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South University

Savannah, GA

 3.9/5 (158 ratings)
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Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Sept. 16, 2021

I attended South for a year and was dismissed out of nowhere. My academic counselor switched twice within that year and then I was told my GPA dropped to a 1.0, but I have held a 4.0 since April at CTU??

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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: July 13, 2021

I was going to South University for a year and half. I struggled because I moved to another state then I was sick. I picked up and brought my grades and GPA up. Then out of nowhere without warning I was dropped due to my actions last year and beginning of this year. I finally was told why I was dropped. I then was told I could appeal but it may not get approved. So I withdrew and I am starting a different college. One who will appreciate struggles and keep you up to date if things are not going well. I was very upset of how things were handled. I was being punished for something that happened a year ago. It wasn't fair at all.

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    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: May 6, 2021

    It started out okay getting signed up but during my first courses it was so confusing just trying to figure out everything (and it did not help that I was a young mother with no actual help from the father, my ex-husband). Needless to say I fell behind and was dropped from the course, no warning. Just went to sign in and my class was gone, so I reached out to my counselor (called and emailed) and it took them forever to get back to me. Then the same thing happened on my next course. I cant entirely blame that on the school. That was just my life at the time and the confusion of how to do everything again. However, I never got re-enrolled because I couldn't get a hold of anyone.

    Then almost a year and a half to 2 years later when I was getting ready to have my second child, they reached out to me and wanted me to start back up and I really wanted to as well because I wanted to have a good job eventually and provide for my kids. I did ask them to wait until things were settled after the birth but they told me no that we would have to start immediately. Upon starting again, I still had my previous work from the classes I was dropped from. Well I turned that work in and apparently I was PLAGIARIZING MYSELF! And they kicked me from the class again. I explained it to the professor that it was my own work and she didn't care, she said I had to ask permission to use work that I had previously done. I've never heard of someone plagiarizing themself! Obviously I did the work, I should be able to give myself permission!

    I mean the assignment was exactly the same, I didn't see a point in trying to do it again. And once again trying to get ahold of my counselor was ridiculous. Phone tag while I'm working during the day and emails that just say sorry they missed me but to give them a call, which they never answer! I did eventually get into the next class but I ended up failing during moving because my husband at the time and I were separating. The professor at that time didn't help me when I asked and didn't give me any additional time to do the work even though I was completely honest with them about what the situation was. They were remorseless that things were beyond my control but I was still trying to do everything I needed.

    I ended up with over $2000 worth of student loan debt with absolutely nothing to show for it and then they had the nerve to send me emails about me owing them money! They owe me for wasting my time, getting kicked out of classes when I shouldn't have been and their lack of regard that we are real people with real lives. Also, my wages ended up being garnished and my income taxes taken to pay for the student loans I didn't get to use!!! For all that is good in the world, please do NOT go to this school. With the other reviews I've read here too, this school ought to be considered a scam!

    6 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Feb. 16, 2021

    You email your academic counselor and nobody emails you back and then you call his supervisor and nobody calls back. This is a poor organized school. They want to see you fail just to take the class over. Poor communication. The only thing they are worried about is collecting their money. They will call you about that but not about the classes you are taking. I would not recommend this school to anybody.

    8 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Aug. 18, 2020

    I just recently attended the FNP Program and completed the track. Everything seemed very organized from the beginning. I thought the entrancing and process was very organized. After that it downhill. The professors, I think try too hard at making the program more difficult than it really needs to be. I spent a lot of time for each course trying to figure out where the weekly reading were coming from because chapters or page numbers were never included in the syllabus. Only partial titles would be given for the readings which made it time consuming just trying to organize studying. The Map/country grid for preceptors are a joke. Many of the locations, never heard of the school. It was so difficult trying to locate preceptors that I had to sit out twice trying to locate a preceptor willing to take me.

    Each semester I felt it was like reinventing the wheel regarding trying to figure out my study plan. Then Covid hit which made a very organized program that much more frustrating for students. I tried to be very understanding but many times I was being told different information by multiple administrators which made it very frustrating. Thank God for emails. I kept every email correspondence. That was my saving grace.

    After completing the program, so I thought, July 6, 2020. I was told that they were missing patient contact hours in their system from over a year and a half ago. Obviously a glitch. It took them over a week to get it correct. I had to go back and dig through all my documents and enter all the patient encounters back in the system. It took them over 2 weeks to finalize. Finally on August 3, I received an email stating that I completed the program. I was happy. Virtual graduation around the corner right. No, wrong!!!

    Somehow, someone enter my completion date in incorrectly and I will not be graduating as I thought. I'm so devastated. I have worked so hard over the past 2 years and now being denied graduation. They are telling me that there is nothing that they can do. It's less than a week before graduation and I have to cancel the celebration that I had planned to view the graduation with family and friends. Thanks a lot South University for ruining my momentous occasion that I will never get back. Thanks for nothing.

    22 people found this review helpful
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    Original review: Aug. 18, 2020

    I graduated in 2010 and I had the best experience from student services and academic team. Student services was great from the beginning until I graduated. The academic team was very supportive. I will return for my MBA.

    3 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 18, 2020

    You have no right to tell me my schoolwork is more important than my son. Who mind you was in ICU. And when I was in communication with my counselors you still have the nerve to make my son health less important. This has pissed me off. I'm sorry but if you're going to make me choose. Bring it. I have no problem choosing another school. Not to mention I have asked you to stop calling me because the hospital will make me leave and with this pandemic I won't be allowed back in. And guess what you continue calling me and telling to log in or else. Excuse me. Nope.

    16 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Feb. 6, 2020

    South University is an excellent option for those seeking to obtain a Nurse Practitioner licensing while working. You will have to work hard and stay on top of your assignments. It was a great experience. They have made many changes to prepare you for the certification exam and employment. I graduated from the MSN FNP program on 11/27/2019, took my certification exam on 1/8/2020 and passed the first time. I was prepared!!! Thank you, South University.

    18 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
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    Original review: Jan. 6, 2020

    When I first got to the school I was very excited. I sat down with Jason who is the head of admissions, we went over a game plan to get me in school. I was informed to stay of track I needed a specific class. They gave me the website. They said if I complete it I would be able to start on time. I paid $150 to this online program and passed In two weeks. After doing so I went in and was informed my financial aid would not cover my full Tuition. Turns out it would cost me 600 a month. Which being a single mom of 3 and just going to school I am unable to pay that. This school doesn’t partner for scholarships and outside funding. I was very upset and Jason was keeping in touch to try and help get me into school. Well it’s been 2 months and now this school is dodging my calls and emails. I want my money back for the program. But nothing. I don’t recommend this school. They lie and cheat you!

    28 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
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    Original review: Dec. 23, 2019

    Please do not attend this school. They steal your money, overcharge and then lie to you. They said my credits would transfer to AUM, they lied. I owe 80k in student loans for a degree I will not be able to use! Do not go to this school.

    40 people found this review helpful
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