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JANETT Send email
 
Mar 19, 2014

uei

where do we stast lets all get together and finish this debts and no jobs for us
Anne Wilson Send email
 
Oct 25, 2012

UEI Lawsuit

I am an attorney from Duckor Spradling Metzger & Wynne. Our firm has filed a lawsuit of behalf of students UEI College for unlawful and deceptive business practices. We would like to here about your experience and see if you fit into the class of students we are representing. If you are interested, please call or email either myself (wilson@dsmwlaw.com, (619) 209-3046) or Annette Clark (clark@dsmwlaw.com, (619) 209-3054) to set up a phone interview.

Anne K. Wilson, Esq.
Duckor Spradling Metzger & Wynne
A Law Corporation
Email: wilson@dsmwlaw.com | Web: www.dsmwlaw.com
User644116 Send email
 
Apr 4, 2012

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Hay everyone, please go to this site and file a complain against big scam UEI. I already did, and i am trying to start a class action suit for all that got ripped off from UEI. If we all work together and complain, we will have a case. bppe.ca.gov/enforcement/complaint.shtml
User644116 Send email
 
Apr 3, 2012

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BEWARE OF UEI, SCAM, STOP! RIPOFFS! STOP, SAY NO TO UEI, LIARS, LIARS, LIARS, PLEASE LETS ALL COME TOGATHER AND CLOSE THIS DAMM SO CALLED SCHOOL DOWN. WE NEED TO FILE A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT.
User644116 Send email
 
Apr 3, 2012

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Hello, I would like to know how to file a class action law suit against UEI. UEI is the huge Scam, they do and say anything just to sign you up, and all that said is out the window. I would love to start a class action suit against UEI for misrepresenting them selves, When I first went to UEI, I told them my situation regarding how i want to get in, but it would be kind of hard since i am a single mom of two. They told me not to worry, they offer financial assistant. I asked them what if i only attend school for 2 or 3 weeks and quit due to circumstances, they said no problem, i would only pay for the time i went there and not the whole amount which was about 5, 000. They even gave me a form in case i wanted to drop, they said that i had two weeks to chance my mind, and i Will not be charged at all, as if i did not go in at all. I said OK sound good, i will give it a try. LIES!! I went for the two weeks, then i had to leave, what happened! they send me the whole bill amount. All what they told me was nothing but lies just so i sing up to meet there quota. For over 3 years now, and the collection agency harasses me everyday on my cell phone. I called UEI and told them the situation about 16 times, to find my paperwork to see that i should not have to pay according to what they told me, know one calls me back, nor reply to my emails. If there is a Class action law suit out there please add me to it.
Thank you Halla Elsineit
User644116 Send email
 
Apr 3, 2012

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If any one will file a class action law suit aginst this Rip off school UEI, please add me to it, or if anyone know how to do it, let me know and I will start one. I cannot belive this scam of a shool is still open. Please say NO to UEI! they will tell you anything just to get you in, and denie what they told you next day.
User925069 Send email
 
Mar 29, 2012

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Does anyone currently have a lawsuit against UEI?
Wongfeihung Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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UEI has been having problems in placing students with jobs let alone externship positions. The career service department will only assist you in finding a job after graduation. I stress the word "assist." There is no guarantee by the company or the school that a graduated student will have one but the people in their admissions department use that as a selling point to get you in the door. Essentially it is a lie from the beginning. The company is more interested in collecting the tuition money than the benefits of the student. Each campus must have a certain number of placements of students to meet accreditation criteria for each program offered. This required number will determine if the school will be able to accept more enrollments. At this moment, the majority and eventually all the UEI campuses will slow or stop enrollment because these numbers are not being met. In addition to the stoppage in enrollment, a vast majority of staff members and instructors company wide have been laid off with multiple classes combined into larger ones. The current students enrolled at some of their campuses now are being forced to go on a leave of absence so that they can resolve the placement issue to get back on track. Each student that enrolls with UEI signs an agreement of 8 months or whatever time frame for program completion that is stated by their representative, the students affected can sue UEI for a breach in contract where the company has failed in that regards. Therefore, a reimbursement of tuition can be a possibility so check with a lawyer on this. A class action is possible if more than 60 students pursue this. Another problem that this company has is the level of training and education of the so called instructors. The majority of the instructors do not know their right hand from their left. Either the instructors have not worked in the field they teach for years or they hire instructors that are purely ignorant. Yes there are "good' instructors but not many. When a prospective student takes a tour of a campus, the person providing the product knowledge of the program in question is usually the "smartest" one there or the person would repeat a memorized cheat sheet of the "spectacular" things the program would offer. Well, it is a load of misinformation because the severely entry level of education of their instructors. Just because an instructor says I have been doing whatever it is for so many years does not make you an expert or even knowledgeable. You may wondering how I would know all of this. Well, I will not disclose my current job position with UEI but I hope this will shed some light on how bad this company is. LIES, DECEPTIONS, POOR EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM, IGNORANT INSTRUCTORS, AND UNCARING STAFF MEMBERS AND DIRECTORS WILL PRODUCE THE LOWEST QUALITY STUDENTS YOU CAN IMAGINE. If you are guessing I have some bad blood with the company, well I do if they are going to produce a poor quality student from the moment they enroll to the day they graduate. After hearing from some employers who have hired recent graduates of UEI, these employers have let these graduates go because of the poor level of training and education received by them. I have been an educator for 15 years teaching post secondary to collegiate courses. I have never seen such a dysfunctional company that has so much financial greed at the cost of the students they enroll. You can do the math. $16, 000 roughly for tuition and multiply that by 1000 to 4500 students (depending on the campus) every 8 months to a year. That is a lot of money that each campus would receive gross wise. You can imagine where UEI's priorities are. Well, I hope this sheds a little light on how bad UEI is and not to consider any of their vocational programs.
Noemi07 Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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I am planning to file a lawsuit against UEi pretty soon. They sent me to collection for 3605 but raised it to almost 5 thousand dollars because i did not pay the remainning balance but it was impossible to pay that much when they i have no job and did not do anything. The career service ladies were very rude. The president from the school called me telling me that the collection agency was charging the extra 1500 and i called the agency and told me the school was cheaging me that which is ridiculous when they didnt find me a job and still expect me to pay more. i payed them 10 gran out of my pocket since they told me i didnt qualify for financial aid. I think we should all make a complain on the news and get our money fake for fraud. because they promise all these things but they do not even help you at all. if you are interested in the lawsuit i live in california this is my email address nm_Avalos@yahoo
Noemi07 Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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I am planning to file a lawsuit against uei. They send me to collection for not paying 3605 but and added an extra 1500 making it 5000 to pay them. How do they expect me to pay when they never helped me find a job. They career service personnel were rude and not helpful. I graduated 2010 its 2012 and still havent heard from them. went many times to the school and they were always rude they would take long periods of time to attend me and would send all the school to the same interviews they send me too. I live in the inland empire so if you would like to get together and make a complain even put in the news this is my email nm_Avalos@yahoo. I paid them over 10 gran out of my pocket since they told me i didnt qualify for financial aid. I think it isnt fair that they do this to us.
BOAD548 Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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I attended the BOA program at UEI CHULA VISTA. Everyone is entilted to their own opinions! I absolutely had a great experience at this school and I learned so much. They got me an externship as an Executive Assistant at a Real Estate Firm and I am now employed there. If it wasn't for my Teacher and my training I received I would have been stuck in the food service hating my job. I now sit behind a desk in a comfortable chair and do something I love. My experience was great at UEI, everyone is entitled to their own opinons. I feel for those who didn't have such a great experience, but not all experience at UEI are bad. Mine is one of the many sucess stories from UEI. My husband is now attending for his Criminal Justice Diploma and he loves it. I would recommend this school if you can dedicate everyday to your studies and are prepared for a fast track course, because it is very fast paced. If you aren't, then I recommended a regular community college.
KIKI22 Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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VERY TRUE I WENT TO UEI IT'S BEEN A YEAR AND STILL NO JOB ...I ALSO FOUND MY OWN EXTERSHIP ...IT SUCK AND NOW I CANT EVEN AFFORD MY PAYMENTS FOR MY LOANS ...I REGRET GOING THERE
A7n7n7 Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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I agree with you the school is a scam.I want to sue them also.
MBIC4me Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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UEI is having serious accreditation problems because of this issue of placement. they have done mass layoffs at all of their schools and they are only concerned with keeping their accreditation so they can continue taking our tuition money. They are NOT compassionate and are top heavy with too many bosses that know didly shit about education. Its more about Who you know at UEI! And some of the corporate Whores know that this is absolutely the truth! be wary, be very wary and do not enroll here for at least one year. At that time see if they are still in operation. No accreditation = no funding! No funding = no school!!
IJesca Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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OMG please someone give me the number i want to be refunded as well! that School is Bull shit!! HUNTINGTON PARK! is Bullshit i need my Money Back
IJesca Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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I completely agree UEI College was a waste of my time! I am currently working in a Private Aerospace Company but its not thanks to them. I was working there before i decided to attend this school. My Verbal skills suck which means they didn't do anything to make me talk better. i had very good grades. I Worked an 8 to 3 Shift and would go to school from 530 to 10. Please im 18 years old and I was expecting success. My Boyfriend, My friend, My Cousin, and People they know did not get a job either. They got sent to places that weren't hiring to do their internships. i would like to start a lawsuit. Anyone know of a lawyer i can afford. I dont make much and i have a lot of debts and that school loan is KILLING me im so stressed over it.
Delzer Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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well me and my friend went to UEI campus for information and tour today. felt a little weird to me, like something about it was off. So I decided to do some research about the school before I made my choice. GLAD I READ THE REVIEWS about this school before deciding to join or not. I actually been online looking through MANY DIFFERENT review sites about UEI, and I can honestly say. OUT of the 1000's of reviews I read. ONLY 3 where good. while the other's where BAD. I had the feeling that it was kinda a scam school. its to much money for just a diploma. Thank you for your input. I think I'll go to city college instead. I rather go to a two year college than a 8 month scam.
Cesar Ram Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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I agree with you all. Would all of you be interested in getting the The Turko files involved.? Phone number is 619-549-6792 thank you
Nvragain2011 Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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I went to school with uei for medical and once I finished I could not find a job and so career services from uei called me and let me know about a position open there for an assistant, I needed the money so I took it. They thought they were gonna let me go as soon as my 30 days were up but they kept me longer than 30 days so they could meet their numbers. so when they tried to I fought it because I needed the money and I took my problem to the ceo of the company and I kept my job but now seeing how shady they are, I was laid off because my title in the beginning didn't say assistant instructor but there were 3 other people that had the same title as me but yet 2 of them got to keep their job and moved up but I got laid off and so did the other person, but they offered that I could come back to be a substitute or full time instructor. I would love to file a lawsuit against them because its all bullshit and they need to be put down for their false dreams they give people
Flim Flammed 0001 Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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I just found out beware not only did they lie about their certification. Notice UEI, Kaplan and Concord are not accredited in Southern California.
Wanda Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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Where did you find that out??
Wanda Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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IF YOU’RE THINKING OF ATTENDING UEI, PLEASE READ THIS FIRST. IT’S LONG, BUT WORTH IT.

Okay, I’ve been thinking about this for a minute and I’ve decided to go ahead and write this response and let that be that. I originally posted on this website because I wanted to add my warning in with the rest. Hopefully, we’ve some made people REALLY RETHINK going to UEI.

I want to give you a little background just so you’ll know I know what I’m talking about. I am not a former student who feels scorned because UEI didn’t give me the job they said they would. I still couldn’t tell you where the Job Placement Center even was. I AM WRITING ALL OF THIS TO LET YOU KNOW this school is a scam, in my opinion. I am an industry professional and I’m telling you to SKIP THIS SCHOOL!!!

I did not attend UEI to get a job. As a matter of fact, I asked if I could skip the last Module, which was an externship. I didn’t need it. I was told I had to do it because it was part of the program. I was going to skip it anyway. I had no intention of graduating or any of that. I went to UEI to supplement the information I already had. I paid nothing to attend the classes. Nothing. EVERYTHING was paid for. Also, they paid for one of the tests I needed to take for certification for the IT Program. I already had years of experience in IT. I still get calls and e-mails from recruiters for work. I’m attending another school and I’m not interested in working. I make enough money not working to go to school full-time. Back then, I had the time and everything was paid for so I decided to take the classes. I do not need UEI to find me a job. Even before I started I knew there were problems. Upon speaking with a friend of mine (a senior engineer for a company in Orange County) he told me that one of the Modules was simply not needed and wondered why they would even bother teaching their students that information. It was useless and had been for years. Also, I knew UEI taught Server 2003 when the industry standard was 2008. He and another friend told me to pass. I went because it was free. I didn’t care. I would get the basic information and continue studying current information with the more up-to-date books I already had. I’d be mostly self-taught with the help of my IT friends and colleagues. I was more interested in getting additional certification. I already had my MOUS certification for 2003, but I needed to get certified for 2010. I am also a former computer instructor for high school and adults students. I stopped teaching a few years ago and needed updating on my information.

I am not angry with UEI for not finding me a job nor am I upset because I owe any money. Having said all that….. not only do I feel the school is a scam, I feel their practices are deceitful at best and blatant lies at worst. They DO NOT have your best interest in mind. I had nothing to lose. YOU might! A young man who attended with me had spent a total of 18 years in prison. They signed him up for an IT class. I can almost guarantee you he WILL NEVER get an IT job. He will never pass a background check. Knowing this, they stilled signed him up and helped him get a student loan for $15, 000. He was just one student in that situation that I mention here. There were others. The quality of my instructor was laughable. He had clearly not worked in the industry for many years. He had no practical experience in the current job market. He actually told us students we didn’t need to learn how to type because he hadn’t. He felt it was beneath him and would have his assistant do it. Even back when I was an Administrative Assistant I hadn’t typed a document for a boss since the mid 1990’s. He also told us that syphilis came to the United States because Europeans had sex with dogs. I have no idea what possessed him to say that. He would sit at his computer surfing the Internet and let his “mentors” help the other students. If students other than I asked for him, he’d send over a “mentor.”` He knew I was a former instructor so he wouldn’t really try that with me. If I felt like asking a “mentor” a question I would. Most times I’d make him get off of his behind and actually do some work, usually just because I wanted to. He was getting paid to instruct his students, not let students instruct other students. I only stayed at the school for two months and that was 1 month, 29 days, 23 hours, and 59 seconds longer than I should have. Please reconsider. This is not to say that ALL UEI students get screwed over nor is it to say ALL UEI employees are awful. It’s just to say really consider what you read here. These people are from DIFFERENT cities and DIFFERENT school locations taking DIFFERENT programs yet many have the SAME story. I left simply annoyed, not jobless and deeply in debt.
Christ200291330 Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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UEI does nothing but lie to there students. They promise you success in writing and verbally, but nothing is honored. I took the pharmacy technician course there in 2009 and graduated with high honors and still don't have a EI job. I took CPR training in june 2009 and still do not have my CPR card. Every time I ask about it my instructor tells me it should be here any day now. They weren't that relax about getting my tuition payment. Every single day they had no problem interrupting class to harass students about there tuition payments. Why has it been 8 months and I still do not have my CPR card. I am still waiting to be registered to take the PTCB exam that was included in my tuition. I filled out the application in October 2009, and still have not been registered dby the school. I went to check on the reason why, and Found that my application was sitting in the desk of one of the instructors for 4 months! Then they invited students who were not yet employed to come to a job fair that would have employers from all fields, but when we arrived there were no employers at all! They gave us some cookies and soda and asked us why we think we haven't got a job. Then they took down our phone numbers (like they don't have that info already) then told us, " Thank you for coming". They wasted my time and my gas. Career services does nothing to help students find jobs. I tried to utilize my counselor, and all I got was a list of outdated job leads that she had given to other students 3 months before. All their information was on the job leads including the dates she faxed their resumes months before. I found my own externship site because my coordinator said she did not have any sites. I am not the only one who feels this way. I have over 20 classmates that attended school with me as well as previous students who all share similar issues. I found out that this has been going on for years. If anyone is planning a lawsuit I would like to join in. Please don't be fooled.These are the type of services you receive when you attend UEI College. What a waste of time and money.
V_eazy Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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I FORGOT TO ADD

UEI CHULA VISTA = MAAC PROJECT OF COLLEGES!!! THAT BAD!

SOUTHWESTERN (OR ANY COMMUNITY COLLEGE) IS WAY BETTER!

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