CDI College Reviews
About CDI College
CDI College is system of institutions located throughout the provinces of Canada, which claim to be educational and professional training facilities that prepare people for a future in the workplace.
CDI College is a for-profit university, which is a type of post-secondary learning institution that has been multiplying over the last few years. According to CDI College’s website, recent press releases promoting their school, and Wikipedia page, they offer a wide variety of diploma programs and have over twenty different locations that prospective students may attend.
When choosing an institution of higher learning, one of the important things you should look for is “accreditation,” the process by which a third party evaluates the educational program and makes sure that it meets pre-determined standards. In both the United States and Canada, this third party must be approved by the government's Educational Department.
Being a Canadian school, in order for CDI College to have accreditation, they must adhere to specific guidelines set out by each individual province where their campuses are located.
Unfortunately, as the attendance rates of for-profit universities have risen there have been reports that some for-profit colleges and universities have mislead their prospective students into believing they are fully accredited.
The reality then turns out to be that only some of their diploma programs meet standards for accreditation while others do not, or sometimes the schools claim accreditation from a third party which is not sanctioned by the country's Educational Department.
Thankfully, it is possible to conduct your own research to determine whether or not a collegiate program is considered accredited. By going to the website of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, you can choose the province in which you are planning to attend school, and from there discover which schools and programs are accredited, and which are not.
Since many companies will not acknowledge or accept your degree or training certificate from an unaccredited program, making sure that you are attending an accredited program is necessary to protect the time, money, and effort that you invest into obtaining a college diploma.
If you have any experience with this school or their programs, please leave your CDI College reviews below.
44 ‘CDI College’ Reviews
CDI College is a fraud, a scam, and a total joke. The diplomas obtained there are worthless, and are not recognized by any employer. Any money spent at CDI college is totally wasted. Avoid the fraud known as CDI College at all cost.
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My wife got admission in CDI college a month ago, she is immigrant and was excited to get admission in CDI College, after getting rejected to get admmision from university for not having pre requisite, , CDI did all the paperwork and got her loan approved for $18000, same course in university cost only $8000.
Anyway, they made her sign alot of documents which she signed without reading, in which one page say, if she withdrawn or terminated, while 1 to 10% of course, she pay 25 % of fee which is $6000, if she complete 10% to 50% of course, she pay 60% which is about $12000, and over 50% completion u pay full $18000, So after a month she came home and told me that CDI ask her to leave because she failed twice and there was a claw that if you fail twice, you cannot continue the program.
She is 2 day more than 10% so she is at 10.2 % so she comes in 60% category and have to pay $12000 to the govt as govt student loan already paid the CDI. I MEAN WOW.
So now we are in debt of $12000 of govt student for going to CDI for 30 days...and not getting any diploma or any good education.
1 teacher was teching all the courses..She had 5 exams and 15 quizzes in a month in which she failed 2, and they kicked her out and kept all the money and now we have to pay $12000 to govt student loan.
Please advice what i can do in this situation.
I scheduled an interview with CDI but after reading reviews online decided not to go. I called them to cancel and they kept calling me every few days until I threatened to call the police and finally stopped. :/
What a scam... not only do they try to lure you in under false pretense (NO JOB FOR YOU AFTER GRADUATION) but all they want to do is take your money. During an interview, they don’t give you a tour of their campus, you sit in a small 4x4 office, pressured to sign a paper burdening you to a debt of 41,000$ dollars or more. Most of the of the conversation revolved around financial support i.e. can you get a loan, how much of a loan can YOU get, if you don’t get a full loan how much will it cost you per month.
Several red flags came up: I was applying for networking course, a subject I was already somewhat knowledgeable about, I asked the "councilor" (MORE LIKE A SALES REP) some questions, she seemed lost and confused and kept coming back to the financial situation. Her answers didn’t quite make sense and seemed very vague, as if only giving the minimal amount of information. After a while of picking at her brain, for my entertainment purposes of course LOL, I told her I needed to think about it.
To my astonishment, she called me over 20 times in the next few days. She EVEN called my emergency contact number (my parents) to see if I was with them. Not only did she rape call me, but she EVEN texted me from a different area code number. Oh yeah, and she also called me private caller a couple of times!
WTF! Harassment?? Are they that desperate for people to attend their "fake" school and draw them into their vicious fraudulent cycle? Hmmmmmm, if I were you I would think twice about even applying...