University of Phoenix Reviews
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When I graduated from high school I was on my own and working two jobs. I had decided that I was not going to be able to go to a college campus full time and still be able to provide for myself. I decided that my best option was to take online classes. I began my degree in late 2010 and ended early 2014. Normally for an Associates degree you would only take 2 years to complete, but I still have alot of bumps along the way. My couselors were great. They understood what I was going through with changing jobs, moving to different states and just all around changes in my life. They worked with me every step of the way and working with me helped to complete and finish my degree. I am thankful for all the help I received and would recommend University of Phoenix to anyone that is in similar situation or just wants to go back to school and still be able to continue working and living their daily lives.
The University helped me step by step to completing my Associates Degree. They were very flexible with my full time work and single mother schedule. The online classes were very beneficial for my hectic schedule and both the Financial and Student Adviser were always there to answer all my questions. If it weren't for my employer offering a discount with another online school I would still be attending.
University of Phoenix is a great school. I have taken a lot from this University, that I will utilize once I join the work force. UOP has helped me to achieve my education goals, and has given me the tools to be successful in this world. I never dreamed of being educated until I had a chance to sit and talk with one of UOP admission advisers. I would recommend this school to anyone.
I attended University of Phoenix online to further my career as a Cisco System Engineer, I had certifications from Cisco, Microsoft and Netware but had not completed my BS degree. University of Phoenix gave me the chance to complete my career, now I need to pay for the degree. Degrees are very expensive but there is a payoff, my are very encourage to go to college even more because of what they saw their 50 year old dad do.
My degree program is great! I am in my junior year and I am taking all of my major classes. In my opinion, I thought that each class was very rewarding. I have already learned so much from being apart of this great network of people. My teachers are so very helpful and they are there when I need something. I feel that doing the online courses was and IS the best option for me. I can do it on my own time and I can get most of my assignment completed before the weekend.
University of Phoenix is a great program for nontraditional students. The flexibility in achieving my degree is the only reason I was able to finish. My academic advisor and financial advisor worked closely with me to insure that I finished my degree. They helped me numerous times when I had to change my schedule last minute due to family commitments.
The school is an excellent choice if you do not have the availability of a vehicle. Through the online program you can complete all your studies from the comfort of your home while saving on driving time and gasoline cost. However, they advertise as highly flexible but this I would not say is true. You have weekly assignments to complete and depending on your schedule these may be difficult to complete on time which means your grades will be suffering from those which are turned in late. Each instructor is different about what they will and will not allow when it comes to assignments. Some are understanding and some not so much. Overall, I would say be prepared to read your little heart out because if you do not it is impossible to pass these classes.
I was in the Accounting program and receive my Associate's degree. I honestly feel that the courses for this program were good but sometimes the structure of the programs was not good for working people. I also realized that there programs are just too expensive. I won't say anything else about the program though because overall it was not bad.
I have tried other online schools and in house campuses, but the University of Phoenix has worked for me the best. I began with my Bachelor's degree while I was in the Army traveling and having my first three kids. After completion of my degree, I realized that I needed more to get the job I really want to work, for the money I wish to make. So I am now attending UOP for the Master's program, which will also prepare me to take the certification for it. I am excited to complete my degree to work in a fulfilling career.
My three year experience at the University of Phoenix taught me things I am still absorbing. I have learned more about myself than any other subject, and the abilities I have to learn and grow. I have received a promotion since I started school and also plan to attend graduate school within the next few months. My experience at the University of Phoenix affected my choice of career change as well. When I began, I had not considered a Master's Degree, but now, I want to "Pay it Forward" by obtaining my Master's in English Arts and Creative Writing so that i can teach online for my next career (retirement-ha!). I recommend the university to everyone I talk to and at least two of my friends have started going back to school because of my positive experience. Online higher education is the future and it is here!