Those attending the seminar receive information about the college application process with a cost of almost two thousand dollars. Consumers are informed through a Notice of Cancellation form that they may cancel the transaction with no penalty within three business days from the transaction date.
The Better Business Bureau rates the company with an F. According to the bureau's report on the company,
Complaints range from dissatisfaction with the service to "... questionable and high-pressure sales tactics."
"They use high-pressure sales tactics, get people to agree to pay, in some cases, thousands of dollars," said Randy Hutchinson, president of The Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South. "What they're paying for, they could have gotten either completely or mostly free from a guidance counselor or public resources."
Here is one case against them:
The State of Iowa v. College Admissions Assistance, LLC
On April 24, 2015, the business entered into a Assurance of Voluntary Compliance with the state of Iowa. The Assurance settles allegations that the business misled and took advantage of an Iowa couple.
Under the terms of the Assurance, the business agreed to provide any Iowans who signed up for College Admissions Assistance's services to obtain a refund for any unused portion of the contract term. In addition, the agreement also requires the business to change its marketing to eliminate misleading solicitation letters and high pressure presentations, and pay $25,000 for future enforcement under the Consumer Fraud Act. The Assurance was for settlement purposes only and should not be considered as an admission of guilt or finding of violation of the law.
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