up to the individual to ensure that they go out and find a job. UOP is not a bad school, their work is challenging and will prepare you for a job in your profession. Although, I have to agree that I do not approve of the learning team because it is a hassle of trying to get everyone on the same page when they live in different time zone. However, being on teams can be beneficial when the paper distributed among several students, but sometimes you end of doing more than expected.
I attend UOPX in 2003 and have since earned three degrees. My degrees have landed me employment with a replicable organization. I have earn more income than ever before and I have great knowledge of the profession. I am please to say I greatly appreciate my education from Phoenix and would be more than ecstatic to refer others to the University. I recommend that individuals seeking a costly (financially and timely) adventure such as college, should do research and follow their hearts. Needless to say, I know individuals who attend brick and mortar colleges are unemployed and have been since graduation. Blessings as you travel on your journey!