The College Network - Legit or Scam? - page 4
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Hey, I recently just signed up for TCN a day ago. I have 2 more days until I can cancel my membership. I wanted to know your guys' opinion of the college network. From what the representative told me, it is accredited. They cover... Read More
- 0Aug 25, '11 by osalquQuote from NancyLynnI just talked to the TCN representative. I believed that I got all the details quite well, but still have not made the decision. I understand that TCN is more like a prep step to get accepted into the ISU BSN program. It is clear to me that they help you by providing modules that would help prepare one for the "CLEP" exams. From that stand point it is like being on your own testing out of CLEP exams and accummulating all the necessary credits required to get into ISU. about 20 years ago when I went to school for engineering I did the same in high school and CLEP'd some of my classes. Back then, studying for those exams was a bit more challenging since I had to sign books out of the library and hopefully cover all the material on the CLEP exam. It was tough, from that aspect. I think that there is the service that CTN provides, the study modules allow one to get straight to the important areas with out spending much time on stuff that might not be on the exam or like some one mentione, waste time listening to absurd questions by other students and/or hear story tails that do not apply to the content that one is preparing for. That to me is a great plus, although if I can find the same or equivalent learning material for cheaper would be more attractive. The point being is that one has to be very determined and be able to dissect the material alone which can be a drawback for different type of students or perhaps the average. In that case CTN or anything alike is a waste of time and resources.Hello,
I have been in the TCN system for 2 years and I have been very happy with the resources and support that I have received.
I have not had to buy any text books from Excelcior, and have not paid any tuition, other than the registration fee, which is what was explained to me when I signed the contract. They are not affiliated with EC which was also explained. This program is for someone who is self motivated and does not need feedback when studying, for example: listening to dumb questions from other students in class or teachers rambling on about their experiences. Just scientific medical facts are included in the modules. I have passed ALL tests, the first time I have taken them, with just the TCN modules, and a Tabers, and a colorful anatomy diagram . I got an A in anatomy and Physiology.
This is late I know , perhaps you canceled your contract, but if not, The comments above sound like there is some baggage unopened that the writers need to personally deal with and not throw at you. What is good and works for some people does NOT work for others, and I am very thankful that we are all very different.
- 0Aug 27, '11 by nurse_bearTCN is not a scam. they tell you everything about themselves....however they neglect to tell you that you don't need them. You can go through Excelsior and take the exams without them. Its kinda like paying someone $5 to walk to the end of your driveway to get your mail every day...makes no sense
- 0Sep 15, '11 by florecitasif anyone reads this i wish i would have found these comments before i signed on the dotted line. i too have been misled and made a fool of. stay away from tcn and their so called lpn to rn program, try another route. I wasted so much money and am currently trying to get a stop on the payments. i enrolled at my community college and am thoroughly looking ahead of time for a rn to bsn or msn program. i learned my lesson real good.
- 2Sep 15, '11 by SweettartRNQuote from MudwomanI filed a direct complaint with the AG's office where the College Network is, and I was not only let out of my contract, but was given a full refund of all that I had already paid.The state Attorney General in my state filed a class action law suit against the College Network for fraud. They paid up.
- 0Sep 15, '11 by caliotter3Quote from SweettartRNEvery person who posts how they were unable to extract themselves from TCN once they decided against it, should be directed to this post. Thanks for posting.I filed a direct complaint with the AG's office where the College Network is, and I was not only let out of my contract, but was given a full refund of all that I had already paid.
- 1Nov 27, '11 by jlmc87Quote from SweettartRNIs it possible that you may share to me what your situation was? I hope that my situation is similar and am seeking any direction possible. Signing up with them was a BIG mistake. I have read so many disheartening comments with people stating that they are unable to null their contract. Any comment will be much appreciated! Thank youI filed a direct complaint with the AG's office where the College Network is, and I was not only let out of my contract, but was given a full refund of all that I had already paid.