Everest College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (88)
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!
I was looking into an x-ray tech. or OR tech. training. They told me on the phone they had those programs there. I came into the interview/ info meeting and htey tried to talk me into Med. Administration or maybe a massage certificate.
Waste of time, and they texted emailed and called me for months after I told them that they had no business doing so. I called emailed and texted them to stop, and they still persisted. They will waste your life.
Go through community colleges ann support out education system. These people just want your grant and loan money. The rest does not matter to them.
I have heard people say many bad things about Everest but to be honest with you I had a great experience there and I can tell you that you get out of school what you put into it. No school is going to find you a job! You have to do the work and try hard and be aggressive.
The job market is very competitive and you can't just graduate and expect Career Services to do all the work for you. I volunteered and made connections with employers and I also made sure I attended class everyday and worked hard to learn the material. People need to stop complaining and do the work.
The school consistently changed teachers and the externship was a joke. its been 4 years since i graduated and still cannot get my foot in the door for any position regarding this field. non of my credits will transfer to other schools, and i never felt ready for the testing. the program was a total waste of money.
I attend Everest Online and it is great! i can do my work whenever i want to fit my own schedule, and never feel overwhelmed as a full time student. I have been on the Dean's list for the past 3 semesters because of the effort i put in, and the effort given by my professors. The professors really care about helping you, and do everything they can. It's an expensive school, but other schools near me either don't fit what i'm looking for, or have to be paid as you go..here you don't start paying until 6 months after graduation at your own pace.
HORRIBLE SCHOOL!!! Stay Away! If you want a crap education and no hope of having a job then by all means go hear. I went to this school, recently graduated. I was one of the top students. I used career services like i was told. This campus is a regular stop by police due to fighting. An instructor was beaten for trying to break up one of these fights.
After I graduated I was bumped around the school to 6 different people to try to find me jobs and fix my resume. My one interview they managed to get me told me my resume was so messed up and I should have never listened to them to help me set it up how it was and that they are quickly going to be stopping hiring from my school. I was then called one day to say a place i had applied for threw a staffing company was going to be calling to set up an interview.
I then called the staffing place to check in on it when I didnt hear anything. they said they never said that and had no idea where they got that from. So in other words my school flat out lied to me. I called and told them i wanted no more "help" and wanted nothing to do with there school. Thats a year and $20k of my life wasted when no one will hire due to the reputation of the school.
I went to finl/aid & first of all its to much money i think im better off going to cypress college as for me i felt good about it but reading these views makes me not wanna go and in plus i can't afford it i need to make the right choice for me as an adult and by far its just to much i say when i could go somewhere else for this prize....:)
What I really appreciate about Everest College is that, it gave me a chance to earn a career in 8months, that pays good, so I can pay my way through college to be a physician. The thing about Everest College, and any other college is that you will get out of it, what you put into it. I put my all into it and had a job a month after my last day of school. It's true when they say " Everest doesn't find a job for you" But I mean really?, come on, are you lacking that much determination to where you have to rely on someone else to find you a job? Cause if you are then Everest is not for you because you have to work really hard. The school work is very challenging, and it will consume your life.
It is expensive, but you can manage it. I had a few teachers that changed my life in a positive way. I knew student who had negative attitudes, and felt like Everest was not good enough for them, but in reality they were just lazy and looking for an excuse to procrastinate in life, and fail. So to all you who use the words " Stupid" and "Lame" or "Retarded", you might want to realize that no one takes you serious when your education is so limited to those immature words.
Looking past this, I still believed that this was a school that will offer me a great place to continue my education. WRONG AGAIN.
I start my classes (Medical Administrative Assistant) and EVERYONE has an A average. The teacher didn't teach anything. All of our tests were open book, we used our notes, she would let us take our tests home and bring them back the next day, and she would give us the answers the previous day. She NEVER checked homework, all you had to do was give her something for her to give you an A.
I asked about when our certification tests would be taken, all she kept talking about externship. I went on Everest's website and could not find any information about certification. After more research, I discovered that Everest doesn't offer certification testing because they aren't a nationally accredited school!!! Talk about pulling the wool over people eyes.
As far as the externship, you don't do anything that you learned in school. All you do is whatever the people at the site they send you to don't want to do. BIG MISTAKE!!!!! Basically, i paid over 17K for a diploma. I REPEAT DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY!!!!
I want to thank everyone that took their time to post their experience about this horrible school that would have scammed me out of my money. I almost made the mistake of enrolling.. I'm going to find an accredited school where there are real instructors and whom will do as they promise. Thanks everyone :) I hope all of you sue the heck out of these thieves. Thanks again :)