Complaint / review text:
I believe the University of Phoenix practices are misleading and the school is only out to get money. I attended UOP in 2004. I had my transcripts reviewed and was told after I began my classes that not all of my junior college courses were acceptable. I was advised that I could take general education (G. E.) courses at a junior college and transfer the credits.in January 2006, I completed the Bachelor of Science in Business course requirements with a 3.48 GPA and went to a junior college to complete the additional 20 G. E. Credits. All of my G. E. Credits were completed in 2006. However, I was unable to pay all the fees due to a financial hardship and there was a hold on my transcripts.in 2009, I paid the fees and requested my transcripts be sent to UOP.
After reviewing my transcripts, UOP has told me that I will have to take an additional 30 Upper Division units in order to obtain my BA degree because the course requirements have changed. UOP has taken 18 Upper Division units that I completed at UOP and have applied them to my G. E. Electives. The 20 units I completed at the junior college was not applied even though they were UC, USC transferable credits. I can't believe this. I've completed their required courses and all G. E. Units. I don't need to attend another class at UOP. All I want is my degree that I am still paying for via student loans.
This school is money hungry. I've already paid for all the completed courses at UOP and now they want me to pay for 30 more units. This is absurd! I was told I could appeal to the SAC board which I did; however, the first appeal was denied. I was told by my academic counselor that maybe I should be a little nicer in my appeal letter. I'm only allowed two appeals, so I requested some assistance from UOP Director of Enrollment. He stated he would review my case; however, I have not heard back from him.