TOTAL WASTE OF TIME, MONEY

Quality of teaching below expectations, courses overpriced, school personnel rude and dishonest, course materials below acceptable and overpriced, school premises far below those expected from other schools, class schedule undefined at a moment's notice, recruiting students under false pretenses, office made into classrooms lacking real classroom equipment, no printing allowed. Community college is cheaper with real professors and building structure regulated by the state with all the services needed by students. Enter at least 100 words You will not be able to edit your review. However, we allow adding on to it. Just create an account during the submission process.
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#469180 Review #469180 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Los Angeles, California
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ABCO Technology frauds, theives & liers

They over charge you on everything; books that cost $20 bucks on amazon, they charge over $200 for. The supplies that they charge you over a grand for are pirated (burned from their server). And you, the student, have to pay $$$$ for it. Materials that cost them less than a hundred dollars, you pay $800 for. And it gets better! Classes are constantly canceled, sometimes within a couple hours from when it's suppose to start. The "Instructors" always seem to be sick every other weekend, or have a family emergency. Better still, they're not even certified by the vendors to teach the material that they overcharge you for! You pay for everything up front, however, you don't get your books, supplies or materials until the day of the class, and most times, a couple weeks after its already started! The equipment is NOT "State of the art," like they promise, they use old computers that are not able to handle the pirated software they have installed on all the computers. Out of the 8 computers per classroom, only 5 work. And because the hard drive space is so limited, when you save your work on the hard drive or the desk top, other students from other classes can access your files, edit them, or delete them; and you then have to start all over again. There's more! When you get fed up and ask for a refund, they take 30 business days, which is really 2 months, for them to give you a break down of what you paid and what you owe. THAT'S RIGHT. WHAT YOU OWE! And if god forbid, they admit to owing you money, you don't get it right away like they did when you initially paid, you get it in $500 checks that are: 1) Always late 2) And you have a 50% chance it will bounce 3) You have to call them to remind them they need to pay you 4) You'll get a post-dated check that has to be cashed a week after the date written on the check. 5) When you call the school, either Ambreen or Fathima will tell you that the "refund is processed through the accounting dept and I have to wait till they give me an update." ABCO Technology doesn't have an accounting department! That's some BS they tell you so that you don't blame the incompetence on them. PLEASE, PLEASE, don't waste your MONEY, and most importantly, you're TIME on a scam school that will only take YOUR MONEY!!! If you've been unfortunate enough to attend this school and have similar issues, write a report on ripoffreport and spread the word so that no more students go through what we have just to get a better education! Contact schwartzstudios dot com
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#193107

I am thinking about enrolling at the Culver City ABCO Technology for IT training. I am a US veteran under chapter 31,i.e., Uncle Sam is footing the bill.

Being responsible for this funding, I would appreciate others stepping up to the plate about their ABCO experience.

Thank you.

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#181961 Review #181961 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Burbank, California
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$10000

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