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Art Instruction Schools, Inc.

Phone: (612) 362-5075 Fax: (612) 782-3762 View Additional Phone Numbers 6465 Wayzata Blvd STE 240, Saint Louis Park, MN 55426

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BBB Accreditation

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that affect the rating for Art Instruction Schools, Inc. include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • No complaints filed with BBB

Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 0

Additional Complaint Information

Art Instruction Schools, Inc. has been the subject of complaints primarily involving contractual misunderstandings and claims of misrepresentation regarding the school's cancellation policy. The school has responded to the complaints by either explaining its position or by adjusting the complaints. The BBB recommends that the contract be read and understood and that any verbal statements made by the sales person be included in the contract. A contract is legally binding.

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Art Instruction Schools, Inc.
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: January 01, 1973 Business started: 09/03/1914 Business started locally: 09/03/1914
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Minnesota Secretary of State
180 State Office Bldg, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Saint Paul MN 55155
Phone Number: (651) 296-2803

Business Management
Patrick Stuart, President Joe Atnip, Vice President of Sales Brad Kroll, Director of Education
Contact Information
Principal: Patrick Stuart, President
Business Category

Schools - Academic - Colleges & Universities

Products & Services

According to the information provided by Art Instruction Schools, Inc., this company is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bureau of Engraving, Inc., a privately owned corporation. The school offers correspondence courses in Basics of Art, Fundamentals of Art, and Specialized Art. The school does not advertise, offer or imply that they have a placement service. Art Instruction School, Inc., is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council which is listed by the U S Office of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The purpose of the agency is to monitor the standards and ethical business practices within the home study field.All of our Art Instructors have met teaching standards established by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and are qualified to teach at the post-secondary level.


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.