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My academic advisor and financial aid advisor are both great. I always have someone to talk to and they are always asking if there is anything that they can do, no matter what the problem is. They are positive and influential. They are always at the best interest in me and only me. They make sure I don't "overspend" with my financial aid so that I would not have to pay more than expected back and are always checking in on me to see how I like my classes. I have nothing bad to say about this school. I love this school and the people with it. The university is definitely living up to its standards.
The experience of any school online or traditional will always be on you. I worked full time, father of twins, and managed to get through a 4-year degree. My employer reimbursed me for almost the entire program. I spent a lot of time reading, writing, working in groups, and taking CLEP exams to finish the program. I also took advantage of the 'prior learning experience' opportunity. Overall it was a well rounded academic experience and resume now has a degree 'completed' displayed which it did not have before. My advice to anyone interested is to try and avoid reading reviews and do what works best for you. As with anything in life everyone will have their own experience. Just focus and a accomplish your goals for you and your family.
I would not have attended this school knowing what I know now. I received my degree in 2011 and have yet to utilize it. I now have to go back to school so I can earn better pay so I can pay my student loans off. Attend a community college, You are better off!
From the day I began it was very clear that I was nothing more than a dollar sign. I was hassled by my financial aid "adviser", my student counselor was not interested in my education, and the login requirements per week were the highest of any online school I've ever attended. At one point I emailed my financial aid adviser a question and it took her 11 DAYS to reply back. It was not during vacation time, it was in the middle of a semester, and if she was too busy she should have had someone else monitoring or helping with her emails. 11 Days for a response about the status of my financial aid is absolutely ridiculous. When starting out I was emailing my counselor about my previous colleges and the credits I needed to transfer. After a couple of weeks into the semester I emailed her asking if my credits had transferred because it appeared they hadn't yet, and it had been 3 weeks. Did they need me to assist in something or were we waiting on my past colleges? When I emailed her, I didn't get a response until a week later and she CC'd my financial adviser, enrollment adviser, and head of the transcripts department to say that there was no record of my attendance at any of these schools. I had to contact each and every school and get them sent to her because she was contacting the wrong locations of my schools and got incorrect information. The employees who work here act like they themselves do not have a degree, don't expect fast or frequent communication, and expect to be treated like a dollar sign and nothing more. I decided to transfer to a non profit instead and it was then that they could email me and call me when they realized their money was walking away.
Absolutely AWFUL experience. Professor had an MBA and no teaching experience, failed to appropriately and timely grade assignments. Treated terribly by UOP administration when bringing up the situation, the professor was terrible as well and completely unprofessional. Overall, a complete waste of money and I would NEVER recommend UOP to anyone.
I absolutely despise this school. They have set me so far behind, it's insane. The staff was never helpful, they were rude most of the time. I took four classes. Cost me a complete total of $9342.00 for FOUR classes. I had to take out another loan. The classes were 5 weeks long, and in my 5th week of my English class, I was called and told that I had never been billed for the class and even if I passed, I would have to pay and take it over again. This is definitely a for-profit school (and it shows!) and I recommend that anyone anyone interested in this university, go look somewhere else. If you are interested in the medical field, I highly recommend Ultimate Medical Academy (they are AWESOME!) UOP is a crock!! Dont give them your money! I didn't even want to give them a full star.
I had a couple different problems with the University of Phoenix. Instructors could be demeaning or not available. I understand it is online, but it is "online" for students. Instructors should be available at all times, unless posted in their policy (i.e. the weekend or certain times off). THe financial account services and my individual financial advisor WERE awful. I have never been disrespected the way I was by my advisor L. She would demand I send things to her from FAFSA and the IRS, then when I did, she claimed "she never got them". I decided to withdraw from UOPX and attend the university for which my hospital is affiliated with.
Excellent faculty, very helpful. and very interactive. Constant communication and challenging assignments for learning teams. Texts are easy to follow with lots of examples. Flexible schedules and great support throughout. Accommodating program and no hassles with financials. The library provides a great resource for writing and learning about writing an essay, dong a presentation or including citations into your paper.
Your experience at UOP is what you make of it. If you desire to learn, it is a great environment to do so. It is often difficult to work with the other team members, but that is the case in real life. So I would recommend UOP to anyone that is willing to put in the time and effort to better themselves. Its not cheap so watch out financially.
I begin at the UoP online in 2010 to pursue an degree in elementary education. I was told that I first needed to get an associate degree in communications first. Naive, I worked towards that. In 2011 I had a child with medical issues that several impacted my work, placed on academic probation, but left shortly therefore to care for my child. Over the next several years I tried to attend other schools (because I had accrued over 20K in loans from one year at the school), but no one would take my credits for UoP. I had completed an entire year and had over 24 credits under my belt. In October 2015 I decided that I would just go back to UoP and finish my degree, at least I'd have one. I was flagged in the financial aid department and needed the gather transcripts from other schools, but despite not having financial aid approval, I was allowed to start school. It took me months to get the transcripts (Holiday season and I couldn't actually speak to a live person), but I was assured that once I turned them and it was approved, the financial aid would cover my class. When my class ended I asked to continue taking classes but was told I would have to wait until after the Winter Break. Jan 2016 everything has been turned in and I can no longer start classes until the financial aid is approved. It took ONE MONTH for me to get approval. Now it's Feb 2016 and I'm ready to start class again. At this point I've had 3 academic advisers and two financial advisers since October, so in 3-4 I switch people constantly. My new academic advisor calls me and tells me that I'm STILL on academic probation from 5 years prior. And even if I pass my class with an A; I'll have to take a 6 month leave before being able to continue classes. So my choices were to leave now or waste 5 weeks taking a class and then having to leave for 6 months. None of this was told me prior to re-enrolling in October 2015. I decided to not take that class and find another school to attend. So basically I wasted almost 6 months with this school for nothing. Today April 1st, 2016 I get a call from a collection agency on behalf of UoP saying I owe them $1400 from the class in October. That class I was told would be covered by the financial aid. When I called the school they told me since I only took one class, I wasn't eligible for financial aid. Would a load of crock! I was promise and told that financial aid would cover it and now my credit is being compromised! When I asked to speak with a supervisor--they were in meeting...really? If anyone know how I can sue them or a class action lawsuit I can get in on, please let me know. I was lied to the ENTIRE time! No one had their facts straight and no talked to each other and they certainly didn't talk to me. If you're thinking of attending this school, DON'T! They'll waste your financial aid and take your money. This is school is crap.
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