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Financial aid has been a disaster.Quite BrightCriminal
Financial aid has been a disaster. Don't even bother to pose questions. Admissions was extra helpful when I was initially applying but my requests to have a meeting with my academic counselor to find out and plan my academic path have been ignored. I enrolled in April 2011 for the Summer A session. I was told that I had to submit FAFSAs and Verifications for 2009-2011. Why? What has 2009 taxes to do with school in 2011? This place is a JOKE! I requested to be withdrawn from two classes...NOT! I received an F in one and am currently trying to complete classwork for the other because I WAS NOT WITHDRAWN. SOMEBODY HELP ME ESCAPE!!!
1st Year Female -- Class 2013
Campus Maintenance: B, Education Quality: F
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Word of the wise if you are aQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
Word of the wise if you are a new student or a transfer student they will not process financial aid until 30 days after you have been there. Of Course they will not tell you this when you get there so don't be expecting your refund check for a good while. I have been here almost 3 months and just a week ago my transfer credits were entered and just now my financial aid is being processed. I have taken 3 classes here in the summer session and I am registered for Fall still without any financial aid. Don't bother trying to get any explanations because all they do is apologize and blame other departments. As a student I shouldn't have to constantly be requesting registrars and financial aid advisors to do their jobs.
1st Year Female -- Class 2012
Education Quality: A, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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This is a great choice if you areEnglish
This is a great choice if you are looking to focus on your faith/Christian values. Making friends is fairly easy. Most people are approachable, but like most Christian colleges you have to be careful and discern if people just faking friendship to get you on the Jesus train or if they truly care about you and want to be your friend. I only mention friends and religion first because at MOC those things come before the quality of education. If it weren't for the friends I made during my first year, I would have transferred. The educational value at MOC is great if you plan to study business, agriculture or religion and you don't plan on moving out of the area. As an out-of-state-student and an English major, I'm now realizing the true value of my degree. MOC's English department is great if you wish to pursue creative writing or continue on to get your masters in English composition. If you're looking to do professional writing or communications I'd be cautious. I took the communications route and found that the majority of the classes I needed weren't offered, there are no faculty on staff specialized in communications, there is a major need for technology updates in the English department and computer labs, the degree is fairly new so the degree plan constantly changes, and the library is terribly outdated. Things may have turned around since I graduated, but be cautious if you're going to MOC, especially if you're majoring in English, Art, Music or History. OH and Whatever you chose DO NOT believe anyone when they tell you the school offers elementary education or any education degree for that matter! Every year I was there I would meet new students who were told they could do education, but MOC DOES NOT have an education department. Elementary education is a one night a week adult program not designed for traditional fresh out of high school students. Furthermore, history ed and English ed students have to do four years at MOC plus a fifth year driving to ECU (45 minutes one way two-four times a week for a yr) for student teaching and Agriculture Ed students have to transfer half way and go to state. Mount Olive has it's good and bad parts just like any other school but the best thing is to know what you want out your education and to know your major b/c that alone makes the biggest difference.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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