Walden University - Comments and Student Experiences|
-1) Calling anyone for help will most likely leave you with more questions and angry. Do not expect to connect with anyone having good customer service skills.
-1) You will be thrown to the wolves. Orientation is a joke, but not a good joke. If this is your first time going to online school you will spend your first course constantly begging for guidance from your instructor on how to use the site, submit homework, find pertinent information etc..
-1) If this were any other business you would not be satisfied. School is a business. They take your money and provide a service. For the money they are taking you are getting screwed as a customer. The lack of knowledge and customer service within the recruitment and academic team is enough to ruin their reputation. They have the mentality that because they have been doing this for years that newcomers are expected to be on the same level of skill. This points back to a clear inability to educate.
-1) There is no "flow" in your courses. You will bounce and tab back and forth trying to make sense of what you are supposed to do next. Do NOT fall for the quick talking, ever-so-kind and accommodating recruiter. Their job is to get your money. You and your education mean nothing to them. If you fail, they get paid regardless.
The Masters program was cheaper than any of the other online schools and cheaper that sitting in class at the local University. As many others say, you truly get what you put into it.
I would say 99% of my instructors were approachable, helpful and experts in their field. There is always one or two no matter what school you attend.
I am not an employee or professor at Walden, but thanks to my hard work and their support I am now living my dream of being an educator.I also attended the commencement ceremony, well worth the trip! I highly recommend Walden for someone who is willing to work hard and put forth the effort to achieve your dream.
University of Puget Sound (WA) 1:negative
Iowa Western Community College (IA) 1:negative
South Dakota State University (SD) 1:negative
McDaniel College (MD) 1:neutral
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