College Senior 2013-07-23T22:08:41Z
I submitted my transcripts with my initial application to Walden. When I accepted my spot at the school, my credits were automatically transferred and applied to the appropriate GE's, with no actions on my end. Very easy!
Your degree progress report is available 24/7 from Walden and is always up to date. It is helpful for planning classes out. I have only take one GE at Walden, as I started straight into my upper division classes as soon as I transferred here, but I have not had a problem getting into a single class in a year and a half. The upper division classes can be taken in almost any order - most do not have pre-requisites beyond lower division classes, which is nice.
I added a concentration to my major and have found it simple to work the two together. There is no order I am forced to take the classes in, so I plan them depending on my schedule outside of school and all has been hassle-free thus far.
Overall, I am very please with the academic flexibility at Walden.
College Senior 2013-07-23T22:02:31Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Having studied at a traditional public university and an online university, I have to admit that it is frustrating not to be able to walk into a financial aid office and sit with someone face-to-face until all financial aid issues are worked out.
While Walden's online portal is easily accessible and often helpful, accessibility to live financial aid officers is limited to weekdays during normal work hours. Most students at Walden are full-time employees as well, making it very difficult to spend an hour on the phone trying to speak with someone.
Financial aid itself is not bad, and tuition is average compared to any private school, but accessibility of a live person to help with administrative financial issues is very low.
College Senior 2013-07-23T21:58:38Z
As a public health major, the availability of different concentrations was a big draw for me. The professors are also great in this major. They are all very involved in public health programs and/or giving back to the community outside of academia. It is encouraging to see their success in the field and experience an array of possible careers via interactions with professors.
College Senior 2013-07-23T21:56:46Z
I completed almost all of my GE's at UCLA. I expected the "upper division" classes in the public health major to be more challenging. While I can choose to push myself above and beyond the basic class requirements to learn more from each class, I am not as stimulated by class interactions/discussions as I hoped to be.
My curriculum does cover all aspects of public health and my concentration that are necessary to prepare me for graduate school.
College Senior 2013-07-23T21:53:11Z
I am still an undergrad but it is already clear that the alumni network is strong. My negative is that Walden U is an online school, and almost all faculty have online graduate degrees. While this is irrelevant to their teaching abilities, it does limit they help they can give toward getting into a normal campus-based graduate school.
College Senior 2013-07-22T18:06:03Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
I suppose the fees are average of what it costs for an education. The financial Aid department has worked with me well and reminded and updated me as to all the forms and procedures I needed.
College Senior 2013-07-22T18:04:20Z
Studying here at Walden University has been a great experience. There is great information that will pertain to what I want to continue in my career. Online school has been most beneficial for me because I can study at my pace and at the hours that I need. I have a family and a job to attend to. I think it is a great experience.
College Senior 2013-07-22T17:58:45Z
Students that I meet on line seem to have great goals and integrity. Everyone is heard.
College Senior 2013-07-22T17:53:57Z
Everything is at my fingertips. Administrations and professors communicate and respond in timely manner..
College Senior 2013-07-22T17:53:04Z
I attend online school and love it for the flexibility, integrity and convince so that I can get my education.
College Senior 2013-07-21T02:35:49Z
I feel they are very flexible. You are able to complete the classwork on your own availability, but is still very demanding.
College Senior 2013-07-19T17:21:06Z
I am a part of an on-line school, so my interaction with everyone is by phone, e-mail, or discussion forum. The Psychology team (students and staff) seem to be very dedicated to each other. It does not feel as if you are on your own when you are trying to complete school. Walden University realizes the diverse life challenges that many of their students face. I am a mother with bills to pay and sometimes run into challenges with time and energy. Logging on to Walden and talking to my classmates and staff gives me that extra push to move forward and know that I am doing this to better the future for myself and my children.
College Senior 2013-07-19T17:16:43Z
Keep in mind I attend an on-line school. Therefore, this is one that is rather hard to answer. Unless the student discusses it in chat or the discussion questions, it is hard to see/know the differences. I do, though, enjoy when others do share their experiences in life, what got them to come back to school, and the direction in which they are going. With that, I think that it helps other students by knowing someone else may not have the same issues going on, but they have a team of students that want them to succeed. This is the most supportive institution I have ever seen. There are many times that I have consulted other students about not understanding something, and they have pulled together (putting aside their personal schedules) to help out. The professors have also impressed me in that manner. There has never been a time in which the professors have let me down by not helping me understand the material to the best of my abilities.
College Senior 2013-07-19T17:13:19Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Although the tuition is higher than the previous school I attended, I do understand that this is an on-line school. The more that I am paying is offset by the fact that the staff make themselves readily available for my needs. The professors showcase the fact that they truly care about the understanding that the students have about the material they are presenting. I would rather pay more for a school that cares than less for one who doesn't.
College Senior 2013-07-19T17:11:17Z
I am not too sure about this. I do know, though, that Walden University is a very goal-oriented school. I have called several times for questions and receive an answer that explains everything that I need to know. They also provide follow-up questions to ensure that I understand and help with guiding me any further.
College Junior 2013-07-19T01:59:06Z
This is a great school for the working professional!
College Sophomore 2013-07-18T23:20:25Z
Most of the students are hardworking adults, and they are very polite and receptive to comments.
College Sophomore 2013-07-18T23:12:32Z
The library uses a feature that allows you to search for class readings by class. This saves so much time, rather than searching for readings individually.
College Sophomore 2013-07-18T23:06:10Z
So far I haven't learned anything new, and I expected the teachers to be more involved, but I suppose I am simple unused to an online learning environment.
College Sophomore 2013-07-18T23:02:15Z
As an online community, the resources are primarily online, but everything is easy to find and the staff are very friendly and accessible. The university wants the students to succeed, so they have provided several learning resources and opportunities.
College Student 2013-07-16T11:19:58Z
sometimes other students didn't respond in the correct time frame of assignments
College Student 2013-07-16T11:18:27Z
it went very smooth. i applied before looking at schools
College Student 2013-07-16T11:12:17Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
i think the tuition is right for what i learned already.
my enrollment advisor was great
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-08T01:23:15Z
The online resources are good. The library tends to be cumbersome, but I found if I do a Google Scholar search and get the DOI, I am able to pull up my literature or articles with little problems.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-08T01:23:00Z
I appreciate the manner by which all the curriculum has been specific to my degree plan.
Of course the items that are not specific to the degree, things like ethics or different sciences, are more difficult, but fulfilling when the classes have been accomplished.
I find the workload to be manageable.
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