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Ardmore, OK

#106 Jun 5, 2010
Also I was told To fill out 2 diffrent finacial Aid Packets and bring them in Hell with that Im tossing them in the trash. Can they try to make me pay for school if I never go back!
Uh Oh

Royse City, TX

#107 Jun 13, 2010
Holy $H!^. I still attend this school. I started going to it because I know one guy who attended for automotive tech, graduated, then got a job at a toyota dealership that he wanted and is still there, and I want the same thing so I figured why not! I do have to say though it is pretty scarry to see all of these comments. The only thing that is slightly reassuring is the fact that the one comment points out...You idiots can't read and right, of coarse you feel ripped off, you didn't apply your selfs in elementary and hopefully for some thousands of people, that is still the case. Although, I will head your warnings and do a little more research, and I don't mean to hate on anyone, but Dam^, if you are trying to get people to take you seriously, please right seriously...
Uh Oh

Royse City, TX

#108 Jun 13, 2010
O yeah, there getting me for 23,000
The truth

Fort Worth, TX

#109 Jun 29, 2010
Look here everyone not every ati school is bed... i have learned alot from being here.. the problem here sometimes is the lack of controll because these instructors teach us everything theyu know. im in the DA program and so far i am doing great... the people who are really to blame are not the instructors in most situations but the bosses. How many of you have tried talking to them and all they do is send you away? I know that happens alot they always say we come first but really their pay checks come first. The instructors actually want us to succeed... they are here everyday trying their best to keep us on task... but is hard to do when they are pressured due to the high demand on work that the bosses lack on doing.
Insider

Plano, TX

#110 Jul 1, 2010
To all of you that are complaining. How many of you actually graduated from high school? The thing is that many of you dont care about your own future and the fact that you realized that you are a loser you needed to do something. So you decide to go to school, a school that does what they say they will do and then you blow class off, do drugs still, fight, and not study: then you have the nerve to down talk ATI? Really? How many of you could actually get into another school? Very few of you!

The thing is that you need to focus on yourself and stop being a loser who waited to do something in life and now since you failed at being an adult you have to attack adults that are therre for you. My next issue is Financial Aid, where can you go to school for free? NO WHERE! Also you dont pay 16K, you actually atke loans for however much but it is the people like me who pay over 12K a year in taxes that pay a percentage of your Pell. Many of you have never worked a day in your lives. Selling drugs is not a tax paying job.

What really is amazing is that you really belive you should go to school to get a refund check! Really????? I never imagined that I needed to get money to go to school. I was so motivated to get my EDUCATION, not money to live. That is why you get a full time job and go to school at the same time!

The thing is that everyones life is different. Stop listening to people who down talk the school. Look at the number of post by the same people and compare the number to a average student population of 600 students and you will see it is just a select few. ATI is SUCCESS DRIVEN and they want their students to be the same.
STUPID PPL SHOULDNT TALK

Plano, TX

#111 Jul 1, 2010
IT TRULY AMAZES ME, THE THINGS THAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY. USUALLY THOSE THAT CHOOSE TO MAKE COMMENTS ON FORUMS LIKE THIS ARE MADE AT THE SCHOOL FOR SOME STUPID REASON OR ANOTHER, PROBABLY SOMETHING THAT WAS THERE OWN FAULT. ALL PROPRIETARY SCHOOLS, GOOGLE IT IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS, ARE VERY SIMILAR. THE RESOURCES ARE PROVIDED TO YOU BUT IT IS UP TO THAT INDIVIDUAL TO USE THEM. IF YOU GO TO SCHOOL AND DO ENOUGH JUST TO PASS YOUR CLASS, YOUR NOT GOING TO GAIN ANY KNOWLEDGE. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO OPEN YOUR STUPID BOOK AND LEARN, YOU CAN'T BLAME OTHERS FOR YOUR LACK OF COMMON SENSE. I WILL BE THE FIRST TO AGREE THAT SOME PEOPLE, REGARDLESS OF LOCATION OR EVEN SCHOOL, SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN HIRED TO DO WHAT THEY DO. EVERYONE IS GOING TO COME ACROSS INSTRUCTORS THAT DON'T CARE OR DON'T HELP YOU THE WAY YOU WANT THEM TO, BUT ITS STILL YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO FIND OUT, YOU ARE THE ONE THAT PAYS FOR IT. HOW CAN YOU LEAVE SOMEONE ELSE RESPONSIBLE OR BLAME SOMEONE ELSE WHEN YOU WERE THE ONE THAT COULDN'T COMPREHEND OR TAKE SOME EXTRA TIME OUT OF YOUR DAY TO ACTUALLY STUDY. ITS NOT THE SCHOOLS FAULT, OR ANY OTHER SCHOOLS FAULT, IF YOU CAN'T GET A JOB. IF YOU SHOW UP TO AN INTERVIEW LOOKING GRUNGIE, I PROBABLY WOULDN'T HIRE YOU EITHER, IT IS IN THE PRESENTATION THAT YOU GIVE. DON'T BLAME THE SCHOOL, BLAME YOURSELF. YOU PROBABLY COULDN'T GET A JOB AT MCDONALDS EITHER.
IF YOU HAVE AN OPINION, GREAT, SHARE IT. BUT THERE IS NOT NEED TO BE IGNORANT ABOUT WHAT YOU SAY OR HOW YOU SAY IT. SOME OF THE COMMENTS ON HERE ARE BEYOND REDICULOUS SIMPLY BECAUSE THE COMPLAINTS AREN'T EVEN ACCURATE. WE ALL HEAR WHAT WE WANT TO HEAR, IT SHOULD BE AN INDIVIDUAL CHOICE ON WHETHER WE CHOOSE TO ATTEND SOMEWHERE OR NOT. OF ALL THESE CAMPUSES, LOOK HOW MANY COMMENTS THERE ARE. COMPARED TO THE POPULATION OF STUDENTS, ITS REALLY A SMALL AMOUNT OF GRUMPY PEOPLE THAT ARE POSTING ON HERE. GET OVER YOURSELF, STOP BLAMING OTHERS AND ACCEPT THAT YOU MAY BE AT FAULT FOR WHAT HAPPENED.@#$@#$@%$
fort lauderdale nor

United States

#112 Jul 5, 2010
wow!! i just received a full scholar ship for the hvac program at ati.what a dagger to the heart hearing all these negative comments about the school ...ati is really that bad?i know now not to waste my time going over there.
medasstgraduate

Minneapolis, MN

#113 Jul 7, 2010
I enjoyed going to school, but after all, most people work merely for a paycheck. I made it fun along with classmates. I think i was ripped off in part because i did not go over whole content in books. Teachers private lives and professional lives seemed to have been mixing in my school. We give our opnion in a conofidential survey, however our whole class voted the same ideas, and nothing happened. Its convience, and thats what your looking for when going to a technical school. Over all i am satisfied and my career placement assistance did help find a place of employment.
oscar

Fort Worth, TX

#114 Jul 12, 2010
ATI is a school that lies to its students.promises jobs and dont give u anything. i was suppose to get certified in welding and didnt even get a papper saying i took the course, a diploma of some sort.Nothing....they dont care about the students and the teachers dont do anything but eat and teach 2nd grade math.Mr kirby,"coach",erica ponce,and the rest of the damn teachers and staff there are a joke. i would never step a foot in that place never!
LEJones

Tucson, AZ

#115 Jul 30, 2010
Has any one thought of obtaining a Lawer for a Class Action Law Suit against ATI.

I went to the Albuquerque, 4 week cram coarse. That was a Major screw up in my life, every complaint in the posts I read I experienced there too. Not only that, Companies out here will not even give me a shot and I have applied to hundreds of them for 7 months now. Not even the ATI Career School down the road from me here in Arizona would consider me. Also no help from the job assist staff either.
All they did is scam you for the money.
They leave you out to dry.

ANY LAWYERS?

[email protected]
Cathy

Richardson, TX

#116 Aug 5, 2010
ATI TECHNICAL FOOL wrote:
<quoted text>
If you just got in, QUIT! You got 30 days before they could charge you money. They don't tell you that of course
Not true you only have four days after the fifth day you are considered a drop.
Insider that knows

Richardson, TX

#117 Aug 5, 2010
I get so sick of reading all these comments on here about how bad ATI is. Do your homework and check into schools like this one or others schools like kaplan, everest, etc. For the comments that say you have 30 days before they charge you is not true. If you sit more than 5 days you are considered a drop and will owe money. The Admissions Dept. will try everything to get you to come in and enroll at the school. If you have signed an enrollment agreement you have 72 hours to cancel. Oh and this so called "living expenses" check you receive from Financial Aid is just an adjustment on your tution. Do yourself a favor and go to community college. They are a lot cheaper. One final thing the credits from ATI will not transfer exspecially from the Dental and Medical Programs.
hangdog

Brownsville, TX

#119 Sep 9, 2010
I just "graduated" from an ATI school in Texas. What a joke! We were often let out early from class, sometimes by as much as an hour. I was told that the placement rate for students in my program was 85%, but when I asked for documentation to prove it I was denied. I've now graduated and the jobs are not there. I believe they lied to me about their placement figures in order to get me to enroll. The last 3 days of class were supposed to be devoted to CPR training. The first day we watched movies for nearly 4 hours, some of them having nothing to do with CPR. The second day we actually did some training but, as usual, were let out early. The third day we were supposed to learn how to use an AED and do two-person CPR, but instead we took a 10 minute multiple choice test and were told to go home. Now I am certified in CPR training! Heaven help you if you drop over and I'm around.

Don't go to an ATI school. They are a huge ripoff!
LIES

United States

#120 Sep 20, 2010
I am very unhappy with ATI. I just finished going there and it is sad to say but that place is nothing but a rip off. They are very unorganized when it is time to switch clesse at the end of the 5 week term we would stand out in the hall way for about 2 hours waiting for adminstration to get everything in order so that we could get into a classroom and it was so hot there that they had an inspection and they were talking bout shutting down the building so they really quick put some bootleg air in the building until they got units out there to cool down the place, no one wanted to go to the lab it was so hot. Alot of the instructors had a lack of knowledge about certain things and didn't really care if you understood or not they were moving on and i mean i remember 1 of them Gary Davis he was so sorry all he would do is sit in front of the class ON HIS CELL PHONE and watch us read and ask if we had any questions. They are supposed to teach us what the book is telling us, you could read it over and over and not get the full understanding until you are taught physically. Alot of the students would come in smelling like smoke and they would disrupt the class and that is very annoying if i am trying to learn and the instructors wouldn't say anythying and just let it happen. Some students were selling and doing drugs in the bathroom and the cops never did anything about it. They lied to get me into the program and now that i am finished on my last day the career services people were supposed too come and talk with us to start trying to place us with jobs and they came on the last day with a little packet that didn't mean anything, and when I try to go back in therre and speak with career services they act like they do not want to help but they talk good game about how they will consistently send me out to jobs, i went in there a little upset trying to speak with them and the coordinator Preston Walker said "i am not going to have this conversation because you are upset." Well i am going to be upset when i pay $18,000 and cannot get any help from anyone, he never helped me thet entire time that i was going there and now that i am out and try to go back up there and get a little assistance from them still no help back at square one. THE SCHOOL IS A HELL HOLE NOT RUN PROPERLY AND FULL OF PEOPLE JUST TRYING TO GET A PAY CHECK, I REGRET GOING THERE AND WISHED I NEVER HAD I WISH THAT COULD TAKE IT BACK. I WILL NEVER EVER RECOMMEND THAT A PERSON GO THERE AND TRY TO GET AN EDUCATION BECAUSE ALL YOU WILL GET IS LIED TO AND SCREWED IN THE END, THAT SCHOOL SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN.
Zach

Nederland, TX

#121 Sep 20, 2010
I am a student at ati in dallas on mocking bird and maple, I too am being screwed out my cost of liveing loans. Anyone interested in joining me in a class action law suit against the school please send me an email at [email protected]
personatigotfort heymoney

Stillwater, OK

#122 Sep 21, 2010
Ati in oklahoma city is a really bad school that I recommend no one go to!! They tell you what you want to hear but when you start its a different thang.Am graduating soon an I havent learned anything since i been here.The teachers they find people that work in high end jobs and have money.The teachers lacked the knowledge or just had to many problems like fuckin on students and takin the students money.They need to close down ati for good.They should be the ones payin the money back since we didnt know where it was going anyways.
bb dallas tx

Mckinney, TX

#123 Sep 27, 2010
when i started i let them know that i have something on my background ,ATI assured me it was ok they employee students all the time like me .well on top of the instructors not caring i bust my butt everyday had to quit my job because they said i couldn't be late. know i'm done with a 4.0 and know i'm stuck with a degree and can't get a job because i was lied to by ATI that they could help me .what burns me up is that no matter what your past is you try to correct it and someone is there lying trying to scam you into more debt they knew i was not a candidate from jump they are cheating the goverment and something needs to be done about it.
diddy

Dallas, TX

#124 Oct 1, 2010
ATI STUDENT wrote:
I went to ATI in Garland .... They did not teach me $hit and we had 2 teachers quit on us because they were uneducated and were more worried about their paychecks then they are about their students.. Other thing the only two good teachers are Doris Watson And Shawn Craig.....now they didnt even tell me that i faild a classs .... and they threw me at some salimae company wich is taking 12.75 percent interest wich is 20,000$ on 13,000$ loan... so all together i have to pay 36,000$???? Thats messing up my life instead of fixing it !!! ATI is Full of it and salemea!!! If u do have a choiuce to go to schoool DONT PICK ATI CAREER TRAINING!!!!!!!!!!
The teachers aint the only one dumb some of you dumb brauds can't spell worth of sh** maybe yall dumb azz didnt no sh**.
reggie

Kress, TX

#125 Oct 5, 2010
For anyone that is considering this school, turn around and run. I attended ATI in 1992, for Medical Assisting. What a JOKE. Not only was I lied to about "credits" transferring to other schools, I was lied to about the hire rate of their new graduates and the overall cost of the program. I still owe part of a 7K student loan, that was in addition to any grant money I received. I NEVER found work as an "M.A." and returned to school for my nursing degree. None of the classes I took at ATI were beneficial to my nursing degree, nor would they transfer. I started all over, from scratch, and after graduating I had NO additional student loans. It was actually thousands of dollars cheaper (At least 3k, including all books and supplies) to go to Jr. College in Texas and get my nursing licnese than the 10 months I spent at ATI. Oh, and after nursing school I immediately found a job as a nurse. I am now trying to find out what happened to the campus I attended in Fort Worth, TX in 1992 so that I can get a copy of my enrollment forms, as I am trying to have the remainder of the student loan I owe discharged. So far, I have been unsuccessful. So please, make sure you think it through. Unless you've got money to burn, there are much better options at the Jr. or community colleges in your area.
reggie

Kress, TX

#126 Oct 5, 2010
Insider wrote:
To all of you that are complaining. How many of you actually graduated from high school? The thing is that many of you dont care about your own future and the fact that you realized that you are a loser you needed to do something. So you decide to go to school, a school that does what they say they will do and then you blow class off, do drugs still, fight, and not study: then you have the nerve to down talk ATI? Really? How many of you could actually get into another school? Very few of you!
The thing is that you need to focus on yourself and stop being a loser who waited to do something in life and now since you failed at being an adult you have to attack adults that are therre for you. My next issue is Financial Aid, where can you go to school for free? NO WHERE! Also you dont pay 16K, you actually atke loans for however much but it is the people like me who pay over 12K a year in taxes that pay a percentage of your Pell. Many of you have never worked a day in your lives. Selling drugs is not a tax paying job.
What really is amazing is that you really belive you should go to school to get a refund check! Really????? I never imagined that I needed to get money to go to school. I was so motivated to get my EDUCATION, not money to live. That is why you get a full time job and go to school at the same time!
The thing is that everyones life is different. Stop listening to people who down talk the school. Look at the number of post by the same people and compare the number to a average student population of 600 students and you will see it is just a select few. ATI is SUCCESS DRIVEN and they want their students to be the same.
You are essentially full of crap. There is no one that cares about your success at this school. I know first hand. I pay taxes as well, and I have worked for more than half my life, so having a 7k student loan to pay back for some worthless "certificate of completion" that's not worth the paper it is written on is more than a little annoying. Oh, and around 3/4 of my "class" at ATI was disgruntled. So I challenge you to grab those 600 students and do a little survey and you too will find out the meaning of disgruntled. I pulled myself up, brushed myself off, and went on to nursing school. Stupid me, that's what I should have done in the first place and I'd be about 7K richer. That was my life lesson, so trying to save someone else the expensive lesson.

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