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I NEED HELP!!! College Network is taking money!

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by sassylvn80 sassylvn80 (New) New

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Hi everyone, I just signed up to allnurses.com because I saw some post that were related to my current problem. I signed up with the college network and I truly believed that they were going to help me further my education. I am a single mom with two children and needed a program that would revolve around them. I thought it sounded like a great idea and now I have paid these people close to $10,000 and still no degree!!!!! The material is a joke and they are not even recognized here in California. I need help getting out of this contract. Does anyone know where I can start????

In need of major help.....

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get a lawyer, pro bono. your local BAR association or legal aid department should have information on how to hire a pro bono attorney

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

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Contact an attorney to review your contract as neither school TCN offers prep guides for (Excelsior College & Indiana state ) are approved by CABRN.

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OMG THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH!!!!!! I can't believe these people are still in business! It is so wrong! Thank you guys for the information. Looks like I have a lot of homework to do tomorrow for sure!

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TheCommuter has 14 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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OMG THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH!!!!!! I can't believe these people are still in business! It is so wrong! Thank you guys for the information. Looks like I have a lot of homework to do tomorrow for sure!
Contact the attorney general where you reside. The attorney general in CA has filed suit against a well known for-profit educational giant (Corinthian Schools), so they might feel sympathetic toward your situation.

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I have been looking at the college network and it even states that they are NOT available here in California, yet the man that came to speak to me said they were! I can't believe this kind of things happen. I feel like a complete fool!!!!

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TheCommuter has 14 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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I have been looking at the college network and it even states that they are NOT available here in California, yet the man that came to speak to me said they were! I can't believe this kind of things happen. I feel like a complete fool!!!!
To be fair, the salesman was misleading and deceitful, but he was not lying.

The College Network is not a school or educational problem; rather, it is a company that sells overpriced study materials. Therefore, the College Network is available in California if all you wanted was the study materials.

However, you were probably left with the impression that the College Network was an actual school that offered a distance-based LVN-to-ASN degree program.

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No I did understand that they were like basically the middle man right? They just connect us to the university and then we are kind of on our own. I logged onto my account last night and Indiana State is not even the school college network is using anymore. I guess Indiana terminated their contract with them, another red flag.

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SweettartRN has 1 years experience.

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I helped a friend file an attorney general complaint against the College Network (I believe in Indiana) and within 3 weeks she was let out of her contract, and given a full refund. YMMV, but it's worth a shot.

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

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No I did understand that they were like basically the middle man right? They just connect us to the university and then we are kind of on our own. I logged onto my account last night and Indiana State is not even the school college network is using anymore. I guess Indiana terminated their contract with them, another red flag.

No Indiana State online bridge is no longer acceptable by CABRN therefore no CA resident can be admitted whether directly or using TCN

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edmia has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency, ICU.

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I cannot believe they are still deceiving people this way! They sell test prep material, they are not a degree granting institution. Here is a good article talking about them in Indiana where the headquarters are: http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2014/08/09/test-preparation-predator-college-network-faces-complaints-lawsuit/13848511/

It does seem that going to your attorney General is the way yo go. They seem to settle quickly with people who get the AG involved.

So sorry you're stuck in this scam. Good luck fighting them.

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lhflanurseNP has 40 years experience as a APRN and specializes in Adult Nurse Practitioner.

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I believe TCN offers a "pay for service" for providing education materials to allow one to take CLEP and other testing to opt out of actual courses towards their advancement and degree...statistics, psychology, sociology, etc. Once the student has reviewed the course and taken the practice exams they can then "sit" to take the exam and get credit. You will get the results of the exam as soon as it is completed and you will have access to claim it for future needs through the testing agency. As to the schools "linked" to TCN...I believe all will be private colleges. The program sounds like you have to go through them to attend the schools, but this is not true. If you can't get out of the contract, and it is pretty hard to do so, you can continue with the program then apply to a school of your choice using the scores from the testing centers as your opt-out proof. With so many schools now offering on-line programs, and the ability to take these classes on your own and test out on your own for the fraction of the cost, it is hard to believe so many students are taken in by this company, but they do a good sell. Good luck! BTW, even though TCN offers practice exams with their modules, pay the little extra for the practice exams through the testing bank you will be using...they are closer to what will actually be on the exam.

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