Well, where do I begin. I guess at the beginning...First, I signed up for the Medical transcription program because I'm a military spouse and this school was recommended by AHDI and the military education department. That's where their credibility ends. After they took my money and signed me up for the course, they sent me only some of the books that I needed and a faulty cd-rom that I had to haggle with them to replace (they wanted to charge me over $150 for a defective disk that THEY sent to me!) About two months into the course, I needed technical help which I was unable to get by merely calling their offices, so since I'm in SoCal, I decided to drive down there. When I got there, they were dumfounded to actually see a student! It was a sales/recruiting boiler room and nothing more. They scrambled to find someone that could help me...no teachers, no IT professionals, just one of the phone jockeys that wasn't busy at that moment. This person, during the course of our conversation, admitted that her only qualification for helping me and advising me in this course is that she had taken it just months before. What?!? Ok, so anyways, I thanked her for her help and removed myself from the closet that they had me hook my laptop up in and went home. A few months later when I called because the "graders" were failing all of my homework assignments, this same person (Katherine B.) told me that even though I was doing stellar work, I had to go back and enter mistakes into the reports so that the graders could see markups on them. HUH?!? So, let me get this straight, I have to add mistakes to my pristine reports to receive full credit? There's something seriously not right here. Well, I did it. I added an "and" or an extra "is" to all of my homework assignments, and guess what, I passed them all with flying colors! So, I get into my beginning practicum course and start churning out benchmark reports only to find that they have no concrete grading guidelines and, in fact, the people grading the reports don't even work for Allied, don't refer to Allied's or AHDI's text books for adherence to the style rules and basically make up the grading policy as they go along. Not only that, but the person in charge of the whole department, where all of the grading complaints go to, Beth T., isn't even qualified by AHDI's own rules to be affiliated with ANY medical transcription school whatsoever because she is a CMT-R which means she retired her certification who knows how long ago and isn't required to keep up her continuing education! AHDI requires that ALL educators and graders hold a current CMT certification. Shameful! You turn in a report, one grader fails you and another passes you and you don't ever learn anything but how to correct what other people THINK is wrong with your reports, not only that, you have no way of knowing if these "graders" are even qualified to be looking at your reports in the first place as there's no way to contact the individual graders, they are the ghosts of the program. I have some pretty damning emails from this woman admitting to all of this in black and white. Now that I'm almost finished with every course that was on my blackboard (my tuition has been paid in full), they tell me that in order to receive my certificate of completion, I need to enroll and pay for the Advanced course. I was never told this when I first signed up! I was told that the price I paid would be it and I would receive my certificate after finishing all the courses on my blackboard. This is criminal. I've since submitted all of this information to local, state and federal authorities as well as AHDI itself who has assured me that this is a very serious issue that needs to be rectified immediately. DO NOT DO ANY BUSINESS WITH THIS SCHOOL!! IT'S A SCAM! Please no more BS, let potential victims of Allied hear the truth for once!! If I've saved just one person from falling for their predatory tactics, the time I spent typing this review was well worth it. Class Selection The tell you what to take and then when you "finish," you need to enroll in and pay for more classes or they hold your certificate hostage. Teaching Quality The head of the department, overseeing all grading, is not currently certified as a CMT per AHDI requirements for all MT school staff. The only requirement for MT educational support is that the person has taken the course within the last six months. They don't have to be employed in the industry or certified in any way by AHDI. Financial Aid I was never offered any and they were very aggressive in collecting my monthly payments. Accreditation They are currently under review by the AHDI programs coordinator for being in violation of several of the AHDI MT schools regulations.