Branford Hall Career Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (79)
They only want your money from the day you walk in the door to sit down and speak to them about the program. They wont let you leave unless you sign up. They screw up your financial aid and I had to pay $650 out of pocket because of it and wont get my diploma or offical transcript until its paid in full! They lost a entire month of externship time sheets and claimed they were never faxed over when I had proof they were good thing I saved all of my time sheets so I did not have to redo 64 hours but they said I was missing 15 min and have to drive a half hour to my site to make up 15 min the drive a half hour home! the school bathrooms are disgusting! Some of the teachers are good and want to be there and teach and help you learn and then others are just worried about a pay check and dont care about teach you correctly or want to be in class. My ekg teacher did not teach us anything quit towards the end of our class before she got fired and they school would not let us retake the class and passed us all. They did have another teacher come into our medical admin class and 1-2x a week to give us a crash course on ekg. The staff changes so frequently and no one every knows what is going on. Some of the teachers basically give you the whole test in a review with all the question and answers before you take the test. They tell you that you will make all this money when you get a job and the truth is you dont. from day 1 this school has been nothing but problems. Dont attend !
You will have a giant loan to pay back with No help to get a job from this school. They change staff faster then you change your shoes; so there is no one to talk to. NEVER SIGN ANY PAPERS TO Graduate, (So glad I did not). I went everyday; never missed a day, finished with a 4.0; What a waste. I hope the Attorney General can help us get ratio on not only never getting what was paid for but also being victimized; I feel violated. Some one needs to ask: who owned the company or had a hand in the company that handled the books We paid over 700 hundred dollars for???
All you people complaining about the school are very ignorant, whether the fact the instructors were bad or not doesnt stop you from furthering your education, your just explaining how un-determined to want to learn and do something with your lives. As long as you read your text book you will know everything you need to know, also majority if not all of these complaints are of the MEDICAL feild of branford hall. Being an H-VAC/R student I cant say much about the medical aspect but the H-VAC/R side is excellent. The instructors are amazingly educated, one of them is a millionaire due to his H-VAC/R knowledge and can teach you entirely everything you need to know, the instructors for H-VAC/R act basically as if there your friends, they are patient and try to help you to ther fullest extent, as long as you are respectful and treat your instructors like human beings, just like any teacher from highschool all the way to harvard or yale, the teacher will go out of there way to help you. Now if you want to have a career and your serious about H-VAC/R join right away, but if you think that you can just attend this school and get everything handed to you, then your going to have a bad experience, the problem is many lazy people come to this school as an exscuse to change there life style, listen if your not going to help yourself, then dont come to this school, only come if your serious about your future and absorb everything you can ! Good luck with your decision :)
I agree w/ Cash Cow and ex-instructor. All this school is about is making money. I'm current in the Computer Networking Management classes here in Windsor CT. Our first instructor and only instructor for 2 mods has to be the worst teacher I've ever had.
I could have saved the $ and self taught myself and learned more. Basically that's what I've been doing. The school makes you sign a financial form stating that if after 30 days you leave the school you owe them the full tuition. You can't get into the school unless you sign that paper.
To me, that constitutes extortion. The garbage equipment we've been using is so outdated and doesn't work.
The instructor asked us how how can teach us and in his next breath keeps reminding us of his experience. Sorry B/S. If he doesn't know he shouldn't be in this position. No, I would not recommend this school. It garbage.
I realized I had made mistake in joining Brandford before I was there less than a month. When they wanted to get my money or to join they promised me a job or to help find me a job. They also guarnteed that they would help place me. Well once I was already registered it was a different story. They said that they had never promised that nor could they promise that but they did.
I went to the financial aide office and told them I wanted to withdraw and that I wanted them to contact the Loan Office to tell them that I had withdrawn to make sure I would not be responsible to repay for a loan I had never used, especially since I had been there less than a month more like 3 weeks. They said that everything was set I would not have to pay anything. I called the office myself to make sure. Well low and behold when I got my income tax refund the following year, they had garnished my refund because they said I owed the school and the loan office the total amount of the loan even though I had withdrawn so early.
If you are considering joining this institute please don't. Its a total rip off.
They suck you in with the ad's on the radio and TV. They call your house when they find out you lost your job. In the end you go to that school and find out its one of the worse school's you will ever attend. Word of mouth will be too late after you are already sucked into going and paying a high tuition. Don't do it!!!!...I'm so sorry I ever decided to go to that school for Health Claims/Coding.
Most of the teacher don't give a damn about your education and have the teaching skills of a 9th grader. There are always fights in that school because they don't screen their applicants beforehand. They have no respect for the students there at all. I have never been more discusted by a school in my life and can't wait to be done with it.
Research before you throw your career away on Springfield, MA People. Bad School. Just wished I had someone tell me first hand instead of listening to the ad's/calls.
I think the school was great!! The teachers were reviewed daily by guess who???? us! the students so if they were crappy teachers they no longer had jobs. I did medical assistant waiting to get into and RN class at suffolk. well it worked out better then i expected I got hired at a hospital near me and they are now training me to become an RN. Best thing i ever did!!!
oohhh by the way for they one below me complaining she couldnt get a job maybe you should learn how to spell your career field correctly... just a thought.
I managed to complete the program of medical billing and codeing. You get one 6 week class on Codeing, taught by an instructor who was not certified, and struggled with codeing herself. After completeion, not once did anyone from the school bother to contact me to see how I was doing in my job search.
It's been 3 months now and I haven't as so much to land an interview. Attendin Branford Hall has turned out to be one of life's biggest regrets. They promise you the world to get you to sign up. You have to pay 90.00 to sit for the certification inwhich for the most part codeing questions, which you will be unable to pass based on this curriculum. This should be illegal.