Florida State College at Jacksonville Rankings
What Students Say
Fair warning to anyone who is considering attending this school: it WILL stress you out dealing with their faculty more than any class you will take. They are unorganized and extremely unhelpful. Be weary of contacting them via the phone because they... Read More
I asked a representative over the phone about Financial Aid as it was my first time with the dilemma of dropping a class and putting me under "part-time" student status. Over the phone the man told me it would NOT affect my current loan in anyway. Several months later I received a notice stating that a portion of my Loan had been retracted. When I went to the campus to discuss that, they informed me that it was likely due to not being considered a "part-time" student before the semester ended. I told them of the discussion I had on the phone and the woman told me "you don't want to call in for concerns like that, we outsource the phone operators and they don't give accurate information."
And you shouldn't call in anyways because I've called in the morning (9-10am) in the afternoon (12-3) and in the evening (4-5) on several different occasions and each time I've had to wait 30-45 minutes.
Why would you outsource at a college? Why would you not provide sufficient training? Not only that but they claim to cater to the working class, busy parents, people who can't attend full time or have odd hours of availability, but they do not staff at appropriate times. Don't go during the hours between 12 and 2 because they only have 1, maybe 2 advisers and only 3 people operating the desk. These 3 are there to help route out the "easy" questions that require more generalized answers or the more common issues. That's fine but even they don't have any particular care and give less than optimal information. They are slow, taking SEVERAL (between 5-10) minutes after ending a discussion with a customer to call up the next one in line.
Their portals are also consistently plagued with inconsistencies and difficult operating hurdles. I've had to call about twice each semester to have them adjust my program path when trying to select classes. Not to mention after I spent 2 semesters away a few years back, I returned and was told that I needed to reapply for school. This is all good and well, I understand that completely. However, after 3 semesters of taking courses, I spoke with a REAL adviser who informed me that after I had spent 3 semesters out of pocket, I had been started on the WRONG program path. I was supposed to be started on the original program path I had started the first time I attended FSCJ.
Overall, this school is atrocious when it comes to navigating through your courses and earning a degree.
This college has the worst organization in an admissions office that I've experienced. What school can't received a transcript and just process it? Their staff also will not answer your emails or help you with your questions. Avoid and go to a good school... Read More
I studied supervision and management at Florida State College of Jacksonville. The accelerated 8 to 12 weeks program was online. What I like most about the programs was that it was conducive to my work schedule and I can study at my own pace. The assignment... Read More
Online Degrees at Florida State College at Jacksonville
- Associate of Science in Computer Information Technology
- Associate of Science in Computer Information Technology - Data Science
- Associate of Science in Computer Information Technology - Database
- Associate of Science in Computer Information Technology - Software Development
- Associate of Science in Computer Information Technology - Web
- Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology Management