My experience from the beginning was nice because the recruiters there were nice and friendly. After the whole "you'll be able to buy a Ferrari " and "We have the best alumni help" speech; they try to get you to sign up right there and then . I was even... Read More
I told her the money was an issue and so was the driving distance (from Laveen, AZ to Paradise Valley, AZ, 27 mi) would cost to much for a unemployed 20 year old and that I needed a job but that I was confident they had a great team and courses(or so I thought haha....). We ended the call because you know, money. A week later, she calls backs tells me I'm eligible for $5000 extra on a loan (living expenses.) I thought this would be too much and that I was out. (We're talking $15,000 tuition, $5000 living expenses for a grand total of $20,000)
She suggested for just $13,000, I could get the same treatment as going to "campus" if I went for online. Also stated that I could work part-time and online. I bought in (idiot, I know) but I had exception that because they were a "Web-developing" academy and the hefty price tag must mean they must have a awesome, ready-to-go website. NOPE. WORST MISTAKE EVER!!
Keep reading if you you wanna know what $13,000 online course feels like...
After I signed my freedom away without even seeing a glance of what they're online courses looked like, it took them a few days for them to set up my information, then I was told that they would have live lectures that I could watch(maybe they had them but I never found it on their website or emails.) Finally I started getting emails from instructor that I needed to send all my time available to go over "Code Reviews"(Not the live lecture as stated before.)
Finally I log in for the first time, really excited to start learning for my new career(I eventually learned through Treehouse.com, great website!) just to learn that they had a SHITTY websites(excuse my French). Matter of fact the worst website design I had seen at the time in 2017. This turned my stomach, but with $13,000 on the line I still attempted to push thru while working a part-time job. I can not express how disappointing it feels when you know you've literally lost $13,000 for no reason. A debt which must be repaid...
I had no help from online instructor during this period because the only code review I received from an "instructor" was during the first week or so and I told him I had learned nothing and he just suggested me to revisit the webpages and that we would review in a week again, never heard a word from a single person since then, LITERALLY. NOT ONE WORD.
I stopped getting on on the web courses for a few months because I was not able to learn efficiently and yet owe $13,000 was really unmotivating. I waited to get back on with expectations they would update the website to make the experience more enjoyable, but no instead Coder Camps gave up on themselves apparently and was taken over by WOZu. Ever since the change happened , I've been locked out and I can't access that $13,000 website I'm still paying over $200 monthly for. I'm sure it's not the same website when I started back in 2017 but they sure took my money and ran with it.
After a few months, I contacted the recruiter since I had began my payments on the ISA. I asked if there was someway I could join the next campus class or to regain access to the online courses since I'm already paying for something and no nothing. I didn't get a reply for a week or so, then they tell me it looks like I didn't even finish the courses and that I didn't try, so they're not going to do anything to help. For long time and still continue to feel like I've been robbed.
I recommend having the self-initiative trait and use some free online courses or paid courses like Treehouse.com($25/month) to learn programming, if you've been scammed like me , please don't let them win by owing a debt to them and learning nothing. Find a way to learn for FREE!
If you're just looking. STAY AWAY