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I have been unemployed for a little over a year. I had decided to take on online program with UoP and after two weeks discovered that I was teaching myself. I explained to the counselor (aka sales rep) that I was having problems with the pace early on but was told to keep on. After week 4, I decided to withdraw from the course. The representative called and; in so many words, told me I was a loser. I got repeated phone calls from other representatives and finally, the financial counselor. Before the class actually began, this person never returned my calls to answer questions about the status of my loan. But after withdrawing, she called me and emailed me everyday. Plus stated that my account now goes into collections after 10 days from withdrawal.

Long story short, I now have an employment opportunity that requests my official transcripts from the Master's program I completed at UoP, but I still have not paid the $1600+ (overpriced for teaching myself and down-loadable books that I have to print off) for the class I was not satisfied with from day two. I explained that they can get payment once I secured this job – but they did not care. I would not recommend this school to no one, unless you prefer being treated like a "closed sale" and not the student seeking to improve.

They are like the AMEX and Bank of America's in today's world who does not care about consumers and jacks up your interest rate from 4 percent to 32 percent if you are one day late. UoP called me constantly after I asked for more information (website link), pressure me into a sale or program that's a "not met" in terms of delivery, and but turn their back on you once you ask for help with getting through your situations. Instead of helping - they add to the problems of our economy. So what's higher about this education but the cost?

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Anonymous
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States #973865

Well after sis years of completions I had a job call and verify my degree and they were told that I did not graduate. So I called and was told that I was short 24 credits.

Anonymous
#486269

When I first tried UOP I did have a hard time, I just didn't know what to expect. Long story short I drop out but went back about one year later and have graduated with flying colors. For any one during research "UOP IS NOT A DIPLOMA MILL" you will have to work for it.

Anonymous
to UOP military grad Whittier, California, United States #841046

I agree, it is not a diploma mill, however the University of Phoenix will accept anyone.

Also, when applying for jobs, there will be other applicants from more reputable Universities and you will most likely not be hired.

So, in this aspect, University of Phoenix is a waste of time, in my opinion.

Anonymous
#343720

UOP Sucks. I was coerced into enrolling through a military enrollment counselor at an event for my real job.

It sounded great at first. They can give you credits for on the job training and the schedule will be around your work. ***. If you are not someone who wants to be a teacher and looking on how to learn to teach then this is not for you.

I think anyone who completes a degree program from phoenix should be looked at as a great candidate for a job because phoenix is a hard program with no faculty assistance. They told me when I signed up that a ground campus was to be built withing 6 months allowing for peer to peer tutorials, help with online classes, and dual classes that are part online and part classroom.

Almost two years later and not even a groundbreaking ceremony. I will be glad to get my piece of paper and only hope it will transfer to the local community college that I should have attended in the first place

Anonymous
to current student Raven Houston, Texas, United States #661171

I completly agree, being military too I got suckered into their marketing schemes to get vets and max out their GI Bills..but yeah like people will say, do your research...now I know, never again. While they are pretty well organized and the instructors were not too bad, the fees and cost is insane once I took out much more time investigating local schools who offered online options after I chose to go with Phoenix..

yeah its hundreds just to download a pdf course work from them! Madness..

Anonymous
to current student Raven Whittier, California, United States #841055

Exactly!!!!

They will tell you anything to enroll you.

It`s a complete lie and a complete joke.

The UOP credits are completely non-transferable when these students wake up and try enrolling into a real University.

I was accepted to Arizona State University and after it was all said and done, I could not transfer even a single credit from UOP (1 year wasted).

The UOP courses are designed to pass even the worst student. The courses are actually half courses....the instructors at UOP online are required to have a degree from another University(yes, that`s right....UOP does not even accept their own degree).

The bottom line...save yourselves the time, money and anguish and enroll in a real University.

There is a list of legitimate online Universities that I found online. I narrowed my search to two different Universities and have attended Arizona State University for the past year and I am completely satisfied.

Anonymous
#343719

UOP Sucks. I was coerced into enrolling through a military enrollment counselor at an event for my real job.

It sounded great at first. They can give you credits for on the job training and the schedule will be around your work. ***. If you are not someone who wants to be a teacher and looking on how to learn to teach then this is not for you.

I think anyone who completes a degree program from phoenix should be looked at as a great candidate for a job because phoenix is a hard program with no faculty assistance. They told me when I signed up that a ground campus was to be built withing 6 months allowing for peer to peer tutorials, help with online classes, and dual classes that are part online and part classroom.

Almost two years later and not even a groundbreaking ceremony. I will be glad to get my piece of paper and only hope it will transfer to the local community college that I should have attended in the first place

Anonymous
#332234

I am currently a student at UOP. I am also a veteran.

I have 100% VA benefits. I had to submit my Letter of eligibility in order to enroll in UOP. Enrolling took a month longer then it should have,because first they did not spell my name right when they were sending for my transcripts from the other colleges. So, it took an extra week to do that.

Then the college I received my associates degree in they wanted to wait until I started class to evaluate my transcripts. I told them that that was not going to happen. I had over 40 credits coming from that college. Are they stoned?

Now, I am having to fight with them to send my stuff up to VA. I submitted the paperwork, and the conversation went like this: Me: I am gonig to foward you a letter that my academic advisor sent me from UOP sent me with my LOE! Her: Oh, wait now I found it. No need to worry we will have this paid.

Huh?? So, I let it go. Here it is 2 weeks later and my debt is still not cleared off of my student website. Another thing is these Teams??

I don't know who they allow into this college, but some of them are not the brightest. They want everything handed to them. I have one guy who says no matter what he tries he can not find any articles on a subject. So what do I do as team leader?

I have tried giving him ideas that work for me. He says nothing works. So what am I suspossed to do?

Do, I let the entire team suffer or do I do the research for him and give him the websites where he can find the information so that our team can move on? It is just garbage to me.

Anonymous
Mount Carbon, West Virginia, United States #326492

I recently withdrew form the University of Phoenix due to the excessive cost of their bachelors and transfer to CSU Online. I was told repeatedly the last class I was taking would be covered by my financial aid but that they had to refigure my aid package.

Now that I am done with the class, they now have canceled my financial aid, leaving me with an outstanding balance due for the class and returned funds.

I had no problem with the school other than the usual unable to get a response for a day or two as well as the annual increases in fees up until this point. If anyone is to consider Univeristy of Phoenix, remember that the cost will increase significantly for your bachelors classes and that you will see a tuition increase annually.

Anonymous
#314205

I am currently a student of the UOP and their web site has been having a lot of problems I have not been able to log in and when I am able it kicks me out. Also my new set of classes were to start today and for some reason they are not starting until next Monday and I when I called I ended up getting into with my financial advisor because she told me that they did not have a problem with their website and that I needed to find a way to deal with it.

This is ***.

My classes are not even there so how in the heck am I suppose to do my classes. I would NOT reccomend the UOP to anyone!

Anonymous
#314204

I am currently a student of the UOP and their web site has been having a lot of problems I have not been able to log in and when I am able it kicks me out. Also my new set of classes were to start today and for some reason they are not starting until next Monday and I when I called I ended up getting into with my financial advisor because she told me that they did not have a problem with their website and that I needed to find a way to deal with it.

This is ***.

My classes are not even there so how in the heck am I suppose to do my classes. I would NOT reccomend the UOP to anyone!

Anonymous
#298972

Alyngray: You ARE a loser. Poor baby-nobody to hold your hand and walk you through your school work.

Too bad. Maybe you should stop whining and get some initiative and actually work on getting a degree. UofP is hard work-lots of papers to write and lots of reading. It's not for people who are not self motivated (like you).

So if you want to go to a brick and mortar school and have the instructor feed you the info (like when you were in high school) just go and stop whining. BTW-I'll be finished with my BS at UofP in October and the job offers haven't stopped coming.

Anonymous
#298814

I agree, some people can not handle the rigors of the UOP. Some people think its a diploma mill and if they pay fees they will earn a degree.

You actually have to work, like a lot of reading, love to write, because there are hundreds of papers and its fast pace.

Also you are required to work in team, because Americans are very bad at team work and collaboration. Good luck.

Anonymous
#286517

I have seen a couple of wonderful comments about UoP and I can guarantee they were written by the moronic staff. UoP was a waste of my time and is an absolute joke nationwide.

If you want a degree that is worth a ***, go elsewhere. If you are just looking for some financial aid funds, go to UoP.

The staff is overly helpful when you are trying to get enrolled but once that money comes in, you are set aside. Until the next disbursement anyway.

Anonymous
#278562

after reading these e-mails why would I like to be a student at UOP. I wanted to go to uop for updating my knowledge but I am discouraged.

Please give me some positive points. vijayvasudeva@aol.com

Anonymous
#277835

I strongly suggest anyone experiencing difficulty to demand all correspondence regarding financial aid be in writing! Perhaps if they have to put excises after excuse for their mis- managing and delaying funds, it will change.

if not, you can show it to a lawyer when a class action lawsuit arises for this particular scam. I wonder, is UOP taking students money and investing? Is that why they delay giving the students their funds? I think they feel a sense of entitlement.

But I don't know how at a recently increased class cost of $ 1747.00 now for a Bachelors Program that I agree, you basically self teach and are forced to work in Learning Teams so other people can affect your grade and the Quality of learning. It dies NOT allow you to make your own schedule do not let the advertising fool you. In the Bachelors program you are at the mercy of other people's schedule.

I am leaving UOP and so happy about it. Advice: Get everything you can in writing and find another University if you want to have an enriching educational experience you won't find at UOP.

Anonymous
#255151

University of Phoenix was a joke... one of my instructors didn't even post the assignments when she said she would...

how am i supposed to do my work if she couldn't even do hers? she never once called or e-mailed me back to any of my questions!!

Meegan
#163452

I graduated with a BS/IT in 2001 before all the hype and bad press University of Phoenix was generating. At the time I had all ready 5 years experience in my field which was Information Technology with a focus in web application development and project management.

Up until recently, my experience spoke for itself. I acquired work without problems, no one gave a second look at my degree because of the amount of experience I have. Now, I've been solidly denied work due to the fact I have my degree from UOP despite my solid experience. This is unbelievable. People are actually telling me I have solid PM experience but they require a "solid degree" to take me seriously. IN fact I'm having conversations with people who tell me not display it at all, like I don't even have a degree.

In this job market with over 15 years experience, to be denied work because of the degree I thought was obtained from an accredited school because the school itself is being irresponsible by creating such a bad reputation I can't get a job anymore. UOP is now causing a backlash and now I have a worthless degree.

With Intel, Cisco and many other companies that won't touch me because of the degree, this means UOP shouldn't be offering degrees that mean nothing in the field the degree is meant for. They're taking money for a document that is worthless even for a person like myself with years of experience. I can't imagine what it is like for newly graduated people.

If you're attending QUIT NOW. That is the only advise. And YES, I want to join in on the class action.

Anonymous
#156432

I also am a current UoP student about to finish the first half of my program. I have attended traditional schools before (bad grades from skipping classes when I was younger did not transfer) and find the UoP to be exactly what I need when I needed it.

My enrollment councelor was great and did not pressure me at al. My financial aid representative has returned all my calls within a day or two and has been very helpful. One concern I read here was not getting a credit balance, be patient, it takes time. I have been getting my credit balances within 3 weeks of the school applying the funds to my account.

I love the classes, if you get stuck you can chat with one another or contact the instructor. I enjoy the school so much I encouraged my wife to enroll. She is now in the Masters of Education program and loves it. Without the UoP, we could never complete our education goals, have a family, and work.

Would recommend this university to anyone! (Sorry, typed from droid)

Anonymous
#132792

has anyone gotten their overpayment from their grants and loans i can't find anyone who has where is it going then i like my classes and my instructors but financial aide i question anyone have answers let me know

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