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American InterContinental University is a Scam

Bachelors of Information Technology Specialization in Network Administration - July 6, 2012
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I have been a student at AIU since 2009 and have had multiple issues with the University. Anyway, since I have been to the school I have learned somethings; however, it was not because of the instructors but instead because of my browsing the internet and reading my textbooks for the answers. 99 percent of the instructors barely understand what they are trying to teach and when it comes to grading the assignments they usually put down generic feedback and pass along an "A" for the assignment. There have been numerous times I have received feedback with another students name on it. That tells you how much they are paying attention. I actually tested them one time and did a discussion board post that was so horrible I should have gotten a zero for lack of effort. Needless to say, I received an "A" for the assignment. Now there are some instructors (the other 1 percent) who actually pay attention and grade your assignment according to your work. You can usually tell based on their feedback. However, these instructors are few and I am sure they do not last long at AIU. The financial aid and student accounts department is the worst of all! I have had the most problems with receiving my stipend. If tuition is due they will make sure they get their money on time; however, when it is time for you to receive your stipend you will end up waiting months. It's sad when you know your money is there but can not touch it because the school is holding it in their bank account to accrue interest. When you try to talk to someone about it you get the run around. Then when they get tired of trying to come up with excuses they will tell you another department handles expediting the stipend; however, when you ask to speak to them you are told they do not talk to students. A previous review posted on this site said that it is good they hold your stipend just in case you fail the class or withdraw you would not have to pay them back. That is a crock of S***!!! They stated that the college staff should not have to hold your hand. If that is the case they should not hold your hand when it comes to you paying them back if you did fail or withdrew from the school. Bottom line, AIU is all about getting money. They will do anything to get it. The only reason why I am still attending the University is because I have gone so far I hate to quit now. However, I will make it my business to make everyone aware that the school is a scam as well as ensure that people do not attend a University that only care about what they can get out of the student.

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Bachelors of Information Technology Specialization in Network Administration - July 18, 2010
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Just finished my program. I am sure glad my GI Bill paid for this piece of paper. Let's see, I opened my books 7 times in the whole program. I finished on the Deans list. This school is great if your employer only wants to see if you have a degree. Do not think that you will be prepared for a job that requires skills. Please do not go here if you want to learn about your future job. Now, if you are like me and you are just checking the block by all means give it a look. I make over 60K with my current job,and did not need the degree to get hired, so for me it was a way to break the glass ceiling to get a raise. This school is a rip off for people coming out of pocket to attend. I would laugh at former class mates going into debt to attend my former school. The school is great if you are group leader that compiles everyones papers and do a grammar check. I love the one class mate I had who sent me a paper that sounded like he was part of the old YO MTV RAPS DJs.

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AIU BIT Network Administration

Bachelors of Information Technology Specialization in Network Administration - March 27, 2009
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I go to AIU currently and have to say it isn't a mill, I have to work hard and with little time off. I am working in the field as a Network Administrator as I go there at night to build my resume. I have learned things there I was able to apply directly to my work, and I have checked out all my teachers, every one of them has a doctorate and works in the field they teach. Most of the teachers I have had were tough on making sure you don't just copy and paste stuff from the internet, they have something that determines if you copied built into the system. I have gone to regular schools (state college, Tech College) and these guys are as good or better and the teachers are FAR better than you would likely get from a small school. People that hate it are merely upset non traditionals with REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE are also getting degrees and competing with them. You have to try here, I am able to keep about a B and I have 3 tech certs that I passed with over 100 points each CCNA A+ Network+ I have seen all the negative stuff out there, but In 2009 not much is relevant. Yes they hard sell, yes they are online, but you have to work and the teachers really are what make this college worth it.

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