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Degree: Surgical Technology/Technologist
Graduation Year: 2013
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DO NOT GO TO THIS COLLEGE!!!!!!! Am I bitter?....YES! They lied right from the start! The Surgical tech Program Director was mean, nasty and hateful and let those go thru that SHE wanted to let thru. She did not at the time, even have a degree but a certificate of completion. I am stuck with 74,000 Yes, THOUSAND dollars in student loans and no degree and working as a shuttle bus driver. Go figure!. I was the Surg Tech student President, Student Advocate, had a 3.94 GPA while enrolled and witnessed 2 Director changes 3 Dean, and 2 President changes while at the school. I had to file a formal complaint just to get accepted into the internship program because the Director said I was not capable even though I was a student tutor in Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, ENT sterile technique and procedures!.....While at the college, I served on several committees and advocated for the college on many levels and volunteered on the graduation committee overseeing several ceremonies but not my own!. Several programs that were there when I was there are no longer there, 90% of the staff that was there have left. Most fired because they had an enrollment quota to keep and if they could not enroll a certain number of students a MONTH, they were fired! The professional staff started engaging in at work affairs causing several problems with students and instruction. I could go on about this school. I have notice that the parking lot has become more and more vacant since I left so I guess people are getting the word.

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Lynda Hill - about 1 month ago

I wish I knew then what I know now ! I would not recommend this school to ANYONE EVER! The instructors are sorry and most of class spent discussing their personal problems. I knew the diploma was worthless when it had a quote from Oprah!!LOL Just beware

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Degree: Cosmetology
Graduation Year: 2016
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I am a single mother and I managed to continue my education in the Cosmetology field. Virginia college is a wonderful school. The teachers take their time with you. They work with your speed of learning. THis school has taught me so much and Im grateful that I attended.

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Degree: Medical/Clinical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016
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THEY HAVE THE WORSE INSTRUCTOR, THERE INSTRUCTOR DRESS BAD THEY DONT KNOW ANYTHING EACH QUATER GETS WORSE AND WORSE THEY DONT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION CORRECT THEY TAKE MORE BREAK THEN YOU BE IN CLASS, ITS ALRIGHT TO HAVE FUN BUT WAIT TIL BREAK , IM AT THE ONE IN AUGUSTA , GEORGIA . THEY WORRY ABOUTYOU WEARING THERE UGLY UNIFORM THEN TEACHING ANYTHING TO ME THEY THERE FOR THE MONEY AND NOT TO EACH.AND SOME OF THE THING THEY SUPPOSE TO DO BEFORE YOU LEAVE THAT CLASS THEY DONT DO , THEY DONT HAVE YOUR SUPPLY ON TIME BOOKS COME A WEEK OR TWO LATE . AND TO EXPENSIVE.........

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Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2012
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All I can say is that I wish I researched before I enrolled in this school. I did receive an Associate's in Human Resources. I am now enrolled in Park University. Park did not take ANY of my credits from Virginia College. They applied credits I received from REAL colleges 15 years ago but would not take them from VC. I did 20 years in the military and I had credits from various schools because I moved a lot. The other factor is that VC would not apply any of my credits from other schools. That was their way of getting more money. Anytime someone tells me they are thinking of VC...I tell them to try another school.

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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015
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I would not recommend Virginia College in Huntsville,Al to any one. The teachers are hired of the street with little or no teaching experience. You can count on over paying and teaching yourself. Everyday there was a new problem and if you have a problem don't count on being helped. If I had to do over again I would NOT have went to school at Virginia College.

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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2016
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I have been at this college online for a year. So far, it has been really hard. The professors don't really "teach". If you are looking at going online, consider doing this on your own. Because you will receive no help from the professors. I have honestly been looking at switching to another college.

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Degree: Esthetician
Graduation Year: 2015
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The cosmotology program, when you start your first class they teach you hair cuts and up do's, and you don't get to go over it again til your working in the shop at near end of program. If your a slow learner like me, you need tutors and they need to teach it more, going over five different hair cuts just one time is not good enough. And there some chapter test if you fail two, they make you feel bad because you start that class over. They put lot of unnesasay stress on you.

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Degree: Engineering, Other
Graduation Year: 2015
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TO ALL WHO THINK VC HAS THE ANSWER!!!! I have just finished my associates of applied science degree in network engineering. I am a military student and I would have to say it has been a really rough road. Financial aid is horrible. They are no help at all the try any way possible to confuse you and over charge. Just found out that they have been charging me as if I was taking 12 credit hours when I was only taking 8 this has went on for 2 quarters. Then they are always submitting my tuition amount to the VA lesser then what it actually is (Which by the way is $4,897 for 12 credit hours). At first the quality of education was good then corporate started changing stuff and we lost some teachers. Now its all money and no education. Thank god for text books and LabSims. I have never seen such a mindless place in my life how they get away with it I don't know. Like I said I am military and I now know I was recruited. They don't care about you only your money. The tuition has rose over $200 in the past 2 years $1000 in the past 5. I and many others have submitted complaints to the corporate office during quarterly reviews and nothing has happened. I urged any military student(We make up 80% of the school.) that is going to VC and having unresolved problems to submit your complaints to http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/feedback.asp. To all the others go to the BBB and the department of EDU. its time they are stopped.

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Da - 6 months ago

Do not go to this school. If so prepare to be cheated out of money and to be lied to continuously. It is something each semester with this school and it never ends. Its always an over charge and a confusion along the way. They are rude and mindless. They have no idea about nothing when you call them and they continue to rip you off each semester as usual. Its nothing new and it will never stop. Go to an actual campus in person. Do not go to these online schools. I hear nothing but bad things about all of them really. VC is horrible. I know from first hand experience. I had to call them everyday all day and demand my refund check and it seems if you annoy them enough they will just give it to you.! Its all about them taking your money....nothing else.

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Degree: Science, Technology and Society
Graduation Year: 2015
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I love the smaller classes. My advisor rocks. She is always there to help.great school

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N8 - 7 months ago

TO ALL WHO THINK VC HAS THE ANSWER!!!! I have just finished my associates of applied science degree in network engineering. I am a military student and I would have to say it has been a really rough road. Financial aid is horrible. They are no help at all the try any way possible to confuse you and over charge. Just found out that they have been charging me as if I was taking 12 credit hours when I was only taking 8 this has went on for 2 quarters. Then they are always submitting my tuition amount to the VA lesser then what it actually is (Which by the way is $4,897 for 12 credit hours). At first the quality of education was good then corporate started changing stuff and we lost some teachers. Now its just all money no education. Thank god for text books and labsims. I have never seen such a mindless place in my life how they get away with it I don't know. Like I said I am military and I now know I was recruited. They don't care about you only your money. The tuition has rose over $200 in the past 2 years $1000 in the past 5. The credits will not transfer their excuse" we are nationally accredited and regional colleges will not accept them." So I am now stuck doing my bachelors online because all but the Gen. Eds. are only online(Nice how they forgot to mention that.). I and many others have submitted complaints to the corporate office during quarterly reviews and nothing has happened. I urged any military student that is going to VC and having problems to submit your complaints to VA at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/feedback.asp (We make up 80% of the school.). If your not the BBB and the Department of EDU. Its time something is done.

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Degree: Engineering, Other
Graduation Year: 2015
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Stay away from this school. Just trying to help the next person in line here. I almost done with my associates in network engineering and I regret even going. They take all your monies and they do not in any way assist you. I will say this though, I have always had a really good advisor and she was nice and worked to help me any way possible but that was the only good thing about this school. As far as price, its too expensive and if you are to be getting a refund/stipend then think again. They do not give you anything and they give you the run around the entire time about your account. They owe me as a credit in the amount of 741.00 and I have not seen a dime of that money and probably never will. The student portal is a joke and some of your information is wrong and the leger card information is a joke as well. Nothing is shown for you to understand and thats their goal; to keep you confused the entire time while pocketing your monies.

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Kaitlyn - 9 months ago

Is it really that bad? I'm in high school and need to get into college that will accept me, despite my bad grades. I'm looking for culinary colleges but I certainly want something I can understand…Thank you for the warning. I'll try somewhere else.

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Shariqua - 16 days ago

DO NOT go to this school. I attended VC in Columbia, SC. I graduated October 2013, however it is now 2015 and I am enrolled into another college and I tried to request a transcript from VC to my new school and they tell me that I can't get one because I had a bad debt from 2012.... Even after them telling me that I should not have graduated or received my degree in 2013 since I had bad debt from the year before which clearly indicates that it was their fault. I never knew anything about this debt I owed until I tried to get my transcript this year, and not only that, now they have sent the debt that they say I owe to a collections agency and there is nothing they can do about it even though its their mistake, and that they should have had me to sign a debt forgiveness form which they never did. And now I'm stuck having to pay a college back thousands of dollars back (the school is already wayyyy over priced as it is) for a transcript that I can't even get now. And none of the financial aid people seemed to know anything about what was going on or even where the debt came from... This school obviously has no structure or no idea what they are doing. Please do not waste your time or money people.

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