When I was enlisted in the US Army, I continued my higher education in my off-duty hours by using the...
First off, before going to this school, I was still in High School. I did some research, and knew Devry was a...
I dont know where to begin, in the 3 years I've been with Devry I've been in the dark.. I guess being nieve...
I was just finishing my 6th semester a DeVry, and getting ready to schedule for my 7th, when I was told one of the classes I needed would no longer be offered on campus because not enough students signed up for it, three I think. I talked to the dean of the degree I was pursing and he told me I could take the class on-line, and that online classes were easy to follow and even more well structured than their on-campus equivalents. I trusted what he said and went ahead and signed up for two online classes, one for data base programming and the other for signal processing. The first week of class when I logged I found a link to an online book I was supposed to read, and read the assigned chapters for that week. I then looked at the lecture page, and to my surprise is was no more than 250 words long. I tried emailing the professors of the respective classes to see if perhaps I was missing something or doing something wrong, but it wasn't until 2 weeks later that one emailed me back, and the other never did. After a week of not receiving a reply from either of the professors I decided to drop the class(makes it as if I never signed up for it) so that I would not be charged for it, at which point I was told I was too late, and that the class could only be dropped in the first week. In short, DeVry Online classes are a complete ripoff. The professors in the on-campus are always well prepared and cover the material with a through lecture totaling 2-3 hours a week, but the lectures for online-classes are basically non-existent. The only learning materials I was given was a book to read and whatever comments my classmates made on the class forums. If I wanted to learn by reading a book, then I wouldn't pay $3500 to some university. I basically shelled out $3500 to have DeVry recommend two books for me to read. What a ripoff.
The main reason consumers remove their complaints from companies like DeVry is because they are threatened with lawsuits among other threats. Most businesses like DeVry know the unlikelihood of students taking legal actions against their well-paid aggressive lawyers. DeVry is known to hire people simply to review any negative comments or complaints against them on the Internet. These people are paid employees of DeVry to defend the reputation of their company regardless of how many legitimate complaints against them. Ever wonder why DeVry expands their Business to areas where they know they’ll get the most tuition paid for with government grants. The company has expanded its operations in Latin American markets like Brazil and is looking to expand to developing countries like China and India. There remains a lack of government regulations with businesses like DeVry failing to protect the consumers who are misled by false promises in providing a superior university education. DeVry’s executives are well-aware how easy it is to get rich taking advantage of students who won’t have the resources necessary to hire a lawyer protecting their student rights when they are ripped off. AND RIP OFF IS WHAT DEVRY IS. Don’t be fooled by their ads or recruiting personnel. These are well-trained individuals working only for DeVry’s best interests and their commission / bonus for every enrolled student who signs a contract. Do the research and be aware that most of the encouraging comments posted for DeVry are made by paid employees and not actual students. Students rarely have time from their studies to post complaints if they weren’t legit and if DeVry provided them an upright education.
It's true what they say about for-profit schools. I am very unhappy after attending DeVry University. In...
I am a former employee of DeVry University and have some serious issues with the way the University conducts business. First let me credit my claim by saying I am not angry because I was terminated. I was offered to teach more classes but I declined the offer so please do not mistake this as a bitter former employee who is looking for revenge. I simply want to expose the unethical business practices of this Company.
I taught at the University 1 year ago.in the process of doing my taxes this year my CPA brought some things to my attention. When completing the hiring process at DeVry I was asked to fill out a 10-99 tax form instead of a W-2. I, thinking they knew what they were doing, filled out the form and never questioned it. I am not a tax person so I didn't know the difference between the 2 forms. Well, for those of you who are like me, a 10-99 is for people who are independent contractors/ self employed. A W-2 is for employees. If you are self employed YOU are responsible for setting money aside to pay your taxes at the end of the year. Nothing should be taken out of your paycheck. If you are an employee, your EMPLOYER is responsible for taking the necessary taxes out of your paychecks.
I found all this out last month when my CPA informed me that I owed $1274 in federal taxes! The interesting thing about my situation is that DeVry took State taxes out of my paychecks. By taking state taxes out they were treating me as an employee but by not taking out federal taxes they were treating me as an independent contractor. You can't be both at the same time!!! You are either one or the other! I am not now and have NEVER been self employed. I do not have a business license. All I have is my Masters Degree. I have taught part-time at 4 different schools including DeVry and they are the ONLY one to classify me this way. I am a part-time/ adjunct faculty member.
Because DeVry classified me this way I got charged $848 in self-employment taxes. I have filed a complaint with the IRS and am waiting for them to determine if I was wrongfully classified. If you are reading this and something similar has happened to you know this...
Even if you signed the 10-99 as I did and a contract with the University you are still safe. The IRS, NOT DeVry determines what constitutes an independent contractor or an employee. They have a set of criteria they use to determine which is which. I encourage you to research it on the IRS website as I did. I am still waiting for them to reach a decision which could take up to 6 months.
Last thing... after my CPA brought all this to my attention I tried contacting DeVry and speaking to them about it. I drove there and personally asked to speak to someone in human resources about some questions I had regarding my takes. The girl at the front went to go see who I should talk to. She came back and gave me the number of a woman (Monica) at the Fremont campus and said I need to call her. Why? I filled out all my paperwork at the Fresno campus so why do I have to talk to someone in Fremont about it? They were obviously avoiding me. I still called the lady none the less and it went to her voice mail so I left a message. On the machine it said that for immediate assistance I should call Lisa at some other campus. I called her and she said I need to call the "payroll hotline". Nothing. So I called Monica again and left a second message a few days later when I still hadn't heard back from her. I went to the campus in person one last time and this time the person I needed to talk to had "just left". I have made 7 attempts to contact DeVry about my concerns. ALL of them have been unsuccessful. The University is obviously trying to avoid the issue. While they may be able to avoid me, once the IRS looks into this I am praying thing will be exposed.
They don't care about you getting an education all they care about is getting paid. Beware of how the...
This school is such a rip off. They couldn't care less about your education. I was told my success coach...
I just transfered out from Devry after a year of ridiculous bs from their finical aid and success coach (academic advisor)
Here is my story:
I transfered to Devry under the impression of been getting in to a degree that I was interested in.
One year later, the advisor informed me that I was in some technical degree because of my transfered credits!
IT'S TRUE THEY WOULD DO ANYTHING TO GET YOU IN AND TAKE YOUR MONEY!!
But that's not it, they set me up with 3 to 4 ridiculous loans with incredible high interest without explain anything to me, and after many problems with financial aid, both me and my mom are in debt now.
I also taken 2-3 class that had already been transfered in from other schools. And my advisor just said oops. Not to mention, she never responds when I need academic help until later.
I am being billed for a online class which i did not attend. I canceled the class the required 24 hour period.
Corporate refuses to acknowlege this mistake. I have returned the bill 3 times with the requied letter of why i am disputing the bill, only to get another bill. I can I amend this.
Enrolled at DeVry but DeVry failed to provide the quality education it promised. Incompetent financial staff...
I sat here reading complaints from DeVry students about finances and just felt a cold shiver on my spine.
I taught for a full year at DeVry, just to supplement my income as a high school teacher while I finished my PhD. I can tell you, students, you are NOT getting what you pay for, and you are paying a LOT more than you should.
The coursework is designed for your failure, and it is designed by the marketing arm of DeVry. No one there cares if you are sick, or if you borrow too much, or if you are smart enough to place out of a class and into another one. No one there will tell you, honestly, that you can go to a community college and pay a good deal less for a far better degree!
Go ahead and ask about transferring DeVry credits to any legitimate university - but be sure you ask the new university, because DeVry will lie to you. No real college will accept their credits, because DeVry credits are a sham.
I asked our main office about one student who was registered but who had never come to class, and they said they would look into it. Weeks later, she was still registered and on my roster, but I overheard two of the admissions people discussing her status - she was living in a shelter, awaiting trial!! Seriously, they kept her tuition money while she waited to go to jail, which is unforgivable.
Another time, I listened to an advisor tell a student that if he continued to do well in his undergraduate courses in computer programming, that he would almost certainly get into MIT for a master's degree. Seriously? Who can tell that big, whopper of a lie, and still sleep at night? The real world says that if you go to a crap school like DeVry for your Bachelor's you will certainly not be considered for an MIT graduate program. Let's just be real.
And then we come to how they treat their adjunct professors like me. Just so that this is transparent, you all should know that I was never asked to participate in training or in-service planning like I am even to teach high school. Before being hired I underwent a credit check but not a teaching sample. Again, it is a sham. And professors work here without having taxes withheld, are paid only after they complete the teaching, and even then they are usually paid a full month after classes end. So if you are not a student, but instead are considering teaching there - do so only if you have no conscience, because otherwise you won't be able to look at yourself in the mirror ever again. These students are being lied to and deceived in every way imaginable from start to finish.
Don't attend DeVry, but definitely buy their stock, because they are getting richer by the minute, just the same way that the real estate industry did for years. It's truly sad.
I Graduated from DeVry University and Keller School of Management:
I have an Associates Degree from Atlanta Technical College:
Networking Specialist and Cisco Academy Program Technical Certificate of Credit. 3.4 GPA
Bachelors Degree from DeVry (DeLie) University:
Technical Management 3.3 GPA
Masters Degree from Keller Graduate School of Management:
Network Communications Management 3.7 GPA Honors
First let me start by saying that DeLie University is a business. It’s run like a business and they don’t care about getting students jobs. They care about getting government money.
I transferred to Decry after getting my Associates Degree in Networking and a Cisco Academy Program from a community college in Atlanta.
It was a good start I got all the basic of networking and my specialization Cisco that I needed, so I felt good about taking my education to the next level. I choose DeVry so I guess I believed all the Lies and hype they spread with their marketing. I thought it would be a good fit.
After talking to the Advisors at deli (Devry} I was told that the technical management program would be better major because I was transferring from another college. I wanted to enroll in the MIS program or NetCom so I asked could I transfer my credits for this program. I was told no it would be cost more and I would have to retake classes that I already had taken because of something about course numbers being different. It was very misleading now that I think of it; but to make a long story short. Devry advisors work on a quota they needed to enroll more students into this worthless Technical Management program which I have found out the hard way that it is unrecognized out in the real world. It only exists at "DEVRY". No real company recognizes this useless over priced paper. I trusted the advisors their but they were only their to sell lies and get the student loan money. Took all the classes in the program, I passed all with A’s and B’s but A and B's don’t get jobs. Real degree's and real work ethic get jobs. I got my Masters Degree but after all this time I have not fund a job in my field these degrees, I have found out he hard way are worthless.
Now I am stuck with over 40, 000 in school debt and all career services can say is get your certification. Please Certification should not matter for at least a entry level position if you have a Masters Degree. 3.7 Honors. No job: wow thanks for nothing DeLie (DEVRY). The only thing Devry has done for me is make me stronger, they broke me down so I have no choice nowhere else to go but up because I left devry worse off than I was before I went there.
Where is the help career services, same old thing no help. It must be your resume. No # I don’t have any work history in my field but you would a Master Degree and a So called School with like Devry would help.
By the way all my interviews have went well and resumes have be crituqed and changed and edited many times. Got positive feed back on both. Do yourself a favor DON’T GO TO DEVRY. Through all of this negative I am going to turn it into something positive some how.
This University has signed a contract with an outsourcing company at Texas for admission process and all details are leaked out. Why this Texas company has shifted its operations from US to its Indian subsidary? The contacting company for Liveperson chat operations should be stopped immediately. This is the Frontline Story foe any newspaper while Obama is giving out hope on saving our jobs. Its too rediculos! !!! The contracting people Ms Holly and Ms Tiffany should be sent to prison for hiding this truth from the students that they are actually providing their confidential information to Indian Workers! A Bull ### and a complete Havoc! A shame on american education system!
Hello my complaint about DeVry University that involves an online Professor's Grading Issue.
I submitted my week 3 assignment for SEC 440 class 8 hours late and the next day when grades were posted I was shocked. He took 50% off for being late. I considered this not acceptable so I Emailed him and was shocked by his response. He told me that he has Discretion when grading late assignments, however I believe what he did is outside the boundaries of his authority. Typically DeVry Professor's whether online or campus take 10% off per day late. This was not even 1/2 a day late.
I submitted my week 5 assignment for SEC 440 class a day early. I looked at the grade in the Gradebook and was shocked. He took of 20 points because my assignment 600 words instead of 800. however the 600 gave the basic information that was required for the assignment. Personally his Doctorial Candidacy should be challenged and his IEEE membership should be under review
This is a scam the degree is worthless then toilet paper. The financial aid department won't give a copy of the cost for the credits and the professors fail you so you redo the same class over and over each time charging more for an education by the time I graduate I will collecting social security and then I would have to use that to pay the over charged loans.
My complaint will be forwarded to US Department of Education.
It has been one month, and I still have not received a refund of my $50 application fee from DeVry for an application I put in to Keller. There policy and application says that you may request a full refund of your application fee if you change your mind within 10 days of applying. Well, on day four, I requested a refund of my application fee to my debit card because I decided I could not go $30k into debt at Keller. I kept e-mailing customer service without ANY response at all. And still no refund to my debit card. Finally, after three weeks I e-mailed the President of the college and filed a complaint with the local BBB. Turns out they had JUST sent me a refund check via Fed Ex and required an in-person signature for delivery. They didn't think to ask me if I work during the day (which I do), so needless to say Fed Ex could not deliver the check and returned it to them. I kept asking them to just credit my debit card, since that is where they took the money from, but they said they didn't have the payment tracking number. Ha. So, one month later still do not have my money. Their customer service is POOR. I am sure glad I didn't go to college there. If I am having this much trouble getting $50 returned, I would hate to see what happened if I ran into big problems while attending school there!
I graduated from DeVry University over a year ago, and last week, I received a bill for $3500 for outstanding...
I consolidated all my student loans in 2004 before my graduation, but the DeVry did not release one of the...