• Report: #706083
Complaint Review:

International Academy of Design and Technology of Las Vegas

  • Submitted: Mon, March 14, 2011
  • Updated: Thu, May 08, 2014

  • Reported By: libranhorse — Las Vegas Nevada United States of America
International Academy of Design and Technology of Las Vegas
2495 Village View Drive Henderson, Nevada United States of America
  • Phone: (866)400-4238
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  • Category: Teachers

International Academy of Design and Technology of Las Vegas IADT of Las Vegas UNPROFESSIONAL UNWILLING AND UNSATISFYING Henderson, Nevada

*Consumer Suggestion: class action

*Consumer Comment: Alumni In Agreement

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: I love IADT-Las Vegas

*UPDATE Employee: Current IADT Audio Student

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Do not waste your money and time going to this school. I am a current student at IADT Las Vegas but I soon will be transferring to The Art Institute. As I started out at this school, things seem to be going fine and it seemed like I
made a good choice of choosing a school. Unfortunately I did not make a good choice and I fully regret wasting my time and money attending this unprofessional school. Before I continue my review, I will fully admit it was my fault for not doing any research and for rushing into starting my education.
If I would have done my research and visited other schools, trust me I would have never attended IADT. The staff all walk and act as if the school is a mortuary, ever since they started there Audio Program the school got ghetto.
Students were stealing equipment; students were fighting on school premises.
They finally hired “security guards” to walk around and do nothing all day. I will start off with the very first time I had seen this school. I went in to get a “tour” of the school and to check out their Interior Design program. An admission representative that instantly brought me back to her office to discuss the school approached me. I never received a tour; I was not even offered to take a tour. As we sat in her office and discussed the school, she even tried to get my boyfriend to sign up. I was at uneasy the whole time, I felt pressured into signing my life away, which I did. As I mention earlier I
fully regret doing this, I was in such a hurry to just start my education. When I started out in this school in June 2009, IADT had a logo; I believe in January 2011 they lost their logo due to an art school in San Francisco having a similar logo. I do not know the full and accurate story, but I do know that IADT does not have a logo at all. Since then all students had to re-take their photos for new ID’s, which we had taken in January and till this day none of the students have received their new ID’s. All the good teachers have either left or had been fired due to student-instructor conflicts. A year into my
education with this school, they pulled me aside and told me my high school diploma was basically a fake. In their case they were wrong, they told me since it was “fake” I had two options. First option was to drop school and all I had to pay back was the books I had already purchased. Second option was to stay in school, and re-take my English and Math proficiency test and start off where I left off. This was such a disappointment since I knew my high school diploma was legit,
and because it has been already a year to my schooling and now IADT has discovered this “problem”. Even when I had the manager of student service confront me and tell me this, she seemed like she didn’t care about me (the student). Unsatisfied and disappointed I confronted the President of IADT. He basically repeated everything the manager of student service told me, which was no help. Since he knew the “professionals” at IADT made a mistake by not being on top of their “business” he offered me a part time job. I was so stressed out and disappointed about the whole situation, I did not know what to do. The very next day I was rushed to the hospital due to an ovarian cyst popping due to stress which was caused by my dilemma with IADT. Into that day, I was contacted by the president and informed that they were wrong and I was right, my diploma was fine. Amazing isn’t it? All that unnecessary stress and pain and don’t forget the hospital visit, for nothing. One disappointment after another, I started to come to my sense and realize how unprofessional and unorganized this school really was. As I mentioned before the president offered me a part time job for the scuffle. This was in October 2010 when I was informed about the job. November was when I actually got the part time job and was suppose to start the paper work. It was not till December when I officially finished my paper work, and the only reason why it was taking so long was because the woman who was in charge of my paper work could not send me all the confirmation
papers to my email because she had my school email address wrong the whole time. Which we discovered together when I went to go see her in person since this was taking way to long. WOW. January 2011 was my first time actually working, three months later! Till this day I had only worked three days and today’s date is March 14th 2011. I never got a set schedule, I never got an employee badge, if I wanted to work or find out when they needed me, I had to email my instructor. I was told I would work 20 hours each week, which was a lie, I was told personally by the Chairmen of the program that I would work for him a few times, which was also a complete lie. So since nothing was changing and I was not taken serious, I stopped contacting my instructor for work since it was inconvenient and simply unnecessary. I was promised all these things that I never received which once again disappointed me, especially since the president himself had offered me this job for their mistake. So right after that disappointment, I took a class with the Chairmen of Interior Design. This was my very first class with this guy; I did not know what I was in for.
Throughout the term he made it seemed as if I was on the right path for a good grade in his class. I always strive to get an A in every class and to do my very best. Our final project comes about, we all had to present out models and discuss our project. That very same day, right after I presented my project I took IADT class/instructor survey. I was 100% honest and reported how he was obnoxious and unprofessional when he would get into conflicts with the other students in the class. How he asked for WAY too much from the students when he himself did not even bring half the passion into his teachings. As I mention before, this was an “anonymous” survey, which is reviewed by the chairmen’s of  each program and the instructor. Since he was already the chairmen and the instructor he got to access the survey and most likely unrevealed who had taken it. I know for a fact he had taken that survey to heart, got sensitive and graded my project off my survey. I basically failed that class, receiving a D for my overall grade for the class. Which was totally unfair and inaccurate, I
know for a fact I would have received the proper grade for my project, but since I was honest in my survey he gave me a D. He knew he could not fail me since I was in class everyday, on time and I always did my work. So since he could not fail me, he still wanted to get even and give me a D. I was in disgust when I found out about my grade; I contacted him and asked him why I had received such a low grade. He gave me a bucket of bullsh* and told me I basically did not do well enough. I knew it was all due to that d**n survey, which made me even more disgusted. Out of the blue I was contacted by the
Director of Education of IADT, she sat me in her office; discussed what was the problem and that was all. She only offered me a proposition where I could have gotten my project re- graded by a different instructor. I simply told her I did
not care that much about the grade, it was the fact that he graded me off my survey because he got hurt. It was unprofessional, uncalled for and totally unfair. Oh by the way, the so called director of education also told me herself
that grades and GPA’s did not matter at all when graduating and pursing your career. HA! What a joke, she only said that because I had told her I never strive to get low grades and that I took my education very serious, and her responses was that. What a joke this school turned out to be, especially after that incident. Soon after that I once again got closer to realize how unprofessional this school was. I was supposed to have a grade change in January 2011, and till this day my grade for a specific class has not changed.
I contacted the Registrar, she replied as if she cared and knew what she was speaking of, which she didn’t. I had to contact the instructor who was responsible for the grade change, she told me she had already filled the forms
out for my grade change and she herself did not know why it was taking so long.
What a mess, things never got done properly and things were never done on time.
I got fed up, decided to take a tour of the Art Institute of Las Vegas and I fell in love. I got an actual tour of the school, which was beautiful and I got to actually ask questions. I am so glad that I will be soon transferring to an exceptional
school. After all was done, and I decided that I was transferring to AI. I decided to contact the President of IADT once again and let him know what has been happening and how I was transferring. I knew I would not get a reasonable
response since he failed to do so in the past, but I just wanted him to be aware of what has been happening in his school. In responses to my email I only simply received this: 


Sorry to hear
you have decided to leave us.  I’ll check with Trampas and Jazmin on these and see if we can get it corrected.





As I mentioned
many times before, I am so glad I will be transferring over to AI. What a nightmare I had with this so-called college. It felt like high school half the time with all these so-called professionals walking around as if they cared. No one cared from the beginning and no one will start to care, as long as they get paid they will be humble. If I had to rate my overall experience at this school from 1 through 10 I honestly would give it a 2. This school is a school for introverts, I promise if you were to go to IADT and ask a student who is currently attending, why they go to that school; they would either give you two
answers: “I did not do my research, I just saw this school on a commercial and decided to come” OR “ I wanted to go to a school with small classes, I did not want to get lost or see a lot of people” maybe if you are lucky you will be the
combination of both answers. Why would you want to go to a school that lost their logo to another school, it just shows you how lame this school is. I can go on and on about how my experience at IADT Las Vegas was distasteful, but I
rather cut it short now. I simply wanted to discuss my mishap and prevent future students to going through what I went through. I seriously and highly recommend everyone to do their research before entering any school, make sure
they give you a tour and ask many questions. Thank you for taking the time in reading my review, I know it was a long review but it was all in honestly of helping others. GOOD LUCK, AND REMEMBER TO DO YOUR RESEARCH AND TAKE TOURS AND

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

class action

AUTHOR: jclifford - (USA)

 We are trying to get Morgan & Morgan to pick up the IADT case and they said they will probably do it if they get enough enquiries. We currently have over 100 people. Go to http://www.forthepeople.com/ and fill out information under contact to join. Tell every former students you know. :)

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#2 Consumer Comment

Alumni In Agreement

AUTHOR: Another One Born - ()

I graduated two years ago and have yet to find a job with my so called "degree." Most companies do not view my "degree" as legit because of the accredidation! I cant even transfer to another college because nationally accredited is complete crap! Now I am $75,000 in debt with Sallie Mae and the National Education Center (N.E.C.) and with nothing to show for it!

I wasted years, energy, time away from my kids and sacraficed so much to learn an expensive lesson! Please do your research before going to a trade college. Know the difference between regional and national accredidation. DO NOT sign anything without doing research. CSN is your best bet.

You will have the same issues with Art Institute! I know because I went there too! Long story short.... protect yourself and your future by knowing what you are getting yourself into. I learned my lesson late and now im forced to file bankruptcy and start over at a reputable colkege that is regionalky accredited so its like i never went to school.

Keep in mind that these trade schools get kickbacks and fat paychecks for each sucker, i mean student, that they enroll. The admission reps are also like car salesmen because they make a commission off of each contract signed for keeping Sallie Mae rich by putting you in debt with student loans!

I almost forgot the best part!! I recently contacted this "college" to get a copy of my transcripts and the school has now been bought and has a new name! Who or what the heck is Sanford Brown!!?! Now my degree is really crap because it comes from a school that no longer exists!! That's crazy!

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#3 REBUTTAL Individual responds

I love IADT-Las Vegas

AUTHOR: L. Yip - ()

 I am currently a Flim Student at IADT transfered from AI. I have to say this school give me everything I needed to start what I love the most making movie. My teacher are great, staff always helpful never had an issue once. Its been almost a year and a half I still get the help that I needed. I was having issue between school and work, student serives representative sat there with me for over 45 mins to just make sure my school schedule fit with my work schedule. I really can't complain anything else that is wrong with IADT. AI never give me what I need to start my career and trying to charge me 90000 dollars, and on top of that IADT only charge me 65000 dollars. I had the same issue with my High school diploma due to I never passed my proficiency exam (English, Writting) my advisor encourage me to get my GED and I passed. This school nothing but nice and helpful staffs and student are all the same as well. I highly recommend this school to everyone I know.

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#4 UPDATE Employee

Current IADT Audio Student

AUTHOR: T Palms - (United States of America)

I have to say I do not see anything you have stated happening in this report. I'm currently an Audio student, and have not had any problem what so ever with the school. 

First of the instructors. Every single one i've had, both in Audio and general ed classes, has been great.
The ones teaching audio know what they are doing and teaching, and while i work better with some of them more than others, just due to teaching styles, they have always been helpful in everything.

As for the ones teaching General Education classes like math, again, nothing bad to say. My current math teacher has gone above and beyond to help me understand the stuff we learn. He's even gone as far as calling if we miss a class or sending an email to make sure we know what is covered. 

I have also never had a problem with the staff. One of the student advisors even called me when i had missed about a week and a half of school and was like "hey just wanting to see if everything is alright with you, i see you havent been into class, just making sure you are ok."

As far as everyone else attending the school, again, never a problem. Especially in my program, great place to network and hook up with people that are into the same things as you, and start new things, projects, whatever. YES, there are a few idiots, and people who can get on your nerves, but there are people like that EVERYWHERE??

Overall the school is great, and ANY school is gonna be what you make it. You have to put effort into anything you do to expect something to come of it. For me, this place is great, audio labs packed with gear, people around who KNOW what they are teaching, and the chance to learn about what i love. 

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