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Academic Flexibility


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2 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: I only had 2 classes where credits could be transferred and I heard/read recently that Full Sail doesn't offer much at all in the form of transferring credits to other schools. So if I were to attend a new school after graduating from Full Sail, I don't think any of my credits would be transferable. I think it has something to do with it being a for-profit school and an accelerated program - not entirely sure. Their online curriculum could really use some major revamping. Some classes literally just entail you watching YouTube videos and doing things completely on your own. Some of the instructors literally don't create or come up with their own projects or assignments. There were also MANY classes where you would be required to watch hours and hours (like, 5+) of videos in order to figure out how to do the assignments, but those hours and hours of videos would be weighted at 0% of the grade. Their grading scales are really horrible, too. I'd say majority of the classes I've had so far would have a few assignments worth a large portion of the grade and then they'd have random, small assignments worth 1-2%. They should really work on weighting things better. Instead of making one assignment 40% of the grade, they should break it up or add smaller assignments to help with the grade. Otherwise, if you do poorly on one assignment, you could easily fail the entire class because of just one assignment.

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3 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: I did not even attempt to transfer my credits from my old school. I only think one of them would have transferred if I had tried. I had a different major, and Full Sail is very major focussed.

2 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: If you transfer credits they make you wait six months to start your schooling. If you feel you need the classes because you have been out of school a while, they let you start; then when there are six months left, they claim there is no more financial aid and you will be kicked out if you do not pay up.

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5 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: I have been impressed throughout my Bachelor degree

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: My class times and days change every single month. You can not find out ahead of time what days your classes might be on. That makes it really frustrating.


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Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No

Student Polls

Describe the ease of the following    Based on 301 responses

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  • Attending classes
  • Completing and submitting assignments
  • Enrollment process
  • Receiving financial aid
  • Scheduling classes
  • Transferring credits

How flexible are the school's administrators and faculty?    Based on 268 responses

  • 63% They make reasonable accommodations to work around my life/schedule.
  • 2% The administration is flexible, but the teachers are not.
  • 5% The teachers are very flexible, but the administration is not.
  • 24% It really depends on the person I'm dealing with.
  • 6% They are not flexible at all.

How were your transfer credits awarded?    Based on 267 responses

  • 9% They replaced both electives and degree requirements.
  • 21% They only replaced core classes/degree requirements.
  • 3% They only replaced electives.
  • 18% None of my credits transferred.
  • 48% I'm a first-time student, so I had no credits to transfer.

Can you reasonably schedule classes around your work and family commitments?    Based on 268 responses

  • 56% Yes, there is a wide range of evening and weekend classes available.
  • 25% Some days I can, other days I can't.
  • 19% No, I've had to completely reshuffle my personal schedule to get to classes.

Did your school follow through with granting you the credit they estimated before you started?    Based on 267 responses

  • 54% Yes
  • 4% No
  • 42% Non-applicable
Full Sail University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education (CIE), Florida Department of Education. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please click here.
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