South University is the worst school that I have ever been too. Thankfully all my classes transferred when I left the school to attend the school I am at now. South isn't necessarily bad in terms of teachers. In fact, I had a couple good teachers while attending school there. The problems lie in the following formats:
1) The school is unbelievably priced. I have never been to a worse college in terms of expense. If I would have stayed at this college I would have ate through all my financial aid before even getting to the core nursing classes. I mean talking about almost $7,000 per quarter which is unheard of. I am paying no where near that at the new school I am attending, and getting more classes.
2) The way the school is set up. It's not set up in semesters but in quarters. I am not kidding when I tell you my Anatomy and Physiology class I packed 16 chapters in 2 weeks. How is that even possible? Its not when each chapter is hefty and loaded with information. Everything in the chapters is fair game. How do you read that fast, and comprehend what your reading? You would have to have every day of those 2 weeks devoted to nothing but reading the material. When you have a family and job it's not possible. I normally have a 4.0 GPA but the same thing happened with the Medical terminology class. I ended up bringing my 4.0 down to a 3.8. I moved from another state, and had one B in a math class. But I had brought my gpa up highly and this school just does things backwards
3) They have a bunch of young kids manning the offices. I still haven't gotten one of my financial aid checks. They took forever in forwarding my transcripts. I paid online to have my transcripts sent to my new college and they never sent them out. I had to drive to the college and pick up my transcripts and hand deliver them to my new college.
I am very disappointed with this college. I think some of the teachers are great. But some are terrible. The school is unprofessional. I would recommend it to anybody. Your living in state, and are paying out of state tuition. I understand that its a private facility. But the prices are terrible and not worth the money. It did nothing but bring my GPA down. I am lucky I have a natural aptitude for my science classes or this could have been a nightmare.
And one other thing noteworthy: If your taking online classes don't be surprised if teachers drop you. Not only not taking online classes but in school classes. I was dropped from my English class because I missed 2 classes. I called in. I had to go home for a death in the family. I talked to someone and my teacher and they all assured me it would be all right. Well I get an email that I am being dropped from my classes. I rose this to the attention of the dean who fixed the problem since nobody else could and everybody blamed everyone else for the mistake. The teacher blamed the administration, and the administration blamed the teacher. I just wanted this to be dealt with efficiently which it wasn't till I rose the issue to the Dean. I was not paying a crazy expensive amount of money for 1 class to be booted out. I did two quarters there, and basically ran out of there. This is my terrible experience. It may not be the same for everybody, but before I attended the school I did some research. I saw reviews upon reviews about how terrible this school was. I didn't attend the online school at first, and went to the campus school thinking they were different. Well they weren't. This was something else quite misleading. So do your research before attending this school. I had to find out the hard way because I am bullheaded. Please don't make the same mistake. I don't know anything about the PA program. I do plan on getting my nurse practitioner degree. But really won't be coming back to this school ever again.