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As a busy mom of three, and working fulltime, WSU's online platform provided me with the tools to obtain a quality, affordable degree that I am very proud of. It has given me the foundation to pursue my dreams of attending graduate school where I am currently working towards my doctorate in Occupational Therapy.
WSU has a great undergrad program for psychology, especially for students looking to pursue their degree online. There are a wide variety of courses, and different opportunities to enhance your learning experience through different roles not normally seen in online programs. WSU provides teaching assistant roles, research assistant roles, all of which enhance the learning experience. I was really impressed with my experience with WSU, and would recommend the program to any student, especially those with busy schedules, or children.
Global campus online school: If you are a single parent, or have other life responsibilities, don't even try. Yvonne Berliner (Women in Latin American history) is unsympathetic to real life issues arising throughout the semester; She's very condescending as well.Teachers are micro-managers-online studies should be more flexible and accommodating to busy adults. The technology used for assignments is antiquated; I had better quality online classes at Lake Wa Technical College. I'm canceling my enrollment- I deserve better if I'm PAYING to get an education. WSU, step it up!
Global Campus is AWFUL. No lectures, a lot of busy work. Teachers aren't helpful, instructions aren't clear, just incredibly time consuming and frustrating. A lot of confusing typos, absolutely no thought put into class design... I transferred in and after one year I'm transferring out.
Growing up in the northwest provides multiple options for individuals to attend university. Many friends of mine have discussed their experiences at other locations, but they didn't seem to compare to mine at Washington State University (WSU). Like many, I have been forced to fund my undergraduate and graduate studies with little outside help. As such, I worked fulltime while a student at WSU. In order to pursue a bachelors degree, I needed to find a college with a flexible program to allow for such a busy schedule. WSUs three campus options (Pullman, Vancouver, and Online) provided the perfect solution. Much of my time was spent at the Online campus, however, there were a couple classes that were not offered. The Vancouver campus had these unoffered classes and it was easy to complete split enrollments. To help facilitate a difficult schedule, my advisor worked diligently and swiftly to get me answers to questions I had and suggested courses based on my interests. My interests changed multiple times throughout my undergraduate career, so this was very helpful. The online classes were challenging, simply because of the inherent motivation needed to do well without going to a physical class. That said, each instructor was helpful whenever students asked questions on the public discussion board. For me, when asking questions privately, the response time was fast. This, again, makes a difficult schedule a little bit easier. Most memorable was the understanding of one instructor when I could not complete an important exam for her class. In the middle of a timed exam, I was made aware that there was a water leak in my apartment. Accordingly, I stopped my progress with the exam and tended to the leak. Shortly after the time expired, and calming down from my panic attack, I emailed my professor requesting to have a second opportunity to complete the exam. Within 3 hours, I received a response granting a second attempt. Frankly, I don' know if every professor would do this but I am grateful for that one and the others that have helped get me to where I am today. Without the understanding and flexibility that was provided by WSU, I may not be attending law school this fall. For that, I am grateful.
The atmosphere of the school was exactly what I was looking for in an Undergrad institution! The school spirit brought everyone together and the education was first class! People were extremely friendly and the many club opportunities kept me busy networking and improving my chances of getting hired after graduation! I couldn't imagine getting an education anywhere else!
The college experience for me was pretty good in terms of getting the service and help that I needed. The teachers were willing to help me everyday step of the way and I felt I learned more than I ever could with writing while taking this college.
I thought this was an excellent degree option, as I was working full-time and unable to attend school in the traditional classroom setting. It was challenging, yet manageable - I had the opportunity to excel in both the workplace and the classroom which is something I really didn't think I'd be able to do. There was a huge selection of course options that I was genuinely interested in, professors were interactive and passionate about their area of expertise; I didn't feel like I was missing out on the "college experience." Better yet, 4 years out of school and I still feel this was a valuable experience for me.... I learned something, and I still remember what I learned! I would definitely come back at some point to pursue my Master's Degree. Further, when applying for jobs and submitting resumes, I was confident when I listed having a Bachelor's Degree from Washington State University - you don't need to state that it was a distance degree program - you got the degree and THAT is what matters!
I am beyond impressed with the education, support & overall experience that I had while attending WSU-Online. My instructors were available & involved & the student government did their absolute best to keep us involved with one another as a community even from afar!