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| This whole transition into Hunter has been a nightmare.|
If the staff were nicer, it might not be so bad, but they are downright condescending and openly treat you how you feel about some customers at your own job, but hide because ITS YOUR JOB. I have never dealt with ruder people. Lady (Rivera) in Fin. Aid literally told me "Oh well." today when I illustrated that finding out my tuition due date was being deferred tomorrow would be too late when my schedule was dropped.
I am not new to transferring and attending college. I started at a community college, transferred to another when I moved and then to Hunter when I maxed out my associates with my last school. Both of those SUNY schools were fine. I did everything on my own and didn't need my hand held- they were pretty organizing in having the resources available to you so you could self-educate. The second had some mixups with financial aid but nothing insane. Hunter on the other hand is extremely convoluted with the way they do things. First of all, I was under the impression I HAD to take a transfer orientation session to register,as that is what everyone kept telling me. So I waited. BAD IDEA. I didn't register until after New Years (as the weeks leading up to Christmas is impossible to do anything in) and I have all garbage courses just to keep my schedule. Financial aid also takes forever. Do no trust anything on the website as far as financial aid is concerned. Go straight to Financial Aid and ignore the fact they are rude and are trying push you out. Ask them everything you need to get done and don't take being passed to the next department. My first day there, I got shuffled to 5 different offices so my shit could get done. This is also the first school where I had to physically visit the head of a dept or whatever to declare my major. I ended up having to call into work to get this done as he wasn't there until late afternoon- ridiculous. Also, making you pay the balance in full before the semester even begins is unfair and insane. They wouldn't take any proof of my financial aid being on its way as an excuse to defer my due date, so I will probably lose my entire garbage schedule tomorrow and have to register even worse classes.
|Jan 16 2008|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2010 |
| As someone interested in religion, I was attracted to the program's committment in teaching the world's religions "without doctrinal bias". After one or two classes, I came to understand that that statement is nothing but a farce as the faculty tries to inculcate you with their sublimated Christian doctrines. |
The curriculum is hopeless antiquated and it relies on theorists such as Tillich, Otto, and Eliade, while eschewing the incorporation of any other academic disciplines... and it shows. The faculty can preach pretty well by drawing on some special gnosis that no one else but they seem to be privy to. However, when a student asks a question that shows any inconsistencies, you can watch them quiver and disguise their ignorance of the matter by referring to the tired old formulaic explanation. God is mysterious. When pressed, they get angry, mark you down as the trouble maker, then spread the word to the rest of the faculty to insure a miserable time for you. I am so glad I am getting out of here.
|Oct 18 2005|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2007 |