ED Magedson – Founder
California Coast University700 North Main Street Santa Ana, California United States of America
I went to California Coast University (CCU) in hopes that I could get my degree while studying at home. I started my studies on 6/06/2005 and only earned 9 semseter credit hours from another regionally accredited college. I had very limited work experience since I took other training courses over the years just for my beneift. I got a lot of semester hours and credit from CCU that I thought I didn't deserve.
I took the courses from CCU and it was so easy because all the tests were open book and just had an essay portion that was a joke. My argument with this school is that no help was provided that was promised before I started the courses. They gave me a telephone number for the professor of each course but they were never available when you needed help and an assistant would usually call you back but days later.
I called to complain when I started my studies to show my dissatisfaction with the courses and level of assistance but nobody cared and a representative told me that if I left the program then I would be penalized 25% of what I paid and if I stayed than I could get my money back later on if I showed that I was a good student. HE LIED!!! They wanted me to stay in the program so there would be no refund later on when I was close to completion.
The essays I had to complete for each course was horrible, a third grader could write a better essay than me and most of the stuff I put was plagurized by me copying the text because I didn't know any better. One of CCU's staff told me to stop copying the text out of the book and use my own words so I did but my work was still third grade material in comparison to college grade material. I graduated with a 4 year degree in 10 months and finished my studies on 4/20/2006. I complained to the school over the years and after I finished my studies but they didn't care. I contacted the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) but they didn't care either and never responded to my complaint.
Every time I put that I earned a degree from CCU on my resume I feel as though I am lying and not telling employers the truth. I earned a 4 year degree in 10 months that I felt I really never earned or deserved. I am just an honest person and I think this school really doesn't offer people the challenge they are looking or paying for. CCU credits don't even transfer to any other institution because nobody really takes nationally accredited hours unless it is a nationally accredited school. I really want justice against these crooks that put my name on a list of graduates who really didn't earn what they received. I lost thousands of dollars on useless material and don't want you to lose your money to these crooks. BEWARE OF CALIFORNIA COAST UNIVERSITY!!!!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/13/2009 07:32 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/California-Coast-University/Santa-Ana-California-92701/California-Coast-University-Earned-a-4-year-degree-in-10-months-with-no-education-really-494351. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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