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| The actual classes and Professors I had were great!! The rest of the school staff not so much. This school is very disorganized. My transcripts were not reviewed until 5 months after they received them (and were only reviewed when they were because I went in to see an advisor to get everything straight in order to apply to my program of study, and found out they had not reviewed them yet). Not to mention, they made mistakes on my transcripts when they did review them (giving me credit for classes I didn't take and not giving me credit for ones that I did) The financial aid department is very disorganized unhelpful and unfriendly. When you sign into the financial aid office they have the student receptionist weed you out.. every single time I went in to the financial aid office I was told something different and not given correct or enough information. It was very exhausting trying to navigate it. I finally started requesting that I speak with an actual advisor, and even then it seemed as though they would take a 1 sec. glance at my account and then give me quick, short answers. Only to leave me feeling unsure about my status and usually leading to me finding out a couple of days later that there is something else going on that they didn't inform me about while I was just in the office two days before or that I still needed to "sign this or that", submit this, etc... and what made it worse is that the communication via email, phone, etc is basically non-existent and updates to my school accounts online were rarely current. So even checking my school email and accounts everyday, multiple times a day didn't help. It just felt like a constant run-around and lack of communication. I have been to two other community colleges in two other states and I have never experienced the type of problems or problems to the extent that I have experienced at this school. All of that being said, the professors that I had during my time at this school have been excellent! I am currently taking my last class at this school, and then I am transferring to another school for the program I am studying, due to my experience. |
|May 13 2013|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2015 |
HCC has a lot to offer, and your experience it what you make of it!|
Learning Commons/Writing Center/Tutoring Center/Library are currently FREE and your resources, I have only used the ones at Dale Mabry and Ybor City campus so far-- they are great. Free tutoring? Yes! Don't make excuses, they have very good hours, you can usually find time between jobs/classes/kids etc. where you can go get help.
There are students from different backgrounds and stages of life with the common goal of learning/getting that degree to have a better life.
5 campuses throughout the Tampa area/ability to take courses at whichever campus or multiple campuses in the same term.
Diversity of cultures, nationalities, races, socioeconomic statuses, family situations, and life perspectives.
Also each campus is different so you can find a campus where you feel at home: YBOR CITY Campus in Tampa's historic Latin Quarter, Dale Mabry Campus, Brandon Campus, Southshore Campus, and Plant City Campus.
Majority of classmates are motivated, friendly, and want to learn/share their experience and ideas.
Majority of professors are professional, helpful, reasonable, and passionate about what they teach! (always check rate my professor before registering for warnings)
Dale Mabry campus has a new food court style cafeteria area, it was under construction and finally finished, lots of options to eat.
Ybor City campus in in YBOR city, with all its food options and activities.
There are many long lines, especially at peak times-- just plan accordingly and try to accomplish things online.
You might run into a professor or other HCC employee who gives an attitude/does not work to solve any of your problems (this isn't unique to HCC).Some courses/professors are better quality than others (check rate my professor or ask classmates or good professors you already know for recommendations)
|Jan 25 2013|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2013 |
| The faculty in the administration building are awful, and not once have I walked out of any of the admin offices pleased with the time I have WASTED. None of them are helpful, they are all mean and act like they could be doing something better than their job, and there is always a really long wait because none of them know what they are talking about. I would not advise attending this school unless you want to be pissed off every time you have to register for classes, because it's always a cluster fuck. |
|Nov 06 2012|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2016 |