Everest Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (110)
Hey, Current student at the Everest Cross Lanes, WV campus. Where do I even start? I take electronics and the electronics course is divided into 10 modules. 1-10 in order according to them is the way to graduate, but seeing as how the school is becoming financially strapped from imbeciles running the facility myself and my class mates are unfairly thrown into classes that we've never been prepared for to suit their population needs.
Upon joining I was told that I could take the degree I'll be getting from this place and only to find out colleges give you ZERO READ AGAIN ZERO credit for your degree and want you to take the entire 4 years over again.
This past winter there were times that I was unable to even see the lines on the road and yet they still keep school open giving us the altimatum that we either show up or are counted absent. The reason being that all of the descision makers are day-time staff, so after they get home they could care less if I wreck and die on my way to their pre-school redundant "institution."
Recently we were told that they'll be extending the days I'm supposed to be there to 5 days instead of 4 per week, even though I was told this was to be my schedule for the duration of my time here at this school. They didn't even have the decency to dig out the legal documents that I signed to show me where it says they're allowed to do that in the first place. It really warms my heart to know that I have to spend EVEN more money now on a weekly basis just to go.
I can tell anyone reading this with the utmost honesty and sincerity that as soon as Everest gets your first 6 months tuition they dump you to the curb. I can't believe how badly I'm in debt now over this place --even worse it's looking like if I can even manage not to wreck this winter and can afford the gasoline it will cost to attend an extra day per week that after I graduate they won't find me any decent work.
From the bottom of my heart I pray that no one else makes the mistake of feeding your money to these dishonest bafoons. Also remember how in the commercials they promote smaller classes so everyone gets more personal attention? CRAP, a mod or two into my schooling they even fired an instructor making the classes even bigger/harder to get any help out of.
I'm in a class right now with nearly 30 people and I can honestly say there's nights that I can't even turn in my "in-class" assignments for a single teacher having to go prove every circuit/calculation of everyone's work.
AM I GETTING THROUGH TO YOU YET?!?! You would be better off using your money as wallpaper, making confetti, giving to charity, or even burning it. They've scorned me for the last time, every waking moment of my life will be devoted to networking against these tyrants. Take a stand, make a webpage--fliers, whatever it takes to humble these meager children. We put food on THEIR tables so they can treat us like dirt, it's time to put a stop to it for good.
I attended this school as well. I made a very bad choice. This school use to be Georgia Medical Institute(GMI. They changed their name to Everest. They really have a bad name. I got my first internship and the office manager told me that they didn't want anyone from this school.
He even went on to tell me that this school really has a bad name and that he didn't even know why they were sending anyone from the school to the office. I finally got a internship 3 weeks later. They staff at the school are unprofessional. They claim that they have a excellent job placement program but they don't.
Last day in my Pharmacy Tech program, and the school to say the least is nothing but unprofessional, rip off and completely incompetent! The director of the program was a complete Idiot who half the time didn't know where he was standing, and the Dean even less. I had some good teachers, and when I mean SOME its because there was a new teacher quitting every other week. Teachers who get paid to go there don't even stay....go to a community college instead!
i love it here, my teacher helps me all the time, everythime i ask. weather its the most stupidist thing in the world, she will take time out and explain things to me no matter how long it takes. i go to the dearborn campus every weekend. the students their and my teacher have fun while learning every weekend. i made great friends and learn so much. MRS. A YOUR GREAT!!!
This is a technical school, you should pretty much know what you're getting yourself into when you sign on. Most technical schools are overpriced and the "instructors" that are hired on have little to no teaching experience, let alone have teaching certification. You are "taught" the basics, and you really learn the field through your one month or 160hr internship.
This isn't high school, you can't expect things to be handed to you. You have to take initiative! There were times when I went to school, and felt like I was in a daycare. I was one of the younger students in my class, and had more sense than people in there that were twice my age.
I attended Everest for dental assisting a little over a year ago and found employment not long after I finished. But I did deal with lots of rejection because of my association with the school.
Was I ill-prepared? No, because I took initiative to learn. We had an intern in the office I work at a few months ago who did a dental assisting program through a nearby community college. She paid thousands less, but knew absolutely NOTHING! All she did was bookwork, no hands on training whatsoever!
Would I recommend Everest? Yes, but to someone who is going in knowing that you are really going to have to work hard for yourself and make the best out of whatever is given to you (call it settling if you want to), but if you're lazy and expect things to be handed to you. ABSOLUTELY NOT!
But not from Everest! Experience has shown me the majority of the graduated students are not well prepared. This is not to say all students weren't capable. They were few and far between though. I do not have the time or financial resources to interview, do a pre-employment check, hire and train a new employee for a month only to find out they are incompetent. Sorry, but this school has the reputation of being a diploma factory. Good Luck to you if you attend there because it's doubtful you will find gainful employment in your field any time soon.
Honestly i don't even know why i wasted my money going to that school.Here home with 2 kids and still paying back them stupid loans . They make those stupid commercials interesting for a reason ,they wanna make u believe they are a good choice.
Honestly these dumb 9 months programs are a waste of money better of going to a real college.Instead of changing my life it left me with a huge bill. They don't really help u find jobs either. Plus i graduated in 2008 and is 2010 and i still have no job.
I'm a student at Everest i have been going there for 3months i entered the medical admin asst. and the teacher does not teach anything she just there for the pay check i tried my best to learn but i need someone to teach me so i can be successful out in the field.
My other classmates just show up to school to talk about there drama and they cheat on there homework and on the test all the time.. I HATE THIS SCHOOL!!!!so I'm done with this school going to find a better school. if you value or time and your money DONT GO TO EVEREST!!!
I went on 2 interviews for the Decatur campus and after reading these reviews i believe my instincts were right. While on one the interview, the recruiter whsipered under her breath that I was too "uppity". Now, for someone who is trying to bring business into the school, approximately $28,000.00, that was a stupid and unprofessional thing to say. If you were trying to bring in a paying customer worth $28,000.00 in business to your school, would you insult the customer? I think not. I figured if the administrative staff was that ignorant then how ignorant and unprofessional would the instructors be. On the second interview I was attempting to apply for a loan while the financial aid rep was busy playing around and partying with the rest of the staff while I prayed she did not make a mistake on the application. Since then I have decided to go to a college and after reading these reviews, I am so glad I changed my mind.
I finished my dental assisting extern over a month ago. When i went to pay my remaining balance of $60 and pick up my diploma i was told i have to pay an additional $120 because a payment from the state didnt come thru. but they were supposed to tell my this during my last mod of class and didnt. So until i can come up with the money i cant graduate. The school lacked the necessary supplies we needed to learn effectively. We couldnt keep a teacher. now my job search is horrible because they dont certify u in xrays so i have to pay $300 for that class in order to have a chance for employment. It was horrible. I wouldnt recommend this school to my worse enemy.