Review Averages: 5.9 out of 10
Accreditation: Distance Education and Training Council
Grantham University Reviews:
Professors do not seem to want to work with you and I feel I've wasted my Post 9-11 GI BIll
Criminal Justice - June 1, 2016
I decided to apply at Grantham University as a gentlemen from the college came to our mess hall at the Vermont Air National Guard to offer college options. I decided to go with the Criminal Justice major. (They only offer Bachelor of Arts for CJ degrees by the way.) They seemed helpful at first when I was enrolling and I had a part-time job, I was able to keep up while getting decent grades. I won't lie and say that I'm a hard working student, because I'm not. When I was out of a job, I nearly had a 3.1 GPA as I had LOADS of time to work on papers and anything they needed me to do to pass. I got a part time job and was able to fluctuate between 2.5 and 3.0, until I was scheduled more hours and was doing work they could have just hired more people for. I'd work on things here and there, but when I needed special circumstances, the professors were not always helpful. (When my mother passed, I fell behind and was granted extra time to complete the courses and I did, hence why I said "not always helpful.")I changed to a degree program of Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science late last year. I've asked for extensions near the end of the term due to just wanting to take some time to decompress from work and spend time with my family: No incomplete granted. I have been working many hours of overtime at work to ensure we have coverage as I have a full time job now and I work 3rd shift and sometimes 12 hr overnight shifts on Friday or Saturday nights.I hear weekly from my soon to be step daughter about how she never sees me because I'm working or sleeping.) I understand they don't HAVE to give you one, but I just feel they should be a bit more understanding to the personal lives of their students outside of Angel or BlackBoard. Every student that attends here has a job that helps them play bills and has a family, but if you end up with a job that only gives you one day off a week at times, this college is not for you. Apparently, if you are in the Air Force or any of its components, (Air National Guard, AF Reserve) wanting help with your CCAP; talk to your Base Education and Training Office about CLEP,DANTES, or any local colleges offering free courses to you and your fellow airmen. It'll be less of a headache in the end. I regret even filling out the interest card.
Business Admin - April 14, 2016
I am a student at GU now and I really do not have issues like some of these I am reading. Just like any normal University's some of the Instructors are horrible but I have had some awesome Instructors as well.(Instructor Ryan Douglas is great!) He genuinely cares for his students, like I have stated they have some nonchalant Instructors as well. My biggest issue with this University is transferring my credits from my prior University and I was told that they would accept some of them; yet it has been almost a year and nothing has been done.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Engineering - December 24, 2015
Some companies and other schools look down on Grantham for not being regionally accredited and abet accredited. I believe the classes to be as hard or harder than a brick and mortar school classes. One thing they do need to incorporate in the instrumentation class or make a new one, is PLCs.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Good school for older adults
Business Admin - October 17, 2015
I started Grantham to obtain the BSEET. I already had military and an AS Electronics behind me. A lot of previous course work and tech school transferred over. I later quit Grantham, and then came back to finish a business admin degree. I had already worked in engineering for a few years without a BS Engineering, and getting one wouldn't help much now. So I decided to go the business route due to my experiences that engineering in big business isn't really my thing. I am ready for more managerial type work. If you already work for a corporation or are in the military a Grantham degree is great. It will combine with your experience and help your career out. If you are an 18 year-old kid working at Subway I would advise you not to go to an online school; I feel experienced working adults will benefit from Grantham much more than younger people who are not in the military or working for a major corporation. Overall Grantham has been a good school. It isn't a fly-by-night kind of place, and the advisors are sometimes good, sometimes not so good. My advisors in the past two years have been excellent. I can say that Grantham today seems of better quality in all areas than Grantham from a few years ago.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
No problem so far
Computer Science - October 6, 2015
The best learning environment I have come across in 49 years of attending schools. It is the only online learning I have attempted in all honesty. Grantham is the first and only online University I have attended. 4 "Terms" in and it has performed way beyond my rosiest expectations. I have had financial aid and registration problems. I was made aware of the problems by email. I always stayed on top of it and every problem has been resolved by email so far. No need to talk to anyone. Perfect as far as I'm concerned!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Grantham has a team of used car salesmen as advisors
Undergraduate Business - September 28, 2015
I am going through the same issues with Grantham right now. . They are trying to force me to take more courses by erroneously awarding me an associates degree for which I never applied. They sent me an associates degree and then told me that in order to get a second degree only 75 percent of my credits go toward the second degree. This would make me have to take 5 more classes to get my bachelors degree. The problem is I just want my bachelors degree I never asked for an associates. If they didn't erroneously send me an associates degree I would be in my last class as planned. They are trying to say I applied for an associates degree but my degree plan has always been a bachelors degree. I too am seeking legal counsel. I would like a class action lawsuit email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Forced to take more credits than what's posted
BS Electronics Engineering Technology - August 6, 2015
I have been a student at GU since 2011. I have completed 113 credits, and the catalog indicates I need 127 to graduate. That means I need 14 more credits (two required 3-credit classes, and two 4-credit classes... one is required the other is an elective) to graduate, or, that's what I thought. When I asked the admissions office how many classes I need to complete to graduate, after almost two-weeks waiting on a response, they said I needed to complete 5 classes (two 3-credit classes and three 4-credit classes... 18 more credits). This means I need 131 credits to graduate. I am seeking legal council about this. How can a college promote 127 credits to graduate on their website and in their catalog and then when the student is ready to complete the course, force s/he to take an extra class? The only thing I can think of is MORE MONEY from the student. I would transfer but it would end up costing me more, and I would have to take even more classes, as many of GU classes probably would not transfer. If you decide to go there, read everything!!!! and make sure you know how many credits you will need to complete for graduation.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Undergraduate Business - August 5, 2015
I just completed my bachelors of science with Grantham University and got excepted to Walden University and Charleston Southern University from my graduate program. I think most of the complaints about Grantham any other online schools is because of financial aid. I think people are going to school for the money and not to advance their careers. I had already attended college and only had 61 credit hours to complete at Grantham and over that 18 months period I didn't have any problems. Michael Donner
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
FINANCIAL AIDE IS HORRIBLE
Information Management Technology - August 5, 2015
THE FINANCIAL AIDE IS AWFUL! YOU CAN NEVER SPEAK TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE TELLS YOU DIFFERENT THINGS. THEY ARE HIGHLY UPSET WHEN YOU CALL THEM AND ASK ABOUT THE STATUS OF YOUR AIDE AND LIE AND SAY ANYTHING TO GET YOU OFF THE PHONE!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Good School, no problems here
Information Management Technology - June 23, 2015
I started my Bachelors of Management here back in 2011 and jumped ship when I was told by my TAP person that going to them was a mistake. I cannot say that I did and should have never left. I finished my BS at Kaplan University and for the most part so no difference at all except for the price tag and the Regional versus National Accreditation. I decided to come back after trying another Master's level school but found myself comparing them to Grantham so I dropped the other and came back. I feel the courses and programs are just like any other school, you get out of it what you put into it. If you do the reading and apply it during the discussions and assignments, you will get the material that you are supposed to. Just like any school, there are good and bad teachers but getting past the course in 8 weeks is quick and next thing you know, you have a good teacher again. Some of the material seems kind of outdated at times, but that is what the research is for when it comes to assignments. I cannot say that this degree will do any better than my BS from a regional school, but after completing it almost 2 years ago, I just recently got a job that requires the information I learned in the process. I believe the education is good, and hope that the degree will help to better me along the path of life.
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