AUC: Apologize and Give Back Our Money!!!
AUC: Apologize and Give Back Our Money!!!
To whom it may concern:
We as a group of former and current students of Atlantic Union College have come together to petition those in charge of AUC to openly apologize for their mistakes and pay back all students the money they wasted at this poor excuse for a college.
Let's start of by saying AUC is indeed a scam. And it's the worst kind. They deceive people all in the name of Jesus. They act innocent and nice but in the back ground they screw you over. As many of you may know a student about a year ago made a petition named "End Atlantic Union Colleges Scam". Alot of the stuff in that petition was proven true. Sadly AUC refused to apologize and make things right. Instead they treated the student who made the petition as if she was the devil and lied that the petition was 100% false to their students as if everyone of us are idiots. However God doesn't sleep.There were a few workers who were honest enough to tell us that a lot of the petition was true. Sadly while some students were able to leave, it was almost impossible for others to leave as they were in debt and the school was holding their transcripts hostage.
For those who are yet to read the petition which was made last year, sadly it's not up still but excerpts of it can be read from multiple articles which were posted online. Just Google "Atlantic Union College Scam" and I'm sure some of the articles will pop up. For those who are too lazy to read the articles basically it pointed out various lies of the school which include: population lies, shuttle service lies, accreditation lies, claiming students can get credits from their certificate programs and many more issues and lies that plagued the institution.
Now with that you would think AUC would at least apologize to it's students. However, they did not and they just swept their lies under the rug. A perfect example of this is how in bulletins previous to this academic year which are part of the restart of AUC, they blatantly stated that students can get college credit hours from the certificate program classes. However since the petition which exposed that lie last year they have taken that out of their new bulletin. This means they know they are scamming students and that the petition had a lot of truth in in. But instead of boldly apologizing they secretly changed some of their falsehoods to probably avoid future problems or legal action, thinking no one would notice.
Moving on let's get to the modern matter at hand. As some of you may know AUC is more that likely going to close forever due to the school failing the NAD's feasibility report and losing funding from various conferences(something last years petition predicted would happen). Now you would think AUC's students would be safe because other schools, particularity Andrews University( Auc's main "partnership" school) would pick them up and accept all their credits. Sadly this is not true. News is spreading that former students have talked to Andrews University articulation team and word is spreading that it turns of there is no "full transfer" of all Auc credits to Andrews as AUC is claiming. Student's doing religion/theology should hopefully be able to get a good portion of their classes articulated but everyone who did sciences up to a high level will probably have to take over a lot of classes. Not to mention those who still think certificate programs give credits will probably get nothing transfer not only at Andrews but anywhere else. Only if Andrews has grace would these students have a chance. And as for those "Pre" degrees AUC came up with for the 2017-2018 school year, which they claim could be finished at "partnership" institutions(Andrews), there is a very high chance they cannot and alot of classes will have to he taken over unless Andrews extends grace. You would think after getting exposed for scamming students last year AUC would have stopped, sadly that is not the case. They are so desperate to stay open that they will do anything. In fact they were so desperate that they were trying to get an extra two years on their license from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, off of the premise that they were gonna offer new degrees that could be finished at "partner" schools like Andrews .(as seen in AUC's January 24th News Article) Praise the Lord that fell through or else they would have scammed more students by taking a degree where most of the classes/credits can't be articulated not only at Andrews but anywhere else.
With all this said. We are giving Atlantic Union College and Atlantic Union Conference two weeks to publicly apologize for all the scam, lies and deceit. Or point by point prove how every last detail of this and the last petition written was wrong. If they can't they will prove not only to the world that they really are a scam but that they are evil and care only about themselves. Next they have an additional four weeks after that to come up with a plan to pay back the full price it cost to attend AUC to every student who attended the school based on how long they were there, clear all debt of students, sponsor students to get free education at any Adventist school not just up to their bachelors but up until they are finished their masters degree(the least you can do after scamming us so hard), and payback the money for any education that students who already left may have already payed for. If they don't do this we will start the process of joining together as much students as possible for a joint lawsuit which could result in the Union potentially losing millions, and definitely lose probably double or triple the money they would lose verses just following this petition. We don't want to do that because we support Adventism and that will hurt the Union a lot but at the same time we are not scared to fight for justice. We have more than enough evidence and witnesses to sue the pants off of those responsible for this scam. For the Union and for the college the choice is yours to apologize and pay for the great injustices you have done or face the risk of legal justice being enforced against you which could cost you way more than necessary and ruin the name of not only your Union and school but Adventism and Adventist education in the eyes of many around the world.
For Everyone: I want everyone to look at the false advertisement AUC has posted on their website and Facebook of a full transfer partnership with Andrews University, then get in contact with AUC and pressure them to post an unedited picture of their articulation agreement with Andrews. This will prove that a huge bulk of classes they have offered will not transfer unless Andrews extends further grace. Next, pressure them to prove last years petition 100% wrong as they claimed and also this petition. Finally pressure them to apologize and pay for this major scam they have pulled.
For current AUC students and Former students(Only for students between 2015-2018): Stand together and fight for justice. And if the school chooses not to give justice join us in a joint lawsuit. As seen with Trump University when students fight against academic scam they are able to make millions. This isn't the goal but it will be if the college does't follow what is petitioned to them here.
To AUC/Union: Don't bother deleting all your bulletins, fake advertisements, shady articles or any other incriminating evidence off of the internet. We already have everything saved and downloaded. Our advisers already have everything needed to help us sue you dry. Apologize and do what is right or possibly face major repercussions!
Conclusion: All we want is justice and if it is God's will that we have to take the School/Union to court because they wont follow what is wanted, then so be it. Thank you all for reading and God bless you all.