I am in the last two weeks of my first year at ITT Technical Institute, am maintaining a 3.9 GPA, and am realizing that it means NOTHING. To be honest, I'm not even sure where to begin. Textbooks are bought, but rarely opened. Instructors are severely disorganized, and quite often make no real effort to teach. One class in particular, was actually never taught at all. Students would arrive, and the instructor would basically sit while we surfed the net, and accomplished nothing. I have had multiple instructors clearly state: If we show up, well pass Yes, seriously, not one, but MANY instructors have said that out loud to an entire class. The instructor to my current Thursday class just told me last week, You dont even need to bother coming to the last week of class, its not like there is a final exam Ha! He laughed as if this whole thing is just one big joke!
A's are literally handed out, and I feel cheated out of an education, not to mention the thousands I will owe in student loans. The Dean of Students was actually FIRED during my 3rd quarter. Apparently, too many people were receiving A's in Physics, and the school fell under investigation. There are students who attend with me, that are almost never in class, yet boast of As and Bs at the end of the quarter. This is completely unacceptable, as I work to earn my grades. To know that my efforts have no bearing is just mind-blowing to me.
This particular location only offered an Associates Program at the time of sign up, and I am in pursuit of a BA. I asked that important question before I signed anything. "Will credits earned, transfer to other schools?" I was told that they would, which is a blatant lie. None of my credits will transfer to a University so that I can pursue a valid education. I am now (suddenly) seeing a little discloser on the ITT television commercials stating most credits will not transfer. This tells me I am not the first to complain, and it finally caught up with them. Unfortunately, it is too late for me.
I already owe close $20,000 in loans to Sallie Mae, who is also the subject of multiple horror stories. I am concerned that there is information regarding these loans that I may be unaware of. I feel completely misguided, and betrayed by this institution and its affiliates. I have reported them to Consumer Affairs, but my real goal is a Class Action Suit, as I am obviously not the only one complaining.
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan