now comes Columbiana University

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by Lukeness, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Lukeness

    Lukeness Member

    You are now chatting with 'Romeo Rodriguez'
    Romeo Rodriguez: Hi Mr. Luke
    Romeo Rodriguez: How are you doing today?
    Romeo Rodriguez: Are you there?
    luke: sorry
    luke: yes
    luke: hi
    luke: I'm good
    luke: you?
    Romeo Rodriguez: I am doing good too
    Romeo Rodriguez: Thankyou for asking
    Romeo Rodriguez: How can I help you?
    luke: can you tell me which university you represent?
    Romeo Rodriguez: Columbiana University
    Romeo Rodriguez: Columbiana University was established back in 1981 in the state of Maryland and then became Internationally Accredited University in 1990, and since 1994 we started off our Online Education and Distance Learning. Columbiana University is been in the education field for more than 27 years.
    luke: WHo is it accredited by?
    Romeo Rodriguez: Columbiana University is accredited through Universal Council of Accreditation for International Schools (UCAIS). It is the Self'-governing and globally recognized accreditation body
    Romeo Rodriguez: You visit the website, its Accredited Online Degree Programs Worldwide | Columbiana University
    luke: SO not nationally or regionally accredited then?
    Romeo Rodriguez: Sir its Internationally Accredited and Recongnized world over
    Romeo Rodriguez: We have more than 90 graduates world over
    luke: recognised by who?
    Romeo Rodriguez: I mean 90,000 Graduates
    Romeo Rodriguez: Other Educational Institutions and Top Most Employers

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  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Do all the girls there look like Zoë Saldaña?
  3. nmesproject

    nmesproject New Member

    Here is the latest Chat transcript..

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    You are now chatting with 'Dempsey Smith'
    Dempsey Smith: Hi there ***
    Dempsey Smith: How are you doing today ?
    me: Hello.
    me: Good and how about you?
    me: I just finished my MBA and looking to get a PhD or a DBA.
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    You are now chatting with 'Romeo Rodriguez'
    me: Hello Romeo.
    Romeo Rodriguez: Sure Let me assist you with that
    Romeo Rodriguez: Hi Sir
    Romeo Rodriguez: How are you doing today?
    me: Doing ok. How abt you.
    me: ?
    me: I just finished my MBA and looking to get a PhD or a DBA.
    Romeo Rodriguez: I am doing good too, thankyou for asking
    Romeo Rodriguez: Sure let me assisit you with that
    me: Does Columbiana University offer DBA or PhD ?
    Romeo Rodriguez: Is there a number we can talk over the phone so I can explain you all the process and can answer all your possible questions?
    me: Sorry, i do not have any minutes left over on my phone. The prepaid card is all over. I have to wait until end of month.
    me: This time i will get the AT&T plan, that should get me going.
    Romeo Rodriguez: Are not able to receive the calls as well
    me: That will cost money.
    Romeo Rodriguez: Any how when did you completed you MBA
    me: My budget for calls is $100 a year which gives me 1000 minutes.
    me: I completed in Dec 2012.
    Romeo Rodriguez: Off cource It has a fee to it
    me: From University of Phoenix.
    Romeo Rodriguez: Are you currently employed?
    me: Yes. I work part-time.
    me: I have 2 jobs that will count for all 40 hrs a week.
    me: I need to get a PhD or DBA to get a real job and work as professor.
    Romeo Rodriguez: We have got program, which is called FTEP (Full Time Education Program)
    Romeo Rodriguez: FTEP program is based on online courses, classes; test and examination online, in which you go through material online and take the final exam, along with the module quizzes score more than 60% accumulatively, that's how you qualify for the degree program when you finish all the courses.
    me: ok. Is that for a doctorate?
    Romeo Rodriguez: Yes
    me: How quickly can i finish the program?
    Romeo Rodriguez: It would be for 2 years atleast
    me: I want to teach at Florida State University after completing my PhD. Will that be possible.
    me: ?
    Romeo Rodriguez: Yes
    me: ok.
    me: Lets come to the important question, whats the tuition?
    Romeo Rodriguez: Thats $500 for enrollment at the start and $2000 every six months
    me: The duration is 2 years right?
    Romeo Rodriguez: Yes
    me: So the total tuition is $8500 for the whole entire program?
    Romeo Rodriguez: Yes thats with scholerships
    me: Does this include the graduation fee and the commencement fee?
    me: What kind of scholarship?
    Romeo Rodriguez: Presidential Scholership
    me: Do i have to meet the president?
    Romeo Rodriguez: Not at all
    me: I can do that. Where is your campus located?
    Romeo Rodriguez: When are you plannig to start
    Romeo Rodriguez: San Jose CA
    me: I live in LA. Whats your address/
    me: ?
    me: I want to start as soon as possible.
    me: 2 years will fly so fast, in no time i will be done with the PhD.
    Romeo Rodriguez: Yes
    me: Is there any way i can reduce this duration to 1 year?
    Romeo Rodriguez: Thats not possible
    me: Can i use this PhD in states other than CA?
    Romeo Rodriguez: Yes you can
    me: I want to go down to Florida and work for Florida State University.
    me: Can i work part-time with this degree?
    me: I love working part-time, that gives me so much time to party and stuff.
    Romeo Rodriguez: Yes you can as long as you would be able to manage your studies and work
    me: How competitive is your selection to the Doctoral program?
    me: Do i need to take GMAT or GRE for admission or do you have your own exam?
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  4. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member


    Why not "Hurford"? (Dilbert)

    Fried Rice
    Pen (or Penne; your call)
    John's Hopkins
    East Point

    And my personal favorite....Excelsior! Oh, wait, sorry. That one was real. My bad.
  5. nmesproject

    nmesproject New Member

    You just gave them Multi-million dollar idea/s.
  6. Delta

    Delta Active Member

    That's funny! The name changes were from great to well..... not so great.
    The University of the State of New York to let's make it sound not so official like Regents College to I think that's still too impressive, how about Excelsior?

    Ok dokey!
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  7. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    They had no choice--when it became private, the USNY gave them 3 years as "Regents College," after which they'd have to re-name it. They decided upon "Excelsior," which is the state motto. ("Ever upward.") Hey, it could have been "Farragut." (Trekkers note.)
  8. Delta

    Delta Active Member

    My B.S. diploma says, "The University of the State of New York". I don't believe I will ask for a new one with Excelsior on it! I just wiped the dust off and saw my High School diploma also says, "The University of the State of New York". Oddly, I remember in High school having to take "Regents" exams.

    Anyway, Live long and prosper!
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  9. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    From the Columbiana site:

    "The Terms of service and the relationship between you and Columbiana University shall be governed by the laws of the British Virgin Islands without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and Columbiana University agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the British Virgin Islands"

    That's all we need to know. The only legit. University in BVI is University of the West Indies - here. Welcome | The University of the West Indies - Open Campus There is also one "real" Community College -- H. Lavity Stoutt Community College

    There are a couple of groups of University people from other countries (including Canada) doing research and study here, but no other "real" University, besides U. of West Indies, has any campus-like presence at all here. There is a cottage industry of fraudulent schools like Columbiana. Most exist only as incorporation documents filed in Road Town, Tortola, and as post-boxes and Internet sites to which dupes send money.

    Only Columbianas I like (with that exact spelling, anyway) are the flamenco kind. Colombianas (women of Colombia) -- Now that's different! Love 'em all!

    This place is sooo obviously a fraud. :sad: I'm outa here!

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  10. ooo

    ooo New Member

    Columbiana? The name doesn't make me want to take that one seriously.

    East Point... good school there. :D
  11. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    There is something awfully familiar about this school. I feel like I MUST have seen this all before. Somewhere...

    FYI, "Columbiana" means (female) Columbian in Spanish :cool2: :yes(1): :yes(1): :yes(1): :yes(1): :yes(1):

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  12. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Well, except that if we're being persnickety that would be "Colombiana".
  13. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

  14. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Gracias por arruinar el chiste. Bosquedor.
  15. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

  16. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Guys (Steve and Maniac) - I went through all that BEFORE. Didn't you read it? :sad:

    Like I said BEFORE:

    Columbianas = a Flamenco guitar idiom (Yes, that's the proper spelling.)

    Colombianas = women of Colombia.

    Gracias por irritar el viejo -- Johann -- Ay! ¿Quién tiene eso en cuenta?

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  17. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Hey, I said it was persnickety! :smile:

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