said AND to what their own previous course had said.
It took several months for the course to even be made accessible to me, and even then, I could not access the course online, I corresponded with the instructor Richard Petit directly. I was finally given the title of a text to buy, which, as it happens, is a very good resource. Only at that point was I told I had to have a grant proposal to work on, no sample or help was provided on that count.
I found a grant proposal, and assignment 1 of 4 was to look through the book. Assignment 2 was to write the abstract for the proposal. The text, as well as their previous "Grant Writing Basics" course, had said the abstract is the last thing you write. I questioned this, but was given no response. This, by the way, left 2 weeks and 2 assignments to complete a proposal, which generally takes even an experienced grant writer several weeks.
I asked for feedback on the abstract and was told none was provided, that this course provided no instructor interaction.
Second, I asked why I was paying for an instructor if no feedback was provided. After much back and forth, I was put in touch with Dr. John, who explained this course did not provide instructor feedback, there were others that did (that cost more), I could be switched to one of those, did that answer my question? I said no, it completely avoided my question, which was, "What am I paying for if not instructor feedback?"
Several more times Dr. John responded with virtually the same response. I kept saying he was not making any attempt to answer my question, he hadn't even touched it, and his only response was to stop responding. I asked for my money back and of course it was not refunded. I said okay fine, just give me a certificate of completion, and was told certainly. Just send them $35 (maybe $30) and they'd send one right out.