Walden University Reviews
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The online program is supposed to be able to fit student's schedules. However, it doesn't and each course has a group project where there is lack of communication, and is not convenient for people who work full-time with a family. I was planning on doing my doctorate here, but if this is how it will be for that degree, then I rather not. Stick to what you advertise about online courses, and stop creating chaos in the classes. Its no ones fault but the schools. That's why students choose online rather than in seat. I would also like to add that these group assignments create a learning barrier for students who want to complete assignments to their fullest potential.
Horrible college. They drag out the program until you are out of financial aims then when and if you graduate (I ended up having to go a year longer than told) they refuse to complete state Licensure documentation claiming you didn't have enough hours for your states required internship and suggest you return for another term to finish up those hours.
GO to a reputable school don't waste your time or money on Walden The prices of books purchased through the university are excessive. A paperback book dated over 10 years old can cost $75.00 and you can never sell the books back to the university. Commonly, the reasoning provided is that books no longer being used. Tuition has increased four times in the two years I have attended. Instructors are confrontational, unhelpful, delayed in providing you your grades. Retaliatory actions are supported at this organization. No process in place when attempting to report and when you do report you are retaliated by the program coordinator None of your credits will be transferred over so the whole spill about getting credit hours for your knowledge is non-existence Your final grades can take up to three weeks to be posted They send you a bill for your next class while you're still in another and not even registered for the next semester and expect payment but can't provide grades on time
Walden is a money making school.Be warned! No support,they register for classes without you knowing.They said it's your responsibility to check your email.Some of the professors don't return calls or email.At the end of the day,they give you a failing grade.The graduating students will tell all these lies just,to lure you into the program.Please be warned!
In attendance for about a year and was initially impressed with the quality of education/administration, but that impression is changing towards the negative. Most of my concerns rest with technology, administration, and support with a few issues extending into curriculum. For an online educational institution, technology integration is extremely fractured as compared to other online institutes of higher learning. Student support services are also fractured offering student no direct lines of communication to administration. No defined escalation procedures. Be prepared to wait a minimum of 20 minutes on hold to reach any department. If you need to speak with more that one department, your entire day may be consumed. The academic advisory staff is low in number and unbalanced in ratio to the student population. Advisory staff is transitory and therefore often inexperienced and unresponsive. The quality or residencies fluctuates with some being great and others being absolute fiasco.
I had apprehension starting an online college. There is always the worry whether or not the school is reputable and acceptable to other higher institutions of learning. However, Walden is fully accredited. I started with Walden University's BSN Program and I have to say, it exceeded my expectations. I LOVE IT!! I feel I have learned a tremendous amount. With the exception of the financial aide department (which is unbelievably rude), I thought everyone was very helpful and insightful, answering all questions courteously and with respect. My instructors, with again, the exception of one in particular, were all amazing. That should not put you off...I mean, nothing is ever completely perfect, right? I would definitely recommend this school to anyone who needs the convenience of online vs campus. If you are a self-starter and motivated, you will get these classes done in the time alIotted and without difficulty. It does cost a fair amount, but with financial aide and the knowledge that the degree pays for itself within the year post graduation, it is well worth it. I thought the courses were well laid out, expectations were appropriate for papers and academics. I love Walden and I would 100% consider moving to the next higher degree with this school. I will complete my BSN in July this year and I can honestly say, it was a fantastic experience! I am proud to get this degree with Walden University.
Walden instructors are very helpful and make themselves available whenever students have questions or concerns. The accounting mentor that I had, was very helpful and with his continued guidance, I was able to meet the university high standards and graduate!
I must say that I had apprehension prior to starting my online DBA as i had heard negative comments and experience. But I must say that the first 2 weeks have been quite challenging but in a good way. The professor is quite helpful with comments. The course is well constructed. The web site has ample information on helping you. But i do spend several hours a day on thr material. You need at the very least 21 hours a week. We started as a group of 17 but i can tell that the pace is slowing others
The doctoral process at this university is one that will drain your bank account or exponentially grow your student loan debt as the university has it's doctoral students spinning their wheels making minimal progress and holding students back. I've compared my work at Walden to students in similar programs at other universities, the work I've done would have been accepted at these other universities. I have several cohort members that are finding the same experience, as well as my spouse who is also frustrated at the universities policies and approach with doctoral candidates. The feedback received is; change this and you'll be good to move on.When you resubmit they will advise you to change something you changed 3 edits ago and they said was good, but now the chair wants it revised again differently, and the student seems to not make progress forward. Very frustrating to say the least.
I can't recommend enough. DO MORE RESEARCH. I started at Walden and in the first course the entire courseware was written for a previous revision of the book, so the syllabus and book didn't match at all. When I spoke with the program director, he said matter of fact it's scheduled for review next year. The second class the bookstore provided me with the wrong codes for a 3rd party system required for the coursework. The program director and the instructor kept saying it's my problem not theirs and to call technical support for the 3rd party system. They didn't use any original coursework for that course, they just used testout.com. The 3rd course i tried to take, the material was removed from the library, and the 3rd party system required for the coursework no longer had a agreement with the college. When i talked to the program director he said instead of the 3rd party resource (lynda.com) for me to use youtube.com. I don't know any serious masters level institution that would send you to youtube.com as coursework. Well I guess I do know 1. Walden University. I'm 45 years old and I already have 1 masters degree. I know what it takes, it takes hard work, diligence, and commitment. Walden University doesn't even come close to what I expect from a graduate school. Instructors, administrators, student services, enrollment services, the library, they all take your questions and either pass-the-buck or say "that's your problem not ours."