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Wow so many bad things to say about my experience at CTU. I realized after six months of attending CTU on-line that is a scam. These people should be ashamed of themselves for wasting tax payer money. I have found a newspaper article that anyone planning on attending any of these ridiculous on-line schools like CTU, ITT Tech, Westwood College or university of Phoenix, ECT... should read. It is titled In Hard Times Lured into Trade School and Debt. By: Peter S. Goodman. The New York Times, March 15, 2010. This article explains exactly what these types of phony schools are up to.
I found CTU On-Line to be a miserable experience. The on-line class environment is a joke. All the instructors do is read you a book over the internet. Listening to the instructors just read you a book over the Internet was intolerable and boring. The instructors would never answer any questions, saying that they had to finish reading the required material in these live chats ("class sessions"). The assignments that some of the instructors posted were stolen from other schools internet sites word for word. I found this out by googling the key words of assignments and found the exact same words for assignments on other schools web sites. The instructors say you can e-mail them for help "since you can’t ask questions during the live chats”, but good luck getting a timely response. Most live on-line chat sessions I attended at this "school" had very few participants; maybe three out of forty people participated on average. The chats are recorded but that's even more intolerable and boring than listening to the live sessions.

The instructors would have you grade and comment on other student’s papers. This was a joke because most of the papers sucked and I didn’t want to be the one to tell these people they had no clue what they were writing about. Most of the student responses would only be a few sentences like, nice work on your paper I found it interesting. This really was not helpful at all and a complete waste of time.

The instructor’s comments for grades were basically the same, consisting of only a few sentences that really didn’t help me learn anything at all or correct my mistakes or clear up any confusing material. Most of the time the instructors would use the cop out that you can find everything you need on the internet, what a joke.
They (CTU) have this thing called group assignments were you team up with others from all over the country to do assignments together. This never worked because of different schedules and time zones. I was the only one most of the time that would even try to get the group to work together. It never did go very well though.

The APA style writing they push on you was a joke too. Every instructor had different interpretations of what APA was and nobody I talked to or even myself ever had much luck writing "correct" APA format.

I was getting A's and helping other students out with programming concepts and Java code writing. If you attend this school you had better love sitting in front of the computer forever. The college algebra class came and myself and allot of other students were struggling and trying to find help, but there was none. I was spending 30 hours a week doing all these things and feeling like I was wasting my time and money.

I learned more about computers from my own studies than the classes provided. Most students in my classes were so lost that I spent most of my time trying to help them make sense of the garbage the school was presenting.
I really think that you should choose a school carefully and ones that advertise on the TV or radio usually aren't very good. I got out after $9000.00 in total charges after like six months and six worthless classes. I would have been better off investing that money in any other way rather than trying CTU.

The admissions people are quite the sales talkers. They called me constantly for two weeks straight to get me to pay the $50 application fee and start my FASFA papers so they could get paid as soon as possible. What a joke that school will pass anyone through the courses so they can collect the easy money their stealing from government loans.

I think people should attend a class room based school with hands on training. That's really the only realistic way to go. Who wants a bunch of Internet trained cops, engineers or doctors working with them, I know I wouldn’t. I would advise you to ask the HR department of a place you would like to work were they have their employees trained and go to those classes. I have taken company sponsored classes that got me certificates that increased my pay and value to the companies I was working for. Hope this helps and good luck in your search for a school

I believe this school will accept anyone for their programs just to collect the easy money from the government loans they are stealing from. The fifty dollar application fee is just feel good tactic. Anyone who applies to this school will be accepted. Seriously DONT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL, YOU WILL JUST END UP IN BIG TIME DEBT WITH NO SKILLS TO PAY THE BILLS. Now I’m so mad because I was a ### for believing this "school" was going to improve my education and job options.
DONT GET SUCKERED IN LIKE I DID, I KNOW I WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER OFF INVESTING THAT MONEY IN ANY OTHER WAY. My E-mail is [protected] and if you want more explanation of what I experienced I would be happy to save you from the worst (AND MOST COSTLY) decision of your life, attending Colorado Technical University On-line.

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    Matthew Meador Jun 30, 2016
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    My last experience with CTU was awful. I got scamed for money. I got approved for my grant and loans and then found out after passing accounting that my financial aid wasn't complete. FA said that I was collecting retirement. I was 31 years old how was that possible. Now they think i owe them 3000 dollars. I will never pay them. I have school loans only for going to CTU 14, 000 dollars left. I will pay my loans I have never defaulted or missed any payments. There is more to my story, emails, and recorded phone calls. CTU sucks

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    Darcy Brewer Dec 01, 2012


    Please .. go on line and file a complaint with the Colorado State attorney General office. It's easy and that is what i did and that is what any victim needs to do to put this CTU out of business. It's a scam ! If your a victim of CTU file a complaint online with the Colorado State Attorney office. I know their are many victims out their, you just need to file an online complaint giving all the details of what CTU did to you .

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    CECO Advocate Aug 31, 2011

    CTU Truth:

    CTU is a degree mill.

    Pass this video along to other CTU past and current students via Facebook. It's time the word gets out regarding CTU deceiving business practices and acreditation issues. CEC the corporation that owns CTU is under Federal Investigation for many unlawful practices.

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    steveshouse May 03, 2011
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    I read the entire article you posted and no where in the article does it state CTU among the numerous colleges that are cheating students. I have a friend who graduated from CTU twice and received her degrees both times. I feel as if this posting is either from a disgruntled employee or a disgruntled student who thought they could just fly through classes without having to study simply because its an online school. I attend CTU and have had no problems with anything at all. My professors are excellent, the course material is right on target for my subject of study and the students and alumni are great as well. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, just don't down play the true reasons of your anger while doing so. Everest is a cheat and scam they truly want your money not time and effort. They will try to fail you quickly so they can withdraw you from class. If you try to withdraw before they want you to you get threaten by someone who sounds like their at home and trying to convince you to stay "Or else someone from and outside source will make sure you wish that you never left". This was a statement taken directly from a phone call I received at 8:00 pm the same day I withdrew from classes, that I would regret my decision and that someone with more give and take would be contacting me to try to change my mind. I now attend CTU and have managed to maintain all A's except for 1 B. I think if you try hard and have a school that supports your decision not just your money and you put forth the effort to try to gain employment with the help of career services then you will succeed and make something of yourself once you graduate and maybe even before you graduate if you want to get job experience before obtaining your degree for your selected field of study while attending.

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