ED Magedson – Founder
POLK STATE COLLEGE999 Avenue H Ne WINTER HAVEN, Florida USA
POLK STATE COLLEGE PSC POLK STATE COLLEGE IS A SCAM! WINTER HAVEN Florida
I recently transferred from FIT in Melbourne FL, to PSC in Lakeland. My experience with this school has been terrible from the very beginning.
First of all, it took the admissions department 6 months to complete my transfer from FIT and declare me as an In-State resident, which I have been for the past two years at my previous college. The issue was PSC refused to accept my right to independent status because I was a ward of the court in Ohio, which makes no sense.
Then, I finally start my classes for the summer term; the bookstore intentionally sold me the wrong books. Turns out the winter haven and Lakeland bookstores compete for business and it is quite normal to purposely rip off students, then to top that off they will refuse to return the book if the seal is torn even a little.
After I ate a $300.00 loss on my books I started my class and couldn’t understand why there weren’t any assignments posted,(this was a pure internet course) by the psychology professor. I email him, no response. I couldn’t find and updates on the news bulletin or the assignment calendar, finally I emailed another student who informed me that he discovered we were supposed to be sold a psychology lab for assignments which half of the class did not receive. The entire duration of that class I never got a single response from the instructor. I had no way to know what my final grade would be because he never posted grades or anything. %
The same semester I began an algebra course which was described to be100% ONLINE, PURE INTERENET. Turns out the instructor waits until mid-week to inform all of us that we have to schedule weekly face to face meetings. Of course by the time the class realized that we paid for a class that isn’t what it was described as we were unable to drop it. The day we received emails from the instructor confirming the class was not PURE INTERNET, was conveniently the day after add/drop refund, WHICH PSC only gives 3 to 4 days to receive refund. F.I.T. ALWAYS gave us one full week to ADD/DROP with a FULL 100% REFUND.
I regret ever transferring to this college; I am terrified that it might not even be accredited. As of now I am 6 classes away from earning my degree; however it looks like I will not be able to graduate as expected due to the fact that FALL 2013 FINANCIAL AID AWARDS are a complete train wreck. These people ask me for the same guardianship document every Award year, I give it to them every year, this recent time it was faxed to them twice, emailed 3 times over two months befit it was FALL AWARDS were due to be completed. They told me every week not to worry, they have received it and it will process in time. Eventually I got nervous and took it to the Lakeland campus and pleaded with them to not sit the paperwork down and lose it, but it still has not been processed.
I have never had any difficulties at F.I.T., my financial aid is always the same, nothing has changed the amount eligibility, and yet they still have managed to make it impossible for me to attend this semester.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/15/2013 11:55 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/POLK-STATE-COLLEGE/WINTER-HAVEN-Florida-33881/POLK-STATE-COLLEGE-PSC-POLK-STATE-COLLEGE-IS-A-SCAM-WINTER-HAVEN-Florida-1076108. 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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