Branford Hall Career Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (74)
This school was the absolute worst. Books were never given to us on time. One of my classes was merged with medical assistants who NEVER received their books for that whole term. Our insurance teacher never actually taught us anything. She just gossiped about other students and talked about her personal life. Most teachers there actually gossiped about other students. I only learned a lot from three out of the 10 or 11 teachers we had. When it came time to take the coding exam three of us got emails we couldn't take it because the AAPC never received payment from the school. Finally I was able to take the exam, but I can't get my score until the school pays them. They know of this issue and haven't tried contacting me back. I've been called a liar by one of the teachers because of issues I was having at my externship site, and she was no help through any of my problems. Another student reported her and she wanted to get the class in trouble for it. There's so much more I could say about this school but hopefully this was enough to convince anyone to GO ELSEWHERE! One more thing, if your teachers want to find an externship site for you, DONT LET THEM! They trash talked the ladies in career services saying they were not gonna be any help to us, but they were the most helpful!
Everybody in this forum has nothing but bad things to say about this school. First of all the school DOES NOT promise you a job. I specifically remember signing a form in the beginning that says that. It's all about if you want to learn. A lot of people in the school act immature don't do there assignments and misses class. It's like people expect to succeed and don't want to put in any effort. I love all the teachers and administration of course no school is perfect and there are times where thing don't run right, like an instructor maybe absent, you may not get your uniforms right away, but the administration is doing there best. Just pay attention do your work, read your textbooks and learn as much as you can. If you do your best you may be able to make this a career but if you don't put in any effort. Your not going to get the outcome your looking for. I'm in my 3rd module with a 4.0 average and I love my school. -amityvile,campus
Referring to southington Branford hall. Instructors are amazing, they actually care if you learn. financial aid is good, administrators=annoying, and career services (Jen and Evelyn) are the rudest, and most self absorbed people in the whole school. They're all about numbers, so don't think they actually care about you or your career.
I am currently a student at the Springfield, MA medical campus. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE! Since I started in August 2014, they have gone through three Administrators! They institute policies that ARE NOT ENFORCED! They have NO problem "double-booking" Instructors and putting three different classes with two different Instructors in one Computer Lab, when half the computers DON'T WORK and the Instructors are teaching different subjects! The Instructors do genuinely care about your success as a student and are knowledgeable. But in a wider view, I believe that administration just wants bodies in the door to get the $15,000+ tuition that the courses cost. It's disheartening and shameful!
Don't WASTE your money. (and they are not inexpensive) If you're going to do the hard work and give up your money and time, decide to go to a FULLY Accredited school! You can always get a JOB (Just Over Broke) but if you want a REAL degree, you won't find one at this school even though they TRY to look like a College. THEY ARE NOT!
I attend the school in June. Proffesor over here really helpful. So far I like this school.
DEFINATELY DONT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE. ITS A TOTAL FRAUD. THEY TELL YOU A WHOLE BUNCH OF THINGS THAT ARENT TRUE AT ALL. THIS SCHOOL BOUGHT ANTHEM SCHOOL AND PROMISED US NOTHING WAS GOING TO CHANGE, AND INSTEAD WE NEVER GOT OUR DIPLOMA LIKE OUR CONTRACT SAID, ALL WE GOT WAS A BOOTY CERTIFICATE THAT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS PRINTED FROM THE HOUSE COMPUTER. THEY NEVER HELPED US LOOK FOR INTERNSHIP SITE LIKE THEY SAID EITHER.
I decided to write this review because I almost decide against going to Branford Hall, Bohemia seeing so many bad reviews. Right now I'm on my third month in the MA program (8 mo. program) and so far I have no complaints. My teachers are excellent and even my classmates are great people which makes the class more enjoyable. It it a fast-paced environment because the program is short but I'm learning a lot. Perhaps is still too early to tell but I haven't seen any drama yet. No drunk, drugged people and no fights. My complaint is regarding the facility itself. The toilet seats in the ladies bathroom need replacement. My other complaint is that the program leads to a RMA certification but not to a CMA. If being a CMA is important to you, you will need to check if your campus offers that certification. Tuition includes books, uniforms, shoes, stethoscope and blood pressure monitor.
Everyone was so helpful and supportive all the time. From my first experience learning about the school all the way to graduation and help getting a job!
Dear Administrators: Thank you for taking the time to enroll me in your money-grubbing institute. After passing the intelligence test with flying colors, I was excited about a return to education. Thank you for taking the time to remind me that 2+2 does not equal potato, but does, indeed, equal 4. Also for instructing me that I should probably shower and blink once in a while. Boy, did I have THAT backwards! After a student asked what the Internet is, I chose to withdraw. I respectfully (or so I thought) explained to admissions that I did not feel challenged. I apologize for being offensive, judging by the following response, and I (regretfully but sincerely) quote "I'm sure you just f***ing know all the other material and terminology and s*** too, don't know? Why do you think you are too good for Branford Hall?" After a brief but tense back and forth, I walked out within 20 minutes, not owing a dime. I will always keep the notes I took on the one day I was there close to my heart, with the greatest lesson of all. That no matter how bad life seems, I will never be as unintelligent as the students, nor as rude and vulgar as the staff, lest I suffer massive brain trauma. And that feels pretty incredible. Thank you, Branford Hall!