Chattahoochee Technical College
980 S Cobb Dr SE, Marietta, GA 30060
Parking: Lot, Free
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
08/09/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I thought this would be the ideal school for me to start out in. I was currently going back to school to finish my degree. This school is so uninformative. I was attempting to start school in the fall, I asked one of the ladies in the office to look at my profile and see if there was anything else that needed to be done and she said no. So I went on without a worry in the world because this is their job and they would know best. I kept getting emails that said I was missing a document for re-entry to this school. I went up to the school because it would be a miracle if someone would answer the phone and asked. Oh yeah, you need to fill out this form, but you won't be able to start until the winter because you have already missed the deadline. Even though this was their fault they were unable to make any exceptions for me.\n\nNow in the winter quarter I found out I had to retake the compass test because when I took it last was too long ago and had expired. I asked if I had to take math and english. They said only math. I took the math and kept getting emails every other day saying I needed to take the compass test which I already did. I must have gotten at least 6-8 emails saying this and must have called at least 5 times. I finally got fed up and went to the school, they assured me I was ok, so I let it be. I had to go up to school a second time to get this cleared up and finally the emails ceased.\n\nDon't even think about asking for detailed information on financial aid. Even though we have 3 financial aid advisors on this campus, they know very little about what additional options you have if you are unable to receive certain grants. They know little or nothing about scholarships (they'll refer you to the CTC website that has, um about 5-8 different ones with limitations), loans, oh and they have a book ""lending program"" that seems is somthing sacred that no one tells anyone about, only few. The only way I found out was through my Humanities professor and thank God because my book costed $345!!! I found this out just in time. If you have any investments, savings, loans, any other income of money they count that against you for financial aid help. It's like you get pentlized for being smart with your future. They want you to use every form of income/money you receive. I guess you have to be jobless, no investiments, no savings, no kind of other income.
11/20/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I have made two great academic mistakes in my life. The first was not finishing my degree when I went to college the first time. The second, and biggest was trying to get an education at Chattahoochee Tech.\n\nThe class prices are low, because just about everyone ther is on the Hope grant or scholarship. That's where the good ends.\n\nBecause everyone is on Hope, the administration at this college is all about grabbing as much cash as they can get, w/o providing any services to the students - at all. You pay a lot of fees out, and get nothing in return. A student activity fee, at a commuter college, that never has any student activities. Really? Or how about a tecnology fee charged every quarter, which doesn't add any new technology? And the computer systems are constantly crashing!\n\nBy the way, if you're not on financial aid, or paying cash UP FRONT, the Cashier's office won't even deal with you. There is no such thing as a payment plan at this school.\n\nThere is no reall focus on learning at this college. Every class is focused on you finishing the book, not actually learning what's in the book. In your upper level courses, you can go a whole quarter without understanding the material. \n\nProfessors don't have the time to review with you. And most just won't, because they are pressured to finish the book above all else. They have no control over their classrooms or the material covered. That's assuming that they are really qualified to teach the course in the first place!\n\nAnd good freakin luck if you actually have a problem that need to be dealt with by the staff. Your advisor may not ever be on campus, and everyone on campus will keep pointing you to your adviosor. And if you happen to call during regular business hours, forget about getting someone to answer the phone. They love to play phone tag at this place.\n\nThese are all things I""ve never had to deal with at any other college or university. Chattahoochee Tech is just horrible, pitiful, and sorry. Don't wast your time or money going there.