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3 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: I feel as though the registration process is a bit of a hassle and could be done more easily. As well as the priority registration aspect, I never really enjoyed waiting for my date to come up because going into the school, its really difficult to enroll in the classes you want if you are a first year student because they get full fast. Then you have to go through the process of going to desired classes and have to ask to be added. Then, you have to get the professors permission, then go back online and enter the code given to you by a certain date.

One thing I am not a big fan of through the class registration process is the lack of variation of times for the classes. I wish the facilities were open at more times and at later hours. I feel as though this would help a lot of students because lots of them work and many probably work at night or during the day, so they should offer both morning, afternoon, and night time classes for more convenience. Additionally, I feel as though the library should be open later too because this will allow for more facilities for students to study and a lot of students have no access to internet without the library.

Other than that, I have not dealt with any other problems. But I have also not gotten to the point where I need to transfer credits and have yet to talk to a counselor about it.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My overall experience at this school has neither been good nor bad at this point. I have met some really great people here, and some really great professors. I have learned and gained a lot from going here. But sometimes I wonder if it would be better had I gone somewhere else. My favorite experiences have always been hanging out with a few close friends and enjoying the view of the city from the hills of the school. My second favorite would be learning new knowledge from students and professors. I highly enjoy having sudden realizations in class or taking my time and putting all my focus on one assignment. What makes this school unique in my opinion is the people that go here. We are all different in so many different ways, but still we support one another and try our best to look out for one another. Whether its a small thing such as holding a door open, or attending a memorial for a student that has passed, we all try to be there for one another and I think that's a unique quality you do not find very often. In regards to the school, although it has its ups and downs, I feel as though I learned a lot from going here and that I wouldn't be who I am today without attending this school. So although it is not a perfect school, its a great school to learn a little more about yourself, others, and the world. There is knowledge all around this school.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall, my experiences with professors has been good. The professors I have had seem to genuinely enjoy their job and hold students to a high esteem. The only problem I have come across recently was a professor not being able to access important programs that will help students and the professor stay more organized and helps with workloads. I.e. blackboard. But, all in all, the courses are great. The curriculum seems well rounded and professors execute it properly. Usually the class sizes are not too much but sometimes too little once it hits near the end of the semester, as students tend to drop classes.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My favorite thing about the opportunities this school provides is the tutoring center and library. This is because we have really dedicated people that try to help students out and they are easily contacted. All you have to do is set up an appointment or even walk in and sign up and wait for an available tutor.

Some things I do not like so much are that we do not have a lot of internship prospects, alumni network, and employers recruiting on campus. I am unaware of any of them except for alumni network, which I believe is only the honors system. Other than that, I am unaware of any internship prospects and employers recruiting on campus. Every once in a while I see flyers for job openings but usually they seem like scams that most people do not buy into. Other than that, I do see students working in the faculty, but it seems as though once they work their, they don't need anymore help so there is no more need for others.

4 College Freshman

Online Courses: I think my online courses are really unique. I get to talk to my professor via web and email which I enjoy because she is accessible at any time. She even checks up on students from time to time which I feel is more of an intimate relationship although I have never met her, I feel as though we have a solid relationship and understanding of one another. Another great aspect of my online courses is that we have boards where we discuss different topics and talk to other students and debate which I think is really neat to get more feedback on ideas without feeling as judged since you aren't face to face with others you feel more free to say what you think/feel. The workload is reasonable, and I like that you can get ahead at any time because everything is accessible. The registration process was better than that of in-class registration as well. There is more room for students which means more accessibility to classes. I really enjoy my online classes for all of these reasons. Its a unique take on school and I think its a great option for people that may have a busy lifestyle.

4 College Freshman

Student Body: I think that the school is highly diverse, and I really enjoy that a lot. We have a large range of different people that attend the school and everyone seems to get along overall. Everyone is genuinely polite and friendly toward one another and I have yet to encounter a rude student. We all vary physically and mentally, and I think that's a great thing. We have a very unique and wide range of students at this campus, which helps with growing and diversity. Even with students that have disabilities or may seem different, I feel as though no one judges one another or talks bad about one another. If anything, we help each other out when we see any of us need it and I think that is one of my favorite things about going to this campus.

4 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: The school's tuition rates I feel are fair, but I might feel differently if I didn't have a part-time job and got financial aid. I have heard from others that without financial aid or the BOG waiver, its nearly impossible for them to go to school while maintaining a job plus living expenses. So I'm sure it is difficult for some people. The process of applying for financial aid and opening a file at the school is easy overall and does not take much time.

I feel as though I pay for the education I receive, the professors seem to genuinely enjoy their jobs and teaching, which I value a lot. The financial aid faculty is also very friendly and are always thorough with their paper work and are very organized which I enjoy a lot because they have a lot of personal documents.

The best tips I would give for someone trying to get financial aid at my school would be to sign up and fill out the FAFSA immediately the first day of the year. Complete it, reread it for accuracy, and then save it. Then once the offices at school are open, open a file with the school for financial aid and talk to advisers about any questions you might have or more information about any financial opportunities you might need help with. Then, check back with them periodically to see how everything is going to see if you qualify for financial aid.

3 College Freshman

Career Services: I am unaware of many of the post-grad services at my school. The only thing I am aware of is that from time to time they have small seminar-like events where people that are going to transfer can talk to advisers and counselors. Additionally, I know that there are opportunities such as transfer fairs where students can get info on transferring to specific universities in the area.

3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: For my major in particular, I do not see many opportunities or programs specific to the major. Nor do I see any internships or job opportunities as of right now.

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: There are lots of great academic offerings at my school. For one, the professors I have had overall seem to enjoy their jobs and often work at other colleges as well. They balance family, friends, work, and personal life well in my opinion and always try to make it to class. If not, they let students know when they will be out. The only problem I have come across are professors that are not as thorough with certain subjects that may be needed. The curriculum seems solid overall, although I do not particularly like the grading process as to how the tests and finals are the highest grading points. The registration process is a little tedious the first times you do it. You have to go back and fourth from time to time to make sure you are applying for the right classes and priority registration is a bit difficult as well because its first come first serve for the most part. One thing I do enjoy though is that all the professors I have come across that I wanted to add onto their class, allowed me and tried to help me out in adding into their class as much as possible. The workload is bearable, but sometimes a little excessive, but I know there is a good reason for it. We also have study group options and tutoring accessible in the student learning center in the library, which comes in handy.

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: Overall very accessible and friendly staff. Always get back in contact with students.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility: Never enough room for classes to get enrolled into one needed.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I feel like my future is not a priority due to lack of experience and aid.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Proffesors are usually passionate of their studies and classes

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: General focus is training for EMT.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Online Courses: Don't see them to much. Could do better in making it more available.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Student Body: Students don't tend to take things seriously. They try to breeze by.

2 Recent Alumnus

Tuition & Financial Aid: They don't tend to tell you what paper work is still required until the third visit.

1 Recent Alumnus

Career Services: Don't have a lot of options

1 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: They don't have a program for it

2 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: Financial aid isn't a big service and counseling is bad with helping students reach their academic goals.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: Counselors make a clear point to tell students to make sure that our desired transfer school will accept the units taken at the community college because different colleges and universities will accept different types of units.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school is very unique in that it is on a beautiful hill, and walking from class to class is like going on a nature walk.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My only complaint is the priority system for registering classes, and that VERY few core classes are offered after 5pm for us working students.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The value of the degree at this school is pretty much null. Community colleges only offer up to an Associates Degree, and honestly, no employer cares about an associates degree. I have not been made aware of any alumni network, and the only recruiters on campus are armed services.

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Crafton Hills is a good school to begin your educational career, even on a nontraditional schedule. With tutors for English and math at all levels and courses from pre-college to second year, Crafton offers a wide range of education. There is always someone available to help you go where you want with your education. Some teachers and staff are harder to reach than others and the Financial Aid Office can be a real problem, but overall, students have what they need to succeed and grow. Part of this is a tedious process, though—like applying, getting an educational plan, and seeing about financial aid. This may be a bit mechanical or grueling, especially if there are any issues that are not well addressed. It is those moments that are generally hardest to deal with as a student. The good news is that the educational part is a lot better at Crafton. More often than not, the teachers are good, the help is available, and students just need to properly apply themselves. There will be a few professors in every student's life that will be less helpful or even a problem; however, with a little effort, everyone can do well enough to get a degree or transfer to a four-year university.

Degrees or transfers are two of the three primary goals of Crafton Hills. The third is specialized education in things like medical and emergency services fields. From the Basic Skills Initiative for students with substandard skills to classes like "Multivariable Calculus" for those looking for something more advanced, Crafton meets these goals, in addition to offering flexible schedules, from early-morning to late-evening classes. All it takes is effort on the part of the student to match what the school offers.

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