• Report: #334062

Complaint Review: Stratford Career Institute

  • Submitted: Wed, May 21, 2008
  • Updated: Sat, July 24, 2010

  • Reported By:Minneapolis Minnesota
Stratford Career Institute
scitraining.com Champlin, New York U.S.A.

Stratford Career Institute Has not helped me since i got my highschool diploma!!! Champlin, New York Internet

*General Comment: Stratford is getting me ready

*General Comment: Life

*Author of original report: GED

*Consumer Comment: Stratford is not a rip-off

*Consumer Suggestion: Funny

*Consumer Suggestion: Funny

*Consumer Suggestion: Funny

*Consumer Suggestion: Funny

*Consumer Comment: Ashley

*Author of original report: Yeah ok

*Consumer Comment: Oh, my

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Hi i was a fellow student to stratford Career institute, right now i am going through a ruff time in my life. I am 18 years old and i have a daughter to take care of.... Stratford career institute is a ripp off to me, i just completed all of my courses so that i can have a high school diploma. I was so happy, i felt very proud of myself, now i can attend college! But before i did so, i contacted Stratford to ask some questions.

I asked one of the representatives that answered the phone if i can attend college now that i have completed my courses? Well she replyed back by saying, " well you will have to go find a college that will take your transcripts, and some colleges don't." I was so freaking shocked i wanted to hurt that lady that was on the phone. I felt like i got ripped off, i spent over 500 dollars on this BS. Im very pissed off at this moment, and now i just found out that they are not accredited at all. I want to sue, because these people are messing with my future here. They wanna act like they are helping you get to college and stuff, and come to find out one of their staff members is telling me that majority of colleges won't accept my transcripts.

Can someone please help me, help me put this school on t.v. Cause this is some bull s***. I will sue this company for false information! P.S they say they are owned from BBB!

Ashley
Minneapolis, Minnesota
U.S.A.

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#1 General Comment

Stratford is getting me ready

AUTHOR: justineugene - ()

I already knew what I was getting myself into when I enrolled into the stratford high school program. No its not equal to a ged, but it equips you before you go get it. Doing the stratford program at home to prepair myself isent stressfull at all, but on the other hand, going to a school for 2 hours a day when I have no experiance in a classroom setting or in the studying ..this can be hard, but sitting at home free from distractions, frustration, and having to use up gas in my car.. In this way stratford helps me, and gives me a head start. Im on the second book from them :D 

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#2 General Comment

Life

AUTHOR: Poorrich - (United States of America)

Ashley,

Glad to hear you have gotten your GED. Most colleges, even community colleges, want a GED or Diploma. May of the people responding to you attacked you for your writing. I have a problem with mine and manage to recieve a degree from Indiana Universtiy. It took hard work on my writing. I am sure this is full of mistakes. I emplore you to continue your eduaction and to mark your experience with SCI as a lessoned learned. Good luck and God bless.

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#3 Author of original report

GED

AUTHOR: Ashley - (U.S.A.)

just for the record... I received my GED! Thank you
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#4 Consumer Comment

Stratford is not a rip-off

AUTHOR: Dominic - (U.S.A.)

I have taken two courses from the Stratford Career Institute based in Champlain NY and I have to say they are excellent people to deal with. The first course I took was the Security and Police Sciences Course, and it helped me obtain a great job as a Security Supervisor for a National Corporation. I'm now taking the Forensic Science Course. Its a good course but way too "Techno-Geeky" for this old Retired Military Police Flatfoot. I stayed with it anyway and am finding its given me a ton of information to use in my current job. The next course I'm taking is their Private Investiagtor course. Stratford is a great place to learn a new skill or sharpen your old ones, but if anyone thinks that a high priced, fully Accredited College or University will take SCI courses into consideration for enrollment credits, they are Naive to say the least. The only ones that I've found that will take these courses into consideration are current or prospective employers that can see that the person they are interviewing or is working for them, is making an honest effort to learn the skill they are being hired for or are paid to do. To have SCI, who charges an average of $650 for an entire Diploma Course be compared to an Accredited University that charges Thousands upon Thousands in tuition, even before you enter their classroom, is just wrong. Most of these reports are from people who don't read the contract before signing up for a course and then try and get out of it, or they don't pay the way they are supposed to and try to find some "Loop-hole" to get out of paying. I have NEVER had a problem checking what I'm signing up for, or with my billing or my payments and lo and behold, I've had a great experience with SCI and Ashworth College (Of which there are many of these so-called Rip-off reports filed against them as well) but then again, I'm a responsible person with a tight budget who went looking for some education, and thanks to SCI and Ashworth, I got it.
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#5 Consumer Suggestion

Funny

AUTHOR: Cory - (U.S.A.)

"I do know how to do english writing and s**t". I'd demand my money back. Most community colleges will take just about anyone who can pay. With the sad state most high schools are in, they offer remedial help to incoming freshman. Make sure to check what courses can be transferred to 4 year schools, otherwise you might find yourself in the same situation. You should be able to GED test to get the requirements needed to continue. One note, in your OP you used shorthand and such, yet in your rebuttal you did better.
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#6 Consumer Suggestion

Funny

AUTHOR: Cory - (U.S.A.)

"I do know how to do english writing and s**t". I'd demand my money back. Most community colleges will take just about anyone who can pay. With the sad state most high schools are in, they offer remedial help to incoming freshman. Make sure to check what courses can be transferred to 4 year schools, otherwise you might find yourself in the same situation. You should be able to GED test to get the requirements needed to continue. One note, in your OP you used shorthand and such, yet in your rebuttal you did better.
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#7 Consumer Suggestion

Funny

AUTHOR: Cory - (U.S.A.)

"I do know how to do english writing and s**t". I'd demand my money back. Most community colleges will take just about anyone who can pay. With the sad state most high schools are in, they offer remedial help to incoming freshman. Make sure to check what courses can be transferred to 4 year schools, otherwise you might find yourself in the same situation. You should be able to GED test to get the requirements needed to continue. One note, in your OP you used shorthand and such, yet in your rebuttal you did better.
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#8 Consumer Suggestion

Funny

AUTHOR: Cory - (U.S.A.)

"I do know how to do english writing and s**t". I'd demand my money back. Most community colleges will take just about anyone who can pay. With the sad state most high schools are in, they offer remedial help to incoming freshman. Make sure to check what courses can be transferred to 4 year schools, otherwise you might find yourself in the same situation. You should be able to GED test to get the requirements needed to continue. One note, in your OP you used shorthand and such, yet in your rebuttal you did better.
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#9 Consumer Comment

Ashley

AUTHOR: Susan - (U.S.A.)

Right on their High School Diploma Course Outline Page it says:

"Please note that Stratford's program is intended for career advancement purposes. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for state-sponsored GED programs."

Call your local Minnesota Department of Education and visit http://commed.mpls.k12.mn.us/GED_Testing.html

You said you are 18 though, that website says "You must be 19 or older to take the GED test, unless you have an approved age waiver from the Minnesota Department of Education."

Make the call and tell them your circumstances. They might give you the waiver.

Also, if you are on government assistance, call your case worker. Tell her you are trying to get your GED and ask if there is any assistance available to pay for it.
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#10 Author of original report

Yeah ok

AUTHOR: Ashley - (U.S.A.)

First.... I didn't know that you are a teacher telling me how to write and what to say. Yeah thanks for giving me your honest opinion, but i wasn't asking for it. Also this is not class for for your information, i really didn't think i had to have all my punctuation and other things corrected in order for you to understand me. I know how to do english writing and s**t, you didn't have to come off as so d**n rude to me.
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#11 Consumer Comment

Oh, my

AUTHOR: Atlanta Guy - (U.S.A.)

Had you bothered to ask these questions BEFORE you enrolled, you wouldn't be unhapy NOW. Look BEFORE you leap.

But - NO college HAS to accept a high school diploma, no matter WHERE you graduated. And I am sure that most community colleges, and probably most 4 year colleges will accept you as a student, as long as you meet their other criteria, e.g. enough credits, math, foreign language, science, social studies, etc. However, after reading your post, I see where you are probably going to have problems with your admission exams. Your command of the English language is terrible. You have severe problems with capitalization, punctuation, spelling, grammar, syntax. You HAVE to be able to do college level work BEFORE you are admitted. AND - you still have to take the SAT or ACT in oder to even be considered. You will NOT do well on either of these, as they require a strong command of the English language. My suggestion would be to try and enter a community college that has an "open door" policy, and take as many remedial English courses as you can. Unless you do, you can forget college.
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