I am finishing a course I took from them, first I would like to report that some of the course titles are misleading in thier description. I took the Freelance Writer's Course, the description included it as a course for those intrested in writting a novel to take.
In reality it is more of a half hearted reporter's course. The majority of the course was reading a book and answering mutable choice questions, only submitted four manuscripts for the entire course.
The books didn't go far enough into chacater development, plot and story line to be concidered a course for novelist. The course covered the basics of the industry as far as genere and terminology.
NOTE: It required a synopsis as part of a final exam but failed to cover the synopsis in any of material I read. I had to turn to other sources for material to finish the course.
When I did submit a manuscript for the second time, it was failed and editied by an unknown person who they refused to disclose to me on who, where, or what cradentials this person had as an editor. They stated "We send the Exams out, I cannot tell you who grades them, and you don't want to talk to that person anyways."
That manuscript was full of degrading and unethical remarks. I did file a complanit with the english department who gave a passing grade, did point out the true errors but failed to respond to the unprofessional editotor or even apalogize for the remarks that were offensive.
I have two more exam or manuscripts that I am waiting to be returned, I do not know what the editor wrote, but one barely passed as the grades are posted before your exam comes back.
I would very much like to hear from anyone who enrolled and had problems with thier course, I am doing my own investgation into the ethical practices of these institutions.
If there is a forum avable to studnets I would to know about it.
Thank You for your time.
Williamson, New York