I began my college journey at Kaplan University, studying Information Technology and aiming for an Associates Degree. Something inside of me changed when I took an elective class in Psychology 101. From there, I was stoked. However, since I was already heading into the third semester, my academic counselor advised that I aim for a Bachelors instead of the intended Associates degree.
Kaplan was great but I knew that something wasn’t clicking and come to find out, they are incredibly high. I am not looking forward to paying my student loans. Another crazy thing was that I knew I could qualify for some assistance through Federal Grants, but for some reason my financial adviser at Kaplan deemed it more important to take out loans. That is an entirely different subject, so back to Grand Canyon University.
I never had any problems with GCU (Grand Canyon University). When I went back home to Arizona for 18 months, I found GCU on a billboard sign and was immediately drawn to it. I am happy to say that I love the idea of belonging and earning a degree at a private Christian university.
Acceptance into GCU.
My journey inside started when I applied and had to be accepted. Passing the GPA criteria with flying colors and choosing the Psychology program (of course) was the easy part. I was a little skeptical since I couldn’t transfer my “D” in Algebra to GCU, so I had to retake it. I also couldn’t transfer a total of 30 credits, leaving me with a year long set back. When I finally graduate, I will have almost 160 total college credits from two different schools. Right now I have more than enough credits for a Bachelors degree, but I still have three classes to go before I graduate.
This way is not for everyone. Either going to school online will be very difficult and you will drop out easily or you will love it and it will take longer than a brick and mortar school building setting. It is whatever is easiest for you, all in all. The platform and discussion boards are easy to follow. I have hardly ever had any technical difficulties with the site at all. It is easy to navigate, turn in assignments and conduct your mandatory discussion board postings, throughout the week.
Just three classes left
I haven’t experienced the graduation process as of yet, but I am eagerly anticipating it. I am not sure that I will be there to graduate with my class but just having a degree will be a blessing to me. Grand Canyon University has advisers that are like no other. They constantly call to make sure that everything is alright. They listen and are very attentive to the needs of their students. The teachers are great for the most part. All in all I am pretty satisfied and if I decide to go for my master’s degree, I am almost positive that I will stay with GCU.