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By the last year of my degree, itQuite BrightPsychology
By the last year of my degree, it was nearly impossible to get in touch with many of my professors. One went so far as having to reschedule my final exam past the deadline because she would not return my calls to schedule the phone section of the exam. (I was a long-distance student.) It was difficult for me to get answers from anyone - my "advisor" (who I couldn't get to advise me if my life depended on it), the financial aid folks, records... Looking back, I don't feel like I learned anything in 90% of the courses. It left me very much in debt, extremely disappointed, and not much smarter than I was before I enrolled.
5th Year Female -- Class 2011
Collaboration/Competitive: B, Individual Value: F
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My experience has been terrible from the start.Quite BrightEnglish
My experience has been terrible from the start. No assigned advisor. Initial person who contacted me put me in the wrong number of classes so financial aid didn't go through and I got dropped. Financial aid was NO HELP. I had to figure out on my own what to do. By then classes I was registered for were full. Choose another class which I was later told I should not have done but I had NO GUIDANCE I was just told I better get 3 more credits quick or I'd lose my financial aid again. Classes are AWFUL actually non-existent. You basically are teaching yourself. There are no online lectures. The lessons are all over the place and you have to jump all over to various "free" resource sites. You can do this yourself for free. Honestly I can't believe that the student loans pay for this type of education. I am seriously interviewing other online colleges and will only choose one that meets all of my requirements. I went to one before that had excellent online lectures. I will never pay to go to another school that has no lecture.
1st Year Female -- Class 1920
Faculty Accessibility: C, Education Quality: F
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I couldn't even get into this school dueFinance
I couldn't even get into this school due to the amount of issues they had in lack of organization. I received financial aid and the FA department could not begin to answer any of my questions. I was dropped from my classes 4 times due to "lack of payment," yet when I reached out to he FA to receive answers on how loans work, their answers seem to always be "I don't Know." Also, the advisers do not explain anything when it comes to getting all information to the school needed. On the online portal, the most important thing needed to be completed was on your task bar, yet how would a student know that if the adviser never told them it was important. Once enrolled in the courses, the payments show up on a bill and it states you owe one thing but yet you really owe more. The experience I had with this university was by far the worst I have ever encountered and it was extremely unorganized as well. the advisers only know about the classes, the FA only know how to guide you to a stupid website because they are too lazy to explain what FA does and what is all involved. I called FA one time and the women was absolutely no help and she also hung up on me when I asked for her supervisor. Once I stated to my assigned adviser that I will be attending a different university due to the negativeness UMUC has given to me, they never told me anything else I had to do to clear me from the school. I am now facing a collection amount of $1,107.00 due to them not telling me how to cancel my Loan disbursement, which is also holding up my financial aid at my new university I am trying to attend. I do not recommend this school. It is by far not worth the headache.
Male -- Class 2000
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