THE STUDENTS ARE LAST ON THE LAST WE HAVE TO BEG FOR ATTENTION. THIS COLLEGE IS A MEAN JOKE
the financial aid department is ran by a bunch of idiots. i always ALWAYS have to go to them. they never do your financial aid package. ALL of the financial aid counselors who work there have never solved a problem i had. I ALWAYS end up just opening a new credit card or begging for money from my church. i pay close to $10,000 each semester with 0 help from financial aid. The last time i talk to financial aid they told me this. this is their exact words.
Financial Aid: um yes u have to pay your bill
Me: i know i have to pay it but i need help. the letter u sent me in the mail said to call you so you could help me resolve my problem. and i need help to resolve it
Financial Aid: ummm.....idkk
Me: what? is this the first time this has ever happened to a student in the college? you guys told me this extremely late and i have to graduate next month. you guys dont have any emergency funds to help in situations like this?
Financial Aid: no idk the only thing you can do is pay the bill
Me: omg...could i set up a payment plan
Financial Aid: no you to just pay 9,300 all at once
Me: OMG r u serious there is nothing i could do
Financial Aid: no just pay the bill
Me: is there someone else i could talk to
Financial Aid: here my supervisors number ####
Me: Alright ....bye
Financial Aid: bye
( 2 hrs later the SUPERVISORS ASSISTANT calls me back) and tells me the same exact thing i didnt even sound like he tried to look for anything he was just saying no the whole time. no no no no no no no no ( i was like ok let me just go cause it sounded like i was listen to a broken record )
i mean if i had $9,300 to just pay i would pull it out of my pocket and just pay it or i would be in college if i had money just lying around TO JUST PAY OUTTA NOWHERE
In the arts department there are three good teachers and i wish they had their own school. during class critiques the prof want each student to talk but before we say anything they being to down grade every students work. they dont care if you stayed up all night working your heart out on it. the first question they ask the class about the students work is WHAT DONT U LIKE ABOUT IT ? not tell me one good thing and one bad thing about it. ONLY what you hate about it. this created a lot of tension between the students. there is a graphic design prof there now who always catches attitude with the students and smile in our faces. abusing her power as our teacher. a couple of the students are favored and treat better than others. those students are the one who r able to give 100% to their work all day cause they dont have a job. but the student who work and go to school or have children dont get the same praise when they show their work. also the profs expect u to know everything before teaching it to you. showing off by asking you questions they learned in grad school. also i was trick last yr. my prof and the program direct both told a class full of about 25 or 28 students that if we attended a trip in the city and pay for it with our money we would be reimbursed. had 2 trip to the city which require a train and a taxi and added up to 40 dollars each time. WE DIDNT GET ANY OF OUR MONEY BACK. my friend sent a email to the director and he never responds but walks past our classrooms and each of us everyday without feeling guilty.
also the professor demand that we purchase books each semester to keep up with the class. WE READ THE BOOK ONCE AND THATS IT. the books cost 250 dollars and when we sell them back the man at the book store inspects the book and we get $10 for a 250 book still in perfect condition
also there are two printers available to the students in the arts program. these print break down each and everyday. i swear to you there isnt a day that the print doesnt break. the man who fixes the printer can never be found. when the printer does work and that is rarely it cut a line straight through your reports, term papers, and artwork. then you have to hear it from ur teacher "WHY IS THIS CUT IN YOUR PAPER " ME: IDK THE PRINTER DOES THAT EACH TIME IT PRINT" prof; YOU GUYS HAVE TO BE CAREFUL OF HOW YOU PRINT. YOU ARE VERY CARELESS ABOUT UR ARTWORK oh yea and it also sprays black ink all over the paper.
the professors expect the world and more from their students and slack off 99% of the time even though we are paying for them to help us. the only time they straighten up is we they are showing off our work that they just shitted on us for to potential students looking at joining the program does that making any sense NO.
the online profs are a JOKE i dont where that find them. they are scared to reply to the students and do not take their jobs seriously lol A JOKE. plus i saw a ad on craiglist for a prof to teach at mercy. the person that they hired was very young and lacked good teaching skills. i dont think they cared who they hire it could of been the craiglist killer teaching us. but i guess as long as mercy got their money everything was ok
ALSO THERE ARE NO BONDING EVENTS TO JOIN THE STUDENTS TOGETHER. LEAVING MANY OF THE STUDENTS LOST AND WALKIN AROUND BY THEMSELVES
To sum it all up MERCY COLLEGE
-over priced for no reason ( u pay all this money and get nothing back
-it workers are horrible expect 4 about 2% of it staff
-the financial aid offices are no help at all 100% of the time they dont no what to do ( which leaves me wondering what do they do) probably just say no and idk all day
-PICK ANOTHER SCHOOL DONT GET PULLED IN HERE
ALSO THESE ARENT JUST MY EXPERIENCES THEY ARE COMBINED WITH THE EXPERIENCES OF PEOPLE IN OTHER PROGRAMS, GRADE LEVELS FRESHMEN-SENIORS AND GRADUATES, PARENTS, AND PROFESSORS.
SINCERELY YOUR FORGOTTEN, SCARRED & UNAPPRECIATED MERCY COLLEGE STUDENT OF THE CLASS OF 2011