Virginia College Reviews
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Reviewed by: Jim M
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: anthony G
I started school in the summer of 2009. The summer term was kind of easy, but the this past fall quarter was a little harder. The biggest prblem I have so far is my aid check, they have not sent out my check yet and i asked if i could have a print out for where my money is going. My math profeesor was a pain in the butt. James cliber if you get him drop the class. He is rude and he has not responeded to me in 4 weeks. How are people getting their aid checks and i have not recieved mine? The student advisors suck also.The worst of the worst is the course rediness classes you get smaked with e-mails about when you have to take the class. The work is not hard if you study and do the work. This is my first year.
Reviewed by: Carlicia S, Associate
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: Charlie W, Doctoral in animation-schools
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: Paul A
Virginia College is the worst, most expensive, unaccredited, least caring, for profit, big profit masquerader for a school. DO NOT GO THERE. I taught there also and it is fraudulent and anyone in the professions in which you would work does not respect the degree from Virginia College.
Reviewed by: Liana W
I am having very similar problems to the review above. I have had to drop two classes due to non-communicative instructors (one was my communications class)... I was in a physically incapacitating car accident and doctor's appointments that were set for consecutive days weren't any legwork for asking for an extention for that week's classwork. By the time I received an email to my personal yahoo account, I had already completed all of the work to find a zero regardless of the situation.
I am very satisfied, however, with ONE of my instructors, Professor Gary Hascall. He is a wonderful and charming person who is willing to work with any and everyone in his class.
Aside from him, I have been dissatisfied with several instructors, and the email situation is beyond pathetic. We recently have been assigned a paper that requires a partner, but that is somewhat impossible without being able to receive emails from the recipients of the emails you send asking the other students to participate with you.
Several of my classmates' grammar is below college level and I wonder how they were admitted?? I don't understand how some of the papers I read can possibly get a passing grade.
I am in the process of looking for a more organized school with a more proficient staff.
Reviewed by: Jerri B
I have been attending VCO for over a year now, and so far the experience has been HORRIBLE!!!! They do not give refunds for your student loan checks if they exceed the tuition amount. They just keep that money in your student account, never tell you how much is there or when you may get your money. The majority of the teachers are ok, but most are completely neglectful of their classes. They recently moved to a new platform and there isn't even a way to check email. How can we communicate with instructors if we can send email, but can't receive them! The classes are absurdly easy and I can't believe they are charging so much for such a mediocre education. And you know those recommendations that are so important for getting into grad school? Forget it. It doesn't matter if you are a straight A student, you can't find one professor to vouch for you. These people are rude and lazy and I wouldn't recommend this college to anyone.
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