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Look for scholarships through the school before you even enroll. If you can get them, your post-graduate self will thank you!! Make sure you understand the rules of your loan paybacks. Unfortunately the accounting department of this school is HORRIBLE, but your education will be worth it!
| Interior Design|
| Aug 16 2011 |
I am a proud parent, uncle and cousin of children who are the first generation to go past high school. The school I am commenting on is the Art Institute in Orange County. My nephew was one of the first students around eleven years ago and our extended family has been registering and supporting students in both the Visual Arts and Culinary Arts ever since. This school is a great alternative for students who cannot or do not want to go to a traditional college or university. Our family has many talented artists and a couple restaurant owners so this school was ideal.
| Art & Design Department|
| Aug 15 2011 |
In those last eleven years, exactly twelve students from our family, including step-children, nieces, nephews, first cousins and second cousins have registered and attended the Santa Ana campus.
It was very nicely suited to about half of them. The rest did not graduate. I repeat that this school is wonderful, but it is not for everyone. Here?s why.
When our kids took the tour, the Admissions officers or other employees showed them around. The campus is clean and has a professional look. After the tour, the school asks very persistently, ?So when do you want to start?? That?s their job. However, the school accepts everyone, so, as adult guardians, we are not sure if our students will be successful or have the ability to compete.
The first time students have a major, formal review of their work and progress is after one year. By that time, their tuition bills can be over $30,000. If the school or the program is not right for our kids, it?s too late. That is a very expensive mistake.
Fortunately, there are ?checks and balances? at this great school. They come from the faculty. In every case when one of our kids has not been suited for the school, the program, or the profession, a professor has been the one to say so.
I kept track of these comments for our kids in our extended family, because they were great in redirecting their education.
Mr. Michael Tracy asked my stepson once, ?What do you want from this education?? When the answer was, ?I want to work for Disney Studios?, Mr. Tracy said that his dream was very unlikely to come true. At that point, our stepson had racked up over $42,000 in tuition and other fees. That was a very expensive mistake.
Mr. Alan Burner counseled several of our kids on choosing another school or another career. He is the Director of Foundations, and has a special perspective on success for students. Based on his advice, we estimate that the three students in our family who left the Art Institute and went to different schools, together saved over $120,000 in combined tuition and fees. They are all successfully employed in Orange County and LA County.
Ms. Alison Kuo and Mr. Michael Hanson also had comments that served as ?tough love? to a couple of my relatives. They transferred to alternate art schools in Southern California.
Chefs Rick Royal and Peter Strifolino also gave advice to students that they may not be cut out for the grueling restaurant business.
In conclusion, the Art Institute, Orange County campus is a great school, but it is not for everyone. Also, it is not cheap. Listen to your professors, especially, Professors Tracy, Burner, Kuo, Hanson, and Chefs Royal and Strifolino. They have saved us hundreds of thousands and have steered our kids in the right direction.
You do not need to do anything because all they want is your money
| Interior Design|| Apr 14 2011 |
it is too easy to get in. there are no standards. All you need to do is pay the money.The standards are really low. Any stupid student you went to high school with can get in,,,go to a real school that has standards...the Art Institute of California - Hollywood sucks. I cannot wait to go to a better school
| Interior Design|| Apr 14 2011 |