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 I was curious if anyone here has either gone to or is looking forward to going to this school.

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No matter what the school advertises, the school is designed for people who work 9 to 5. I don't recommend this school to anybody. Stay away from the math courses. The courses are not user friendly.

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No matter what the school advertises, the school is designed for people who work 9 to 5. I don't recommend this school to anybody. Stay away from the math courses. The courses are not user friendly.



x2....the online courses are CRAP. Their classes are almost twice as expensive as other online courses...you want to hear the funny thing? Most of the "instructors" are real teachers across the globe that are given a discount by UOP to "instruct" these online courses. So, they are taking courses while you are...they don't even work for UOP....so if you have a problem with any of the instructors, there are no repercussions for them...there are no set standards (other than the curriculum itself) and each "instructor" has there own way of doing things....don't buy into their online scam- you'll only end up with a hole in your pocket and a useless degree.


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 I'm not taking the online courses. I don't trust online courses period.

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I take the online courses and love it. Just got through my first block with no difficulty. I always have my enrollment and student counselors checking up on me every other week and the teachers so far are nice and responsive. I don't have any major concerns besides the price but such is life.


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Interesting... I have heard U of P was a vey good school from a few people I know who earned degrees from there. I've been considering going to school there myself. But it is always a good thing to get a variety of opinions.

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I looked at them as I was browsing possiable online courses to take.  Honestly, I wasn't impressed.  I thought Penn Foster's courses were presented and structured better.  And a better price from what I remember.

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jimreamey says ...



No matter what the school advertises, the school is designed for people who work 9 to 5. I don't recommend this school to anybody. Stay away from the math courses. The courses are not user friendly.



x2....the online courses are CRAP. Their classes are almost twice as expensive as other online courses...you want to hear the funny thing? Most of the "instructors" are real teachers across the globe that are given a discount by UOP to "instruct" these online courses. So, they are taking courses while you are...they don't even work for UOP....so if you have a problem with any of the instructors, there are no repercussions for them...there are no set standards (other than the curriculum itself) and each "instructor" has there own way of doing things....don't buy into their online scam- you'll only end up with a hole in your pocket and a useless degree.



I'll agree with the price.  I was looking at doing their online courses and I'm like "HOW MUCH!?"  I'm looking for a cheaper place cause the college I was at before was 38k a YEAR!


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I take the online courses and love it. Just got through my first block with no difficulty. I always have my enrollment and student counselors checking up on me every other week and the teachers so far are nice and responsive. I don't have any major concerns besides the price but such is life.



See, other than the price, I thought it looked pretty nice too.  Like I said in my last post, it's a better price than 38k a year like I WAS paying... but still I'd have a hard time footing UOP's bill too.


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I would not go to UOP.  For one, the tuition is quite expensive.  Two, I have talked to people who are in charge of the hiring for my local county government and they look at these degrees as worthless compared to other Universities; the easy way out in their eyes.  If you work a lot and cannot attend a traditional university or community college then take online courses at a state university that offers them, as this will look better on paper.  UOP and other commercial universities are basically all about the money.   

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I'm actually attending the University of Phoenix currently. I like the program. I work the graveyard shift so going one day a week for 4 hours works well for me. I really think each college has pros and cons. It just depends which one is a good fit for you.

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they suck they dont listen to what there student says about there class schedule


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I registered to take classes with UOP about 5 years ago. They had me enrolled in one of their subsidiary school (Western International University). I took the onlione classes.. They were good classes. The classes that I suggest that someone SHOULD NOT take online are the math classes.


Also, I applied for pell grants to help me with classes. The school turned the pell grants into student loans so they could get more money. Now I am having to pay back the money.


Just becareful especially if you are dealing with University of Phoenix or it's subsidiaries..


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I attented a school called Denver Business College, about 18 years ago. I was informed by the school that my credits would not be tranferable to any school but The University of Pheonix or Regis University, both VERY expensive schools. The school is no longer at that location, it is now Westwood College.  Considering it was 18 years ago, I believe I should retake all the courses I took before, but its VERY disappointing that after applying a full pell grant I also had to pay thousands of dollars for a stafford loan.  I recall dropping out of college, exhausted from working 3 part time jobs and attending school, it was too much for me, and I just didn't see what "real GOOD jobs" their degree would achieve.


I hear of ALOT of people getting assistance or loans, or ???  whatever it takes to really be able to attend college and live within means without having to OVERLOAD with working so many jobs to support themselves. 


I know I am in America, but I am still petrified of my earlier experiences with college.  I loved the learning, financially though, I just felt like I was never going to be able to support myself.  I saw it as...you struggle through college eating top ramen, then when you achieve your degree you get to spend the next 5 to 10 years paying off your loans.


I don't want to be RICH....I just want to have a career that I am proud of and feel I am making a difference.


What I am hearing here, is that community college or university is the ONLY way to go.


I was told that defaulting on your student loans would only HAUNT you forever....so I paid my loans in full on time, never got an ounce of good credit from it.


 


 

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Just a side note. I have already checked into transfering credits if I so wished. All my credits fron UofP would transfer to my local communtiy college. Plus Uof P is half the cost of a lot  of other colleges I checked out.

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Just a side note. I have already checked into transfering credits if I so wished. All my credits fron UofP would transfer to my local communtiy college. Plus Uof P is half the cost of a lot  of other colleges I checked out.



 


WOW, thats good news.  Just curious which other colleges you checked out.  Save me some legwork! I want the BEST possible education for the lowest cost!  I don't want a flimsy degree that is laughed at, I guess it would be nice to hear from the police that actually take part in the hiring for which ever agency.  Does it matter which school you get your degree from or does it matter more what your scores are? What do you look for in a recruit?


My understanding is that an associates degree will get you no where...a bachelors is the minimum. 


Kitti327, How fast can you get your Bachelors at U of P ? Do they have an accelorated program or does it take 4 yrs?

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at $75 a credit they're hardly "half the cost" of most online colleges.


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If I may make a comment I would highly recommend Park University in the Kansas City, Missouri area. I received my BS Degree from this school and it is my understanding they have an excellent online schedule. They are recognized nation wide.

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Just a side note. I have already checked into transfering credits if I so wished. All my credits fron UofP would transfer to my local communtiy college. Plus Uof P is half the cost of a lot  of other colleges I checked out.



 


WOW, thats good news.  Just curious which other colleges you checked out.  Save me some legwork! I want the BEST possible education for the lowest cost!  I don't want a flimsy degree that is laughed at, I guess it would be nice to hear from the police that actually take part in the hiring for which ever agency.  Does it matter which school you get your degree from or does it matter more what your scores are? What do you look for in a recruit?


My understanding is that an associates degree will get you no where...a bachelors is the minimum. 


Kitti327, How fast can you get your Bachelors at U of P ? Do they have an accelorated program or does it take 4 yrs?



If you take all the generals it will still take 4 yrs. I however am testing out of most of the generals. I have taken 3 generals and have 1 more then I start my core classes.However keep in mind I'm not doing online. I am attending classes at the campus so I'm not that familar with how the online works. Some of the colleges in my area that I looked into were ITT and Eaglegate. U of P was half the cost. Plus the schedule works well for me. I looked into the local community college ( which was a fraction cheaper) but they want full time students to attend 3-4 days a week. Being a single parent I still have to be able to work so that didn't work for me. I would just evaluate colleges that would fit for you. However the two colleges I mentioned wanted $80,000 for a Bachelors so I would steer clear of those.


Riot as I have said I am attending class not doing online so I can't really compare but for me it is the best fit for my life and I do like the school so far. Who knows that may change with time.

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im three classes shy of my associates degree in criminal justice at unversity of phoenix onine. love it! so easy! -Steve