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| Overall my experience was good and now I have a BS degree. Some of the course work was essentially teach yourself but I think that is part of the experience of doing it online. Also this school is geared more towards nursing and not so much towards engineering. I am glad I did it though and am working on a master's degree at the same institution. I can't really say anything about the campus because I did the whole program online and have only passed in on the highway once. |
|Oct 07 2013|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2013 |
| Alright, so here's the thing: Thomas Edison's coursework (i.e. assignments) are fine. I'm taking mostly literature courses, which is my area of study, so that's okay. However, when I've needed to interact with the professors (keep in mind everything has to be conducted via email except on the rare occasions a professor gives their phone number, because I'm an online student. For this reason also, disregard the grades given in the category 'The University'), I've found the professors to respond extremely slowly, and when they do respond, they rarely have useful advice.|
For example, one assignment I've had to submit was an outline for a final paper. I'm supposed to be accepting feedback from my professor and revising the outline, and I've been able to do that once. However, it takes my professor four days minimum (minimum!) to give me feedback, or even answer my email, and so far it seems they have not learned how to use the online classroom, despite it having been implemented back in May, and therefore they apparently can't look at my revised assignment because they don't know how. The final paper, not the outline, is due Saturday of next week. It's a twelve page paper. I need more than a week to write a twelve page paper to my satisfaction, and what's more, I have several other classes I have to contend with as well (and all of them are extremely overzealous about assigning work).
I've tried contacting the offices of student-professor relations to see if I can get any help from people with more authority, but I've left messages with three different offices and never heard from any of them (this was several months ago). When I do hear back from them, they give you the runaround without ever actually getting you an answer. Otherwise, TESC seems to have a pretty good system in place as far as accepting transferred credits (they'll take almost anything) and having a term start at the beginning of each month, which means you can complete things as fast as you wish. I'm just trying to finish my degree, but so far I've just wanted to tear my hair out several times.
|Sep 13 2013|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2014 |