I worked very hard to finish everything on time. It was difficult, challenging and rewarding. The time spent doing assignments was an effort and I put in as much as I could to graduate with honors. The courses were simple to me, they didn't put in too... Read More much info that didn't make relevant information difficult to understand. The tests, quizzes and otherwise were pretty simple. if you put in an effort, you get a decent grade. if you try as hard as possible, you will get stressed. Overall, every class was easy to understand, but you did have to dedicate your time to every class, no matter if you were good at already or not. This accredited university has a lot of issues with people plagiarizing essays and papers, which you will turn a lot of papers in for, so they run papers through anti-plagiarism software that also helps the teachers grade the work. My point is; I had to pay extra for anti-plagiarism algorithm services that were simular to the stuff colleges use to scan my own work to make sure I did my best to write them with original ideas and concepts not already done before. I also had to learn excel to do statistics classes, which to me, felt like they could have gone over Excel spreadsheet and scripting courses prior to the Statistics courses, many people don't know how to download plugins or write scripting to help them solve equations easy. If your a math guru, you won't have this issue, but people like myself, have to use math tools like Excel to visualize my math so I can understand it. Just a point, that you will need lots of tools to get started and you'll have to make an effort to learn how to use those tools if you want A's and B's in those courses. The courses themselves don't teach you how to use those tools, so it's very difficult for people to learn if they never had to use those tools before. I'm an older adult learner, in my 40's, and I was able to adapt and get through the courses with honors graduating at the top of my class - younger students tend to flip out and run away from colleges like this because again, your challenged with learning and doing most of the schoolwork on your own. I never really asked teachers questions unless I was confused about the assignment, which is rare, everything is formatted easily.
I had been at ECPI for a year...they said they told me about the externship in December 2018 because all the information was due April 30 2019..ECPI is full of s***, they do not care about student they just want money. I feel like they should help student... Read More set up there externship as much as we are paying them for school. This school is sorry i now have to pay school loans back for a degree I did not get...do not waste your time
My experience at ECPI University was absolutely outstanding! Not only was I able to get the technical degree online that I wanted but I did so while still performing my duties as an Alaska Air National Guardsman. This meant that during the week I would... Read More report to my Unit for duty and at night and on the weekends I would do my coursework. This very flexible solution allowed me to balance family life, work and school without compromising any of them. Often times, I was able to perform work duties while accomplishing my coursework. In December of 2012, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology which allowed me to seek a commissioning opportunity in my organization. This means that after completing 13 years of service as an enlisted man I was able to commission and become an Officer. With my degree I was able to transition from being a technically knowledgeable operator into being a leader of my peers and of course to obvious added benefit of better pay and retirement. ECPI is dedicated to the success of their students. Every curriculum professor I came into contact with made a very clear effort to each student to ensure full comprehension of the material and objectives. At no time did I feel that I was left behind, there was always a fellow student or instructor to lend an ear or offer assistance no matter what the hurdle was. Because of my use of ECPI's accelerated degree program I was able to accomplish a four year Bachelors Degree in just under 18 months. ECPI also uses an online text book application that allows the students to access the applicable text book, read it, search it and print pages. This option is great for somebody who has no want or need to purchase the hardcopy version of the books. ECPI also gave me access to a discount for testing and certification purposes, which meant that I could accomplish certifications while working on the material I was certifying on. This is an invaluable benefit for someone who works in IT or Cybersecurity. Being a student at ECPI also meant that I had access to all sorts of counseling options in the event of academic stress or outside stressors. It also meant that as a student, I had discounted options to purchase books and other academic materials to include a computer when mine stopped working. My experience with ECPI was so rewarding and enjoyable that not only have I volunteered to be a mentor to prospective students but I have also recently been offered the opportunity to return as a Graduate Student in seeking a Masters of Science Degree in Cybersecurity. I cannot wait to return to ECPI not only as an Alumni but as a Grad student, which is pretty amazing for somebody who at one time never would have thought he would even go to college. A tremendous Thank You goes out to the professional men and women of ECPI! See you soon!