Report: #332739

Complaint Review: Remington College Garland Texas

  • Submitted: Thu, May 15, 2008
  • Updated: Thu, October 04, 2012
  • Reported By: Dallas Texas
  • Remington College Garland Texas
    Eastgate Drive
    Garland, Texas

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i was attenging remington college attempting a degree in computer networking, I was pumpted up and told that I would be able to get a job making big bucks and a wonderful education. shortly after staring school in early 2007 I realized that something just wasn't right about this school, I watched other students not doing their homeowrk and flunking major tests but at the end of the quarter they would magically pass the course?? As i got deeped into my elective I realized that the teachers weren't as bright as they claimed to be? C. Nash (WHAT A NUT CASE) has a lot of fancy degrees listed behind her name however she can't teach without reading it directly fromthe book she is teaching and its only basic hardware and software? with a ba behind her name i would think that she could teach verbatum, she sure does talk about her supervisor S. Herbert verbatum,I THINK SHES JEALOUS BECAUSE S. HERBERT REALLY DOES KNOW WHAT SHES TALKING ABOUT!! AND COULD TEACH THE TELEPHONE BOOK TO A BLIND MAN!!! s. hERBERT IS THE ONLY DECENT CNT TEACHER THERE!!! i WAS BARRED FROM CLASS BECAUSE I WAS LATE ON A PAYMENT BY A WEEK, I MEAN TOLD IN FRONT OF EVERYONE HEY YOU HAVE TO LEAVE THE CLASSROOM AND THE PREMISSES UNTIL YOU ARE CAUGHT UP ON YOUR PAYMENT, YES I SAID PAYMENT THEN I WAS dropped from the class yes dropped AGAIN, but not from bad grades, NOR LACK OF PAYMENT, they dropped me because I became ill and could not attend school, for three days, and was told that i was dropped because they couldn't get paid LEGALLY if i wasn't in the chair every scheduled school day? But they keep the rest of the money from the student loan company and are still recieving disbursments and im not in the chair? Kind of backwards don't you think? the whole experience is realy pathetic the teachers all talk about one another and sometimes pool together to talk about students how professinol and this is suppose to be a career school? they offer a gold key to select students and call it a national honor society, but after much research i can't seem to find any info on this made up soriety? they claim at the adult pep ralleys that they paid 4000 per person to be enrolled in the honor society but they can't buy new computers for the students to train on? Oh and don't forget the really expensive server boxes they put in every class room for the teachers who don't even know how to set them up properly, when i left school the majority of these machines approx 10,000 each were still laying in the racks not even pluged into the wall? I wasted thousands of dollars there and I can't use any of the training anywhere, and several other colleges that i have researched won't even take the credits that I have earned at Remington because its really not a accredited college. The career counselor that looks like a man and talks like a drag queen isn't much help either, she sent me to several job contacts that dosn't even take remington college seriously, i was told at two seperate help desk interviews that i needed invest my money and time into devry or ITT!!!!


Dallas, Texas
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#1 Consumer Comment

rEMINgton college was no good

AUTHOR: kay.mohr86 - (United States of America)

I attend this school for the MEDICAL program..what a waste I graduated in 2006 with a diploma and I applied myself to finding a good job/career and its 2012 almost 2013 nd Im still not able to find a medical assisting job...Im now going to community college b/c I refuse to waste. My time and waste my time getting 2 loans that I had to pay back for a career I never got.The teachers I had were great!...They made sure to prvide much rapport as well as education to me...I am mad however that the college I attend now will not except the credits from Remington...In all I loved my teachers and my recruiter, but the education I received was not helpful. Me personally I feel that community college I'm attending is wayyyy better as far as the credits transfering to ANY university or college and its more of a "college" experience with student organizations and so on...I know there's those classes you have to take that have nothing to do with your major but as far as long term goals and receiving a degree thats going to be worth something, is better than the 8 month program I endured at Remington.
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#2 Consumer Comment

The right college for you?

AUTHOR: jobless grad... - (United States of America)

Remington is the right college for you if you are a "pretty" person. I know I'm not the only person that has noticed that when you go to the doctor all you see are the little pretty girls working that are bubbly. You can't help but wonder how they graduated other than memorizing vocabulary words, not by skill. But that is beside the point. I had great teachers, mostly. I did have one who made it a point everyday to make sure I knew that I was not as good at coding as my classmate. She told me it was okay though... as long as I go for billing as my career I didn't have to be as good as Kr**ty. She said that Kr**ty would have no problem getting a job in the field and making manager and things like this quickly because she was just... how did she put it... oh yes, at a like 99% accuracy on her coding and I was like maybe a 75%. How do you expect a student to learn when you make sure they know they are not good. MOST OF THE STUDENTS TRY... ENCOURAGEMENT MAYBE INSTEAD OF PUT DOWNS!!! DUH!!! That is like common sense for teaching 101. What kind of teacher is that? I have applied to many places and career services put my resume out and I still do not have a job, or opportunity. All I get are rejections stating that I do not have enough experience. How are you supposed to get experience without externs, or opportunities like that. I guess it is for the best though because, to be honest with you, thinking back on my education, I don't know how to to the forms or anything. They shove coding coding coding down your throat and lay off the other things you really need to know. I have had ONE interview and I didn't get it because I didn't know enough about health insurance. Wow, thats funny! They actually expect you to know more than just coding... SHOCKER!!! Don't get me wrong, I loved most of my teachers, and Mrs. Henry was the best person, just in general the best person. You could talk to her, count on her, and trust her to listen and care about your concerns. She is so loved and missed. Her replacement as head of the program is an awesome person too, one of the good teachers. Its not a completely bad experience, but other than some great people to meet, the "product" you are paying for can not be returned for a refund if it doesn't work. Just remember that. Make sure you have thousands of dollars to waste... The programs work for some... Not for most. Beware.
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#3 UPDATE Employee

Former Instructor

AUTHOR: Jitterbug - (United States of America)

I have to disagree with you, Remington College if it could honestly be called a college is horrible.  I resigned because I could not stand to watch unknowing students be takin advantage of by this so-called school.  I would advise anyone to not enroll at any Remington College.  In fact, stay away from any "for-profit" school, they are more interested in your money than whether or not you receive a good education.
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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds

A former Remington Instructor Speaks out

AUTHOR: Chuck - (U.S.A.)

I have read these reports for some time and must speak out. Many years ago I taught at Remington of Garland. . First some facts:

1. Remingtons Accredidation is not recognized by anyone. The ONLY accredidation that matters is regional and they don't have it.

2. Lets compare Remington to the community colleges in the DFW Area

Accredidation:DCCD and Collincollege are both regionally accredited and their credits will transfer anywhere. Remington credits will ONLY transfer to other non-traditional, for profit schools.

Cost: Remington charges about 35K for an associates degree. Both Collin College and DCCD will cost you about 4 to 6k to get an associates degree.

Convenience: Remington has a very rigid schedule. You can take a class in the morning or in the evening. Most community colleges have online classes, weekend classes, morning, afternoon, evening,etc.

Instructors: Many Remington instructors have a Bachelors degree, a few have a masters. To teach at a community college you MUST Have a masters with 18 credit hours in the field you are teaching. Notice that any community college lists their faculties qualifications (Collin College: Richland

Administrators: When I was there the president was a man named Skip with just a Bachelors degree, and the Dean was Billy Ferrall (sp?). His qualifications were a masters degree in Ed and a couple of years of teaching highschool (from which he was fired). No community college would even consider him as an instructor..maybe an adjunct. But at Remington he is the dean.

These are the facts. I taught there for two years, a fact I am deeply ashamed of. When I was there I pushed for more rigorous curriculum, higher standards, and I was pushed back from the administration at every turn. Remington (like ITT, Westwood, etc.) does not care about quality education. They simply want to churn through poor, ill informed students and take the financial aid money you qualify for.

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#5 Consumer Suggestion

Remington Collete

AUTHOR: Patricia - (U.S.A.)

First, use spell check. 

Second, investigate if the college you wish to attend, even ITT, is accredited by the State of TX meaning that your credit can transfer to any "not for profit" university.  If you are attending a "for profit" university/college, these are generally not accredited and thus not generally accepted as good schools.

If any school offers you, at the very first meeting, a $10,000 scholarship for a $25,000 course the old adage "buyer beware" is a good one.

Remington and the other "for profit" schools generally suck in kids who feel they cannot afford college, which is not true.  They charge, for instance, $15,000 for a medical assistant degree while TCC charges $1500 and this course work can actually get you a job.

But in this, now familiar world, of  I must have it quickly, Remington and ITT tell you that they can get you a 4-year degree in a manner of months, versus 4 years so that appears to be appealing to most "KFC" kids who would rather say KFC as it takes less time than Kentucky Fried Chicken.

You get what you pay for, and you get what you are willing to study.  If you feel paying $15,000 for a $1500 course that takes less time is more beneficial to you, then go for it.  As i tell kids who sit in front of me daily, and do these foolish things - let's play a game....You have just taken a course that will afford you the opportunity of getting to be a medical/dental student at the rate of $8.50 an hour.  You decided that you wanted to get to that $8.50 an hour job faster, so you picked the $15,000 route.  Another student picked the $1500 course route, and they will not get their job for 9 months after you started yours.  However, once you finished your $15,000 sprint, you soon found out that no one will hire you since the course is not accredited, and you still have to pay your $15,000 loan you wait for a job.  The other student has now graduated, gotten their job, continued to live with their parents and have managed to work 40-hours per week at $8.50 an hour which is, before taxes, $1360 a month or after taxes at approximately $1101.60 per month.  If they continue to live with their parents they will have this loan paid off in 3 months if they only pay $500 per month on the loan....the other student has now finally gotten a $8.50 an hour...they were out of work for 3 months, and they still have to pay back the loan which has now accumulated interest on the $15,000 loan at the tune of 8%.  If they work 40 hours and pay $500 per month, they will have this loan paid back in 4 years....hummmmmmmm....the student who paid it back in 3 months will now have $22,500 in the bank and the other student will have $0...and if the miss a payment of $500 per month, they will have another 3 years to keep paying...if they can get a job...

SO - perhaps before you complain about the faculty, the school, you needed to have taken some responsibility for you picking this school...either you did not investigate it, you wanted to finish quicker, you were suckered into thinking that anyone would throw $10,000 at a new student for a $25,000 or you looked at TCC or Northlake and thought hell, I don't want to spend that much time in school....

I can assure you that TCC, Northlake and other 2-year schools have the most stringent programs, professors who hold masters degrees and above and who will give you the best foundation at an affordable price and can help you go on to a 4-year school.

I speak from experience.  I attended Northlake, then North Texas and graduated with a B.S.  It was worth the time, the money, the work...but it is up to you...if you want something that lasts, is worth the price, you need to pay the price by working hard.

If you want a short-cut - call a 4-year university and ask them if they will accept the courses you took at ITT, or Devry or Remington...if they say no, you would be smart to move on...and spend the time to get an education that is worth something.

Just a thought...
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#6 Consumer Comment

To the former employee and still employed persons

AUTHOR: Consumer That Got Wise - (U.S.A.)

Remington sucks. They lie and tell prospective students what they think they want to hear. We were told that the certification test for Pharmacy Tech was held at our school. Wrong. You have to drive to at least an hour to another town to take it. They said they'd pay for it but the recruiter failed to mention you have to maintain a 3.0 GPA. Oh, and here's a hilarious one. We were in typing and the recruiter was showing some potential students around. He said we were doing coding and billing. I laughed my head off because all we were doing was practicing our keyboarding-we got no coding and billing that mod. Don't drink the kool-aid-stay away from these accelerated colleges.
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#7 Consumer Comment

Remington College RIP OFF accredidation...

AUTHOR: Theungeek - (U.S.A.)

I actually attended the school, got the two year degree.. Only for it to be laughed about and made fun of by everyone in the technical industry. While at the school, I actually learned nothing and found the Faculty to be lacking any real motivation. As most of the faculty are teaching there because they cant find employment in the actual industry.

Dan Luper, and Mr.Bush are the only knowledgeable faculty members in the bunch and do what they can to actually assist students. That being said, the orgnaization they work for does mislead the student when enrolling.

They say the credits are good, and can transfer anywhere. That is false, the credits will only transfer to schools with the same type of accredidation or who accept that accredidation.


What they dont tell you is, NO ONE accepts the credits. Devry and Phoenix are the only schools. You can not take this degree to any 4 year university that I have found. They all say no.. the second remingtons name is mentioned. I am now 28 grand in debt, for a degree that is laughed at. This is not worth it..

I was young and ignorrant as to how everything works. I went fresh out of high school thinking I was on the fast track. I was wrong... I allowed myself to be mislead by the faculty. The funny thing is, the education is extrememly overpriced. Not only did they max out all my available student loan money, but any other possibly loan I could get.... that being said, i also had to pay about 125 a month for the entire time i attended.

DO NOT GO TO REMINGTON... Go to a community college, get the same degree for about 4k. Then take that degreee to ANY college you want and get your bachelors. Otherwise you will be stick with a laughable degree that only transfers to devry or phoenix. Which both will also over charge you.

Like I said I attended the school, paid the money, got the degree and now am 4 years post graduation. This place is NOT reccomended. I would do anything to go back in time, and have never watched the commercial that made me call. Anything...
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#8 UPDATE Employee

Remington College is a wonderful school!

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

I am a current employee of Remington College - Dallas campus and would simply warn others to read between the lines of a student who was kicked out of school for lack of payment, begged to return (3 times!) and when told they would not be allowed back in school, tries to damage the reputation of a very good school. Our campus has over 1000 good and hard-working students, many of whom are here because of friends and family members who have already graduated and are working successfully in their chosen fields of study. The national honor society of which the "author" spoke is the Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society and can be researched at their web site: Further, every reader needs to understand that if a college was not accredited, the students would not be allowed to receive federal funds (loans and grants). One only needs to look in the department of education's web site for a full list of all accredited colleges and universities.

I learned at a very young age that it is not what life throws at you that will truly test and judge your character, rather how you handle what life throws at you that will show of what you are made. I only pray the author learns to pick themselves up, learn from their mistakes, and try to travel on a road to help others more than thinking of themselves. Only time will tell.
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#9 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Get all the facts before you enroll...

AUTHOR: Owlito - (U.S.A.)

As an ex-employee of Remington College, I can suffice it to say that your information is inaccurate. You have stated that a "college" will not do a transfer of credit for your program, yet refuse to list the college that you attempted to attend, nor did you state the major that you wished to claimed at the unsaid university.

Remington College is an excellent school. Truth be told, it's a college for students who will not or cannot "hack it" in a traditional four year college. That's why Remington College is called a "career college." A traditional college is where you go to school for four years, claim a major, take a bunch of classes that don't relate to your major, and then you graduate and go into a field that has nothing to do with what you studied in college. (Case in point: Myself. I attended a traditional college, received my degree in English, and continued on to work in Admissions.)

A career college is quite the opposite of a traditional college: there, you will study ONLY the courses as it relates to the program in which one is studying. If you enroll in Computer Networking, you will only take classes in computer networking, with a few math and English classes scattered throughout the two years of study.

If you hate your job, work in fast food, have just gotten divorced and need to make more money but don't know where to start, tried a traditional college and found it wasn't for you, or any other number of scenarios, then Remington College is THE PERFECT SCHOOL FOR YOU!

No representative in Admission is EVER permitted to state that your credits will transfer or are guaranteed to transfer. And if they did and you signed the enrollment agreement (EA) anyway, then you have no way of ever getting your money back. You signed a legal document that clearly states that no other promises other than what are listed in the EA were made to you. You signing that document thereby relinquishes any guilt on their part.

As for your aspirations of furthering your education is concerned: Remington College is a regionally accredited college. They are governed by the federal government, yes, but they are also governed and monitored by the BBB and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (or whatever state your campus is in). Because of that regional accreditation, there are a handful of schools that will accept those credits. I worked for the Memphis Campus. Traditionally, LeMoyn-Owen College recognized ALL of the credits our students received. When someone attends a "traditional" college or university, that accreditation is through a national accrediting body. This is also the reason why University of Phoenix and DeVry University are the ONLY TWO online schools where EVERY credit is guaranteed to POTENTIALLY transfer--both of those schools have both a regional and national accreditation.

Always keep in mind that no matter WHAT college one attends, transfer of credit is ALWAYS up to the receiving institution.

I worked for Remington College for two and a half years and loved every second. I helped people change their lives, their future, and their education. I saw people's lives change each and every day.

Just because you didn't get out of your education what you put into it doesn't mean that it's not a good school. I saw instructors who cared more about their students than any other teachers I've ever met or had, for that matter.

I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors and hope that this information helps others in the future.
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