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I honestly don't know where to begin... When I read reviews especially those that are positive, I tend to think that someone from the school is writing them. I guess that's my cynical nature... I will provide my email address to those who wish to see if I am indeed a former student and NOT an employee of the school.... ... I'll start here... I have notice that there are mostly negative reviews for Remington... Prior to me enrolling, I had heard nothing but negative things about Remington by more from their Allied Health side of things...and mainly at their campuses... I will not discount those who had a negative experience, because that's what it was for them. But here is my experience at Remington, the good, the bad, and the conclusion...
The good part: for me the good part is a very good story... I had gained a Bachelors degree from a school that ended up closing, and I could no longer get an official transcript from them and every major university i approached with that issue wanted me to start over from scratch as a freshmen. Remington understood my situation, and gave me credit for 64 credit hours and let me enroll in their Bachelors degree completion program. The Bachelors of Science in Organizational Management. Most of the classes were challenging and some where not. I ended up with a D in my Analytical Tools course, and I got a C in my Negotiation course... but out side of that, I had B's and A's for the remainder of my courses. 90% of the instructors were really good, I had one who was extremely hard. I never had an issue where instructors did not respond to me either the same day and latest within 24hours. They were prompt. (oh this degree was done online). I think I fell in love with Kathleen Bodine she was awesome and very creative in working out any issues that I had during the 16 month long program. I have very little bad to say regarding the staff....
Now, the bad.... Remington is not Regionally Accredited, which is a big deal when talking about moving on to get your Masters degree ( I will talk about this part later...there is some good news). However for me, I didn't care about the Regional Accreditation, I needed a Bachelors degree where I could get a transcript to prove that I have an education. Remington does have a national Accreditation which is recognized by the US Department of Education. This is the biggest draw back to Remington and they don't have an internship placement program for their Bachelor level programs... That would be something, I think would really put some serious teeth into their Bachelor program.......
Now, for the person or people who think that Remington's credits are accepted by anyone, that one is a lie.... I was accepted into the Masters program at Northeastern University -College of Professional Studies. Northeastern University is Ranked #54 in the country of all Colleges and Universities, that means its in the top 3% of all Universities in the United States... I completed my Masters there, and I am now enrolled in their Doctoral program. Northeastern University, (College of Professional Studies) was more than accepting of my degree from Remington... So, don't think that there are not major universities out here who will not accept them because Northeastern University is as major as it gets... Now it depends what you want out of your degree... If you think a degree is going to guarantee a job, that's not what degrees do. Bachelors degrees allow you to compete for the job. Despite having a Bachelors or Masters, you still have to have the, skill-set, proper experience, and be the right fit for the job in order to get it...The bachelors degree simply states your have the formal professional training and now you have to sell yourself in order to get the practical experience.... I am someone who current do hiring for my department. I have 6 supervisors and 22 direct support staff under me...... So this is the whole truth from a former student of Remington College. If you have more questions, feel free to email me... my name is TJ. firstname.lastname@example.org
This school is a ripoff, they charged me 30,000$ for the degree in which I still don't have a job or career in. They won't give me my transcripts or diploma because they say my loan isn't paid in full...6 years later I'm still paying on it and it's affecting my credit, I would not recommend anyone to this school..I went for 18 months and no other school will accept my credits, so basically I went to school for nothing!! Please be aware of this school, they are out to get u!!
Never was told I would not Get my diploma after graduation Until loan is paid off that Was just sneaky and low down I felt like why would they be So disrespectful they should Be a shame.
I went to Remington in lafayette la. It was the very unprofessional! Teacher complained on a daily basis about how she did not want to be there. I also was told I failed a course before I even took a final. Witch I knew there was no way possible. The teacher told me I could check her grades? Turned out she was wrong... I feel bad for people that attended this school. If teachers are incapable of doing there jobs they should not be there. Teacher also could not control the class....
They ruin lives here. Take heed to all the warnings on this page. Remington charges more than an actual university! Stay away from schools like this, Itt, everest, they are all waste of time. If you want to get an education, go to a community college. If you aren't a college person go to a technical school, like Brewster or Erwin Tech. These options that i just gave you will land you jobs, not these fly by night schools that have accreditation that dosent hold water.
I graduated the MA program in 2006 with a zero balance for my tuition. Now 7 years later I go to the campus to get my original transcript and they said I owe them money. Now I have obtained my original transcript before in 2008 with no issues. Why didnt I hqve issues, because I dont owe them money. Now today, out of the blue I owe tgem $300 and cant get my transcript until i pay it. They gave me a number to call the campus in Littlre Rock because tge person there handles the financial issues. A guy called me this morning and was very rude. He says he talked to me in 2006 (really?) and i agreed to pay the money. He also said if i didnt speak to him nicely he wouldnt send me anything showing i owe the money. I asked him again when did he speak to me about this and he says I have answered that already. He continued to call me lady and telling me to shut up because he was talking. So whrn I decided to speak he told me he was ending the call and hung up. This man is very unprodfesional and I am going to see how to file a complaint against them. I do not owe them money and its horrible how they can all of a sudden say you do and if you don't have receipts from 7 years ago then you in trouble.
It was great! I like the school, the people and the studies. It was a great fit for me because it was so very flexible.
Yes. I really have a interest in computers and how they work in various environments.
I would say definitely go and learn ll that you can. You will need it later in your life.
I started the Medical Billing and Coding in February 2013. I spent around 3 days touring the school and speaking with financial aid as well as admissions. They all seemed to be friendly and gave me all the information I was asking for at that time. Little did I know that the information provide was completely incorrect. They sat with an employee who they stated was a Financial Aid Rep who would help me with my admissions paperwork and aid forms. I provided this man all mine and my daughter’s personal/financial information. I was told I would receive 2 different checks for the remaining balance of my aid money, after a few weeks into the program, and one a few weeks before graduating. I let them know that this aid money was crucial to myself starting the program because it would be used to pay the babysitter while I was gone (you are more than able to use the grant money for child care under the rules). I also let them know I would no longer be working, and only attending school for the 9 months. They went as far as helping me FIND a babysitter and providing me numbers. They then let me know starting in June I could file another FAFSA form for the 2012-2014 year because I would still have 5 months of school left, and it would be money sent that I would continue to use instead of the full $9995 loan I took out. After 3 months in the programs I was the front desk about the FAFSA check I was supposed to receive and the continued to tell me to come back. Running low on money I kept asking for about 2 weeks only to find out I would not receive this check until AFTER I graduated. Why the heck would I need a check after I graduate? I was highly disappointed and very unhappy information that was incorrectly given to me considering I let them know in the office without this money I wouldn’t be able to attend. I had QUIT my job to come to school only to now struggle throughout my classes not knowing if I can find a sitter or not. Stressful! They then informed me the person THEY sat me with was NOT a financial aid rep at all! The only thing I was told was “were sorry, we know that we gave you the wrong information” and that it was an “ethical” issue that nobody had the power to fix. So they admitted to giving me incorrect information but won’t fix it. I let them know I needed the money and I wasn’t sure if I could continue or not because of my 5 month old daughter that didn’t have a sitter. They told me to let them know asap about dropping so they could calculate how much money they have used for my loan so I could pay it back, and they could get a balance that I would end up OWING the school. What a SCAM! They lie to me continuously to get me through the door, then tell me I would end up owing THEM money?? Can you believe I sat in a class that taught me about ethics, professionalism and KNOWING your job when they couldn’t even do it? Ridiculous! The 1st month of class work was read straight from power point and some book work. There currently haven’t been any hands on examples that were promised from the tour given. The 2nd and 4th month was way better. I had an instructor name Dr. Bell that was very informative, and gave us every example that we would ever need for us to understand. The 4rd month attending the class was even prepared and didn’t have our book (that had already been paid for) until the 2nd week. We then had a weeks’ worth of homework and studying to make up for the next 2 days of class. I didn’t think it was going to happen again until the 5th month, in which I came to class only to find out there were not any books available once again. These books for this month have already been paid for as well!! How can you accurately do any homework or study for WEEKLY tests if you don’t have a book?? I’m currently still attending however I wish I was at another school. I checked many other schools that were happy to explain the correct information and accept me but only 2 of the 4 credits would transfer. I obviously don’t have money to pay again for those other 2 classes so I’m still at Remington. If you choose to come here please read the SMALL print carefully. Seems like they do anything and everything to get you in here, and then could care less what happens when they get your money.
This school is very very poor! I just finished my training at this school a few months ago & still NO JOB! Due to - the interviews I have gone on, they do not accept Remington School applicants! The teachers I had, do not really teach us anything much at all. They say that the teachers are available for tutoring, but why bother getting any tutoring when they don't even give us lecture during class!!!! I was best off studying the book myself. The turnover rate of teachers are ridiculous! There was no teacher for two programs (not mine), but two programs had no teachers to teach!!! The students sat in our class until they finally hired someone. And, I'd like to add as well, this school is very Filthy! Very Dirty!!!! Please think twice before attending this school. I don't want to see anyone else waste time and so much money!
I received my AAS and BAS from Remington in 2000 & 2003. I have yet to secure a job in my field. I've been told by most companies that they don't accept Remington students because of there accredidations or lack there of. Remington rarely hire there own students and they say you must have a degree from an accredited to colleg (go figure). I was lied to back in 1999 and was told my credits would transfer to a 4 year collge so but of they didn't so I decided to go back to get BAS from them in hopes I could still land a job.
Needless to say, another slap in my face so I had to attend University of Phoenix to get master's in order for any company to look at my resume. I would not recommend this school to anyone. I was offered a job at ITT tech (only because of my master's)and i had to turn the job down because I found out there accredidation isn't any better than Remington and i couldn't stomach putting somebody else in the same situation I was in. WARNING!!!!