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I regret the day I ever enrolled at University of Phoenix. After taking a few classes, I decided this school and I were not the best fit, no big deal. It wasn't until I decided to withdraw that things turned sour. All the sudden everyone I talked to, once finding out I was withdrawing, became cold and almost impossible to work with. Every "financial advisor" I spoke with told me different things and gave me different amounts of money I owe. (Not to mention when I log into the site, it even tells me the price on it may not be accurate. HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE? I WITHDREW BACK IN FEBRUARY AND IT STILL ISN'T ACCURATE NOW IN JUNE?) I have called MULTIPLE TIMES to set up payment plans with someone on the phone and was told that it was complete, but no one has ever taken my payments (if you don't want my money that's fine, I don't really want to give it to you. But this school isn't going to ruin my credit). I was then told after about the fifth or sixth call to set up my payment plan that I could do it online, so I tried. And it told me for EVERY card I tried to add that my card had expired and couldn't be used. I used my first card that doesn't expire until fall of 2018, then tried another card that didn't expire until summer of 2019 - so tell me how exactly those two cards don't work for you? Nonetheless, this school has been the BIGGEST pain to work with, and I still have not had my issue resolved even though being on the phone with people at least 8 or 9 times. Run - don't walk - away from this school.
I was being pushed by my chain of command to get a degree. We desperately needed officers at the time. I will say I did not do enough research. I had not been in high school in 15 years and was looking for a program to help me consolidate the random credits I had learned from several different community schools. No one told me you have to get at least 60% of credits from your gradating school. No one had ever explained that there is a difference between semesters and quarters. I had no idea there was actually very little you could do with a Bachelor's of pscyh degree. I really went into this very blind. I have a traumatic brain injury, was still in the military, and I found the program to be very easy... that however is not a good thing to me. I think that a college education should be hard. I do not feel like I was challenged or that the program made me prepared for continuing. I also do not feel that education should be so expensive. I will probably die before I pay off my student loans, and I wound up with a degree most schools scoff at. I think if you have the time and the resources you can do better. I honestly had like zero conflict with the instructors. I think everyone was very nice, but I was not going to school to make friends. I was going to get an education, and to further my military career. Again, I think that if you are not being pushed into a program you should take the time to speak with a career counselor that does not work for the institution.
Being active duty military my time is limited, and like anyone else who is taking time to work on a degree while fully employed or raising a family you have little time to spare.... I am utterly appalled by UOP and how they are handling their finance department. I can not explain without rambling on at this point about how disappointed I am with them and how they've managed my money and wasted my time, two very valuable things. I use to recommend UOP to my shipmates in the military and even considered myself a unofficial sponsor until their finance department and their system changed. Now they can not even correct a tuition issue with for a military member without having to waste hours trying to solve something that should be simple for a finance issue. In the military we have a saying that the admin's like to use as a joke "It's the members responsibility" well UOP does not make it easy on you to manage your own money. You have to make follow ups and they won't tell you when something is wrong or something needs to get resent. I do not recommend UOP anymore to my shipmates or to anyone. Good job UOP.
The University provided a well rounded experience. I learned a great deal about the analytical, functional and ethical applications of business. I really hope the University cleans up it reputation.Please take a moment and review the hyperlinks highlighted in the linked document.
This college was great for the first few classes and months . Until i recieved a teacher that was absolutely terrible and so i dropped this class . After dropping this class they told me i could no longer attend the school using my GI bill because too many of their students were already attending the school using the GI bill . So basically either pay out of pocket or find another school is how they put it . Exactly put : We were notified today that you are not eligible to use your VA benefits for your next course currently scheduled to begin on MTH/215 at the Las Vegas location. Federal regulations prohibit the payment of VA educational benefits in the event a student enrolls in or re-enters an educational program at a location in which more than 85 percent of the students in the program at that location are using VA educational benefits. The program and campus you attend has exceeded that 85% threshold So after advice from the Acedemic counselor to drop the course do to the issues in my class i was sent this letter .
Online college is what you make of it. If you do all the reading and research for that week you will do well and yes you have to do eight participation each weeks and their is papers to write every week. Taking these courses made think out side the box. I spent a lot of hours reading other websites. The classes helps you to do research and dont like to read you are not in the right place. I have had teachers that I liked more than others, but I am not in school to like people. I am here to get my grade. There is no reason why you cant get a good grade. Each week there is good feed back to improve. I have twelve more class to get before I finish. I am thinking to get my masters next. The best part I can do my work when I want to. It could be 2am or a couple of hours each night. I dont have drive some where and deal with parking, traffic, and people that go to college to socialize and make fun of people. I work better in the comfort of my home, I can take breaks when I want and eat at my desk. The best of all no distractions. I am going to college to make friends, but to get my degree. I have friends at work, church and at the gym and does not cost me money to be with my friends. I am happy with college. There are no hand outs you have to work and if you dont, your grade reflexs that and it is you that has to pay the money back.
I registered this year of 2018 in March. I was scheduled to attend my first class May 1st. I started the class and during the first week, my loans were disbursed to the campus. The Campus was supposed to issue me a refund of $1700 within two weeks of May 8th. I waited and never recieved any money. I use this money to pay for my apartment off campus like all Financial Aid Students. The third week was approaching so i contacted the advisor i spoke with earlier when registering as well as their financial advisors. They came up with an excuse that they needed my high school diploma in order to process my refund. This sounded like total lies considering i was admitted nearly three months prior and they had never once had any discrepancy to that. Plus, i had sent my transcripts from my college prior proving i had graduated. Not to mention i have recieved Financial Aid in previous years. All of these factors proved i graduated. Anyways, i had lost my diploma like years ago so i had to go into my old high school and fill out a Official High School replacement Diploma request. I was told it would be about two weeks. Fair enough. During the following week, i was treated very unfairly by a woman named Glory Berry who is employed as an advisor. She tried to tell me that the Instructor who's name was Wellington Williams had contacted her stating my GPA was questionable and to inform me he was not sure if I was going to pass the class. There were three more weeks remaining and i had put a lot of time and effort into all of my assignments especially the writing assignments. My work was A material. I have always gotten an A rarely a B in my classes at my other college. I feel i was discriminated against due to racial profiling. I also felt taken advantage of because the college NEVER gave me my $1700 i needed to pay my bills. I wound up withdrawing that week from this college. They are NOT a reputable and established honest campus. They employ what i believe to be uneducated non high school graduates and they award their friends and family members degrees. Most of the staff are all in a cult like group. I am a firm believer they need to be investigated for fraud, employing non educated individuals, FAFSA fraud, abusing students both racially and financially. I have power of attorney over my scholarships and loans. I don't recommend anyone trust these people.
I recently completed the computer programming certification program at Phoenix. While Im nowhere near a developer, the great thing about the program is that it introduced me to basic programming principles for several different languages. If youre looking for in depth studies in computers such as research programs etc, I wouldnt recommend Phoenix. At least in undergrad you will only get a taste of the things your studying. The important thing to understand about Phoenix is that its big boy/girl rules. You have to work on your own without much guidance. There will be no one to encourage you or remind you to do your projects, its all on you. Many students arent used to an environment like this, but thats how it is in the workforce. Im planning on taking another program with the school in the near future for Cuber Security.
I thoroughly enjoyed not only the classes during this program but the support I received during the entire process from both the teachers and the administration. At no time did I feel as though I was alone in any of my program. As a note about the team assignments, while they can be very frustrating especially when others can determine your grade, I would like to say that I learned a lot of that part of the program specifically. Learning to let things go in group projects and save face so that you can continue to work together is important in every work environment and especially fields where you will continue to run into the same people time and time again.
Just like any other institution, the University of Phoenix had its ups and downs. After attending both brick and mortar and online universities I can conclude that it is much easier in a brick and mortar classroom to get lost in the nether and avoid participation, but still, come out with an A. This is not the case with online schools such as University of Phoenix participation is required to pass. However, I got a lot more out of the class. I would have to say the work was more difficult because to participate in class it is mandatory that you read everybodys responses on top of required texts. You also had to write more than just the weekly assignments and term papers because to respond to your classmates you must write out your responses. The benefit of education online is that it allows you to adjust school around your work and family schedule rather than adjusting family and work around class schedules.
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