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5 out of 5
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Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2014

Ok let me make this clear....everyone on here that are leaving short and vague negative reviews, MOST LIKELY SEEM to have not been independently motivated enough to take what is theirs....basically more like people who seem to have thought it was a free and easy ride to a better future. Now that being said, ANY PLACE that offers those medical billing/electrial/6-9 month programs should always be suspect, a prospective student should have taken a proper tour and evaluated the teachers based on what they have seen during the tour. Also compare reviews of people you know that have attended everest and graduated. Now on to my personal experience at Merrillville everest college, every teacher that I have had except for Ms. Cheryl has been outstanding, even with our class size (28), each instructor has made more than enough time for each student without discrimination. Ms. Boyd, Mrs. A, Mrs. Hein, Mrs. Pattengale,all of them were outstanding. Everyone in the class was able to click and work in study groups for the entire year and so far everyone except 3 people have passed boards from our class, on the first attempt. It is rigorous, it is demanding, and it does require you have some sort of support outside of school (i.e. family friends,financial support is a biggie). I can say without a shadow of a doubt had it not been for the friends i made in class to my parents and spouse being the pillars while i began my Lpn, I WOULD NOT HAVE MADE IT. Thank you God and thank you everyone that has been there. My future is brighter because everyone from the intial enrollment to my graduation has been a tremendous factor.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2012

I signed up at Everest College because I am not good in school. I figured going to school for one year would be much easier and more beneficial then going taking the 'same' course at a 'regular' college for 2-3 years. I was promised one on one help with my teacher (there were almost 30 of us in the course.. there was no one on one support, even after hours, because my teacher had 2 other jobs). I was promised flexible school hours so I could continue to work, one month into the course we a had no choice but to attend the 1-5 class, which cuts right through the day shift and the afternoon shift at my job. I would have to leave class one hour early so I could go to work, not fair because I missed out on some lessons and often my exams were cut short. I had to pay my rent and bills somehow! During one of the modules, I became sick and missed 4 days. I was not allowed to continue the course until I picked up that module. I was told I could pick it up ASAP. Of course, I had to wait a few months before I could finish it. At this point I had no choice but to continue the course because I was already past the date where I could cancel my student loan... Then came the end of the course. I had to fight and fight and put multiple complaints in to head office so my teacher would get me the placement she offered. I finally got the placement, and it was great! Unfortunately, all these places we are told we are qualified to work at, only hire social workers. You are told when you sign up that Everest college only offers courses that are in high demand in the community. There are no jobs in the addictions field. it has been 2 years since I have graduated and all I can get is a 12$/hr job in security... I now work in something not relevant to my field of choice, and I can not return back to school because of the money I owe after wasting my time with Everest. I am 22 years old and am already going no where in life. Thank you for wasting my time and money. I should have read the reviews first..... I knew it was too good to be true.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2013

This it the most horrible collage ever! I would never tell anyone to go to this crappy school. I never received any money for going. I had to drop put because it was a waste of time. The classes are way to long!

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3 out of 5
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Degree: Medical/Clinical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014

The teachers are absolutely wonderful but I find myself paying the tuition for a degree that isn't accepted in many places.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Medical/Clinical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2009

Oh man.. oh man.. Where do I begin... I know for a fact everyone that has gone to this school has seen the disgusted look they get when a potential employer hears you are an Everest graduate. They cringe. I got lucky that the Dr. I worked for (Externship) wanted to help re-educate me. He trained me more in a month than all the training I got in school. I was never able to work for any other facility other than the one where I Externed. I then got frustrated and started looking for any sort of job. (Not in the medical field) I worked for multiple attorneys over these last 4-5 years and now work for a Title Company in Downtown Los Angeles. Where I am now is a great job and opportunity for advancement is tremendous. I plan to stay in this industry. I am still in debt to Everest. Yes I know... 5 years later. Honestly, I am taking care of it now BUT reluctantly. I know its my name and my credit and all of that BUT I hate that I have to pay for an education I never received. I have many regrets in my life but Everest is definitely in my top 5. I would not recommend this school to anyone. Please do your research and find yourself a honest college, that is TRULY interested in YOUR success. God Bless

1 out of 5
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Degree: Dental Assisting/Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013

Stay away from Everest. All they want is money. I didn't even finish my program because I felt like I was not getting the right education. They still call and ask if I'd like to finish and all they get is an earful. No apologies. They say that they'll help with payments. Ha what a joke. They do not care about anyone. Stay away from this place.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Graduation Year: 2010

My first week attending the school wasn't what I expected but my instructor talked me into staying the whole 8 months. They told me that I was going to learn a lot , get a great job after I finished. My instructor didn't Know much she stayed on facebook majority of the time while we got on the computers and learned things on our own dealing with a medi soft program. during the lecture hour she joked and talked about sex majority of the time. she didn't know how to spell or explain things to us, some of the students in the class knew more than she did. We all got 4.0 gpa in that class she didn't really care if we knew the information or not. I tried to enroll into another College so I asked them for my transcript and they didn't have that they only gave us a grading scale. Once I graduated they did help me find a job but I was making less money than what I was making at my other job before I started going to college. Its very hard to find a job in Medical Administrative Assistant especially if you are an Everest College student...I should have left when I had a chance before I got myself in all of that debt. Most of my classmates are in the same situation that I'm in. Some are still CNA's like they were before going to Everest College or went back to their old jobs. I hate Everest College!!

1 out of 5
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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2010

Worst school ever,never have I seen so many untrained individuals.They make mistakes and the student suffer from them. They only say sorry, but the mistakes continue. They have no consequences when they mess up. You can't do much about it because your're an online student. This is my last semester and then I will transfer.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician
Graduation Year: 2012

Its almost two 2 years i graduated never  missed a day of school. Always top of my class, all that and they have not help me or anyone I know get a job.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Graduation Year: 2012

Save your time your money and your right to a real education do not go to this school. From the moment you call them to inquire about their programs the harassment and mind games begin. Once they have your number they don't stop calling it doesn't matter if you tell them to stop, or say that you changed your mind no excuse or valid reason matters to them they will keep calling until they get you either so mad you change your number or you end up going to a "campus" for one of their tours. What a joke that your will be, let's start with the fact that your going to inquire about an education not buying a car, that's exactly how I felt. The tour consisted of their representative walking me around the small campus and showing me their "state of the art" computerised boards which to me wasn't all that impressive and what reminded me of a car sales person was when she begin to tell me how the rooms are carpeted and have professional office style leather seats and all classrooms are air conditioned, I thought to myself this seemed very odd for a college tour but i remained optimistic. I quickly noticed the women who worked downstairs in their admissions office quite outnumber the amount of men working there in addition to the fact that they all are dressed in a very sexually driven manner , I thought I was going to a college yet to me it appeared to be a strip club almost. The teachers there are unprofessional , you won't learn in these classes or be challenged to learn rather you will be given the bare minimum amount of work with a lot of mindless chatter , movies and games in class. I know some people will say that's awesome less work except what happens then when those students go into the work force unprepared for what lies before them. This school is purely a business they don't care about the students and it's all about making money. While there I seen tons of people come and go including staff. Save your money go to a junior college or anywhere but Everest. Oh and by the way they have a department called career services it's the biggest joke the interviews and job leads they offer come directly from craigslist and monster jobs. They have no job leads or contacts unless your referring to temp agencies which you can do yourself and save yourself the headache of this school.

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