I have no idea what your problem was with Stratford Career Institute, but I found everyone to be very professional and pleasant to work with. Everything their web site stated about the courses offered and how the correspondence portion worked, went off without any problems.
I highly reccomend Stratford for correspondence schooling. I have yet to find any institute that is 100% perfect, even the most prestigous colleges in the USA. I have found that the way you come across to people and the way you treat them,usually has alot to do with the way you are treated.
I am sorry you had problems with Stratford, but myslef and my other family members who have used Stratford have nothing bad to say. Greg