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I started attending American University online during the worst of COVID back in 2020. I was struggling to find a job with my Bachelors in English, and a friend of mine told me about AU. I'm very glad she did, as it's helped me find my dream job, even... Read More if my educational journey has not necessarily been easy. The best and worst parts of AU are the classes in my opinion. When you have a good professor, everything clicks and it can seriously help you with your job. When you get a bad professor, it is an endurance race to the end with no real choice of swapping out of the class. I did not choose any of my professors due to the nature of the program, so it was a bit of a gamble whether I was getting a professor I would actually like or not. If you're studying Strategic Communications the way I have been, it's intended to be taken while you work full-time. I quickly found myself excelling at my career, and now find myself in an income bracket that has made things much more comfortable, something I never expected as a writer. That being said, some professors respect the work-life balance aspect of the program better than others. My current class has actually had me doing schoolwork on the clock to try and catch up, which is quite literally the opposite of what this program is supposed to be. That isn't most classes, but is a possibility that you should be aware of. It all depends on the professor, but hopefully you'll only get the good ones. Overall, I would absolutely recommend AU to prospective students. It has tripled my career earnings just during the time I've been earning my degree, and I've genuinely been learning a lot. Like all programs, it definitely has its issues, but if you're looking for an online degree with real-life earning potential that actually can teach you something practical, you'll love American University.
American University was the best choice for me for so many reasons. The campus is located in the Washington, D.C. area, which gives students so many internship, volunteering, and professional opportunities! The professors I had were informed and engaged... Read More in new and upcoming topics in the field!
Instructors were professional. Many possessed significant expertise in the courses taught. Time management is crucial for anyone considering attending. You have 8 weeks in which to cram a full 16 week semester- you know this going in. Again, I cannot... Read More stress enough about time management. As with anything, you reap what you sow. Requirements are posted before you apply. Why pay the fees/tuition and then complain about the course load? Do the work with full understanding that it is going to be time consuming. In the end I finished my BA and moved into the MA program. I highly recommend the University to those willing to put forth the effort.