Southwestern Christian University
Class of a humanities student
I wanted to go to school to become a counselor. I knew in this area of study god is often excluded and many do not believe in God. I wanted to go to a school where I could get the education I needed to become a counselor but also be able to keep god involved. I wanted to also learn how I could keep god at the center of my life and still do counseling services.
I really liked the course curriculum. I thought it was very relevant to the area of study I was completing. I also thought the courses were generally easy to understand and easy to complete. The number of classes taken at a time was not overwhelming. Also, the teachers were willing to work with me in certain areas when I was beginning to fall behind.
To be able to prepare for college I took the SAT exam. I did not feel the need to have to take any other exams to prepare.
Usually, in the middle of each semester, we will have to take exams. Then we have to take exams again at the end of the semester. Based on how well we score determines if you can go on to the next course.
I really enjoyed working with the faculty. They are friendly and are eager to help students when they see a student may need help. They explain things in a way that is easy to understand and go out of their way to make sure you do your best while at their school.
At the beginning of each semester, our charges were due. During this time we had to make sure to pay for our books that are needed. We also had to pay for any materials that were needed for the class. The school also provided me with a wifi hotspot to be able to have internet access.
I resided off campus. I found that it was cheaper for me to live off campus than on. I rented a small, one bedroom apartment close to campus. I got a job working at McDonald's to help pay for my apartment and the things I needed.
The placements and job opportunities run fairly well. The school actively helps its students find work in the area they decided to study. Not everyone automatically finds a job but the school helps in any way they can.
To the best of my knowledge, my school does not currently provide an internship program. I'm not sure why they do not offer this but I think it would be a great addition to the programs that are currently offered.
The school often has pep rallies every Friday during football season. It also celebrates homecoming. The school has spirit days where everyone wears school colors. The school also celebrates teacher appreciation day.
Yes, I have received financial aid. I received the Pell grant. I received a subsidized loan. I also received an unsubsidized loan to help pay for my education.
Monthly Expense : $200 - $500