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US Career Institute - Success Promise Program Review

I couldn't agree with you more...cos they did the same thing to me. I was kicked out of the success promise program for no just cause. Its all a scam! The reason I signed up for the program in the first place was because of the success promise program that makes you believe you will get your money back if they fail to find you a job. But then halfway into the program, I realized its all false advertisement to lure people to enroll, these guys have no intentions of giving you back your money, no way! I am in the process of suing them, period! Cos i was dedicated to the success promise program, did all my assignments, went all out to buy me a printer and some other materials required for my assignments, mailed out letters as the assignment instructs, which cost me money considering i have no job and was doing all these and spending all this money hoping i was going to get a job in the end or at least get my money back. i followed through wt my assignments which now appears to me like somewhat of a threat to them since they really have no intentions of paying back no money. It really sucks! And i am definitely suing them
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Anonymous
#1280864

Sheesh! Your experience sounds painful.

About as painful as mine was reading your rant.

Your grammar is so atrocious I'm shocked your high school Engligh teacher let you through. Or did you make it that far?

Anonymous
#1122959

Let get this straight. You expect the material for free, the teachers for free, did you get any FREE booty in the process?

And why don't you have at least a pt job? Do you want a FREE paycheck also?

Anonymous
#1280863
@Anonymous

Haha! Perfect example of the "age of entitlements"....

Anonymous
#980231

I was just considering signing up but now, I'm not so sure after reading the reviews

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#550764 Review #550764 is a subjective opinion of poster.
The problem with USCI, is not that you aren't legitimate. It is that you are dishonest in your advertising. People come to you and pay you for the guidance you promise and then you shut them down. The success promise program exists but the minute someone makes a...
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Anonymous
#1280878

What in the world are you blabbering about?? You're all over the place.

First, let me address the accreditation thing. You "urge" people to look up DETC to see how "recognized DETC is amongst institutions." That doesn't even make sense. DETC IS the accrediting agency, and institutions are recognized BY DETC as meeting certain standards, thus becoming accredited. If your issue with DETC is their legitimacy as an accrediting body, then bring it up with the U.S.

Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (who, by the way, oversee regional accrediting bodies, or for people like you, "real schools"). The DETC maintains the same standards that regional bodies hold, the only difference being the DETC accredits institutions offering distance education.

Second, you weren't denied your right to an education. You failed to fulfill your obligation. When you sign contracts, educational or other, each party is agreeing to a set of terms or expectations.

For example, you pay us money and we'll send your course materials. You complete ALL of your assignments and exams satisfactorily and on time, then we'll give you an appropriate grade to reflect that achievement. If you missed an assignment, like you stated, then you failed to meet an expectation. And in most schools, if you don't make the grade (literally) then you're removed from the roster.

And in some cases you're ineligible for repeat. Oh, and you still have to pay for it. What I don't understand is if materials are sent at the beginning of the course, you should have enough content to get the gist of the information presented. So if this was an elective, what's all the heartburn about?

And I'm really getting a kick out of the number of people who don't do prior research, then blame the school for "blindsiding" them.

Wake up! Your credentials don't stop at certification/diploma.

You have continuing education, licensure, State and National exams...

And this is all spelled out on the US Career Institute website (with hyperlinks) if you'd just read it.

So stop poo-pooing everyone else for your inadequacies

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#548585 Review #548585 is a subjective opinion of poster.
1.0
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I signed up for the Medical Billing and Coding classes. The classes have such cheap materials for the money. I also lost my job and had medical bills I'm really in a bad place. I had only completed 28% of the program had no money to continue. They don't care what the...
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Anonymous
#952800

You should get a lawyer or someone so you don't have to pay them back. This was very helpful thanks for sharing I was thinking for something to be this cheap doesn't sound too legit.

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#539372 Review #539372 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Problems with payment
Loss
$1000
When I try to cancel with them, they say "There's nothing they can do about it, and if I do cancel I still have to make the payment until I finish it." I seen on another website that, If I cancel with them, they would refund some of the money back. False advertisement....
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Anonymous
#840929

I haven't had any issues with this institute so far. The information is right at your fingertips and they have been helpful in emailing and responding.

I read that you are to complete the program and if you aren't satisfied they will refund your money. Like most schools you can't get all of your money back once you are in the class.

For example, once I am in class for a day I can only get so much money back. I am sorry you had such a bad experience, but that is normally how education and certifications work.

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#480746 Review #480746 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Loss
$1065
Paid for Pharmacy tech course and passed it can't find a job doesn't prepare you for the certification exam that pharmacies want you take before they hire you filed a claim with BBB if everyone they ripped off did that they would be out of business don't waste your...
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Anonymous
#1137758

most people dont realize that UNLESS the school accepts financial aid, when it comes to externs they will not find one for you,i have been on extern before not from here will very soon, but its really not hard to find your own site, treat it like a interview even when talking with a GM or office manager about what you need, for how long, etc it takes some work on our end

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#478332 Review #478332 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Loss
$1000
I used US career institute for several reasons. It was conveient, and a pretty good price. I was in the process of getting married and my boss informed me that i needed to get my medical assisting degree. So i went with them so that i wouldn't lose time at work or...
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Anonymous
#1137749

hate you didnt have a awsome experience, but they do if you ask let you know you have to secure your own extern. its there you will be able to do the blood draws. i say this bc i have been on extern before not with this school but will be very soon You have to be active in you schooling other then the book work

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#375289 Review #375289 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Loss
$1500
The School has proven to me that its billing is not trustworthy, now I wonder of its teaching quality: (look at their present advertizing also) I enrolled to this school last May after reading their advertisement for total educational cost of $1500 which was calculated...
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Anonymous
#716378

Attn: "me" I read the poster's complaint, then I read your response. At the end of your reply, you admonished the poster to :do his research first." Perhaps you should read the poster's complaint again, as your reply didn't even come close to addressing what the poster's complaint.

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#313033 Review #313033 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Loss
$1500
I had enrolled into their Pharmacy Technician program as of January 7,2012. I looked on this site thoroughly and I did not see any type of review for this distant program. I went on the BBB to check validation; in which they are nationally accredited, but nowhere it...
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#768106

Anonymous

I took the Medical Transcription course back when the school was still known as "At-Home Professions," approximately 18 years ago. I really enjoyed the course. It really was presented in a very understandable format, and I graduated in about four months time, when my twins were about 8 months old. About six weeks after graduation, I was able to get a one-week substitute job while the regular transcriptionist was on vacation, and then a permanent job elsewhere within six months with a medical practice with three specialties which I held for 2-1/2 years. They also recommended me to other physicians, but with taking care of the babies, I was not able to absorb them. In all, the school was very positive and supportive with lots of helpful inspirational quotations and cartoons to look at while studying, and tips on time management. I felt very happy with the school and my new career.

With that in mind, there were a few things that came up short. They really weren't helpful at all with assisting me search for a job. Nor were they helpful in clearing up exactly how one gets their foot in the door at a hospital. That was murky. They were dismissive, as they had gotten their money already and I was finished with the course. It was clear that they really didn't care what happened to me after that. What worked was my making a flier and sending it our to about thirty local medical practices. When all was said and done, it came down to a really nice receptionist who took a chance on me. Success was not in the hands of the doctors so much as that gatekeeper. I used a well-thought out flier with NO type-o's. I see in each of the complaints above a bit of a lack of proper English usage, as well as spelling errors. That is not something the school can change: If you are not going to present yourself well, the school cannot be there to do it for you.

Fast-forward about ten years and I thought I would, again, attempt to get another job, though I was not as interested this time in working from home. I reviewed all the materials I had from years ago, including the taped transcriptions. I got in the door at an ambulatory surgical center. They gave me some sample tapes for ten doctors with whom I would work from ten different specialties. I must say, it was extremely difficult compared to what I had done before. There were so many surgical products of which I had not been acquainted, and the speed at which the doctors dictated was unintelligible at times, even with slowing the tapes down. They also used many abbreviations of which I was unfamiliar. Nevertheless, they said I was the best they'd worked with so far. They said the local community colleges didn't turn out a good product.

Soooo, was the school good, or was it what I brought to the table that made the difference? Would a community college have been better? I personally think the school covered every aspect of what I needed to learn to take dictation from various doctors, with the exception of the extra vocabulary and product knowledge that I needed for surgical specialities. That was a big hole in the program, but then, I wouldn't have finished in four months either, and I didn't need all that knowledge for my first jobs. I would just need to kick my own butt and work as hard or harder to learn all the new information as I had done when I had taken the course. And, I worked hard to make sure I learned everything to an excellent (of course not perfect) level. Making sure I never delivered work that I knew had flaws was what made me good, not the school. The school cannot act as your conscience nor give you a work ethic (though they do encourage you to do this). I think if you apply yourself you can do well with a number of programs. However I think this program was especially easy to understand, and the written comments by the teacher were very helpful. Good luck!

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