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Complaint Review: Northcentral University

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  • Submitted: Wed, November 21, 2012
  • Updated: Fri, December 28, 2012

  • Reported By: John DuBose — APO Internet United States of America
Northcentral University
10000 East University Drive Prescott Valley, AZ Internet United States of America

Northcentral University Dropped me while me in my dissertation phase Internet

*Consumer Comment: Similar Situation- Not Enough Support to Succeed

*Consumer Comment: Don't Blame Your Failures On The University

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I was enrolled in my DIS IV course for the second time, getting ready to turn in my 3rd assignment, Happy because I made my final payment to the course and I am blocked. Get an email saying I was dropped from the program because I had to repeat my DIS I course and this is the second time. After 5 years with NCU 30,000+ USD. I am living in Belgium working full time as a teacher and BAM Dropped. The policy was true but I thought after talking with my advisor that the review was OK. I mean I was in the course sending in assignments. But no. Good bye, so long, thanks for your time. Now I have to wait 10 days while my grievance is reviewed. Wish me luck all. If not I will be looking for an ABD program. I am crushed. NCU You have made this Old
Vet cry. Thanks? won't let me return but they say I earned a Masters in education.

I already have a masters in education

Your request to return to the University has been denied. After failing two DIS courses, your record was evaluated and it was found that you were not making satisfactory academic progress in your degree program.

Based on the credits you have earned in your time at Northcentral University, you do qualify for a Master of Education degree.

The Master of Education program will use the following credits:

Fundamentals: ED5003, EDR7000

Specialization: ED5012, ED5016, ED5014, ED5025, ED5029, ED5035

Electives: IL5003, RSH9102E

Research/Capstone: RSH9101E, RSH9104E

Whatever remaining credits you have available after conferring the above will remain on your transcript.

If you wish to proceed with earning your Master of Education degree, you will want to contact the re-entry team at returninglearner@ncu.edu to begin the process. It has been noted in your file that you qualify for this option.

As a reminder, all members of the Northcentral University community are expected to conduct themselves in a highly professionally manner.

Please note that all of your concerns have been considered, researched and properly addressed. The concerns were heard by the Provost and are considered closed.

What a day. I was enrolled in my DIS IV course for the second time, getting ready to turn in my 3rd assignment, Happy because I made my final payment to the course and I am blocked. Get an email saying I was dropped from the program because I had to repeat my DIS I course and this is the second time. After 5 years with NCU 30,000+ USD. I am living in Belgium working full
time as a teacher and BAM Dropped. The policy was true but I thought after talking with my advisor that the review was OK. I mean I was in the course sending in assignments. But no. Good bye, so long, thanks for your time. Now I have to wait 10 days while my grievance is reviewed. Wish me luck all. If not I will be looking for an ABD program. I am crushed. NCU You have made this Old Vet cry. Thanks?

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#1 Consumer Comment

Similar Situation- Not Enough Support to Succeed

AUTHOR: Golden - (U.S.A.)

Many students are getting stuck in the dissertation phase at Northcentral. Mainly because is it difficult to progress through a dissertation at brick and mortar schools.  Unfortunately students teach themselves and receive little guidance, especially with so many changes. 

I would file a complaint with the Higher Learning Commission because one of the criterion has to do with
"student learning and instructor teaching." They cannot help you get back in NCU but they need to know that the model is not working. Not enough people complain and try to fight the battle alone, therefore losing alone.

I do not think they really read appeals or grievances. I think they have their minds made up. I am not in the military, but I am told it is not military  friendly. It is just not a good school to get a doctorate. They state many things on paper but do not uphold their own policies, implement continuous change, which goes against the student and tell you it is in the student's best interest.

I did not fail any of my DIS courses, but did not pass the concept paper and no milestones after 3 courses. There are many students in the same boat, but the school said my 7 years was up although I only attended 3.5 years and was given a new enrollment date after being gone for 4 years. 

In all honesty, I don't really think they care. It is all about money and not about the student. File a comment on Senator Harkins website (on for-profit schools). The word needs to be out there to let people know what is going on. I was also offered a Master Degree. 


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Don't Blame Your Failures On The University

AUTHOR: Justin - (United States of America)

Dude, you failed two dissertation courses! Two of them! Or maybe you failed one dissertation twice. You failed it twice! Maybe you are not cut out to have a doctorate. Passing comps is one thing, the dissertation is whole other beast that is designed to truly test your intellectual abilities. That's what I don't get about students of "for-profit universities". They want the same prestige as the non-profit B&M, but when they don't get what they want, they complain about how they spent so much money as if they deserve a degree because they paid so much money.... no it doesn't work like that in academia or the real world. Money does not equal degree. You have to work hard for it. Not everyone who pays tuition will see a Doctorate degree. Thousands of students flunk their comp exams twice and are dismissed from their doctorate programs. Thousands of students are unsuccessful in their oral defense of their dissertation. Do they go and blame the university for their failure? No. Because even though you complete all of the work, the doctorate is not guaranteed until you successfully complete all of your work. That's how it works in academia. Best of luck to you, but don't blame NCU for your failures as a student and have the nerve to file a complaint on ripoffreport. NCU owes you nothing. They gave you ample opportunity to prove yourself worthy of a doctorate and you failed. You ripped off yourself, as you should have taken steps to avoid failure the first time it happened.
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