Gibbs College campus will be shut down

Full story: Hartford Courant

Gibbs College in Norwalk will no longer enroll new students and will end all programs by the end of 2009, effectively shutting the school down, its corporate owner, Career Education Corp., announced yesterday.

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eve

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Jun 25, 2011
 
I consulted with a lawyer today regarding this matter he asked I gather my information and come see him. I'm willing to work as a team forget team army If anyone is down. Again I attended 2002-2004 norwalk. But It dosen't matter.
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Jun 25, 2011
 
eve wrote:
I consulted with a lawyer today regarding this matter he asked I gather my information and come see him. I'm willing to work as a team forget team army If anyone is down. Again I attended 2002-2004 norwalk. But It dosen't matter.
are you into enemas like I am
obMa joe laden

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Jun 25, 2011
 
obMa joe laden wrote:
<quoted text>YEAH YOUR SCREWED BUDDY THE SCHOOL HAS BEEN DEFUNCT SINCE TWO YEARS AGO YET THEY HUSTLED STUDENTS LIKE YOU OUT OF YOUR CASH AND FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS YOUR DEGREE IS WORTHLESS THE SCHOOLS ACCREDITATION WAS PULLED YEARS AGO.
Listen guy I'll help you out here. Either go get a lawyer or go to state superior court find a law similar to MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL LAW I THINK ITS 223A OR 225A CALLED THE LONG ARM STATUTE

GET DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO WRITE AND FILE A STATE LAW SUIT complaint FROM COURT CLERK.

IF YA GOT NO MONEY CHECK BOX SAYS PRO SE FILER IND MEANS YOUR BROKE

YOUR THE PLAINTIFF ------- GIBBS IS THE DEFENDANT

TELL THE COURT THEY DEFRAUDED YOU AND OTHERS OUT OF FED MONEY AND YOUR OWN CASH the fed if your fed court my appoint the US Attorney to help you.

MAKE SURE YOU DEMAND JURY TRIAL

DAMAGES SAY $ ONE MILLION IN BOTH PAIN AND SUFFERING LOSS OF FUTURE
EARNINGS YOUR REPUTATION BASED ON THE FRAUD PERPITRATED BY GIBBS
IN THAT IT HURT YOU EMOTIONALLY AND DAMAGED YOUR REPUTATION.

WHY/ BECAUSE THEY SUPPLIED IE KNOWINGLY SUPPLIED YOU WITH FRAUDJULENT ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS.

YOU ONLY HAVE 3 YEARS. IF IT WERE ME THAT LAW SUIT WOULD BE ON THE JUDGES DOCKET ROSTRUM BY MONDAY. REMEMBER YOU ONLY HAVE 3 YEARS.

BETTER GET ON IT OR ALL YOU WILL BE LEFT WITH IS A LARGE STUDENT BILL AND VOIDED ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS.
Digital Girl

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Sep 1, 2011
 
I went to Gibbs in Norwalk from 2006-2008. I worked during the day so I enrolled in night classes. By the 2nd semester I was put into day classes. I went to the director of Digital Media to get my schedule straightened out an was told that only day classes were available. I had to cut my hours at work to attend day classes and I eventually got laid off because I couldn't work enough hours.

I was suppose to graduate at a certain time but they kept dragging out my classes each semester.. saying that certain classes weren't available that term. I now realized that they pulled that stunt to get more semesters out of me so they could increase my loan. When I still worked at my job a co-worker asked about Gibbs closing. I didn't hear anything about it closing so I thought nothing of his comment. A couple of months later the facility announced that Gibbs was closing. They said "don't worry credits are transferable an remaining student can transfer to the Gibbs in Farmington to finish out there degree". The list of transferable schools were schools just like Gibbs. I found out from a couple of class mates that Gibbs was not accredited and the credits were useless if you tried to them transfer to a real college. I was done with them and there b.s. so I dropped out 2 classes shy of my diploma. After reading all the complaints I might not even have gotten my diploma an if I did employers probably would have laughed in my face.

I honestly wish that I would have just went to a community college instead of Gibbs. I already knew the softwares they were teaching, so I didn't learn anything knew. They gave us a bunch of art supplies that were never used. They didn't include software like photoshop or dreamweaver with the supplies, the only way you could use those programs were at school. They didn't even teach important languages like css. I seriously wasted my time, money, and energy at that place. I paid my student loans for 6mths and then I just got annoyed because I was literally paying for nothing. Now I'm in default on my loans and it on my credit report. I'm not even mad at Gibbs I'm mad at myself for not doing my research and falling for there marketing tactics. I wish I went with my gut feeling and never enrolled there. I'm not giving up though I plan on going to a real college next time around. I just really hate that I have to start all over.

Thanks
Digital Girl

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#71
Sep 1, 2011
 
Has anyone went back to school after dealing with Gibbs? Has anyone had any success with student loan or getting sallie mae removed from there credit report?
MrD

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#73
Sep 20, 2011
 
I was also a victim of Gibbs college Montclair nj graduated in 2002. Almost $ 30,000 and nothing to show for it. If there is anyway to get them back let me know!
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Sep 20, 2011
 
eve wrote:
I consulted with a lawyer today regarding this matter he asked I gather my information and come see him. I'm willing to work as a team forget team army If anyone is down. Again I attended 2002-2004 norwalk. But It dosen't matter.
What did lawyer say?
tamara hoskins newark nj

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Sep 21, 2011
 
hi everyone... I am a former student at Gibbs College in Livingston, and I am shocked to be reading what i read!!! I graduated in june 2009.. Ive earned an associates degreein medical billing.. Since ive graduated i havent found a job in that field yet!! I thought it was the economy, but i guess it was all a scam hunn?? No wonder no one has ever called me back!! I just registered with Essex County College but they are willing to take my credits from Gibbs... My only problem is I need my transcript and dont know how to obtain it? Can any of you help me out? I will be going to school for something else now, my degree from Gibbs was a waste of time I feel because i never used it!!! Hopefully my exsperience with ecc will make a difference...Oh and i owe 28,000 for Gibbs too..(sad) smh..
tamara hoskins newark nj

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Sep 21, 2011
 
sorry, its experience....if ive made any errors i apologize!!! was typing too fast!!! pardon me everyone...
MrD

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Sep 23, 2011
 
Hey Tamara don't know where to get records but just to let you know Kean university takes the credits also. That's what I did.
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Nov 5, 2011
 
I Went to Gibbs from '05 to '07 under the information technology program and the lies that were told there are ridiculous. i chose that school because they said you would be able to transfer but when i tried the other school told me that none of my credits would count and that i ould have to start over as a freshman or go to community college for more years and build up my classes. I wanted to know if anyone is starting a class action suit against them cause if so I am in agreement and would love to be included. Please let me know I went to the vienna campus which is now sandford brown.
Jacked by Gibbs

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Nov 7, 2011
 
Please be advised that Gibbs is now Sanford Brown university. They will not release transcripts because I owe them direct. Luckily I found a way to pay off most of my bill, so I have to start from scratch to go to a real college. But I would still like to pursue a lawsuit just on the principle and to show an example to fly by night schools, that you just can't do this to people!
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Dec 1, 2011
 
AHall wrote:
I Went to Gibbs from '05 to '07 under the information technology program and the lies that were told there are ridiculous. i chose that school because they said you would be able to transfer but when i tried the other school told me that none of my credits would count and that i ould have to start over as a freshman or go to community college for more years and build up my classes. I wanted to know if anyone is starting a class action suit against them cause if so I am in agreement and would love to be included. Please let me know I went to the vienna campus which is now sandford brown.
Lets do a class action, YES! Please email me @ musique001@yahoo.com.
kathy

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Mar 25, 2012
 
Please let me know where to sign up for a lawsuit against Gibbs College in Norwalk!
kathy

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Mar 25, 2012
 
Is anyone contacting an attorney for a class action suit against Gibbs College of Norwalk, CT?
MrD

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Mar 28, 2012
 
Count me in if so
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#87
Mar 29, 2012
 
Don't feel bad, even the accredited colleges are a financial scam. They have become businesses with the goal of taking in students regardless of qualifications. They are concerned about the bottom line only, not the betterment of the individual. They accept the kids, keep them for two years and then kick them ruthlessly out on the streets to work off the debt they owe.
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#88
Apr 11, 2012
 
I attending Gibbs College in Vienna, VA and i need help with a lawsuit as well. I want to further my career but i cant even get my damn transcripts because i owe them money. Please help! Jennie5005@aol.com

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Jennifer wrote:
I attending Gibbs College in Vienna, VA and i need help with a lawsuit as well. I want to further my career but i cant even get my damn transcripts because i owe them money. Please help! Jennie5005@aol.com
Jenni5005, please PVT/email me. Thanks.

Since: Apr 12

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#90
Apr 26, 2012
 
Hi all,

feel everyones pain and frustrations. I attended Gibbs college in Montclair NJ back in 2001-2002. I just can't believe I fell into this trap thinking I was going somewhere with my career. Nine years later I'd applied @ a community college . Luckily I was able to get my transcript from Gibbs. Upon registering, I sat down with the student success academic advisor and showed him my transcript from Gibbs. He checked his system to see if they were an regionally accredited college and he said to me " Sorry we don't recognize this school or these credits. I was like WHAT! talk about embarrassing! Every time I think about this college, ughhh!!

I am 100% down to file a class action lawsuit against them.

My email address is mackprime7@gmail.com. Please email me if anyone comes up with some information. Thanks all.

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