ED Magedson – Founder
University of PhoenixPhoenix Az Phoenix, Arizona United States of America
Advice for people who want to learn . . .
Virtually all on-line, for-profit schools are scams, or just a bad deal for the student. I am a retired engineer with a degree in electrical engineering from an accredited State University. I know what real honest study is all about. After graduation, I worked a productive career with a major corporation for over 32 years. The company I worked for would not even consider hiring an applicant with a degree from U of Phoenix nor from virtually any other on-line, for-profit, so-called universities. We hired from schools like U of Florida, U of Michigan, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Univ of Miami, and a host of others. Engineers, and other professionals need to know how to perform real professional work, and this cant be done on a delusion of knowing something.
A real university will have entry requirements such as SAT scores, and require a relatively high Grade Point Average (GPA) in your high school studies. The reason for this is that university study requires intelligence (above average IQ), and the ability to read and write, use computers and so on. Your GPA is one indicator of your ability to learn the advanced knowledge and skills that a university teaches. If you dont have these qualifications you wont be able to keep up with the class work. A real State university, or real private university or college, will maintain their academic standards, and will fail students that dont perform academically. They wont lie to students by giving inflated grades for learning nothing; the U of Phoenix type schools will deceive you in this way.
A for-profit university like U of Phoenix, and many others
in the same category, will accept anyone with a pulse, as long as you can come
up with the money to pay them. Then they will issue high grades for inferior
work. This is all a dishonest and damaging to the student, that will owe
potentially tens of thousands of dollars, and will not have any employable
skill at the end, even if graduation is achieved. Read the hundreds, if not
thousands, of complaints all over the internet about U of Phoenix, and other
schools like them.
Heres what you need to do if you are ready to pursue an
education. Check in with a guidance counselor at your local community college
or junior college. If you dont have a high school diploma, they will guide you
on how you get that done. These schools often will have an open enrolment
without a GPA threshold, at least on a probationary basis, and will give you an
opportunity to catch up on knowledge you did not learn in high school. This
kind of school will offer what are essentially remedial courses so you can
upgrade your basic knowledge and skills to the level you will need to honestly
succeed in the academic work at the level of a university. The cost to do this
is relatively low, and many of these remedial courses, and courses that will
actually count toward a legitimate Associates Degree, are offered on line. The
local community college will be integrated with the State university system,
and their courses passed with a good grade will transfer to a real State university.
Theres no free lunch in life. But, there are real paths to
legitimate success, and these cost less than U of Phoenix. Real university graduates
make up the professionals in many technical, business and social fields. The
public depends on these people to know their stuff, so they can deliver competent
services that we all count on. Someone who was duped to go through a fake university, and knows
little, cannot function as a professional in society.
Do your research; go to the local community college and get
the honest overview of your options. Dont get sucked in by these scam
so-called universities, that basically rip off the taxpayers, when you cant
pay off the student loans you took out to pay the U of Phoenix, or their cousin
scams. One day, with enough public outcry, the scam shools will be shut down, especially
as the government tries to cut waste and abuse in its budgets going forward.
A wise man once said, A fool and his money are soon separated. This will be the case if you sign up with U of Phoenix, or schools like them. Be honest with yourself, get the straight scoop go visit an admissions counselor at a community college.
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