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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!!!!
I am currently a student at the Nashville campus in the dental assisting program and I love this school. The teachers are very professional. The only unprofessional people I have seen are the students who think they run the place and rules don't matter. The staff are very experienced and have lots of knowledge and stories to share. Within my second week of attending I was already in the lab learning things like impressions and x rays.
Once graduated the school provides three of the four expanded functions classes and are very well connected to dentists around the area. When signing up, the school has you watch a video that specifically tells you that this a career college and credits do not transfer. They do NOT lie to you. Everything is explained to you when you sign up and it is your fault if you do not pay attention and listen.
Don't go to this school you would be better off schooling yourself. I went in 05-07 in the Criminal Justice Program Memphis Campus. Upon my graduation they told me I could not because of loans that had to be paid off from their school.
When I asked why was I not informed until 2 years later they had no answer. When I talked to the Dean she said It had to be paid but also informed me it was their mistake but I still couldnt get my AAS degree. So i basically went to school for nothing for 2 whole years..
This is a school that will leave you feeling completely empty. It will make you wonder how they are allowed to charge so much for you to get so little. I find it sad that I went through this entire program wanting to learn as much as possible but yet I still do not feel ready for the job market.
The instructors are good, well some of them anyways. It is true that they do have a high turn over rate. The students prior to my class pretty much ruined the job market and any credibility we had as serious billers or coders. Basically, no matter if you are a good student or not, if you attend this school, employers don't want you. Period.
I went to this school looking for a bit of a step up in the employment area. I should have done my homework, for real. I graduated AND got state certified, I have yet to get a relevent job lead from them. Student career placement is a joke, I graduted as a Medical assistant, but they send me jobs leads for STNA, HHA and other jobs I had no concideration for. None of my fellow students have jobs in what we studied for. THIS SCHOOL IS A RIP OFF! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY!
If I had known I could have just bought the books to study for the pharmacy technician certification on my own I would have not wasted over 13 grand at this ghetto school. It is not worth the money at all. Even after I graduated, they were still claiming I was a student there to get my pell money from the state of tennessee, then when I tried to enroll in a real school, I had to wait for the next academic year to start, because all of my available funds for that year were used up.
The Memphis Campus is a joke. I wish I would not have wasted my time and money on something I could have done on my own!!
I attend Remington Colleges Fort Worth campus and i finds that it is a great experience my only complaint will be some of the teachers study habits the are a little unorganized other than that its a good school in my view..But i have One question does Remington send out refund checks like other colleges ???someone please tell me
Remington has some good and bad spots. Sometimes as a person you have to know what you want. I sometimes knew what classes meant more to me than others. I knew in my mind what I could get away with. And as a person starts to get older they can also recognize that in other people. Some Instructors are very versed, others may be looking for something that is totally irrelevant. Although I may not get back to school at those costs there's some good people there. I developed Schizophrenia at age 22. I was completely exhausted when I graduated Remington College. I can tell you, your going to get a benefit from it as long as you sit through it.