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Walden University - Walden University admissions and board.

I was enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling MS program. I completed EVERY single course for the required degree, and then CHOSE to add two classes for a concentration. With NO assistance (they literally help with nothing) in securing an internship location, I was enrolled in the Practicum class along with one of my concentration classes. Literally in the span of six months, I had a family member die, I contracted COVID, and I was in an abusive relationship that caused me mental and physical harm on ALMOST a daily basis. Needless to say, I flunked out of my two classes. This quarter ended halfway through this period of time, so I attempted to take the two classes again, and obviously as I said, failed them again. I was then terminated from the University due to not meeting the grade criteria for those classes (even though I had ALL A's and B's prior). When I went to re-enroll in the university, an advisor HAPPILY helped me through the process quickly, had me submit (and pay for transcripts) all the application materials again, including the Goal Statement explaining why I had trouble the last quarter at school previously. I was contacted by the advisor when I finally finished all the documentation, and she said I had a

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Apr 18, 2022 3:57 pm

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Walden University - My Audit

I been asking for my Audit to change back to my 2012 . They won’t do it so I don’t know hat class to take to finish my BA no one will help once you in you are on your own . I feel to ask my advisor to get things together do not take 5 days or more to do . I had another person and he was great with me . But don’t forget the advisor can mess your audit up because you complain about them

Desired outcome: My Audit correct so I can continue my classes

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Walden University - Official transcripts

I attended walden 2014-2015 for my bachelor's in childhood development. I completed 5 terms, earning 66 credits for classes I attended, completed and passed. In july 2015 a horrible tragedy occured in my life. My mother passed away, totally unexpected and the overwhelming grief was unbearable. And i'm reliving it again because of walden university and their...

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Walden University - Clinical mental health counseling program

I have been attending Walden University for years for a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am in my field experience and not getting assistance from Walden to help complete my hours so I can graduate. Emails to counselors and field experience coordinators have been lacking assistance or guidance for me and I cannot get degree without completing hours. I feel cheated and defrauded for years and thousands of dollars in student loans to reach my goal. I am 64 years old and am disheartened and disillusioned by what I consider to be illegal acts by this school.

Desired outcome: Payment for loans and years lost for degree I cannot possibly achieve.

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Walden University - Walden Rip-Off

At the beginning of October, I finally received a response to my complaint from Linda L. Anthony at Walden University which said, "I have conducted a thorough review of your account to determine the calculation of your military reduction savings. According to your account history, you attended Walden University beginning with term 200550 through term 201330, and based on a 10% military reduction your total savings was $9, 611.21. You were granted a refund in the amount of $9, 141.22 on 06/06/2014 and then a second refund was processed in error and released to you on 06/11/2014. On 7/30/2014 an audit was done on your account and an additional waiver was approved and processed for $469.99 to give you the full 10% savings.

As of today, you have paid back $4, 572.23 and have a remaining open balance for $3, 500.00 (excel workbook "Payments" tab). Your last payment was on 03/25/2020, please let me know when you can resume payments as I have held your account back from Collections."

Initially, I explained to Ms. Anthony that the only reason I made any payments toward the disputed amount owed was because I worked for Walden University and did not want to lose my job.

Then, after reviewing her list of payments made, I once again noticed discrepancies in her calculations. I saw that payments were missing from the excel workbook list, and classes were not listed, therefore the 10% discount was not included in her disputed calculated amount owed.

When I pointed this out, I was asked to provide proof of payment in the form of a canceled check and was told that she would review this and the classes not listed. I did as she asked, and to date, and I still have not received a response back. This is the typical Walden runaround!

Desired outcome: I am requesting that Walden University immediately make my student account current-paid in full, contact the Department of Education and request that my federal loan debt be forgiven, and release their hold on my transcripts.

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Walden University - Lack of student support

My current suggestion to anyone thinking about attending Walden DO NOT. I currently attend Walden University. I chose to attend Walden University because various family members, including my mother, were alumni, and they raved about Walden University. I am here to say that the Walden my family raved about does not exist. Since my first class, my experience...

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Walden University - Refund process

The school has changed names and claiming they cannot release financial aid until the process has been completed. I called this morning and they still can't give a date when financial aid will be released and refunds issued. I was told, after the release, I will still have to wait 14 days before I get my refund. It is always something with this school.

Desired outcome: Give students an expected date.

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Walden University - Illegitimate hold on my m.S. And phd walden university transcripts

9/10/2021 On May 23, 2014, I received an email (please see attached), from Walden University's Bursars Office, and a later payment for a retroactive tuition reduction based on my military status. The Bursar Petition Committee and university leadership, according to the email, said they "would like to extend a refundable tuition waiver in the amount of $9...

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Walden University - Dissatisfaction

I am very dissatisfied with this past session. It began with my academic advisor. The delay in getting me enrolled in my class was ridiculous. I then get an email, 6 weeks into the program that I am now enrolled and I need to log in before I get removed. I contacted my chair and provided my edits (no response). I then receive a bill for the full amount! I was not even enrolled from day 1. I contacted the bursar office and was informed it is computer generated. I contacted my advisor informing why should I be responsible for the full amount if I was not enrolled from day one. No response. I have yet to receive any type of response or contact from anyone. Very displeased with Walden. It seems to me like Walden is a big money racket (especially if one is paying out of their own pocket). I did not see having to pay the full amount if I was not enrolled until the 6th week of class. Then I did not get any type of feedback or response from neither person that I contacted. Very dissatisfied with Walden (especially after this session). I feel I may need to voice my concerns elsewhere and therefore I am not sure I will be returning due to not being able to afford it. I am now over 100 thousand dollars in the hole and have since been paying out of my own pocket In addition, I am looking to file a formal complaint to go higher up. Looking at all of the previous complaints, this seems to be an ongoing thing.

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Walden University - Doctoral degrees

Walden University misrepresent how long it takes to complete a doctorate degree, with me, it is taking over 7 years, at a cost of 135, 021.14 presently. Numerous students have sued Walden University and their parent company Laureate Education. Dept. of Education settled a student class action lawsuit against Walden, allowing students with federal loans to forgive debt, but that does not help privately financed students. Laureate are attempting to dump Walden by selling to Adtalem by March 2021, but now Adtalem have wised up snd are trying to terminate the deal. The US Dept of Justice are now investigating Laureate and Walden. This all means students will be the ultimate losers!

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Walden University - Tempo graduate studies financial aid

My higher educational experience with Walden University has been highly professional and frustrating. I am currently enrolled in Walden University Graduate Tempo Program. The courses began in February 2020. In March 2020 I was unfortunately effect by the COVID19 Pandemic. I became ill, loss my job and cared for other family members who was effected by the...

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Walden University - Being kicked out of the mpa program and not being accepted to criminal justice

So In June the 12th to the 24th I was sick. I could not focus on the class load. because my illness. So Walden kicked me out of the program. I asked the professor for help with the assignments she seemed busy with other people. I filed an appeal sent everything to them. A note from the outpatient Walden Officials wanted them to elaborate on my illness. And to add insult to injury, they had me go through the process of enrolling into another program again. I went through the process AGAIN, only to not be accepted. No reason given. I guess once they get the money its deny access. They claimed I have a 2.8 in the program. however when I checked my core courses 3.1? I have never had an issue. It seemed like a revolving door of administrators who have no idea who you are until you complain it takes them 3 day to get back to you. Its a waste of money. I received a Masters from Walden. How is it that a person, that has a great academic track record not be accepted into a school he had been attending?

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Walden University - Classes

I started classes in 2014, I was told I would be done in 16 months here it is 2020 and I am still not done, I am now in collections because Walden kept advising I needed more general study classes and electives to the point I ran out of money. I have spoken to other colleges and they advised that is way to many electives and general studies for a bachelor's degree, I was also told when I started the money I had for financial aid and loans I would have more than enough to graduate. So In 2018, I couldn't finish so a 16 months course turned into almost 4 years. I feel I should have already had my degree and not have to spend over 8000.00 more out of my pocket. I am ready to hire a lawyer and go to the board of education. I was told by my advisor that I needed these classes incase I wanted to work out side my degree, I am not sure how that is even right. I need to get this resolved so I can get a degree that I will have to pay on vert shortly

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Walden University - Worst online college

I have many complaints against Walden and hiring a lawyer. I was supposed to graduate this week but Walden told me I had to take another class my GPA was 2.98 but my professor did not grade my assignments correctly and he was supposed to go back and grade them and did not. I had to start my class two weeks late because of COVID and the professor would never email me back on how to get caught up on my assignments. The advisor was no help and told me basically I needed to take another course. I do not know how I made an A in my clinicals and they gave me a C for my class when the professor did not grade my assignments correctly. Anytime I had issues and reached out to someone they never got back with me.

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Sep 30, 2020 4:11 pm

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Walden University - Unprofessional behavior

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Having waited patiently for someone higher up to get in touch with regard to unprofessional customer support by Daniel Marti Moreno who failed or deliberately ignored an email sent on April 16, 2020, I decided that the best way forward is via this platform. Daniel did, however, send an email on May 22, probably after someone asked him to, but it did not address my concerns. Accordingly, it did not make sense to respond to the email sent on May 22.
As someone who grew up in an environment where people like me were treated like sub-human beings, I least expected this kind of treatment, especially from a prestigious University like Walden. Right now I am concerned with why I was treated the way I was treated so that I learn from my fault or mistake. Admittedly, my resolve and iron will is unstoppable, and mulling to continue my journey with a University that treats students with respect and prioritizes their welfare.

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Walden University - Financial aid

I am right at the point of collecting and analyzing data when I am told that I no longer have financial aid because I failed to submit doctors statements for the year 2016 for 13 terms. There is no way they would have let me get away for doing such a thing when the problem that they say existed during the year of 2016. They have waited until I am working on...

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Walden University - Educational services

Was told I would have classes transferred over, that never actually where or accepted and at the end of the semester I end up having to owe 4000.00 plus dollars and within less than a year the school has sent me to a debt collection agency and then still calls me like I am a student in the program.

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Walden University - Financial aid

Getting your refund from this school each quarter is a nightmare. Getting them to explain how refund are issued is useless. They never give a straight answer and always point you back to the student manual. My friend and I financial aid posted to our accounts the same day which was on March 5. We both started classes on the same day. She has received her refund, and my account is still showing a credit. I called to ask and all I got was a generic answer. I am really tired of this school. I think things would change once the president went from interim to official things would change. What a joke! Today is March 10 and I'm still waiting on my refund.

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Walden University - Walden's mphil degree for current phd students

Last year Walden university offered the MPhil degree to students who have completed the coursework prior to entering the dissertation phase. Unfortunately I didn't meet the criteria because I was dismissed from the program due to unsatisfactory grades. I contacted academic advisors to reenroll but was informed that Walden university is not accepting students from New York state, due to an issue with the department of education state legislation . So now I'm ABD and in debt. One thing Walden university can do for me is grant me the MPhil degree because I doubt it if the state legislation issue will be resolved. In the meantime I'm trying to pay off my student loans.

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Walden University - bsn to msn aim program

This school lied to me about the BSN to MSN program. When I first signed up, I was told by an advisor they will accept my 8 years experience as an LPN and 1-year experience as an RN since you need 2 years of experience. A year later when I almost have done the BSN program, I am now told they will not take my LPN into consideration and will have to wait another year. Not only have I spent thousands of dollars on 3 MSN courses that I really didn't need and have to wait 1 more year to get into the MSN program. This is fraud and unacceptable that I was lied to.

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