I was a student at South University online, and I have read the articles on here. I agree with what Tom said. They do pressure you into signing up for their school, you do get charged for an entire class if you even just sign into the class once. I decided to drop a class after the first assignment and I was charged for the entire class. The instructors are okay, but they want to keep sending you to the online tutoring center for help. That is because, after so much time using the online tutoring services, they start charging you for them. I think that if you need help, then the instructor should be willing to help you, not try to push you off on someone else. Also, they messed up my financial aid, so that if I wanted to attend a different college, I would have to wait so many months or pay out of my pocket. (Sucks for me) when I was on the phone with them, I told them that I was unemployed and wasn't interested in attending college yet. Well, they persisted. The only reason they even had my information, was because I applied for a job on a website, and I believe that they may have something to do with that site as well, because each time I applied for a job there, I would get a call from SU. You are better off just buying the text books and teaching yourself, that is what you will end up doing anyways. also, a percentage of your grade is based on classroom participation. That breaks down to, telling your classmates what they did wrong or right and giving them information on how they can improve or asking if they can help you. You end up feeling like the teacher and hurting people's feelings in the process. I do not recommend this school or any affiliated schools. They will suck your pocket books dry.