Everest College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (87)
Worse school ever. Regret ever attending that school. Don't make the same mistake I did and stay far away from them.
I graduated in June now we are in October. I haven't gotten a call from the school since I graduated. When I went looking for work the gave me a paper with companys to call myself, so much for job placement. The teachers are good but you will be reading more than doing practical work. I recommend you get a list of grads for the program that studied and see how many of them actually got placed. I studdied hvac and maybe the medical field might be better MAYBE!!!
I made the biggest (most expensive) mistake by enrolling at Everest.DO NOT do what I did and not check it out!!!!! I had been out of school for 35 years when I enrolled. One of the things I said to admission rep when I was applying was my plan to transfer credits to UNLV and go on for my bachelors. My answer was when time comes we will take care of that. She did not technically lie to me but she led me to believe credits were transferable and come to find out they are not!!! I was out of school for years and did not understand what a "career college" was-(my mistake). Since they do not offer a Bachelor degree I am now SCREWED! All this time and money and if I want to go on I need to start from scratch and the two years there are wasted. Career services is a joke. They are poorly educated themselves and have no clue how to write a decent resume. Paralegals need internships to get your foot in the door and they "don't do that" And the list of employers they have is pretty much non-existent. Your on your own if you actually want to work in the field you are studying. DO NOT let them touch your resume-they write a resume that does not include prior job history and or achievements and only concentrate on schooling and also tell you to add the schooling as if it were expierence and that to me is misrepresentation-A college career service that tells you to lie on your resume, Charming!!! Also they will make appt with you to help with resume etc and then not be there for the appt this happened twice and no apology!!! My time is valuable and they have no respect for that!!Overall they treat older students very poorly. They have no respect for you.
LAy back down on the couch, unplug that phone out the wall (especially if you already called that number bc they will harrass you until you just cuss someone out)play with ya kids and find a job someone is willing to train you at.(construction is a great place to start for men and women.. men on the field, women in the office, yea i make more doing office work then what I paid $19,000 for nothing for.) If you are looking to further your career, and you have a full time job, and obligations, DO NOT and i repeat DO NOT attend the Norcross GA Campus.
When I first came in and spoke to a "career specialist" I explained that I had a new job and i couldn't risk losing it and wanted to make sure my work hours would NOT interfere with my school. The advisor assured me that it would be no problem at all. It was 19,000 just for this program. I didn't get that much help in financial aid because my mom makes too much money, but the thing is.... I haven't spoken to her in six years.. But because I was not 24 they couldn't do just base it off of my income only.
I figured that since this was going to get me a great job in a field that I knew i would love. WRONG!! I sent my resume in two weeks after I started to Career Services and didn't get a extern site until one day before my last class.
The Career Service Manager told me that the program was not for me because I told her I would not accept a job for $8 an hour after spending all this money to take this class. Why would I do that if I could have just went to McDonalds and not taken out that super expensive loan? I mean come on.
And since I worked Mon- Fri 9am-5pm it was a struggle finding anyone I could assist at the hours I was available. I was so pissed that I had made such a big deal about my hours and work and school interference, and they just completely ignored what I was looking for.
Then once you pay that money... My rep never talked to me again. lol. She never said hey in the hall or nothing.
Once I found my site, the director of my program went to another students site and talked badly about me. What she didn't know is I already knew that doctor and he told me everything she said. What a great way to make everest look like a model citizen school dummy.
The only person I loved was my teacher. I was so greatful for her that it had really truely been the only reason I was still in that school. Cause I almost quit a couple times. She made me realize it would only be me I'd be affecting.
So I guess my point is, if you have no life, and you can make everest the center of your world and completely bow to every bec and need they have, then this school is for you. If you have a family to support and a job to hold down... this is not going to help you. And FOR SURE do not depend on them to find you a site.
I regret enrolling at this school, because I got rip off my money and time. I finish school 5 months ago and I haven't receive my pharmacy tech. licenses.I call them and ask them whats the process with my licenses and their answer is "We don't know, we will call you back" which they never do.
Please before you enroll to this school make sure you research other schools first. Don't make the same mistake I made of paying then 17 grand, which my husband is paying because I can't no even get a job for what I study because I don't have my pharmacy tech. licenses!
ALOT OF PEOPLE COMPLAIN ABOUT GOING TO EVEREST AND NOT BEING ABLE TO FIND A JOB BUT I JUST RECENTLY GOT HIRED FOR MEDICAL BILLING AT A REPUTABLE ESTABLISHMENT. IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOU, YOU HAVE TO BE A GO GETTER AND BE DETERMINED TO MAKE A CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE.
WHENI STARTED GOING THEIR I DIDN'T HAVE MY HIGHSCHOOL DIPLOMA I WAS ABLE TO ATTEND MY CLASSES WHILE AT THE SAME TIME WORKING ON MY GED. EVEREST PROVIDED THE TUTORING AND PAID FOR MY TEST. I PASSED IT THE FIRST TIME. I MAINTAINED A 3.5 GPA WHILE I WAS IN SCHOOL AND I HAD EXCELLENT ATTENDANCE. I CREATED A PORTFOLIO FOR EMPLOYERS TO LOOK AT WHEN I WENT ON INTERVIEWS SO THEY COULD GET AN IDEA OF WHAT KIND OF GRADES I GOT IN SCHOOL AND WHAT KIND OF PERSON I WAS.
I WAS IN THE IGNITER PROGRAM AT EVEREST AND ALL THESE THINGS MADE A DIFFERENCE. I DIDN'T SIT AND WAIT FOR EVEREST TO LOOK FOR ME A JOB. CAREER SERVICES WAS VERY HELPFUL IN HELPING ME CREATE MY RESUME, AND I BUILT A RELATIONSHIP WITH EVERYONE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION TO THE SECURITY GUARD. I MADE SURE THAT I KNEW EVERYONE AND THAT EVERYONE KNEW ME. I STAYED OUT OF DRAMA AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND WHENEVER I HAD AN ISSUE I ALWAYS VOICED MY OPINION. EVEREST IS NOT THE BEST SCHOOL AND ITS NOT THE WORST BUT ALOT PEOPLE DO NOT FIND JOBS BECAUSE THEY ARE LAZY.
I took my daughter to interview the school this evening. I came online to check the critics and I am very surprised about all of these bad, horrible complaining comments. I am applaud the brave students who recommend the school and made it work for them. That goes to show you only a small % will make it to the top of Mt. Everest.
I totally agreed with those who benefited from this program. I took my daughter in to the school not to just rely on the employment placement but to actually suggest her to learn the skill set to be ready for her future. Therefore, she must find employment on her own with the bonus of the employment placement service offered from the school.
Life is challenging if you don't get it yourself, nobody will. Maybe Everest should interview and select student applications carefully from now on and on the application should put "Are you a whiner or a go getter?" Instead of approve everyone off the streets.
Well I went to this school for medical billing and insurance coding. I love the teacher 6am class. She was the best and helpful. She really cared about her students. I learned everything that was needed. My last day of class was on a Monday and then career services found me a great site to interview on Tuesday which I did and started on a Wednsday and I am getting hired. I put a lot of effort followed their rules. Dont leave everything for last minute and dont always expect them to find you a job.
You might be honor roll and whatever but the employer might just not like you. Because i was a b students missed a lot and got droped and with all that still got a jobits luck i guess but its a great school.
I have not ever seen so many BAD reviews in my life...I have experienced nothing but greatness at this school every advisor I speak with is very helpful and polite..The teachers are amazing and really want you to succeed. I truly think this was a blessing for me, I have met great classmates, and learned so much.
I have been on the Dean's list every since I started. Now there was one thing that was delayed which was my summer term check, but that was because they had over 20,000 NEW students starting!!!! you mean to tell me 20,000 NEW people starting and this is a bad school, I BEG TO DIFFER.....GREAT SCHOOL, and I have recommended over 5 people which are currently counting down the days of graduation like me!
Thanks Good Luck to you all ;)
I didn't realize how bad of a school Everest was until after I finished my 7 month Medical Assisting program. I admit, I had a very good instructor. I learned the basic techniques of Medical assisting. The curriculum was also very easy. However, when it came time for graduation; I was unable to attend the ceremony due to my work schedule. Therefore, I chose the option for my diploma to be mailed to my home. This was in 2007. It's now 2012, and I've yet to receive my diploma.
Instead of receiving my diploma, I received a big fat bill of school fees. Everest used a $10,000 school loan in my name. I never saw a check, and never received any of the funds from the school loan. I'm just a bit confused to why a 7 month trade school program would require a $10,000 school loan!?!?! Now, I'm stuck with paying those school fees. Due to that school loan, I'm unable to take out any other loans or receive any grants for the university I'm currently attending. Talk about a scam! I don't understand how schools like this can get away with ripping people off!