College Senior 2013-08-01T15:30:54Z
Overall, I really don't have a problem with the teachers at John Wood. They are all helpful. Some even take the extra mile and sitting down with you to make sure that you are getting everything done requried with the course. The only problem I do have with some of the teachers at John Wood is, that some of them are not ment to be teachers. They just talk down to you and make you feel small. The teacher might be good with the subject but transfering it to teach someone else can be hard to understand sometimes.
College Senior 2013-08-01T15:19:16Z
Mostly, my school consits of working class people with full time jobs or families. There isn't alot of clubs to get involved with because everyone that goes there are full time workers or parents. The Instructures overall are very helpful. They try to help their students as much as possible expecially, if they are transfering to higher education. The College staff is willing to take the extra mile to make sure the students get all the help they need to get the degree that he or she is trying to persue. It is hard to make friends because most of the time you would see a classmate would be in the classroom not outside of school. If you are here to get a associates degree or planning on transfering to a higher degree program John Wood Community College is a good place to start!
Recent Alumnus 2013-06-08T05:46:59Z
I love the library that we have on campus. The librarians are very helpful and helped me a lot with my research. Also there are a lot of people there to answer questions about financial aid and payments. We can access our classes online and drop off assignments through the e-companion very easily. The e-mailing system is great. I can find any student and instructor.
Recent Alumnus 2013-06-08T05:42:25Z
The academic flexibility at John Wood is great! I took all afternoon and night classes for two years. I loved it! If you have a full time job and a family then this school is for you.
Recent Alumnus 2013-06-08T05:40:53Z
Our student body is very diverse. Since John Wood is the only community college in our area, there are a lot of people from surrounding towns that come in to study. I have met a lot of people and loved the overall atmosphere because of the student body at John Wood.
Recent Alumnus 2013-06-08T05:36:39Z
I've taken 59 credit hours at John Wood. I am giving John Wood a B+, because I have dealt with a lot of the faculty there and there are some good and bad ones. About half of the instructors I had were terrible! One of my history professors was just atrocious. I learned nothing from the class. He taught from one book in the class and my test and quizzes were based on another book. So I pretty much had to learn everything myself. However I do want to praise the TRIO staff and the upper administrators. They have really helped me out and I'm not sure where I would be today without all of these people.
College Junior 2013-04-08T19:10:06Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
I am happy with the financial aid, but with working full time and going to school, raising a child as a single parent, I think there should be more aid through the school. I do not have time for extra curriculars, so a scholarship that is solely for those students is not for me. There should be a scholarship for the single parent or full time worker.
College Junior 2013-04-08T19:05:53Z
Some credits are unable to be transferred, if I choose to transfer. I do like that you can schedule classes around your work schedule so that you are not missing out on anything. I usually schedule classes through the online portal, but am confused as to why some classes you are unable to drop online. Sometimes you find out a class won't work, but are unable to drop it online. I live 30mi away, which doesn't sound far, but with the price of gas, 60mi roundtrip just to drop a class is a hassle.
College Senior 2013-03-12T19:00:08Z
The computer network at JWCC is awesome. It is fast, and has very useful resources for all of the students. It also has free wifi for students to use.
College Senior 2013-03-12T18:46:28Z
I do not take online courses at John Wood, but they do offer them.
College Junior 2012-05-10T19:58:04Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
I received no financial aid and the way that they structure it is terrible. Most of the people are rude and treat you like you are dumb. Also, the way you apply and sign up for loans is terrible and poorly designed.
College Junior 2011-12-28T17:42:04Z
There are plenty of computers avaliable for use in the library. The only problem is that everyone and there dog is using them. It is near impossible to find an open computer. Also logging into the system is often quite slow. Other than that the wireless internet is plenty fast.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-27T21:53:40Z
Diversity Is Key – At JWCC the diversity I think is what really sets them apart because of all of the different dinamics they have with students.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-27T21:50:37Z
Not What I Had Expected – John Woods circulum is not exactly what it says it will be, most "open learning" classes they say is do your work and turn it in and meet with the teachers when you need the help. But my teacher told me even though I had turned everything in that if I missed more than two days she would drop me for being absent too mcuh.
College Freshman 2011-10-21T23:44:07Z
Mostly, my school consists of nontraditional students. People who already have families and jobs who are coming back to college. It's mostly a white, middle class group of people.
College Freshman 2011-10-21T23:42:45Z
Online courses are very easy once you get used to them. Yet, you don't get the close professor/student relationship and the peer to peer interaction like you would in a traditional classroom. If you are good at figuring things out on your own, and generally like school then online courses should not be an issue for you.
College Junior 2011-09-12T16:35:10Z
Very Career Orientented – The majority of students that go to this school are focused on going straight into the work force. Therefore most degrees are oriented for those kind of people. However, if you are a younger student who wants to transfer, they aren't very helpful at all.
College Junior 2011-09-12T16:32:17Z
Less Structure – I am in all open learning classes which is similar to online except you meet with your teacher once a week. I was nervous about starting, however it is going fine. The only difficulty is that there is so little structure that it is hard to manage my time.
College Junior 2011-09-12T16:28:16Z
Ok With Choice – It is an ok choice, I just needed to go to school and not just sit around and do nothing. Considering this was the absolutly cheapest solution, that is the main reason I'm going here. It is an alright school and I have a few friends. Not really learning much because I know most of the material.
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