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The classes are 9 weeks long.. in which you pay an $85 resource fee (comes out of financial aid) to pay for your PDF download of your book. The instructor asks 3 questions a week in an online-forum setting. You respond to them and others 8 times in the week and then are expected to write a 1200 word paper about the things no one is teaching you at the end of EACH week.
To top it off.. the last 4 years and counting.. there is an annual tuition increase... of $400.
The instructors do not help you and are never online to support you.. In fact, the only faculty who really deserves praise.. is the IT specialists when the site goes down!
Dont waste ur money here like I did. I am paying almost 1200 a class.. and I just failed my last 2 classes because my 'teachers' wont answer my questions. I am looking for a new online school to finish my business degree.
I graduated with my BSIT/POS w/honors back in 2003. Thing is my background is in healthcare. More specifically, I served as a Charge Registered Nurse (RN) in a level 2 trauma center for 5 years, and served the remaining 4 years in that Emergency Department as the Triage Team Lead. I graduat with mythe AA from Elthe Camino The courses in regards to ethics in IT (think intellecual property) and IT management (constructing mission objectives and/or statements) were demanding to say the least.
But the core classes in C++, Visual Basic 6.0, MS SQL (database structure and writing queries) were....only word that comes to mind is....brutal. If you do not have serious critical thinking skills, need not apply to this program. Instructors at UOP online for IT were forgiving for not answering 1 or 2 of the 4 or 5 discussion questions per week, but you better make sure your 1) code compiles w/o error and 2) it satisfies the requirements. I liked the instructors. For the past 7 years I've been the lead Clinical Systems Analyst managing the Epic software for the QMC ED in Honolulu. You get out of it = What you put into it
I received an Associate of Arts in Psychology from Axia in November 2011 and I just received my Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from University of Phoenix this month. I was able to complete the entire program in just over 3 years....which was great and saved time. They also gave me credit for my military service and helped me with my GI Bill. You have to write a LOT of papers and learning teams are a pain. However, if you work hard, read your books, participate in discussions, and turn-in your work on time, You will succeed. I did and my 3.89 GPA speaks for itself.
Academic and financial counselors change often but it doesn't really matter. They all have access to the same information. The only real negative I can add is that tuition and fees are high but no more than a state university. Between my GI Bill, Pell Grants, and MyCaa, I actually got paid to go to school. So how bad can it be?!
I learned a lot going to the University of Phoenix. I will be graduating this year with my Bachelors Degree in Accounting. The courses were not easy and I stayed up a lot of nights studying and doing my homework. I can not say that the University finance counselors are helpful at all.
I was told in the middle of one of my classes that I owed over $2,000.00 and they wanted to know if they should drop me in the current class that I was enrolled in or would I be paying the balance. I was never told about this balance until I was in the middle of taking a class. They would not allow payments so I had to postpone my graduation. They are not interested in higher education they are just interested in money. I think it is strange that this balance appeared when I was 4 classes away from graduating.
Students do not have rights at this school. I have had 5 over zealous teachers. I had one teacher fail me because I was 5-10min late to her class. I had another teacher that couldnt stop talking about the tea party. another refused to let me sign the roster. I had one teacher go back and grade me harder because i questioned the way she graded my paper. The school see's this and the only thing they have for me is that only the facilitator can change grades.
This school may have good intentions but their quality is out of touch. Then financial aids looks to take any money that you may get back from refund, also the cost goes up darn near 500$ a year if not more. do not go to this school.
Academically, I had a good experience with the University of Phoenix. I had awesome instructors. However, they are supposed to send me a check for left-over financial aid that I did not use. They will not reimburse me for money they owe me. It has been three months and they still not have reimbursed me and I keep calling and emailing them
I begin classes in August, 2006 and completed my degree in June, 2011. I never took a break in classes and enjoyed my classes as well as my co-horts. It was not easy and that was what I expected. If you want to just get by, UOP is not the school for you. I would recommend UOP for those students who can complete assignments without the need of someone looking over your shoulders.
I been attending this school about 6 months. At first it was a great school. to recently my co worker attend uop and she have no ged or high school diploma. Tell me why is she about to graduate with an degree. After this incident I found out this school was a joke and waste of my time. I advise no one to attend.
Providing customer service is not a requirement for UoP. The Academic and Financial counselors’ change with the seasons and so does their knowledge of policies. If you are in the military and deployed at a moments notice you better have a printer and scanner in your back pocket because they can’t email you forms and you cant sign anything electronically - its against policy!
The communication between the two is lacking. I've had one e-mail me and say I was removed from a class and one call me a week later and ask why I was not posting to the classThe course work is great, but the play on a team concept is over kill.
All positive feedback for the instructors! I have only had one instructor that tried to create policy as the class progressed which didn't work and I might add, may have been against policy : ) I may be tempted to remove every UoP pamphlet from every Education Service Office I enter on a military base. I wouldn't wish this aggravation on anyone. If you're thinking of going to UoP - Think again! There are so many other schools to consider.
I was weary of transferring to UoP online from a private college in Boston in 2008. Financially, I could not afford to continue my education at this private institution in the city, furthermore, I did not want to commute to another school as I am too far to travel comfortably while maintaining a part-time job. My review title "Hard Work Pays Off!" is what has got me to where I am today with UoP and my teaching career. While working three part-time jobs for the duration of my undergraduate education with UoP (4 years), I have been able to maintain a 3.98 GPA. If I could do this, anyone can. It was NOT easy, but because of my drive to afford an education and succeed in my major, I did what I had to do.
I believe I have received a quality education. All of my facilitators were knowledgeable in the courses they taught, as well as helpful and understanding to each students individual needs. I will stand by my word that UoP has offered me a BETTER education than the private teaching college I attended for two years prior.
The experiences I have had with UoP, coupled with the knowledge of the many facets within the field of elementary education the university has provided me, has landed me a long-term sub. position immediately following my student teaching experience. I am not yet a certified teacher, however, a principal wants to hire me for an opportunity that will ROCK my resume. I LOVED attending UoP and would recommend it to anyone. The experience of an online education here at UoP is all what each individual student makes it to be.