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My daughter enrolled last fall with Concorde. She was advised that I would need to have to acquire a "parent plus" loan through Sallie. |
She was told that she would graduate with a RN degree in a little over a year and a half.
What she wasnt told was that she would have to obtain a 80 or better grade in each class. Pharmacology is not an easy class, I struggled with it! So when she got a 75 or a 78, they promptly dismissed her.This was in her first semester
Also the school received almost $9,000 from the loan that I signed, then demanded an additional $1300 from her in cash.
I turned this matter over to the Attorney General, but it seems that a "private" school can do whatever they want.
We spent over $10,000 for one semester. We will be paying this loan back over the next ten years. Sallie had better hope I live long enough to pay it!
So my daughter is no closer to obtaining her goal, and I am now in debt for what was a waste of time.
My advice for any prospective student and PARENT is RUN.
This school is a ripoff!My advice to any
|Nov 08 2011|| Male --
Class 2000 |
| I am a MA student at Concorde Career Institute in Jacksonville, FL almost done and on to externship. Up until career services, my time at CCI was a positive one. I believe the course work was right on point and the instructors know their stuff. I am a staight A student and what they say a "lamplighter", pretty much as high as you can get. Well, not so helpful when dealing with career services. They are not helpful at all, they stick you where ever they are rubbing elbows with the Drs it doesn't matter how crappy the physicians office may be. Other friends experiences have been they do not help out or keep in contact with you on externship. Concorde has been around in this area for 40 years and has an awesome reputation. The career services department is not reflecting this reputation that this facility has. Very dissapointed in my very expensive choice I made to go here. |
|Jun 13 2011|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2011 |
|Not so bright|
| Where to begin, I am currently attending the Surgical Technology course. Pretty much all of the other reviews on here are spot on, which means every Concorde operates the same all across the country. The lab is outdated and broken-down, the instructors are extremely unqualified and you basically have to teach yourself. I would get the same exact education if I had just bought these books and read them without paying the outrageous tuition. The only thing this school has to offer over any other school is that you can finish in a shorter amount of time, but if you take everything else into account, it's actually a negative. Every day I regret choosing this school. You have to cram everything, so it goes in your short-term memory so that if you actually make it through this course (which you're pretty much set up to fail) and you wont remember any of it for the certifying exam. This is a for profit school, education is not a priority, getting your money is. We have to reuse things to the point where things fall apart when we take our lab tests and we get marked down for this. Also, if you want to further your education you have to start over from square one because no other school recognizes these classes as legitimate education. Don't make the same mistake I did GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!!! And don't even get me started on the "teachers" they let any nobody off the street with NO education and VERY little experience be our instructors. One of which LOVES to see students struggle and beats them down and discourages them to prove how much better she is than you. She is very spiteful and often brags about how when she came through the program she was the best student and now that she's a tech of course she's the best at that too. Very immature and doesn't seem interested in teaching as much as proving how great she is, by pointing out how bad you are. Also, they test you on things that you haven't even gotten a chance to practice yet, let alone get good at. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY. Go to a REAL school that will actually help you to put on your resume. |
|Dec 19 2010|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2011 |