ED Magedson – Founder
American Public UniversityInternet USA
American Public University Student Loan Regulations/SAP requirements Internet
After speaking to some former students of American Public University I decided to enroll in classes. The first year of school was fine. The classes were okay, nothing special and about what I expected for internet classes. And then the next year started and it was a completely different story. That's when it all went down hill.
I enrolled for two classes for the semester. The first class started and I noticed that the syllabus posted by the professor was not even for the class I was registered...and the assignment due dates were all dated for the past semester. I emailed the professor and asked him what was going on. His response to me was that it was an error in the system and that he would fix it but to go ahead and complete the assignments...HUH? How can I hand in assignments when I dont know what to read and dont know when they are do? Never got a response and a week later he never fixed the problem. Curious I went into the class roster and noticed that there were only two students attending his course. I droppoed the course.
The second class started a few weeks later. All was find the first couple of weeks. During this time I moved to another state. I submitted three papers online..they were never graded. After I handed in the third paper I questioned the professor about a problem I had submitting the third paper. He responded that they papers were late. I explained that I had moved. He refused to grade them at all instead of deducting points. The papers were literally 1 hour late because of the new time difference. In addition to that he refused to respond to emails. Posted grades four weeks after classes started. I handed in a fourth paper and he said for some reason he could not "see" it online and asked me to resend. I resent and he refused to grade that paper as well. So this is a eight week course. He refused to grade four of my assignments.
At this point I call the financial aid office and tell the rep what is going on. I tell her that the professor is refusing to grade my assignments and at this point even if I complete the last four assignments there is NO way I will pass.I ask her if I can drop the class. She tells me NO I cannot drop the class or the government will file a title IV against me. So I email the professor and ask if it is even worth it for me to hand in any additional assignments at this point. He refused to answer my question instead saying he posted grades.
At that point I decide to not hand in any additoinal work. I fail the class which I would have failed anyways. I get a notice from the school saying that they are filing a title IV against me because I failed the course (which the rep never told me, she only said dont drop the course). I call and now they say I cant get financial aid at all because the F has lowered my GPA below the requirement.
So I filed an appeal and told them about the situation with the professor. The appeal was declined.
Two bad professors and now I have had to drop out of school and have a title IV filed against me. This school is trouble. They are out for a quick buck and are not concerned about their students. I am unemployed and cannot afford to pay cash for classes right now but when I do I will be enrolling at another more professional university. Please keep in mind I am a "B" student and this is the first F I have received from this school. After seeing my good grades and then this sudden "F" they should have established that the problem was the professor and NOT me.
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