Anonymous
map-marker Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Terrible Staff

stars-rating-full stars-rating-full stars-rating-full stars-rating-full stars-rating-full
This college starts out with a good idea - give high school students a way to get an early start in college. However, it is not done well. The admissions staff are NOT nice or polite. The woman I dealt with, Karen Advokaat, was incredibly rude and condescending. Where do you hire these people from? Are you looking to insult intelligent young people before they even begin college? So much laziness too. What do you need to be a college admissions advisor? Basic manners? Actual customer service skills? Politeness?? Or is that too much to ask?
View full review
Pros:
  • Location
  • Idea
Cons:
  • Not as advertised
  • Very rude staff
  • Customer service
Reason of review:
Poor customer service
Anonymous
map-marker Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Good Concept, Bad Execution, Horrible Staff

stars-rating-full stars-rating-full stars-rating-full stars-rating-full stars-rating-full
This college advertises that it is for young high school students who are motivated and eager to begin college early. It is a good concept if it was applied right. The Berkshire hills offer a great location as well. However, the college is lacking, overpriced and not accelerated at all! It was a huge disappointment. They were more interested in getting your money than teaching you. I quickly transferred out to a REAL college, but I was disturbed by how they run things. The staff in particular at the admissions office were awful. They were condescending and rude, and also not intelligent enough!!! You want to go to an accelerated school and you have to deal with rude *** There was one woman in particular from Canada who just argued with everyone. A young woman was in tears because they would not let her take her class as her funding had not fully cleared. She was only 16 and had traveled a long way. I felt really bad to see that. They were heartless, incompetent and really should be thrown in a jail cell! This is just profiteering, not education. Yet another scam in the Berkshires!
View full review
Cons:
  • Lack of intelligence
  • Customer service
  • Cruelty to other students
Reason of review:
Not as described/ advertised

Universities, Colleges and Schools Expert Talks

Student Loans Explained: How Do Student loans Work? | How to Pay Off Your Debt?

Jul 23, 2021

How to apply for a student loan? Betsy Mayotte, a President of TISLA, gives expert advice on private and federal student loans, interest rates, forgiveness program, how a student loan impacts taxes. In this video, you'll uncover expert answer to a student loan complaint and success story of a student who paid $130K in student loan debt.

Read full article
Betsy Mayotte
Betsy Mayotte

Betsy Mayotte is the president and founder of the nonprofit called The Institute of Student Loan Advisors (TISLA). Her organization ensures that all consumers have access to free expert, neutral student loan advice and dispute resolution.

Why Trust Reviews on PissedConsumer?

  • Professional auto and live moderation
  • 100% user-generated content
  • Equal opportunity and protection
  • Zero tolerance for fake reviews
  • Verified content
  • PissedConsumer is on the Inc. 5000 list

For more information read Blog article