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Stratford Career Institute
The College Network

Stratford Career Institute and The College Network Overview

Total reviews 310 194
Company responses 0 0
Issues resolved 1 0

Stratford Career Institute and The College Network Consumer Ratings

Rank
97 out of 874 in Education category
93 out of 553 in Universities, Colleges and Schools category
Product or Service Quality
90 in category
69 in category
Price Affordability
91 in category
77 in category
Customer service
90 in category
67 in category
Value for money
93 in category
77 in category

Stratford Career Institute and The College Network Rating Details

Product or Service Quality
2.4 (76 reviews)
1.1 (40 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

...I really liked the option of paying monthly, but that isn't going to be enough for me to return and have to deal with their shotty customer service..

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I am almost done paying off for a service I not only never used I didn't want it. April 2015, I called and requested a refund for all the exams tests fee because I am entiled to at least that since I PAID FOR THE EXAMS FEES AHEAD OF TIME WITH THAT TUITION. I was told that I would get that (again...

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Price Affordability
2.7 (68 reviews)
1.1 (31 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

wo modules. It went down hill from there. I can not get any responses from anyone.

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...did not accept TCN stuff anymore she then told me about TCN scam and how she talks to atleast a couple people in the same situation everyday she told me the price that i could have paid had i just used Excelsior directly and i would get Financial aid! I didnt want to believe it so i called TCN and talked to several different people and got vague run around in circles answers. I stopped the payments and now here it is 2 years later and i literally get phone calls every three months or so from some company saying they are representing TCN and that TCN is currently moving my account to prelegal status where they will seek legal actions and the right to enforce that by any means necessary should i not pay and what are my intentions. The last time they called which was today the guy told me that the SCHOOL was...

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Customer service
2.3 (68 reviews)
1.2 (38 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

Customer service is rude and they don't always record conversations you have with them. They wont refund you either if you want to get off automatic payments and will say they don't have it on record. its not my fault if your employer don't turn on voice recorder...

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Have sent many e mails with no response, customer service verifys the refund is due and then just refers you to the accounting dept and they do not respond and their voicemail refers you to their e mail. I know of a few more military members here in the same boat. It is sad to think they are taking...

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Value for money
2.2 (51 reviews)
1 (27 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

...I wasted almost 2 years of my life and money on this fraud bs. Id like a full refund but Im betting thatll never happen because the whole program is a scam..

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I see that this organization has and is going thru lots of lawsuits!!!!! I want to know what I do to get my money back as well!!!!! Why are they allowing them to keep advertising to people about education when the obviously are not forth coming with correct and honest info about there programs!!!!...

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Stratford Career Institute and The College Network Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Amount of course choices
  • Thoroughness of courses
  • Interesting and up to date reading materials
  • Staff knows how to sell their product
  • Good hype reps
Cons
  • False informing
  • Being scamed and non credited
  • Program is a scam
  • Unable to complete
  • Buyers remorse
  • How difficult it is to get a refund

Stratford Career Institute and The College Network Most Positive Reviews

Top rated reviews
5

I received my high school diploma form tyem and it got me a local city government jod. I am very pleased. I also...

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5

Can't log. In to my student login

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Stratford Career Institute and The College Network Most Critical Reviews

Lowest rated reviews
1

I signed up for the Relaxation Therapist course and much to my dismay, realized the ENTIRE course is all just ONE book c...

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1

I was a student at The College Network (TCN) and I feel that I was misled to sign up for their program by one of their...

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1

I went through sci for there high school diploma only to find out its no good very unhappy!

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1

In 2010 I too was mislead by TCN salesperson, related to time and classes it would take for my RN, told they worked...

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Stratford Career Institute and The College Network Latest Reviews

Recent published reviews
1.2

wo modules. It went down hill from there. I can not get any responses from anyone.

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I was in your program years ago but didn't finish cuz I was in an accident. I paid it off I owe nothing can I start the...

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3

Paid with credit card..bought sweatshirt hasn't arrived.

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In 2007, I started classes after having someone come to my home and talk about the nursing program. After my first...

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Stratford Career Institute and The College Network Products and Services

Most reviewed product and services
  • Stratford Career Institute Course (54 reviews)
  • Stratford Career Institute Program (51 reviews)
  • Stratford Career Institute Customer Care (11 reviews)
  • The College Network Program (73 reviews)
  • The College Network Classes (8 reviews)
  • The College Network Customer Care (6 reviews)