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Carroll University has plenty of academic strengths and is well-respected as a nursing and physical therapy school; the classes offered in these fields well-prepare students for their respective careers. The full-time faculty is open for meeting with students. It is easy to get in touch with a teacher if a student has questions or concerns. The classwork as a freshman and sophomore is not overwhelming. However, generally, junior year is the hardest, and upperclassmen certainly have higher amounts of work and higher expectations from faculty.
Carroll University needs to improve writing through academics. Most professors do not stress the importance of writing or challenge the students to write well. This inevitably leads to students who have a poor ability in expressing their ideas. In addition, adjunct professors are harder to work with because they do not have typical office hours. Through email, they are accessible, but personal connections are not normally established. Advising is simple. Students should have a schedule already made before seeing their adviser. If the adviser approves, the student can register. Advisers are knowledgeable about majors and are very helpful to consult. Class scheduling is based on how many credits a student has, with the more credits meaning earlier registration. Science classes, education classes, and graphic communication classes often fill up very quickly. Those in the honors program have early registration.