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Westwood College - California, upland / scam/fraud/unethical behavior

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Moon-Moon on Sep 1, 2017

I attended westwood college between 2005 and 2008. I was 17 years old when they first approached me on my high school campus and eventually a sales rep came directly to my home and highly pressured me and my mother to sign paperwork right then and there and at their campus in upland, ca. The admission and financial aid staff told us that they were fully accredited and that I would be making a lot of money once I graduated from their bachelor's degree program. ($80, 000-$120, 000/year) once I graduated, the career counselors they had at their upland campus helped me find a minimum wage job on...

Westwood College - Arizona, kingman / scam

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kalebholden on Apr 3, 2015

I have been going to there 2012 - today 4 - 3 - 2015 when I found I was being scammed I woke up to find I could not log it to classes, called them to find out why I was treated badly on the phone and was told I needed to make a 150$ payment, but the loan agreement that I signed says payment will not start until 5 - 1 - 2015, So right there we have them breaking a legal binding contract. Law suit is needed I contacted the Ombudsman group and filed complaints the ones who accredit them. Please contact me.

Westwood College / fraud scam and deceiving lies

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RandyHash on Jan 14, 2015

I also went to Westwood college in Ft.worth Tx campus from 2007 to 2009. And was also told that I could transfer my credits to the community college and others but that is a joke. They would not accept any of my credits what so ever. I apperently graduated from Westwood in May of 2009 but have never received a diploma from them. I finish with a 4.8 GPA for Associate of science. Architectural design. They said would help get jobs also but never did. The teaching was horrendous and half the time did nothing in classes except sit there and doodle. Then take a open book test for our grades. Then...

Westwood College / fraudulent use of title IV finacial aid

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L. Gardner on Feb 4, 2014

I received a post withdrawal letter of disbursement which I completed and returned to the school requesting that all eligible title iv funds be disbursed to me. Since westwood college refused to do that I submitted an email to the westwood college online financial aid office requesting that the loans be cancelled. That never took place either.

Westwood College - Illinois, Naperville / bogus accrediation

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karma11 on Nov 29, 2013

I talked to Jackie Poland of Westood College in Woodridge il, i specifically asked after doing my homework if their program for Medical Assisting was accredited she said "yes by ACICS" after looking up the exact accreditation needed as below: http://www.aama-ntl.org/cma-aama-exam/application-steps#.Upk1MOKmaHF i waited until she called back and told her what i have learned only to be told she does not have to "defend her school" and that she "hates when people are misinformed by other colleges and i can take the exam under their accreditation, i told her no only CAHHEP AND ABHES accredited programs are...

Westwood College - California / fraud, deception, useless degree and non-transferrable credits

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DJ Bell-Fair on Jun 23, 2013

I attended Westwood College from 2007 until recently, taking two breaks in enrollment due to surviving an attempted murder and the aftermath and emotional toll it took. When I first began the enrollment process in 2007, I was told that if I decided on-line schooling was not for me that I could transfer my credits to another school in my area since Westwood does not have any campuses near me. Westwood has shown some unbelievable audacity in their business practices. The last time I was called and persuaded to re-enroll, I was upset to find out that the Interior Design program I had been taking...

Westwood College - Colorado / not accreddited

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CANDACE Johnson on Dec 31, 2012

I went to college there for 9 months in 2005, I had to quit after 9 months and then they charged me 10, 000, through Sallie Mae, Well I went back to college with a college in Tuscaloosa and they told me that Westwood is not accredited, they told me when I signed up for Westwood that they were indeed accredited but I didn't get any degree from them and got charged 10, 000 in loan . My credits cannot be transferred to any school apparently. I would like my loans cancelled due to this seems to be a rip off where I can't even get a transcript and I never could get a grant but with Shelton State I am getting grant money to pay for my school not Loans. thank you for your time in this matter, Candace Johnson

Westwood College - California, Fontana / fraud rip off

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Yogi Bear on Oct 19, 2012

I went to this school in 2005 for a while then i drop because i got sick, I found out that I own 26, 000 thousands of dollars and sallie mae say is my fault and I sign all the papers to cancel all loans and the school still crew me over. Yes $26, 000 of private and federal loans.

Westwood College - Texas / goverment fraud of loans

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fraud alert 2009 on Oct 9, 2012

Westwood college is scamming the goverment. The cancelled loans are still being cashed in by westwood along with pell grant funding even while the student is not attending. If the student has/had the apex loan owned by westwood college, which comes after you sign up,.. This is collected through the goverment subsudidzied loan system, plus westwood college collects a pell grant on top of the empty numbers which in return is totally free money. These are the biggeist thieves I have ever encountered. Smiling while they take the money!! The insider

Westwood College / institution of higher learning my ***

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Kowee on Mar 19, 2012

I am at my wit's end with this degree mill. They lied to me in every way, shape and form. Ben my admission counselor (Salesman) stated credits would be transferable, now they post on the website they are not transferable. Degree can be used to obtain a better position or higher paying job. Now they state is only gives you the tools to succeed..lies, lies, lies. Even the Dean, School of Technology of WOL who I met lies to me about future accreditation. Where does it end? Westwood has voluntarily dropped from Regional Candidacy. As I work a second job (nights and weekends) trying to pay for...

Westwood College - Illinois, Chicago / fraud

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survhard on Dec 17, 2011

I attended Westwood College from 2005-2008 and received what I thought was a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. This Degree cost me $67, 000 in Sallie Mae loans and Apex loans. Originally I did not question the cost since Westwood was a private school. But after applying to several schools for my Master's Degree and being told that unfortunately they could not accept my degree due to problems with Westwood accreditation. I was pissed. I get pissed every time I see the commercial for the westwood success story because I now know it is all a lie. As it was explained to me when I first...

Westwood College - Colorado, Denver / degree is worthless

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wittsend on Oct 14, 2011

Institution of higher learning my A$$. I am at my wit's end with this degree mill. They lied to me in every way, shape and form. Ben my admission counselor (Salesman) stated credits would be transferable, now they post on the website they are not transferable. Degree can be used to obtain a better position or higher paying job. Now they state is only gives you the tools to succeed..lies, lies, lies... Even the Dean, School of Technology of WOL who I met lies to me about future accreditation. Where does it end? Westwood has voluntarily dropped from Regional Candidacy. As I work a second job...

Westwood College - California / complete scam

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ear85 on Jul 2, 2011

I attended Westwood college for about 3 years and graduated from the Inland Empire (Upland), Ca campus in December 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice. My experience at Westwood was disastrous to say the least. In the beginning, I went to get more information from the representatives- (I took my mom with me for help) my representatives name was Tiffany, after a quick discussion, I was sent in another room to take some kind of exam to determine what basic classes (like Math, English, etc) I may still need. After the results were determined, Tiffany spent an hour telling me I placed...

Westwood College - Illinois, Chicago / they ripped me off

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Megan Hansen on May 3, 2011

Megan Hansen Statement for Senator Durbin Forum 4-28-11 Hello, my name is Megan Hansen. First, I would like to thank Senator Durbin for holding this forum and inviting me to share the story of my experience at Westwood College. Unfortunately, it’s not at all what I had hoped it would be. I graduated in March of this year with a degree in Criminal Justice, after attending Westwood’s O’Hare campus and taking online classes. I’m now $65, 000 in debt and have wasted three years getting what’s turning out to be a worthless degree. My dream was to work as a parole...

Westwood College / scam and rip-off

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Lboan on Apr 16, 2011

After searching around, hoping to get into a bachelor’s program where I could move into management, I was contacted by a Westwood representative by the name of Ben who told me nothing but lies and mislead me during the application process. Yes, at the time, they were seeking Regional Accreditation. They had their ACICS accreditation but I was told by the recruiter that they were way past the point of candidacy and it would be only a short time before they were Regionally accredited. False promises, lies about their accreditation and several years later, I graduated. Took my degree to my...

Westwood College - Colorado / fraud, worthless degrees

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RoyB on Apr 5, 2011

I was gullible enough to apply to this fake college. After searching around, hoping to get into a bachelor’s program where I could move into management, I was contacted by a Westwood representative by the name of Ben who told me nothing but lies and mislead me during the application process. Yes, at the time, they were seeking Regional Accreditation. They had their ACICS accreditation but I was told by the recruiter that they were way past the point of candidacy and it would be only a short time before they were Regionally accredited. False promises, lies about their accreditation and...

Westwood College - Illinois, Chicago / horrible excuse for a learning institution

I unfortunately fell victim to Westwood in the summer of August 2003. I too a starry eyed teenager of 18 with all the hopes and dreams that one has at that age was deceived and lied to in my own home in front of my parents with a Westwood College recruiter. I went to Westwood with the high hopes of becoming a successful computer programmer. I enrolled in the newly developed gaming degree that was only offered in the Denver North Campus and so I moved out to Colorado. After being enrolled in the program for a few months and seeing how disgustingly unprofessional the instructors were as well...

Westwood College - Illinois, Chicago / loan fraud

I am a resident of Chicago, and I attended Westwood College between the fall of 2006-2007 at the Loop Campus here in Chicago. I experienced been told I had no other choice then private or "preferred" loans and they turned away grants I had received and was awarded in high-school; to make a long story short I couldn't transfer their credits including gen-eds, and have an out-standing debt in loans, which they procured funds without my knowledge or consent. Also, I have contacted a host of ex-students here in Chicago who have gone through this scenario. Please contact me with any extended information on suites and proceedings.

Westwood College - Colorado, Denver / westwood's deceptive practices

As a former educator and someone who spent time at Westwood, I would suggest staying as far away from this school as possible. Admissions reps will tell you a mountain of lies and endlessly harass you until you enroll. They lack proper accreditation, and none of your credits will transfer to ANY decent school. Anyone that tells you differently is lying. Faculty and staff care little for the quality of education or for their students welfare. In fact, the system is purposely designed to confuse anyone who asks questions (especially when it comes to financial matters) and there is open hostility...

Westwood College - California / run away

Unbelievable.. And so full of regret!! I have been a student at westwood college for almost two years now for a bachelors degree in criminal justice. I am stuck here!! This field is my passion and has been since I was young. As a new mother at only 20 yrs old I looked into many schools and made an appointment with.. Ugh.. Westwood college. (Word to the wise: any school that has to have an admissions rep sales team in order to entice people to actually want to go there should be considered scary.) I felt like this trashy lady who was the admissions rep was practically a "car salesman!!" I...