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Medix College / Educational Fraud

1 2108 Cobb ParkwaySmyrna, GA, United States Review updated:
Contact information:
Phone: 770-980-0002

We are not sure how the chips may fall in this situation, but we can no longer sit idly by and watch our peers get taken advantage of by Medix College in Smyrna Georgia. If we didn’t write this letter then we are no better than the crooks running this institution.
We the students believe the college practices aggressive/manipulating recruiting tactics, willingly participate in NOT providing accurate information about the cost of the institution, the ability to transfer credits and starting salaries of their graduates.
When telling the prospective students the expected amount they could make, admissions representatives obtain information from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Web site and not from Medix College own data collected concerning its graduates.
The admissions representatives’ quotas are based upon figures determined by financial forecasts and budget calculations which have NO relationship to the education of the students, but are PURELY profit driven! The admissions reps act like car salesman, telling prospective students whatever they want to hear so they’ll go to Medix College.
In addition to maladaptive recruiting practices, Medix College currently has non-degreed educators teaching degree programs! Explain to the students at Medix College how this could go on! Moreover, the educators who do not have a degree are currently enrolled in Medix College On-line degree programs with the students that are currently being taught! Talk about conflict of interest. The educators who are currently enrolled to attain their degree are GIVEN a passing grade for compliance. What’s more, many of the educators and department heads have falsified degrees/files to ensure accreditation. This is FRAUD!
Two or three months prior to writing this letter our college had an educator by the name of Donald Williams teaching the Medical Assisting Associates of Occupational Science program without a degree and selling exams to students. He was fired, but the college allowed the students who purchased the exams to remain and finish their studies with full knowledge-the buying and selling of exams from this teacher has been going on for quite some time.
Additionally, our college failed each student at the graduation this past Friday November 12, 2010 and previous others. The college failed to provide a rehearsal, not enough or no programs, not even the college faculty and staff were all present at the ceremony. How embarrassedly sad and shameful! We the students pay anywhere from 13, 960.00 to 46, 362.00. Why is it that we cannot have a decent graduation?!
Please Please Please investigate our college on every level! We the students at Medix College invite your agencies to come and speak with us concerning these matters. Ask former students, especially the recent graduates. We the students are tired of getting the short end of the stick.
What are we the students at Medix College looking for? We are looking for accountability on every level! We want Medix College to be required to demonstrate their graduates are not saddled with too much debt. Prospective rules that would curb incentive payments to college recruiters and require Medix College to disclose graduation and job placements rates to prospective students. Qualified educators!

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  • Ed
      26th of Nov, 2010
    +1 Votes

    I am a former student at Medix College and I truly understand the situation at-hand...This school is, in my opinion, a great example of educational fraud, and a waste of tax payer dollars...I believe most of the educators at this school are not qualified to teach the curriculum, and that students are wasting not only their time but money on a school that I believe has low quality education

    Please...please...please...any student thinking of attending this school...please do not attend...Take advice from former students...this school is a waste of your time, and money...especially if you're a student who has to make many sacrifices financially, time spent with kids, it is not even worth it...just go to a regular school...

  • Co
      4th of Dec, 2010
    +1 Votes

    Lets just look at the facts and the facts only. Okay, Medix College has in their enrollment application/agreement the following, "The Medix College does not guarantee transferability of credits either to or from other institutions" This is key b/c what is so tricky about "does not guarantee" is that it gives the current and future student false hope. (Misrepresentation)The student mind-set is, "okay at least some of the credits transfer", until the student begins the process of transferring and realizes colleges like Clayton State, GA. State, Chattahoochee, GA Perimeter College, Kennesaw State, Emory (which is private), North Metro, Southern Polytech, and many more refuses to accept Medix College credits.

    Lets start with the most expensive program Dental Hygiene-AS program: Well these students pay roughly 46, 362.00. For an associates degree!? Not a Bachelors! So when they complete the program at Medix College, go to work and further their education THE STUDENT has to start completely over! Yes in addition to a debt of 46, 362.00, plus the NEW debt for the pursuant of a bachelors degree. THAT IS INSANE!

    Yet look at how many students attend this program. Are the Dental Hygeine students willfully or ignorantly choosing to pay roughly 46, 362.00 for an AS knowing the colleges mention above offer the same product with an EXTREMELY LOWER price tag!? Who is really getting the BENIFITS here?! Not to mention the curriculum which is not at a matching collegiate level; definitely a handicap in that it sets the student up for failure as they continue their education in 4yr institutions. I guess the great part of the experience at Medix College is when a student is done...they get to START ALL OVER! WAKE UP STUDENTS!

  • Da
      7th of Sep, 2011
    0 Votes

    This school is a scam

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