As of many colleges, online schools are not for everyone. When I looked up about American Intercontinental University (AIU) I had the same hesitations as you do right now when considering to attend this school. I called, spoke with the Student Adviser Team, and after many days of consideration (pacing back and forth in my house), I finally signed up. I looked at it like this: AIU does not promise you a job when you graduate. (You have to interview, present yourself professionally, and support your resume with a job history that is suitable to the position that you are interviewing for) That degree, will only give you the opportunity to interview with that potential employer. Nothing Else. Yes, as many of you wonder, AIU is accredited, and has an A+ rating: Complaints: Well, it is a business, (Every University Is- don't fool yourself- salaries have to be paid even for non-profit institutions: That money, it comes from you, the student among other things) If bills aren't paid to a contract that you signed, aren't they allowed to collect the money that is owed to them? Here is the link to find it for the BBB: http://www.bbb.org/chicago/business-reviews/schools-academic-colleges-and-universities/american-intercontinental-university-online-in-schaumburg-il-1004845 Next: High Tuition. Today? Okay, I'll give you that, however, 10 years from now that BA in your hand is going to pay dividends, and when you look back to the cost of today compared to 10 years in the future, you'll regret that decision you made if you choose not to commit to it. The comments on scams, credits transferring etc: How many of them have graduated with a 4 yr degree from another school? (I'll leave that open to your own interpretation) Look: Here's my personal experience, you post 7 discussions per class over 150 words or more per week, you'll max the points on that discussion commitment. Take the time (Not waiting till Sunday to cram your work on your project) and turn in your Individual Assignment a couple days early, with communication constantly to your instructor. If you follow that guideline: You will do very well in each class you take. If you are not committed from 6 to 15 (for some) hrs a week banging away at the keyboards, then do not even consider signing up for this school or any school that is online. You have to put the effort in, plain and simple. By the way, don't kid yourself thinking you'll just glide by....I am right now scheduled to finish my BA (Emphasis in Marketing) in January of 2014, and there was, and still is a lot of late nights with hard work involved to ensure that I graduate Magna Cum Laude. I have been with AIU for a year now, and it has been very gratifying to accomplish something that I have set myself out to do. The technology is there, I have learned much, and every minute I spend is "that much closer to earning my degree." If you think you might waiver and cannot commit to the time you need that AIU demands of you, (because your personal time, or important commitments take precedence over education) then do not even call because its an extra bill on that coffee table of yours. Its a Federal Loan you will have to take out, and this is one loan, you CANNOT avoid at all. It is stuck to you like a tattoo until you pay it off, so please consider that before you attend your first class online. People are defaulting on their student loans both “brick and mortar” (prestigious , public and private alike) as well as all those online universities as well. For those who still say that the school is closing, “well all universities are a business.” They are all in to make money, and when some colleges are realizing that there is an unproductive part of their organization, they close it down. AIU has been around for over 40 years now, and I don’t see them going away any time soon. Accreditation ? (HLC- Established in 1895) AIU is part of it, and here it is: http://www.ncahlc.org/component/com_directory/Action,ShowBasic/Itemid,/instid,2909/ If you are taking business as your degree, they are on the ACBSP (Founded in 1988) which is widely recognized as a valid accreditation nationwide. AIU is there: http://www.acbsp.org/p/cm/ld/fid=14 I hope this information helps you make a decision. I came here because, attendance on my own time is key. You will run into good and bad instructors as with any school does, and I find that the convenience of obtaining my education where ever I am is the most important factor of why I am currently attending and graduating from AIU. Good Luck!