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Argosy University is a private school offering courses online and on campuses across the United States. Associate’s, bachelor’s, and graduate degrees are available in business, education, health science, liberal arts, and the social sciences. Students have 24/7 access to professionally designed online courses featuring meaningful lectures, readings, and student discussions.

Accreditation: North Central Association
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Great on line experience!
Psych - May 25, 2017
I earned my Masters degree in Human Services. I found all of the courses and instructors interesting and they helped me learn a lot.

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Worst school ever
MSM - January 4, 2017
I don't know where to start. I went to Argosy in Atlanta Georgia after living in Minnesota where the school system was awesome. Argosy in Georgia was the worst. I tell you from enrolling as a student and trying to work for them. They fire me at their school saying I couldn't file folders in alphabetical order. Next had classes where I couldn't get any professors online to respond to me. I reached out to them and counselors and no one reached out or communicated back. I failed two classes because I couldn't get help online they kicked me out and said my time was up. So I wasted money and time trying to learn. When I tried to reapply they had the nerve to tell me they would start me all over in their MBA program but won't allow me to finish what I originally enroll for. I say run for the hills if you can. They put so much fear in me but I'm overcoming it and I'm about to get back in grad school and graduate with my masters in management. Argosy killed my dreams for 3 years, made my life a living hell and will never recommend anyone to step a foot on their campus in Atlanta GA. I don't know how other campuses are but the dean, president, whoever else they have here was horrible. They are greedy for your money and that's it. If you live in Atlanta Ga do not wasted your money or time.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Doctoral Organizational Leadership Candidate
Ed.D Organizational Leadership - January 4, 2017
I am a doctoral candidate in the College of Business at Argosy Online. I started the program in 01/2014 and will be final defending in the next week or so. Even though I am right at the finish line, I still have some very serious concerns about the institution. One is they are not student centered. Meaning that the University puts their needs before the students, an example if you make it to dissertation, you have to hold them accountable for TIMELY feedback and support. The blocks currently are 15 week, but they have changed them to 7.5 week blocks now - and that is going to be a disaster for students, because feedback is not timely in any area. The IRB process cost students many unnecessary weeks, and I believe it is on purpose to force students into extension courses that cost $3,000 each. If you do not meet the deliverables for a block - you must be enrolled in an extension. Most of the time it is not the student that is the problem - but the school and the committee, either not communicating, disappearing, or taking over 2 to 3 weeks to respond to your submitted work. The financial aid process needs a complete overhaul - nothing is timely there either. You have to fight the entire time through this program to hold THEM accountable for what THEY are supposed to be doing to assist YOU in graduating from the program. At times, it seems like they want the students to fail or at least pay for courses over and over through extensions to increase their revenue. Even though I am at the finish line - I am still holding my breath - because I do not trust the University at all. Until I have a conferred degree on my transcript and and one in my hand along with the degree - I will not rest easy. I was able to attend this University as an employee benefit when I worked for an EDMC school, that is why I took advantage of it - but could I recommend this school to others...................I could not due to their lack of transparency and serious lack of a student centered focus. The entire dissertation process has been an absolute nightmare and it should not have been this way - but due to the lack of organization on the part of the University and their lack of attention to Professor obligations at their school and others, the students get shafted. If you do pick Argosy, just be prepared for a bunch of crap, because you will have to deal with it each and every day.

Earned my degree!
Ed.D Organizational Leadership - December 27, 2016
I worked diligently and earned my degree. I am now a full professor and proud of my academic accomplishments. Argosy is expensive, but provided me with a quality education that supported my career goals.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Organizational Leadership Doctorate and Argosy University Issues
Ed.D Organizational Leadership - November 18, 2016
I am currently at Argosy Online working on the Ed.D degree in Organizational Leadership. The course work was not a challenge for me - but the real challenge is trying to keep this school from stealing from you. What do I mean? Well, when ou make it to the dissertation block - they all of a sudden have a increased response time and waste a lot of time in your 15 week block in an effort to cause the students to go through extensions. If you appeal, they try to find every reason to not refund your money when it is the institution and its faculty that are the problem. It is an absolute nightmare of lies, disorganization and lack of responsibility on the part of Argosy. I am currently writing chapter 4 and 5 and hope to final defend in December 2016. However, I don't know because I don't trust them at all. I cannot recommend this school to anyone - and if you do enroll, you are doing so at your own risk. I plan on filing a formal complaint with the department of education once I finish. The current program chair of Argosy COBM is a Dr. Mancini and he is ineffective in his role and not helpful at all when issues are presented to him about what is going on in the College of Business and Management. I have never been so disappointed in an institution that should be student centered - but they are organizational centered with the prime objective of getting as much money out of you as possible by using inefficient faculty and poor operational procedures - all designed to e a disadvantage for the student. I WILL SAY IT AGAIN - I WILL NOT AND CANNOT RECOMMEND ARGOSY TO ANY PROSPECTIVE STUDENT! It will be the worst and most costly decision you will ever make if you enroll.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Dont waste your time or your money
Ed.D Organizational Leadership - November 18, 2016
Argosy in Tampa is in a beautiful building in Tampa, good location. Teachers are terrible, generic posting and no real engagement. Required to do two gull weekend days of residency regardless if you have 2 or 22 people in class no real education going on here. I had one professor that told us about how Crown Royal and a cigar was the highlight of his day and how he could wait to get home to his. The big kicker here is how they use veterans using their GI Bill, they will re certify you for an entire year of these expensive non learning courses then overcharge you for "digital " books you never use, h and with all these campuses they have no internal bursar so any bill you do incur (although using %100 Gi Bill you shouldn't) they send it directly to a credit collection agency. I got a call from a collection agency before I got a bill from argosy. Dont do it!

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Wish I never
Psych - June 13, 2016
I'm being given that don't pertain to my field, I wish I never did this already up $ 33.0000 it's crazy I can't wait to get away from this school if you 50 plus years and slow learner like me think twice

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
cheated
Ed.D Organizational Leadership - January 12, 2016
I had a good experience at Argosy while completing by classwork but when I was working on my Proposal for my Dissertation it became a nightmare. I was assigned to a Chairperson who did not know what she was doing and that was for over a year. Then they reassigned me and the committee kept jerking me around with change after change after change...no one could agree. With a 3.83 average I had thought I would do it simply. After two years of this and then getting to the point of Defending my Proposal the school called me and told me I had too many credits and had to drop out...I was devastated and my family was appalled. A month later they called me again and reported that I could return to school. Can you even imagine what I told them....Bad experience, really bad!! Do not even consider Argosy U as you will most likely end up disappointed as I did.

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Wouldn't let A level w/Masters Clinical Psy continue to Doctorate
Doctor of Psychology - November 28, 2015
Our daughter entered Argosy at Honolulu and was told that she could complete the program's leading to Doctor of Clinical Psychology. Upon completion or her Masters in Clinical Psychology and application to enter the Doctorate studies and having paid $65,000 to complete the Masters she was told that she had insufficient experience to enter the Doctoate program. Why was she told that she could complete all studies for the Doctorate then rejected when she applied? Now she has a $65,000 burden hanging around her neck.

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Health Service Management
Masters of Science in Health Service Management - July 14, 2015
I graduated and wanted to attend graduation for my Master Degree but due to lack of communication I never got to walk the stage. I completed it in 2 years actually ahead of schedule because I doubled up on classes once. The curriculum is great and you actually have a lot of work to do. I had several small papers due a week and there were no short cuts on doing them. After I graduated in 2013 I relocated to Southern California and have been looking for employment every since I've gotten here. I wish they would help more in that process. I also agree it is very expensive as well but once I find a good job then it will be worth it and I'm trying to stay optimistic.



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1010Anonymous (Graduate) on May 25, 2017

Great on line experience!I earned my Masters degree in Human Services. I found all of the courses and instructors interesting and they helped me learn a lot.

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110Anonymous (In Progress) on January 4, 2017

Worst school everI don't know where to start. I went to Argosy in Atlanta Georgia after living in Minnesota where the school system was awesome. Argosy in Georgia was the worst. I tell you from enrolling as a student and trying to work for them. They fire me at their school saying I couldn't file folders in alphabetical order. Next had classes where I couldn't get any professors online to respond to me. I reached out to them and counselors and no one reached out or communicated back. I failed two classes because I couldn't get help online they kicked me out and said my time was up. So I wasted money and time trying to learn. When I tried to reapply they had the nerve to tell me they would start me all over in their MBA program but won't allow me to finish what I originally enroll for. I say run for the hills if you can. They put so much fear in me but I'm overcoming it and I'm about to get back in grad school and graduate with my masters in management. Argosy killed my dreams for 3 years, made my life a living hell and will never recommend anyone to step a foot on their campus in Atlanta GA. I don't know how other campuses are but the dean, president, whoever else they have here was horrible. They are greedy for your money and that's it. If you live in Atlanta Ga do not wasted your money or time.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful

610Bbmokc (In Progress) on January 4, 2017(email verified)

Doctoral Organizational Leadership CandidateI am a doctoral candidate in the College of Business at Argosy Online. I started the program in 01/2014 and will be final defending in the next week or so. Even though I am right at the finish line, I still have some very serious concerns about the institution. One is they are not student centered. Meaning that the University puts their needs before the students, an example if you make it to dissertation, you have to hold them accountable for TIMELY feedback and support. The blocks currently are 15 week, but they have changed them to 7.5 week blocks now - and that is going to be a disaster for students, because feedback is not timely in any area. The IRB process cost students many unnecessary weeks, and I believe it is on purpose to force students into extension courses that cost $3,000 each. If you do not meet the deliverables for a block - you must be enrolled in an extension. Most of the time it is not the student that is the problem - but the school and the committee, either not communicating, disappearing, or taking over 2 to 3 weeks to respond to your submitted work. The financial aid process needs a complete overhaul - nothing is timely there either. You have to fight the entire time through this program to hold THEM accountable for what THEY are supposed to be doing to assist YOU in graduating from the program. At times, it seems like they want the students to fail or at least pay for courses over and over through extensions to increase their revenue. Even though I am at the finish line - I am still holding my breath - because I do not trust the University at all. Until I have a conferred degree on my transcript and and one in my hand along with the degree - I will not rest easy. I was able to attend this University as an employee benefit when I worked for an EDMC school, that is why I took advantage of it - but could I recommend this school to others...................I could not due to their lack of transparency and serious lack of a student centered focus. The entire dissertation process has been an absolute nightmare and it should not have been this way - but due to the lack of organization on the part of the University and their lack of attention to Professor obligations at their school and others, the students get shafted. If you do pick Argosy, just be prepared for a bunch of crap, because you will have to deal with it each and every day.

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910Anonymous (Graduate) on December 27, 2016

Earned my degree!I worked diligently and earned my degree. I am now a full professor and proud of my academic accomplishments. Argosy is expensive, but provided me with a quality education that supported my career goals.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

210Bbmokc (In Progress) on November 18, 2016(email verified)

Organizational Leadership Doctorate and Argosy University IssuesI am currently at Argosy Online working on the Ed.D degree in Organizational Leadership. The course work was not a challenge for me - but the real challenge is trying to keep this school from stealing from you. What do I mean? Well, when ou make it to the dissertation block - they all of a sudden have a increased response time and waste a lot of time in your 15 week block in an effort to cause the students to go through extensions. If you appeal, they try to find every reason to not refund your money when it is the institution and its faculty that are the problem. It is an absolute nightmare of lies, disorganization and lack of responsibility on the part of Argosy. I am currently writing chapter 4 and 5 and hope to final defend in December 2016. However, I don't know because I don't trust them at all. I cannot recommend this school to anyone - and if you do enroll, you are doing so at your own risk. I plan on filing a formal complaint with the department of education once I finish. The current program chair of Argosy COBM is a Dr. Mancini and he is ineffective in his role and not helpful at all when issues are presented to him about what is going on in the College of Business and Management. I have never been so disappointed in an institution that should be student centered - but they are organizational centered with the prime objective of getting as much money out of you as possible by using inefficient faculty and poor operational procedures - all designed to e a disadvantage for the student. I WILL SAY IT AGAIN - I WILL NOT AND CANNOT RECOMMEND ARGOSY TO ANY PROSPECTIVE STUDENT! It will be the worst and most costly decision you will ever make if you enroll.

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110Rdonald711 (In Progress) on November 18, 2016

Dont waste your time or your moneyArgosy in Tampa is in a beautiful building in Tampa, good location. Teachers are terrible, generic posting and no real engagement. Required to do two gull weekend days of residency regardless if you have 2 or 22 people in class no real education going on here. I had one professor that told us about how Crown Royal and a cigar was the highlight of his day and how he could wait to get home to his. The big kicker here is how they use veterans using their GI Bill, they will re certify you for an entire year of these expensive non learning courses then overcharge you for "digital " books you never use, h and with all these campuses they have no internal bursar so any bill you do incur (although using %100 Gi Bill you shouldn't) they send it directly to a credit collection agency. I got a call from a collection agency before I got a bill from argosy. Dont do it!

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful

310Anonymous (In Progress) on June 13, 2016

Wish I neverI'm being given that don't pertain to my field, I wish I never did this already up $ 33.0000 it's crazy I can't wait to get away from this school if you 50 plus years and slow learner like me think twice

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful

110Anonymous (In Progress) on January 12, 2016(email verified)

cheatedI had a good experience at Argosy while completing by classwork but when I was working on my Proposal for my Dissertation it became a nightmare. I was assigned to a Chairperson who did not know what she was doing and that was for over a year. Then they reassigned me and the committee kept jerking me around with change after change after change...no one could agree. With a 3.83 average I had thought I would do it simply. After two years of this and then getting to the point of Defending my Proposal the school called me and told me I had too many credits and had to drop out...I was devastated and my family was appalled. A month later they called me again and reported that I could return to school. Can you even imagine what I told them....Bad experience, really bad!! Do not even consider Argosy U as you will most likely end up disappointed as I did.

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810Anonymous (Graduate) on November 28, 2015(email verified)

Wouldn't let A level w/Masters Clinical Psy continue to DoctorateOur daughter entered Argosy at Honolulu and was told that she could complete the program's leading to Doctor of Clinical Psychology. Upon completion or her Masters in Clinical Psychology and application to enter the Doctorate studies and having paid $65,000 to complete the Masters she was told that she had insufficient experience to enter the Doctoate program. Why was she told that she could complete all studies for the Doctorate then rejected when she applied? Now she has a $65,000 burden hanging around her neck.

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710Anonymous (Graduate) on July 14, 2015

Health Service ManagementI graduated and wanted to attend graduation for my Master Degree but due to lack of communication I never got to walk the stage. I completed it in 2 years actually ahead of schedule because I doubled up on classes once. The curriculum is great and you actually have a lot of work to do. I had several small papers due a week and there were no short cuts on doing them. After I graduated in 2013 I relocated to Southern California and have been looking for employment every since I've gotten here. I wish they would help more in that process. I also agree it is very expensive as well but once I find a good job then it will be worth it and I'm trying to stay optimistic.

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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful

510Ffiitt1 (In Progress) on July 3, 2015

non-licensure for ALL online programsAs an older student, I am going to be truthful here; I had one very bad experience with an instructor who would not communicate in a timely manner for a project, this caused delays and then I could not finish it on time and she would not give me more time even though it was in her discretion to do so, right in the middle of me travelling to see my son graduate from basic training in the Army. For this failed class, I tried to file a complaint on the instructor, which I had a right to, but process seemed too rigorous so I opted to not file a complaint. I continued and I have 3 more classes. I just found out that my program is a non licensure program which I assumed there was some other option to do forensic counseling because all the class examples involve counselling. Yet in this state, you must be licensed to do counseling. So I asked for a call from my advisor which took 2 weeks, which he called and I found out that any licensure programs in this state, must have as on-campus for the program. So, all this course/class work on counselling and I can never use it! I totally misunderstood the details of what Masters level psychologists can do. I got it now. I'll finish my program and go to a licensure program elsewhere. So now add some more money and time to the $60,000 I owe to the student loans I have already.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful

510Anonymous (Graduate) on July 2, 2015(email verified)

For profit and definitely not for the peopleIf you're looking for an institution that cares more about meeting it's student quotas than student success, Argosy University, Chicago is the place for you! I have never seen a place where the admissions team only cares about how many students they enroll. The Director has basically brain washed the top officials to believe that she is for the students. For example, there were times when admissions representatives would go to her because they knew that a student wasn't ready for the fast paced class in the undergrad program. Joanna would tell representatives to enroll the students anyway. The Director of student services is never available. I remember one rep talking about her disabled student that urinated on herself in class because the handicapped restrooms were locked. Wow, who are you guys really for? Students with disabilities are only cash commodities who are enrolled to meet those quotas. It's a shame that so many people are lied to and taken for granted. The turnover rate in admissions is ridiculous...and that's because people work there and realize that they don't care about students only about getting them through the first couple of weeks of class, or census as they call it, so that Argosy can get paid. After that, it's the hell with the student. If you are considering any argosy at any location...think twice. Your degree won't mean anything in the real world. As a matter of fact, start at a community college and take many of the general classes that you need. You will save a ton of money and more than likely will work with an institution that really cares. Run fast...oh, and be on the lookout for a book about proprietory institutions AKA the ripoff scammers!

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful

810Anonymous (In Progress) on May 22, 2015

Ed.D - Education LeadershipI started my (Ed.D)Education Leadership program back in January, 2007. Eversince, everthing and every experience at Argosy University, Santa Ana, California has been an awesome lifetime gift of God. I love every member of faculty, staff, and supporting body of university. However, after three years of my rigorous studies, I had completed my all courses. I took comprehensive exam but unintentionally and unknowingly I run it through "TurnItIn" and that's where my all hardship became to halult and invain. AUOC accused me of "plagiarism" which I never intended but a stupid mistake. I honestly informed Argosy Board bebore handing over my all Comps' papers, but very disappointed as they never gave me another chance. What a shame, I'm under so much education loans' debits and I need a fair consideration to complete my dissertation blocks and earn my Ed.D degree. I'll appreciate if i can be given a chance to complete my Ed.D without any prejudice preconditions from AUOC, California, USA. I got DBA degree online from UK, and left California with all heart breakings. I'm now a well respected prominent Professor of Business Administration in China, and love every thing I teach and facilitate my business grad and under-grad students.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful

910Jlomba39 (In Progress) on December 8, 2014(email verified)

So far, so good.I am currently enrolled in the online Counseling Psychology program. I have completed all of my course work and have passed the comp exams. I had resolved two serious incidents with this school. They even worked with me to erase the tuition of two courses. Thus far, my dissertation chair has been supportive. I am pleased with the education that I am receiving at Argosy. I do find the faculty responsive and interested in providing their students with a quality education. I did find the weekly posting of assignments and making two comments to the works submitted by my colleagues very annoying. I find not having CACREP accreditation very disappointing. However, I would recommend the online Counseling Program to anyone who enjoys working independently. That potential student should have a wide range of counseling experiences on master's degree level.

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510Anonymous (In Progress) on November 13, 2014

MACC or Clinical Psychology Program at Argosy UniversityThis is for Atlanta only, so let me make that clear from the outset. I am attending the program now, only because state laws increased the requirement from 48 hours to 60 hours which means 4 more classes and about $10,000 plus books ($500). That being said, here is my breakdown of the materials, teachers, the institution itself, support and overall value. Materials: Marginal at best. Most teachers copy a boiler plate syllabus, often you will even see another teacher's name on there by mistake, and it is not often correct. The syllabus ALWAYS requires you to buy one more book then you will ever need and chances are if there is a main textbook, the other 2-3 books are just a total waste of your money - do not buy them! A waste of space, money and time. Teachers: Wow, this runs the gamut but here goes. The large majority are DOCTORS, but hold the phone. Again, doctoral degrees are largely EDD's and not PhD's in the MACC programs. And if you look even closer, those with PhD's are not licensed psychologists. You can get a PhD from anywhere but if I am in a licensing program....I want you to be a licensed therapist, not a teacher. Student Teachers: Yes, some PhD's are tired from their day jobs so they pass the buck off and make the students teach. Some might argue, "This is how you learn!" B.S. If I am teaching a chapter or 9 chapters, you had better be paying me. I do not pay $2200.00 per class to teach it, but at Argosy Atlanta I have been in 3 of 12 required courses where this is now commonplace. They mask it by making it a group project or requiring a PPT presentation, but you are still doing the teacher's work while she does some assessments she should have been doing at the office. The Institution (PHYSICAL LOCATION and AMENITIES): Deplorable. There are 4 floors inside an office building and you would not even know it was a school unless you asked. A few signs adorn a garage when driving on a highway, a mini sign (like Kinko's with 8 other companies included) outside and a few badges inside. It is not the ARGOSY bldg, they lease the space. The STUDENT LOUNGE you ask? Well that is located on the 4th floor and consists of one couch, 3 tables, a soda machine and two vending machines (often at least 1 is out of order). Embarrassing. It is not your customary graduate lounge and there is only one lounge. IT: The IT department is on the 3rd floor and rents you video cameras on CD ROMS that are from 1992. Again, it is an embarrassment. The guys there are nice but they are mostly there to help inept teachers learn how to lower their screens for a PPT presentation or get sound. Otherwise, nothing. TECHNOLOGY: Wow, you have 3 computer rooms, although there are plenty of computers I will say, with about 2 printers per room. On a busy day, you might have 10 students per room but NEVER will there be more students than computers. The computers are relatively new (2-3 years old), but since it takes 30 screens to actually get to work, meaning password upon entry screen, upon password, etc. THEN, YES another THEN, the school just instituted a PRINT SCREEN wherein it will charge you if it deems that your work is not school related. This is new as of 2013-2014, so if you are trying to print out a large document and the computer deems it not ARgosy related, there is a screen that bills your account for the printing. Yup, like a KINKO'S!!! Are you kidding? This school gets $2200 per student, per class, per semester and has the gall to charge by the page? FEEL: Once on the floors, there are flatscreens that direct you to classes and show some promise of technology but it feels like a rent-a-school. For all the dough this school takes in, they nickel and dime every student and you almost get the feel that Corey and half the other textbook writers are getting a kickback for their books that haven't been updated since Freud was psychoanalyzing. SUPPORT: All MACC and Clinical Psychology students have an assigned advisor but nearly half have never seen or heard from them. If and when you do get their office hours, it might be once a semester or once a year. FACULTY: Almost all female, almost all African American. Of the full time, on campus professors, this flops a bit to be about 70/30 Caucasian which is fine, no racism going on from the school, but that leads me to the admission process. ADMISSIONS: Argosy does not require a GRE. They require an application, GPA and an interview. The interview is basically to see if your check will clear, nothing more. Never seen anyone turned away from the school once they get to the "interview." The reason I say this is because you fill out paperwork asking if you will be needing financial aid, how much, etc. AID: I have heard nightmares. While I am a pay as you go student, there are many who are not, probably 90%. Of those, nearly 100% admit to late payments, delays in payments, and typical red tape that goes on but far worse than most schools who have it together. GRADUATION: You have to finish classes, comps, practicum and internship before "aaplyuing" for graduation. From there, they "grade audit" you to ensure you have taken all the courses but this can take weeks, even months. DIPLOMA MILL: Well, not exactly. What do you get for all your hard work over 2-3 years, plus 10 months of interning when graduation comes around? NOTHING. I graduated from one of the largest schools in the entire country and when graduation was over, my name was on a diploma, correctly, with my degree and ready for framing. AFTER GRADUATION, the school takes 4-12 weeks to mail your diploma. Yes, I have seen people who "walked" in December get a degree in May. MAY! Why does it take so long? Terribly understaffed where needed, poorly staffed where not needed. OVERALL: The only reason you go to Argosy or any CACREP accredited program is to pass the comps and the NCE. If you do not pass comps or the NCE, there is not point in applying. So what is the unpublished passing rate? 76% in 2014. Yup, 1/4 of all students will fail the NCE when they graduate at Argosy Atlanta. Argosy Universities in other states are as high as 90% or higher. Why is Atlanta lower? You can take a guess, I do not know. STUDENT BODY: The student population is shockingly African-American. It is not that this is Atlanta Metro, but you would have to be a fool to not see some kind of pattern here. About 90% or higher of all MACC program students are AA. WHY? Unsure. Caucasians make up about 5%, other races 5%. Males are non-existent and I barely saw any while I was there. During my three years I never saw a single white male in the program. Not one! That is bizarre, but this is the environment if you wanted to know and have read this far down my review. CONCLUSION: Argosy will get you there, if you can put up with the rent-a-school feel, the poor lounge, the teach it yourself attitude and teachers who are not licensed professionals who practice. I would rather learn from a LPC or NCC than a EDD who spent 3 years on some teaching discipline which is basically unrelated to diagnostic impressions of clients. I called them DR. ED's - because they were talking horses and basically sat in class waiting for you to answer a book they did not even know was required. NCE: Well, you get what you put into or out of anything. If you study hard you could probably pass the NCE without the MA in psychology but it does not work that way. Now the law requires about 3 years of classes PLUS 10 months of interning without pay. You are basically a PhD in this program after investing 4 years of your life in it. PAY: Pay is tough to average. Believe it or not, a LAPC or LPC makes a hair under a psychologists' salary. You might start at $37,000-$45,000 and finish at $75,000. Once you are a full fledged LPC, it just depends on how good you are and how many repeat clients you can take. Few therapists who are ethical can take 10 clients a day, so make that closer to 6-7. At $80 (cash only) per client, that is $500 a day. Not bad. Take out taxes and that is more like $350 a day if you have all cash paying clients. Insurance will pay you about half that when you hang a shingle or work in a group. Expect to bill at $80 and collect at $55. After taxes, about $40 per hour while in private group practice. COST: This is relatively simple to figure out. Take 60 credits and multiply that by $2300 per 3 credits. So it is 20 classes, $2300 per class, or $46,000.00. Add in 5% inflation per year and that adds about $6,000-$8000. So for $54,000 plus books (gotta have your books) add $125 per class if you like new books, $50 per class for used. Go new, you will thank me for it. That is another $2000. So, your total out of pocket cost to get you from ZERO to LAPC/NCC (if you pass all your classes, comps and the NCE that is) is $56,000.00 (plus $3000 as you haven't applied yet and tuition increases 5% a year on average) So that is it from start to finish at ARGOSY of ATLANTA. It is not pretty, often not well taught, but you can do it. Some teachers are worth every penny, but that is very few in that jar. Your friends are you colleagues and they will literally save you from quitting and help you pass comps and the NCE. Get to know your colleagues and work with them, even if you do not like them - after all, you will be being taught by them 20% of the time.

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1010Joanne.peralez (In Progress) on November 3, 2014

Argosy--OD (Washington DC Campus)The Washington, DC campus is outstanding! Excellent instructors and class mates. I am in the dissertation phase and love every moment. Thank you Dr. Klinefelter and team for your leadership and guidance.

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210Anonymous (Graduate) on September 20, 2014(email verified)

How is this place getting APA accredited? Ugh!Argosy was such an awful experience, which was mostly due to the professors who were obviously there to collect a part time job paycheck and that was it. One professor sent out a bizarre rambling email that he was high on painkillers among other ramblings. There was no support and no mentoring. It was such a negative experience compared to my undergrad experience. I'd never consider Argosy for a doctoral program. Among the policies on top of policies that change with the winds, the two worst? The entire forensic psychology program was changed without a word of it to students. The treatment and assessment programs were merged together. There were so many assessment courses, I almost quit. Secondly, they do not refund or credit you if you have a medical emergency and are hospitalized while in the middle of a class. They suggest appealing the policy and trying to get your money back. This hope is dismal at best. And, this is the place teaching me ethics? What a big fat joke. Stealing from sick people is wrong.

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310Anonymous (In Progress) on September 17, 2014

should have just went to a REAL schoolI have attended this school for a year now. It seems like they only answer the questions that they want to answer, rather than the ones I am asking. With all the money that I am spending for this school for one year, I could have put into a local college for 2. It's sad these are supposed to be "college level" classes, yet a family member who's only 8 can do my work with ease. I spend no time researching and doing my essays, yet pass with flying colors, unless it's late. THIS COLLEGE IS A SCAM. I'm stuck here until graduation and have no clue what I should do. You are better off buying a brand new sports car than going here, after all, the sports car costs less! NEVER AGAIN!

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710Anonymous (Graduate) on August 21, 2014

Critical thinkers only applyI already had a graduate degree before I enrolled in the MAFP program. I wanted to further my knowledge. If you do your research, an MA in Forensic Psychology does little but enhance your credentials for a job you may already have in the field. This can mean understanding the interaction of psychology and the law and legal precedents that impact the field. This said I left the program with an intense understanding of the nexus between psychology and the law. One of my colleagues who is Harvard educated was amazed at how much I got out of the program. The majority of the complaints I see here seem to be based on consumerist expectations and not the investment in knowledge building. Graduate school is not a space for hand holding. You do most of your work in the library and research. When I was working on my PHD, our classes essentially discussed our research and got feedback. Not every professor is stellar. I went to a world class research institution and studied / worked with a famous scholar who was the WORST professor ever and I had left my life to move out of state. Grad school isn't for everyone and more often than not the student weeds himself out. The faculty that taught me in this program were stellar. I researched them all and made my decisions based on their work. Not all were stellar but as a professional I wrote them outside the context of the assignments to gain knowledge they were excited to impart. I was was probably the jerk in the program that reported plagiarism because I wanted this MA to at least mean something. You get what you invest in the program and yourself.

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710Anonymous (Graduate) on August 18, 2014(email verified)

OK ExperienceThis program is like many other online programs. You get out of it what you put into it. A previous reviewer said it was "set up like a diploma mill.I disagree. "Diploma mill" implies anyone willing to pay money can receive a degree. You actually have to do a lot of work to do well in this program and those that do may find it rewarding. I completed my Master's in two years and haven't looked back. One should note it is easy to get lost in the process and it is perhaps too easy to get accepted into the program. Group studies are especially difficult because a number of people don't want to put in the work. A more selective admissions policy would perhaps weed out those who expect things to be easy. The program is also very expensive. Overall, I found the program to be quite valuable and relevant. I enjoyed going back to school and I would recommend it for anyone "on the go" who is serious about pursuing more education.

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810Jackswife814 (In Progress) on June 12, 2014(email verified)

Have to Put In The Work!!!I read a few of the negative reviews from current and former students and I wondered if it is the same university. I have a GPA of 3.5 and I am a junior studying for a Bachelors in Psychology. I have had only ONE horrible Professor. Although, some have been very strict with course requirements. However, I have been very pleased so far. I have had a few personal and medical issues that caused me to withdraw from classes on two separate occasions. My Academic Counselor worked with me. I was checked on and given a coach. I have even received assistance from counseling services when necessary. Professors/Instructors have responded in a timely fashion. The courses are fast paced and require time, focus, and dedication. Because of the fast pace, there is a lot of reading. I have wanted to quit and on those occasions I reached out to my Academic Counselor. The tuition is a bit steep, but I do not know any university where it is not. Okay, my one issue I wish it was possible to keep the same Academic Counselor through graduation. I love my current Academic Counselor, Amy, and I hope she remains my Academic Counselor until graduation. I recommend Argosy Online. Also, how can a school be so poorly run and have an A+ rating with the BBB? YJ

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510Anonymous (In Progress) on May 7, 2014(email verified)

Dissertation TimelineI am enroll in the Ed.D Pastoral Community Counseling program. I at this moment trying to reach the craziness timeline of Argosy and post every week or de kicked out of the program. I never heard of a University placing a weekly post from the student or having a unit timeline of work that needs to be done. I also never seen the craziness of the tuition as Argosy has. Its incredible that was one finish their degree, if finish, the student has to work their rest of there life paying student loans. Within the mentoring for advise, I never heard from the mentors to guide you on an issue that has to do with Argosy. I believe that Argosy needs to re-structure there entire programs and stop accepting every interested person in the program and seek better professional professors that can assist the students. Finally, if I can transfer my credits and obtain another degree from a non-profit school, I will do in a heart beat. People do your research. I believe that Argosy wants to pro-long the dissertation process to get more money from the students and pay off their debits. That is why Argosy has a 80% debitness and had to cut the pay on their professors. SAD....when one wants to progress in life and a school tries to scam you.

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810Anonymous (Graduate) on May 1, 2014(email verified)

Argosy University - Ed.D. Instructional LeadershipArgosy University - Atlanta is a good school. I obtained a Doctorate in Education, Instructional Leadership at Argosy - Atlanta and it was, as with any course of study, largely up to me to the degree to which I recieved maximum value for my money, time and effort. I have seen many posts (a significant number of which are very poorly written and have spelling and grammatical errors... hmm... telling)that are negative and speak to experiences in which the student was failing or is no longer in their degree program. To this I have to say, Argosy University holds it's student body to a level of academic rigor that is appropriate for the level of study in which you are engaged. I would not have wanted to attend an institution of higher education that did anything less. I worked diligently for my degree and no one held my hand (as no one does at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, etc.) in a graduate degree setting, you are at the next level and are expected to function as such. Your success is up to you. Moreover, I attended 3 different universities for my Bachelor's (University of South Florida), Master's (University of Scranton) and Argosy (Specialist and Doctorate) and I have yet to hear of the University that is not a large bureaucracy where documents get lost and phone calls are not promptly returned. This "Utopian University" does not exist. All financial aid offices, admissions offices, registrars offices are the same, welcome to higher education. If you plan to stay, plan on being diligent, patient and working hard and you will be fine.

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110Anonymous (Graduate) on April 5, 2014(email verified)

Do not enroll. Seek a competant program. Students are forced to swallow incompetent, unethical, and unprofessional "consultations" from professors that amount to no more than bullying and name calling. Having shared my experiences with a number of licensed professionals in the field, I have received the following feedback regarding my experience: Professors have no competence in the area of religious diversity; Professors are unable to manage their counter-transference responses to students; Professors intentionally create environments that are coercive of therapeutic relationships, which should be considered an ethics violation; TAs are not given an appropriate level of "supervision" for the "interventions" to which students are subjugated. If given the option to enroll again, I would not, because I do not believe that I should be subjected to shame and humiliation in order to complete a graduate program. When I graduate, I will not look back on my experiences with fondness, but will remember the hatred which students must endure at your institution. I look forward to never having to think about ever having attended this program in the future. I hope that the APA shuts Argosy Chicago down so that other students will never have to endure what I did.

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful

110Anonymous (In Progress) on March 19, 2014

Run while you still have time.Run. Do yourself a favor. Easy to get into hard to get out. My dissertation chair and committee member which is the business program chair are incompetent and did not do their jobs. No one I know graduated on time and this cost students more money and time. The chair had my dissertation for a couple of months but policy is two week turn around she made four simple comments which would only take 30 mind. Lazy. If you do not like students or do not like to work then don't become a professor idiots!

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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful

410Midcinn12 (In Progress) on March 14, 2014

WORTHLESSArgosy is a JOKE! Tell me how a student with a 4.0 GPA needs tutoring? Goes to the tutoring and all they do is change your work for you! In the middle of my Math Review II, they switched me to a new instructor due to "lack' of attendance,once again a 4.0 GPA. So, tell me how I'm lacking? They also sent me a check for my student loan, a whole whopping dollar. Declared as a "clerical error", then didn't receive the full amount for another 6 months. My adviser doesn't find it necessary to talk to me nor e-mail me. This school is a joke. I have struggled with my newest course and no help, week 3 into it and no help. First month or so they called nonstop now I'm lucky to get an e-mail. i got told i would be doing a course for 5 weeks with a two week break. I haven't had a break from it since I started, and no knowledge of when the semester or year is over. Big waste of time.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful

910Gregsweitzer (Graduate) on January 31, 2014(email verified)

Good ExperienceMy experience: I began the Argosy/Phoenix Psy.D. program in January 2003 and by May of 2006 I had completed my classes, practicums, CCE, and CRP. I matched with my first choice for a neuropsychology internship in Toronto, and in the fall of 2007 received my Psy.D. I passed the EPPP on my first try, became licensed in Ontario, and now make 140k. As with any graduate program, some parts were quite difficult and not everything was fair. My placements could have been better, but I got what I needed--an accredited degree--in a very short period of time. I came to this program with an MSW and 19 years of clinical experience. Academically, I found Argosy Phoenix to have a well-organized curriculum with explicit objectives at each step along the way. However, they should tell students up front that they might fail the CCE and inform them of the consequences if that were to happen. I agree that the CCE can be daunting, and the decisions that come out of these evaluations are not always easily understood. The brightest student in our cohort (you take your classes with the same group of persons so you figure it out) was a young woman who failed her CCE. BUT, the reason was she became anxious and "choked." She repeated it a year later, passed, and later graduated. I almost blew my CCE due to anxiety but managed to pull through. I felt that I was always treated fair; that Argosy delivered what they promised. Yes it cost a LOT, but the Psy.D. model really made sense for me, a middle-aged, mid-career student who wanted to get through ASAP with no interest in teaching or research. I have NEVER encountered discrimination as a result of my degree. People don't really care where you were trained. They care about CAN YOU DO THE JOB. Argosy trained me well and I have had a number of opportunities. I am now at my dream job in a small-town family health team. Argosy did an excellent job of preparing me for work as a clinical psychologist. I would do it all over again. I can offer a bit of advice for surviving a graduate program. My advice is: be cordial and professional, avoid conflict, do not call attention to yourself, avoid focusing on negatives. Like it or not, in a Psy.D. program your behaviour is being evaluated. My mantra during my time at Argosy (and other graduate programs) was simple: "Keep your head down, your mouth shut, and perform." I believe part of the reason I was treated fairly at Argosy was because of this. I saw others who were more "reactive" and they got caught up in dramas. Not always their fault, either. A good attitude is, "I am going to take what I need from this experience; the rest I can leave behind."

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful

710Anonymous (Graduate) on January 31, 2014(email verified)

Used to be a great schoolThe Twin Cities Campus was the jewel of the corporation. Once Goldman Sacs came in after I graduated and got a controlling interest in the public shares it has gone downhill. Most of the good instructors have left, the school is forcing blended and electronic books on the students and the bad admission publicity has hurt the degree of competent students who worked hard to have something of value. They are overpriced for what they offer and I am sorry to have attended there given the events of the past few years. That said, my dissertation chair was challenging and the department chair very competent. I was able to turn in a very substantial dissertation unfortunately the other campuses are run poorly and consequently students of any merit are now avoiding this school. It is a shame to see this happen to decent for profits as they serve a need and provide a great alternative if they are playing by the rules and not mistreating staff and learners.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful

710Anonymous (In Progress) on January 17, 2014

Sucessul ExperienceIn general, I had a good experience earning a DBA at Argosy/Phoenix (distance). Some of the classes were not written at a doctoral scholarly lee, and a few teachers were weak. The comp exams and dissertation process were comparable with middle tier state programs. Unless you are prepared to be a superstar and do a superior job wit your dissertation, this degree will not help you find a "young professor" traditional tenure track publishing job. I was an experienced full time college teacher with an MBA that needed a SACS regionally accredited doctorate for my career so it was fine for me. I also teach at a community college and by chair was pleased with my Argosy DBA.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful

510Anonymous (In Progress) on December 18, 2013

Diploma Mill6+ years on a doctoral degree program with high GPA. APA accreditation promises with no outcome, unsupportive faculty in reference to finding practicum and internship sites. Due to lack of APA accreditation very limited placements. This program is not designed for mature students and the staff will not support you in the process of completion of the degree. I was told to leave the full time job in order to complete the degree. Tread very carefully, the ground here is not solid.

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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful

910Tienquocvo (In Progress) on December 7, 2013(email verified)

SciencePlease come to Dallas TX. This Argosy University will warm your heart and brighten your future. My science professors will rock your world, I promise.

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful

910Trangbaby21 (In Progress) on December 5, 2013

Words of heart.My professor makes me study so hard for a good grade that I just feel miserable. Strangely, she asks me the same question everyday. Is short term misery too high a price for a lifelong success? I am surprised that gratitude and misery is a very good combination. Please come to Dallas, this Argosy University will warm your heart and brighten your future.

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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful

110Anonymous (In Progress) on November 24, 2013(email verified)

Ruined my life and credit!!!Where do I even begin with this scam! I attended Argosy for maybe 6 months. After going there they refused to let me take a placement exam so I had to start with the basic courses. Which by the way a 5th grader could pass without even trying. By the time I finished those and was about to start my first real classes they informed me that I never filed my student loans paper work. Which is a lie I was on the phone for over an hour a week before with my "financial adviser" filing it. I called them to verify all my paperwork was already done and they coincidentally have no record of it nor the man that I spoke too so if I didn't pay all that I owed I would be kicked out. So now I am $13,000 more in debt with nothing to show for it. I am so disgusted with this "college" that I could throw up. If I could score them a negative 10 I would!!! Don't EVER go Argosy it is without a doubt a scam!!

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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful

510Danki913 (In Progress) on October 12, 2013(email verified)

Failed Comprehensive Exam with High GPA