College Freshman 2013-05-10T17:57:05Z
Some of the professors are fairly flexible and understanding, although not all of them. I suppose that's how a regular college would be as well, so it's not something unique to the school. The administration is less so, but you can occasionally find someone a little more understanding.
College Sophomore 2013-05-08T15:16:18Z
I have so far not had any particular issues with my online courses. At times it may feel like the instructors take a little while to grade your work, but they have always returned my grades to me within a week.
College Sophomore 2013-05-08T15:13:55Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
The whole process was pretty straight-forward and self-explanatory. I had no issues navigating their financial aid system.
College Sophomore 2013-05-03T23:46:01Z
The flexibility of this learning method can't be beat for me. I'm a working mother and I take care of a disabled husband and son. I simply couldn't attend a standard school. The online courses fit my life. It still takes excellent time management skills, but AMU/ APU makes it possible.
College Sophomore 2013-05-03T23:39:49Z
excellent online system I've tried many this is by far the best.
College Junior 2013-05-03T19:43:22Z
I take online classes through the school, so computer's are very important. I have never had any trouble with the site being down or any issues with my work timing out or anything. Their online system is one of the better online programs that are out there.
College Junior 2013-05-03T19:38:18Z
I am currently enrolled in APUS online school. They have great resources to help you through papers and classroom work. They have a great online library, which helps out since we cannot be on campus and in an actual library. They really try to make it as campus feel as possible.
College Junior 2013-05-03T19:36:09Z
I am currently enrolled in online classes with this institution since my husband and I are stationed overseas. Since I cannot be on a campus to enjoy the perks of campus life APUS has created facebook groups for the different majors, so you can connect with others in your same field and share helpful information and maybe even make a great contact for a future job once you graduate. They even have a group based upon their honor program that people are in when they make a certain grade point average throughout the year. It really is great!
College Sophomore 2013-05-03T02:26:26Z
Getting pretty good grades for being out of school for several years now and just jumping back in to it. Great teachers helping with every question I have.
College Sophomore 2013-04-29T19:37:59Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Not much for help. They did give me a list of schorships that most did not apply.
College Junior 2013-04-28T21:15:14Z
APU, being an online university, means that a reliable network is a must. I did not experience any problems during my first course, but if I do in the future I already know who to contact.
College Junior 2013-04-28T21:12:15Z
The online library is great. It's the same system I used during my undergrad so I'm really comfortable doing research.
College Senior 2013-04-21T19:41:13Z
I think in overall the academic experience is great as long as one stays focused and determined. Instructors are always ready and available to help. That's what really counts for me.
College Senior 2013-04-21T19:36:26Z
Online studies are very challenging one must admit. However once the decision is made to go for it, there should be no greater obstacle but your own ability to organize and manage time for your endeavor. APUS instructors have always been there to provide and share their knowledge each time I have needed it throughout and even after a course!
College Junior 2013-04-19T18:57:48Z
I honestly LOVE American Public University. I transferred into APU from another online school. The classes are long enough that you have time to learn the information (and remember it) but they're short enough to where you don't feel like you're wasting your time. I'm only in my third or fourth class, but all of the professors that I have had, have been completely fantastic. They've always responded to emails and phone calls quickly, and since I have had some health issues lately, the teachers were really helpful in giving me time to catch up in class after a surgery.
College Senior 2013-04-17T16:42:25Z
As this is an online school if you are not able to have access to a computer all the time it will hinder your ability to complete schoolwork.
College Senior 2013-04-17T16:39:18Z
As the school is an on-line university everything is provided online. The library is very quick about getting access to materials that must be borrowed through the university system.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-15T10:08:18Z
The online systems is very easy to use. The class length was perfect for me. I missed the face to face interaction and would have liked a time where students can log on and "skype" with the professor. It would have made my experience that much better.
College Senior 2013-04-07T09:28:11Z
I am a psychology major (undergraduate). The class workload is intensive, mainly because the classes are 8 weeks in length. There are times I have been stressed out about getting everything completed. Once I got on a schedule and as long as I stay organized everything works out okay. I have not heard of any internships or job opportunities through the school (APUS) but I have not looked very much yet since I am still more than a year away from graduating. I plan to look for internship programs and jobs the school affiliates with, if any, when I am about 6 months from graduating.
College Senior 2013-04-07T09:12:09Z
I am in the Bachelors of Psychology program and for the most part I love it. 90% of the professors have been very involved in the class and with the students. Interacting with classmates was a new experience for me online but I like the concept and how I respond to classmates forum papers that we write on a weekly basis. The way our classes are arranged makes me feel like a part of the class and not just a "student". I feel my past knowledge and weekly learning information is utilized thru the classroom. Since the classes are 8 weeks, the pace is fast and there is a lot of weekly reading and workload, but I would not be able to attend college if it were not for online classes and APU works well for me.
College Senior 2013-04-07T09:02:37Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
the university fees are very reasonable. I have always had difficulty getting my financial aid completed and accepted- I would say that is the worst part of any experience I have had at APU. Not being able to meet with someone at financial aid one-on-one is the only down side to online classes at APU. I wish there was a way to be able to find a private loan company that works with single parents who have lost their jobs because that is the place I am in right now. I have had some difficulty getting responses from the financial aid dept., but I know they are extremely busy. One piece of advice I would give someone is to stay on top of your financial aid all the time.
College Sophomore 2013-04-04T19:51:00Z
The career counselors are pretty responsive when you contact them. The school also offers special webinars and chat sessions for different majors. Over the last year, they've offered 3 different events for my major.
College Sophomore 2013-04-04T19:47:08Z
APUS has a campus dedicated to military members called AMU. The classrooms are still mixed with military and civilians, I find it is beneficial to have college classes with other military members. It's such an integral part of your life when you are military; we're a different culture. It's nice to be able to connect to other students so quickly because of that similiar culture.
College Sophomore 2013-04-04T18:06:17Z
I've had quite a few upper level Psychology classes with very involved professors. One even offered to write me a letter of recommendation for graduate school; it was greatly appreciated because it was a harder class that I made sure to work harder at. Unfortunately, some of the professors were barely involved. Overall, my experience has been great with the professors at AMU.
College Senior 2013-04-03T15:01:39Z
Depending on the course, the material is challenging and thought provoking or irrelevant. Most of the time, I did not received feedback from the course instructors, even when I specifically requested it via e-mail. At one point, APUS was undergoing a system transition and the instructors would reference materials or links that were not on the system the course was using at the time. On the whole, the experience was not very positive.
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