Virginia College Reviews
There are currently 17 reviews of Virginia College
Reviewed by: Natasha S, Associate in medical-office-administration-management on May 14th, 2011 featured
I Have been attending VC since October 2010 and enjoyed it so far. I recently transfer over to VCO for personal reasons, so far so good. But to other former students of VC...is this school really not accredited by alot of different companies? I have been hearing this for awhile now and just was wondering before I get too far into the years. Please anyone with any information let me know.
Reviewed by: Carolyn W on February 7th, 2010 featured
I have been attending VCO since April of 2009, and have never had any problems with the instructors or the advisor. Any time I have a question i can call and the problem is immediately resolved. As for the money from the grants or loans, it depends on how you filled out your paperwork. I attended another school back in 2004 and I will say VCO isthe best..
Reviewed by: Eyerusalem S, Master in web-design-schools on September 20th, 2012
If i get this chance i am lucky women from Ethiopia
Reviewed by: Charlie W, Doctoral in animation-schools on January 10th, 2012
If you want to be $30,000 in debt for the rest of your life. If you want to have your resume thrown in the garbage can each time you apply for a job. Then go to one of these "for profit" schools that advertises on busses, billboard and tv.
If you wan to really do something for yourself, go to a community college where the tuition in cheaper and the degree will mean more than one froma diploma mill....
Reviewed by: Carlicia S, Associate in on March 31st, 2011
Virginia College is a rip off. I am in my first quarter of the respiratory therapy program and this is the most expensive school I have ever seen. I have had the run around about my money that I was suppose to receive at the beginning of the quarter, I have not received it yet and the quarter is over. I notice if you owe them any money they will come and get you out of class even during test or finals they dont care, but it is a different ball game when it comes to you getting money back. I am 29 years old and I felt like I needed to get into a program quick so atleast by thirty I will be close to getting done.I should have really thought about this because this was a very bad decision , so PLEASE consider some where else.It is a lot of community colleges that you can attend and they are not that expensive. The respiratory program at VC is 47,000 dollars that is TOO MUCH money for an associate degree, I could understand if you were getting a Bachelors degree but way too much for an associates. I have a great instructor Mr.Trrott, but this program and this school is way too much for anyone and coming out of school as a new RT you will not make 50,000 dollars to pay them back, so you are taking out more money than you will be making.VC is not a good school .Another thing you are pretty much paying your way into these programs you are not earning your way in like most schools. If you apply you get in just as simple as that.
Reviewed by: Jim M on March 11th, 2010
I am a VC Graduate and although I had no problems while in school with FinAid or any instructors, many of whom I found quite knowledgable. I do have to agree with jones C about this not being a regionally accredited school. I have only now discovered that I can't go to any grad school other than Virginia College because it is not regionally accreddited. Because of this I am getting a second BS from a state school (I already had 2+ years credit at a state school) and then will go into a masters program at that same state school and it will still be less expensive than VC's master degree.
Reviewed by: Stacy V on February 15th, 2010
I again about VConline cheating you. I have been with them for over 3 years and now in the middle of my winter term, I am told that I have maxed out on my government loan money. They also told me that I have a balance of over $3ooo that I owe them. But they could never tell me how much was in my account after they received my loan money. I would say that the school is over priced and I should have really looked into a school with better accreditation and less expensive. Don't go to VConline.
Reviewed by: Kendra C on January 27th, 2010
I have been with VCO since June 2009 and Im currently in my 3rd Quarter. The classes are easy you just have to be committed to taking the classes . I have not recieved any funding and they keep giving me the run around. I never had money problems with a school before. I had two budgets created since I have enrolled. My 1st budget was of $8886. I was told I didnt recieve any Pell for the Summer term. So for this Winter term they applied for it. Which makes this budget for this Winter term $13332. They are telling me I have my PELL and SEOG of a total of $5650 thats mine but I only have $12 in my account that Im recieving in a week. My PELL and SEOG was disbursed to them on the 19th and found out on the 23rd of this month. I found out today on 1/27/2010 that they have been received my Sub/Unsub on the 8th of this month. Its like they are stealing from me. This is money I have to pay back to my lender. They are taking funds and extra funds and keeping it. Im just tired of the run around and I want my money that I have a right to. I had my financial packet set up to come to me, and apparently it hasn't made it this way. No one can give accurate information. Im a single stay at home mother thats not working and I have things I have take care of as well. For those who are recieving their funds, I want to know why Im not recieving mines. Im to the point of contacting higher authority or do all thats needed to report them and so on if matters arent corrected.
Reviewed by: jones C on January 8th, 2010
DO NOT GO TO VCO! I wish I could do it all over again being in almost 35,000 in debt from the school. Go to a local community college or local University. The school is not also regionally accredited which is the most important accreditation of them all. Local community college or local Universities are regionally accredited. I have kids and wanted something more easier, but I learned that easier is not always the case. The instructors are not helpful, they just give you the assignments and you have to deal with it. I wish I could start over, I would have not attended this college at all. I also wished these recent reviews would have posted before I went. It would have save me a whole lot of money for a worthless degree.
Reviewed by: Jakara P on January 5th, 2010
I started attending VCO in June of 2009. I have had minor problems with one professor not responding to emails or checking their virtual office. However, my student success rep and my admission rep are always there to correct the problem.
I agree with one of the post above that you have to be on top of your school work. My first semster was pretty easy but my second semster was a little diffcult. I have a 3.1 GPA. I try to maintain my grades. I am a mother of 5. If I can maintain my grades anyone can. You have to be dedicated to going online 4-5 times a week and a minimum of 12 hrs a week. I feel like I am spending my money and their is no way that I am going to repeat any courses. I do not have any money to throw away. .
As for as the comment the teacher left. I really question if she is bitter about her job, and if it is a fradualent school why would you work there? All in all this school is more affordaable than Keiser University and Phonix University. I am enjoying the education I am receiving. As far as the financial aid checks, I was advise that they do not let you take out the max amout of the sub/unsubsidized loan. I only took out what I need it.
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