Strayer University Complaint - Won't give me my Bachelor degree
WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA -- I was a student at Strayer University. I earn a Associate degree in Database Technology and graduated. I continue to go to Strayer for my Bachelor degree in Homeland Security. I was told that Strayer did not have the class available for me to get my Bachelor in Homeland Security, so the Dean at Strayer University at the time change my Bachelor degree to Information Systems. I past all my classes that I took on campus and there was one class left, that I had to take that class online. It was the only class I had taken online and I submitted all my assignments.
The professor on the online class said he didn't get all my assignments, so he give me a D. I went back to Strayer in the fall of 2008 and took my last classes. When I tried to get financial Aide for that class. I was told that I couldn't, because I only had one class left to take. So Vocational Rehabilitation pay for the class. I paid for commencement and my cap and gown in February 2009. Then file out the online application to graduated and was clear to graduated. I graduated on June 27, 2009. They said our Bachelor Degrees would be ready in 4 to 8 weeks. I call and went to the Washington DC campus to pick up my Bachelor Degree and until this Day Strayer is Still holding my Bachelor Degree, because they said I still have take this online class again after I was told I didn't have any more classes to take.
I went to Vocational Rehabilitation and was inform by my case worker Tuesday that they were not going to pay for that class again, after they already had paid it, so Strayer is holding my Bachelor Degree until I retake that class. I received disability and know other income, I can't afford to pay for that class by my self. I went to Strayer on Tuesday to see what could be done and they still said I have to take this class on line again. I had a really bad experience with that online line class and I don't think it is fair for Strayer to make me take that class again when my grades are all A, B and C. That was the only class I got a D in. I want my Bachelor degree so I can move on. I want to know if Strayer University have the right to hold my degree like this. I don't owe Strayer know money or any thing else. I think I have been more then patient with Strayer and I am tired of them holding my degree hostage, just to make me come back to their school to get a Master.