I used to be an employee of AIU Online in Schaumburg, IL as an admissions advisor...which is a complete joke by the way. If anyone else begs to differ, remember this: You're not really selling the product yourself; the script sells it for you and the students have to sell themselves as well.
So really all you need to have is a greedy attitude to get the students in check; which is a horrible idea of people in the first place. If I applied at AIU Online and found out the admissions advisor was trained to view me and other "prospective students" as professional procrastinators; YES that is what each training class calls all prospective students; then I would be very offended.
There was a thourough investigation and a sweep of the company because of their unethical practices. Since then, CEC schools have been watching their backs on every little thing that they do since their stocks have dropped dramatically and now the BBB are watching their every move.
Also, on their accreditation: Only their physical schools in the US are SACS accredited. This means only LA and Atlanta schools actually have the SACS seal which does not include their Online schools. If you don't believe me, go to the SACS accreditation website and look up AIU Online or American Intercontinental University. You will only find that LA and Atlanta campuses are under this accreditation.
Now! For the biggie! Go to this address: http://cc.msnscache.com/cache.aspx?q=2627528988268&lang=en-US&mkt=en-US&FORM=CVRE8
This is the case document of the class action lawsuit against CEC. Please take a very close look at all of the details in this report. It's so interesting. This will answer all of your questions about Career Education Corporation Schools.
If you need any more information, just ask me. I have everything you could ever want to know about AIU Online.
Glendale Heights, Illinois