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United Education Institute [UEI] - Scam false advertising never got a job

It’s been more than ten years and still to this date I never worked in a dental office I went to UEI CHULA VISTA and classes were so unprofessional teachers subs in and out and also their own teachers would leave their job. I tried reaching for a couple of years and got not help from no one and on top of that I have debt from my student loans they take advantage of low income families like my Myself was promised a job “career” in dental assisting and what did I get nothing waste of time money and now in debt owe student loans and it’s not fair for a single mom of 4 kids to go through and stress about paying that money back

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6:48 pm

United Education Institute [UEI] - Scam

I attended United Educational Institute in Morrow, Ga in 2010 and I attended the Medical Assistant Program. I was told that I would have a job once the courses was completed. I NEVER received any employment and I could find a job in the Medical field. Companies want you to have 2 yrs, experience in Medical Assistant. I was terrible mislead and I owe 16, 000 dollars in student loans. I would never recommend this school to anyone.

Desired outcome: Discharge of loans

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I enrolled in this school in 2016 for the Medical Billing and Coding Program. I was informed of the duties, salary, and growth as a medical biller and coder and because of the salary, I decided to go ahead with this program. As the classes progressed and we (the students) began to question when we would start learning about billing and coding, we asked the...

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United Education Institute [UEI] - Fulfilling career education

Hello my name is Isabel Hernandez and I am just popping in to bring it to everyone's attention how much of a scam UEI college is. Regardless maintaining my attendance and grades and even offering my time as a student ambassador I was scammed I was two payments late during my internship that lasted four months. They sent me to corporate collections and now I am not able to graduate or receive my certificate without paying a one time payment of $3000 I had two little babies and I am not able to afford that so therefore I have paid monthly and taking our student loans and left and debt without a certificate. Such a waste of time And effort.!

Desired outcome: The compensation of my student loans and direct payments

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3:31 pm
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United Education Institute [UEI] - Educational services not received

I graduated from the CST program in 2008 and was not given any sort of assistance the entire time I was attending, which was a 9 month period. They stated that they would find an internship for me while attending which they never did. I never received a diploma, was not given an actual day of graduation and had no assistance in finding work as promised. This school is a sham and I can't even purchase a home because of the blemish that's been put on my credit from UEI. Someone please help!

Desired outcome: Loan forgiveness and removal from all three credit bureau reports

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United Education Institute [UEI] - Educational Services

I was enrolled in March of 2010. I was only looking for information but the lady in charge if enrollment insisted I sign up for a quick meeting to just check it out and tour the school Not knowing until later that I had basically signed up, as it was her slick way of saying "orientation". (Note: this course was a 15, 000 plus their fee. My grant was around $5, 500 and all in all my balance at the time was around $9, 500.) For the first month I would visit the enrollment office and ask them to let me transfer out, get my refund (as I was able to qualify for federal aid), and go to a different school. At first they said they would get back to me, then again, the same eventually they said give it a shot you still have some time to make up your mind. (30 days from original date, this was about a week before grace period was over). ON THE 30TH DAY, I had finally met the main head of the enrollment department and was basically told that my grace period was up and that I could either continue to work hard and graduate, "make my moneys" worth or I could drop the class transfer but would lose out on my government grant. It was a nine month course and I had started on March 18 2010 and graduated roughly between December 4 2010- December 10 2010. I went ahead and decided to "get my moneys worth" and continued with my massage therapy program. There were a total of 3-4 Massage therapy teachers including my teacher and roughly 4 classes per schedule one in the morning course one day course and one night course. Eventually it got to the point where teachers were being let go from the massage therapy department and eventually the classes started getting smaller. Around August of 2010 was started seeing the last of the students come in. One day, these higher ups from administration and the "principal" of the school came to our class and told us they were going to discontinue the massage therapy program and it was being talked about since the beginning of the year in January. When we asked why we were not told about the discontinuation of the program, they started giving us the run-around and when we asked about our refund, they told us we could either finish and graduate or fail and get nothing. We were forced to graduate and finish the program but when it came to out graduation we received no graduate robes or ceremony. Until this day I am still waiting on my original certification as I was only given a copy because they "ran out of graduation paper". When it came to looking for a job they were of no help and once your were graduated their resources were even less as you were expected to start your first payment six months after graduating. A few years after I graduated the school at my location was shut down now there are only 1 if not 2 UEI Colleges in San Diego. I wen to the school in Kearny Mesa off Aero Dr and Kearny Villa Rd.

Desired outcome: Clear debt and compensation for lose time and moneys

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They placed me at a improper extern site without me knowing. I go to my extern ship faithfully. I get passed 80% of my hours due. They call my extern site and tell H. R they need to send me home. I go to the school to see whats going. Im toldbthat I was placed at an improper office. I was placed in orthodontics when I should have been in a dental setting...

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Do not go here, they will paint a promising picture but please read the complaints and reviews on them first it's still happening to students and I've seen how a lot of single moms get screwed over by this school. It seems they have been getting away with scamming people at first day but then trapping you after two weeks and tell you In a hostile manner...

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United Education Institute [UEI] - Career services

I started externship February 23rd did not get placed at a site for about 4 weeks after the site that I was first placed at was not even a site it was a person renting a space I was moved again to a sleep tech center him and sent to sleep Susie did not send my contract over for liabilities so the lady told me not to come back the next day then I was placed at la Palm family practice it was not a good fit it was for bilingual people I do not speak Spanish and I was unable to communicate with the patients or anyone else at that sort.

Desired outcome: I want to get out the

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I was contacted on 11-25-19 by IEC to advise me of a delinquent bill of $631 saying that my contract was "underfunded " from when I attended UEI in 2011, this was the first time this was ever mentioned to me after 8 years!!! I feel this is an error done by their accounting department and when I spoke with someone named Chris whom identified himself as a...

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First of all they promise to give you a job at uei which I was sent too 3 and Career services gave up on me after that I would leave voicemails everyday with no response. Fatima the career service advisor was weird she would call me "Mija" and was very unprofessional. Besides the instructor was a pervert he asked me on a date when I first graduated. I can't believe i am in that much of debt and I have no job yet.

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So I graduated here last year. On externship they send me to a horrible clinic where the manager always complained about my hair when in reality I have a scalp condition. I later traded spots they send me far away from there and made me go. When I finished uei they did a poor job helping me look for a workplace. They send me to a place where I lasted 5...

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United Education Institute [UEI] - lack of education and nobody cares

If you're thinking about going here but you're not sure, just don't go here and seek anything better. You will not learn anything more than you may learn on your own(online+books), you will at times know more than your own instructors and if you correct them on mistakes or how wrongly they've graded your exams they will not do anything about it and just ignore you. I went to the UEI in Encino for pharmacy technician; I don't share many regrets in my life but this is definitely a big mistake I would love to rectify if anyone is willing to share their recent horrid store about this establishment so that I may submit complaints to the Board of Education along with other agencies that will listen and do something about how poorly this school educates and how they've become just money grabbing leeches. I don't expect anyone to listen right away but something has to give if enough of us complain & if we keep bringing up the topic to them, nobody is stepping in and supervising or cracking down on this school, somebody definitely needs to. You want a strong economy don't you? Then we need to help each other rise not get sucked dry by something that has not yet taught or accomplished any of the things they claim when you first sign up, the worst part is that you don't realize how repetitive, useless and how bad the school educates until after your first MOD which is a little over a month but you only have 1-2 weeks to decide if you want to continue with them or not, it took me a month to realize how I was smarter than my instructor and cared more about the class than her but by that time I was told I couldn't leave without still having to pay the money back whether I continue with school or not. If you want to know all the points I have against this establishment please contact me, let's get together and do something about this school, I want a real education or atleast my money's worth. It's frustraiting to know the amount of friends and acquaintances that are left disappointed, in debt, or are living with a huge regret over this school including myself, I was one of the "good students" yet here I am waiting tables again because UEI failed me and my teacher was too lazy to educate. Me and most of my classmates had to educate ourselves after we realized our instructor was misspelling words, correct our exams wrong(when she gave us the answers to memorize every test)& our department is pharmacy technician meaning correct spelling to Brands/Generics medication is crucial and important in this field. I have a lot more to say and point out but if you'd like to know more or share your story please message me, let's get together and do something about this school. I mainly just wanted to let others who have not been victimized to look past this school, DO NOT go here, you will not learn more than you could on your own and you will mainly just be graded on attendance, that's all they care about because that's one of the main ways they get their m funding. You may be the dumbest person in the class and not do your work but as long as you show up everyday that's all they care enough to grade and praise over, this school is ridiculous and nothing else matters to them.

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Aug 18, 2021 7:10 am

Starting a petition to change the way the teach and there privacy of the student like calling your emergency contacts if you miss a day when we are adults is crazy my name is Monique and i need as many signatures as possible you can contact me at [email protected] gmail.com

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United Education Institute [UEI] - uei is a scam

UEI is a huge scam making you pay $20, 000 for nothing but an empty dream. The schools did not teach me anything. The teachers gave us all the answers to past test. I wasn't allowed to come to class if I was late on payment which made me missed test or PowerPoints notes. And I was late on payment because at the time I was 17 with a part time job to not miss school. I made many sacrifices and still ended no where. Now I'm struggling to look for a job in the education that I studied. Oh! BTW I did all this to still find out I get paid $11 an hour. THATS NOT WHAT I WENT TO SCHOOL FOR .

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Jul 07, 2019 9:54 am

I'm on the same page as you, I went for pharmacy technician in the Encino. I too feel I did not learn anything and I'm working at a minimum wage job as we speak.

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I was lied to about finding work as an MBIC Entry level position, turned out, that it's not. Most companies want you to have at least 2-3 years experience in MBIC. I wasn't told that, and it's also my fault for not researching first. This School in Fresno is a joke! I should of known, especially for it being in a mall, but I gave it a benefit of a doubt. I...

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I was a former student my at UEI college. I graduated for medical assistance but I had the worst experience ever.  I have filed complaints with the department of education. I will not give not give up and will fight until this school gets shut down. Its great to know that other people like myself are willing to do what's right. This school is fraud as for...

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United Education Institute [UEI] - with holding diploma because of money

This school is money hungry. They take all of your government grant funds then they make you pay them $90 every month saying it's going towards your tuition. And not only that unless you are quote on quote up to date with those payments you can't graduate, also so when ever you are done with your course they well with hold your diploma because of lack of money.

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I been going to UEI since the middle of last year, and I have notice that only the medical assistants, dental and hvac has been getting jobs without any problems. Business office administrative has not been lucky at all. Then out of no where the president of the school, decide to give us a break in school and wanted us to start coming to class for only...

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United Education Institute [UEI] - uei encino

this school is a scam it is in the ghetto and it is a car accident for one waiting to happen bad setup I already new all the information which means it was basic information and common sense but they're teaching nothing complicated and a waste of my hour drive at night and 8 months of gas money and time I have received no job help the only available jobs they only have little things that I can get on my own in that city alone not anywhere they do not help you I did my resume on my own through templates online the teachers are even that strict and it's hard to get extra help which I saw from other kids that did need help but they give you Promises of job placement hundred percent and we are accredited and so useful and a life they make you sound so excited but it's worthless people who don't have money to go to college are tricked and lied to to waste money they don't have nobody should be wasting their money and they should give us all our money back because it was worthless now if you can use it and it was impressive on your resume and employers are allowed by it then it would be worth it but they aren't so it's of no help plus UEI does not even help you it is not worth the money around 19000 or even more for this little 8 month certificate. They definitely should wipe the loans out and not even be in business this should not be allowed it's just a scam. I still have to be on government assistance and can't use it but I try to use it but it is worthless nobody cares about a little certificate and I also have to have collections on me and credit destroyed because of this? That's not right.

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United Education Institute [UEI] - loan

I was a student in 2012 at UEI for dental assisting. I was completely lied to during my enrollment process and they even fraudulently filled out my fafsa to get me to qualify for this loan. I was homeless and barely out of hs so I didn't know any better. Now my life is ruined I can't go back to college because of this debt. My credit is ruined. I'm unemployed and pregnant with my 2nd child and I don't know what to do. I never even learned anything to be able to function as a dental assistant. The way their school worked they had me start at the end of the year when everyone was learning dental xrays. I cried and complained and they said even if I left I would have this debt and I couldn't wait to start at the beginning. So I was trapped. I failed the xray exam because I didn't even know what was going on. The whole thing was effed up. If there is ever a lawsuit pleeeeeease contact me [email protected]

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