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