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When my online class ended with no warning,Other
When my online class ended with no warning, the Extension office told me they wouldn't believe any screenshots I sent them to prove that their system didn't send me notifications. They refused to give me the one month extension. Instead, they wanted me to pay for the whole class again just to finish the last lesson and final exam. The employees were rude and entirely unhelpful.
Male -- Class 2000
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My initial intention in terms of academic wok was to pursuQuite BrightPsychology
My initial intention in terms of academic wok was to pursue my education beyond a BA distinction but I was not admitted into any of the programs for which I had applied. Due to the lack of marketability my field of study has, it has been difficult for me to find work both at the professional level as well as at the lower level(jobs not requiring a college education). At the professional level, I believe my lack of success is due to not possessing the skills necessary to perform the job as required from the perspective of the employer. At the lower level, I feel that employers are hesitant to hire me because despite years of experience within these capacities they fear that either my tenure will most likely be short as I would probably accept a full-time professional job if offered by another organization or that I may be to difficult to mange. I have reached out to the college of liberal arts for assistance in career acquisition but to no avail. I am now in thousands of dollars in debt with no real prospects presenting themselves. I have developed an almost complete disdain for the university's college of liberal arts and would be delighted to see it burn to the ground.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
Starting Job: Client Services Representative; Preparedness: F Reputation: C-
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Your grades will be basically random and notSuper BrilliantPhysics
Your grades will be basically random and not reflect your actual understanding of the material, and professors won't be helpful in fixing them. Some don't even understand the material themselves. The old buildings are falling apart, and you will spend more time in them then you will in the new, nicer buildings (this will bug you, even if you think it won't). You are the cereal number they give you in your acceptance letter for the rest of your time here, few professors will ever know you. I'm a junior and my average class size is still around 150, they say class sizes get smaller, they lie.

Get to know your professors, being friends with professors will get you good grades, I repeat, from someone who has a 3.5 (and should have higher), being friends with professors will get you better grades then studying could ever do (its shockingly bad). No one knows anything, the university doesn't hesitate to cut corners everywhichway they can, even hiring early 20 something's to give career advice (with great tips like: if you want more money to spend, just don't save for retirement). No body on the faculty knows or cares who you are, and all the professors focus on research. Some will get very angry if you go to office hours if they have a deadline to meet. You are not just secondary to their research, but on the bottom of the list of things they care about.This university is absolutely shocking.

2nd Year Female -- Class 2016
Useful Schoolwork: A+, Scholastic Success: F
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