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University of Phoenix Online was a great way to complete my BS degree as a working single mom. I was able to complete my degree at my pace. I also enjoyed the team project approach which is real world based. The team projects simulated just how working with peers in the workforce can have it's challenges and rewards. Overall University of Phoenix worked out extremely well for me and my educational needs.
The online program is a great option for people that have limited time in life due to their life circumstances . The counselors are helpful and make sure to communicate with you on a regular basis. The online classes are simple to navigate. When I started school, I was a single mother of four and worked two jobs, I am now almost finished with my bachelors degree and will be working towards opening up my own agencies here in the future. I am only able to create these future plans because of the online program I attended with the consistent help of the counselors that helped me along the way.
I graduated from UOP in 2006 with a Bachelor's Degree in IT. That degree helped me obtain a great IT position in management. Fast forward many years later, I signed up for their online MBA program because of the wonderful experience I had as an undergrad, and the fact that their MBA program will definitely allow me to grow professionally. This school is fantastic and I have nothing but great praise for them. Their B.S. program was amazing and I was able to apply what I learned in class to real world scenarios. I am so excited to be starting their MBA program because I know the experience will be the same. Disregard the negative comments about this Univeristy, it's a wonderful college!!
The University of Phoenix was a great experience for me personally because I am a mother, military spouse, employed and a volunteer. The online courses allowed me to interact with other people in my situation, therefore making better understanding relationships. I was able to achieve everyday activities listed and still earn my bachelors degree, especially always moving from duty station to another. The school was very understanding of my affiliation to the military and worked with me every step of the way.
I wish I would have really payed attention to all the reviews on this school when it comes to the fiance department it is a complete night mare. Then they expect you to focus on your education when they have your finances all screws up. I will not recommend this school to anyone just go to regular community college if you can
I took in person classes. Online work was homework and out of class work to be done for the next class. It was regimented. It taughtbin real time with real time issues and tech. We were forced to do public speaking,presentations and it helped. It is very good for the working professional. I was already established in my career and won a scholarship to finally finish my undergrad. Its not a degree mill. If you do not do the work you wont pass. Simple. It has changed since my time yet it helped me a lot. Financial aid was the best I ever dealt with when I had to use my own funds. Simple and easy. Unlike ALL the brick and mortars I attended prior. People talk down about U of P because it forced brick an mortars to change the business model they had. Education in tge US is all about money. Frankly,most brick and mortars are very behind. Teaching dead knowledge and charging you over the top for it. They view your debt as a cost of doing business. Its all about getting YOUR money. U of P was upfront,straight forward and provided a program with direct results for those needing work. No brick an mortar did that at all. Unless you were on your parents dime. Side note- almost all of my profs were profs at brick and mortars near. TCU,SMU A&M. They themselves saw why everyone hated U of P- because they shook the status quo of brick and mortars and the student loan debt racket. My career and path since tgen worked great for me.
2011 is the year I resigned from UOP. In my experience, there were too many factors that led me to the conclusion that students were not receiving the education they paid for. Many times, the focus of leadership was to keep students from complaining and therefore faculty were more often than not to lower the bar on assignments and classroom assessments of learning. Weekly papers are used to determine most of what makes up a grade. Plagiarism is rampant and many faculty members would rather overlook or warn students rather than teach proper approaches to writing. In my personal experience, I would quiz students about their classes and learning, only to have to spend a portion of class to catch students up so we could proceed with the current course. Students are better served going to local colleges and universities as most now offer programs for working adults. Employers tend to disfavor degrees from online and for-profit universities. Your degree work and education will be better received from traditional schools.
Horrible University. The financial aid department is a bunch of scam artists. Specially Theresa Michaels. I've been waiting on a refund of excess funds since June 2017. She never answers her phone/emails. Always out of the office on Wednesdays. Probably on vacation with the money she steals. I filed a credit balance form twice now with her and she has yet to sign the paper and submit it to the department to issue a check. It all started when I changed majors from criminal justice to business. Since then, this lady claims my account is always updating, my financial aid is always being sent back to lenders?? Uhh what? They tried to even say because there was a week off in class for Labor day that my financial aid got returned because they thought I dropped my class. Are you kidding me? I've already filed a fraud complaint with the B.O.E and am waiting to hear back. I suggest everyone who has any issues with this to file. Maybe if they get enough complaints they will take this seriously. Otherwise your best bet is to hire an attorney and file your own lawsuit. I'm pretty sure it's illegal for them to hold on to your refund for more than 14 days. Classroom settings are really stupid as well. You have to work in teams every single class you take. You have to work in a team to write a research paper? What kind of school does that besides something you would do in elementary school. Also, if you take any math classes all you do is write papers. I mean seriously. What kind of joke of a school is this. You barely learn anything from the professors. All of them have other full time jobs. You have to submit assignments the first week before class even begins.
The school was a great to me the instructors were well rounded individuals, my academic support was excellent; financial was not so good. the only thing that I didn't like was the first assignment has to be done on the first day of class; I never understood that how can a person complete an assignment if he or she does not under it.
I recently graduated with a bachelors of science in psychology from the University of Phoenix. I feel the professors have prepared me for life as well as continuing my education with a masters degree in psychology. I would recommend this school to anyone who would desire to better their circumstances with a degree.
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