For ANY IADT students past or present looking for a lawsuit there is a law firm in Tampa, Feldman Morgado who is working on one. Please call Candice Canales at [protected] for more info and to schedule a free 30 minute consult with the attorney. I went to their Vegas school and have nothing good to say. These "schools" are not schools, this a corporation who has built an empire peddling worthless degrees to hopeful students and defrauded our federal government out of billions of dollars.
Do not go to this school because they will feed you a line of ### that is not true from the start. They promise you the world and they are lying to you to just steal your Pell Grant and other grants that you have and then say that you still owe them. This is really sad because it is all true. I have all the proof to show that this school is a scammer and theft. They have been on 60 minutes and they have fired all the people that talked to 60 minutes spilling the truth about them. 60 minutes even talked to 3 students that finished there and they yet couldn't find a job with their so called degrees. The biggest lier of them all is the dean of this school named Dawn Carlson. She does the samething as well and promises this and that to you. When it is all said and done, they are screwing you without KY and its not cool. I have contacted my state Congressman and I will be trying to end this and if you are with me please back me up. But here is the proof that I have for you all about how IADT is screwing us. The first ling below is the link to the 60 minutes interview about this. So in closing, goodbye IADT and bite me and I am coming home to you Full Sail I will see you soon and so will other IADT soon to be former students.
High, high pressure admissions spiel. If you get on front of these people or on the phone with them you won't get off until you agree to go there or hang up. I went to visit the campus in Tampa and on my way out of the building I heard 2 people talking about how they are closing that school and some others including the online one. I'd say you can do much better than IADT with little effort. Accreditation at IADT is also bogus.
I graduated in 2003, me and my boyfriend went and graduated from that school, by the time we found out it was bad we were almost done and our choice was waste all the money and not even have a paper to show for it or graduate, the money was spent anyways.. my credit is shot, I feel like I will never own anything, my boyfriend is now my fiancé and we will never get out of debt and be able to have a life because of this school.. We were young and they made so many promises and said that we were going to have jobs as soon as we got out of school..
I am looking for people who are in the same position we need to do something about this, they have ruined my life and so many other peoples..
When in school we had to go to the president and ask him to tell his teachers not to give us grades, that we were there to learn not to be given grades..
They need to be stopped...
I applied at IADT-Orlando maybe a year or so before I got out of high school. When I started that June, all seemed fine. But in Feb. 2006, I had surgery and I spoke with my instructors and let them know what was going on, they said for me to let them know the exact date, so I can turn in my work before and after the surgery. All my instructors stuck to their word, but ones. I failed that class, and at the time I was unaware that you could appeal a grade. So time went on, the next term came and my grandmother passed. I told my instructors they seemed to have sympathy, but they ALL failed me. And after that I went through a little depression phase (as we all do when we loose someone close to us). And with that the following terms weren't the best, but my grades started to improve after that.
But then came financial aid to screw everything up. The FA office was changed up a lot and people had come and gone within the year or so, and I was assigned the advisor who 'allegedly' had the most experience. This lady put me through hell and high water. First she needed my parents' taxes for the FASFA and when I gave it to her, she told me they were the wrong forms. When I changed them I was 'allowed' to resume my classes. The following year (2008) the same lady told me yet again, that the paperwork for my FASFA was wrong. When I brought her a letter from my parents stating that I was no longer a dependent and would not need their information for my FASFA (which is possible to do before you term the legeal age of 23), she denied the letter and told me I still needed their tax info. When I got it to her, she said it was wrong, so I changed it, then she said that was wrong as well. By that time, the deadline for registration is over. I sat that term out and the following term I tried to get back in so I could hurry up and finish. She pulled the same stunt, only this time, she was doing it through another face (if you know what I mean) and this new person told me I had until a certain time to get it to her and I was there at that time. But when I got there, the office was closing and she said she had to check with her boss before she worked overtime and guess who her boss was. I was denied access again. The third time she tried, I was ready, I called the cooperate office and informed them on what was going on. Because I had called her supervisor and the president of the school and nothing was done. When cooperate finished with them, I was allowed back in, but I was on probation.
Now, as I'm near the end with only 3 classes left. They have added and changed classes, which has pushed me from finishing Nov. 2009 to April 2010, but that could be changed now.
I took folio for the second time this past term and was failed. I made all the changes that were suggested and still not good enough. But at the same time I just found out that the department chair (who is supposed to be the one teaching the class) doesn't have her masters degree and not only that, but she can't sew, make patterns or work the computer programs. And yet, my failing came from part of her grading me in the final interviews. Not to mention, that she judges things based off of how she personally feels about the piece or item or person and not the work itself.
Now they're telling me that I have to either write a letter of appeal or get kicked out of school. I just can't wait for this to be over!!!
After legally taking a leave of absence, including signing all of the necessary papers, I was not informed that if I chose to then not return back to the program that I would be subject to an exit fee. But lo and behold about four months after not returning to the program, I have received threatening phone calls and letters from a collection agency claiming that I now owe IADT- Film School a whopping $1400 fee for leaving the program early. What adds insult to injury is the film school has completely dissolved, selling off all equipment and all studios and therefore no longer exist. I'm attempting to begin legal action against the school to absolve me from paying this ridiculous penalty.