This place is a complete ripoff, do NOT WASTE your money!!
Can you please help us with a situation at Remington College, they are screwing people out of tuition left and right. I have attached two letters that have been written to them and have gotten no response. This has been going on for a year now.
Thank you so much
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Ashley (((ROR REDACTED PHONE NUMBERS)))
To Whom It May Concern:
I was a student at Remington College from January of 2006 until the end of March of 2006. I have been trying to get a problem resolved since before I was no longer a student. I was in the pharmacy technician program.
My first module consisted of the classes Law and Ethics, Anatomy and Physiology and introduction to computers. Our Law and Ethics book was never opened, the way that we earned our grade in the class was to bring the classified ads from the daily newspaper and help her look for a new house to move into. Our final exam for Law and Ethics was to bring her in a Rubbermaid container for packing. Anatomy and Physiology consisted of notes taken everyday, and then an open note test on every Friday. The final exam for A&P was open note, and half of the class did not have to finish the test because the teacher wanted to have our end of mod party. Our intro to computers class consisted of going to the computer lab and playing games on the internet. I spoke to Miss Jones about this, and was told that she would talk to Miss Williams but that I was over reacting.
My second module consisted of Introduction to Pharmacy with Miss Williams and Anatomy and Physiology with Mr. Brown. Introduction to Pharmacy, the teacher decided to make a self study, told us to look up articles on pharmacy on the internet and print them out, and that would be our grade. Anatomy and Physiology with Mr. Brown was fantastic, he took the time to read the book with us and made sure that we understood everything before he would move on any further.
The third module was the last and final straw. We had CPR, First Aid and Dosage Calculation. CPR was a complete joke, the teacher was talking through all three movies that we had to watch, never gave us a quiz on it, and when we practiced on the dummies, she wasn't even watching us. She was too busy grading other papers and text messaging. First aid, I don't remember what we learned, because we never got anything passed out to us. But they sure were quick to give us the cards saying that we were certified in both first aid and CPR. Dosage calculation, we got a workbook, and no textbook to go with it, it had no explanations, and when we asked Miss Williams for help, she couldn't help us, because she would say ya'll, I don't even know what this is. Those are reassuring words for people who are in college.
After talking to Miss Jones one more time, I also spoke to Brad Moore, he said that he would work on the problem. What happened, was when he talked to Miss Jones, she found out that I was the one that talked to him, and when she sat down with Miss Williams Miss Jones told her that I was the one starting all the trouble. I missed the next day due to being in the hospital for pre term labor, and when I came back, some of the classmates started yelling and swearing at me and calling me names, because I made life so much harder for them (they actually might learn something from school, imagine that.) And telling me that I needed to transfer and threatening me. I spoke to my friend Ashley that was in the class, and she told me that while I was gone that day, Miss Williams sat down with the class and told them Heather is getting me fired, I'm going to lose my job because of her having a big mouth. I went to my recruiter, financial aide, and the education office to see about transferring, I was told that I couldn't transfer, so, I dropped out. Because your school has a responsibility to protect the students and not let a 6 month pregnant girl almost get her a*s kicked for speaking up about spending a bunch of money to learn about nothing more than my teachers sex life I felt that I had no other option.
The other part of this entire problem is the financial aid. When I signed all of my papers, I was told that federal Stafford loans, both subsidized and unsubsidized would cover the first 6 modules of school, and that I had to take out the second chance loan through Sallie Mae to cover the last portion of my classes, my fianc was there with me when I signed the papers, he heard this also. Well, I dropped out in the 3 mod, which means I should have 1 federal Stafford loan to pay back. Instead, your school CANCELLED my federal loans, and left me with this stupid 19 percent Sallie Mae loan to pay back. After not being able to get a straight answer from the financial aide department at Remington, I called the information line for the Federal Department of Education, where I was told that it is not right for me to pay back a private loan if I was approved for federal loans first and that through my experience at Remington College, I should not have to pay for anything other that my Anatomy and Physiology class with Mr. Brown. And that is why I am writing this letter.
I spoke to Christine, the director of education for the Cleveland campus, over a month ago, and she still has not returned my call, after telling me that she would see what she can do. I have stopped paying my Sallie Mae loan as of March, 2007, per the department of education, and would like the $1,296.91 back, that I paid to go to this pitiful school. I am both ready and willing to contact an attorney and the better business bureau about this matter if you are not going to begin handling this in a more professional manner than you have been.
To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing this letter because obviously I have gotten no responses over the many months that I have called Remington College and left several messages. And my friend, and classmate have come to the conclusion that this is the only way that we are going to get anything accomplished.
I have been trying to get the first three months of my loan deducted from my loans because the first three months at Remington were a complete joke with Ms. Williams. I can't believe she could even be called a teacher. For three months I sat in a classroom and had socialization 101. What I mean by that is all I had to do is bring in a newspaper for Ms. Williams and I had an A for three months, and get this for lecture I heard about my teachers sex life and her latest order that she put in at Pure Romance. Oh and get this for Law and Ethics we were told that it was a self study, and when our final exam came Ms. Williams stated to bring in a Rubbermaid container to help her pack to move in with her latest fling out of state. We were told that Miss Garthrite would be re-teaching law and ethics, and that never happened.
I know that in order to be a college level teacher, you have to have beyond a high school education, she did not, and was quite open about it when she asked a classmate of mine to type up her resume when she was the one that suppose to be teaching us how to write one. She told us that the only thing she had to do was fill an IV successfully and she had the job.
When I signed up for classes, I was also told that our schedule would be Monday through Thursday from 1:00 to 5:00, that is what I set my daycare up for, instead, halfway through the courses, our schedule got changed to 8:30 am until noon. Livinig in Barberton, that meant I had to SWITCH daycare centers, and leave for school at 7:00 in the morning.
I took, and failed my PTCB test. The funny part is, how does a student with a cumulative 3.75 grade point average fail the math portion of the test. I know why, because we complained and complained about our math class and how our teacher did not know anything, and we were not given the proper textbooks, and no one did anything about it. The only thing that your school did was continue to pass my resume to job recruiters for them to call me and offer me a position only for me to have to go through the humiliation of telling them that I did not pass my certification test. Your school never should have even passed my resume out, seeing that I didn't pass the test, but I received approximately 20 phone calls from potential jobs.
After my friend was forced to drop out of school, it was extremely uncomfortable for me, because her name was the only one brought up by Miss Williams, but I never missed class so I'm sure that she told them that I talked to Miss Jones also. No one would answer my questions, or sit with me during group work or anything.
Myself and my classmates were constantly asking for a break down of what our tuition covered, but were told one day that it couldn't be done. And another day told that we'll get that for you by the end of the week for 20 weeks. We never received our math text book, never opened our law and ethics and never received ANY material for Intro to Computers, First Aid and she NEVER EVEN TAUGHT our introduction to Pharmacy class. All of that I would like taken off on top of the first three modules of enrollment. The only course that I will pay for in the first three months is Anatomy and Physiology with Mr. Brown. CPR was supposed to be re-taught, it never was and the fact that you insult people with that card certifying them for CPR and First Aid is ridiculous.
I have tried being professional and trying to get this problem taken care of over the phone, but seeing that professionalism is not this establishments' style, I am going to have to this through the media and the better business bureau.
Thank you for your time,