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Frustrated

MBA - August 30, 2018
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Before I started I was told I could begin on academic overload. Then the story was that I'd be able to after taking their fake 1 credit "college success class" that had no point and big brother written all over it. Then I had to complete another semester. Then the dean wouldn't approve academic overload because 3 days before the end of class with every assignment turned in and a 98% wasn't an actual "A" grade until the teacher issued it and he wanted to wait. So after 10 credits and a 4.0 GPA I was finally able to begin academic overload even though the academic counselors lied to me (and are impossible to reach if you have a problem) and the actual school standard is 6 credits. The next delay is that you can only take PRJ classes one at a time and they wont schedule (or didn't) schedule them paired with a regular class. So when all you've got left are the last four PRJ classes your forced to drop back out of academic overload "for your own good". They added literally months to the time its going to take to complete the degree program with their dean who can't rub two brain cells together and dishonest scheduling practice. If your ever able to reach them with a problem there is no actual solution they can offer. You just dance around fake answers until you realize they don't care and nothing is going to change.

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BSEET to M.B.A.-PM

MBA - December 9, 2017
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I graduated Nov 2014 with my bachelors of science in Electronics Engineering Technology. Since then I have gained employment with a tier 1 automotive supplier as an automation/controls engineer. I have decided to go back to school this fall and I researched a lot of schools. I found Grantham to be the most affordable and user friendly. I am in my third course in MBA-PM degree. People look down on Grantham, I think their degrees are worth the time and money.

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GRANTHAM UNIVERSITY RECOGNIZED BY ABET

BS Electronics Engineering Technology - April 23, 2017
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I graduated Grantham University and landed an Electrical Engineering job for the Air Force. To all those Grantham doubters all I can say is you were wrong. Even ABET surveyors thought it is one heck of a valuable program. As I know most have never taken our word as graduates that this school is great, its instructors, and its administration. Grantham does value its students learning. I'll gladly show you the supporting documentation below. Yes, I'm smiling ear to ear while I say that we told you so... http://www.grantham.edu/in-the-news/grantham-university-recognized-abet/ http://main.abet.org/aps/Accreditedprogramsearch.aspx

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Information Technology - April 4, 2017
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I have completed my bachelor's and I'm about to complete my graduate degree -MS Information Technology from Grantham. This is a great school with highly qualified instructors who are ready to teach you. I believe the school is good for everybody who is willing to take the challenge to learn. If you are mature student who works full time/part time and have a family this is the best school for you. You will receive current information and as for the flexibility, it's fantastic. My company is now paying for my tuition and my salary has increases.If you going to study MSIT, I would advise that you get some certification in addition and you will be good to go.

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GRANTHAM UNIVERSITY RECOGNIZED BY ABET

Engineering - October 2, 2016
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I graduated from Grantham Univeristy and landed an Electrical Engineering job for the Air Force. To all those Grantham doubters all I can say is you were wrong. Even ABET surveyors thought it is one heck of a valuable program. As I know most have never taken our word as graduates that this schhool is great and vaues its students learning. I'll gladly show you the supporting documentation below. Yes, I'm smiling ear to ear while I say that we told you so... http://www.grantham.edu/in-the-news/grantham-university-recognized-abet/ http://main.abet.org/aps/Accreditedprogramsearch.aspx

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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
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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.

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Grantham University

Business Admin - April 14, 2016
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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.

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BS EET

Engineering - December 24, 2015
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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.

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Good school for older adults

Business Admin - October 17, 2015
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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.

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No problem so far

Computer Science - October 6, 2015
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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!

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Grantham has a team of used car salesmen as advisors

Undergraduate Business - September 28, 2015
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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 aulecal@gmail.com

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Forced to take more credits than what's posted

BS Electronics Engineering Technology - August 6, 2015
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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.

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Grantham University

Undergraduate Business - August 5, 2015
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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

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FINANCIAL AIDE IS HORRIBLE

Information Management Technology - August 5, 2015
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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!

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Good School, no problems here

Information Management Technology - June 23, 2015
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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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Time invested

MBA - May 18, 2015
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I started with my AA in Electronics, got my BSEET and the my MBA in Project Management at Grantham. I started when the school was in Slidell and followed them through to Missouri. I gained a lot from my education there, although I feel that some instructors were less involved and less critical of assignments than others. It ocmes down to gaining what you have invested in the education. Most of the problems I have seen are in the administrative and financial aid department. I had no issues there and used my military TA throughout my education.

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Worth the Effort

Business Admin - April 16, 2015
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After reading many comments from other former students, I decided to chime in with my opinion. I live in Slidell, La, just down the street from the former Grantham University. I was in the Louisiana National Guard at Camp Villere, and we were solicited to continue our education using our benefits; tuition exemption is an earned benefit of LANG membership. I didn't have time to check out the program because we were deployed that year to Afghanistan, but when I returned I did start to take a few classes. Hurricane Katrina put a stop to my continuing education after a few classes, but I picked back up in 2008 as a full-time student at Grantham. I'll admit, the classes were at your own pace, so I waited a month to get started, then spent every spare moment of the second month completing assignments and reading the books. After they switched to Angel, the classes were more structured, and I got into the rhythm of assignments and discussions. I only experienced one issue; after completion of a class, I was informed that that class was no longer part of my curriculum, but despite that change, I learned new information from taking the class, got to keep the grade to boost my GPA (not all A's are given, I had to earn my grades), and they refunded me for the full cost of the course. I graduated with a BS in Business Admin in 2011, immediately got a new job based on my degree, and earned my MS in Information Technology from Grantham in 2014. Admittedly, the Master of Science degree was a struggle, and maybe I could have slacked off (it appears not all students put forth the same effort into assignments), but I am pleased with my decision to attend Grantham. My bosses like that I have continued my education. You get out of it what you put into it. At times I feel like I am not respected for having attended an Online institution, but we cannot all attend the same university. I held down a full-time job the entire time I was enrolled, and balanced personal time with my course work obligations. Still, I have been rejected from Textron for not fitting the description of the desired intern due to my online degree because they really wanted someone from a big Ivy League Institution. It is what it is. I have a great job because of my earned degree from Grantham. What else is there?

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No problems here.

Computer Science - January 16, 2015
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I read all these horror stories and in the 5 years I have been going (2 Bachelor Degrees) to Grantham, I only had one major issue...and in all honestly it was my fault. Sure I had some issues with various teachers and such but never had unanswered replies or questions. Student Financial Aid (FA) goes like this; fill out everything correctly, first time submitting or submitting in January or October (larger amount of people enroll) takes longer, and when any award is shown in your Grantham account they will hold it for 14 days as this is what they are allowed to do. During this time it may show a - (negative amount) only if you have anything left after paying your tuition and this will be your refund. You cannot have it any other way...it will go to the school first and you will wait up to 14 days. Then on the 14th day it will be processed for a refund. If you set up for direct deposit(quickest way)then it will take 72 hours after the 14th day to show up in your account, anything sooner is a blessing. The last few times I got my refund on my 11th day after being credited to my Grantham account and thought the Earth shifted in the universe. All teachers are different and grade differently, some are up your butt and others are lazy giving you an A for spelling your name right. If you don't think this happens at any other college then you are an idiot as big name colleges offer extra credit assignments, grade on a curve, or just give you a passing grade so they look good for their yearly review and get a nice bonus. On line schooling is not about having a teacher at all...it's about receiving the weekly assignments and turning them in and learning on your own. It is not for everyone. The teacher is really there to grade your stuff and help you in the very short amount of time you have learn 2 or more chapters of knowledge in a week. I personally have been able to put what I have learned to use and have received 2 promotions at work, one of them to an Engineering role. If you think you will remember everything from classes on government to writing C++, you're an idiot. I had some classes that were just PPT or referencing websites but because I read them...guess what, I still learned something. I have not received an A in all my classes even trying to do my best (the labs in General Chemistry where a pain), and no it wasn't a B either. Hey....IT'S ONLINE SCHOOLING, what do you expect? It will never be looked at the same as attending campus schools but some employers look for Bachelors Degree... ok check, you're good to go. I don't expect to have someone like NASA drooling because I graduated from Grantham, but I'm still better off than having no degree. I don't regret going to Grantham and in my mind it's the best thing I've ever done. I would not be making $75k a year without my degree (still need to finish one more) from Grantham coupled with my military experience working on electronics

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Performance Improvement

Business Admin - December 22, 2014
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Just completed another course for performance improvement. So far two instructors have been exceptional, one mediocre, one terrible. Two courses were fairly well designed, one needed improvement and the last was a disaster. Just as the perfect storm the terrible instructor was paired up with the class that was poorly designed. Attempted to get help from the school and that essentially stopped at the student advisor level as the chair essentially took no action to rectify a poorly designed class or an instructor whose focus was more on form than on function. They will get only one more chance, then I move somewhere else.

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Great Experiance

AA Liberal Arts - October 29, 2014
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I have been going to Grantham for about 7 months now. Never had any issues with anything. Which from reaidng these commments seems I shouol dhave all kinds of issues. I have needed a refund from them for a transcript and got it in aboiut 4 days. No different then getting one for something I bought online. Heck, Ebay or paypal take longer then that. I have also emailed Teachers, student advisors and recieved an email with in 24 hours, usually within 2-4. After having some issues not being ablke to see my classes. I called and the guy walked me through the new blackboard. Spent about 15 minutes helping me navigate through it. I have had issues with submitting work that it didn't open right and the Teacher understoofd and just had me resubmit it. It did take 3 times submitting it but this was before blackboard. The teacher coul dsee where I was submitting it and then it just wouldn't open or would crash her computer. She knew wasn't my fault. Another time I lost internet due to a storm for couple days and I emialed from work and let them know it was going to be a day or so late. Teachers understood and worked with me. I have also called a few times with questions and have been able to reach some one every time in a timely manner. So far my experiance has been great with Grantham.

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STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL AT ALL COST!!!

Information Technology - September 30, 2014
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When I 1st started Grantham University it was in the beginning of this year (2014) & everything was Okay for my 1st two terms, HOWEVER THIS term has been absolutely HELL and all of it is coming mainly from their Financial Aid department, I completed all of my forms in JULY, was sent an email saying they didn't receive all of my forms ALTHOUGH I did send them, so I sent them again received the same email, So I tried to get in touch with someone at the Financial Aid department it LITERALLY took me an entire month before I could get in touch with someone to explain to me what was going on as to where I stood, the person I spoke with said they had received all of my information and that it should have been processed accordingly, and to bear with them as they switch from an old system to a new one which is probably why I been receiving the emails, since speaking with someone then I have received more then 15x the email stating my files are still not all in, My Financial Aid is not processed, my student account is on hold because of this crazy shenanigans, When I try to call and speak with someone you NEVER get an answer, The phone always says FA Department has HIGH call volume (As If) and eventually if you wait to long on the phone the phone systems automatically kicks you out to leave a voice mail that never gets returned, I got tired of selecting FA Department in the phone system cause it automatically dismisses you that I starting routing my calls to The Student Advising Department, and since its not their department of expertise they really cant help you with anything, I am two months past the allotted time I was suppose to receive my FA Money, I'm failing in all of my courses right now because I don't have books, they are not available for e-download and I cant buy them myself because I don't have a job, I've stated my concerns many times with different individuals that work at that school and obviously they do not care about their student, BUT they will send you an EARLY bill to cover your courses, but will not make sure that you have the funds to cover yourself in your education. FACT OF THE MATTER IS THIS SCHOOL SUCKS STAY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY FAR AWAY FROM IT IF YOU CONSIDERING TO GO, THEY TREAT YOU LIKE A DOG THAT SHOULD LIVE UNDER A DOG HOUSE SO FOR YOUR OWN GOOD DON'T EVEN MAKE THIS SCHOOL A LAST OPTION!!!!!!

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FINANCIAL AID IS HORRIBLE AND UNRELIABLE

Medical Coding & Billing - September 19, 2014
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The only complaint I have is the financial aid process. It takes a long time to recieve your refund, and when you call to ask the status of your refund you can never get a straight answer, they make excuses saying they are using a new system for part of your loan and the old system is processing another part of the loan which makes not sense to me whatsoever. With all of the complaints regarding financial aid at Grantham you would think by now they would have it all together. The coursework is okay for the most part, and the instructors are easy to work with. Just please fix your horrible financial aid process and hire people that know how to explain what is really going on.

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Not a bad school

Information Technology - August 16, 2014
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Ok, I have read the reviews that are posted, and I have to agree with some of them. The good ones that is. Not to say that I haven't had my problems with the university, but that happens in any school. I am in the Army, and they were very adaptive to my needs. I took classes while overseas and had books delivered on time for the most part. If I didn't have a book, my instructors were understanding and allotted more time to complete the coursework. As for if the degree is useful, it is for me. This degree allows me to get my commission and allows me to progress at work. I will be completing my Masters with them. The only issue that I have is when degrees are completed it takes forever to receive your degree or even the transcript. This is not the instructors fault, but the admin office.

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FINANCIAL AIDE

Information Technology - August 14, 2014
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I started taking classes 4 Jun 14. On 16 Jun 14, I was awarded the VA 31 benefits so my education would be completely paid for. I tried to call my financial aide officer from 16 Jun 14 to 1 Jul 14 with no avail until 2 Jul to which my financial aide documents had already been processed. I then just told the financial aide office to just disperse my loan as I was never able to talk to someone about cancelling them. It is now 14 Aug My student account has been in the negative(meaning my refund) has been that way since 13 Jul I keep being told 30 days more everytime I ask a question. Due to all of this long waits on phone never talking to anyone my account totally messed up I dropped my second semester on the second day. Now I am being told my account is on hold for refund as they are still reviewing my account as I may owe something.... I have emailed everyone and done everything i can and I am never going back. THIS IS THE WORST SCHOOL. I am now a student at UMUC within the first days of me registering my VA, my books and I was registered for classes in a matter of 5 days. Whenever I call I get an answer within 5 minutes and if I email I get same minute response. I am a veteran and currently work in DoD. I will never recommend this school to anyone.

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VERY UNPROFESSIONAL!

Criminal Justice - August 13, 2014
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I have been attending Grantham University since July 2, 2014, the instructors are great. The financial aid office is one big JOKE I have called them and they states that they are missing documents and for me to referee back to goafo. Of course gofao is not telling me anything, called back and then they tell me they can NOT help me I need to call the student loan people myself (which was a lie per student loan officer) I still have an balance when my loan was sent to this school in 8/5/2014. Financial aid has no compassion, no people skills, no nothing just rude and worthless! This is my opinion and no one can change it. I will not be returning as a student next semester.

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Financial Aid

Business Admin - July 13, 2014
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I started my first class with this school on 6/4/14.The school started received financial aid on 7/7/14 and already my account is paid out. The financial aid award letter that I received said that I would get $6566 for the first term and that I had received a Stafford and Direct loan. When I realized my refund was only $1078 I was puzzled. I contacted my for aid advisor and she said I had only received a Stafford loan for $3248. When I looked at the financial aid receipt of the account receipt the Direct Loan was applied. The financial aid officer said that I was reading into it too much. I asked her if my loan is only for $3248 and my classes cost $2170 how is the refund $1078 she put me on hold for a long time and I guess once she realized that I was going to stay on the phone until i received a believable answer she hung up the phone. I called back to her direct line and no answer. Something isn't and i will get to the bottom of it ASAP!!! Also when i first enrolled as a GRADUATE STUDENT THAT PACKAGED ME AS AN UNDERGRAD AND MY HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATION AS A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA! THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A RED FLAG FOR ME!!! NICOLE

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Business Administration

Undergraduate Business - June 17, 2014
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The only problem that I have with Grantham University is; Their financial aid office/officers. They tend to lose everything that they submit to them. They continued to tell me that they could not get my high school diploma after several attempts. That was a lie. They never tried. I had it sent to them only minutes after they told me that they could not get it. They also kept requesting for me to complete my fafsa when I had completed it and they already had it. I hate their financial aid department. They are a big joke. As far as their courses, I love it. The classes are very informative and the work load is not as bad as I thought it would be. I have really learned a lot through Grantham.

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Worthless School

Business Admin - April 6, 2014
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This school has to be re-evaluated by the Department of Education, the classes are to easy and that doesn't seem right. I've put together work in a matter of 2 hours and low quality work to see if there is any checks and balances; there isn't any, I got an A with no comment on the work! Earning a degree from here will not be respected and employers look down on a degree from this school, as I've gone around asking HR managers and they laughed when I mention the school. I can't transfer none of my credits and lucky I only took two courses here and didn't waste my time. I transferred to an R.A school a respectable school and enjoying the experience. Don't waste your time giving them your money for a degree that is not worth the paper it's printed on.

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Great and flexible experience

Business Admin - March 27, 2014
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I've been attending Grantham on and off for the last few years and am in my final class for my BS in Business Administration. The student advisors have always been very helpful and responsive. I always get calls and e-mails from them checking in on me to ensure I have no issues. The courses are very flexible as I learn on my own time at home, work, or anywhere that has an internet connection. As for the accreditation concerns. Is it a nationally accredited college? Yes. Does that mean it is any different from an regionally accredited school? No. Unless you are going to some ivy league school, a degree from a nationally accredited college is just as good as a regionally accredited college. The Department of Education approves of this accreditation and so does the military when applying to become an officer. The only people that cry about accreditation are the ones that have degrees from regionally accredited colleges and realize that they wasted a lot of time and money sitting in a classroom for four years. Grantham has good text materials, online libraries, weekly lectures (Most of my classes have video lectures now), and helpful instructors. As with any college, you get out what you put in. Just like a bricks and mortar college, if you study hard you will get a lot out of it. Military and Work experience transfer. I spent 5 years in the Military and have multiple IT certificates. I chose to go into a different degree than IT and was still given 35 credits towards my degree. This satisfied about 1 years worth of general elective classes. If I would have went towards an IT degree, I would have had about 45 transfer credits. Almost enough for the 60 of an associates degree. I chose to go a different route in case I wanted to get out of IT in the future. Overall my experience with Grantham has been great. I've been able to work full time, have a full time family, and still go to school full time. If you are looking for a school that is flexible, I would recommend Grantham University.

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In Progress of MBA

MBA - December 24, 2013
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I have just completed my second course into my MBA-PM degree. Both of my instructors have been very professional, and when I was receiving lower than expected grades they actually took the time to show me where to improve. As for those who challenge the integrity of this university, the final I took for my first course was video proctored and when I did not show a state ID they emailed me and told me send them a copy of it. So far I have been very impressed with the course of study as well as the university staff. Honestly, I was a little worried about the DETC accreditation, but after talking to several employers they have assured me that it is within standards. This school is everything that you put into it, regardless of graduate or undergraduate degree.

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WORST SCHOOL EVER!!!!!!

AA-GS - December 20, 2013
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This school is by far the worst school EVER!!! I started classes in Sept 2013.. Was doing great! was very easy to get in and have everything going. Till they got paid.. and then they just didnt care anymore. You cant get ahold of anyone at the school. not even teachers!! or your student advisor!! If you are lucky to speak to someone they are extremly rude!!! I refered my husband and he has had nothing but problems!! the first week of classes he could not get into GLIFE he contacted his advisor and let her know and the teacher the teacher got right back and understood and said that i could submit the work when the site started working. Well they dropped him! Saying he did not preticipate. BS!! He tried too but there system messed up! tried to fight it but didnt get anywere. Then comes the refund. When you call to check on your refund you get nothing but attitude and very un professional people expecially )Christy) In the business office! She was so rude and I could not believe that they let her talk to students the way she does! They lie to you all the time! Never answer your questions and give you the same rehearsed lines over and over again! Then to top it off we use the FB page to communicate with grantham students and try and get help from other students cause we cant get help from gratntham. well after leaving a bad review on their fb page about the school they blocked us!! yup thats right blocked us from being able to comment or message the school on FB!!!!!!! All because I was Bewareing the other students about this school!!! It is a waste of time and money!!!!!

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Waste of $$

Undergraduate Business - December 18, 2013
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This place is a joke. They only care about taking students $$. There is no real educational value to the degree. Do yourself a favor and avoid Grantham University.

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A good school with great value

MBA - November 30, 2013
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I graduated from Grantham with my MBA in May of 2013. The school has made marked improvement since I started in 2009. I understand the financial aid issue could be a challenge but I am sure this is something they are working on correcting. The school is accredited from the DETC and this is a recognized accrediting body. I never understood why people always look to transfer. Regional schools won't except all credits from other regional schools. I assure you as long as the school is accredited whether Regional or National it is accepted by most employers. I had great instructors in my MBA who all carried a PHD. The school is affordable and for someone like me who works fulltime and has kids it was a perfect fit. I used my G.I. Bill and had no problems. I urge people to evaluate their situations because online schools are designed for self starters who are extremely disciplined. I think this school is great for those who need flexibility. Overall I loved Grantham and I am sorry some posters had a rough time.

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dont waste your time

Criminal Justice - November 16, 2013
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No support in this school period! Calling them is wasting your time. Financial Aid department is horrible. Disbursements are stalled and no one tries to help. Now I cant find any school who will accept credits from them. total waste of time.

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DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL IT IS A SCAM!!!!

Business Admin - November 14, 2013
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Let me say that I have to remain anonymous because if they check this and see my name you will be surprised how they retaliate against you, trust me I know and have proof of this. Beware this is not a real school and as a student they will let you know at every step they dont care about you are your issues more than they care about their money. I have gone to a few reputable schools as well as attended a very small and local school and Grantham is byfar the worst at teacher responsiveness, getting their students their financial aid disbursements on time and customer service issues. I can say that the student advisors are for the most really great people and will do all they can to assist and since ive dealt with them they try to go above and beyond what is required and that eases some of the frustration however Its been over a month since I received this grantham educate card which is supposedly a great thing since refunds are supposed to hit the card right away however that too is a scam because it will never hit the card faster as you can have it direct deposited in your personal account in the same amount of time, so this card thing is a total lie and a huge misrepresentation of truth. My student account zeroed out over two weeks ago and Im still awaiting my refund which they claim can come any day now yet the card company doesnt even have my payment file and they claim when they get it that it will take an additional 24-72 hours to receive and not the same day as their website represents. The teachers will not respond back to any email so dont bother and the ones who do are so rude and over the top its ridiculous. Please I humbly beg you future sttudents and fellow Military students look elsewhere for your education I have made a few formal complaints into this univbersity and I plan on making quite a few waves into their business dealings as I have enough students to back my claims up so it is going to be a class action type of thing. Trust me Grantham University regardless to the so called student reviews that say its a good school. tthe actual retain rate and graduation rate is very low do the research and they will try to tell you its the military people who make these rates so low as they are always moving around. Well its an online school so it can be done and their are no wars right now so again whats the excuse? Do you research and you will see the major complaints im not making this up.

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It's working for me!

MBA - November 5, 2013
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I just started my MBA with Grantham and I regret not starting with them sooner. I've read many of the reviews posted and some of the opinions I've come across are misguided. As a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy and a family man, Grantham provides me with everything I need academically. The instructors are legit with remarkable credentials and are as tough if not tougher than what I dealt with at a different institution. I have recommended Grantham to many of my shipmates that are thinking about going back to school.

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poor student services

Criminal Justice - October 23, 2013
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I transferred to Grantham because I was told over and over that they are Military friendly and would go above and beyond to help those students The classroom was pleasant enough with decent instructors but the financial aid department is a joke. As of today I have waited 78 days for a refund of financial aid money. Everyone I speak with acknowledges that mistakes were made but nobody has the authority to fix it. So I am stuck waiting while they sit back and drag their feet. However, when my GI bill money is sent to the school it is credited immediately.This tells me that the school is much more interested in their bottom line than helping the students. Every job I have ever had has worked under a system where I'd there is a weak link then others step in and pick up the slack This is NOT the case with Grantham. I would not recommend this school to anyone at all.

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Grantham-A great university for Military Members

Information Systems Project Management - October 2, 2013
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I am a E9 Information systems Specialist in the United States Navy. I have been taking classes with Grantham since 2006 while in Hawaii, Iraq, on the ship and now on shore duty and all I can say is that I have received great support of this University and my Student Advisor. When I have had a problem my advisor has taken care of it and when he is out and I have spoken with someelse because he was not they helped me right away. I have been around when Grantham's website was not that great, but things have changed and now the website and angle software are great. The instructors have gotten better and more Challenging. The last course I took my instructor(who has a PHD) gave me a 75 on an assignment and held be accountable. My son just graduated from a four year college and could not believe the work that I had to complete online, because it was just as challenging as his was. When he turned in an assignment and he and a few others did way better than the rest of the class the grades were graded on a curb and all the others received a passing grade. No matter where you go, you are going to have the good and the bad. However with anything in life there is ways the good and the bad. I don't know where all the bad experiences are coming from, I have nothing but great things to say about Grantham. I would recommend this school to anyone...I have had a couple of my fellow chiefs who graduated from grantham be very successfull, One is an Information System Program manager making 103,549.00 dollars a year and the other is an Information System Project Manager making 140,000.00 a year...this would not have happened if they had not had 20years of military service and a Master Degree from Grantham University. I have read you can't get a job teaching with a degree from Grantham...they are very wrong..I have been offered a part time job teaching night classes at a local Regionally accredited Community college teaching Information System Concepts to Networking. So don't believe the hype by some of the nay sayers out there. This is DEFINATLY NOT A WASTE OF your MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! signed a United States Navy Master Chief Petty Officer (Honor, Courage and Commitment)

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MHA Program

MHA - September 24, 2013
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I enrolled in the MHA Program and found the faculty to be a joke. I have since chosen to leave Grantham. I have been in the workforce 20 years and have several degrees including a masters in Science. My purpose was to gain a better understanding of the business of medicine. I found it lacking and the staff is largely on-line educated themselves and lack any real academic gravitas. My accounting professor has a web site hawking Electrical Inspection books. It was disheartening for someoneto think that they are going to get an education and be so lacking. my intention is not to further my career but merely to add knowledge and this Grantham did not do.

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Financial aid issues

Engineering - August 14, 2013
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Grantham is a good school, I have invested 2 years of time and money so here is what I think. With the exception of one Professor the Professors are wonderful, helpful and very accommodating. I am very disappointed, in a couple of the classes that I have taken and one professor.(CS192, based on Raptor programming) CS192 Does not have a text book and just access to power-points, I took the computer programing course and failed because I did not have a book. I spent over 20 hours a week on the class, the instructor told me I could attend live web cast on Monday nights at 7, I work and have a family. One of the reasons I chose Grantham was because I travel for work and have a family. Most of the time I am in some remote area with limited internet. I would turn in the assignment and get 2 points, then told by the teacher to resubmit the work because, I only grasped part of the assignment. I could not keep up with the work and re-work and asked for an incomplete, only for the teacher to say he offered help and I did not take it. The help he gave made no sense, it was the written code that seemed to be an answer. I wanted to learn what I was suppose to not copy code he gave me. I would have appreciate partial credit and everything I did learned came from a lady on You-tube. Financial aid issues The following is a praise of one young lady Cleniqu and a guy who's name I don't know, they are VERY HELPFUL when you call financial aid, and will go OUT OF THEIR WAY to find the answer to your question or questions. They should make the other people that work in financial aid take a class from them. Grantham DOES NOT report to the Federal Government that you are in school (I found this out the hard way after my Federal loans were placed in collections, I was under the impression that I was under an in school deferment. I was completely wrong and am now waiting on the issue to be resolved so I can buy a home) and they take their time dispersing financial aid. I have attended Arizona State University and never had these issues before. DO NOT expect your funds in a timely manner. Several of the girls in financial aid are rude and sounds annoyed when you call. They said that dismemberment starts on day 31-32 of the semester, yet several other steps have to be completed before your funds can be posted to your account, once the additional steps are completed it takes an additional week for your account to reflect the update. Then she said Grantham has 14 days to release the funds, then mail time. So after it is all said and done it can take over a month to receive your funds after dismemberment.

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Grantham is not a real college

Business Admin - April 13, 2013
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I got a BS from Rutgers University. Then I made a mistake of going to Grantham for my Master's. Classes are a joke, no lectures, only stupid assignments. My GPA was 3.8 for sub-standard work. Since Grantham isn't regionally accredited, I'll go for a second Master's from a real college, which Grantham is not. Also, admissions reps lie to students. One of these scam artists told me that there is not need to bring student balance to $0 to get a diploma, only that I won't get a transcript until I'll pay it off. Not true- they will not give you their even useless shit diploma unless you'll pay every penny for the useless education they provide. DON'T GO TO GRANTHAM!!!!!

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20 of 34 people found the following review helpful

Great School

MBA - April 12, 2013
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I love the format this school offers. I attended Brick and Mortar and found Grantham to be equally challenging and relevant. Good instructors and great material.

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Not as flexible as they claim for student attendance.

Undergraduate Business - April 2, 2013
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They claim to be flexible with students in the miltary to complete assignments. I believe their motto is -'college on your terms' or something like that. It turns out that is very untrue. I have had many issues with many instructors as far as their attendance policy and weekly deadlines for handing in assignments. Some classes are very reasonable for an online school as far as the work goes but then others are overkill and leave you wondering how the heck you can possibly get all that work done plus the work for your other class plus your job and home life. It can be unfair and difficult. I have complained numerous times and have been met with a response that I can always take and incomplete. Ridiculous! Total false advertising to me. I can't transfer out either. Their credits don't transfer. So I am stuck. I wouldn't recommend this school if you have a challenging work schedule.

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10 of 19 people found the following review helpful

Very good MBA program.

MBA - January 20, 2013
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I didn't plan on giving this school such high marks, but based on the ranking areas, I had to. I previously attended a traditional college for my graduate degree, but felt like I was not getting much out of it. Having taken many years off from school and thinking I would never return, along came Grantham. I was extremely skeptical, especially after watching my wife struggle through the technology portion of online courses with her brick and mortar school. I have no struggles. The coursework is much more difficult than my previous studies, but I could work at my pace. My pace is much faster than the course schedule. The tests are open book, but one took me 6 hours to complete. Don't tell me it was easy. I don't want to hear it. Same books, same material as with other schools. Not sure why some give it bad marks.

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Grantham U has come a long way

Computer Science - December 31, 2012
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If it has worth to anyone, from my experience at Grantham, I will try to speak to some of the complaints seen in these reviews posts. I attended Grantham University for a year while I was on active duty. It was a college recommended by the education office on the military installation. When I first enrolled in courses with Grantham in 2002, the curriculum had much to be desired. They were issuing softbound course documents, which seemed to be published by the university. In 2007, a few years after I retired from the military, I resumed my classes and Grantham had just reconstituted in Kansas City after being leveled in Louisiana by hurricane Katrina. Curriculum and Faculty integrity The degree programs and course material had been completely overhauled. They use the same texts and curriculum that you’ll find in any higher education school. The classes require weekly student interactive posts on course aligned subjects, and depending on the course, there are chapter assignments, research to perform, questions to address, and papers to write. I saw one student who plagiarized some web content and submitted it as his discussion post. The instructor handled it discreetly, but I saw that he had to resubmit the post and his grade was severely impacted by his poor judgment. There are open book tests at GU, but for most of my courses, the homework and research papers carried the most weight in the grade-book. As I recall, the cumulative test scores were usually less than 15% of the overall grade. The quality of instructors is what you’d find in any college. In my case, I Googled them and checked their backgrounds on LinkedIn. In many cases, I found them to be MS and PhD educators in their subject field for many years. Some were industry practitioners in the discipline they were instructing. I also found some to have published works. As for the GU system being “setup to pass everyone”; NOT TRUE. I received an “F” in a precalc course that was completely my fault. It remains on my transcript. Administration This review forum is chocked with people who had administrative problems. I don’t doubt them, but my experiences are completely opposite of theirs. I had nothing but professionalism with Grantham; from the initial admissions contact (Victor), to the student progress reps (Lauren, Kami), the finance dept (Carlotta), VA support (David), and on to graduation help (Gina). Accreditation Currently accredited nationally with DETC, Grantham has some in-work goals for accreditation, and they are not done growing. Their video recording of testing has launched and this should help with student test integrity. As for the worth of the Grantham degree, those that belittle it as “only the federal govt will recognize”. I don’t agree, my company uses it when competing for contracts to indicate the level of professionals they bring to the program. It’s on my resume, and my company pays me on a bachelors degree scale for it. For anyone intending on transferring credits to another school, always do your research. Be aware that any school you transfer to will require a certain amount of credits be taken at their school so not everything can transfer. Read the “DETC Accreditation” post in this forum by NolaAnthony764.

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Great School that Keeps Getting Better

MBA - December 2, 2012
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I am in the process of obtaining my MBA here at Grantham. I have already received my Associates and Bachelors here as well. Since I started the school has made significant strides to make the experience even more meaningful. I hate that people complain about support. This is an online school that offers more support than I got at Walden. They are accredited and I am happy with the school and the progress they are making I hope to complete my MBA by April of 2012 and I am grateful to even have the opportunity since Brick and Mortar schools don't fit my lifestyle. I think for the working parent this school is a formidable option.

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Great Value and Content

MBA - November 10, 2012
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Grantham University has made drastic improvements over the past few years. I started at AMU on-line and feel Grantham offers equal or better classes. They are nationally accredited and I hope they get the regional nod soon. Most employers really don't distinguish between the two as long as they are accredited by a formally accrediting body. All my instructors have been PhD's in the MBA program and they grade strict but fair. Plagiarism is not exclusive to on-line schools and happens in almost every institution. I feel Grantham is improving greatly and they offer a good value for the self starter that is looking to expand their educational goals. Many of the complaints you read are unilateral with all on-line schools. If you have the discipline and time management skills the on-line school offers the best option for you.

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Not worth it

Business Admin - November 6, 2012
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I am currently enrolled in two classes at Granthum. I was enrolled with American Military University previously and made the MISTAKE of switching schools and enrolling at Granthum. My experience at Granthum is awful compared to that of AMU. Plagiarism is going on and unchallenged in my programming essentials class. I have checked the comments of one of the fellow students in that class by copying and pasting his comments and then doing a search in Google. I get EXACT hits on his comments, word for word from other sources. All he is doing is copying and pasting. He continues to do this, so I am sure he is getting good grades. Meanwhile, I give honest input in my discussions. This devalues my honest work. Also, the instructors give "canned" comment replies with giving no thought about the work you've turned in. The "class room" is more difficult to navigate than any class I've ever taken at AMU. Lastly, my civilian employer informed me that they would not honor the National Accreditation that GU has. So, I am heading back to AMU as soon as possible. Do yourself a favor. Look into AMU or another regionally accredited school... and one that only accepts honest, original assignment submissions!

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A Good School that is better than it is given credit for

MBA - October 6, 2012
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Grantham University offers significant value for the money. I have read all the reviews and I am writing this based on my experience with Grantham as oppose to other online schools and brick and mortar schools I have attended. I am in my MBA with Grantham and have attended Walden and St.Leo's for a few terms. The DETC accreditation is generally accepted by most employers. The regional vs. national is strictly a ego thing between schools. The instructors I have had are all Doctors and have been extremely strict with the grading. I also read the concerns about plagiarism with assignments and this is a legitimate argument. The fact remains ,cheating occurs everywhere and is not exclusive to only online degrees. I have worked in business for the better part of ten years and could tell you for certain my company which is fortune 500 has accepted and supported my Grantham Degree path. The degree is really scrutinized when you are young and entering the workforce to help add value in place of inexperience. Grantham has applied for regional accreditation review and I am certain they will get it. The work is challenging and the instructors carry very impressive credentials. I also realize people have had mixed opinions on Grantham. If you really do the research you will see similar complaints with all on-line schools. I am not writing this to bolster Grantham’s image by any stretch. The purpose of online education is to better yourself while maintaining a fulltime job, raising a family, and living the adult life. The online experience is what you make of it plain and simple. If you are not a disciplined person you may want to attend a regular college. I noticed many complaints that seemed more vengeful than constructive. The school has always been upfront with me and never set untruthful expectations. In my view he MBA program has really challenged my mind and has kept me extremely engaged. I have six classes left and I am proud to have earned a degree regardless of what the school name is. The end game is betterment of one self and this should be the real motivation. Grantham continues to improve and I think if you do enough research you will see that all online schools have a similar feel and flavor. In my final thought a degree mill is a place you pay a fee without doing any work and receive a phony degree. I assure you Grantham is far from a degree Mill. If you look on CHEA and DETC site they are considered a legitimate higher education provider. I wish school was as simple as paying $120 to receive a fake diploma but then everyone would be doing that. I am extremely satisfied with the level of education I have received thus far and would recommend Grantham to those who need the flexibility and affordability this school provides.

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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful

DETC Accreditation

Undergraduate Business - October 4, 2012
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As far as I am concerned, Grantham University is a great school and a wonderful value. Not everyone can afford to go to Harvard or Yale! Also I just wanted to throw my 2 cents in on this issue about DETC Accreditaion. The HETA agreement has resulted in over 200 regionally accredited colleges and universities that will accept DETC accredited institutions' credits for transfer and their bachelors degrees as a basis for enrolling for masters degree programs. If any of these institutions will not accept Grantham's credits, then it would be strictly because they do not believe Grantham's Academics are up to par in spite of their DETC accreditation. HETA removes the national vs. regional barriers of credit and degree transfer, but the schools are free to reject credits for other reasons. I graduated from a DETC accredited college and I am eligible for Master's degree programs at so many Regionally Accredited schools that I'm having a hard time deciding. I sent transcripts to Capella, St. Leo, and University of Northern Alabama (all regionally accredited schools) and have been accepted for all three. Now I just have to pick one. The only reason I'm not mentioning my school by name is because I don't want to drag it's name into this rip-off discussion. I'm not rebutting the assertion that Grantham's Credits are "worthless," but I definitely have to point out that DETC accredited institution's degrees are not worthless as a whole. All U.S. federal government jobs are open to DETC accredited degreeholders and all Florida state jobs are open to degree holders from institutions accredited by nationaly accredited (like DETC) institutions. From what I can tell this is true of most other states as well. I am sorry that Louisiana requires a regionally accredited degree for state jobs. If that is true, then they are out of step with the rest of the country, but then that is generally true of anything in Louisiana because of the French legal/political/social traditions there. My best friend lived ouside of New Orleans for 3 years, 20 years ago, and he claims it was like living in another country. I guess I'd better add that when I said "all" federal and Florida state jobs above, that excludes some professions like medicine, law, and engineering that have to have seperate accreditation from a professional association. Almost all professional associations, will only accredit regionally accredited institutions. So in closing, I don't think you necessarily made a mistake going to a DETC accredited school, the mistake may have just been in choosing Grantham. I grant you that you could have gone to any regionlly accredited school and had much less problem transferring though. If you go to a DETC accredited school you have to have a plan for your future education and make sure that the DETC accredited school fits into the plan. Here is a list of the regionally accredited schools that will accept DETC credits for transfer and will also accept the bachelors degrees toward post-graduate degrees (the list is growing). These colleges and universities can be proud to have demonstrated that they are forward-thinking, progressive institutions. Adelphi University (Garden City, NY) Arcadia University (Glenside, PA) Bloomfield College (Bloomfield, NJ) Bucks County Community College (Newtown, PA) California University of Pennsylvania (California, PA) Capitol College (Laurel, MD) Cayuga Community College (Auburn, NY) Central Pennsylvania College (Summerdale, PA) College of Notre Dame of Maryland (Baltimore, MD) College of Southern Maryland (La Plata, MD) Columbia Union College (Takoma Park, MD) Cumberland County College (Vineland, NJ) Delaware State University (Dover, DE) Dowling College (Oakdale, NY) Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (Edinboro, PA) Felician College (Lodi, NJ) Harrisburg Area Community College (Harrisburg, PA) Hilbert College (Hamburg, NY) Keystone College (La Plume, PA) Lackawanna College (Scranton, PA) Lincoln University (Lincoln University, PA) Marywood University (Scranton, PA) Medaille College (Buffalo, NY) Mohawk Valley Community College (Utica, NY) Mount Saint Mary College (Newburgh, NY) Neumann College (Aston, PA) Pennsylvania Highlands Community College (Johnstown, PA) Saint Peter's College (Jersey City, NJ) Salem Community College (Carneys Point, NJ) Seton Hill University (Greensburg, PA) Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (Slippery Rock , PA) Sullivan County Community College (Loch Sheldrake, NY) Thiel College (Greenville, PA) Trocaire College (Buffalo, NY) Universidad Adventista de las Antillas (Mayaguez, PR) University of the Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, VI) West Chester University (West Chester, PA) American Indian College of the Assemblies of God (Phoenix, AZ) Appalachian Bible College (Bradley, WV) Argosy University (Chicago, IL) Arkansas Tech University (Russellville, AR) Ashland University (Ashland, OH) Bay Mills Community College (Brimley, MI) Bellevue University (Bellevue, NE) Bellin College of Nursing (Green Bay, WI) Capella University (Minneapolis, MN) College of Lake County (Grayslake, IL) College of Saint Benedict (Saint Joseph, MN) College of Saint Benedict / Saint Johns University (Collegeville, MN) College of the Southwest (Hobbs, NM) Cornerstone University (Grand Rapids, MI) Cuyahoga Community College (Cleveland, OH) Deaconess College of Nursing (St. Louis, MO) DICKINSON STATE UNIVERSITY (DICKINSON, ND) Divine Word College (Epworth, IA) Drake University (Des Moines, IA) Everest College - Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ) Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary (Ankeny, IA) Franklin College (Franklin, IN) Franklin University (Columbus, OH) Friends University (Wichita, KS) Grace University (Omaha, NE) Grand Rapids Community College (GRAND RAPIDS, MI) Great Lakes Christian College (Lansing, MI) Harry S Truman College (Chicago, IL) Herzing College (Madison, WI) Indiana University East (Richmond, IN) Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN) Ivy Tech State College-Central Indiana (Indianapolis, IN) Jackson Community College (Jackson, MI) Kankakee Community College (Kankakee, IL) Kansas City Art Institute (Kansas City, MO) Kansas Wesleyan University (Salina, KS) Lake Region State College (Devils Lake, ND) Lake Superior State University (Sault Ste. Marie, MI) Laramie County Community College (Cheyenne, WY) Lexington College (Chicago, IL) Lincoln Christian College and Seminary (Lincoln, IL) Lindenwood University (St. Charles, MO) McKendree College (Lebanon, IL) Mesalands Community College (Tucumcari, NM) Midstate College (Peoria, IL) Millikin University (Decatur, IL) Mohave Community College (Kingman, AZ) Morningside College (Sioux City, IA) Morton College (Cicero, IL) National Park Community College (Hot Springs National Park, AR) New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM) North Arkansas College (Harrison, AR) Northcentral University (Prescott, AZ) Northeast Iowa Community College (Calmar, IA) Northwood University (Midland , MI) Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, AR) Regis University (Denver, CO) Rio Salado College (Tempe, AZ) Saint Johns University (Collegeville, MN) Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (Saint Mary of the Woods, IN) Saint Paul College (St. Paul, MN) San Juan College (Farmington, NM) Southwest Baptist University (Bolivar, MO) Southwest Missouri State Univeristy (Springfield, MO) Southwestern Michigan College (Dowagiac, MI) Southwestern Oklahoma State University (Weatherford, OK) St. Louis Community College (St. Louis, MO) Tabor College (Hillsboro, KS) The University of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD) University of Arkansas at Monticello (Monticello, AR) University of Minnesota Duluth (Duluth, MN) University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA) University of Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ) University of Rio Grande (Rio Grande, OH) University of Southern Indiana (Evansville, IN) University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY) Upper Iowa University -- Extended University (Fayette, IA) Urbana University (Urbana, OH) Vincennes University (Vincennes, IN) Viterbo University (La Crosse, WI) Waldorf College (Forest City, IA) Walsh College (Troy, MI) West Suburban College of Nursing (Oak Park, IL) Winona State University (Winona, MN) Colby-Sawyer College (New London, NH) College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor, ME) Daniel Webster College (Nashua, NH) Dean College (Franklin, MA) Eastern Maine Community College (Bangor, ME) ICHM Cesar Ritz (Suffield, CT) Johnson & Wales University (Providence, RI) Kennebec Valley Community College (Fairfield, ME) Landmark College (Putney, VT) Middlesex Community College (Middletown, CT) Plymouth State University (Plymouth, NH) Quinnipiac University (Hamden, CT) Regis College (Weston, MA) Southern Vermont College (Bennington, VT) Southern Vermont college (Bennington, VT) University of Maine at Farmington (Farmington, ME) Urban College of Boston (Boston, MA) Concordia University (Portland, OR) Fort Belknap College (Harlem, MT) George Fox University (Newberg, OR) Heritage University (Toppenish, WA) Olympic College (Bremerton, WA) The University of Montana (Missoula, MT) Truckee Meadows Community College (Reno, NV) Utah State University (Logan, UT) Western Governors University (Salt Lake City, UT) Wright State University (Dayton, OH) Agnes Scott College (Decatur, GA) American Intercontinental University (Los Angeles, CA) Asbury Theological Seminary (Wilmore, KY) Barry University (Miami Shores, FL) Brevard College (Brevard, NC) Bryan College (Dayton, TN) Cabarrus College of Health Sciences (Concord, NC) Carolinas College of Health Sciences (Charlotte, NC) Central Florida Community College (Ocala, FL) Clear Creek Baptist Bible College (Pineville , KY) College of the Mainland (Texas City, TX) Community College of the Air Force (Maxwell AFB, AL) Delta State University (Cleveland, MS) East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN) Elon University (Elon, NC) Florida Christian College (Kissimmee, FL) Florida National College (Hialeah, FL) Haywood Community College (Clyde, NC) Hiwassee College (Madisonvile, TN) Lamar University (Beaumont, TX) Lee College (Baytown, TX) Life University (Marietta, GA) Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate, TN) Magnolia Bible College (Kosciusko, MS) Marymount University (Arlington, VA) Miami Dade College (Miami, FL) Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Perkinston, MS) Motlow State Community College (Lynchburg, TN) New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (New Orleans, LA) North Harris Montgomery Community College District Northeast Texas Community College (Mt. Pleasant, TX) Parker College of Chiropractic (Dallas, TX) Pellissippi State Technical Community College (Knoxville, TN) Pensacola Junior College (Pensacola, FL) Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA) Saint Leo University (Saint Leo, FL) South College (Knoxville, TN) Southwest Georgia Technical College (Thomasville, GA) St. Andrews Presbyterian College (Laurinburg, NC) Sul Ross State University (Alpine, TX) Sullivan University (Louisville, KY) Technical College of the Lowcountry (Beaufort, SC) Thomas University (Thomasville, GA) Troy University (Troy, AL) Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA) Virginia Highlands Community College (Abingdon, VA) Walters State Community College (Morristown, TN) Warner Southern College (Warner Southern College, FL) Wayland Baptist University (Plainview , TX) Wilkes Community College (Wilkesboro, NC) City College of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) Feather River College (Quincy, CA) Lake Tahoe Community College (South Lake Tahoe , CA) San Diego City College (San Diego, CA) Santa Barbara City College (Santa Barbara, CA) California State University - Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA) California State University, Dominguez Hills (Carson, CA) Hope International University School of Professional Studies Pacific Christian College of Hope International University Touro University International (Cypress, CA) University of Guam (Mangilao, GU) University of Judaism (Los Angeles, CA)

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Too many lazy people

Computer Science - September 24, 2012
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There are a ton of lazy people working at this school. I had numerous issues that had to be resolved because the school has sub-adequate staffing. First off, finance department is horrible at assisting with any student loan requests. I applied for a student loan (approved with an e0000) well before my classes started and now have to pay for the classes weeks after the end or risk reprucussions. Second, I had to appeal my final class due to the instructor posting the wrong grade. Has taken weeks to get fixed and it is still pending. Overall this is a horrible school. Do yourself a favor and go somewhere else!

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Negative

MBA - September 21, 2012
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I have completed my MBA with Gramtham but have found that only the federal government will recognize this degree. My undergrad was from a real university and was much more difficult to complete. The system at this school is set up to pass everyone. The idea of being spoon fed everything with open book tests works in the military but not in the real world. I would suggest passing on this school and going somewhere with real standards for graduation. I would never hire a Grantham graduate if that was their only post secondary education.

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GU has been good to me

Criminal Justice - September 12, 2012
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To all those who say that GU has failed them and is not a good place to attent, that is you opinion. Opionions are like friends, well all have them. In my opinion, I think that GU has been the best thing for those who are soldiers and do not have the time or Money to attend a Major University. They Have been there for me every step of the way. I have had some challenging classes and tough instructors who are either Chief of Police to Lawyers. From day one, my stundent progress Rep and has been in constant contact with me the whole way through. I am near completion of My BA in criminal Justice with only 5 classes to go. It is what it is. The University ir recognized, so what's the problem people. Find what works for you and stick with it. If GU is not for you, move on and kick rocks. Bashing GU for what they have done to you, seems like a personal problem. If you donthave nothing nice to say don't say nothing at all. I have encouraged all my friends and co-workers that are not in school to attend GU for the simple fact that they are great for the hectic hussle and bussle of a soldiers life. As a soldier I am grateful for GU giving me the opportunity to further my education goals. Thanks GU.

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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful

They DOn't care about students all they care was about money.

Business Admin - August 8, 2012
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Well i was enrolled there for a bit, then I stopped because I wanted to enroll in Local College for automotive So when I asked for Grantham University to send my transcript to the local college they refused because I still owed money. They refused to work with me even when I offered to pay most of it upfront, and then pay rest monthly once I got my GI Bill rolling. They didn't care, they basically told me balance has to be 0. All they cared about was getting their money.

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Still enrolled at Grantham and hoping to graduate

Information Technology - July 23, 2012
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O.k., so I am currently enrolled at Grantham University. Like every university, it has its good and bad points. I have attended a total of 6 (Yes 6!) colleges over the past 8 years of my military service. I guess I am a positive person, because I found each to be a unique experience. I'm not sure that an online situation is right for everyone. I'm not saying that at all. My brother graduated high school this spring and I pushed him to a traditional community college. If you wonder why, it simply has to do with maturity. At 18, he just isn't disciplined enough to succeed in an online environment. For me, I am 33 and capable of sticking to my goals. I plan the work and then work the plan! Got that attitude in Army. We getter done. For me Grantham has been a blessing. They accepted a lot of my transfer credits (The one's related to my degree focus) And as long as you do your work on time and don't make excuses, they are pretty cool about everything. When you are deployed, they work with you on extensions. Little hard to turn in daily homework or comment on blog posts when you are in a battle theater. So it has taken me a little longer than I initially planned, but should be on course to graduate early 2013. Has it been easy? No. Has it been worth it? Yes. I plan to stay in the service and use my degree in a Green to Gold Officer program. I'm just trying to be encouraging for others who might be considering Grantham U or any other solid online school as an alternative to completing your degree. Just do it. The investment you make in your education is worth while. And if you are in the service, Military Tuition is a great cost reducer. Use it while you can.

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful

This school has improved greatly

MBA - July 1, 2012
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Grantham University really has become a great University. I see some of the former instructors concerns about plagiarism and this is a valid issue. The truth is my friend attends Rutgers and told me is fraternity has files full of papers they use to cheat. The cheater is only cheeping their own experience. The school offers plenty of challenging classes and the instructors all have respectable credentials. I started my schooling at St. Leo's which was good but Grantham is just as hard. I no they applied for Regional accreditation and I hope they get it. This school has improved dramatically since I started and I feel they should be looked at more seriously. Many of the arguments against them seem common place with all other on-line Universities. These degrees require discipline and self motivation and that is based on individual choice.

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful

Agree with former instructor post

Business Admin - June 24, 2012
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I completely agree with the former instructor's post. I too am a former instructor for Grantham University and quit for the same reasons stated. Plagiarism is a constant issue. You can fill out the academic dishonestly form 1000 times and it won't make a bit of difference. Students are given absolutely no sanctions for copying and pasting directly from the Internet. They know this and many take advantage of it. Grantham does not go by any of the policies they have laid out (as the previous poster mentioned). Over the 3 years I worked there, 100% of the time (this is no exaggeration) if a student appealed a failing grade, administration changed the grade to an incomplete and gave them another 30-60 days to complete it. If they didn't complete it then, they gave them another incomplete period. Basically, no matter what junk a student submitting, you were expected to pass them. They use an antiquated version of Angel and the curriculum comes directly from whatever text book they choose. If you point out an error in the course (which there are many because they are written by non academic staff they have in house) they say it's locked down and they can't change it (even if it is completely wrong, a spelling error etc.). Administration gives absolutely no support to the instructors. You are expected to not make waves and pass everyone. From a student perspective, if you are looking for a really easy way to earn a nationally accredited degree to help you move into Officer's training in the military, then I would jump on this. It is my understanding that the military will accept these 'degrees' and it truly does not get any easier than this! I could have stayed on and collected checks for awhile longer but my conscious just wouldn't let me do it. This is not a dig against nationally accredited schools. There are some out there that do a good job on the curriculum and students do earn their degrees, Grantham just isn't one of them!

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14 of 24 people found the following review helpful

Grantham Is Great for Me

MBA - June 15, 2012
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Grantham University is what you make of it. I have received my Associates and Bachelors at this school and currently am enrolled in my MBA. The school has improved dramatically in all areas since I started. They are for profit but so what. The value is reasonable and the classes are plenty challenging. I was happy to see they are under review for regional accreditation. This will help them in all areas. Grantham is a good school for the military and the working individual. The instructors all have impressive credentials and offer great guidance when you need them. The individuals that complain about lectures are better served in a brick and mortar setting.

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From a former instructor.

AA-GS - May 29, 2012
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Grantham University has all of the makings of a solid online school. However, this is a for-profit institution, and they are set on making sure students stay enrolled. As a former instructor, I was continuously battling with having proper student policies followed, versus the administration wanting students to get a "pass." Instances of academic dishonesty went unpunished, as it was more important to keep students enrolled and paying than it was to maintain a high standard of the student body. While many of the instructors were highly qualified and educated, much of the administration received their degrees through online, for-profit institutions, and this cheapens any work that Grantham could ever hope to accomplish. My advice is to avoid this at all cost. For the price, attend a reputable community college or online program (with a solid bricks and mortar basis). Otherwise, you will end up with an expensive piece of paper from Grantham that will not open any doors to your career goals.

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20 of 36 people found the following review helpful

Grantham worked for me.

Engineering - May 16, 2012
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I started with Grantham University a little over two years ago. Here's my run down. I was in the Army for 7 Years and with my AARTS they transferred 16 credits. I have received my Associate of Science in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology with Honors because I worked hard for it. English was brutal, General Chemistry was tough and Pre-Calculus was a mind-bender. But most of the teacher's helped me when I asked. Some teachers even had a SKYPE™ account to work with me. I'm now re-enrolled in a Bachelor's Degree program for Electronics Engineering Technology. Each Teacher is different. Some go out of their way to help you and some do the minimum...THE SAME THING AT A BRICK AND MORTAR SCHOOL. How do I know, my wife attended an actual college and the teachers were different for each class too. Some classes are easy and some are challenging...well duh, I may know more about one subject (easy) and less about another (challenging). The entire idea behind getting a degree in the first place is not to say you can remember everything you learned in two or four years, but that you studied it and meet the requirements to work in the field or know how to find the answers needed to work that field. That's why you don't sell your textbooks. You may need to reference them in the future. The price is right for me and fits my budget since it is covered by the GIBILL. My student advisor is AWESOME. She calls me all the time and helps me whenever I need it. I work in the Engineering field already and my employer recognizes the degree. Granted it's not ABET accredited but my paycheck increased and it is recognized by some pretty big named companies in engineering. As far as the AARTS, they will transfer based on what the AARTS suggests. It is not absolute. They look at your experience and stuff to see how to properly transfer the credits. I would not transfer all the credits both if you haven’t touched an electronic course since AIT and you just retired from being staff oriented for the last 12 years. You can request an unofficial AARTS copy for yourself and ask why some may not have transferred. I receive real text books that ARE used in other big name universities...I looked. Not many online degrees offer lectures. The idea for online degrees are to not sit in lectures to learn but to learn at your own pace, which could be faster. Of course you have a minimum learning pace. The Terms are perfect with the amount of time needed for the school to assess if you understand the course. And don't think big name colleges or universities don't have multiple choice tests--LOL, they do. I know someone who went to a big name school and they grade the class on a curve, which means if the majority of the class passes, so do you. How fair is that? Grantham grades you on you, not a curve. All in all, Grantham worked for me. I suggest it to my friends all the time and I have seen many success stories. Maybe some people just have bad luck or a crappy advisor...you can always request a different advisor. This is not a diploma mill either, by any means....I earned my degree through some late nights and little sleep. I think with Grantham, you get out of it what you put into it. I’m a proud Grantham Alumni and will continue to better my education through them. And FYI, Grantham is A+ with the BBB.

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful

DO NOT ENROLL HERE

Computer Engineering Tech - May 1, 2012
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DO NOT ENROLL HERE. It is run by money maggots. They enroll you into a program and then cancell the program when you are just about to graduate, AND KEEP YOUR MONEY !!! DO NOT ENROLL HERE. Find a regionally approved school (such as American Public University). DO NOT ENROLL HERE

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12 of 35 people found the following review helpful

Excellent, if you are not looking to transfer

Undergraduate Business - April 4, 2012
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To all of you that are complaining about the credits not transferring: that is your fault, for having not done YOUR research prior to enrollment. If you just blindly signed into this, then you have no one to blame but yourself (or your base college office rep, as they are to help you with that if you are in the military). True, they do switch up student advisors entirely too often, but that is my only complaint. I signed up with this school for 2 reasons - the cost is extremely cheap (relatively speaking) and the military recognizes it for going officer. I knew going into it that no one else would accept the credits, but Im not looking for a masters degree...I only want whats required to go officer. To date, I have completed my associates, and I only have 2 classes remaing for my bachelors....putting in officer's package in 2 months! I would highly recommend this school to anyone in the military, seeking out their bachelors. The teachers are all more than willing to work with us, as they understand we have extremely unusual schedules and time can be very limited with training and deployments.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful

Great school, great value, not just military

MBA - February 9, 2012
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I completed my MBA at Grantham last year. It took me two and a half years of hard work. Online schools are no joke. Grantham is known for being a military friendly school but anyone can attend, even non-military like myself. I would recommend Grantham to anyone looking at online schools.

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful

Grantham is what you put into it

AA-GS - January 13, 2012
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Any issue I have had with Grantham were resolved in less than a week.My education counselor keeps in contact with me by phone or email.They have the same criminal justice curriculum as other schools with a greater reputation.I found the classes challenging. The tests were not always multiple choice and many of them were short answer K essays. My wife attended the school also and had no complaints.She attended university of phoenix( prior to her enrollment in Grantham)which has no empathy and a 44% retention rate.Grantham only caters to the military and their spouses.My instructors were always available and always offered contact numbers if I did not understand the course work. Therer were tests ,essays and posts due midterms and finals.I remember having 8 page assignments lol in ENG 101 and 102. It takes a different type of discipline to go to school online.Alot of the research and understanding is solely on you.They are very understanding and compassionate.They gave extensions when I needed and always worked with me .I will have all of the course work completed by the 27th of this month and an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful

"Good" Online school, always improving

Information Technology - January 5, 2012
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I started at Grantham in 2007, and iitially wasn't very impressed. The courses seemed too easy, and without due dates for many assignments I had no real guidance, just a textbook and a list of assignments to email to an instructor. The website was not easy to navigate back then either. BUT.....After taking a break for a military deployment, I returned to taking online courses at Grantham and Completed my AS in Computer Science. The website has improved so much! And as for the usefulness of a Grantham degree, after being jobless for almost 2 years, that degree got me a job almost immediately. I decided to continue at Grantham in pursuit of my BS, and I can honestly say that every course I have since taken has had a reliable, knowledgeable instructor who grades quickly and is easy to reach to answer questions. My only complaint is in student-student interactions. Many courses require the use of a discussion board where you post your thoughts on a question and respond to 2 other sudents' posts. I find that MANY students simply reply "nice post!" or "I agree" in order to get credit for "responding". Sometimes I miss the real conversation and debate that occurs in a classroom setting. It can also be hard to sort through the spelling and grammar errors of other students. I have sometimes wondered how some of my classmates even graduated high school...but that is no different than I felt in my time at a traditional university and in the military.

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Starting My Final Class

MBA - December 20, 2011
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I recently completed my second to the last class and now all I have to complete is my Cap Stone Project for my MBA. Most of my instructors were very easy to get ahold of and the two that I called were quick to get back to me. I have to give a 10 to my advisor. She was great and kept me focused throughout my degree program. She helped me when I needed it the most. I have attended several colleges and Universities and only once before had I felt like I had someone that cared about my success as much as she did. I’m proud to say I studied and worked very hard to achieve my 3.9 GPA but, like most things you are only going to get out of it what you put into it. I could have skated by and still graduated with a 3.6 but it’s more than a GPA it’s the value of education I wanted, not just the degree. I would recommend this University to anyone. I wish it offered a DBA.

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful

Business BS

Undergraduate Business - November 28, 2011
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I like my business courses at Grantham. The instructors have been very good to work with each term. The flexibility Grantham offers is what I need. I truly believe you will get out of the degree (or each class) what you put in the class. The support I have received has always been great.

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Honest Opinion of Grantham

Information Technology - November 12, 2011
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I recently received by Bachelors at Grantham. Overall I have been impressed with the school. Now I know there is a issue with accreditation among a lot of folks. Nationally vs regionally does not make a difference from a workforce standpoint.Its an individual/business bias. Actually very few employers even ask about accreditation. If and when a company/business does a degree audit it will still show its accreditation by the Department of Education. Most employers don't know the difference anyway and neither is better than the other. Only area it might affect you is transfer of credits going from a Associates to a Bachelors to a Masters. But its no difference going from one regionally accredited school to another. Ask me how I know. They will not accept all transfer credits either. But for those that plan to go to a regionally accredited from a nationally accredited there are a number of schools out there that will transfer over credits with ease from nationally accredited colleges. For those getting teaching degree's or other specialized degree's I would recommend you stick with RA. Most of them will not accept a NA as it stands right now. Currently there is a national body at the federal level that is trying to level the field and have all colleges and universities that accredited at both the NA and RA levels make it easier on the student in credit transfer.But keep in mind schools whether RA or NA are going to try and get as much money out of you as they can. Doesn't take PhD to figure that out. Do your research on both accreditation. Go to the Department of Educations website. It has all the info you need on the subject. Don't take my word or anyone else word read it for yourself. Then make your choice from there. I'm finishing up my MS in Information Management-Project Management at Grantham. And oh by the way my degree from Grantham so far is netting me a 6 figure income.

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Dishonesty in this school

MBA - September 26, 2011
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This school is a joke because they have received their money to pay their salaries from my financial aid loan but will not refund me my credit from my financial aid loan. Every time I call, I get told a different story or promise. I only work part-time and go to school the other time so I have expenses!! Not sure if I want to continue going here if this is the way they do their business! On a positive note, the classes are great and the instructor is too. I've only taken one graduate class at Grantham but, not sure if they want me to continue.

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Grantham University review.

Computer Science - June 26, 2011
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I see some comment on here that leave me a little confused. I see one comment complaining about not getting lectures? It's online, not Haravard,you are given material and the course is designed to basically be self taught and self led with additional help with from the instuctor and classmates.Then I see complaint about not being able to get get support and have called them over and over.I personally think the support is awesome,both times I enrolled(because I took an extended break) I was walked step by step.I had two people call me from their house, on there off day to ensure I was being taken care of AND one of them had to let me go during a tornado.I don't know how better that gets.I have been to 2 other name brand online colleges, which I will not mention their name, and it was not the best experience.I have had nothing but positive experience here. The classrooms <virtual> are pretty organized and you can even turn on PDA mode which makes it render easier on mobile devices. As far as technology, I think it is up to par with the other two name brand schools I attended. I was a little disappointed with one of my courses, the book was slightly outdated BUT the certain technology is relatively new and the changes that were implimented aren't a big enough differenced to make a fuss about. With a cheat sheet you can see the updates to it and fill in the blanks which honestly is pretty much the way technology goes anyway.That is why I waited until I was closer to retirement to do this degree so I was a little more up to speed when I get out. As far as value goes, I think it's a great value. The other two schools i mententioned I attended nickeled and dimed me to death. They wanted a fee for almost everything so even after the high cost of tuition was paid I still had to come out of pocket for more stuff and with this school even the books are included in the tuition. They are real books also, not e-books like I got before with other schools. So all in al this school has been pretty good to me and if you are looking at going to an online school I would suggest this one. If you want to sit through boring lectures that have been told over and over again go find a brick and mortar school.

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Save your money

Information Technology - May 13, 2011
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I know it's "online" and all... But the whole class was nothing more than a garden variety textbook and a list of assignments. My thought was "Ok, is it that hard to put up some video lectures or something? I don't need to pay a thousand dollars to sit and read a textbook!" I would say save your money and go to the library. This school is a really poor value.

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Easy classes, great instructors

Information Technology - May 4, 2011
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I completed 3 classes in 8 weeks with Grantham and had no problems what-so-ever. I am not sure where all the negative feedback is coming from. Every time I needed to get a hold of my adviser, it was usually within a day that he returned my emails. The instructors were accessible view email at all times. The classes were pretty easy but challenging enough to keep my interest. I would be continuing on but with a problem with one of my past colleges, I would be placed on academic hold if I tried to enroll again. My problem, not Grantham's. For the price that they charge per CR HR, you can't got wrong. I did a lot of researching of online colleges and Grantham is probably one of the less expensive colleges available. The others that are pretty close in price are AIU, CTU and CIU. I will be going to CIU because the programs there are pretty close to Grantham's. Plus the price is better.

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A good online college

Information Technology - April 7, 2011
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Lets be honest... Grantham University is an online university. It is not going to be neccessarily easy nor are you going to receive "lectures". It's ONLINE. Do you really expect an online institution to give you lectures? In my experience so far I have received weekly guidelines of what is expected to be done and what I need to submit. Following the guideline I have so far done quite well -- I have a high A in all my courses. Although I do have a secret... I ask the teachers questions and I don't put it off until the last day. I can't speak for other peoples teacher encounters but for me I have always received an answer within the 48 hour window I am afforded. (read the policy -- they MUST reply within 48 hours) So to the dissenters I ask -- what are you expecting? There aren't any lectures and you alone are responsible for your learning. If you can't teach yourself you shouldn't be taking online courses.

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My Experience

BS Electronics Engineering Technology - October 2, 2010
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I attended this university for a week. I will give a quick rundown of the admissions part and what didn't sit right with me. First of all I had to start a week later than was planned because I could never get a hold of my admissions rep (I would call every day). I did get a hold of her the day before I was going to start classes and she didn't want to cram so she postponed my date for a week later. Once I started I was told that none of my previous college, military, training, or certificates were going to transfer over towards my degree. Seems a little fishy to me when the university that I went to after dropping Grantham transferred 42 credits. Seems like Grantham wants to con you into taking more courses with them so they can rake in the money. Also a friend of mine that I know goes to Grantham, they told him that he was going to have credits that will transfer. The credits that they transferred didn't even go towards his degree! They just sit there in a bucket not being used, just another example of Grantham wanting money. I won't say what university I ended up going to because I don't want to sound like I am trying to sell something here. I did call/email/chat with around 20 different online universities before I made my mind up and I am so happy where I am at now. Great military reps etc... Do your research and choose what your gut tells you.

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Final

MBA - September 5, 2010
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I have recently completed my MBA with Grantham and wanted to give my honest assessment of the experience. I have found that some instructors are better than others, while the contact with some was easy while others was like pulling teeth. Based on my undergrad experience at a traditional university the same could be said about their faculty as well. My SPR was excellent, could not have been better. I did notice that sometimes the instuctor would issue an A for an assignment even if it was not of the highest caliber. There were times that I was rushed and did not do well but still recieved an A which should have been a B or C. I must say there seems to be some grade inflation. In the discussion forums it seemed like a lot of the students were late in submitting assignments, typical student stuff. The program is what you make it to be, one could skate by and graduate but if you applied yourself then it was very useful.

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Grantham Is Awesome!

Information Technology - August 6, 2010
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Grantham was great.I had one year of college left in a BS in CS and finished it with Grantham. The people who complain about Grantham seem very immature and want to be spoon fed. I have been taking Grantham 3 years and I have never ever had an issue with them. Trust me doing programming and Data Structures and Physics with online is tough but Grantham teachers and staff made my journey great. Thank God for Grantham. My next job promotion was because the job requires a BSCS and I had only a 2 year from a 2 year college. I learned more with Grantham that with my 2 year college. I found out what I can really do if I put my mind and heart to it. Grantham or any school is what you make. Grantham Rocks! I got this IT Manager promotion in part due to my BSCS degree. Oh yeah. And those of you who talk bad about Grantham grow up. I doubt very much you could make it in any school. Really. I have watching Grantham for 25 years when I was in the USAF and after many years of doubt I jump in and found out Grantham is improving itself every day. And there new Angel software kicks but. Go Grantham go. You do a agreat job. God bless. Robert Wisconsin

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Grantham University Review

Criminal Justice - July 21, 2010
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For me this has been a wonderful experience. the academic advisors email throughout the course making sure you don't need anything and when you do they will always get back to you with an answer. Not all my teachers have been stellar but for the most part they give you assistance when needed and if you are going to be late on a assignment then they ususally grant you extensions no questions asked. Right now I am finishing my degree in CJ and I wwill continue my masters through this University. Those that have problems here are probably impatient and just negative all around. things are going to go wrong but if you know how to ask for help it is there for you.

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Grad 2007 Enrolled PhD-Regionally Accredited Univ.

Business Admin - July 5, 2010
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Since graduation in 2007, I have been on a fast track to complete my MBA and now on track for Doctorate degree. I am a current academic aministrator, college professor and mult-business owner. Ask yourself this question. "Why am I here, what do I plan to accomplish?" This school is dedicated to providing you with the foundational material and skills to prepare any individual for success in the future. Do not be the barrier to your own success. Create opportunities if current ones do not exist. We live in a unique world where we have choices; we do not have to take a job or stay in one location, discover what you like and find an opportunity to complete your next objective in life. Words from the wise, move forward not backwards and you’ll soon make your dreams for yourself and your families come true. If you want to know more, Google Shaun Manzano.

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BSEET 5 classes left

Engineering - July 3, 2010
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There is no hand holding at this school, so if you keep your expectations at a minimum it isn't too bad. It is up to you to follow up, and schedule your classes carefully. Each course has a strict timeline of 8 weeks. For some classes this is not bad, but for the precalculus and calculus classes it was brutal. There are many complaints regarding the difficulties in transferring credit to other institutions. Having researched transferring to different schools, I would like to post what I found. Generally, some credits would transfer. I found that for similar courses of study, other colleges had slightly different class names. Since the classes were not one for one, less credit would transfer. Transferring to another school would also had required me to take more elective classes. Most colleges require that a certain number of credits be completed at their institution as a requirement for graduation. Most schools have placement exams, and if the courses have been completed then a CLEP or similar would be the most effective way to transfer. For the difference in cost of tuition and books, it isn't a bad trade up. It is best to stay with one school, if possible, because it will result in the quickest route to a degree. While much is learned while going to school, the purpose of going to school is to establish the knowledge that provides the skillset to be able to research a problem and provide an effective solution. The research that is done, over time, provides experience, and is what most employers ultimately want.

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Buyer Beware

Business Admin - June 17, 2010
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I can't say enough bad things about this school. It has been nothing but problems. When you farm out your curriculum, and have teachers that aren't PhDs, you never know what you're going to get. Very unsatisfied. If I had to do it over, I would have gone to a real school.

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Bachelor Electronic

Engineering - June 6, 2010
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I am severely dissappointed. When I first started I took 35 credit hours straight with no problems, because I knew the material and teaching me wasn't necessary. then I started the signal and system theory course. All of this course was new and foreign to me and I recieved no help and have failed the course twice, there is no examples that even closely resemble the test questions, the labs are utterly confusion with no examples, the homework is left to google.com and no one will help me anywhere. Sux all around, I am attending this fall to South Alabama, what a waste of time this school has been.

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Nothing But Bad Experiences

Criminal Justice - April 24, 2010
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I enrolled in this school with the advice of a friend, I started my Major In BA, but switched to CJ, simply because I needed my degree for promotion reasons. From the day I switched it was nothing but problems, the student rteps dont return your phone call or email even though I have been in the school of almost a year and send them my records they claimed they did not have it, Very few of my prior credits were evaluated even though they were from a regionally acredited school, think they want you to take more of their classes. I felt like I was a piece of meat the only time I heard from my student rep was when she neded me to sign up for a new class from the day I enrolled in the class i never heard from her again. I recently had to call and ask that she be changed as my rep because she has failed me in every endeavor, from the computer scholarship program, enrolling in classes, getting my transcrips and processing my enrollment. I sined up for a class a mont prior to the start date, I am deployed so I thought being proactive I will sign up and have my books on time, worng! she sent me an email one day prior to the start date " sorry your class was not processed in the system even though E,ARMYU had it processed, she was just too dran lazy to take care of my enrollment before the start date. I can write a thesis on Grantham, they boast to be military friendly, NOT! ALL THEY CARE IS THAT THEY GET THEIR MONEY, I am stuck I am so far along that it would be stupid to change schools, maybe I am just unlucky with the great reviews I see posted here. My soldiers always ask me what is the best school i tell them dont touch Grantham with a 10 foot pole.

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Great School

Undergraduate Business - March 30, 2010
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I have two degrees from Grantham. Associates in Business Administration and Bachelors in Multidiciplinary Studies. I am currently enrolled in the Masters program. I have taken brick and motor classes, Grantham gives a different experience than other traditional colleges, but it is a good value. I would rather pay $250 per credit hr than $641 per credit hr and all books and materials were included. I even received a free laptop from them. If you are using TA or GI bill this is perfect. I have no debt at all. I have had my issues with the school, but its what you take from your experience that is the true value. Things I did not enjoy were the changing of Student progress reps, Book shipments and some of the instructors not grading in timely fashion. These are things that can hinder you at any institution. I feel that it was all worth it. Regionally acredited colleges and nationally acredited colleges have one difference, Regional schools are Non Profit. This is what you are paying for. UOP use to be for profit and no one would accept their credits either. Now that they are Non Profit, they are treated like the best school ever. This is just an excuse to charge more for the same education. As long as you have official Transcripts from and accredited College, you will get a good job.

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Post Graduate Summary

MBA - March 23, 2010
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I am retired military and also work as a government civilian on a military installation. I completed my bachelor's degree as well as my Master's degree at Grantham. ALL of my transcripts have been entered as official documents into my civilian personnel record and are deemed accredited for purposes of career advancement.

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Little Support

Undergraduate Business - March 9, 2010
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I was attending University of Grantham when I was granted a special waiver to retire versus forced to PCS to another base in a few months. Due to all the planning to retire (outprocessing, job & house hunting, finding a suitable stateside college for my kid, etc.) I asked permission from my Student Progress Pepresentative for an "exception to policy" with additional 15 days to finish my final course. A dean from another department contacted me and said he saw no reason to approve my request. He stated that he knew full well that retiring from overseas took alot of time, he in fact, did the same thing recently, but I knew my plans ahead of time and had enough time to complete my courses (the other course taken during the semester was finished). When I looked up this Dean's name, found out that he didn't even retire from uniformed service overseas, was a high ranking civil service employee from the education section of the U.S. Air Force. I had all A's, except one "B", now with a "F". I keep getting contacted by Grantham University offering to "help me" to re-enroll to finish my degree, Fat Chance...

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Grantham SUCKS!!!!!!!!!

BS Electronics Engineering Technology - March 4, 2010
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This college has let me down. Starting my first lab with them i found out 3 weeks into the course that i had the wrong version of there computer lab. So i got the right one ordered. It was back logged it took another 6 weeks to get. After starting the lab over i received zero help from my instructor. I requested 8 times to drop this course. Which they did not do. Then i got an letter from the Navy wanted me to pay for my class that i failed. How could this be i had requested to be withdrawn. bottom line was that i was over the time limit to get it withdrawn. I contacted Gratham and explained the whole situation. They finally paid the Navy for the course. But low and behold they still posted an F for the course. Now i can not take any courses using TA because i have a GPA below 2.0. Thanks Grantham for nothing. Not only can i not take any classes from you i can't take any courses from anyone else using TA.

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So far so good

MBA - March 2, 2010
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I just recently completed my fourth class toward my MBA. I'd have to say I'm pleased with how everything is progressing at this point. Early on there were some issues with student reps changing but I have now had a great student rep for the last couple of classes who keeps in touch on a regular basis. Earning an MBA for me with give me personal satisfaction and hopefully more opportunities. I enjoy online learning using their G-Life platform. At the end of the day I don't know that I'll be competing against MBA's from Harvard or Yale but if I am I'd feel good about my chances as much of it is personality based anyway. I looked at other schools like University of Phoenix, Capella and for the price I am able to maximize my tuition reimbursement. Grantham is one of about four online schools that my company reccomends and I work for a Fortune 300 company who would not align themselves with just anyone.

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Very Pleased

Engineering - February 19, 2010
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I am very pleased with my experience. I have 3 classes remaining to finish my BSEET. I have been accepted into a regionally accredited and ABET accredited university for a Masters program in System Engineering. College is what you make of it. If you choose to learn, then you will. Conversely, if you try and cheat your way through, that will be evident in a job interview. Although, in Engineering classes, I don't see how you could cheat. I would say that if you are not strong in math don't attempt Calculus and Physics online.

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Good School no complaints

Information Technology - January 29, 2010
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I have been attending Grantham 3 years and I am almost done. I grad this 2010. I called my near by college and asked if they would take my degree and if I could teach their with a BS degree from Grantham, they said yes. Marshfield Hospital one of the biggest clinics in the nation told me they accepted Granthams BS degree. I am confused how I read such bad comments on this forum. Grantham is good. and another thing, if you cheat you cheat yourself and people cheat in brick and mortar schools i know. 3/4 of my degree was at a brick school I have only needed 1 last year and I decided on grantham due to the price and flexibility. Students cheat in brick schools too dont be fooled...Grantham is good and even better with their online angel system. It is nice.

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Worth the Time and Money

Business Admin - January 7, 2010
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Grantham met all of my needs and then some. They followed me from the states, to Iraq, and back, twice and my student reps couldn't have been better. Grantahm allowed me to accelerate my education on my terms and was a huge value. Completing my degree is definately a lifetime highlight but the confidence received from successfully teaching myself College Algebra, Finite Mathmatics, and 2 Statistics classes after being a so-so high school student will pay dividends as well. This school is not for the weak or fainthearted. You must be a self starter, able to self learn, and possess a disciplined stick-with-it-ness to acheive success. The course work was challenging and relevant and I have already applied the knowledge gained to my daily work. All in all an outstanding experience. Perfect fit in meeting the demands of military members. Rangers Lead The Way!

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Promoted

Business Admin - November 19, 2009
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Promoted! Thanks Grantham! 20 yrs of experience is worth about as much as a degree from Grantham. How do I figure that. With just a degree I would need almost 20 yrs experience to get the job I had without a degree. To get the promotion I need both. Having one without the other, doesn't get you promoted. I've posted on several Grantham bashing web sites just to say "if it doesn't work for you, try something else." Those who have a career and know Grantham will meet their needs should enroll. If you're looking to start a career, depending on you level of aspiration, I would recommend you look elsewhere. Just being honest, but It has and continues to work for me.

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Don't waste your time

Undergraduate Business - November 17, 2009
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This school is closer to a Diploma Mill than a Regionally Acc college. At 750 per course is not a good deal! you can get that same price from other regionally acc colleges...UOP, Excelsior, GWU, Penn State online, Central Texas..etc...etc..and these schools are well known. Don't be fooled by those Grantham Recruiters on base! Get a real degree.

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Above Average...

Information Technology - November 7, 2009
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I've read several reviews from a few of the other colleges; Devry, University of Phoenix, and Colorado Technical University to name a few. I don't think there is a single school out there that fully pleases all of its students. I am in my second year of Computer Science and as prone to complaining as I can be, I really have no major complaints about the school. I keep hearing how it isn't Regionally Acredited, but I've read the pages from the Department of Education, CHEA, HETA, and all those other acronyms that say regional vs. national should make little differenc. When I research jobs in my future field, the descriptions alway ask for an "acredited" degree. None ask specifically for regional over national. The school itself can be a pain at times... sometimes the grades don't come back as quick as they should, some instructors don't even look at your work, if you have a problem it can be a bit of a hassle to get it solved quickly... but a lot of these issues occur everywhere you go. I've attended Southern Illinois University and Richland College in Dallas, both on-campus and I've attended Cleveland Institute of Electronics online and I would put Grantham above all of those. As I've heard others say, you get what you put into it. If you don't want to do the reading, you can just skip around and do the minimum, but you can do that anywhere if you want. The key is to WANT to learn while you're doing the work. I may be back on here in six months totally ripping the school, but after 16 months I still enjoy the experience.

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Grantham Instructors

Information Technology - September 29, 2009
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I am retired Army E-9, I completed my M.S. degree from Grantham and I applied to teach online courses for them. They will not hire me because my degree in not Regionally Accredited. How stupid is that they can take your money give you a degree but it is not good enough to teach for them. I also applied to various other colleges (online instructor) and standard ground campuses and none of them accept my M.S. as good enough to teach. That school is a joke. They are a bunch of Hipocrits! To all my military members stay away from this school please.

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BSBA

Business Admin - September 15, 2009
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I completed my Under Grad degree in July 09; I started my degree back in 2006 so that’s not too bad. Over all Grantham is a great school for the money. I too had three student Reps over the years, but people move on to better jobs so I understand. My instructors where there for me and my student Reps always..always helped me whenever I needed help. As for my credits, I have gone on to Post University MBA program, this is one of the best colleges in the country and they accepted my credits. So don't think you cannot use your Grantham credits anywhere else, this is not true. I went to Post University because of less course work and I think a better overall MBA program.

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WORTHLESS DEGREE

Undergraduate Business - September 1, 2009
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Grantham Unv. degrees are a rip-off. Most Base Education OfficerS do not recommend the Unv. because their credits don't transfer over to 99% of other universities. Also only 10% of Grantham University Employees have degrees and I only think that is the people in the Military Department which is about 10-20 people out of about 500-1000 employess. It basically is a sales type college only wanting to sell you a worthless degree that no one will except. You can't get a teacher's Lic., A transfer to a State University in any State College or Community College, a Nurse Lic or LVN Lic, a Phsy Lic and various other Licenses. So why waste your time there....YOU ARE BETTER OFF PRINTING A DEGREE FROM YOUR PRINTER AT YOUR HOUSE WITH A FAKE COLLEGE NAME..................

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Transfer

Criminal Justice - August 8, 2009
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I recently moved to a different base. I went to the education office to see about transferring the 90+ credits from Grantham, seeking regional accreditation. THe first school i talked to will take 67 credits, and will award an associates after taking 15 credit hours with them. Grantham has evolved dramatically over the last few years, but im tired of waiting on them to upgrade. Regional accreditation opens more doors than just national. THats the truth. I will still persue my bachelors with them being so close already.

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the truth

Criminal Justice - August 7, 2009
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Ive been with grantham for a while. Im almost done with the bachelors. THis school has come along way, as has online ed in a whole. It fit good with all the moving around and deployments. THis degree is not worthless by any means and will open many doors, but not as many as a regionally accretited school. I have a 2 yr degree from them it is recognized by the military and federal governemnt and by two states when inquiring about state jobs. I did have 2 police departmentstell me they wont except transcripts from a nationally accredited school. As far as transferring, it isnt easy and they all wont transfer. I did find a regioanlly accredited school with minimum effort that will accept 67 credit hours from them. I i have to take a a few steps back but will transferr some credits to have aregionall accredited degree and will also finish with grantham, their degree will get you more money from your military retirement as well ;)

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MBA Program follow up review

Business Admin - June 28, 2009
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This post is follow up to my April 2008 review. I am currently working on the fourth class in my MBA program. Overall I am still pleased. My SPR has changed which is annoying again but the classes are still time consuming and challenging. The last class I copmleted was BA645 which is project management. (This class in particular related directly to my job and resulting in my earning a bonus for progress on a project that nobody said could be done.) I take the time to read and understand all of the material and find it worth the effort. As I stated before, you get what you put into it and this time next year I plan to start shopping around for a new job with my MBA. Expected grad date is July 2010. It all boils down to knowlege, certifications and networking being the keys to sucess.

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Grantham

Computer Engineering Tech - June 18, 2009
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Grantham as a whole is OK. Is it MIT? By far no. Is it a wast of time and money? By far no. I have have a degree from St Leo university (both brick and mounter and on line courses) I attended a couple of community collages as well as Radford University in VA. My primary problem was I did not know what I wanted to be when I grew up. On line vis classroom. Classes in a classroom are much easier in my opinion than On line classes partially due to the lower amount of pear interaction. Format makes a huge difference. Forced discussion boards and webanars is the way to go. Because of Grantham 's increased (alittle to much) flexibility to deployed military members their utilization of technology is a little lacking. That being said I do see improvements with their new platform and some of my instructors are beginning to use technologies such as Skype to hold their office house. I would like to see Grantham embrace these technologies more in order to improve overall quality of education. Because of time flexibility On line classes are my best choice. If you are not disciplined do not attend any on line class as you will not do the work and will fail. If you have a problem with an instructor make it known to the administration. If if you have and idea for technologies to better facilitate your education make it know to the administration. In the end it is your education and you will get out of it exactly what you put in. Open book tests: On line classes have open book tests! So do traditional classes. So does life. I know no engineers who do no reference. The key to anything is knowing how to find the material you kneed to solve the problem. That is the entire basis of higher education. It is not wrote memorization but the ability to determine the proper course of action with the given variables that defines success. The key to preventing the over utilization of reference materials on examinations is time limits. Which I am seeing more and more instructors at Grantham utilize. Credits not transferring. Ok now this kink of sucks. A lot of Grantham's credits will not transfer to some traditional schools. This is a true deficit of Grantham's. That being said. No matter where you go you are going to run into transfer credit problems. Unless the course work is near identical most of your upper level classes anywhere have a hard time transferring to something useful for you. Grantham could improve its position by seeking regional accreditation. If you do not plan on finishing your degree at Grantham I would not start for now. All in all I am content with Grantham and wold give it an overall rating of a C+ with MIT being an A+ but I don't have A+ time. If I cold be a full time student I would not attend Grantham but only because I would like to have lab time. Grantham is getting the job done and is working for me.

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Accreditation?

Undergraduate Business - June 2, 2009
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Regionally means colleges and university are part of that region's accreditation, there are six regions of accrediting bodies. Nationally means any college or university from any region can apply for nationally accreditation, which is one body. The Department of Education does not state one is better than the other. The difference is regionally accreditation is more expensive, don't like to accept other school's credits if they are nationally accredited. The reason why is because regionally accreditation has higher fees to be part of so that is why most of those colleges are expensive and make you pay for books to help build up the cost. Your Military credits (SMARTS or AARTS) are nationally accredited by ACE American Council of Education. This is why those schools that are regionally accredited don't except much of your military credits. The bottom line here is these regionally accredited schools want to be on base and recruit to up their enrollments but are they really there for the service member? You have to decide which route is a better fit for your self. I have two regionally accredited degrees: A. S.and a B.S. (criminal justice) Both cost me money out of my pocket, 9 out of my 70 military credits went towards my A.S. And zero for my B.S. Both degrees charged me for books and neither of them guaranteed me a job in the criminal justice world. I have a M. Ed from a nationally accredited University and I am currently working in the Higher Education Field. You make the decision. This is the top clue if a university is a good fit for military personnel: If a university can't tell you how many credits up front they will take into one of their programs they might not be likely to take any of your military credits if so very few. Thank you, CWO4 USMC (Ret) M.Ed

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Accreditation?

Undergraduate Business - June 2, 2009
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Accreditation? Regionally means colleges and university are part of that region's accreditation, there are six regions of accrediting bodies. Nationally means any college or university from any region can apply for nationally accreditation, which is one body. The Department of Education does not state one is better than the other. The difference is regionally accreditation is more expensive, don't like to accept other school's credits if they are nationally accredited. The reason why is because regionally accreditation has higher fees to be part of so that is why most of those colleges are expensive and make you pay for books to help build up the cost. Your Military credits (SMARTS or AARTS) are nationally accredited by ACE American Council of Education. This is why those schools that are regionally accredited don't except much of your military credits. The bottom line here is these regionally accredited schools want to be on base and recruit to up their enrollments but are they really there for the service member? You have to decide which route is a better fit for your self. I have two regionally accredited degrees: A. S.and a B.S. (criminal justice) Both cost me money out of my pocket, 9 out of my 70 military credits went towards my A.S. And zero for my B.S. Both degrees charged me for books and neither of them guaranteed me a job in the criminal justice world. I have a M. Ed from a nationally accredited University and I am currently working in the Higher Education Field. You make the decision. This is the top clue if a university is a good fit for military personnel: If a university can't tell you how many credits up front they will take into one of their programs they might not be likely to take any of your military credits if so very few. Thank you,

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Great School

AA-GS - June 2, 2009
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Ok Grantham is not Regionally Acc but soon to be. They applied for the Regional Acc. Do you really know what the difference is? I work in Higher Education and the Dept. of Education does not say one is better than the other. Regional is what it is...a bunch of schools in that region (like Mafia). National is any school from any region can join the National Acc body. Now that is the difference and this is why regionally acc schools don't like to take credits from other schools that are not in their region. From Higher Education

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Good School, Worth the money!

Information Technology - May 24, 2009
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Grantham is a great school for military members! I see a lot of post on here that say other wise but there is one thing that I learned is that when you go to any college you need to stick with that college or else you do take a chance of not being able to transfer any of your credits. Also, Grantham isn't the only school in America that has issues with transfering there credits! If you feel that you need to spend twice as much to get a degree then go ahead but remember that the people who teach classes at Grantham are also as educated as those who who teach at the more expensive colleges. College to me overall is all about money no matter were you go but getting your education is one of the most important things that a person can get. Education should be affordable to everyone not just to those who can afford expensive colleges. Good luck to everyone and I'll be graduating from Grantham University with my Masters Degree in IT next May 2010!

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great college

Engineering - May 17, 2009
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I have completed two associate degrees at two separate regular colleges. Grantham university has been very challenging and I’d recommend it to anybody interested in continuing there education.

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Grantham a waste of time

Information Technology - May 12, 2009
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Grantham basically preys on Soldiers. One class will cost you a $1000.00 of tuition assistance and good luck getting any of your credits to transfer. Even AMU wouldn't touch Grantham credits. I finally found a brick and mortar school that would let me audit a class if I took it at Grantham or write a paper proving I had working knowledge. Your better off not wasting your time or money. BTW I now have my BS is psych from Corban College in Salem OR.

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straight up review

Information Technology - May 11, 2009
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All this is an honest review. I have been enrolled with Grantham for over three years. The only issue that i have with the school is that my progress Rep. would change every 6 months or so. I had no problems with the new angels platform, actually I prefer it compared with the old system. Grantham is a legitimate school without this school I would have never earned my degree. Navy Mustang!

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No Complaints

Criminal Justice - May 8, 2009
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Other than the whole accreditation thing, I don’t really have any gripes with Grantham. My BA in Criminal Justice enabled me to score a job with the Department of Veterans Affairs, in Boston, where I will be working as a Veterans Service Representative; the credits I earned from Grantham are recognized by both Harvard University and the University of Massachusetts, but I’ve decided to continue my studies with Drexel University, in Philadelphia, which also recognized my Grantham degree; and, in my last job, I was finally promoted.

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I Hate Grantham

Undergraduate Business - April 28, 2009
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I attended Grantham for three courses back in 2007. Needless to say I had to withdrawal from all of them and pay back military TA $2250.00. Thanks Grantham!!! I got all A's on my easy, open book, multiple choice, moranic tests. When it came to the proctored final exams, I didn't have the time or sources to get them down within my time line. No one could help me or extend my due time, at all. There were no exceptions and regardless of my excellent, perfect grades, the classes counted as a fail because I didn't finish a exam the was only a minimal percentage of the total grade. Heck, I would take a B, I guess. Rip off, waste of time school. Cost me alot of hard earned cash and time. I don't recommend nationally accredited schools anyway, unless you're employed solid, and you just need a piece of paper...for wiping.

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OK at best

Criminal Justice - April 25, 2009
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I was turned on to this school knowing what it was but was limited on what i could do. My friend got a promotion because of this degree. I called certain police forces that require education, no problems so far with this school. I dont expect all the doors to be open but some are. I started with them and will finish, which is the only way to go with this type of school. If you plan on transfering look elsewhere, it wont be immpossible but it wont be easy.Hear this haters and lovers alike, honestly, when i started in 05 it seemed like a joke. It has evolved, with the recent implimentation of the angel system and others, it is no joke. Im glad im approaching the end becasue it has become very demanding. It is clear that this school is a business first but it is also clear the are striving for better recognition. I hope they get it for all those that put everything into this school. Good Luck to all.

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Grantham University

Information Technology - April 12, 2009
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Wow! When is this going to end. OK, we get it. Grantham sucks. Look, I have my Masters Degree from Grantham. I've been employed for the past 20 years for a large organization and the degree from Grantham has given me the promotion that I was seeking. I needed a Masters Degree. I didnt need one from USC, Harvard, Princeton, Yale.......just a Masters Degree. This is probably the case for a lot of folks that get their degree from Grantham. We can do our own research and make our own decisions. We know, we know, Grantham isnt fully accredited.....bla bla bla. If you dont want to get a degree from Grantham than move on with life. Stop make yourselves miserable....get your degree from wherever is going to make you happy.

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MBA program

Business Admin - March 28, 2009
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I just started my MBA with Grantham and have not encountered any problems to date. The class work is time consuming because I put in the time to read and research. I also have noticed that the class average grade is about 15 points below mine which is an A currently. This program is just as it is with any other, you get what you put into it. The next item is the accredidation issue. I have a bachelors degree from a regionally accredited university, Big Ten to be exact and I would say that I am learning more here than when I was a full time student. Grantham is not perfect but it is affordable and will add to my tool kit in my job. Bottom line, you get what you put into something and I am not worried about transfer credits. My big deal regionally accredited university gave me a hard time when I took classes from one of its satelite campuses. It is all about money when it comes to transfers.

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Current student

Undergraduate Business - March 21, 2009
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I am wrapping up my last year for my B.S. I have been in business for a long time and I haven't needed a degree until recently. I have attended 2 big name universities and I can honestly say that the work at Grantham is as challenging as I have seen. My low-down: I have one instructor that I can't stand so far, but that is normal. The support is typically the same day. I don't like the late hours researching for papers, but again, normal. I will say that you have to be a bit of a self starter. There really isn't anyway directly accessible to hold your hand. I suppose this is where the phrase "adult learner" may play a part. I probably wouldn't go here if I were thinking of switching schools as there seems to be issues with xfers. This is a good means of gaining a legitimate degree to get the box checked for the employer. As an employer I will tell you that experience is what the employer really wants, but I have to be able to check the box for "Degreed" to move on. Anyway, that's my .02.

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Grantham is a solid school

Undergraduate Business - February 23, 2009
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Grantham has earned a A+ rating with the BBB, if there were any real issues with the school, why not file a complaint with the BBB, there are a lot of people that are using this sight to post derrogatory info against the school because they refused to do proper research prior to enrolling, I agree granthum is no better or no worse than any other online school. As far as i am concerned they are a solid school to earn an online degree. I am currently working on my Bachelors degree with 4 more classes left, I have been taking classes over a year with no problems.

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Grantham is Alright by me

Undergraduate Business - February 13, 2009
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I'm writing this review in reference to Grantham University... As a working adult with a wife, 2 kids, foreclosed home and high level IT engineering job. I found Grantham to be an excellent program. In comparison to schools that are neighbors to my home (Strayer, both online, in-class and video-Instructor led and George Mason- More traditional some online) the cost of Grantham and the flexible plans out weigh some of the closers schools. I would like to note that some of Grantham's advanced courses (physics, trig, calculus) are not something that anyone should take online (Unless, you have clear concepts of advance mathematics). However, Grantham instructor assistance is very poor and I've been attending the school since 03 but have been on hiatus since 06. Beyond the instructor assistance I love how they tailor the course. Again if you good, you can complete a course in a month (I have done that from some of my IT classes that I've been using for the past 8 years) clearly increasing the ability to graduate earlier. If given multiple choices Grantham would be one of my top picks to include, Troy, Florida-Northwestern or Strayer University. Strayer is good but $1200 per class plus an additional 15 extra course on top of what you may have already completed is non-sense. Clearly they are seeking to acquire $30K from anyone in attendance.

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School Works For Me

Information Technology - February 6, 2009
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After reading these reviews I had to say something! I give Grantham a 7, they met all my requirements and I enjoyed 90% of the assignments! Yes, credits don't transfer, but I did my homework, before I enrolled! Very flexible schedules, high turnovers rate of Student Rep's, instructor's are ok, no problems in my 6 years of attending. Final thoughts, yes a regional accredited college, I would recommend if you can. But, I know for some of us, this is the only way to get a degree. I'm retired Air Force and now make triple figures, so the question is "regional" or "distance" what works for you.

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New Angel Program sucks

Criminal Justice - February 1, 2009
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The school just adopted a new learning program called "Angel" which is completely different then the old learning style. It follows the style that many online universities do today, filled with discussion boards and due dates, the only reason I liked this university is now gone. As soon as I get my transcripts from Grantham I'm going to Southern Colombia University which uses the old Grantham concept but cheaper.

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Starting over

Business Admin - January 17, 2009
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Okay the books are in fact real text books, the same ones you would find in a real school. That is about the only thing you could use to compare Grantham University to a real school. Sorry Mr. Macon it just sucks! I am now starting over and going for a REAL degree at a REAL school.

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military veteran quits grantham !

Business Admin - January 1, 2009
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I just quit Grantham.. as an employee ..way too much fraud.. this place thrives off hosing down soldiers and taking their money.. and what is worst is that only very few places accept Grantham credits..Not regionally accredited... what a scam.. Save your money ..go to a regionally accredited school.. I once swore an oath to defend America from enemies both foreign and domestic...GRANTHAM is the enemy of US Military soldiers and preys upon them and their families... that is why I quit.... being a former soldier myself.. I just could not let one more person be defrauded........

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2 thumbs up!!!!

Information Technology - November 30, 2008
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Hi, I have been a student of Grantham University since 2006 and have finally graduated. First, compared them with other distance education programs available and traditional brick and mortar schools; I chose Grantham because of its flexibility with my military schedule. Grantham's IT courses are current and relevant to the field. I have had positive things to say about my student progress representatives, teachers, and its faculty. Grantham allowed me to complete my Bachelor's degree in engineering. I never had such good instructors that were there to help me one-on-one like Granthams instructorts have. Grantham University "has" leveled the playing field so "everyone" can achieve a high quality education. Also, have up-to-date courses and technology to keep them current with the bigger colleges. I highly recommend Grantham to you or anyone serious about getting thier degree. It takes loyalty, dedication, and time management to take classes online. I liked that versus being spoon fed as I was from some of these traditional schools I have attended in the past. Thank you!

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Electronics Engineering

Engineering - November 30, 2008
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Hello, I want to say that my experiences with Grantham was positive. I had help from the instructors on the weekends and whenever I needed help too. I'll be graduating in a few months and I am glad I chose this school. If you like learning online then Grantham is a great school for you. I highly recommend it to anyone. Thanks ~~~~~Bioguy96

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Don't believe it until you try it

Engineering - November 21, 2008
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I'm currently in the Computer Engineering Technology program and thus far I'm very satisfied. Unlike some of the others I have a broad scope of background education, b/m and online. I've done the Strayer University thing, I've done the Old Dominion University thing, I've done the ECPI thing, and I've done the Cleveland Institute of Electronics thing, and overall I have to say that I like Grantham more than any of the others. They have a very good curriculum and the price is right. Don't knock it 'til you try it. It's not for everyone, but if you're an independent person who is comfortable with managing your own time and educational goals then you'll do well and earn a respected degree. Hey ODU and Strayer accepted my DETC credits from CIE... so there you go.

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SUPPORT IS GREAT, CREDITS ARE NOT

Business Admin - November 17, 2008
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I SEE ALL THE OTHER REMARKS, IT IS TRUE, THE CREDITS DONT TRANSFER TO ALL SCHOOLS, BUT YOU RUN THAT CHANCE WITH ANY CLASS YOU TAKE, SO YOU HAVE TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK ON WHERE YOU WANT TO TRANSFER THEM TO. I WANT TO ASK WHY NOT JUST FINISH THE DEGREE FROM GRANTHAM AND NOT TRANSFER ??? THE SUPPORT I GOT FROM MY 1ST STUDENT REP WAS HORRIBLE, BUT THE ONE I HAVE NOW WALKS ON WATER WITH ME, SHE IS GREAT..... I WILL FINISH MY BACHELORS, AND THEN ON TO AN MBA. THE DEGREE IS WORTHWHILE, YOU HAVE TO PROVE YOURSELF TO THE PERSON PUTTING VALUE ON THE DEGREE, A DEGREE FROM HARVARD IS WORTH MORE THAN A DEGREE FROM CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE AND SO ON.... IF YOU PLAN ON TRANSFERRING CREDITS, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE, IF YOU CAN COMPLETE THE DEGREE, STAY WITH THEM.

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Don't Be Fooled By These Crooks

Criminal Justice - September 27, 2008
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I took 3 semester's worth of classes at Grantham Universtiy. I am a SSgt in the United States Air Force. This is a school that just has a lot of money, and can pay off sites like military.com to do their advertising. If you don't believe that they ARE NOT regionally accredited, just look at their website: http://www.grantham.edu/other/accreditation.php They talk about how important accreditation is. And they have a very professional looking website. Many people think that "nationally" accredited is what to look for, this is simply NOT true. They 'brag' about being accredited through DETC; which is a worthless Accrediting Commission. You want your school to be regionally accredited. PLEASE LISTEN TO ME, AND TAKE MY ADVICE!!! This school's credits are WORTHLESS! 100% WORTHLESS; I cannot get ANY OTHER School to accept my credits, the "CCAF (Community College of the Air Force) who paid for these classes won't even accept these credits (and I took Math Classes, English Classes, Physc, and a few criminal justice classes). I worked with 3 other people that went to this school, and completed all of their requirements for their CCAF, and when they went to go transfer their credits, CCAF wouldn't take any of them. None of the community colleges would take them. Rutger's wouldn't take them, no well known, respected university would touch them. All of these "positive" reviews HAVE to be from the school itself. I really wish military.com would stop take this school's advertising dollars, and stop putting them out as a "military friendly school". The course books are a JOKE. The course work is a joke, you just take mulitple choice tests, that are easy, and you are allowed to use the book. There is no time for the test either. Your not going to learn anything. And good luck trying to get in touch with anyone here. Tech support? Professors? Academic Deans? Advisors? NOTHING. The people you WILL here from are the admissions folks, you will get in touch with them in a heart beat. At first I thought I just had a bad teacher. Until I realized that this school barely exsists. I got a hold of no one. I have written the Dean countless times, his name is J. Patrick Cambell. I have still not heard back from any of my emails, phone calls, or letters I've sent him. Please please please, just take my advice, DO NOT TOUCH THIS SCHOOL! I wish, man I wish someone would have warned me. At McGuire AFB, I actually got the Wing CC to post an advisory about this school at the Ed. Center. I really wish that military would just go ahead and ban this school.

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Only want your money!!! Their policy is garbage!

Engineering - September 23, 2008
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Their policy is, that if you fail a final you will fail the whole course. You can get all A's while taking the course but if you fail the final for that course thats it, no more chances, you gotta take it again. Thats the stupidiest policy Ive ever heard of, I called my student representative and I asked him what was the purpose of having me taking all these exams for 2 months,(7-A's, 2-B's and 2-D's, enough to pass a course I would think) if only the final counts and he could not answer me. I just wasted 9 months of my life. Please stay away from these people if you value your time and money!

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EEt grad

Engineering - September 9, 2008
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If you want a valued degree that you can obtain online then GU is your choice. As a graduate of the EET program I can attest I worked very hard like any other graduate and it was not easily handed to me. They have very good instructors and chatting with other students has been very helpful to form online study groups--it does work--i recommend GU to all of you. take care

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pure utter garbage

Criminal Justice - August 9, 2008
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Nothing that was promised was delivered. Nothing. No support from teachers just fill in the blanks, turn it in and get your grade. Hope you don't have any questions. Staff was just as bad. Calls were made and maybe 1 out of 10 were returned and even then, the person calling back was an idiot and had no clue what they were talking about. I'm sick of it and this is my last class.

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Everything I was looking for

Business Admin - July 29, 2008
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So far this school has proved to be everything I was looking for. I am always able to get in touch with my instructor and I have had the same SRP for 13 months now, and I always get a response when I need it.

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Grantham Graduate after 10 years

Information Technology - June 22, 2008
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I have been a student of Grantham University for over 10 years and have finally graduated. When I first enrolled in Grantham it was a small school. I compared them with other distance education programs available at the time and selected Grantham because the required courses were on par with a brick and mortar university. I have watched as Grantham has experienced tremendous growth over the years and while there may have been a few bumps along the way, I am prowd to be one a Grantham alumni. Grantham's computer science courses are current and relevant to the field. I cannot say enough good things about the student progress representatives I have had over the years and I have had several. Gratham unlike most universities and especially brick and mortar schools went above and beyond to help me continue my education through work challenges, caring for my elderly mother in law, my husband's illness and his death. I WOULD NOT have been able to complete my degree without the compassion and assistance the staff provided. Grantham allowed me to complete my high school dream of earning a Bachelor's degree in computer science. I never would have imagined that I could learn calculus or physics outside of a class room since I did not take them in high school. I dropped out to start my family. I really strugged with those classes and am very proud that I finished them. Some may say that the distance education classes are easy. I found the classes to be challenging and learned something new from each of them. You get out of an education no matter where you take it what you put into it. Grantham University wants to level the playing field so that a quality college education is available to everyone. They are constantly updating the courses to keep them current and they listen to the students to try to improve the college. Thank you Grantham for helping me and others like me achieve our dreams!

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Grantham and what they have to offer

Undergraduate Business - June 14, 2008
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I have completed the requirements for my Associates in Business Administration and am a semester away from my Bachelors. The University is what it is and does not pretend to pull any punches. It's a school that is online centric for folks like me, military. It does concern me that there is no regional accredidation. Maybe I am being a bit naive but it seems like you should be able to sell yourself along with a degree. Having the discipline to complete a degree, resident or distant, while having a full-time job takes a lot of commitment. I have a hard time understanding why so many people complain. If you don't like it then go somewhere else. I think there is a real "I want my cake and eat it too" mentality. Grantham is not going to be able to compete with Top Tier brick and mortar schools. The best thing they can do is stick to what they do and not waiver. They don't need to justify anything to anybody. They are a DETC school and they are always looking for ways to improve, that's it! They are also a business the needs to make a profit. After reading some of the things people have to say it makes me wonder. Customer service gripes do need to be addressed but stop whining about the academics. Move on if you don't like. For what it's worth, I say thanks to Grantham. I fuss about the proctored exams but I get over it. People just want to complete the classes and do as little work as possible. I would just ask people to put everything in perspective and have more confidence in yourself and your ability to sell yourself and degree. It's going to be okay, anytime you can educate yourself you should take advantage. For a guy who was a C student in High School and will be retiring from the Army soon I am very grateful to Grantham and I'll frame my diploma right next to my wife's. She has an undergrad from Berkeley and a Masters from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is very proud of me and everyone who graduated or is going to Grantham should be proud of themselves!

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Look elsewhere!

Business Admin - June 9, 2008
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I am attending Grantham and wish i had done a great deal more of research! They were great while I was doing great! When I had trouble and wanted to drop a class they continually changed my studebnt rep, failed to return phone calls and basically avoided me until it was too late and I was financially obligated to pay for the course! Don't bother getting to know your student rep, they change so often. Yes, all your credits will transfer in but NO ONE will take their credits if you try to transfer them out!! They are NOT regionally accredited which is way more essential and valuable than National accredidation. Good luck trying to get a job with ANY Grantham Degree- I actually had an employer laugh whe I told them who my degree would be through. Needless to say I am now seeking a better institution to get a REAL degree and have to retake all the Grantham courses. They prey on military just for the money. The pricese are low for a reason- their school is a joke!

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look out for yourself

Business Admin - June 8, 2008
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No support from the teachers or staff. I was truly on my own. Open book tests were easy though so your grade should be good. Unfortunatly, no one will take you seriously when you present your degree. Because of the poor support, I dropped out and am attending another school. None of the credits transfered though, so I'm out of luck there. Look hard if you are interested. If it's too easy to be true, it probably is.

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Not for those that really want to learn

Information Technology - May 30, 2008
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I went for a few semesters and realized that I was getting no support at all. Furtherfore, I was being sent a lot of books but I was not being taught anything. Instructors are just there to grade papers and they did not even do a good job at that. I made a mistake one time and sent my rough draft instead of my final paper. I realized what I did several days later and went to send the final paper and in my in-box was a grade from my instructor. I received an "A" for my not-so-well thought out rough draft. I dont think that the instructor even read over it. If this is the kind of graduate that they are putting out, I dont want anything to do with them.

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MBA Grad

Business Admin - May 11, 2008
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I recently completed the school's MBA Program. I found the format of the program challenging, the topics interesting and enjoyed most of the required course work. I found a majority of the instructors to be very helpful and accommodating. Synchronizing schedules was difficult at times but nothing that prohibited the accomplishment of class work. My academic advisor was helpful and always delivered what she promised. When she was not available, other advisors were able to step in and provide assistance. The school's management team promptly handled the difficult issues that arose during my time with the school. Grantham is far from the perfect school but they provided me with an opportunity to achieve my goal of obtaining a Master’s Degree on my terms without draining my savings account. I will not be able to measure my degree’s true worth until I finally retire from Military Service and start my second career. Independent learning is not for everyone. If you are not a self-motivated individual or not willing to work though minor issues, I recommend that you enroll in a traditional university. Make good choices and spend your money wisely!

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Impressed

Business Admin - May 4, 2008
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I started Grantham back in 2005 however due to the military life i fell off the school boat and had to re-enroll this year 2008, everyone has been so helpful, if i leave a message i get a return call asap, as far as feedback from the instructors i have yet to need any so we shall see as i get futher along in my degree plan, overall im happy and truly impressed.

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A worthwhile experience!

Information Technology - May 1, 2008
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There have been a great number of negative comments about this university lately, so I want to share my thoughts. First: who should attend Grantham or any online university? You should not attend if you expect to land a dream job with your degree after you graduate. You should go to a well respected school that offers student career services, internships, and recruiting. Career placement is the best asset a big university can offer. You should attend if you're working full time and need a degree to open new doors of opportunity. Second: thoughts on accreditation and degree acceptance. Some complain about credit transfers. DO NOT ATTEND AN ONLINE DETC ACCREDITED SCHOOL UNLESS YOU INTEND TO GRADUATE FROM THAT SCHOOL. It's that simple. Most regionally accredited schools will likely not take credits from online colleges. As for the usefulness of a Grantham degree, well, that is relative to what you want. You should know what you want before attending any university. I work for the federal government. The US Govt accepts any degree from colleges with a Dept of Education approved accreditation. Yes, DETC is one of those. There is a large list of private companies that accept and even provide tuition assistance for employees to Grantham such as AT&T, GM, Lowes, Bellsouth, Verizon, etc... As with any school there are negative experiences. Online schools require greater self-discipline and the ability to learn on your own. You will not receive the same level of academic support that you would get from a brick-and-mortar school. Some of Grantham's instructors (or paper graders as I call them) offer no support at all. In fact, none of them instruct at all. They will provide assistance if you do not comprehend the material, but the learning is completely up to you. On the other hand, my wife attends a big name university and the problems I've had with Grantham pale in comparison to hers. I earned a bachelor and master degrees from Grantham. I can't complain about costs as my GI-Bill paid for all but the final semester. It took 5 1/2 years, while working full time, of diligence, discipline and hard work to obtain my Master degree. While I do not compare my degree to a regionally accredited brick-and-mortar school degree, I am very satisfied, relieved and proud to have earned it. It has served me well thus far. My bachelor degree moved me from 32K per year to 51K per year and, more recently, my Master degree allowed me to apply for (and accept) a position that makes 62K per year. Please research before attending any school!

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It is a pity Grantham is not Accredited Regionally

Engineering - April 25, 2008
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I am a lifetime learner that has been attending college for 15 years now in addition to having a very successful career. I have attended 4 colleges/universities so far. I currently have 2 Associate’s, 1 Bachelor’s, and 1 Master’s all from regionally accredited and very respected colleges. With that said, I can say without a doubt that I have learned just as much if not more from my studies at Grantham. You talk about how Grantham is a joke, but I would submit to you that college in general now is a joke. That goes for regionally/nationally accredited degrees. College was never meant for the masses. It was meant for the few that really wanted to learn. To truly do this one must be committed to a lifetime of learning in addition to furthering the body of academic knowledge. Here is the scenario in a tradional degree mill university. You attend class, try a little and graduate. If you don't want to learn, you don't even really have to try. You are just basically paying your dues by enduring hours of lecture that is really not teaching anything. Real learning occurs through self study and through real life of that knowledge. In addition to my academic experience, I have also taught at the adult level for many years and have found that students who are taught independence in learning make for much better workers. Traditional schools are sorely lacking in this area. You can talk about regionally accredited colleges all day long but it is all a joke if the person attending has no desire to learn. If you attend a class and sell the book immediately afterwards then you fit in to this category. With that being said, I agree that a degree at Grantham has less value than a degree at a regionally accredited school but only because of tradition and ignorance. It is a pity Grantham is not regionally accredited because I have learned far more from them than I ever did in a traditional college. Because of time constraints in a traditional setting the instructor either does not use the text book at all or skips large sections in the interest of time. Despite skipping sections of the book, you often sit through hours of stories and political crap that add no value to the learning. At least at Grantham I am being tested on ALL the material in the text book and am not being led astray by an instructor that is politically motivated to further their own agenda or even worse by an instructor that really doesn’t even know the material themselves. Sure at Grantham students can take the easy way out and fake their way through the tests but you can also do this in a traditional college. If you don't believe me ask the average college grad to tell you anything they learned from a class 6 months after they finished it. I would be very surprised it they can tell you anything of value. Grantham on the other hand because of its lack of spoon feed learning and heavy reliance on independence a truly motivated Grantham graduate could easily tell you what they learned.

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Computer Engineering Program

Engineering - April 6, 2008
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I work as a digital Design consultant (VHDL - ASIC/FPGA design) and decided to take some online courses in computer Engineering. My original degree field is EE from USF, and so I wanted to get more formal software courses under my belt. I've been very happy with the technical content and organization of the course material. There is good useage of simulators, software IDE's, languages etc. Additionally all the required software tools & books are conveniently shipped to you as part of your tuition. The customer service varies. Sometimes it seems to take an excessive amount of time to get books for a new class, and it seems as if you are disconnected from the counselers. Then shortly after you'll get great service and direct support with periodic check-in's to make sure you are staying on track. Overall support has significantly improved since 2006 and is now quite good and consistent. I can't compare this to other online universities, but compared to a standard regional university I would recommend this school if you need the flexibility and are a self-starter. (e.g. can learn/study on your own)

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Grantham rocks

Engineering - April 6, 2008
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Grantham is a great school. I've been to both traditional "brick and mortar" universities and now online schools and Grantham's curriculum is so far the best I have had. Grantham puts more emphasis on the selected program of study as opposed to taking a bunch of general electives(philosophy, foreign language, etc.) that have nothing to do with your major. They do require some general electives as does any accredited higher learning institution, but considerably less than the traditional schools I have atteneded in the past.

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Look carefully before you sign on

AA-GS - April 4, 2008
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Credits will not transfer, what ever the cheerleaders here are saying. I contacted a lot of schools and no one will touch this school. Regional is the standard. Why pay more for a sub-standard degree?

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Outstanding

Undergraduate Business - April 3, 2008
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Very Good School. Works well with working class individuals.

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Grantham is Accepted

Business Admin - March 31, 2008
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I graduated at the end of 2006 with a BS in Business Administration. People don't think the credits will transfer; I have to disagree. I am currently enrolled in a regionally accredited MBA program at the University of North Alabama. The MBA is also accredited by the ACBSP as well. I had one pre-requisite class, but because of my grades at Grantham, I was exempt from taking the GMAT. This society is too keen on giving up early. Every school has acceptance rules. If you don't think Grantham can help you, then my question to you is why did you enroll in the first place?

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Worthwhile

Engineering - March 31, 2008
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I have been with Grantham for over 2 years now. I have also attended a State University. Grantham allows the flexability for me to attend to school, without that I coud not. Sure, I have had a few problems with Grantham, but I have had the same problems at the State University.(e.g. Poor communication with instructors and administration problems.) No University is without its share of problems. The classwork is demanding if you put the effort into it. Despite what others say, I say you can not cheat at Calculus I or II. You have to know it. Online schools:"Its not easier, its just more conveniant." As far as National Accred vs. Regional Accred. I believe in National, it may not be that of Harvard, Penn State, or University of Wisconsin. But then again, I work 40 hours a week and support my family. The closest University to me is 2.5 hours away. B&M University's are not an option anymore, but I have been to one before. I believe the quality to be the same if not better at Grantham. Grantham offers what they promise. It is up to the student to get his/her degree. Just the same as everyone else.

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Honest review per Virus request

Business Admin - March 31, 2008
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I graduated in '07. The only true positive I could find here is they do use REAL books and software (There is NO way I could have done this any other way). I received absolutely NO support from instructors, student progress representatives (of which I had more than I can count) or the with the use of the technology (educator system). I was even enrolled in classes that had no instructor at all. But for the real issue VALUE, it was okay because after all you get what you pay for...my $30,000 education will net me approximately $400,000 (that is an additional ($15,000 a year for the 25 years I have left in the workforce then added in an additional $25,000 for inflation) to me that is very very much worth the money spent. On a last note I have not been able to find a graduate school that will accept my GU degree and I can not justify the expense to continue on with this institution. (Although my employer does recognize my national degree I was told I would be earning more if it was a regional degree).

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Stay Away

AA-GS - February 23, 2008
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If you value your time and money stay away from GU. Once they get your money then they forget about you. That is until it's time for you to register for your next class. Then they come out of the woodwork again. They are terribly slow in posting grades, will NOT answer emails or phone calls. It took me a month and a half to get a copy of my transcript (after they told me it would be 5-7 days). I had to finally call and talk to the provost to get it. No explination other than "we're sorry". Decent course material but the support staff (instructors, student progress rep's etc) are a joke and will hardly help you at all. Plus they are not regionally accredited and we all know what that means. STAY AWAY AT ALL COSTS!!

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Great Opportunity

Business Admin - February 16, 2008
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Grantham provides a great on-line experience. Everyone has taken a few traditional courses that could have been completed in a month, but had to sit through class for 3-4 months to just waiting for it to end. Grantham is a self paced school allowing you to complete those "easy" classes in a short time. Some instructors are great and reply immediately and some take a couple days to reply. Overall, it's like any other college and I highly recommend Grantham to any working adult looking to further their education.

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Look before you leap

Business Admin - February 8, 2008
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What a disaster. My grades were great. 3.8 all the way around but that was only because I taught myself. Teachers were no where to be found. Log on, take your test, and log out. Just don't expect any assistance from anyone. Like others have said, the degree is pretty much just a piece of paper, because Grantham is not looked upon all that highly by most other schools and a lot of other employers. It may help me get a job, but I'm playing craps and rolling the dice because not a lot of people respect a DETC degree and with good reason.

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Well Satisfied w/ My CHALLENGE

Engineering - February 7, 2008
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The online education has been the challenge! It is hard to feel as though I am as successful as I would like to. If you do not excel this way watch out but there are programs available through this school so I HIGHLY encourage you to look at this institution. I am sure their programs will be of great reward to you personally and professionally. I have already been awarded my A.S. while working toward my B.S. and have had ZERO out of pocket expense. LOOK HERE!!!

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a great university

Engineering - January 23, 2008
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Grantham is a very good school!!!! I'm in the military and it cost my TA $250/credit hour. With the help of Grantham they payed for the remainder of my tuition = $0 out-of-pocket expenses for me! The electrical engineering tech course allowed me to gain a vast amount of knowledge. Also, there are hands-on projects too. Its very challenging especially the programming. I was able to apply what I learned on my job and my boss is very impressed by my new technical background. One thing I would like to comment on is although Grantham's cirricula is ABET based I would like them to persue official ABET certification. They can do it! Otherwise, no complaints here.

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EET

Engineering - January 20, 2008
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Overall, a horrible experience. Severe problems with support. Lack of return phone calls or e-mails from staff and little support from teachers. I felt like they only cared about getting my money and once the check was written, I was written off. Like everyone else has said, you will have major problems transfering your credits anywhere else and will have difficuly convincing anyone that you went to a "real" school. I've had employers outright say that they will not hire anyone with a degree like this, and others were very sceptical. I'm sure I was looked over by employers that never even gave me a call back. Bottom line: Look before you leap.

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great school!

Engineering - January 16, 2008
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Grantham is a very good school. Overall: I gave them a "9". Always room for improvement but still a great school. Materials: "9" The materials are new and free! Teachers: "8" I would like to see teachers particpate more by creating there own webpages for the corses they teach. Once created, it would be nice to visit the site for reference, email address, phone number, frequently asked questions, etc. The teachers are top notch from other top universities holding either masters or PhDs. Institution: Leadership has revamped the engineering cirricula with new ABET standards. I would like to see a newsletter from them stating what's new or processes they're looking to implement or avenues where I the stident could make suggestions. Support: "9" Staff is very encouraging, they get a lot of gripe but when i speak with anyone they're always polite and helpful. Value: It’s valuable indeed! The dept of defense recognizes the school and I could get a GS job tomorrow holding a degree from Grantham Univeristy. I've done my homework and made a very good choice. Many employers including the government realize the importance of an accredited degree and do not discriminate on its type of accreditation. So what its nationally accredited; I would like to see them as both so perhaps one day they will be. Use of Technology: Grantham uses software technology that interfaces directly with your computer. I've become efficient with many programs e.g. C/C++, MS Project, using multimeters, oscopes, and creating electrical schematics, etc. I would recommend use of videos. I've read comments about cheating. Cheating is going to and does happen at any college you attend. Is is easy at Grantham-No! The tests are taken online and Granthams policy is you're not allowed to use text, notes, etc. Remember, you can cheat at any university but you can't cheat yourself or your next job once you're hired and expected to do the job. I would like Grantham to go ahead for regional accreditation and ABET in 2008. I would like to see GU have more undergraduate (e.g. an Electrical and Computer Engineering, Healthcare Administration, Public/Human Resource Management, Biomedical Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering Technology)and PhD/DBA programs (e.g. Management of Engineering and Technology, Business, IT, Computer/Security, etc.) GU is #1!

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Worth it for the right kind of person

Business Admin - January 13, 2008
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It' like many of the other reviews state. If you are a self-starter who takes responsibility for your education, then Grantham is a good fit. If you are the kind of person that needs constant feedback and praise from your instructors, then it may not be so good. I am in the MBA program and about 1/3 finished. The responses back can be slow at times. I've had to wait up to 6 days (not completely unreasonable, but not horrible either). The textbooks are graduate level textbooks that are used in other universities. I really appreciate the fact that all textbooks and materials are included in the price of tuition. I can tell you there is nothing like buying one or two books at $80-$100 each plus software at who knows how much to really put a dent in your pocket book. Overall for my needs and career progression, Grantham is the perfect fit. As others say, do your research before you commit to a university. Find one that meets your style of learning.

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