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I would like to start out by saying that this school start out like they care. My students Advisor was the rudest most arrogant person Ive ever dealt with concerning school. I asked for someone to call me back because I would to talk to someone in regards to him being rude to me. I have still not received a call back. Mind you they called a million times when it was time to start.
Worst school (online)I've ever attended they do not work with their students if you have a family emergency or family death might as well say goodbye they will NOT work with you at all they will tell you to apply fit an appeal but after talking to several other students that attended they always deny the appeal letter. Oh and once they deny you that is permanent there is no getting back in don't waste your time on this school I've also heard from former students that they have not been able to find jobs.
I have been going to AIU since 2015, I came in with a 3.8 GPA and left with a 1.7 GPA. Once the professors found out I was a veteran I felt I was graded differently. My math professor told me that I went into the military because I went to a public school and I lack the education to go to college. Now that I left AIU stuck me with a 2k bill and will not release my transcripts. If you are a veteran stay away from AIU.
This school is a joke. I was having issues and they just kept begging me to stay even though it wasn't possible to finish my classes with my day to day schedule. I was told my tuition was being covered by my grants, only to find out i missed too many days with work and with my daughter being on life support (NO THEY DO NOT CARE NOR DO THEY HAVE A WAIVER FOR THESE ISSUES). After they withdrew me i was still charged for classes I never even started after specifically being told i wouldnt be charged. They are just in it for the money and care about absolutely no one.
I only took a few courses online at this school...after talking to many students that have graduated from this school. Majority of them couldn't find a job after graduating and the interviewers said they've never heard about this school. So I decided to drop out, couple years later, looked at my student loans and it said I owed $16k!!! Tried making payments but I was only paying enough for the interest...by this rate I'll be paying for this for the rest of my life!!
The teachers and financial aid hate veterans. I have been trying to get FA for a year now, I send in the paper work it takes FA weeks to look at it and then they nit pick it and reject it. I have called them and been laughed at. The teachers grade veterans differently I had an A in one class and got one F on a paper and I went from an A to D. I got an F just because I did not go in depth enough when I responded to a post. this is just a few of things AIU has done. I would tell veterans DO NOT WASTE YOU GI BILL HERE.
I lost a great instructor because the instructor was being harassed about training. It is difficult to navigate through the programs. The audio does not work and the video has difficulty playing. I do not blame the instructor; she often reported these problems. But she only received criticism and no assistance from her department.
This school was horrendous. Both me and my wife attended. They told me that it was a degree for 3D design and my wife for photography. We both ended up in the same degree program. I was told it was an intensive program but the classes were small so they could have more focus on the students. I was excited about this. I didn't want to get lost in a class room and I didn't want the material to be boring cause I would lose interest. My first quarter here I had a teacher from the Caribbean who taught an introductory computer class. No one could understand her. She would say tuba instead of toolbar. When people would be confused and ask her where the tuba was she would get frustrated very quickly replying you don't know where the tuba is its one the bottom. The other students could never find a tuba and then when they asked if she meant toolbar she would flip and raise her voice saying that she spoke the queens English and she was saying it the right way. After 2 classes here i went down to administration and asked them if they were serious about putting me in a class on how to open up programs in windows when they were going to have me work on a apple, i started learning on a commodore 64 and could use DOS and the teacher couldn't even convey her message properly. After showing them what i knew they ended up giving me credit for the class. Unfortunately this wasn't my last bad experience with teachers. Any good teacher i had ended up leaving for "better" schools saying that this one is a joke. Leaving all the mediocre and poor teachers repeated in classes. I often times ended up learning the same material and doing the same projects in multiple art classes and was extremely bored with the curriculum. I asked them when i was going to be working on 3D programs and they said those classes would be taken in what would be equivalent to my senior year. When I got there they said they weren't offering those classes. After hearing this I was absolutely livid and dropped out. Later I went to an orientation for full sail university, loved it, sat down with some people there, found out that out of all the time money and energy I had spent at the previous school only 2 of my classes would transfer and since i was already over 3/4 through the last degree that I wouldn't be able to go due to too much overall debt. I then got a job at Walmart worked my butt off to get caught up on the loans and when i finally did figured that at least getting a degree would open up a lot of doors so i should go back and at least finish. After two more quarters there i ended up taking a class in business management and the teacher explained to me that I wouldn't be able to do anything with the degree other than open my own business and that's why her class was so important. I never wanted to open my own business or do any of the work the material covered much less the degree wouldn't even open doors?
Horrible explanation of the student loans. They give you way more than what you need. Also, I was guided to this degree which is useless to me. It didn't help me towards law. They don't help you find a job. The ones they offer are at poverty level. Crazy.
If you like easy and don't care much for learning this is the place. Books are not covered by tuition for all of the money you spend unless you like e-books which are horrible for learning. AIU expects people to sit in front of the computer all day long to learn from e-books and Google because instructors only give you one hour a week and mostly cover irrelevant topics in my opinion. Customer service is non existent you can never reach your student advisor and you go through an annoying automated system to reach someone who hopefully understands why you are calling. Online courses sound like a great idea and they really are not half bad but AIU does not seem to handle their program properly like they just want to make money and herd people through.