I simply cannot understand why anyone could be proud of this learning institution. Prior to enrolling, I made it clear to the enrollment counselor that I was on Social Security disability for a mental illness. I was never told of any ADA accomodation, I was never explained the cost of tuition, never received my student award letter, and was rushed into starting earlier than I wanted to by the rhetorical 'scare tactic.'
I was never sent a catalog, which the University of Phoenix website specifically states is due the student. I told all but one of my four instructors about my illness because I felt they had a right to know. The instructor that did not know I was disabled passed me with an'A' and the other instructor gave me a 'D-' after I had suffered an anxiety attack when the school browsers went down. Had it not been for the one instructor, my educational career would be done for, and my four year old son and I would be homeless.
In the past five weeks, going on six now, my weight has gone from 140 lbs. to 117 lbs., and I have become extremely ill as a result of this situation. I have caught one counselor in a blatant lie regarding this grade grievance and a school policy which contradicts itself. I have had eight different people read the same policy, only for them to reach the same conclusion...it does not make sense. Just writing this is difficult and is causing me a great deal of stress.
I am now afraid to even enter the website, and two nights ago, due to the growing psychological stress, came running out of bed in my sleep and hit the wall very hard causing myself a concussion. I have communicated my psychological distress with my instructors, as well as counselors, and they could care less.
I am getting sicker by the day, and I have had to have my psychotropic medications elevated to the point that I cannot even function in a capacity to do my schoolwork, which at first was very stimulating, and made me very happy. I cannot discuss all aspects of this situation here, because I am terrified of this school and I feel so very sick. The elevation in meds is not helping to counter this psychological damage.
All I wanted was to get off of the system before there is no more Social Security, and build a more comfortable way of life for my son and myself, because I was a rarity...a 'high-functioner' for my illness. I had been told that University of Phoenix had a good reputation, so I was excited to join.
I cannot get phone calls returned, especially by the person who holds the ADA information I had to teach myself to scan. I even took psychological tests and sent them in so they had an understanding of how this situation has so adversely affected me, and to give them some idea of my mental health conditions.
As for Robert in New Mexico...are you proud of knowing that uop does this to the disabled? If you are, you are the one that needs your head examined. I have a genius level IQ and they are doing a good job of destroying it. I feel like a fool, and when they knew I was mentally ill, they took full advantage from the very start. To the man in California, I wouldn't hire a UOP student, either, because here is one fool telling you that I am on your side.
No one in that school can be trusted. As long as they can get money out of you, that is all they care about. I am not the only student in peril with this learning institution. My life is now in dire straits, and I need help. I cannot elaborate any further because of fear, and will not divulge those trying to help me for that reason. I am not interested in class action. I do, however, need legal counsel. I live on disability and have a dependent. I live on less than 10, 000 dollars per year.
This is just a few of many issues I am facing with this school. Can anyone help me? I need help and a lawyer with teeth and an ability for contingency, as I have found a great deal of unsavory information. I am case building when I have the ability. As you can see, I cannot sleep, even heavily sedated. I do not know how much longer I can take this.