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4 out of 5
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I attended Everest or tried to anyway,myself. It sounded great they filed the financial aid paperwork for me and told me I could start. I thought I could trust them, after all this is their job. Boy was I wrong. First they give you every book you'll need the whole time you are there. This ensures that they will make money off of you no matter what. Why in the world would anyone need every book they are going to need to finish their program at the very start.

To make matters worse as soon as I finally open my books, someone comes into the classroom and tells me that I'm needed in financial aid. To make a long story short they tell me that I now need a cosigner. Why couldn't they tell me that at the beginning. I didn't have a cosigner and ultimately was not able to finish (or really even start my classes). I spoke to a student advisor who was very rude and short. I withdrew from the classes that day and then later started receiving calls from the school asking me where have I been and such. They told me they had no records of my withdrawing which means that I was being charged even though I'm not attending anymore.

they also weren't honest about their accreditation and how it would be beneficial to me. I'm glad that some people have had success with Everest, but I was not one of them. They are billing me for two identical $1092 charges. I have no idea what they are for.I also have charges from sallie mae showing on my credit report.I now attend my local community college! I'll pay far less for my education this way, not to mention my degree will be accepted and recognized in way more places. It's sad that people who have had positive experiences are calling other people who want to better themselves lame. Trying to insinuate that someone who receives poor service is less educated is just insensitive. I wish good luck to all higher education seekers.

4 out of 5
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I'm currently enrolled in the medical assisting program at everst. I'm going into my fourth mod there and at first i loved it but then everything was so disorganized. We had to get a new instructer whos never taught before and she couldnt handle some of the students in our class. But there have been days that we have had no instructer show up and other days we would sit there for four hours and not do anything. I just think for the money i would have been better off going else where. i would not waste the time or the money going here but now im stuck.

4 out of 5
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I am a student considering attending this school. The majority of you "reviewers" can not spell correctly or use proper English language, yet you accept to get not only employment, but high paying employment. If reading one of your pathetic-sounding reviews is any inclination...there is no wonder you can't find a job. An interview with one of you people would be a complete disaster. The school is not a welfare system, which I am sure most of you are used to. It doesnt give you rights you don't work for nor deserve.

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4 out of 5
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I had an awesome hands on experience at the Greenspoint campus, until I went out to start my externship! I made awesome grades, did all my work and was a very hard working student! Then when I went out into the field i am getting more hands on experience.

My problem with this particular school is the faculty they are very rude, and when you ask a question its like it was a crime to ask that specific question. I just wanted to know what was right from wrong because I mean come on we are dealing with peoples lives out here!! I guess it jut depends on the location you go to, but I would never recommend Everest Greenspoint to anyone!!

4 out of 5
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This 'school' will take your money and not give anything in return except a few books and promises. $15,000 and no job. It was almost impossible to get an intern referral to finish the course.

They are totally unresponsive, and I would advise anyone to steer clear of this scam.

4 out of 5
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I have read numerous negative reviews for Everest Institute, and I am appalled at the amount of GROWN people on here who do not take responsibility for their choices and actions in life and education.

I keep seeing people blame Everest for not providing them with a job that pays over $15 an hour. Where's your part in this? I have to say that most of the complaints about the school not providing a high paying job or a reputable education seem to be without any true evidence, and frankly, that's pretty annoying and ludicrous. On the commercials, which come on daily, they clearly say that graduating will not provide you with a two- or four-year degree, but that it will provide you with CAREER TRAINING that can help improve your life and career choices.

Also, it says that you CAN find a rewarding career...they never guaranteed or promised a high-paying or rewarding career. You need to start paying attention to what people say and not put your own spin on it. Plainly put, you need to take responsiblity for YOUR inaction and lack of drive because many people have made this career training from Everest very useful and lucrative.

I am pretty young (24 to be exact), and I graduated from a top four-year college in 2008; I have my Bachelor of Arts degree. To further my education, I am currently enrolled in a local university for a Master's Degree, and I graduate May 2010. I am NOT from a privileged background (I am the first person in my family to graduate from college, and I came from a poor, single-parent home), and I have had to work extremely hard to successfully complete my education. When I graduated from college, I immediately found a full-time job with great benefits, and I made over $35,000 a year, which comes to about $18-20 an hour. I recently relocated to the midwest in September 2010 because I got married, and two months later I am still unemployed because of the tough and competitive job market.

I have been on a few interviews, and one job had the audacity to offer me $11.00 an hour without benefits! So, my question is, what makes you think that graduating from Everest in less than a year entitles you to a job making $18.00 an hour? That's completely ridiculous! I have a higher degree, which took four times the amount of time and effort to complte, and I am having a tough time finding employment because of the horrible economy. You have to understand the job market is horrendous, and employers have the choice of the most highly qualified people to choose to hire. Plus, you have to have working experience in the medical field as well as be an actual nurse or respiratory therapist to make the "big bucks."

Honestly, you should be happy that people are willing to start you off with $10 or $11 because in time you could get a raise...IF you actually work hard and put in time. That's just the way it is. Period. Also, I have student loans, too, and so do many Americans, so stop complaining!

No school has the golden ticket to employment...and sorry to say, neither does Everest despite what you think Everest should do for you. The problem is people assume that the world owes them something. I'm not trying to bash people's grammar, but if you can't spell basic words, have subject-verb agreement, or write a basic sentence, that's a major problem because I assume that when you write your resume, it has those same errors. No job is going to hire you with elementary mistakes on a resume.

Secondly, I also assume that you speak exactly how you write, so I'm sure this comes across in your job interviews as well. No one wants to hire someone who can't speak or write clearly. Heck, no reputable four-year college or university would admit you into their degree programs.

Finally, I noticed that the SUCCESSFUL and EMPLOYED graduates from Everest knew how to write well in their posts, researched how they were going to make Everest work for their career goals, and they didn't expect a high-paying job to be handed to them without any effort. Complaining about Everest is not going to get you anywhere. Blaming won't help either. In today's world, the minimum amount of education you need to get a "good" job is a bachelor's degree, so even if you go to your local community college, you'll STILL have to go back to school to further your education. Stop taking the quickest route and expecting a big pay off for doing so.

4 out of 5
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I Graduated from everest with a very good gpa me and all my classmates...2 out 15 are employed so what does that tell you!!!!!

4 out of 5
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I recently graduated from Everest in Grand Rapids Michigan. I have read some nasty reviews on the school, however most of the reviews do not state which program they graduated from. I am under the impression that move people who dislike this school are massage therapists, dental, Nurse's aides etc. I went to Everest for Practical Nursing and guess what? I have taken my boards with the State of Michigan, and I have been hired as an LPN making 18 dollars an hour. I am also taking classes at my local Community College to take the transition program for LPN's to become RN's.

Choose wisely when going to Everest and call other places to see if they take the diploma from the school. I wrote my community college asking if they took the diploma and license and they stated as long as I have a license through the state it doesnt matter where I got the education. So I made the choice to continue with the school and truly enjoyed it! Good luck to all!!

4 out of 5
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Okay people... Or should I say Naysayers... First of all Caveat emptor... Second of all, quit blaming the for profit schools for your incompetence...Be realistic and understand that it is what you make it... I graduated with a 4 year degree making $10 an hour... I had $44,000 in debt... I assumed that I should make more because I had gone to school for 4 years... However, thank god I was realistic... If you go to a school for 8 months... Realize that you are in control of your own destiny... It is up to you to promote yourself... And you WILL not make a tremendous amount of money coming out of any school... You must prove yourself.... You have to show that you have the skills necessary to do the job.

If you do get hired, a company invests a lot of money in a new hire---not knowing whether they will stay.... And yes you can get raises quickly, they just need to see that you can perform the job responsibilities and are committed to the job they hired you for.

I am appalled by the postings here because I had to prove myself, promote myself, and believe in myself... NO SCHOOL will guarantee employment...NO School should tell you that by attending and obtaining an education you get catapulted to the top of the ladder in pay.

Everyone must prove that they are capable of doing the job and work your way up to the next level... Training, education, and experience makes this achievable... Generation Y is seriously making me agitated .... WORK HARD... Get an education...AND quit thinking that everything should be handed to you... It is what you make it.

Good luck to those of you who think going to a university and sitting in a class with 300 + students will get you the pay you deserve... First off, most of you couldn't complete the coursework required based on your grammatical errors... Second, Universities don't even try to help you find a job... Keep on trying to take the easy road, blame others for your lack of---heck you name it...I say laziness... A university, community college, for profit school, etc...Can't I repeat can not guarantee you a job... It doesn't exist... They can offer you training... And the rest is up to you.

4 out of 5
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I hate going to school but for any one to get any place in life you have to go to school since I've started at Everest I've gotten nothing but good things from other students and staff and have learned so much. school is what you make of it, if it was a bad choice for you then I don't feel bad for you at all just get off your but and look for a job and stop your crying about I can't get a job because i made a bad choice and went to Everest school is school every thing happens for a reason so all I have to say is shut the hell up and keep trying for you lazy one's who say I cant get a job well get and look more then 10min a day online be more demanding at your interviews or you will get no where

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