ED Magedson – Founder
STRAYER UNIVERSITY249 Central Park Avenue Suite 350 Virginia Beach, Virginia United States of America
Strayer University ripped me off, and is preventing me from enrolling in other universities.
In The summer of 2009, I enrolled at Strayer University in the MBA program. My financial aid was approved and I was set for classes to begin in the summer of 2009. Right before classes begin, I got a call from the dean who informed me that my undergraduate degree was from a non-accredited college. I was understanding and asked what I could do to fix it. They told me that they would appeal the decision. Two weeks later they told me to go ahead and attend classes, and to get them all of my undergraduate credits. While I was attending classes the dean again called me to tell me that my application was again declined. I told him, no problem, I would withdraw from classes. He told me not to do so. He said to continue with the two classes I was taking, and if they had to, they would not charge me for the classes. He said that they were still appearing the decision.
After I got all my credits from the four undergraduate colleges I attended, I gave the information to the dean. After six weeks had passed, I questioned the dean as to my status. He told me that the tech department had not made a decision.
At this point I was very frustrated, and told the dean that I would be willing to drop back to an undergraduate status. Since they had all my credits, and knew that I was taking 8 credits from their school, I reason that I would be brought in at an advance grade level. After securing a degree from them, I also reasoned, that I could return to the MBA program. I did not expect to get any consideration for the non-accredited credits I had, but I had enough credits from accredited schools to move me into my third year of undergrad.
Boy, was I wrong. Strayer brought me in as a sub freshman: Requiring me to take some prerequisites before allowing me to take freshman courses. They would not even recognize the two courses I was taking at their school. Some of the courses they were requiring me to take at Strayer; I had already taken at other accredited schools. I withdrew from the school after completing the summer classes.
Because of this problem with Strayer, I have already been denied entrance into another university. Strayer will not budge on this matter. It appears that a court case is next. Stay away from Strayer, they are bad news. The admission process is really bad. Worst of all, they will stand in your way, if you try to leave the school.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/17/2009 06:54 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/strayer-university/virginia-beach-virginia-23462/strayer-university-strayer-university-virginia-beach-ripped-off-virginia-beach-virginia-496656. 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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