American National University Reviews
Started the degree program in 2015 only to find out that they changed the program in my last semester, meaning I had to take extra classes. For the CPT coding ! and 2 classes, the instructor didn't even teach us any of the coding concepts. She literally just assigned the work. After several complaints, finally in CPT 2, the regular coding teacher had to go back and teach the basics and rush the advanced portions. Then for the required externship, I was told that this was planned in advance, well of course it wasn't and they waited until last minute. So, I got stuck working at the CFI building for LGH. Biggest wast of time ever. Instead of getting a full week of coding, I got stuck indexing charge sheets the entire. And after all of this, they had the nerve to try and pressure me into taking the RHIT examination. This was an exam that I knew I wasn't prepared for, and so, I didn't take it. Then career services, which was guaranteed to help us find a job after graduation, made me a half resume and I haven't heard from them since. Same for the HIM program director who was pretty good to me throughout my time there. As soon as she found I didn't take that exam, she dropped me like a hot potato. Do not attend this school. All they want is your money. It is fraud to the highest degree. You have been warned!!!
I feel that my degree was a joke. The University did not prepare me for my career. My professional clinical hours were bounced from site to site and I had very few required cases. There was only one instructor Mr. D. that taught me anything and kept me going to finish my degree. I would not pay a dime to go to this school. I kept going only because I had my GI bill. And when the school started closing campuses and losing students. They started issuing refunds. You can find a cheaper and better education anywhere else.
What a terrible choice to attend this institution. With the ways things have been going around campus, I wouldn't even classify ANU as a college or university. It's understaffed and those who are there don't have a clue on anything. Speaking of clueless staff, some of the instructors don't have a clue on the courses they teach. The students that remain there don't want to be there. Most of them were there for the financial aid checks. Once they stopped that, the students bailed. Their online classes may be convenient, but they are no different from the classes held on campus. This was an unsatisfying experience and investment.
I wish I could give this school 0 stars. Credits don't transfer to schools that are Regionally accredited. Don't attend a school that's Nationally accredited, such as ANU. It's a waste of your time and money. The Surg tech instructor is VERY unprofessional. She called and harasseed me several times. I was already planning to drop out because of the terrible accreditation, but the last time she called and harraessed me was the deciding factor. When there are only 3 people in a class and all A&P classes are taught on a video conference instead of in a lab, there's a red flag raised. They discontinued the surg tech program, which is a blessing for all potential future students. The instructor can no longer harass another student. And out of 3 of the students that were enrolled in this joke of a program, only 1 is left. Two students dropped out to pursue more reputable education.
DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL!! I went to this schools for Paralegal and can not find a job at all. This schools says they will help career placement after graduation but they do not. I did not get enough time with my externship because all I keep hearing is you do not have enough experience. They do not offer away to help me get the experience that I need to find a job. They do not tell you the truth about the job market of that particular field of study. There is no one really hiring Paralegals or no medical benefits offered.The class time was just games and no real learning I am not prepare enough for my career. I had to pay money to the school and I did not have the money to pay them. But they failed to tell me it was a loan and they report it to the credit union. Not only did I not find a job my credit is messed up. This school is a waste of my money and now I have a worthless degree.
The instructors seemed nice but they all lacked one important thing. Knowledge. It seemed like they hired people off the street to teach the classes. In one of my classes, we spent the entire term studying for a certification and then took the exam. Not one of us passed it. The instructor made us study the wrong material. Also, its very expensive. I owe 36k for a mere associate degree and guess what? I borrowed the minimum amount! So why was it so expensive? Well the financial services couldn't give me a clear understandable answer. The career advisors are a waste of space there. They look up jobs online all day then send you "leads". Things you can do yourself. And by the way, the so-called leads are usually, 1. Too far away 2.they need someone with more knowledge/experience or with more certs or bachelor's. 3.doesn't pay enough for example, the last job they emailed me about was 45 miles away and I needed 5 plus years of previous experience. Really? Don't waste your money and time like I did. Don't go to ANU.
I went to the school in Harrisonburg, VA. I really enjoyed the school and the staff, but I still have not found a job in the field that I studied and it has almost been a year since I graduated. I am starting to think it was a waste of time because its not what you know its who you know.