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Anybody else attend University of Phoenix?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by treemanx, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    I just began class last monday with The University of Phoenix for my degree in Criminal Justice, and I wondered if there was anyone else on NWFA that is attending or has attended this school.

    So far it seems to be pretty good, and the great part is that it is considered full time enrollment, but doesnt effect family time too much and I can still work a full time job since it is 100% online. -tree
     
  2. bwells

    bwells Longview Member

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    I haven't taken any courses through there, but I have been working on a business degree through Thomas Edison State in Trenton, NJ. So far it's been great. I'm just finishing up my second semester, and I have two more to go. It counts as full time enrollment for G.I. Bill benefits, which is great.
     
  3. raindog

    raindog Portland, OR Active Member

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    If you are considering a distance learning degree, you should research at

    http://forums.degreeinfo.com/

    Great forum.

    I have heard mixed things about Phoenix, but the folks at degreeinfo could give you a lot more advice.
     
  4. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    Thanks, I'm not looking for advice dude, I already began classes. Im well aware of my options and I thought Phoenix looked like the best. Not trying to be an a-hole but, read the OP.




    My friends wife actually just recently had her graduation ceremony for the completion of her Bachelors in Accounting with the University of Phoenix. She had a slightly different curriculum then I, but she said she enjoyed attending Phoenix and thought it was great after her 4-5 years of attendance.
     
  5. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    Is that an online degree program?
     
  6. bwells

    bwells Longview Member

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    Yep, 100% online. They're an accredited state school, but they only have an administration building and offices, no classrooms. And I bet it's very similar to the setup that Phoenix and all the other online schools use. They use Blackboard, which is the same system that WSU in Vancouver uses for some of their courses, and I know my buddy is using it through some of his courses at LCC in Longview.

    I only went with them because they transferred all my CC credits and lots of credits from my Navy schools that I went to, which left me with about four classes left for my first BS. After that, I figured it was easier to stay there do anything else. Good luck with your courses.
     
  7. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Interesting - let us know how it goes. I'm not sure how I'd do in an online learning environment - I'll be curious to hear what you think about it.
     
  8. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    I am just beginning my second week, so I am still pretty new to it. But I have done enough assignments and discussion that I have gotten a good grasp of how everything works. In my opinion it's great so far, going to be an excellent way for me to get my degree without changing my life around to fit going to traditional school.

    If you get online everyday to do other things, and have a little spare time in the evenings that you could give to assignments and discussions, you could do it also. It's really not much more than that.
     
  9. bwells

    bwells Longview Member

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    True, but I always seem to get distracted by other things online, like NWFA.
     
  10. ohsocountry1

    ohsocountry1 clackamas oregon Member

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    so if your going for criminal justice what does that lead into.... hope i dont sound to stupid hahaha