ED Magedson – Founder
Devry University OnlineInternet United States of America
I am still presently attending DeVry online although I'm sure I'll be toast very soon. I do not have the same complaints that many of the rest have and if it were'nt for my own personal experience I would think it was a bunch of bull.
But... I must say that when I signed up for their Electronics and Computer Technology program I was told I met the math prerequisite for all the classes requiring math.
After screening the class (a total of 14) I found 5 other students in the exact same situation I was in. None of us had had the math required to pass this class.
You have to trust what they tell you and these classes cost a few thousand dollars a piece.
I've just entered my 5th class and have been a straight A student up until now. I am crashing and burning like never before. I'll be down to a C by Wednesday and be lucky to hold that by the end of the class.
It is because they are using math I have never seen before. I am having to scramble and teach myself all this new math. But the class is sprinting, not running ahead but sprinting ahead.
They have mislead me and it will destroy my whole plan. If I can't finish because of this I have to start paying the loans and will have no degree.
I am in desperate need and they put me there by not requiring I had the right mathematical background. I am in to them for $10,000 and that debt alone will disable me from pursuing any more education.
It is their responsibility to know exactly what prerequisites are needed as there is no way an entering student could ever know that. When you find yourself in a failing situation where your career and financial future are on the line due to their lack of responsibility they need to be held accountable.
I've tried to contact someone in administrative through email and they just keep sending me back to the academics advisors who are just there to help students with small class issues.
This is a program coordination issue and I'll bet it is going on throughout the various programs.
I heard one statistic that say's the fallout rate for the EE program is 95%. How many of those 95% could make it if they would get their act together?
They are refusing to address my issue but I have my own way of addressing what they will not. Actually, Any attorney's familiar with these issues would be of great help as I feel I will be needing it.
This is one guy that won't sit back and watch them destroy my ability to get an education.
All of this as I know I will more than likely fail this class as at the present I can do almost nothing and am only completing about 10% of my assignments.
That is while putting in 40 hours per week. DeVry, I would have never expected this from them.
I would just expect that DeVry has become a business of bottom line priorities just like health care, doing everythig possible to increase that quarterly earning for the good ole stock holders. After all, Aren't they the only ones who matter?
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/29/2009 09:33 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/devry-university-online/internet/devry-university-online-devry-i-was-set-up-to-fail-and-allowed-to-enter-a-class-i-didnt-h-530581. 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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