Everest University Reviews
I am attending Everest University online. When i started out i was going for my Associates degree for Criminal Justice but they changed it to where you have to get a Bachelor's degree for my field. I have to have 192 credits for this college to get a degree. I am currenlty at 86 credits and owe 35,000.00 in student loans. I still have nine terms left to get my degree, Why i am still there is because 60% of the schools that i have contacted won't take credits from the college, 30% of the schools i contacted will only take between 8 - 24 credits and the 10% of the other schools or more expansive. The only good thing that the new company took over them is it decreased the tuition a little. Instructors is OK. The ad visors and student aid reps don't help at all. They lie. They don't contact you if there is a problem and when you call them if there is a problem you get the run around. According to there policy they are suppose to email or cal you back with in 72 hours of your email or phone call. I emailed my student adviser and program lead and student aid rep two weeks later.. NO RESPONSE>> Find a different college.
It was great I learned a lot at Everest and now I am working towards my Bachelor's in business management To the future students here at Everest they make everything easy for you to understand such as how the online classroom is setup my 3 year is so advance he can work the classroom. Everest walk you through all the steps it take to get you enrolled in school. Don't get me wrong it's a few things Everest could work on for example giving students debit cards for our financial aide money, and they also could give us picture ID badges like other online schools. But overall Everest is a great school to attend.
This is the worst place in the world. First they rip you off, you cant find a job because you went to Everest (they got shut down) and if your lucky you might get an education from some of your instructors. I learned that when I went into a real medical office I didnt learn anything. The teacher just wanted to talk all day instead of teach. Now Im 20,000 in debt and have no skills to go work as a Medical Assistant. If you are thinking bout going to this school DONT pic a different school to go to. I have friends that have gone to other schools and there are good schools out there and you can get a good education from those. They dont cost as much either and you actually get jobs. I HATE EVEREST!! DONT DO IT!!!!
DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL I went here when it was National Institute of Technology, then they changed the name. The Degree are all worth crap.. true you may find a job but that's because they see you have more than a h.s education. I had to learn the hard way that the only real way to get a degree is to attend a real college. and going to a community college then transferring to a University will be wayyyyyy cheaper always!!!!! 28,000 of debt is not work a 18-24 mont program!!! TRUST ME!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE DONT WASTE YOUR TIME> Attended NYU... he told me no real school/career recognizes these degrees it should be illegal for them to even call them a degree.. tried to go to Wayne state and applied to two community colleges and the all said the same thing..... It took me til I was 28 to realize... I have to go to a real darn school I'll be graduating from USF in December of 2016 and no one even recon. The fact I went to this dam school.. Hope they give me loan forgiveness.
I would like to let everyone know EVEREST never go there , I was in my 8th month and the school literally got shut down they didn't inform us or nothing that it could of happened. They waited until Sunday to email us. It's a FRAUD ! Don't get me wrong we had some good instructors but as of them shutting down like that with over 200 students was dead wrong. If you attend a Everest most likely it's going to get shut down.
The studies in the degree I was going for did not pertain to what I wanted or needed, the faculty and student advisers are just as worthless as the curriculum they have for the degrees they offer. Their classes are very remedial and very little, if anything, you learn will give you the tools you need or provide the training you need to get the career you want. Their biggest selling point is the number of people that get a degree and that you need a degree to show potential employers...I say that its important to have the right training so that you can be a useful resource for potential employers...With very little effort and research you can find the same classes and training they offer at very little or no cost to you...do not enroll at Everest, they are only concerned with making a profit not your education and it shows on their site and software...if you can cover the cost of attending this school, you would be better off putting this money in an IRA or purchasing a house because you would just be throwing this money away for absolutely nothing.
I attend Everest University online for my bachelors and Master degree. Most people attend online classes believing that it would be easier than sitting in a class. Well people it is not. Financial aid is not part of the school. The school it self is good and one must read, study and complete all courses. I noticed how people submit late, do not complete the assignment that was requested and do not check their work. One can not think they are going to past if they do not complete the required work given, at times I wanted to cry because the work was hard but school is not easy it was designed to make a person read, gain knowledge and understand the work. Please do not blame the school blame your efforts in what you put into the school. I had the same issue with financial aid and there is no communication with financial aid and the school. The school submits what is required financial aid is support to calculate and keep accurate information on each student. I have learned a lot from just reading and asking questions, that is what school is about.
I started Everest in April of 2012. My first 8 months were great. Services were amazing and someone was always there when I had questions. In about October I started having problems with my account balance. The loans would always get returned to sender but Everest would still send me an overpayment check. I didn't notice until loan collectors started contacting me about paying the school. I would then call the school and they would say it was a misunderstanding. Eventually it got fixed and I would just continue with my classes but it always puzzled me. Fast Forward to October of 2014 and the same thing happened again with my loans this time nobody would answer their phones. Student services would hang up on me. Financial aid when be unforgivingly rude when I asked questions about it. I called nearly everyday from October 18th to this day and the issue hasn't been resolved. I have already graduated and received my diploma in the mail but nobody is helping with my situation and I have been on top of it 3 month prior to graduation. Now I have been informed that Everest has been bought out by Zenith Education group, my sister was enrolled for business and found out because of this they are dropping her program so she had to withdraw from school, I found out that Everest wasn't an accredited school which may make it hard for students to transfer credits. I believe it's a bunch of bull crap and it needs to be handled. I am now 22,000 dollars in student loans when I was told the most would be 14,000 for 2 years and nobody can explain why. Everest University also promises job placement but ha anyone called and followed up with me? No! I have to call and every time I do, I have been placed with a different advisor and have to repeat the process all over again. It's ridiculous. The instructors were WONDERFUL, and the classes were too. They focused on exactly what I needed to know. That was probably the only thing Everest did right.
The employees at Everest have always been extremely helpful and prompt throughout the two years I attended. If I ever needed help in a class I always received a reply from the instructor within 24 hours. My student advisors were always easy to contact and would answer all my questions or find someone who could. I never had any problems with student loans. It was expensive but all schools are, and it was my responsibility to know what I was spending. I learned a lot because I put a lot of effort into my studies and used the resources given to me. There are plenty of tutor programs for those who need extra help. I requested my transcript and received it within two weeks. I feel that earning my associates degree through Everest met its objectives.
I understand the complaints from other students and everyone must respect their reviews, because they were affected for sure. I received my Associates in 2011 and Everest found me a job within my field of studies. They emailed my resume to several agencies and I was contacted. Interviews were conducted and I was hired. Everest helps a lot , if you have high scores and of course when you completed your degree. Employeers ask for a two-year college degree and if you only have completed four terms of eight, what do make you think that you are going to be hired only with four terms completed? Also, the U S. High education programs are a huge business. So, do not expect other schools to accept prior credits from other institutions, because then they will not make any profits at all. Campus education and online environments will provide the same materials to learn. The only difference is that in a campus your answers will be addressed probably right away, while in online you will have your answer within 24 hours. Also, online classes require wst more writing and you must participate in order to be graded and keep your financial aid with an average score 2.5 or higher based on your degree. Your diploma is a requirement. You will achieve your real knowledge and skills while you are performing your job duties ( hopefully related to your degree). Fortunately, I have received professional assistance from my school and instructors. I'll finish my BS in 3 months and I'll start my Master's in October, 2015. Good luck everyone and the results, assistance needed, and grades only can be achieved by you and your willingness to push others when assistance is needed & how you are achieving your own objectives.