Hello, my name is Norma Johnson and I would like enter a complaint against AIU. I believe the university should be reviewed regarding second and third party partners. I withdrew from AIU in the middle of the session due to technical problems with their Original Verification site and Discussion Board scoring system on 9/1/11.
There have been other problems I have experience with the third party partners with AIU. I had to complete an algebra course and more than half the course relied on a third party scoring system which often proved to be incorrect. I conveyed my concerns with the instructor and had to fight to receive the grade I deserve.
This is the camel that broke my back. I recognized that there was inconsistency in similarity scoring. I began my semester on July 18, 2011. I successfully completed the first course, obtaining an A, in Macroeconomics.
My next class was Principles of Marketing instructor, Connie Morse. The only thing that was different with the class was that she required a 24% in similarity scoring. AIU has a separate scoring base from the (DB), Discussion Board scoring.
I submitted an assignment to the Originality Verification site and received 100%, meaning, the Original Verification site preclude that I submitted a document that was 100% copy/ paste, yet when I submitted the same document to the discussion board, I received a 41%.
I became very confused. Based on the DB score, I had to repost by rephrasing 17% but the Originality Verification score stated that I had to rephrase by 76%.
I worked and worked but the Originality Verification site kept giving me scores like 95% and 84% when I had already scored a 41% on the DB. The only way out was to keep reposting the Discussion Board until I reached the 24% required by the instructor and this was unacceptable to me since they offered an avenue to see your score before posting.
I have since been in touched with other online universities to continue my education.
I dont know that this is possible but, I dont want have to owe two different student loans. I feel this is not my fought, the fought lies with the inconsistency of AIU. I am trying to move forward at this point. I am looking at Kaplan University as a tool to complete my BBA.
What I am asking is that you forgive my loan at this point. I am just asking for a fair shake. I think that AIU should be investigated regarding their third party partners. Currently, I have over 3.67 Average, I have not wasted the monies you invested into me and Im excited about learning.
All I ask you to do is to look into what I have alleged before you make your decision. The inconstancies I found are in MKTG205. Please review my specifics in the Originality Verification scores vs my DB scores for Unit 1 DB scores.
If you do this and you still think I am in the wrong, I will accept you decision but, I am determined to move forward.