I am a single mom that works and go to school. After many years I decided to go to back to school. I enrolled ATI- College of Health on May 23rd, 2005 for the Diagnostic Ultrasound Technician program. After almost finishing my first semester, and having AAA in my courses, a week before the semester finish, I found out that the school is not fully accredited. They are acreddited by the state, but not by SACS. The school is 100% percent minorities. The only way to enrolled students is lying to them. Making them believe that they will be able to continue their education after they receive the Associate Degree they are going to get from the school. BECAUSE THEY ARE ACCREDITED. Before I enrolled I made some reasearch and they specified on line at the time they were accredited. The school building had a sign saying ATI trainning Center, but inside the school they had signs saying ATI College of Health.
After I found out I spoke to the Dean. Ms. Cintron and I told her I wanted to withdraw from the program. She did not give me a straight face. I was so stressed out because not only I waisted 3 months, gas, time , money (they took my financial aid, and I am in debt for about $3,500), I hardly saw my son. I was going to night classes 4 days a week. I had already go to Keisser College to start my admission process with them. When I spoke to Ms. Cintron, I told her that they are so accredited that Keisser college will not accept my credits. The only thing she said "it is not fare because we accept theirs." She also said " You dont understand the Politics involved in this bussiness. We are the New Kids on the Block", I really do not who she thought she was talking to, but she was not professional at all. The addmissions officer that enrolled me at the time was not working for them any longer. Ms. Cintron tried to blame him for the misinformation. What she does not know that he is my friend and he is willing to testify if he has to.
She requested a letter from me stating why I wanted to withdraw. This was on a Friday, by Monday I had the letter, I wanted to see her so I could give it to her personally, they gave me the running around, and she is at a meeting lie. To make long story short, after that at my last days at the school they would not even look at me.
I would appreciate if someone interested will at least make this people pay those loans, that I have to pay for no reason. I want everyone to know about this... Very Bad Business!