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  • Submitted: Sat, November 12, 2005
  • Updated: Tue, November 18, 2008

  • Reported By:Glendale Heights Illinois
AIU Online - CEC - CTU - American Intercontinental University Online, -Colorado Techincal University
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AIU Online - CEC - CTU - American Intercontinental University Online, Colorado Techincal University Dishonest and Unethical Practices towards Students and Employees ripoff Nationwide

*Consumer Comment: I hold a BBA with AIU

*Consumer Comment: response to AIU (Discrediting)

*Consumer Comment: CTU Online education

*Consumer Suggestion: Send me those documents

*Consumer Suggestion: Memo sent from the CEC president.

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: response to andrea

*Consumer Comment: more broken dreams and debts...

*UPDATE Employee: ok, ok

*UPDATE Employee: As an employee

*Consumer Comment: Not about the money

*Consumer Comment: Not about the money

*Consumer Comment: Not about the money

*Consumer Comment: Not about the money

*UPDATE Employee: Andrea who is no longer aloud to give out info

*UPDATE Employee: Response to Andrea

*Consumer Comment: AIU Online Education - Andrea

*Author of original report: About a Previous Update

*Consumer Comment: What is the Goverment doing?

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Yes, you are wasting your time with CEC schools

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Yes, you are wasting your time with CEC schools

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Yes, you are wasting your time with CEC schools

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Yes, you are wasting your time with CEC schools

*Consumer Comment: Potential student

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: One of the many who have heard the AIU spill

*Author of original report: I am in the process to file a complaint against my offender and I'm looking for some information on how to do that

*Consumer Comment: in need of info

*UPDATE Employee: i have seen it from the inside

*UPDATE Employee: Current Employee with feedback.

*Consumer Comment: Per Credit Price

*UPDATE Employee: Informative neutral response from current employee

*Consumer Comment: TO FILE A SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINT

*Consumer Comment: Andrea

*Author of original report: Thanx for the information!

*Consumer Suggestion: Illegal Interviewing Questions

*Consumer Comment: YES YOU SHOULD FILE A LAWSUIT, AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINTS AGAINST THE PERSON YOU MENTIONED.

*Consumer Comment: I Am A Student at CTU online

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: How many Ivy League schools did you attend?

*Consumer Suggestion: A Credible Response

*Consumer Suggestion: A Credible Response

*Consumer Suggestion: A Credible Response

*Consumer Suggestion: A Credible Response

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I am a former employee of AIU Online, AKA American InterContinental University Online. PLEASE Do NOT go to school at this online university. They are absolutely misleading in every way possible. I spent one week of training learning how to sell education to prospective students, which they call "Professional Procrastinators".

Seriously. I've kept all of my documents from training so I can scan them and post them on here so let me know if you all are interested in seeing those. Everything they say to a prospective student is scripted; all the way up to the acceptance phone call to let a student know that they've been accepted to our university.

In the script, the schools' job is to create a mask to make it seem like we are very selective in accepting the students, when in fact all you need is a HS Diploma or GED, and $30,000 (per degree/certificate!!!) Don't ever give your email to this university; especially your phone number!

If you don't like sales calls or constant harrassment from solicitors, DO NOT give your information to AIU, CTU, or any other affiliate. I worked at this job as an "Admissions Advisor" (such a joke!), under the impression that I would change people's lives everyday. No, I was just putting them in $30,000 of debt everyday. I never got an enrollment though. And that was purposely.

I only lasted 2 weeks at this position and 2 weeks was just way too long before I decided to quit. I also had to endure not only the harrassment of other advisors cussing out students, but sexual harrassment in the work place by my DOA (Director of Admissions) and other fellow advisors. During my job interview, it should have been a red flag to me when my DOA (Rick Lee) asked me if I was married or had a boyfriend. He claimed he had to ask that question because the job was full time and not being single might affect my job performance.

I was blinded by the high paying salary and didn't think twice about the interview. Now I know that I should have. He consistinently paid visits to my work desk/cubicle and made remarks about my marriage status all the time and how I smiled all the time b/c I was single. What a jerk.

I've been wondering if I should file a sexual harrassment report on him? If anyone has any advice please let me know! It's only been November 10th, 2005 since I left the job.

Andrea
Glendale Heights, Illinois
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

I hold a BBA with AIU

AUTHOR: James - (U.S.A.)

I was a student with AIU for my AA and my BBA. I found the admissions process to be very simple. I knew very well that it was a sales process. As a long time sales person I can recognize when I am being sold to. I was very skeptical when I was choosing an online college. I called around and asked about AIU. Here is what I have found.

I called Harvard Law School and told them I was getting a BA in business and was thinking about transferring there for a masters, would they accept it. They said they accept the degree as it is the same accreditation that they have.

I called The University of Michigan and asked the same thing. They also said they would accept it. The same was said of the four other schools I called. Every single one of them said they would take that degree.

Still, I was skeptical when I signed up. That all changed when I had my first class. This school was tough. I had instructors with real world knowledge who cared about their students. I spent 2 hours on the phone with Fredrick Klunk the economics professor. I was having a hard time understanding a lesson and he patiently waited on the phone for 2 hours explaining it to me until I understood it.

It was true that there are some bad instructors there. My little brother graduated from Purdue (they also accept an AIU degree) and he had some bad professors there as well. It happens to every school.

Finally, I have had no employer question my degree. I am currently a national sales manager for ADP and when they background checked me there was no issue with it. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to email me. (((email redacted)))

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#2 Consumer Comment

response to AIU (Discrediting)

AUTHOR: Lessthenzero - (U.S.A.)

I am currently enrolled to AIU online and completely happy with how things are going so far. As for constant phone calls and emails, I only get important information needed. I never felt pressured at anytime before committing to the school. I contacted many schools before choosing AIU, and when I told the other schools I have chosen the school I want to attend, they started bad mouthing and basically belittling my choice. I'm talking about well know schools that I won't mention, and as for the money, the other schools wanted to charge 10-20 thousand dollars more for the same degree.

So for anybody who may have had a bad experience with AIU, I'm sorry but there's always to sides to a story.
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#3 Consumer Comment

CTU Online education

AUTHOR: Nana38 - (U.S.A.)

I am a graduate of CTU Online, and I am here to tell you that it is an excellent university. The faculty are real professionals. The students are required to work hard. Yes, you receive your degree in a shorter amount of time, but you work twice as hard as if you were in the classroom, because the quarters are shorter and all the material that is covered by campus students is covered in less time. The texts that were used (and provided with tuition - that saves TONS of money if you know anything about the cost of text books) were written by highly respected professionals in that field of study.

We worked in teams, alone, participated at lectures and we were required to post on discussion boards, not only on the assigned topic, but also in response to others' postings. It was the closest thing to a classroom without being there. We had lectures that you could attend live and that were recorded so that you could "attend" them when convenient for you. It is a fully accredited school and I would have studied for my Masters there if they had the courses I needed at the time. I went on to the University of Cincinnati Online and many of their professors were the authors of the texts that had been used at CTU, again respected and prominent in their field. My bachelor's degree was accepted there, so CTU had to be an acceptable school to them. (They now offer a Master's Degree in the field in which I studied.)

It may be different in the sales field, but ALL sales positions are high-pressure, whether you are working on the phone, in a commercial environment, or traveling. You have to work for what you get paid just as you do when you are taking a class. I do not understand why anyone thinks it would be any other way, neither in selling nor in learning. I was never "harassed" by anyone, simply assisted.

By the way, our professors and "facilitators" were always prompt in answering e-mails and checking our posts.
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#4 Consumer Suggestion

Send me those documents

AUTHOR: David - (U.S.A.)

Can you please posts those documents come where where I can obtain them or send them to me at david@no-fault.com. (please don't delete this email as we are trying to help each other)

I'm filing a federal lawsuit next week against CTU and i want to provide them to the federal judge.
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#5 Consumer Suggestion

Memo sent from the CEC president.

AUTHOR: Samantha - (U.S.A.)

CEC owns IADT, CTU, AIU, along with many others.

We staff received an email from Gary today, discussing the $12.25 Million settlement for California schools. We let go of 90 more people today and are doing "teachouts" of nine schools, so they will be closed as the students graduate. I am finding that students are being charged for terms they did not complete or sometimes even start. I am covering my tracks and emailing the appropriate people but getting absolutely no where with this organization. No one seems to mind. Printing out a lot of information everyday. I don't know where your state stands on a lawsuit, but the midwest could certainly be in the running for another.
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#6 UPDATE EX-employee responds

response to andrea

AUTHOR: Stoneskat - (U.S.A.)

Andrea, I used to work at AIU Online, too. You sayyou have kept notes? I tried to keep notes, but they went into my files all labeled personal and confidential and took them. I know that in November, the first week on the floor, i was told by another full time permanent employee, that bathroom breaks are not allowed the first and last hour of dialing! He stated in these exact words: "we are all adults we can hold it." Did that happen to you? Please email me if you can ok?
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#7 Consumer Comment

more broken dreams and debts...

AUTHOR: Nadine - (U.S.A.)

I am reading a lot about AIU from Students that finished or students that dropped out to employees and former employees.

Not all can be dishonest or exaggerating regarding AIU-online or less people would be complaining and AIU would most defiantly NOT be on probation and about to lose there accreditation.

I am a victim of the AIU Boiler-room tactics yet not in the admission with false promises yet what came later when I have been in school for three classes getting ready for the forth. They use anything to keep you in school to get your aid money.

This is an accelerated program and not easy to fulfill with strict curriculums and time lines to meet. I have been taught to see things thru and finish what I start and I did.

I graduated from AIU with a bachelor and a 3.98 (missing one point to get an A in the very first class) in June 2005 and my degree is not marketable or accepted at most universities to further my education.

I finished stuborn and thinking my degree will me more worth then dropping out and getting stuck with an unbelievable amount of debt or emotional scars for not finishing what I started.

Today I am fighting this school AIU for charging me and consequently the Government funding they received on my behalf without my consent a mere $ 2692.00 per class.

And Jeremy I feel your anger and understand yet please. procrastination didn't get me this degree but hard work and discipline.

Further, people that call others spineless paranoid skitzo's most likely speak about themselves. Shame on you and think before you speak even in anger.

You are not finished school yet and perhaps you are one of the lucky ones regarding your MBA prospective yet I say you will also hang that MBA on the wall of your hard work and broken dreams since you be working you're a** off in a job unrelated to the field of your studies to pay your debts. Unless you are paying everything out of you own pocked or you employer don't care what it cost to get you that education.
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#8 UPDATE Employee

ok, ok

AUTHOR: Adrienne - (U.S.A.)

Hi I am a Admission Advisor for Colorado Technical University online. I've been there for only about 5 months. I agree it is an sales position with numbers that you have to hit. It is a hard position because you have a lot of pressure to have enrollments. Yet, here is the kicker you have make sure they graduate too. So, the students have to be serious about going to school.

If it was just enrollments that count then everything will be cool. You really have to make sure that the students are hard working, and willing to finish what they start. Yes there are no test, but is your boss gonna ask to take a test before he ask you to finish a project, NO. I agree with some of the things that are said on both sides. But I am also a student of CTU and the classes are hard. The e-commerce class is whipping my behind. He is a very tough teacher and deducts points if you are not doing you papers right. Yet, I would put him up there with any other teacher that I have had in a brick and mortar sxhool. He just that good. Your homework is tough. Heres one things, you have the same type of teachers you would at any other school. You have really good ones, and really bad ones.

At one school I attended the teacher was let go right and front of us and that was a well known school in Chicago. I don't understand why people want knock online ed. The students I have jobs that don't allow them to go to sit and a classroom, or have families. I have one student who nearest school is 3 hour drive away. I have another one who have 5 kids under the age of 10. Online schools really help these people. Don't they have a right to a good education? As for employers not accepting the degree. CTU Online is the Online division of a school located in Colorado Springs, CO. Employers get bad and good employees no matter how or where they get their degrees. I know and worked for people who went Depaul, Havard, etc and didn't know anything and didn't do anything. I say if the person went though the pressure of going to online school, which is a lot tougher, then look at what they did, did the get good grades. Ask to see there class list. We do tell them what they will be taking. To be a online student at CTU Online you have to be responsible, hard working,and have great time management. Isn't that what employers are looking for.
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#9 UPDATE Employee

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AUTHOR: Refuse - (U.S.A.)

I will say this about online learning. Yes we are scripted, and yes we do call 3 times a day. Reason for script is that it is not a sale, we are not allowed to use sales tactics, as being a previous salesman for many years, I could sell this online school with such ease it's incredible, but in doing so would cost me my job. The script is necessary for those of you students that won't/can't attend traditional colleges that keep you to a certain schedule due to family and or work obligations. Whether or not you attend online, it's up to you, we call you because you asked us to. We speak to you because your still on the phone. We do care because that is our only incentive.

There is no commission in education as I do have previous education on my resume as a classroom teacher. If you do remember back in highschool, your dean/counselor would always push for a decision about school and so did your teachers, we are merely picking up where they left off. The difference is, most are just there for a paycheck and don't really care about your future, I do. How many teachers have you had that didn't really care about you graduating. If you really have intentions of obtaining your degree, you would do so, the best way you can.

Either traditional or online. A technical school I will not mention has campus and online schooling, does that make them any less creditable? CEC is growing, and fairly new in comparison, but every school out there has good and bad reputations. As far as tuition, it is a decent price if you compare complete expenses to other schools, meaning tuition, books supplies, travel, childcare, and all that applies. Do your homework. I have yet to have a negative experience with my DOA.

Maybe I lucked out, but it's not a sales environment, because I am a salesman, I know the difference. Yes we do have a quota to hit, but we make no more or less money if you do or do not enroll. The decision is yours. These days, in my experience, a degree, no matter what school it's from, means nothing anymore. It just proves you went to school. I have many friends with degrees that are not even working in that particular field. I've done well for myself without a degree, just because of my experience and intelligence, simply because I went to a traditional college and felt I got ripped off because I was paying for refreshers of things I already knew. I'm $45K in debt without my degree for theoretical studies that prove nothing in the real world.

Experience, intelligence, and ability to conduct the work in front of you is what an employer looks for. A degree just gets you the interview. Think about it. How many people do you know have a B.A. in biology, but are working in an administrative field? How many do you know studies socilogy, and are salesmen? Know what you want out of your degree, and what you want to use it for, cause in most cases, you probably won't even use half of what you learned in college. I didn't.
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#10 Consumer Comment

Not about the money

AUTHOR: Jeremy - (U.S.A.)

For the students at least, it's not about the money. It's about the future of their families. I know exactly why CEC is scrounging for money: Bcuz it's there! There are billions floating around for anyone to take. Here's a fact: Some Ivy schools are looking at distance learning to boost their output. If you look at all the blab on this site, no one is complaining about the quality of education, skills learned, or salaries doubled by these degrees. C'mon, there are thousands of students attending Regis, Preston, AIU, CTU, and others who know that a degree will help them in many ways. CEC isn't going anywhere, neither is AIU. They might lose their accreditation but it will be milestone and it won't change the value of my degree.

If anything, it will be a collector's item above a 'symbol' of my hard work. To Erin, who said you have to take 'more' credits and 'pay' more at AIU; yea, well, that means AIU grads should fell just as good about their degrees becaused they really did 'earn' it. You can say AIU is a diploma mill but the students are still doing the work that b-n-m schools are doing in their classrooms. Also, AIU lied about their grad rates to get people in, I understand this bcuz we- 'onliners' are procrastinators and if we complete the schooling on our own, it is a big accomplishment. I have spoke to very prominent school 'name i won't mention' (let's just say it's one of the oldest schools in the nation who just had an undefeated NCAA DIV IA champion...do the math) that told me they would accept not only my AIU credits toward a very prestigious MBA, but also credits from Westwood College in Denver. AND GUESS WHAT?? the MBA is a Distance Learning MBA that is worth it's weight in gold. There are too many spineless paranoid skitzo's posting around here that need to stand up and do something for themselves. Like the girl who is concerned about sexual harassment. Don't file a complaint: go to your boss and spit in his face! Tell him he's a piece of shit and either take it to upper management or leave (or set the building on fire.....whatever....)So, what me worry??? plz.. We'll see, I guess. Now back to my AIU homework.
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#11 Consumer Comment

Not about the money

AUTHOR: Jeremy - (U.S.A.)

For the students at least, it's not about the money. It's about the future of their families. I know exactly why CEC is scrounging for money: Bcuz it's there! There are billions floating around for anyone to take. Here's a fact: Some Ivy schools are looking at distance learning to boost their output. If you look at all the blab on this site, no one is complaining about the quality of education, skills learned, or salaries doubled by these degrees. C'mon, there are thousands of students attending Regis, Preston, AIU, CTU, and others who know that a degree will help them in many ways. CEC isn't going anywhere, neither is AIU. They might lose their accreditation but it will be milestone and it won't change the value of my degree.

If anything, it will be a collector's item above a 'symbol' of my hard work. To Erin, who said you have to take 'more' credits and 'pay' more at AIU; yea, well, that means AIU grads should fell just as good about their degrees becaused they really did 'earn' it. You can say AIU is a diploma mill but the students are still doing the work that b-n-m schools are doing in their classrooms. Also, AIU lied about their grad rates to get people in, I understand this bcuz we- 'onliners' are procrastinators and if we complete the schooling on our own, it is a big accomplishment. I have spoke to very prominent school 'name i won't mention' (let's just say it's one of the oldest schools in the nation who just had an undefeated NCAA DIV IA champion...do the math) that told me they would accept not only my AIU credits toward a very prestigious MBA, but also credits from Westwood College in Denver. AND GUESS WHAT?? the MBA is a Distance Learning MBA that is worth it's weight in gold. There are too many spineless paranoid skitzo's posting around here that need to stand up and do something for themselves. Like the girl who is concerned about sexual harassment. Don't file a complaint: go to your boss and spit in his face! Tell him he's a piece of shit and either take it to upper management or leave (or set the building on fire.....whatever....)So, what me worry??? plz.. We'll see, I guess. Now back to my AIU homework.
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#12 Consumer Comment

Not about the money

AUTHOR: Jeremy - (U.S.A.)

For the students at least, it's not about the money. It's about the future of their families. I know exactly why CEC is scrounging for money: Bcuz it's there! There are billions floating around for anyone to take. Here's a fact: Some Ivy schools are looking at distance learning to boost their output. If you look at all the blab on this site, no one is complaining about the quality of education, skills learned, or salaries doubled by these degrees. C'mon, there are thousands of students attending Regis, Preston, AIU, CTU, and others who know that a degree will help them in many ways. CEC isn't going anywhere, neither is AIU. They might lose their accreditation but it will be milestone and it won't change the value of my degree.

If anything, it will be a collector's item above a 'symbol' of my hard work. To Erin, who said you have to take 'more' credits and 'pay' more at AIU; yea, well, that means AIU grads should fell just as good about their degrees becaused they really did 'earn' it. You can say AIU is a diploma mill but the students are still doing the work that b-n-m schools are doing in their classrooms. Also, AIU lied about their grad rates to get people in, I understand this bcuz we- 'onliners' are procrastinators and if we complete the schooling on our own, it is a big accomplishment. I have spoke to very prominent school 'name i won't mention' (let's just say it's one of the oldest schools in the nation who just had an undefeated NCAA DIV IA champion...do the math) that told me they would accept not only my AIU credits toward a very prestigious MBA, but also credits from Westwood College in Denver. AND GUESS WHAT?? the MBA is a Distance Learning MBA that is worth it's weight in gold. There are too many spineless paranoid skitzo's posting around here that need to stand up and do something for themselves. Like the girl who is concerned about sexual harassment. Don't file a complaint: go to your boss and spit in his face! Tell him he's a piece of shit and either take it to upper management or leave (or set the building on fire.....whatever....)So, what me worry??? plz.. We'll see, I guess. Now back to my AIU homework.
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#13 Consumer Comment

Not about the money

AUTHOR: Jeremy - (U.S.A.)

For the students at least, it's not about the money. It's about the future of their families. I know exactly why CEC is scrounging for money: Bcuz it's there! There are billions floating around for anyone to take. Here's a fact: Some Ivy schools are looking at distance learning to boost their output. If you look at all the blab on this site, no one is complaining about the quality of education, skills learned, or salaries doubled by these degrees. C'mon, there are thousands of students attending Regis, Preston, AIU, CTU, and others who know that a degree will help them in many ways. CEC isn't going anywhere, neither is AIU. They might lose their accreditation but it will be milestone and it won't change the value of my degree.

If anything, it will be a collector's item above a 'symbol' of my hard work. To Erin, who said you have to take 'more' credits and 'pay' more at AIU; yea, well, that means AIU grads should fell just as good about their degrees becaused they really did 'earn' it. You can say AIU is a diploma mill but the students are still doing the work that b-n-m schools are doing in their classrooms. Also, AIU lied about their grad rates to get people in, I understand this bcuz we- 'onliners' are procrastinators and if we complete the schooling on our own, it is a big accomplishment. I have spoke to very prominent school 'name i won't mention' (let's just say it's one of the oldest schools in the nation who just had an undefeated NCAA DIV IA champion...do the math) that told me they would accept not only my AIU credits toward a very prestigious MBA, but also credits from Westwood College in Denver. AND GUESS WHAT?? the MBA is a Distance Learning MBA that is worth it's weight in gold. There are too many spineless paranoid skitzo's posting around here that need to stand up and do something for themselves. Like the girl who is concerned about sexual harassment. Don't file a complaint: go to your boss and spit in his face! Tell him he's a piece of shit and either take it to upper management or leave (or set the building on fire.....whatever....)So, what me worry??? plz.. We'll see, I guess. Now back to my AIU homework.
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#14 UPDATE Employee

Andrea who is no longer aloud to give out info

AUTHOR: Joseph - (U.S.A.)

I understand Andrea that due to your situaton that you are not aloud to give info out, however i am not. I have never signed anything that would prevent me from disclosing any information that i have heard or seen. As a new employee at CTU i have had a chance to see this company as an outsider. There are good things and bad things about where i work. I do not think that this is the place for me. When i was recruited, i was told i would be changing lives for people. so far i have only four people enrolled. I know these people's personal lives, there dreams, and they know about me. I am so scared that if all the things that have been said about this school is true then my enrollments are at risk. I care deeply for my four students. I would hate for them to think of me in the same light as this school. So if anyone needs information, or if anyone has anything to tell then by all means please help me...

ps i am not using my real name at this point....
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#15 UPDATE Employee

Response to Andrea

AUTHOR: Angela - (U.S.A.)

Andrea - first things first, just as AIU is not for all students, it's not for all employees either. I have personally been at AIU for almost 2 years and have never seen or heard any student being cussed at by an admissions advisor, and if they have they are probably no longer there. I also believe I used to sit next to you because I was on the same team at the same time. You used to go drink at lunch. You were also late all the time, and I know for a fact you were fired. Yeah there may be alot of pressure to hit numbers when you sit at your desk not doing anything all day. As far as your suit with Rick Lee, good for you, It's about time somebody did, and I know for a fact your not alone!
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#16 Consumer Comment

AIU Online Education - Andrea

AUTHOR: Joy - (U.S.A.)

I have read your experience as an employee at AIU. First, I would like to say that sexual harrassment in the work place should never be tolerated. Unfortunately, there are individuals that are totally inept in the area of policies, procedures, and conduct in the work place. I wish you all the best.

I have considered pursuing a bachelor's degree at AIU. During a conversation with an admission advisor, I experienced several "red flag" signals. (I had not yet found this website.)I have an AA in liberal arts, and I guess I was looking for the shortcut to obtain my bachelor's degree. I have done more homework: contacting the BBB, checking the accreditation status of the school, and further reading more experiences of other individuals at this website. As ridiculous as this sounds, I still have been considering the program at AIU. For some reason, I guess I think if I go into the situation with my eyes wide open, and perhaps secure guarantees from the company in writing I won't be a victim of any type of rip-off scam. Yet, it seems many have paid a high price for an education at AIU. I don't one to be one of those individuals. Presently, I have not signed any contracts with AIU. It seems that the bad has outweighed the good...in that, I am looking at other educational options. I wanted to compliment you on your intelligent insightfulness and advice.

Thank you,
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AUTHOR: Andrea - (U.S.A.)

I posted a message on here, previously, stating that I have a lot of information about AIU and I would be willing to provide it to anyone who was interested. But now, things have changed. I am no longer at liberty to convey those documents or any other information about AIU to anyone because of legalities at stake. When began work for the university, I signed a form stating that I would not reveal any information about the company and/or it's practices. So please, do not send any emails requesting this information as I do not have it anymore. Thank you very much! And I just want to say, for the record, no one has yet to request it so it's never been shown to anyone, thankfully!!! But I will continue to give advice and voice my comments about the company; I'm just not able to reveal anymore information.
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#18 Consumer Comment

What is the Goverment doing?

AUTHOR: Martin - (U.S.A.)

I'm would be very interested to know what is being done about these schools feeding at the public trough.That's our money that the goverment is giving to these people,who have already been shown to be unscrupulous.I find it outragous that they can keep taking this money that would be better spent on schools without so many negative marks against them.And I have a comment about the former students who've had a postive relationship with this school.How did you find this site.I myself received numerous e-mails for free products and AIU,CTU popped up.Entered AIU and rip-off report come up.Know I was looking to further my education so I thought that it was a good deal.But if I attended any school and had a positive experience I would'nt go looking for negatives about said school.So you must be ringers.I myself am a very savvy consumer and won't be cheated.But I also am personally sickened by companies taking advantage of people who have dreams of a better life.It's hard enough just trying to live a good and moral life without someone stealing your dreams.I'm writing this because I think this country and our goverment need to watch out for people that need a better life.From the comments that I have read from ex-employees,they don't seem disgruntled just couldn't knowingly be dishonest and set people up for disappoinment.There're some people who will do anything for money.I applaud the ex-employees who have morals and wouldn't lie to further themselves.And for the students who were ripped-off,fight back don't allow this to happen to someone else.
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#19 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Yes, you are wasting your time with CEC schools

AUTHOR: Andrea - (U.S.A.)

To Marcie from Georgia, you don't need to go any further with AIU. Your $50 is 50 bucks wasted and you should stop now before you're in debt for the rest of your life. The cost of that program alone is the cost of an education from Yale or Harvard. Just think...why would they want that much money for an "online" education when it really doesn't cost that much? To make matters worse, the tuition is increasing to even greater lengths. So please, promise me you'll find another school that's more reputable. You can always go to a local community college for a fraction of the price it would be to go to AIU; which AIU isn't even the best quality of education to begin with. To Martin from Downers Grove, you are the perfect example of why no one should enroll in any of the CEC schools. Your opinions towards this school are the best yet and you should always trust your gut instinct. There's just something fishy about CEC schools that doesn't quite sound right. And you're deffinitely correct that there are way too many negatives about this school. I commend you for sticking with your instincts and taking my word for it; AIU is a horrible institution that preys upon people who can't afford the time to go to a physical campus or who are physically disables to. At least that's what we were trained for before I started working there. Knowing what I know now, I just hope and pray that people don't get suckered into this scheme.
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#20 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Yes, you are wasting your time with CEC schools

AUTHOR: Andrea - (U.S.A.)

To Marcie from Georgia, you don't need to go any further with AIU. Your $50 is 50 bucks wasted and you should stop now before you're in debt for the rest of your life. The cost of that program alone is the cost of an education from Yale or Harvard. Just think...why would they want that much money for an "online" education when it really doesn't cost that much? To make matters worse, the tuition is increasing to even greater lengths. So please, promise me you'll find another school that's more reputable. You can always go to a local community college for a fraction of the price it would be to go to AIU; which AIU isn't even the best quality of education to begin with. To Martin from Downers Grove, you are the perfect example of why no one should enroll in any of the CEC schools. Your opinions towards this school are the best yet and you should always trust your gut instinct. There's just something fishy about CEC schools that doesn't quite sound right. And you're deffinitely correct that there are way too many negatives about this school. I commend you for sticking with your instincts and taking my word for it; AIU is a horrible institution that preys upon people who can't afford the time to go to a physical campus or who are physically disables to. At least that's what we were trained for before I started working there. Knowing what I know now, I just hope and pray that people don't get suckered into this scheme.
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Yes, you are wasting your time with CEC schools

AUTHOR: Andrea - (U.S.A.)

To Marcie from Georgia, you don't need to go any further with AIU. Your $50 is 50 bucks wasted and you should stop now before you're in debt for the rest of your life. The cost of that program alone is the cost of an education from Yale or Harvard. Just think...why would they want that much money for an "online" education when it really doesn't cost that much? To make matters worse, the tuition is increasing to even greater lengths. So please, promise me you'll find another school that's more reputable. You can always go to a local community college for a fraction of the price it would be to go to AIU; which AIU isn't even the best quality of education to begin with. To Martin from Downers Grove, you are the perfect example of why no one should enroll in any of the CEC schools. Your opinions towards this school are the best yet and you should always trust your gut instinct. There's just something fishy about CEC schools that doesn't quite sound right. And you're deffinitely correct that there are way too many negatives about this school. I commend you for sticking with your instincts and taking my word for it; AIU is a horrible institution that preys upon people who can't afford the time to go to a physical campus or who are physically disables to. At least that's what we were trained for before I started working there. Knowing what I know now, I just hope and pray that people don't get suckered into this scheme.
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Yes, you are wasting your time with CEC schools

AUTHOR: Andrea - (U.S.A.)

To Marcie from Georgia, you don't need to go any further with AIU. Your $50 is 50 bucks wasted and you should stop now before you're in debt for the rest of your life. The cost of that program alone is the cost of an education from Yale or Harvard. Just think...why would they want that much money for an "online" education when it really doesn't cost that much? To make matters worse, the tuition is increasing to even greater lengths. So please, promise me you'll find another school that's more reputable. You can always go to a local community college for a fraction of the price it would be to go to AIU; which AIU isn't even the best quality of education to begin with. To Martin from Downers Grove, you are the perfect example of why no one should enroll in any of the CEC schools. Your opinions towards this school are the best yet and you should always trust your gut instinct. There's just something fishy about CEC schools that doesn't quite sound right. And you're deffinitely correct that there are way too many negatives about this school. I commend you for sticking with your instincts and taking my word for it; AIU is a horrible institution that preys upon people who can't afford the time to go to a physical campus or who are physically disables to. At least that's what we were trained for before I started working there. Knowing what I know now, I just hope and pray that people don't get suckered into this scheme.
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#23 Consumer Comment

Potential student

AUTHOR: Martin - (U.S.A.)

As a potential online student I have contacted several online universites regarding their school.Most if not all gladly sent me thier information without any (sales calls).From the posts on this site I'd be a fool to even think of giving any info to CTU or AIU.I don't need a school to push me to get an education.When I buy a car I make up my own mind what I know I want.And spending $30,000.00 to $60,000.00, I know I won't let someone guilt me into buying something with out the final cost to me.They don't have to pay that back I do.I think if the school was so great it would sell itself.I have contacted several schools and credits don't transfer to them.The rebuttals sound like people that work there.Online schools like this should be shut down to let people who really want a quality education get what they pay for.If any potential students could see the buzzwords that refer to them and the way that you're percived by this school they would run away.There's too many negatives not to know something smells.
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#24 REBUTTAL Individual responds

One of the many who have heard the AIU spill

AUTHOR: Marcie - (U.S.A.)

I went through the AIU spill, payed my 50.00. Now its 56,000.00 to attend the Dunwoody, GA campus 3 years to earn a Bachelors in Science/Criminal Justice with Forensics. Is this to much and will I be forclosing on my house when I am done because I cant get a job because I didnt go to a non-con school.
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#25 Author of original report

I am in the process to file a complaint against my offender and I'm looking for some information on how to do that

AUTHOR: Andrea - (U.S.A.)

To Allen:

You said you wanted to email me in response to my claims of being sexually harrassed. I am in the process to file a complaint against my offender and I'm looking for some information on how to do that, as well. I am so sorry that your fiance has to go through that. There's no excuse for that kind of vile behavior; especially when you're already under pressure from everything else going on (making appointments, enrollments, etc...). i send my condolences to the both of you. I know how she feels about losing her job because the money is absolutely GREAT compared to anything else a college student or recent graduate could get. But the reality is that she's in a negative environment in the first place and no job is worth putting up with the crap that she takes from the people she works with. It's embarrassing, humiliating, and degrading. She needs to leave as soon as she can and find another job. The pay may not be as great, but let me tell you... it's worth it!!! Let her know that I've been where she is and that I left feeling miserable, but in the end there's always something better out there. This entire corporation is tainted with deception and harrassment. In reference to the comment above Allen's, I couldn't have said it better myself!!! That comment proves that CEC is scum and it needs to be exposed. If every ex-employee of AIU, CTU, or any other CEC schools could come forward with their complaints and file a class action lawsuit, it would absolutely make my day. Anyway! I'm getting off track here, now Allen, you mentioned you wanted to email me; here's my email address for you to do so. I would be MORE than happy to share whatever it is that you all need to know.
Thank you all so much for taking the time to view my report and to see what CEC really is all about.
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#26 Consumer Comment

in need of info

AUTHOR: Allen - (U.S.A.)

yes i would like to email andrea from glendale heights il. or anyone that has had any sexual harrassment from this employer my fiance is currently employed at aiu and is in extreme fear of losing her job she really enjoys her job and her co workers ... but there are some wrongfull accurances happening in the workplace i would nothin more then to confront and move forward towards stopping any further acurrances but in doing so she claims it will cause her to lose her job and in fear of that i have promised her that i would put it on hold for now ....i would just like any info on how to go about stopping this without her losing her job ...if i could get some help on this matter i would appreciate it greatly thank you .......
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#27 UPDATE Employee

i have seen it from the inside

AUTHOR: Carl - (U.S.A.)

I work for CEC: in admissions we're trained to pitch the school w/high pressure sales tactics, unethical sales pitches, and grossly misinformed communication. Most advisors (salesman) practice what is lingo as the take away If you didn't start on a particular date then you would not be admitted and needed to look elsewhere.

You may end up demanding to speak with the salesman's supervisor. This super will actually be worse and he will make deceptive claims to get you to enroll quicker. He may tell you,you didn't have any outstanding courses and you should enroll ASAP to avoid tuition increases. However, another dept., will state after your FA has kicked in, that you do have outstanding courses needed to complete.

bringing this info to the supervisor he may insist the other dept was incorrect. When you ask the admin. super to email you this information he will refuse stating it is against school policy. He wont want a paper trail, knowing he could be held accountable if anything was put in writing. You will end up speaking with the Dean of the campus and she will basically defend the supervisor.

During the time you are taking courses with CEC you will find the work to be extremely easy and every student receives a passing grade regardless of the quality of their work. Once your enrolled you become a voiceless stock number and your needs are irrelevant. You are sold an education that is not delivered, the high price only justifies; youre paying for the convenience, ease of passing, no exams, and speedy degree.

Again, you're buying guaranteed admittance, easy work, and a worthless piece of paper to hang on your wall. Another problem you will have with CEC is the courses do not transfer. Every university you approach literally laughs when you mention you have CEC transfer credits. In the long run you will be pounded with injustice and your creditability will be tarnished. No degree is actually more valuable that an CEC degree.

ALL -43 As an ex-Admissions Advisor ( I've heard they call themselves Reps now), I highly suggest potential students of CEC to Leave While You Can! I went through training, and here are some key points that I gained through the whole process. They make it seem as though the school is selective, but it is not.

If you have any ounce of dignity, you will want to join a school because you know that you REALLY proved yourself to them and displayed your commitment, intelligence and focus. They ask about your intent to join school. It's a manipulative trick to get you pumped about changing your life. Throughout the whole interview they never give you a chance to ask questions about the school because they want you to go on the website and look the information up for yourself.

They don't want to commit to anything factual on the phone or by email. It's all about the #'s. Admissions Advisors don't really care about you. At least, most don't. They want to meet their quota. It's very much a sales environment.

Truth is, the degree isn't going to get you a good job. Only debt, unhappiness and misery. Most HR people out there know about the different colleges and universities, and you can be sure they know about CEC schools. Even if you say that there is convenience in completing an online degree, don't fall for it. You have to do a lot of reading coordinate your schedules around your classmates for team projects, and complete homework, and papers in a short time span. You may as well do all of that in a real college.

I left my job (high-paying) because it was too unethical for me. I actually do have a conscience. Also, I didn't want to smash the genuine dreams that prospective students have of going back to college. SHAME ON YOU CEC!! by the way... most "reps" last only a few months in their positions. more han 90% turnover in this company. go figure.

landover campus -42 I worked for a CEC school and I was coaxed into enrolling to help with their enrollment goals plus I applied because I figured getting my degree faster meant getting a good job faster. But I was always being passed around to new so called "Advisers" I never new that was going on.

I paid for the full first part of the program, which was supposed to be like 10 classes. Well I ended up only going to half that amount, because on November 20th 2004 I was in a serious roll over accident and I broke my neck in five places! And while I has in the hospital hooked up to all the machines and with tubes down my throat so my lungs wouldn't collapse.

My mom tried calling them to explain my situation. Well the people there would not even talk to her they said they would only talk to me (even though that was completely impossible at the time) and finally when I was barley strong enough to grasp the phone and speak. The dean of the school got on the phone and was so rude to me I could not believe it.

They told me that they could not help me, that if I'd gotten in my accident a few weeks earlier then they might have been able to do something. (Yea like I can time it when my car decides to roll and almost kill me.) So they said they were going to remove me from their program, and the only way I would be able to get back in is to do the whole entrance essay and fill out all the same paper work all over again! And pay the 50 dollar fee AGAIN! What a load of crap.

Then I learned they were going to keep all my money and I have nothing to show for it, because they won't even release my transcript or anything, which I now learned are worthless anyway. But every time I call to try to talk to someone who knows something, I get passed from person to person, and get put on hold and so on. CEC needs to be stopped. All they care about is taking your money. They were more then happy to take mine. So if there is going to be a lawsuit, then I am defiantly in on it!

newyork -44 I work in New Yorks' (5 yrs) CEC. Its Sanford Brown Institutes prepare students for careers in health care; reps are trained to tell students the school is highly selective,leading students to believe these schools are on par with even the ivy leagues. lousy grades and prior drug use arent enough to get students rejected.

some student even have a "problem with blood." The reps pitch to the students that 98 percent of our students have a problem with blood. The first day of the module, they hand you a syringe and say, 'Go for it. CEC is most interested in is tuition. They want to say that the student comes first, but it becomes obvious to anybody that works in the school, that the student does not come first.

This "school" only exists to milk the federal student loan program. This is a direct result of expanding the student loan program to include trade schools instead of accredited colleges and universities as the program was originally intended. Keep voting for them Democrats, as they are the ones responsible for this mess as they turned this into a class issue during the Carter administration and expanded the program to include so-called trade schools.

No surprise that such "trade schools" started springing up like mushrooms growing on a manure pile. It's not so easy to start a college or university. Hence the wasteful mess it is now. Reagan and the first Bush tried to fix this and were stopped by Democratic controlled Congress.

Clinton just ignored the problem. Bush II and the current Congress fixed it though. This is how: bankruptcy won't get rid of any of your student loans ever. This will be an albatross around your neck until you pay it off or until the day you die.

Eventually word will get around to even the uninformed and "schools" like this will either really train candidates or go out of business. Bush II would have liked to simply cut off student loans to these rip-off trade schools.

md -45 Jack Larsen (ceo of CEC) likes his herring served red. The notion that membership in an accrediting association is voluntary is laughable. In fact, losing accreditation is not far removed from a death sentence for almost any college, because without accreditation, students are not eligible for federal financial aid, and without such aid, most of them can't go to school at least to that school.

For this reason, if Congress ever decoupled aid eligibility from accreditation by one of the existing accreditors, for example, by allowing state governments to become accreditors the national accreditors of schools would dry up and blow away by dawn the next day: They serve no purpose except as trade associations and milking machines for federal aid dollars. A state as an accrediting authority may, in fact, take more of an interest in academic standards and results rather than scrutinizing the structure more than the product as do the present private clubs called accreditors.

Also, a state accreditor would have no turf to protect. Every new member allowed into the club is competition for the old members. Accreditation does not ensure academic quality nor even examine it objectively. Academic quality can and does exist both within and outside the accredited establishment, and the equation between accreditation and quality that has been promoted by the accreditors, their members and their camp followers is a falsehood designed to mislead the public and promote narrow protectionism rather than market forces.

The truth is that accreditation is all about money. The costs of accreditation are enormous beyond the reach of many small schools, the result is accredited colleges which are hamstrung from competing as effectively in the marketplace as their unaccredited brethren, and which are run for the benefit of their diploma mill, not the students they should be serving

landover -44 I work at SBI in Landover, One thing they dont tell the public and this would have taken a GREAT DEAL of research is that they just got off of "WARNING" with SACS! Because of padding the numbers and falsifying enrollment numbers they were on a WARNING!

Not much was explained but it was serious. Employees were coached on what to say and what not to say. The KICKER is when SACS came in to inspect the various facilities well all "SALES" material was torn from each sales reps cube! The REASON is because in education you are not supposed to operate as sales organization.

The verbage in scripts has been changed to reflect more of an admissions department and less of a "DYNAMIC SALES ORGANIZATION" (this used to be in the mission statement for admissions). Now what does that spell out?

Well the first thing is SBI operates as a sales organization not in an educational advisory capacity. Which should not be taking place!SACS (accrediting organization)gives them ample warning that they will be on thier premises. Also the main reason Accrediation is SO DEARLY IMPORTANT to this school is MONEY.

With education this is how it works for the "school". When you go to in,you complete a Application for Federal Student Aid, all the money you get goes directly to the school. So if you get $4,000 for a Pell Grant that goes to the school! If you take out the $10,500 in Federal Loans that goes directly to the school.

The bottom line is the school gets paid right away because you borrowed money! Well the revenue would be flooding in! And that's the beauty of being a company that operates in the ed. industry. They get their money up front and on time! Oh and as an admissions advisor if you retain a total of let's say 5 students, average tutition is $25,000/student.

Well you just made the company $125,000 and that more than pays the 38-48,000 they decide to pay you! they do not have any criteria on being accepted. $50ap fee and you too will be a college student!

all -41 I worked for 2 yrs w/SBI (clerical dept)and took several online classes w/ sister Co AIU. I decided to attend Boston University (one of the top ranked universities in the nation)to obtain a B.S. in Lib Studies.

However, after review of my credits from AIU, Boston University found that AIU is not an Accredited school. My transcripts will not transfer. This is the biggest and most expensive mistake of my life.

I worked hard (3.5)to obtain that degree, then to find out that it is worth nothing, not even the paper it was printed on. PLEASE do not be misinformed of this for profit business!! I even researched this university. They accept Stafford Loans and the FASFA. I believed they were legite.

However, the traditional universities such as Boston, University of Southern California and even Texas Tech University will not accept these credits. I just want to inform anyone that is even remotely thinking about attending this university to realize the true and actual consequences of your intent.

This is a bogus institution. I will be contacting the federal government regarding my loans. Please be aware! In my opinion, after finding this out, they should be categorized as a diploma mill.

All locations -30 contd... I am tired of getting yelled at by the higher ups in our company becuase I have "no-shows" and trying to battle the potential student to show for their appointments. I am more of a babysitter than an admissions rep and the only future hope i have is that i will loose my job becuase i didnt make 100 calls per day, 3 interviews a day with 1 enrollment per day, and at least 3 per week and at least 8-12 starts per month. un-freakin beleivable!!!!

AND the clientel is those who are bored and call us after seeing a commercial (during daytime garbage tv)and never show for an appointment. They tell us they have no job and no in school and always want to go, if it rains, snows, sunny, dreary etc etc they dont come in and its all the Admission reps fault, still gotta meet the numbers the company wants - they will not tolerate, i mean it they will take your job and fill it with someone else --- as the DOA tells us at our joke of a meeting.

all locations -31 I am currently employed at SBI and have been now for 1 year (almost if I can make it that long). I have read several listings on here and all to be be more than TRUE. Sales is sales, I knew that walking in the door but its much worse than I ever expected.

At the "corporate training" in IL that lasted a week; All 60 reps were advised that the company has a 90% turnover rate in the Admissions Rep position. It is not shocking at all to see why. The company wanted to change that around, I have not seen nor heard of this as of yet!

My Director of Admissions (DOA)not only tells you one thing to your face but to later find out i was totally lied to, then when I approach the DOA & was told not to worry about it, my job is to focuss on numbers. The DOA hired someone who has been in this industry for a while, and they too state its all about the numbers - that rep has not only went behind all the other reps backs and stole, yes stole leads and enrollments from EVERY rep so far.

I had to keep a file on the ones it was happening to and went to the President, who did absolutely NOTHING. I have been interviewing becuase i see NO future in this company as well as promotions. I was told to resign from the company and re-apply to another position not only by the DOA but by the Regional Admissions Manager (regional sales mngr).

Apparently i am forever an Admissions Rep until I quit or forced out (which seems to be the case time over again from seen and hearing about it). It has taught me a lesson being in this industry and only tells me to stick to the legit schools (ie Comm Coll and Univ for an education that is). I left a good paying job for this and had 5 interviews for this job - totally a joke! I realized now there is no hope for moving up or anything else for that matter and had broken promises given to me at the time of interviewing. Contd...

landover, md -45 No communication at all. The staff is in constant flux. I was hired and very little was mentioned about sales. When I started working there they said you will have a learning curve of about 2 months. What was not said is, by CEC's conception of time 2 months is in fact 2 weeks.

I enrolled 5 students( 3 per week is the bare minimum) the 3rd week I was there, by the time the financial aid department got a hold of them. 3 canceled and 2 were unhappy with the way they were treated. And my boss told me I didn't do a good enough job selling the value of the program. He ended up not talking to me for a week. I felt slighted.

It seemed very harsh. I made 50-100 phone calls a day; unlike most of the other 5 representatives working there who showed up whenever they wanted to paid for 40 hours and seemed like they were never there. My boss said, after I complained to him about it, that he knows20% of the staff does 80% of the work. Nothing changed. I quit about 2 years ago, pathetic work enviroment.

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the toliets are overflowing urine and worse all the time. students smell nasty and intructors dont stay if they even show up to "teach". i cant even say how often i have seen teachers crying in their offices becasue of the way this (&%^hole is run. i enrolled about 60-70 students and all i can say is most were illiterate or non english speaking.

i once saw a small group of instructors making fun of a disabled student. location is ghetto.job security? whats that? you keep your job if you start 8 students a month. period.co workers are hit and miss. most miss. they seem to follow one suit: iknow somebody who knew somebody who got me this job. there is no real training. no HR dept. no real accountability.

we worked out of cubes and most of those were used as trash/storage. "students would see the nasty, filthy working conditions and ask..all we did is make excuses.."oh sorry for the mess, we're remodling" respect? HAHAHAAHAHAAHAHHA. right.

the ONLY reason ANYONE works here is for that paycheck.CEC pays sales reps 35-45,000. no one has a real dimploma, just a lot of "online degrees".its all laughable. compliance and ethics do NOT EXIST.benefits? all i know is i was cheated out of almost a full 2 weeks of my vacation time after working there for almost a year. (twice as long as most every other employee there)


i work for Sanford brown. the HR dept. is horrid. they just started using people soft for time calculation, and it has been a disaster. pay checks have been THE ISSUE with this multi-billion dollar co. admissions sales reps are geting screwed. I know of 4 "inside sales" reps(telemarketers) who have been shorted on avr. 200 to 300 dollars a paycheck for each of the last 3 pycks.

meanwhile this "company" is threatening job security..because its all about how many "students you can enroll" in one week. every 5 weeks we have "starts" if you dont have at least 8 students "starting". moral is always low becasue of the unethical behavior that the co. tolerates by its "campus" management. (sitting 1 wk in class = finacial aid being paid out to the "school") one rep who has been there for 6 months(industry for 18 yrs is best friends with the manager who lets him get away with 2day work weeks while loading him up with false start numbers.

this liar/cheat does no work and gets paid 70,000 a year..while the rest of us get paid 45,000. this co. looks at this rep as "a star" he only makes his start numbers becasue his friend/manager gives starts to him after other hard working reps are let go.

landover,md -40 to start off. i worked in the admissions. paychecks for every staff member is wrong. constently the upper management turns down employes requests for vacation time... even thoe the corperate policey is lose it or use it.

so we all end up losing it some as much as 2 whole wks and others as little as 3-4 days. one girl was on sick leave foe a week... and the DOA called her on her cell phone so much it burned up all her minutes...and she went over, when she complained to the office manager about reimbursment she was told they would not pay her for personal expenses.

we were not allowed to lock our desks at night and things are stolen too much. the campas doesnt' suppley office supplies so we are forced to buy them ourselfs. everytime things turn up missing. i had to keep importnat documents in a uncoverd box. copies of SS cards, DDL's, passports just alot of personnal inforemation lays on the floor in stacks in and out of boxes. nothing is really filed.
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#28 UPDATE Employee

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AUTHOR: Haroon - (U.S.A.)

I am a current admissions advisor for AIU Online.
Many of the statements made here on the site are true and some are exaggerated.

I agree that CEC/AIU Online needs to reconsider the way it treats its employees, especially in admissions.

The admissions department is the first department that the prospective student comes in contact with.

Therefore in many instances where students feel uncomfortable about the admissions process at AIU Online is often connected to the harsh treatment that the advisor is recieving from management at AIU Online.

The three most active managers that the admissions advisor is subordinate to are:

* Director of Admissions
* Student Manager
* Training Specialist

So the advisor has the challenge of meeting the expectations of 3 different leaders in the company, often with varied experience in management. Some are more experienced than others. I am pointing this out because each of these managers have numbers to hit as a manager or objectives set by upper management that are required to hit without excuse; period! You literally as an advisor have to satisfy the intensity of all 3 managers expectations or you could be reprimanded or even fired. The temporary employee is under even more scrutiny because they are fired by alarming numbers in comparison to permanent employees.

I have been working at AIU Online for a year now and make about $49,000 (that includes $6k in overtime); my base is $43,000 currently, which is my starting salary scheduled for review in about 2 1/2 weeks. Most of the advisors I have worked with are good, hard working, honest and ethical people. I don't know if you can find better people to work with. Which honestly, is why I have stayed this long.

I am concerned with the harsh treatment on a day to day basis by the Directors of Admissions towards the advisors to pressure them into hitting there monthly sales goal aka monthly ESP.
I have heard Directors name drop senior management and imply that Jack Larson founder of CEC may personally be upset with you for not hitting the numbers and could contact you personally for dropping the ball. DOA's shout sometimes, stand over you literally hour upon hour shouting dial more, get more appointments, get more CI's (completed interviews; formerly COW's..Contract On the Way) and shout we need to get more enrollments. Some threaten to cut your hours and restrict overtime. Then they come right back to you in an effort to drive revenue and sales up by offering you overtime. What is going on with the mind games? If you don't take the overtime they guilt you out and imply that you will be written up or maybe fired if you don't hit your numbers. The word numbers is used much more often than the word student.
Some of these Directors of Admissions will do anything to hit there numbers and it is believed that they in fact along with the Student Manager do in fact get fiscal bonus's.

With that said the training specialist will sit with you one on one and drill you on what you are doing wrong since your numbers are low. Not all of the training managers are harsh...but many are. So now you are challenged by 2 managers to perform. Then comes the Godzilla of them all the Student Manager, who usuallly has a history at the university for being able to start high numbers of students at AIU Online. Many of these student managers and their assistants have said whatever it takes whether legal, moral or ethical to start students. They expect you to do the same or you may suffer greatly. Then they throw psuedo quality control policy at you that Integrity comes before an enrollment/start. We must operate with complete integrity or SACS will shut us down and we will all be unemployed. Crazy I know.

I am trying to build a case as to where the train has been off the track. Many of the things that the advisor is saying to the prospective student is prompted by the 3 fold management team I mentioned. The advisor often is being manipulated by fear tactics to perform and transfers that fear, pressure and intensity to the prospective student. Enrolling the student using that script is only half of the issue.

Once that student is accepted/enrolled, you must take them through a process called the stitch-in to assure that they start school. We as advsisors are forced in many instances to call students who have gone through the enrollment the process and call them over and over again to make sure they complete the financial aid process. Eventhough we supposedly have a financial aid department. The student manager is often the most brutal of all of the managers, because starting students is how AIU Online/CEC make billions of dollars. The company cannot make billions if students do not complete the Financial Aid process. While many student managers start off each start session for classes with sincere concern for students, it is quickly thrown out of the window in an attempt to hit you guessed it, the numbers. If you could here what comes out of these Student Managers mouths sometimes your head might spin.

They repeatedly state that you better start these students no excuses and use a guilt trip that you enrolled them, therefore you better start them.
I have had students curse me out, threaten me, hang up on me, report me to management because I continued to contact them per the student manager to save them. You are required to save any student that tries to quit. If you don't save them you are dropping the ball, they name drop that upper management is looking at you and that you may get fired for not caring enough about your students to start them. Some of these student managers put employees at grave risk/law suits from upset students who do not want to attend AIU Online after initially enrolling.

You are told to keep calling them round the clock and given documented list of objection overcomers to lure the student back in. Many of these tactics make the admissions advisor very vunerable to the very comments by students and propective students at AIU Online that you see on this site. The admissions advisor is supposedly the monster here. Thus management manipulates and even harasses employees in some instances to make them call students that do not want to attend AIU Online after previously enrolling. If AIU Online does lose its accreditation it will more than likely be from the way it treats its employees, especially the admissions advisors. They have a fantastic curriculum, excellent technology and are not any more expensive than any other private University out there whether for profit or public. College tuition in America is sky high priod!

We are warned daily not to be understanding or sympathetic as outlined in writing in handouts and verbally by management to any student who wants to cancel their enrollment. You better not let a student run all over you and you need to take ownership of your start....this is education we a are told but more importantly CEC is a for profit business. The students we are told are professional procrastinators and love making excuses. That is at risk of causing a student to feel overly pressured to attend AIU Online, guilty because they can't afford school, depressed (in some instances maybe even suicidal). If a students requests to cancel you are told to save them and to use very mind controlling tactics prescribed by usually the student manager or through written hand-outs given by management. You are not ever supposed to used the word cancel with a student but to remind them that they are asking you to drop out of college. Do you see the risk that the admissions advisor is placed under especially legally?

In conclusion there are bad seeds out there and as advisors we sometimes do hurt our students or propective students. Usually it is not done out of malice but out of trying to follow the intense direction and sometimes harassment of the 3 fold management team.

Thanks for your time,

Choosing not to disclose my name,

Chicago, IL.

P.S. I am not making excuses for mistreatment of potential or current students but trying to give inside information about what the source of what the problem may be. It clearly is not a scam or rip-off or a poor curriculum. It is harsh treatment and even harassment of the advisors at times which is against the law and could ultimately cause AIU Online to lose it's accreditation.
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#29 Consumer Comment

Per Credit Price

AUTHOR: Erin - (U.S.A.)

It appears that AIU Online does charge $24,105 for an Associates degree, however do not be fooled by the per credit hour price they may quote you. Their Associates degree is 90 hours, most Colleges & Universities have a 60 hour Associates degree. What this means to the student is that although it might seem like it is $267 per credit hour, in reality you are paying equivalent to $401 per credit hour compared to other schools.

A Bachelors in Business or IT will set you back an ADDITIONAL $29,480 - for a total of $53,585. Total credit hours you will need to graduate is 180, as opposed to the 120 you need at traditional schools. If you divide $53,585 by the 120 credit hours that a traditional school requires for graduation, it comes out to $446 per credit hour.

It's kind of like saying you pay $1.35 for gasoline, without saying that you are buying liters and not gallons.
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#30 UPDATE Employee

Informative neutral response from current employee

AUTHOR: Anne - (U.S.A.)

Just a few neutral points that will settle all this (hopefully). I am a current employee, and see both the negative and positive aspects of the employee and student relations with this school. First of all, they are a for-profit university. It's not anything bad or wrong about it, though. They sell a regionally accredited degree in a very fast pace (10 months for masters, 13 months for associates and bachelors). You are paying approximately $267 per credit hour (90 credits divided by $24,000) for an associates degree. $267 per credit hour is not very expensive, especially when all the books and software is included. On the other hand, since it is a sales job, the admissions advisors are under pressure and compete for the highest amount of enrollments. they call people that request a call, sometimes up to 3 times a day. I was always advised not to ever call more than 3 times a day.Basically, we are supposed to call them until they say they are not interested. Then their number stays in the "not interested" pile, to sometimes resurface later on. Their marketing techniques are very aggressive, but they approach their business and customers like any fast-growing aggressive company, and in turn, deliver a credible degree. I see where they need improvement, but i definitely don't see them as a scam.
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#31 Consumer Comment

TO FILE A SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINT

AUTHOR: Sondra - (U.S.A.)

you should call the sexual harassmenthotine in your area, they will deal with your case indevidualy and if a complaint IS taken and a complaint DOES lead to an investigation the illi8nois departentof labor could be involved, i am not a lawyer but i do work in a school system in rockton ilnois as a custodian and i DO kno a little bit about what sexual harassment is, they teach it every year as a reminder to current workers, and a lesson to new workers. i have provided a list of the following hotlines you can choose from to file a sex harassment complaint.
Sexual Assault Crisis Centers

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS

Northwest CASA
(888) 802-8890
415 W. Golf Rd., Suite 47
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 806-6526
AURORA

Mutual Ground, Inc.
(630) 897-8383
P.O. Box 843
Aurora, IL 60507
(630) 897-8989
Counties Served: Southern Kane, Kendall
BELVIDERE

Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling, Inc.
(815) 636-9811
521 S. State St., Suite 9
Belvidere, IL 61008
(815) 544-6821
BERWYN

The C.A.R.E. Center
(708) 482-9600
6915 Cermak Road
Berwyn, IL 60402
(708) 788-6759
Counties Served: West Suburban communities of Berwyn, Broadview, Cicero, Forest Park, Hillside, Maywood, Oak Park, River Forest and Westchester.
BLOOMINGTON

Stepping Stones Sexual Assault Services
(800) 570-7284
1201 N. Hershey Road
Bloomington, IL 61704
(309) 662-0461
Counties Served: McLean
CARBONDALE

Rape Crisis Services of the Women''s Center
(800) 334-2094
610 S. Thompson
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 549-4807
Counties Served: Franklin, Jackson, Johnson, Perry, Saline, Union, Williamson
CENTRALIA

Sexual Assault & Family Emergencies
(800) 625-1414
730 E. 2nd Street
P.O. Box 225
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 533-0475
CHAMPAIGN

A Woman''s Fund, Inc. Rape Crisis Services
(217) 355-5203
501 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 355-5214
Counties Served: Champaign, Douglas, Ford, Piatt
CHARLESTON

Sexual Assault Counseling & Information Service
(888) 345-2846
P.O. Box 858
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 348-5033
CHICAGO

Community Counseling Centers of Chicago
(888) 293-2080
Quetzal Center
2525 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
(773) 765-0612
Counties Served: Cook
CHICAGO

The Midway Center for Survivors of Sexual Violence
(888) 293-2080
6610 S. Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 767-6590
CHICAGO

Mujeres Latinas En Accion
(888) 293-2080
1823 West 17th Street
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 226-1544
Counties Served: Cook
CHICAGO

RVA-Cook County Hospital Satellite
(888) 293-2080
1901 W. Harrison, Ste. 419
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 864-6112
CHICAGO

Rape Victim Advocates (RVA)
(888) 293-2080
228 S. Wabash Ave., Suite 240
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 663-6303
Counties Served: Cook
CHICAGO

YWCA of Metro. Chicago RISE Children''s Center
(888) 293-2080
300 South Ashland, Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-2102
CHICAGO

YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago Loop Women''s Services
(888) 293-2080
360 North Michigan Avenue
8th floor
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 762-2772
Counties Served: Chicago Loop
CHICAGO

YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago -- Englewood Satellite
(888) 293-2080
641 W. 63rd Street
Lower Level 34 & 35
Chicago, IL 60621
CHICAGO

YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago -- Harris Center
(888) 293-2080
6200 S. Drexel Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 955-3100
Counties Served: Chicago neighborhoods of Roseland, Englewood, Woodlawn, Grand Boulevard, South Chicago, Hyde Park.
CHICAGO

YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago -- Lawndale
(888) 293-2080
3333 W. Arthington, #150
Chicago, IL 60624
(773) 265-9500
Counties Served: Chicago neighborhoods of Lawndale, Garfield, Park, Douglas Park and UIC.
CHICAGO

YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago -- Logan Square
(888) 293-2080
3853 West Fullerton, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 862-3100
Counties Served: Chicago neighborhoods of Logan Square, Wicker Park and Humboldt Park.
CHICAGO

YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago -- Uptown Outreach
(888) 293-2080
4753 N. Broadway
Suite 602
Chicago, IL 60640
CHICAGO HEIGHTS

South Suburban YWCA
(708) 748-5672
320 West 202nd St.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 754-0486
Counties Served: The service region is: Chicago city limits to the north, to Indiana on the east, the Des Plaines River to the west, and boundary between Cook and Will Counties.
DANVILLE

YWCA -- REACH -Danville
(217) 443-5566
201 North Hazel St.
Danville, IL 61832
(217) 446-1337
Counties Served: Clark, Edgar, Vermillion
DECATUR

Growing Strong Sexual Assault Center
(217) 428-0770
270 W. Prairie St.
Decatur, IL 62523
(217) 428-0770
Counties Served: Dewitt, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby
DEKALB

Safe Passage
(815) 756-5228
P.O. Box 621
DeKalb, IL 60115-0621
(815) 756-5228
Counties Served: DeKalb
DIXON

YWCA of the Sauk Valley
(815) 288-1011
115 W. 1st Street, Suite 200
Dixon, IL 61021
(815) 288-1232
EDGEMONT

Call For Help Sexual Assault Victims Care Unit
(618) 397-0975
9400 Lebanon Road
Edgemont, IL 62203
(618) 397-0975
Counties Served: Jefferson, Hamilton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, Wayne
EAST ST. LOUIS

Call For Help Sexual Assault Victims Care Unit
(618) 397-0975
129 N. 8th St., Room 469
East St. Louis, IL 62201
(618) 271-8990
EFFINGHAM

Sexual Assault & Family Emergencies
(800) 625-1414
P.O. Box 1641
Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 342-6623
ELGIN

Community Crisis Center
(847) 697-2380
P.O. Box 1390
Elgin, IL 60121
(847) 697-2380
Counties Served: Kane (northern half), Cook (northwest collar townships), Dekalb, DuPage, McHenry
GALENA

Riverview Center Inc. SAP&IS
(888) 707-8155
705 South Dodge
Galena, IL 61036
(815) 777-8155
Counties Served: Carroll, Dubuque (Iowa), Jo Daviess
GLEN ELLYN

YWCA West Suburban Center
(630) 971-3927
739 Roosevelt Road
Suite 8-210
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 790-6600
Counties Served: DuPage
GRANITE CITY

Madison County Call For Help, Inc.
(618) 452-2763
2013-D Johnson Road
Granite City, IL 62040
(618) 452-2763
Counties Served: Madison
GURNEE

Lake County Council Against Sexual Assault
(847) 872-7799
4275 Grand Avenue
Gurnee, IL 60031
(847) 244-1187
Counties Served: Lake, McHenry, Northern Cook
JACKSONVILLE

Sexual Assault Services Center
(217) 753-8081
PO Box 443
Jacksonville, IL 62650
(217) 243-7330
JOLIET

Sexual Assault Service Center
(815) 730-8984
1550 Plainfield Road
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 729-0930
Counties Served: Kendall, Grundy, Will
KANKAKEE

Kankakee County Center Against Sexual Assault
(815) 932-3322
1440 W. Court Street
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 932-7273
Counties Served: Iroquois, Kankakee
MACOMB

WIRC-CAA Victim Services
(309) 837-5555
P.O. Box 157
Macomb, IL 61455
(309) 836-2148
Counties Served: Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, Warren
MARION

Rape Crisis Services of the Women''s Center
(800) 334-2094
100 Tower Square
P.O. Box 1645
Marion, IL 62959
(618) 993-0803
MONTICELLO

A Woman''s Fund, Inc. Rape Crisis Services
(217) 355-5203
204 W. Washington, 2nd Floor
Monticello, IL 61856
(217) 762-3087
Mt. Vernon

Jefferson County Sexual Assault Service
(618) 397-0975
114 N. 6th St.
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 242-3706
OAK PARK

Austin Community Satellite
(888) 293-2080
101 Madison Avenue, Suite 212
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 358-1198
OGLESBY

ADV & SAS
(800) 892-3375
815 N. Orlando Smith Ave.
Room C-212
Oglesby, IL 61348
(815) 224-2720
OTTAWA

ADV & SAS
(800) 892-3375
106 West LaFayette Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
(815) 434-9650
PARIS

Paris Regional Office
(888) 549-1800
505 W. Washington
Paris, IL 61944
(217) 463-7227
PEORIA

Center for the Prevention of Abuse/InnerStrength
(800) 559-SAFE
P.O. Box 3855
Peoria, IL 61612
(309) 691-0551
Counties Served: Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford
PITTSFIELD

Pike County Satellite Office
(800) 369-2287
941 W. Washington
Pittsfield, IL 62363-1355
(217) 285-6119
PONTIAC

ADV & SAS
(800) 892-3375
110 W. Water Street
Pontiac, IL 61764
(815) 844-0982
PRINCETON

Freedom House
(800) 474-6031
440 Elm Place
Princeton, IL 61356
(815) 872-0087
Counties Served: Bureau, Henry, Marshall, Putnam, Stark
QUINCY

Quanada Sexual Assault Program
(800) 369-2287
521 State, Suite B
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 223-2030
Counties Served: Adams, Brown, Hancock, Pike, Schuyler
RANTOUL

A Woman''s Fund, Inc. Rape Crisis Services
(217) 355-5203
237 N. Garrard Street
Rantoul, IL 61866
(217) 355-5214
ROBINSON

Counseling & Information for Sexual Assault/Abuse
(866) 288-4888
10499 North State Hwy.,
R.R. # 1
Robinson, IL 62454
(618) 544-9379
ROCKFORD

Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling, Inc.
(815) 636-9811
4990 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
(815) 636-9811
Counties Served: Boone, Dekalb, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Winnebago
ROCHELLE

Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling, Inc.
(815) 636-9811
1201 South 7th Street
#109
Rochelle, IL 61068
(815) 562-8844
ROCK ISLAND

Quad Cities Rape/Sexual Assault Counseling Program
(309) 797-1777
322 16th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
(309) 793-7729
Counties Served: Rock Island, Henry, Mercer
SAVANNA

Riverview Center Inc SAP&IS Carroll County Sat.
(877) 273-7772
9317 IL Route 84
Unit A
Savanna, IL 61074
(815) 273-7772
SPRINGFIELD

Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault
(217) 753-8081
110 West Laurel
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 744-2560
Counties Served: Cass, Christian, Green, Logan, Macoupin, Mason, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Sangamon, Scott
STERLING

YWCA of the Sauk Valley
(815) 626-7277
412 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081
(815) 625-0333
Counties Served: Lee, Whiteside
STREATOR

ADV & SAS
(800) 892-3375
P.O. Box 593
Streator, IL 61364
(815) 673-1552
Counties Served: LaSalle, Livingston
SUMMIT

The Pillars Community Services
(708) 482-9600
6120 S. Archer Rd.
P.O. Box 1084
Summit, IL 60501
(708) 458-6920
Counties Served: Lyons Township
VANDALIA

Sexual Assault & Family Emergencies
(800) 625-1414
1410 Sunset Drive, Suite G
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-1414
Counties Served: Bond, Clay, Clinton, Effingham, Fayette, Marion, Washington

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#32 Consumer Comment

Andrea

AUTHOR: Wendy - (U.S.A.)

Andrea,
I would love to see the information that you saved. I currectly am attending AIU and feel I was mislead about the cost.
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#33 Author of original report

Thanx for the information!

AUTHOR: Andrea - (U.S.A.)

First, I want to thank you all for giving some great insight on my options in what to do with this case. Everyone has been so helpful and supportive. But I do have one question... how do I file a sexual harrassment report? Where do I go to do so? Should I speak to the offender's boss before taking legal action? I really need some detailed information to be able to do this as tactfully as I can. I really want this jerk stopped before anyone else is hurt by him. Thank you so much!
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#34 Consumer Suggestion

Illegal Interviewing Questions

AUTHOR: H - (U.S.A.)

ANDREA-

There are certain questions employers cannot ask you in a job interview, especially when saying it might affect your job candidacy and job performance (discrimination). Found this online, simply search for these keywords + IL:

ILLEGAL PRE-EMPLOYMENT INQUIRIES
In pre-employment interviews or other communications with potential employers, you have rights to protect you from being asked questions that might be used to discriminate against you for non-job related reasons. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Education serve to ensure compliance with these acts and provide information about your legal rights.

These acts are as follows;

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 as amended by the Education Amendment of 1972.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended by the Rehabilitation Act of 1974.
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 as amended, 1978.
Illinois Human Rights Act of 1979.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972 and the EEOC Education, Technical Assistance and Training Revolving Fund Act of 1992.
Executive Order 11246 as amended by 11375, 12086, and 11478.
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The following are items of information that employers may not inquire about in pre-employment discussions, communications, or interviews with job applicants and information that may not be required on application forms. Your job resumes, vitas and application forms need not contain this information.

!*! Marital Status and Social or Living Arrangements
Spouse's profession
Race, religion, or national origin: Any inquiries about place of birth, native language, or club affiliations are generally impermissible.
Age: Age may only be asked to establish that you are of age to work
Financial information
Information regarding bankruptcy, car or home ownership, credit rating, social security, or bank accounts may not be requested.
Arrests: You need not provide information about past arrests, but you may be asked to provide information about criminal convictions.
Height and weight: Questions about height and weight may be asked only if they are necessary requirements for the performance of a job.
Pregnancy status and childbearing plans
Number and ages of children: Also illegal to request is information about day care provisions of children.
Foreign citizenship: You may be asked if you are a U.S. citizen, if you intend to remain permanently in the U.S., if you are not a citizen, or if visa or immigration status prohibits you from becoming lawfully employed.
Academic degrees: Information about earned academic degrees may not be required unless they are required for the job.
Military service and discharge information
Social activities: Information may not be requested regarding membership in social clubs, religious groups, non-professional organizations, or other non-job related groups.
Handicaps: You are not required to disclose information about a handicap you may have. However, you may be invited to indicate this information voluntarily for affirmative action purposes.

P.S. Hope this helps... He is a creep...
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#35 Consumer Comment

YES YOU SHOULD FILE A LAWSUIT, AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINTS AGAINST THE PERSON YOU MENTIONED.

AUTHOR: Sondra - (U.S.A.)

if he is coming up to your desk on a daily basis or even on a hourly basis making snyde comments about your poersonal marital status, that is sexual harassment and something can be done about it to put it to a stop, in my eyes, he is making sexual advances tward you in a way that is perversive and discusting. he is a pervert, file a sexual harassment complaint now because talk can very quickly turn into either rape or other action because when someone makes them kind of snyde comments they usualy do the stuff they talk about. file a complaint with the department of sexual harassment and contact your local law enforcment agency. also you had enquired about if anyone was interested in viewing the documents from your previous employent? yes i would like to see them because i am an avid researcher and i read alot of books as well as news articles. please do that, thanks. i think it';d be quite interesting to see just what bull crap they pull in them offices. thanks.
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#36 Consumer Comment

I Am A Student at CTU online

AUTHOR: Najla - (U.S.A.)

I am a student at Calorado Technical University online, my question to you all is how is CTU ripping people off? I really need to know because i am going to be pissed if I am getting ripped off, so anyone on the Thread Please respond as soonas you can.












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#37 UPDATE EX-employee responds

How many Ivy League schools did you attend?

AUTHOR: Matt - (U.S.A.)

I am just curious to see how many Ivy League schools this student attended before attending AIU Online. I don't mean that to sound like an attack, but most people don't get the chance to attend one Ivy League school, let alone more than one.
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#38 Consumer Suggestion

A Credible Response

AUTHOR: Dani - (U.S.A.)

Hello,

As an avid researcher and graduate student at AIU Online--I perceive many of you need to educate yourselves of what AIU stands for and how the Department of Education views the institution.

For the disgruntled employees--your voices carry little, if any, weight in determining the quality of education the school provides.

Having attended several schools, both public and private, AIU is up to par with most Ivy League schools I've attended. The curriculum is well-developed and designed to challenge people with materials he/she can relate to in the 'real world'. Further, I as well as many of my fellow classmates find their project-based approach as having more value than the traditional test-based approach.

As for the faculty, I was blown away by their experiences, not just in their academic achievements, but at how they treat their students. Even on the weekends I was able to get in contact my professors to ask questions I may have been unable to ask throughout the week.
This level of communication is critical for anyone taking online courses.

As a student, all departments, including admissions, provided me with the support I needed to follow through with everything needed to begin my classes on time, without worrying about any unresolved issues (ex: financial aid, academics, etc.)Having this type of support is critical and almost unheard of.
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#39 Consumer Suggestion

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AUTHOR: Dani - (U.S.A.)

Hello,

As an avid researcher and graduate student at AIU Online--I perceive many of you need to educate yourselves of what AIU stands for and how the Department of Education views the institution.

For the disgruntled employees--your voices carry little, if any, weight in determining the quality of education the school provides.

Having attended several schools, both public and private, AIU is up to par with most Ivy League schools I've attended. The curriculum is well-developed and designed to challenge people with materials he/she can relate to in the 'real world'. Further, I as well as many of my fellow classmates find their project-based approach as having more value than the traditional test-based approach.

As for the faculty, I was blown away by their experiences, not just in their academic achievements, but at how they treat their students. Even on the weekends I was able to get in contact my professors to ask questions I may have been unable to ask throughout the week.
This level of communication is critical for anyone taking online courses.

As a student, all departments, including admissions, provided me with the support I needed to follow through with everything needed to begin my classes on time, without worrying about any unresolved issues (ex: financial aid, academics, etc.)Having this type of support is critical and almost unheard of.
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#40 Consumer Suggestion

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AUTHOR: Dani - (U.S.A.)

Hello,

As an avid researcher and graduate student at AIU Online--I perceive many of you need to educate yourselves of what AIU stands for and how the Department of Education views the institution.

For the disgruntled employees--your voices carry little, if any, weight in determining the quality of education the school provides.

Having attended several schools, both public and private, AIU is up to par with most Ivy League schools I've attended. The curriculum is well-developed and designed to challenge people with materials he/she can relate to in the 'real world'. Further, I as well as many of my fellow classmates find their project-based approach as having more value than the traditional test-based approach.

As for the faculty, I was blown away by their experiences, not just in their academic achievements, but at how they treat their students. Even on the weekends I was able to get in contact my professors to ask questions I may have been unable to ask throughout the week.
This level of communication is critical for anyone taking online courses.

As a student, all departments, including admissions, provided me with the support I needed to follow through with everything needed to begin my classes on time, without worrying about any unresolved issues (ex: financial aid, academics, etc.)Having this type of support is critical and almost unheard of.
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#41 Consumer Suggestion

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AUTHOR: Dani - (U.S.A.)

Hello,

As an avid researcher and graduate student at AIU Online--I perceive many of you need to educate yourselves of what AIU stands for and how the Department of Education views the institution.

For the disgruntled employees--your voices carry little, if any, weight in determining the quality of education the school provides.

Having attended several schools, both public and private, AIU is up to par with most Ivy League schools I've attended. The curriculum is well-developed and designed to challenge people with materials he/she can relate to in the 'real world'. Further, I as well as many of my fellow classmates find their project-based approach as having more value than the traditional test-based approach.

As for the faculty, I was blown away by their experiences, not just in their academic achievements, but at how they treat their students. Even on the weekends I was able to get in contact my professors to ask questions I may have been unable to ask throughout the week.
This level of communication is critical for anyone taking online courses.

As a student, all departments, including admissions, provided me with the support I needed to follow through with everything needed to begin my classes on time, without worrying about any unresolved issues (ex: financial aid, academics, etc.)Having this type of support is critical and almost unheard of.
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