international academy of design and technology iadt took my money, credits wont transfer anywhere else tampa, Florida
I will try to make this short and sweet. After attending the International Academy of Design and Technology for 2 and a half years and earned about 93 credits I realized the school was a scam. I realized early on this school seemed sketchy, but being the first in my family to go to college I had nothing to compare it my experience to or anyone to talk with about my skepticism, so I decided to stick it out and try to finish. I eventually quit when I realized the school wasnt going to take me anywhere.I had to join the military when my student loans became too much to pay off, but hoped some of my credits would transfer to a military degree. I realized not all the credits would transfer, but hoped my years of effort would not have been a complete waste of time. After the military got with the school and reviewed what little information IADT would give out, which they had to force out of them to begin with, the military said the school seemed sketchy and many red flags popped up when reviewing the information.The fact that IADT was so guarded about giving out simple information required to transfer credits such as teacher credentials made them believe the teacher didnt have acceptable credentials. When asked to produce the appropriate credentials IADT threw some law at them and told them the information wasnt allowed to be given out, even though almost every other school in the US gives out this information everyday in order to get credits transferred. 60,000 dollars in debt and a few years later I have to start from scratch. If I were the only one with the exact same experience I may think twice about my complaint, but I have gotten with many people that attended the school and this seems to be the exact same scenario over and over again. Please heed my advice and choose another school. Make sure you choose a school with appropriate accreditations and the teachers will most likely have the appropriate credentials to teach the classes.
One other side note.When I attended IADT I took a computer class which was required and completely useless, it taught us what the desktop of a computer is and how to navigate around a computer. If you dont know how to do this simple task in this day and age you seriously need some help, but I digress. I sucked it up paid for the class and passed it. The next quarter rolled around, they renamed the class, had the same book, same instructor, and even met in the same classroom and required me to take that class over! They claimed it was a different class because it had a different name and different course number. They said it had more information they added that I had to learn therefore I needed to repay and retake the exact same class. This made me realize this school really is in it for the money. This was one of the many things that made me decide to discontinue my education at this school.