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Reviews 2362 total reviews with an average rating of 4.1

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is a great school. Most of what you learn is hands on and very easy to understand. They work with you and make sure you are on the right track.

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3 College Senior

Academic Experience: There is no specific program here that teaches me about everything I need to know about the one job I want. I want to be whats called a First assistant camera on a film set, but the school will teach you everything from theory, the importance of storytelling, lighting, photography, experience on professional film sets with your fellow classmates and more. They teach you to be a jack of all trades, and what path might be easiest for you to one day get the job you want. In the industry I'm going into, I can't show anyone my diploma and expect to get a job. It's all about being in the right place, finding a job, doing well, getting calls back and working my way up. Full Sail will teach you how to do that the best they can and to me they do a very good job at that.

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3 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: One thing you need to know about Full Sail before coming here is that there is absolutely no class scheduling flexibility. If you are an accelerated student, one days worth of class is the same amount of information and work as an entire week at a standard university. This means missing 1 single day is missing a weeks worth of information, and you could fail for attendance. If you miss 8 hours you fail. Showing up 15 minutes late surpasses tardiness and counts as 2 hours out. Do this 4 times and you could fail. If you fail for attendance and the class ends and grades go down in the books you are forced to retake the class before advancing to the rest of your course and you must pay to take the class again. Drop the class before the class is over then you technically withdrew and you can retake the class without a charge. Some classes are thousands of dollars to retake so you have to be smart about it. This may be frustrating for some students but I have never had a problem with it yet.

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4 College Senior

Online Courses: Before becoming a campus student, I took a handful of online classes. I found that the workload was very doable right off the bat. You just have to take a few hours or less out of everyday to do what you need to get done. The platform they use for downloading assignments and communicating with professors/students was extremely easy to use and very well organized which makes class simple to navigate through. One neat thing is you sometimes will attend live lectures with a message board so you can ask questions in real time and get answers just as you would in a campus class. Although i would much more prefer and recommend becoming a campus student, if I had to switch back to an online student I would.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: You can choose to be extended or accelerated in your degree. This means you can get a bachelors in 2 years for accelerated (with 2 classes a month) rather than 4 years which you would see at a normal university. Or the option of a standard 4 year time period for your bachelor with 1 class a month. Having to go through a class in a month means you can't miss a day because you learn so much. If you slack off and miss even one day you could possibly fail which a lot to think about and go through. But if you manage to show up everyday, you will learn so much from the highly experienced professors in your lectures, and labs. So to sum it up, if you put a lot into your classes, you get a lot out.

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5 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: I can access archives and classes anytime. This has been he most convenient school experience I have ever had.

5 College Junior

Online Courses: The classes are flexible, clearly laid out, and easy to fit into a working schedule. We do have lectures via go to meeting and I find that the only differences are not being able to read someone else's face, and that you can go to class in your underwear.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Your degree plan and class order is set from the beginning so there will be no choosing outside of which degree you want to earn. Professors are proactive and clearly establish the schedule of deliverables, grading rubrics, and expectations. Professors make themselves available via chat, phone, email, etc.. All you have to do is ask and they will respond and provide extra guidance. The courses are outlined logically and it is very easy to see what is due, and what has been accomplished. Provided that one puts in a solid and honest effort, I do not see any reason to fail a class here.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I rate this school as OK because I am 43 and have a nice paying job now. I would be qualified to earn less than what I am now, in my current IT career field. If I am answering this question from the viewpoint of one who expects this degree to automatically equate to a high paying job upon graduation, that is not going to be the case. Additionally, The entertainment and media fields are highly competitive. I chose this school because I could attend online, and it has significant credentials for music production, recording, and engineering. I can earn a bachelors degree and move along to get my masters. Since it is not regionally accredited (it is nationally accredited), you must also show some creativity and flexibility when planning next steps, but there are good institutions out there that will accept its bachelors.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: The school does not have strict admissions standards and you will encounter other students who do not have a strong grasp on grammar. The core classes you will take are informative but not too challenging, but are not the focus of your experience. The focus of the school is to get you ready to enter the entertainment and media field and hit the ground running. They are excellent at that. The classes are one month in length and are broken up into four week segments. You cannot work ahead outside of the current week. I highly recommend accessing your class as soon as it is available so that you are able to assess how much effort needs to be placed on specific parts of the week.

College Math is nothing to be afraid of. The way in which it is taught makes it easier to understand and build from lesson to lesson. I never earned a grade higher than a C in previous math classes and I earned a 96 here. I also tried harder this time.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: You will succeed if you put in an honest effort. Deadlines are strictly adhered to, as they are in the real business and entertainment worlds, so begin your week as soon as it opens. The faculty are experts and give freely of their time and talent. All one has to do is reach out and ask. I am pursuing a Bachelors in Music Production. It helps to being some musical experience with you and will shorten the amount of time you must put in to succeed. The gear that you receive is top of the line.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: At Full Sail, if you show you have any interest in working hard and show you are dedicated to what you do to one of your professors, he/she will get you jobs locally. If you put a lot in here, you get a lot out. Very many students with recording arts majors and film have come out the other side very successful because of what they have learned at Full sail.

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5 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Everything is so flexible here. It really suited my needs as a person who travels a lot and still wanted to gain an education.

5 College Junior

Online Courses: It's easy to get a hold of the teacher and you don't feel left out at all.

5 College Junior

Career Services: Absolutely WONDERFUL! Seriously, it really is!

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I really do love this school!

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: They truly do line you up to handle real world experiences.

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: They're professors are top notch and WILL prepare you for your career and beyond!

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: To be honest, this is the best admission and enrollment team that I've seen in years for a college.

5 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: As long as you put aside a few hours a week, or even 2-3 hours a day, you will be fine. Of course you have deadlines, but you work at your own pace.

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4 College Senior

Online Courses: The online courses are wonderful. Of course you have deadlines but you get to work at your own pace. You have to be self motivated to take these courses because it's very easy to get distracted. The professors are there for you and so is tech support if you need it.

5 College Senior

Career Services: The career center is always available, even after graduation. They send you emails constantly regarding job opportunities and internships related to your degree. They are available to talk with and/or set up a meeting.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Having taken online courses, the professors take the time out if you need it because they care. I've spoken with professors multiple times from their home phones. One professor, him and I had so much in common that we spoke on the phone for 3 hours. Point is, is that they care and want to help you do your best.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The career center is always available, even after you graduate, so you're not forgotten. They constantly send you emails regarding job opportunities and internships for your degree program.

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5 College Senior

Academic Experience: The opportunities are endless. The Creative Writing for Entertainment program is very thorough and sufficient. The professors and staff really take time out to work with you because they actually care.

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