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Argosy University / phone calls

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An on-line inquiry was placed for program information for Argosy College, within minutes of transmitting the request a phone call was received from the University. Unable to pick up the call, 13 additional calls were logged as received from Argosy University during the day with the last call logged at 6:24pm. The following day, 2 more calls were logged from Argosy before 9:30 AM and an additional 2 calls were received even after it was requested to a so-called Supervisor that the calls stop.
I am not sure if the Sales Department is aware of caller ID, if I had been able to pick up one of the first 14 calls or if the sales person on the other end of the phone would have left a message regarding my online application I may have had some interest in the school but at this point, I am moving on to other options.

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  • Gr
      14th of Dec, 2009
    0 Votes

    I too requested information from Argosy online. Within 15 minutes my phone began to ring. I was home in bed recovering from the flu. After about the 9th call I answered and advised I did not feel like taking and I would be in touch if I wanted to proceed. I get a call the very next day from another person.

    I am getting the feeling that this is a diploma mill. I was taken aback by these strong arm tactics.
    After reading some of the postings I am a bit skeptical.

  • An
      9th of Jan, 2010
    0 Votes

    Here are the biggest and most highly publicized lawsuits against Argosy University:
    Click on the links to view these cases:

    http://www.magerlawyers.com/20090714172408593.pdf
    and
    http://www.vanweyjohnson.com/CM/PressRelease/Students-Sue-Texas-College-For-Misrepresenting-Accreditation-080709.asp

    TEXAS COLLEGE SUED BY STUDENTS FOR MISREPRESENTING THAT IT WOULD BECOME ACCREDITED
    Texas College Sued by Students for Misrepresenting that it would become Accredited
    Dallas, TX - August 7, 2009 - Several students have sued Argosy University, which is an education system of Education Management Corporation (Nasdaq: EDMC) in Dallas County District Court, alleging that the college lied to them in order to get them to enroll in the college. Argosy University is a for-profit college. Plaintiffs were students enrolled in the school's psychology doctoral program at Argosy's Dallas campus. At the time Plaintiffs were considering enrolling in the program, school officials told them that the program was in the process of obtaining crucial accreditation by the American Psychological Association and that the program would become accredited before the students graduated. As a result of these reassurances plaintiffs enrolled in the program at significant personal expense.

    The lawsuit alleges that during the students' enrollment in the program the school indicated on numerous occasions that the school was actively pursuing APA accreditation. In reality, the school had not begun to secure accreditation, and the students ultimately graduated from the program without the program ever obtaining APA accreditation. Julie Johnson, plaintiffs' attorney, explains, what sets this case apart are the blatant and repeated lies told by school officials: "When students expressed skepticism about the school's progress toward APA accreditation, the school dismissed these concerns as baseless 'rumors' and perpetuated the sham that it was in the process of pursuing APA accreditation."

    The school's repeated lies, claim the plaintiffs, have significantly hindered their ability to repay the exorbitant student loan debt they assumed in order to attend the college. Johnson explains, "even though the state of Texas does not require a degree from an APA-accredited college for individuals to practice as clinical psychologists, the reality is that in this competitive job market, most employers require APA accreditation. Those that are willing to employ clinical psychologists that have graduated from non-APA accredited institutions pay them significantly less than they would pay a clinical psychologist that did graduate from an APA-accredited institution." This, plaintiffs claim, has left them saddled with unserviceable student loan debt and dashed dreams.

    Attorney Julie Johnson often represents students in Texas Deceptive Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act, fraud, and breach of contract cases against proprietary colleges such as Argosy University. To contact Julie Johnson, please call 1-888-416-9572, or send her an email at jjohnson@vanweyjohnson.com. For additional information about Julie Johnson and her other areas of practice, go to http://www.vanweyjohnson.com/.

  • St
      25th of Aug, 2011
    0 Votes

    It's a business. Like many other schools, they don't really care about the student. They want their money and will do anything to get it. I've been harassed from them recently for $2, 000 that I shouldn't owe them and right now cannot afford.

  • Ja
      7th of Aug, 2013
    0 Votes

    Having previously heard nothing whatsoever about Argosy, somehow though, the name sounded suspicious, and somehow it comes as no surprise based upon all these complaints! Western State University is part of Argosy, and is equally reprehensible with its atrocious employment rates. Imagine how embarrassing it is to say that you went to Western State, and how much worse it is with the Argosy association. It appears to go without saying that no one should waste so much money on these garbage for profit schools but thankfully sites like this make the decision even easier not to attend.

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