• Report: #775585
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Charter College Wasilla, AK

  • Submitted: Sun, September 11, 2011
  • Updated: Tue, January 15, 2013

  • Reported By: Ceaser — Wasilla Alaska United States of America
Charter College Wasilla, AK
721 w parks highway Wasilla, Ak 99654 Wasilla, Alaska United States of America

Charter College Wasilla, AK Credits from Charter College DO NOT get accepted at REAL colleges like state colleges and community colleges. Wasilla, Alaska

*Author of original report: Am filing a class action lawsuit

*Consumer Comment: Charter College accepted at other schools

*Consumer Comment: Credit for Prior Learning

*Consumer Comment: Charter Graduate with opinion

*Author of original report: rebuttle to ownerof charter college

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Charter College

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So when I was interested in going to college, and I received a flier from Charter college. I went on a tour, and it sounded good. Shorter time to complete, credits are transferable, and just sounded good, with low student to teacher ratios.
So I was then taken to an enrollment counselor, I forgot her name, but they pretty much sweet talked me into signing the loan papers and telling me that they were nationally accredited and any community and state college would accept my credits.

Well, I did 3 quarters and I needed to move to Washington. I went to a community college, and gave them my transcripts so that I don't have to start over. They told me that they cannot accept credits from this type of college, because its NOT nationally accredited. I then shot an email to Micheal Reeves and Director of admissions, Vicki Bruske.  She replied saying that per enrollment agreement, they openly said NOT all will accept it, yet I was told  quickly that "all it says there is any college will accept your credits". I was not told that, I was young, and didn't know to actually read it myself instead of taking peoples words.

So now I'm stuck with 15k, YES, 15k, for only 3 quarters of college that I attended.  BTW, all the teachers there graduated from Charter College. Apparently they weren't able to get hired at real colleges, and real teachers do not want to work there.  If anybody can help me anyway, whether to file a class action lawsuit, or a lawyer familiar with this kinf of stuff, let me know.

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#1 Author of original report

Am filing a class action lawsuit

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Well I'm tired of paying monthly for education that hasn't helped me nor do I feel I got my money's worth. So deciding to do something about it. 

I am starting a class action lawsuit, and am looking for people similar to my case, where they were misrepresented as well as Charter college hiring very shady people. 


Email me @ gmlhlpdsk@gmail.com

Your name, dates attended, contact info and brief experience. 

To charter college

you can avoid the lawsuit by reimbursing what I paid already and what I still owe. 

I went 3 quarters, and was charged around 15k and still owe 9ish k. 

Otherwise you'll lose a lot more when everyone starts piling on. 

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#2 Consumer Comment

Charter College accepted at other schools

AUTHOR: Iqilan - (United States of America)

Hello, I attened Charter college, most of my credits were accepted by Wayland baptist University when I transferred to them to complete my bachelors degree.  I went on to complete my Masters at LaVerne then on to Law School.  I have not had a problem with getting a job or had any social stigma from being a graduate of Charter College. 
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#3 Consumer Comment

Credit for Prior Learning

AUTHOR: akcris - (United States of America)

Check with the college or university that you plan on going to. They may have an option for credit for prior learning. Your credits may not do a direct transfer, but if you can get your transcripts from Charter, compare classes passed with classes at the college or university you want to go to, you can make your case that you already taken the class and should get credit for it. Not all universities do this, so you want to check first. It doesn't hurt to ask.
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#4 Consumer Comment

Charter Graduate with opinion

AUTHOR: anonymous - (United States of America)

Both my husband and I are graduates from Charter College Anchorage Campus. We were both informed when we applied that Charter College was a "nationally accredited" College, and that we'd be able to use our degrees from Charter if we ever decided to take our educations further.

I attempted to transfer credits to a state college earlier this year, and they informed me that a "National" Accreditation is NOT recognized by most institutions of higher learning. A few "online" colleges, and vocational schools MIGHT accept transfer credit from Charter, but most Universities and Colleges only accept credit from "Regionally" accredited schools. Charters "National" accreditation seriously restricts your options for continuing your education past Charter.  My husband, Who received two bachelors degrees from Charter, and graduated with honors, has been severely restricted in his options for graduate school, most of which will not accept Charter's lower level accreditation.

We both acquired good jobs from the degrees we received at Charter. If you just want a degree to get you a good job, and have no ambitions for graduate school or to change your degree, Charter is a good choice. However if you are planning to take you education further, or are military and need credits that are more likely to transfer, I would seriously consider forgoing Charter and going to a regionally accredited College or University were your credits will be more likely to transfer. I also believe that Charter should have to publicly state on there website "Credits are unlikely to transfer" like other institutions (like ITT Tech) that have the same National Accreditation have done. 
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#5 Author of original report

rebuttle to ownerof charter college

AUTHOR: Ceaser - (United States of America)

If even U of A in Wasilla does not accept credits from your institution, then that says it all.

I already contacted your college, they gave me the same bs, so the only way you can fix this is to pay off my student loan, because now all those credits are worthless, and I do not want to go to another charter college.
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#6 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Charter College

AUTHOR: Charter College - (United States of America)


As with any college or university, the transfer of credits is completely at the discretion of the institution you are transferring to. Although there are a number of schools that will accept transferred Charter College credits, some do not this information is readily available to our students. In regards to your comments about our faculty: all of our instructors are fully educated and trained, with a minimum of three years of professional experience, and dedicated to preparing Charter College students to pursue their careers. Please feel free to contact a Charter College Representative if you would like to further discuss your concerns.
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