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| As an active duty Marine, AMU has given me the chance to finish my degree. The quality of the education is quite amazing, the same if not better than "residential universities" because these courses make you think critically. Taking courses through AMU not only gives you a higher education but helps with the discipline of time management. Being active duty and finishing a degree will look great on a resume. Yes there is some fuss concerning AMU accreditation, but they are in the final stages of regional accreditation. AMU is nationally accredited, and this means you can use your degree to do really anything that is not science related (since there is no lab, you won't get into med school). A person can go commissioned in the armed forces now since the Defense Department has recognized a degree obtained from national schools. Also many grad schools except these degrees. I have asked 10 law schools concerning the accreditation and every one replied they had no problem with it. With the BA degree from AMU, I have been accepted into various law schools. So as you can see, degrees from AMU are great! |
|Nov 24 2003|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2004 |
| It's important to consider what you intend to get out of AMU before enrolling in the University. If you seek distance education in a mainstream subject such as business or psychology, or are looking to transfer your AMU credits elsewhere, then you might be better suited going through another University for your education. However, if you're looking for an education in intelligence or military studies, then AMU is one of the best in the world, and improving every day. In many cases, you actually learn from the history-makers of the last fifty years at your own pace. I've been able to complete a bachelor's degree through the University in three years, while on active duty. It would have taken me much longer at most other colleges.|
Perhaps the biggest complaint against the University is the lack of regional accreditation. This is not as big an issue as one might think. I've never heard of someone not being selected for a job because their degree was from a nationally, vice regionally accredited school. Indeed, if seeking employment from the federal government, it is illegal for them to deny you work based on this fact alone.
AMU is, in many ways, the University of the future, as it provides an opportunity to pursue a self-paced college education for those with inflexible schedules. With few barriers to admission, the University can at once educate the very able (read Ivy League potential), and those needing additional assistance (read difficulty with Community College). Perhaps it's this mass-appeal which disturbs many, however it has been the experience of this student that aversions to the University and its nontraditional nature are as much a result of intellectual snobbery as they are legitimate complaints.
|Oct 06 2003|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2003 |