I receive too many emails and phone calls. It’s more spam crowding my phone and inbox. I’d prefer to be contacted less. There also seems to be a huge turnover for student advisers. I have had 5 different advisers in 2 months. It is confusing who I should reach out to.
Review by Zeeot3 months ago
I've only just begun my journey toward my Master of Education degree, but so far Northcentral University is making that journey comfortable. The Doctor teaching my class is friendly and easy to reach. I have had the opportunity to take a workshop about how to use the library---which I can say is an amazing library. I completed my Bachelor degree online through my state university. Northcentral University has already topped that experience! I am happy that I made the decision to attend here.
Review by Hollandy3 months ago
My experience was all positive. I had good instructors and an excellent dissertation chair and team. Dr. Marie Bakari was the absolute best Dissertation Chair.
Review by Bafford Hurníková3 months ago
I finished my masters, so that's the positive. Student advisors change every quarter or so, but that's ok because they don't respond to emails or calls. Get used to being alone because their community portal does a bad job about letting you know who is in the same school as you or planning to graduate along with you. I knew not a single soul student or faculty come graduation. Grading I had two instructors that followed their own unknown undocumented grading rubric despite the school having one for them to follow, so good luck getting a good grade on random items you didn't know would suddenly count.
If you prefer to be alone and feel alone, then this is the place for you. Goodbye networking. If grades don't matter too much to you then you will be fine as a few points losses here and there won't stop you. Emailing distribution lists for bursar, registry, etc... often resulted in a response, so student advisors what?! Graduation reception ended early because no one stayed around and a chocolate chip cookie and coffee was very cheap given the escalating tuition costs.
Review by Øivind3 months ago
Overall, a great experienceL
Review by Gravitydefier3 months ago
I am a new student and started 3 weeks ago. The staff called and emailed me daily during my enrollment period. They were helpful and answered any questions I had. They walked me through all the steps and it was easy with their help.
Review by Lissandro Matthes3 months ago
I have had great experience with NCU and has taken me to the next level.
Review by Abdalgader3 months ago
Amazing mentors / professors. Classes were organized and easy to follow. I enjoyed the program and learned a great deal. I especially appreciated the internship classes.
Review by Mixail3 months ago
NCU has excellent and highly qualified faculty & staff! This university is convenient for busy professionals seeking to advance their learning. I love that NCU embraces diversity. They are very supportive and committed to the success of their students.
Review by Kirannoor3 months ago
It is best to communicate with the class instructor often. If anything is unclear ask for further clarification particularly about the feedback (if given). Also utilize your academic advisor who has more connections with faculty if you are disappointed or unsure about anything (small or large).
Review by Dallena Kurtovich3 months ago
Loved the one to one mentor model. Class work challenging and interesting. Professors extremely helpful. IT team was available 24/7. My advisor, Tom Odonnel, was awesome. He was very responsive and helpful. I would highly recommend NCU.
Review by Button3 months ago
It was hard to rate this but I went with excellent because of the coursework and the attentiveness of the professors. First off, I have my PH.D. from NCU in Psychology. I came back to attain a certificate in the Marriage and Family Therapy program. The courses were excellent and the work was timely and relevant. My work was graded timely and feedback submitted appropriately. Since I already had my Ph.D, my teachers were more of my equals rather than me simply being the student. I was able to have long conversations with them on the topics I was studying which went beyond the coursework. I thoroughly enjoyed this program. The two issues (and there were only two) caveats were the instructions and Turnitin. The instructions were often vague and not well explained. There were dead and broken links. More than I actually expected. One week there was a required reading article on math scores of college students in a marriage and family course. How that article got in there and was left in there, I cannot answer that. I understand there is an entire catalogue of courses but the university needs to do a much better job at vetting their courses to make sure everything is working. They need to hire people just to do that. The next issue was Turnitin. Sometimes I got my score and other times I did not. Other than these two things, I was happy with my experience and graduating a second time within 9 months.
Review by MMontgomery3 months ago
It was a great experience, in that anyone with gumption can do this program. I love knowing that now with this degree in my possession, it basically is a vehicle to take me where I need to be, which is a Leader in Higher Education!
My singular complaint is: when finished, NCU needs to endorse/promote their graduates by helping them attain employment. Since graduation (8/10/2018), I have applied 139 times, (all because I now have the confidence in knowing I am quite capable for any position to which I have applied). And, to this date, have not received an invitation to enter in any of the positions to which I have so eagerly and pro-actively pursued.
Though I refuse to give up and never will, this process has taught me the very essence of patience, and to believe because I can, I will ultimately arrive to where I am suited best; that of service to those who will benefit the most from my experience at NCU.
Review by Sahyadrikrishna3 months ago
NCU worked well with my schedule, answered all of my questions, and taught me so much! Even when we hit a bump in the rode, NCU collaborated with me to resolve it! I would recommend NCU to others definitely and I have!
Review by WhiteRoom3 months ago
I am so grateful for the instructors at NCU for supporting me during my degree program. During my program I experienced personal hardships and through the grace of the instructors who eliminated the weekly deadlines, I was able to complete my degree and rank in the top 15% of my graduating class!
Additionally I would like to add that I received credible and valuable feedback on all of my assignments and was able to grow both academically and professionally. The instructors are committed to helping students succeed and were always available to answer questions or point me in the right direction to find my answers.
I highly recommend NCU and am considering returning for my doctorate program!
Review by AllenWrite3 months ago
I wish our assignments were graded on time. There should be a cut off for professors to return the students assignment like there is a due date for the students to turn in their work. I feel that when past assignments are not returned to refer too, it can be challenging to begin the next assignment.
Review by Burbidge3 months ago
My experience at NCU was quite enjoyable.
I have learned and grown so much during my time with NCU. The staff and professors all made this time very memorable. The tools I needed to be successful were readily available, including coaching and mentoring opportunities, which aided me in completing my degree.
Thank you all so very much...
Review by Dort3 months ago
In August 2017 I had a dispute with Dr. David Jones, my "site supervisor." He lied and told me that he was a psychologist, however I later learned he was an LPC intern. I'm not sure if he has a doctorate because he was very deceptive, and used interns as his personal "secretaries." Finally, I blew up and quit. He wrote Dr. Henline and told him a lot of lies (his M.O.) about me. I emailed the school several times requesting copies of everything he sent because I filed a lawsuit against him, but I never received the documents he sent. I think the school should screen all parties who are involved with the interns, not just the Local Supervisor. Had Dr. Jones been screened, it would have been identified that he is not qualified to be a site supervisor.
Review by Babarkhan3 months ago
Great price, great classes and instructors, an overall great experience.
Review by Touanga3 months ago
My overall experience with NCU was a good experience. I waited 23 years after obtaining my MBA. Therefore, technology has changed so much for the online experience. The only improvement I can suggest is to professors to be more engaged with students' one-on-one experience, especially when students do not understand the lesson and reaches out for help. I sometime found that some professors basically advised me to figure it out the best way that I can. That type of response could push students to give up in which I wanted to several times but I just didn't! Other than that, I had a very good experience with NCU and I am a proud alumni of NCU!!
Review by Tsehuei3 months ago
I was not informed that my financial resources were depleted until I was in the middle of my first dissertation course. I was devastated and was offered an Educational Specialist Degree instead.
Review by FaillFM3 months ago
The value of career professionals with degrees, teaching and instructing in their specific field, is priceless.
Review by Pierzo3 months ago
I would not recommend NCU. While I enjoyed the curriculum and learned quite a bit, my original Dissertation Chair was terrible. She didn’t respond to many of my questions or work each week and I had to remind her that she hadn’t responded to things frequently. After ten weeks of submitting the same changes to my dissertation and requesting feedback again each week, I finally said I am assuming you accept these changes. My final Dissertation Chair, Melanie Shaw, was INCREDIBLE. I loved her. Unfortunately, I wasted almost a year and LOTS of money trying to work with my first Chair who was completely checked out. When I brought my concerns to the Dean he said “I wish you would have reached out earlier. We’ve been trying to get rid of her for years.” Wow! Additionally, most of the Academic/Financial Advisors are terrible and have zero focus or care on the needs of the students. I had one tell me “At least you didn’t die” when requesting a break for breast cancer treatment.
Review by Isaacjide3 months ago
The good points - the dissertation process is much improved from when I was first starting to write my dissertation. I like the structure and the hard deadlines now, as it provides clear cut goals on completing a dissertation. Had this new structure been in place when I first began, I would have finished my dissertation much sooner. The business accreditation (ACBSP) is sound. In fact, this is the highest-level accredited 100% online program I could find; thus, my Ph.D. has good accreditation validity, which is very important.
Now - the not so good point, which is why my NCU experience ranked 4 stars and not 5 stars. The quality of some of the course mentors needs to be improved. There were some courses I took where the mentor was nothing more than a glorified grader and for students to succeed in a Ph.D. program, these mentors need to do much more - like answering questions when they are asked and providing some guidance. If NCU can weed out these type of mentors, it will greatly improve the student experience.
Review by Ghizala3 months ago
My experience at NCU has been rewarding.
I never imagined that I would receive so much encouragement and support. From the initial course until the very last course, I had complete support. Quitting was never an option. My Chair, Dr. George and Dr. Rice are the greatest! They made me work, and I appreciate every single point of advice. Thank you NCU for another awesome milestone. I am humbly grateful for NCU!