I FINALLY received my New York institute of Photography certificate of graduation! I enrolled with them  in April of 2009, and actually finished my course work last October. I was drawn to them as a means of learning more about photography because it was a home based program, and work at your own pace, and at the time I was working 3 jobs, well over 40 hours a work. Its been an excellent school, and ive even enrolled for a second certificate, which deals primarily with photoshop. Ive learned so much, and ive seen sooo much improvement in my work. It feels good to have another level of education under my belt.