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Looking for a flexible and affordable online education? American InterContinental University is an accredited university and offers over 45 bachelor's, master's and associate degrees. From business, information technology, healthcare management and criminal justice to media production and education, American InterContinental University enables their students to follow the career path they desire.
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I was checking out schools to add some skills or certificate to my new business. This school contacted me, and when I mean Contacted me. They harassed me calling every day! I was being rushed and pushed even though I had not completed my FAFSA. I told the woman I will not name out of respect. I was unsure of what I would like to take on.
Mind you I'm 40 years old and have attended 3 colleges before this only for certification programs. I would not advise anyone to go. She told me I would have to drive over 8 hours in order to graduate with my class. I was thinking that finding a school near me would make more sense. No matter how many times I told this woman she continued to get me to finish enrollment. Asked me to watch videos. And when I did not complete them she called again. STALKER I almost had in mind to report them. Very frustrating this was supposed to be exciting it just made me step back. I'm currently pursuing my options again 2 weeks later. Thank God I did not sign with them.
I went to this school in 2007 and 2008. I have $40,000 in student loans for AIU. When I went to get my masters degree this year I was told that none of my credits would transfer. So I now have to start all over again getting a bachelor's degree. I wasted $40,000. I don't know if they are accredited now but please check before attending this school!
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This is not a real school. This is a fake school. They're not even accredited. Whenever you have a problem about a certain class you communicate with the teacher but no teacher ever gets back to you at all. This school should be banned. This school mentioned they will transfer your credits to another school. In reality they won't have tried many times. My advice to anyone that's looking to enroll into the school is don't do it. You will regret it.
You will receive lots of calls in one day From different numbers. So when you first request information about a certain degree from the school they will sweet talk you just to get you enrolled. Trust me when I say this do not enroll into the school. Because you will get so annoyed receiving numerous calls from different numbers. Please take my advice and stay away from the school. And not to mention they also use a program called intellipath which is an online program you use if you're an online student. Which is not really learning. You can go back and change your answers. So I'm telling you from experience the school is fake and take my advice. Don't do it.
They called me somehow and got me connected to someone who sounded foreign (I know scam call centers are usually outsourced). They said they could get me free college if I lie to the person they connect me to on another line. I felt bad after I did and decided I didn't want to go that route but I ended up getting multiple calls from them and other scam callers every day ever since I talked to them. They probably sold my info to other scam centers.
I enrolled into this college on 7/19/2020. I didn't think to read reviews or do my due diligence until afterwards. My admissions rep advised me to start taking classes even though my financial aid was not approved or confirmed. I was hesitant. I wanted to start in August, but she was pushing for upcoming classes on 7/22. Even though I has already told her I wanted to start in August. So I moved forward anyway. Thank God there was a mix up with my financial aid, so I did not get it for this School anyway. On 7/21 I decided to do some research because things just didn't sit right with how rushed this process was. When I did, I saw that they already had very poor reviews from students. I immediately emailed the admissions rep asking to cancel my enrollment. She was nice and she did tell me that it was taken care of.
At 11:34 I receive a call from the admission advisor's supervisor stating that he was officially cancelling my enrollment, but that he wanted feedback to help solve the problem I may have had for future students. I proceeded to tell him my disapproval of the graduation rates, and the poor reviews from current and past students. He starts to over talk me, ask me do I know how graduation rates are calculated, I say no, he responds "I didn't think so". I ask why is he being sarcastic, he then gives me the definition of sarcasm, and states that he is just stating facts! All of this rudeness because I decided I did not want to attend this school. If this type of attitude and lack of empathy is coming from the boss, I can only imagine what comes from the professors. There was no reason for him to talk to me like I was uneducated and unaware of why I was making my own decision as a grown woman.
Future students, consider more than cheap financing when you are thinking about school. Take reviews seriously! These schools prey on people. They are nice until you make choices that do not further their agenda. If I could remember his name I would post it. If I could give 0 stars, I would. I am happy I dodged a bullet with this one. I wanted to attend this school for a BA in Business Administration. I found that other school with more reputable reputations offer is, so I decided to go that route. Shame on AIU for hiring complete rejects to bully and intimidate students into their programs! Disgusting.
So I never went here but I was looking at different colleges. So I did put my number down for information (I usually don't answer if I don't recognize the number) but I have recently been getting multiple phone calls a day within a 4 hour timeframe. When I looked up the number it was to this college. This place calls me at least 5 times a day, every single day, for the past week and half. They haven't even left a single voicemail. For me it is really unprofessional to keep spam calling people when they are clearly not interested.
The rating is zero stars but that is not an available option. When I first started my classes I was excited and also proud of myself for getting and keeping my GPA up. However when you try to transfer the credits that you gained you will be unable to do so because they are not accredited despite them reassuring me that they were doing the time that I attended classes. If you don't have plans of pursuing your MA after your BA then you may be ok landing a job with your degree but if you have plans of expanding your knowledge then find another school because you will spend more time and money on classes that you have taken when normally the credits would count towards your degree at another school. Save yourself the time, money, and headache by going somewhere else because their favorite answer is "I'm sorry it's nothing that we can do" even when the situation is totally their fault.
If I can give zero stars I would. If they can see this, this is my last option. I am not interested in enrolling anymore. All I requested from your site was information. But yet after 2 weeks you all keep spam calling me from different numbers. Can you please stop because I'm about to change my number if you don't.
I have been trying to call this school for the last 4 days because I need them to take the name off my student loans profile so I can start my classes at different school and then first transfer me around for ten minutes, them the man I spoke to tells me he and his boss have not idea what a cod is, that I need to contact the student education, not them. And then finally some lady knew what I was talking about but tells me there is absolutely nothing she can do that it takes weeks to be updated. Such bs! Don't lie to me like idk what I'm talking about. I will be sure to take this to higher management because this school is so unprofessional it's sickening. That's all they want is money. DO NOT GO HERE.
I have decided to calm down before I made a review so to omit any unfair words used against these people so here goes. Do not I repeat do not believe what you are told. My experience started off great. I was getting encouraged daily and getting my paperwork done in a timely manner. All of that good stuff. Now there was an issue that occurred with my high school diploma. I was being told to have it evaluated which would cost me at least 85 dollars. The problem with that was the fact that an evaluation is needed if you have foreign credits which I told them on more than one occasion I didn’t. The story switched to being outside of the US but the rebuttal was military people get stationed outside the US and go to American school and their credits are not foreign. So while I’m waiting on a email from
someone to explain to me how anything of what they said made sense I was withdrawn in the middle of a class.
Now that it is KNOWN they made a mistake they won’t re-enroll me until January which I deem as unfair. There is an investigation going to be opened and I will keep this review on going about the outcome but if you want to come here don’t get suckered into they are there to help because this situation has proven it not to be true.
American InterContinental University author review by ConsumerAffairs Research Team
American InterContinental University is a for-profit university with physical campuses in Atlanta, Georgia and Houston, Texas. It is a regionally accredited university with a robust offering of online education options. American InterContinental University was founded in 1970.
Online and physical campuses: American InterContinental University gives you the option of attending classes online or in physical classrooms. Campuses in Houston and Atlanta give you a classroom experience, and online courses give you the freedom to take classes that fit your own schedule.
Intellipath: Intellipath is AIU’s unique, personalized learning platform. With Intellipath, you can enter your academic goals and any credits you may have, and the program will map out a customized educational path fit your academic needs.
Military scholarship: For women and men serving in the armed forces, AIU offers 45 percent tuition reduction. AIU also offers military grants to help pay for school as well as benefits to spouses and families of students in the military.
Transfer credits: If you want to transfer to AIU, AIU will make sure you get the most out of transferrable credits. AIU accepts up to 75 percent of qualifying credits to help you save on tuition expenses.
Adaptable curriculum: AIU encourages students to find a schedule that works for them. Whether you want to go to school full- or part-time, AIU will help you find a personal schedule that fits into your life.
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