Well im lounging at home and decide I should maybe use my Gi-bill, so I sign up for an info package. BAM next day I get a call, after and hour or so of chatting I sign up for game software development with Westwood online Denver north. I'm young and ignorant. Everything sounded great; I "didn't need any pre-requirements, just a decent computer/internet setup". They kept calling me 2-3 times a day about getting loans started, so I go with the flow. Next few phone calls to get the gi-bill going (which I thought should have been done first, and i've always been told its 100% tuition so why would i need a private loan?) anyways we get that going too.
Another call I'm supposed to do a "letter of intent"... my thought was "well, i give you money to educate me" so I didn't do the letter, they didn't even care. I didn't have a W-2 they didn't care. Everything was waved. I didn't think much of it, but everything I couldn't provide was waved. Now its time for my class game software development to start which ends up being 2 classes, success strategies & computer applications. I'm thinking what the hell is this? So I call him and ask why im in success strategies, he says it's something everyone has to do (any1 else get the same thing?), I understand how computer apps applies to software development so no questions there.
Every call I get I try to be nice and ask about how these classes work into what I signed up for, only to get run around. Why am I paying for a success strategies class? I can do that on my own. Even the computer apps class is just creating a different word documents and messing with all the tools I imply my wish drop success strategies, im told I have to do it, Im never told what anything costs either, ive asked almost every phone call they ballpark it $15,000 they say.
So I start Google searching... I find ripoffreport.com read pretty much every post on westwood and now I feel vulnerable, I'm obviously not in control. Should I withdraw from school, cancel loans, return unopened books? I'm only 12 days into school and haven't even logged into my success strategies class and don't plan to. Also is it time I become a jackass like the rest of the world to get things done?