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I enrolled into the UOP and attended for my associates and had no problem with it. During this time I was enrolled in the 9 week courses and enjoyed having the freedom to work on my own time and schedule. I was able to access my class online and download my books to my computer. I graduated in 2015 and enrolled again to earn my bachelors and the changes that the UOP has made has me looking at other schools. First you can no longer download your books as a PDA file to your computer now you have to download it through this bookshelf program they created which makes it a bigger pain, I liked it better when all I had to do was open a file and read and not have to deal with this BS new program they decided was better for us to use. They continue to "improve" the websites which makes it constantly have problems at least once a week I am contact technical support because I can't post, I can't access my classroom, I can't download my assignments and books, or I can't see what is in the classroom. Every class I have had has been based around group work. I understand the importance of learning to work as a team but my grades are falling because 4 out of 5 weeks I am depending on other people that do not care about their school or cannot comprehend the work enough to put effort into it and get it right. I also do not have time to work around other peoples schedules this is why I am taking classes online so I can work on my own at my own pace and get it done. Waiting till the group makes a decision and having to coordinate with them has seriously put me in situations where I was rushing at the last minute to finish up work. Especially when you are the lead and people refuse to acknowledge that you have to work a real job and need things submitted at a certain point and time so you have time to complete it. I used to like the UOP but they have changed so much it has lost it's appeal for me.
This school has been my headache ever since I joined. They promise you discounts in your tuition to get you to join their school , but forget about what was told to you and want to charge you the full amount of tuition . From my experience , none of the online professors are engaging and is basically just collecting your money and grading your papers, if they do that . I do not recommend this school . It isn't worth the money and you don't learn anything . If I would have known , I would have attended a state school . Don't go to this school and be stuck like me . I'm so far in my program, I can't transfer . The financial department is even worse. They have people who don't know what they are doing . One person will tell you one thing , then they will assign you someone who tells you another . its terrible
I can agree and disagree with a lot of these comments. The amount of money we put into the UOP is ridiculous. When I got divorced it made me have a short fall in loans. For a 4 yr. degree, I have used the maximum amount allowed in financial loans which is quit horrifying to me. I graduate this July 2016 with my Bachelors. When I had campus classes, I felt I was actually learning. Now my last few classes are online and at first I was hesitant about them but they aren’t so bad. Having to post 8 times over a 3 day period really isn’t that bad. The learning teams are a joke, esp. for online. Online classes I feel I don’t learn anything and some campus classes I had felt the same. I couldn’t tell you the last time I read an eBook in 4 yrs. truthfully. Online books are the worst, sometimes they don’t even load. I would prefer physical books. Now I am at the near end and trying to find a school to do my Masters. I hate that Phoenix won’t allow me to double up my classes back to back. Their getting paid for it so why does it matter. My first Finance advisor was awesome! She always called and made sure everything was ok and made sure I understood things, even when I was assigned a new one she would help me. My new finance advisor is OK but he makes things so complicated. My first few academic advisors were the WORST. I barely heard from them, and one even tried to pursue me into switching my minor all the time. It’s a hit or miss with advisors. They switched mine over 4 time’s last yr. and didn’t even notify me. I graduate this July so it is what it is. Live and learn. But it isn’t 100% bad.
I had a terrible experience with the University of Phoenix. The majority of the posts were repetitive, banal, and short. You really didn't have to think hard to have your post accepted. I ended up doing most of the essay work when my teammates dropped the ball. I waited almost a year for my first student teaching. They gave me a crazy psychotic lady. Serious, she was a math teacher who would have the students play soccer, basketball, and guitar hero. My student teaching also changed twice. The last time they changed my program to an Independent study and failed me five days later, and I didn't talk to the teacher or have any work assigned during this period..
This college is a joke! Way over priced for the 5 week classes. Why pay $1500.00 per class when I can receive the same education plus more at the community college down the road. This school is a complete joke. My academic advisor is also a joke. He argued with me for an hour about me purchasing the hard copy of the book vs using the book online. I need a hard copy I can not look at a computer for hours on end at work and go home and look at the computer for a couple more hours. Why is that a big deal to have a hard copy or even just renting it for 30 days for 10 bucks. My financial aid adviser also talked me and my mother in to getting a parent plus loan because my student loan was not enough to cover the cost of my "education". Then they just send me all the money any way. If i didn't need the money for school, Why tell me to get another loan that I'll have to pay back in the end. I would never recommend this school to anyone I cant wait to finish the last two classes my financial aid paid for so I can get the heck out of there!
Horrible college to attend online. The enrollment is consistently low causing them to cancel classes on a regular basis. Their attendance policy sucks because they expect you to post stupid responses to posts 2 days a week. Such a waste of time. Stay away from the University of Phoenix.
When I first attended this school in 2012 it was an amazing school. However, I later learned that is just the draw in. They assigned me the best academic counselor, I had great teachers, great classes, then all the sudden my beginning of my third year I got trash for counseling, the classes became mundane. In essence, I basically paid 51,000 to home school myself a Bachelors degree. The classes consist of Read the Book, Comment in Class, and write the paper. That is it. There are no lectures, no videos, at best some teachers will offer external links that sometimes don't work. Many of my Professors had graduated not two years prior to my enrollment. Some were fresh off the boat. And three I know for a face were still attending college. UOP. The quality of education in the Bachelors of English program is crap. I cannot speak for other programs. When I pay 51,000 dollars for an education I expect to get an education. The worst part? I don't remember half of what we studied in my history classes, because we never read any lectures just the book. Very often ebooks are not available and they link you to purchase books from their library, 120 a pop for a book. I bought all my textbooks used on Amazon, saved myself 3,000 dollars. I did the math. I was going to complete a Masters as well, but I switched schools instead. I do not recommend this school, I can't in good conscience.
Have earned my Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and am almost finished with my MBA at the University. Taking online classes is much more challenging than expected. A lot of the complaints you hear are from people who rushed through their loan process trying to rob the government of student loan money by using the University and then getting mad when they have to pay for their own mistakes. The scammer are these sad people. Not UOP or any other university for that matter. The University has a ton more resources compared to a lot of other for profit and nonprofit colleges and universities. Stuff for improving academic skills and preparation for a job. The Instructors I've had have almost always been exceptional with impressive resumes and thorough knowledge of the subject. The counselors are friendly and much more involved than an average school. Yes UOP is expensive but they are more than happy to direct you to alternative credit options such as testing out to help you achieve your goals as quick as possible. Its all about what you as a student are willing to sacrifice. Don't expect them to hand you a degree and dont go in thinking the government will just hand you money. What's most important...is getting a degree to get a better job and I can say that I had a fair amount of interviews and found a job I love. In addition the learning experience at UOP made my transition into the business world easier.
Great school. Teaches current information. Great faculty. Classes are set up for student success. Great advisors support thAt do wonderful job helping students through issues. Topics in class are current and useful. I will be a millionaire in my lifetime from knowledge gained going to such a great school.
I have learned a lot at the University of Phoenix over the last few years. I actually think that I learn better by doing research and presentations because the information stays in my brain better. Every school is going to have some things that you do not agree with or teachers that are not so great but overall I can say that the University of Phoenix provided a great education.