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|Not so bright|
| Wow, what can I say, from the horrible teachers that grade by prefrence to the evil financial aid office it's has to be the worst! This school suffers from a horrible financial aid staff. They lose your papers, ask for them again and then lose them once more. Finally when they locate the papers, they take ages to load the information onto the system. You are left waiting for months. As of yet, I still do not have my financial aid ready, and it is so late in the year. Then they never answer the phone and when they finally do they dont know what is going on. They add you on a list and never call you back or let you know if it is being resolved or not. They sound angry when you ask for the reason for something they have done themselves. They are rude and very inconsiderate. I have no wish to deal with them again and would advice the school to take notice of this problem. I am not the only student that is going through this. |
|Oct 23 2009|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2013 |
| For the price and flexibility of MDCC, you have to give up something. They're ultimate goal seems to be to educated the masses and that's what they are doing. If you want "the college experience," you have to pay for that. If you want to go to college and have enough money to vacation in Mexico or Jamaica (or have wicked-fun in the Dominican Republic), MDC is for you. Besides, there's so much to do in Miami that if you really want to have fun, you can have it. However, if it's that "college experience" you're craving, it's as simple as approaching a few people in class to start a study group or moving into a condo or apartment complex on South Beach (where you're sure to make friends to party with).|
Besides social activities, if you just need a degree, go to MDC get your AA and transfer ALL (I REPEAT, ALL) your credits to a long list of state universities and even online universities. I'm sure there's lots of other universities that will accept your credits also. If you're serious, you can CLEP some classes, take some in the mini term, online, and in the two mini summer semesters. You'll have your AA or AS in no time. You just gotta keep your eye on the prize. Trust me, all the real education takes place on the job anyway, you just need the degree to get you in the door. If you call or visit a student advisor, they'll even override the amount of credits you can receive in one semester so it's really all up to you. MDC is accredited, recognized, flexible and cheap. Everything you need is available online so do it yourself. No one's going to walk you through life so you might as well get used to it now. Do a little research and go to college. You'll have great professors, horrible professors, and many inbetween, but you'll walk away with a degree.
|Jan 13 2008|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2006 |
|Not so bright|
| Well, to be honest, I am different than most students. I actually wanted to go straight into a four year university, but unforunatey due to my being deployed to Iraq (Active Military), I had to go to college on-line. Miami-Dade offered me the chance to earn some credits on-line and I figured it was a nice thing to do while deployed. I was stationed in North Carolina when I first started classes, but took a break that set me back at least a year. |
Once I returned, I decided I invested too much time in MDC to just "up and go" to a real college. I decided to start learning a little about college and this school is great in terms of transferring to other colleges and is helping me adjust. The classes are hard at times, but overall it's too easy. Extra credit is given by most teachers thus allowing proactive students a chance to get a better grade---my Chemistry professor gave me extra credit just for signing into WebCT (online aid) before a set date!
As for the people, a lot of them are stuck up and are sheltered. Many of the students are kids who are there on mommy's and daddy's money and still living at home. The problem with these kids is that many of them have never been outside of Miami and to them, the world revolves around Miami (and around America to a lesser extent). They forget what the world is like and are stunned to find out I am a combat veteran. The woman almost always have boyfriends and the guys (most of them) are clones of one another, each one trying to look "tougher" than the last one. Military presence is strong, Marine and Army recruiters walk around trying to hit on the girls and trying to recruit (sometimes both at the same time).
The teachers are a mixed bunch. I had people that dropped out of classes the first two weeks because of bad teachers! Also, the problem with learning is that some teachers have so many classes that half the time they are lost and the other half of the time the teachers are not very good at teaching. I had a teacher giving a demonstration on Atoms and he went off on a tangent involving advanced quantum mechanics (I read a lot) and gave us a formula we should NEVER encounter unless we are engineering (I wrote it down) or physics majors, by the way, we're Intro to Chemistry.
The campus is great! I am in the Kendall campus and have been to the Wolfson campus (it's convenient in terms of going from class to class, but not from parking lot to class), the InterAmerican campus (it's inconvenient for some classes and small, and I have been to the North Campus (it's depressing and the racial demographics are far from equal and favor one group over all others), not to mention the campus is in an area that I would HATE to leave at night without a weapon.
In short, if you want to be a firefighter or a nurse as well as a teacher and do it for cheap, this is the place to go! If you want a transfer degree, come and get it! I don't go too much into departments because they are difficult to negotiate campus to campus, but my department is amazing and defnitely wants you to succeed! Also, I am part of the FES (Florida Engineering Society) and I constantly get emails about opportunities for engineering scholarships, internships, and co-ops. I am aware there are other clubs such as the SGA (Student Government Association) and the Salsa Club (pretty popular in InterAmerican), but in the Kendall Campus, it seems the only major ones are the SGA and the engineering club (FES).
|Feb 24 2008|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2009 |