Online Degree Reviews Logo

Unbiased Online Degree Reviews Since 2006

Franklin University

3.4
22 Reviews
5 6 
4 7 
3 2 
2 5 
1 2 
0 0 

Franklin University Reviews:

My Experience at Franklin University - A warning for new students

Information Technology - July 24, 2015
  • Materials:

  • Teachers:

  • Institution:

  • Support:

  • Value:

  • Use of Technology:

I attended Franklin University for a single semester, using a hybrid online and in-class schedule. I attended Ivy Tech to get my bachelor's degree before this, and worked with a transfer advisor for the whole process. We worked out what I needed to take at Ivy Tech to transfer smoothly and I expected great things. Instead, someone lied to me in the transfer process, and my 3years (at Ivy Tech) + 1 year (at Franklin) turned into a 3+2. So I signed up for my first mandatory classes, and got my first semester under way. My second semester was the start of a new school year and I tried to get the rest of my classes scheduled per the transfer arrangements I had made. The advisor I had worked with had quit, his replacement had quit, and I was working with the third advisor since I had started this process a year and a half ago. Really I didn't work with her though, because as soon as I started asking questions, she had to bring her boss in. Every time. SO I try to sign up for new classes, and I’m excited to get going. Except now as I try to schedule, my 3+1 is a distant memory and I'm looking at a 3+3. SO the advisor suggests I take an extra class and we get it whittled down into a 3+2.5. Are you as frustrated as I am yet? I'll skip to the good part. Extra classes means extra tuition and Financial Aid is not stepping up. I definitely don't have the extra 2k to pay, up front mind you, so as soon as I see that bill, I cancel my classes. Bad idea, you see with all the extra fun we had setting things up, classes started that day. (Yeah, just go ahead and start your classes and we'll let you know how much you owe us later. Great advice!) So now they want me to pay everything, not just the extra. So, if I can't afford to go to school there, the only recourse is to drop out and owe MORE money. Oh, and you can't start a new school without a transcript from your last one, which you can't get when you owe them money. Goodbye future, hello manual labor, oh and guess what, they're going to file suit against me and refuse to accept a reasonable payment arrangement as well. Goodbye, house and car. Thank you Franklin University, Mark Daniel III

Was this review helpful?

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful

B.S Information Technology

Information Technology - September 8, 2009
  • Materials:

  • Teachers:

  • Institution:

  • Support:

  • Value:

  • Use of Technology:

I attended this school online, graduated August, 2009. After many years I decided to complete my bachelors degree. I looked at many schools and found Franklin. What they offered and the enrollment department was great working with me. I had a couple of courses that had some issues, but overall I think the professors adjusted fairly with due dates. The time I spent there was well worth. I wanted to complete my Masters there as well, but they don't offer what I was looking for. Very happy with my education from Franklin. You do work hard, but I took a lot away from all my courses.

Was this review helpful?

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful

Online IT is HORRIBLE

Information Technology - August 3, 2009
  • Materials:

  • Teachers:

  • Institution:

  • Support:

  • Value:

  • Use of Technology:

When something in the course is wrong, they don't care, and I have found multiple things wrong with every course that I have taken. I have gone to two schools before Franklin University, and I have never been this frustrated. I would have transferred out of here, but I can't afford it. The online material is weak. The teachers for the online courses are only part-time and have another full-time job so it takes up to a week to get an answer back. Its not all bad, but it is definitely more of a hassle than it is worth.

Was this review helpful?

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful


Post a Public Comment:

Do not re-post articles, webpages or anything you didn't write yourself.

comments powered by Disqus

OnlineDegreeReviews.org is not affiliated with Franklin University in any way.