Signed up with DEVRY after many years of reluctance since coming back from Iraq due to my PTSD. I have a hard time concentrating when being stuck in a room full of people I dont know.
I finally got the courage to face my fears and go back to school. Devry was close to my work and I was told that my GI BILL would be accepted there. I was given the impression that I would be able to do the online class plus only two classes a week. I thought my computer would work after being told the tech requirments for the online classes.
The online site of theirs where you go to download books even compared it self to being like Itunes for books. I currently have Itunes on my computer and it works with no problems. I attended the first week of classes and after getting the list of books i needed to download, i went home and attempted to download the books. However the site did not work and I kept getting errors.
I went online and spoke with their tech support. I told them about my problem, gave them all the information of what my laptop is and the programs i run off of it. They could not figure out why it would not work and did not resolve the problem. So after days of trying i realized the next week was approaching, i had double assignments due and could not meet academic expectations.
I was going to fail the class and started having major anxiety. The GI BILL money did not go through yet and I could not afford a new computer. So i decided to drop the course before the 2nd week started. I figured that since i dropped with in the allowed time, there would not be any problems.
I would just wait to get a new laptop later on and go back to school. A couple months pass by and i get a bill saying that I owe more than $3000 and that a minimum payment of $320 is due this month. Since i was relying on the GI bill to pay my tuition im screwed. The GI bill money never went through because i dropped the courses within the first week.
And now im expected to pay for the semester as if I did attend all the classes, with out the GI BILL money. They even included the cost of course materials in that bill. So even though their *** system would not allow me to download any course materials, im still expected to pay for it. That would be like going to a book store, asking for a book and being told they cant give it to you, and then sending you the bill for the book they refused to give you.
I am contesting it, but it looks like im still going to have to pay the cost of attending two classes, which is way over priced. The majority of the class was spent doing student introductions and getting to know each other. Only half the class in one class and a quarter of the other class was spent going over actual course instruction. So i basicly spent a whole lot of money to meet a bunch of people who I will never see again.
Im hoping they at least take the full cost of course materials. but I dont expect much after reading the other reviews.
Ive looked over reviews and complaints from countless other websites about DEVRY and in all these forums, the only people who defended DEVRY on there were DEVRY employees. Not one single student defended DEVRY.