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The College Network
Stratford Career Institute

The College Network and Stratford Career Institute Overview

Total reviews
194
305
Company responses
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Issues resolved
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The College Network and Stratford Career Institute Consumer Ratings

Rank
88 out of 512 in Universities, Colleges and Schools category
102 out of 867 in Education category
Product or Service Quality
69 in category
88 in category
Customer service
65 in category
89 in category
Price Affordability
75 in category
92 in category
Value for money
76 in category
90 in category

The College Network and Stratford Career Institute Rating Details

Product or Service Quality
1.1 (40 reviews)
2.4 (72 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

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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...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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Customer service
1.2 (38 reviews)
2.4 (65 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

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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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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Price Affordability
1.1 (31 reviews)
2.7 (65 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

...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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I give Stratford Career Institute a 5 star rating. I graduated in 2002. I'm proud of my Psychology/Social Work Diploma. I always wanted education past High School, and it happened. I eventually want additional training from Stratford Career Institute.

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Value for money
1 (27 reviews)
2.3 (48 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

...The College Network has my money. I'm out $8000..

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I eventually returned all of their books and refused to pay anymore money. I had to cancel my credit card to get the payments to stop. My last conversation with them was the beginning of July when I was assured that the nightmare was over yet yesterday August 12, I received a letter from a...

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The College Network and Stratford Career Institute Pros and Cons

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

The College Network and Stratford Career Institute Most Positive Reviews

Top rated reviews
No votes
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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The College Network and Stratford Career Institute Most Critical Reviews

Lowest rated reviews
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 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

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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1

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

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The College Network and Stratford Career Institute Latest Reviews

Recent published reviews
No votes

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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5

I give Stratford Career Institute a 5 star rating. I graduated in 2002. I'm proud of my Psychology/Social Work Diploma....

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1

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...

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The College Network and Stratford Career Institute Products and Services

Most reviewed product and services
  • The College Network Program (72 reviews)
  • The College Network Classes (8 reviews)
  • The College Network Customer Care (6 reviews)
  • Stratford Career Institute Course (54 reviews)
  • Stratford Career Institute Program (51 reviews)
  • Stratford Career Institute Customer Care (10 reviews)