University of Phoenix Reviews
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I dont know what that other person is talking about regarding the 5 week class time. Classes are 9 weeks. I am in my 3rd block of classes and the teachers are quite competent, they are working in the field they teach, and when i needed them, always available. I even called them a few times for quick questions.
The tuition is more than other colleges (365) whereas my local college is roughly 230, but i will pay a little more so i can get this done on my own time and in the field i want. I will most likely be switching to a different school after my associates, but this was a great start.
My experience at UoP was mostly positive. It was hard, challenging and intellectually stimulating course material. I worked hard to achieve my Bachelors degree and am proud of it. However, it appears to be true that some people can skate through on the coat tails of others and that pisses me off to no end. It ruins the reputation of the school and makes me question the value of the hard work, time and energy that I put into it.
I wound up getting laid off from the company that paid approx $50,000 for my education and now question the worth of having the UoP degree on my résumé. I believe that I learned a great deal through UoP and the experience has made me a better person. But that is because I am comfortable with the degree of commitment that I put forth to complete the studies.
Unfortunately other people may have unfairly benefitted from my hard work. In the end, it is what you make of it. If you have a steady job and the degree can get you ahead there, the online option is both challenging and convenient. If you find yourself out of work, you may question the value of what you have gone through and find that a traditional accreditted college is the way to go.
I have been at UOPHX for one year. I am very unsatisfied with the education I have received. Half of the teachers were completely incompetent. Five weeks is not enough time to digest or learn any subject. The tuition is outrageous. The advisors are of no help. I signed up for UOPHX due to my age and I couldn't be more dissatisfied. I have seen papers written as if a 6th grader wrote it and the recipient received full credit. Students pass with A's that are illiterate to say the least. I plan to quit next class.
Its been 5 years since I've been enrolled in this school I tried going back and they told me I had to 1500 to go back to that school.I was like wow they hold a balance for that long just to try to enroll back to this school I was so disappointed and was so ready to start back I was able to do work without any problems.
I started my first block of classes for Health Care Administration in June of this year(2010). When I first signed up my enrollment counselor advised me to fill out all my financial aid so I did this thinking when I started school everything would be in order.
I had so many issues with financial aid. My counselor forgot to apply my unsubsidized loans so I had to reapply which pushed back me receiving funds for class. I had a terrible time trying to get in contact with my financial aid conselor Mindy Miller. I had to contact her supervisor on several occasions just to receive a response from her. Once I finally had the financial aid part settled I was having problems with one of my instructors giving me full credit. She said I wasn't complying with the participating policy. She would never directly answer my questions as to what I was doing incorrectly. She would just refer me to her instructiions she gave at the end of the class. I would do this and again she gave very vague instructions, so after not having any luck with her I contacted my academic advisor who wasn't much help either I had to send several emails to him.
So finally after my first block was finished I'd had enough of university of phoenix I decided to unenroll myself and I am now looking for another school to attend. I do have to say my enrollment counselor was the only one who seen to truly care about my needs as a student and he was always available for me. I do agree with the first review you have to try something before you knock it and I have tried this school and it isn't the school for me.
I am currently enrolled in a dual masters program at the University of Phoenix. I will be honest. I was hesitant at first due what I had "heard" about the school's reputation. However, I am someone that needs to explore all the facts before making a decision. I researched the program to a great extent before enrolling. I received my Bachelors degree at a highly-esteemed midwestern university.
However, I needed flexibility in terms of my home and work life. I have to say that I have been very impressed with the caliber of our professors and the curriculum. Most professors are also currently employed in the area in which they teach. This comes to prove quite beneficial. The professors ensure that you honestly realize what will and won't "cut it" in the real business world. Students are not coddled.
Requirements for participation can be quite demanding. It is a very challenging program. It is quite intriguing to me that anyone would question the integrity of the school's masters degree programs. This holds especially true when an individual has never participated in their masters programs. I cannot speak to the school's undergraduate or doctoral programs. However, I am very satisfied with the quality of education that I am receiving. I have been able to apply many of the principles that I am learning into my work life.
The dual masters program that I am in is very demanding. You either sink or swim. I enjoy the challenge, though. This is not an inexpensive program for me. I would not be enrolled if I did not feel that I was being really challenged to succeed. As with most things in life, the old adage holds true...don't knock it until you've tried it.
I have one block of classes left before receiving my Associates in HealthCare Administration/Medical Records. On the Friday before my last block of class started, I received a call from my Academic Advisor and wanting to know how things are going, and I stated how excited I am to be starting my last block of classes on Monday.
She said that my FASA has not been received and I stated that 2 months ago I received an email from a new financial advisor regarding my FASA I responded back to the same person stating that I believed my paperwork is all completed as I would be finishing up my degree in less than 4 months. I heard nothing back from anyone.
The Academic Advisor stated that I wouldn't be able to start my last block of classes until the FASA paperwork was completed, she then asked me if I had purchased my book for one of my classes and I said I didn't know I needed to do that either. I am furious about this, they pushed my classes back, yet where was the correct person checking on making sure my FASA was completed before 3 days of starting my last block.
She then stated Monday was a holiday so the office wouldn't be open until Tuesday. I believe I am the UOP's customer and I have been treated like I mean nothing to them. If I wasn't so close to finishing with my degree I would tell this school to forget it. I am waiting to speak to the staff above the Academic Advisor and Financial Advisor on the day after the holiday to get to the bottom of this.
Other than this situation, I haven't had any bad experiences, some awesome instructors for the most part, some needing some work on better communication.
My experience with Axia College of University of Phoenix has been nothing short of amazing. As with all educational institutes, you get out of it what you are willing to put in.
While there is quite a bit of participation needed to pass courses, I was THRILLED to do the work. I am enrolled in school to learn enough to earn a degree, not to simply have a degree with no knowledge back in up.
I think the problem is sometimes that people expect online courses to be easy. They take the same amount of hard work and devotion as any other institute. When they find that they are not able to put in the hard work to recieve good grades, it is then the school's fault.
The staff is extremely helpful and courteous. They actually follow up with you every week of your first semester to make sure things are going okay. When I found out I was going to have a baby the week of finals at the end of my first year, they revised my schedule so that I wouldn't risk failing classes. The advisors truly want you to succeed, end of story.
I currently work a full-time job in law enforcement, so my schedule is erratic, to say the least. I earned my Associate's Degree a few years ago at a very good and highly ranked community college (of the brick and mortar variety), and I decided that I wanted to further my education now that I have decided what field in which I want to develop my career. I knew that, due to my schedule, I would have to earn my degree online and, after much research, I chose the University of Phoenix. I must say- I have yet to be disappointed.
The mandatory substantive posts each week generate better classroom discussion than I have ever had in any physical classroom, bar none. I love that my classes are being taught by someone who works in my field of study, and I have easily learned more in these courses than I have in any of my previous traditional classes. The coursework is challenging, but once you find your groove, it is very easy to maintain the schedule with a full-time job and/or a family. I will also say that all of the courses that are required for your field of choice are relevant to that field of choice, so there are no wasted courses in attaining your degree (such as Basket-weaving 101).
For those who already have a career and are seeking to further their education, or for those who have a family and simply cannot conform to a traditional brick and mortar school, the University of Phoenix is very highly recommended from this student.
I have had both good and bad experienxes at UOP. The facilitators, for the most part are great!
My main issue is with the empty promises that UOP makes. One counselor tells you one thing and as soon as you speak to another the answer changes. I am fed up with the different answers given to me.
As far as the individuals who post all of the negatve reviews about UOP...they need to learn how to spell...no wonder they have all of these negative remarks and they don't belong there. Learn how to spell and you might find it helpful to pass your classes.
These classes are meant for individuals who are currently in the workforce...I love hearing all of the various experiences. We learn from everyone's experiences.
With that said....Don't put down the school when you can't even spell!!!