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Everest University Online
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Everest University Online
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014
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I have attended Everest University Online and it is a joke please do your research when trying to attend this school.

They are a bunch of rip offs and you don`t get a degree you get a certifacte of completion all you get from Everest University Online is a huge debt and a worthless piece of paper if you attend here I advise you to run as fast as you can before you end up with a huge debt that will take a life time to pay back.If you ever heard the say to good to be true believe it this school is a rip off.

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BIGGEST REGRET OF MY LIFE
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Degree: Medical Office Administration
Graduation Year: 2013
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I went to the Alhambra Campus and it was the worse experience ever the teachers are great and helpful but Admissions and financial aid are horrible.

I got lied to since the day I signed up. I was told there were night classes for me to be able to transfer to when in reality there was none. I was also told I could transfer to a different campus because I was suppose to move when I tried to I was not able to because where I was planning to move there was no everest campus within a 100 mile radius.

My rep said I could go to her if I ever needed anything but after I started I never saw or heard from her again even when I needed to talk to her she wasn't there.

They say the will work with u and help u in every way possible but as soon as they have u in they don't care anymore especially financial aid. I was stuck in a school I didn't want to be in no more and got stuck with $15,000 loan and I'm not even working in what I went to school for. WOuld not recommend this school to anyone it's a scam not worth it.

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wonderful!
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015
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A lot of the negative responses I am seeing are not only full of errors, but the problems shared are the students fault.

Either not listening, not studying, or simply not caring. I have been setting up to start for a month now and I have had nothing but good experiences.

Financial aid and admissions are prompt with responses. I started classes today and I am pleased with how everything is set up.

I am a military wife and we do not know when we will be given new orders, so starting with Everest was a smart move for me.

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Everest is very organized
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014
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I just started school here 14 January 2013. I am a Veteran am attending thru the VRAP program, and I would highly recommend the school. Kari in the certification team for Veterans is on top and the most knowledgeable of the 3 schools I have attended. The professors are great, they return emails immediately and work with you to achieve your goal.

As far as the "success coach", he lied to me, made decisions that I did not agree with, or authorize the course change he made. The student resolution team responds to things immediately and gets things resolved. All of my books and laptop were delivered within days. I am just very impressed with Everest!

At 54 returning to school, my life experience knows what is worth and not worth it. Everest is. Stay away from ACOT in Missouri.

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Accounting
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2014
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The education itself is fine, I'd say average. I have never had a problem with the actual quality of education Everest has provided me. I have been a student of theirs since 2005, and so far carry a GPA of 3.87 with another year to go. That being said I consider myself an above average student, and like I said do not by any means degrade their skills of teaching, however their communication is horrible.

If I could have gone through my entire schooling without any issues, this would be a great school, but like the real word…things happen. When I ask for any kind of assistance I do not receive a response from anyone for weeks, close to months. The turnover for student advisors is ridiculous and exhausting, and never know who my advisor is. When I ask, I do not receive a response for several weeks, if I receive one at all. The communication is unreal, and I am very displeased with the lack of attention I receive when faced with a problem. I have excellent grades, and have proven to be an outstanding student.

I have had nothing but problems with this school. These problems include, administration errors, incorrect class scheduling, and basic organization issues. All this year my classes were scheduled wrong, I received the wrong books, etc. I was very patient handling these problems with Everest, but their communication on their end is simply unbearable. It honestly goes on so long that I don't even know if they are going to respond back, and sometimes they do not. The customer service is horrible and the communication is even worse, which is why I could not recommend them to anyone.

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criminal justice
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2013
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I love going to Everest,it is the ideal school for someone that is not working. I get my Pell Grants distributions on time. Sometimes they maybe late but that is due to the fact that the school starts a new semester and they have to wait to see if you are going to continue to go before they send you money that you do not deserve.

I love going to Everest, my grades are as follow>>> 3.85 and the classes are fun. I started last year in Oct.2012 I will be finished this year in 12/2013 if I continue to take 4 classes. So it has to be pretty easy if I am taking 4 classes after my first semester right.... Try it you will love it. The people that are making these hanyous accusations about the school, I really believe you just could not handle the work. I know these people are not just gonna take your money, because that would be against the law.

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Degree: Paralegal
Graduation Year: 2013
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I have read many of the reviews regarding Everest University Online and overall, I concur with most of them. In order to have a positive experience with Everest, a great deal of that is up to the student. It is what you make it. It requires research and commitment can tell, the negativity on here is due to a lack of both.

I have been pursuing my Associate's Degree in Paralegal studies and have maintained a 3.975 GPA, maintained standing on the President's List, and membership in the National Society for Collegiate Scholars. Much of this would not have been possible without the support I received from my advisors and professors at Everest. Again, I truly believe a person a student's satisfaction is up to them.

Remember, work does not come before success in the dictionary either.

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Christina - 5 months ago

THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your post!! I have been reading way too much negative posts about Everest and I just needed reassurance that I'm headed in the right path. Paralegal is also my field of study and I have been with Everest Online since November 2013. Besides the long hold time (lol), I have absolutely no issues with Everest.

Everest University
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Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2012
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I attended Everest University Online from 2010-2012, I enjoyed the experience that came along with this school.The only not so good thing about Everest was the running around in the fianicial aid dept.

I received my degree in October 2012 in Medical Billing Coding and Insurance. If they could get it together in the fianicial aid deptI would highly recommend this school.

Hard work is a must at any college you must apply yourself to be successful in anything in life.

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Degree: International Business
Graduation Year: 2014
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I really don't understand all of the negative reviews on here. After reading through almost all of them, it's funny to see the pattern between the horrible grammar and elementary school-style spelling from their respective authors.

I, for one, have been attending Everest University since May of 2010. I received my Associate's in Marketing in July of 2012 and began the Bachelor's program (International Management) within two weeks of my graduation date. I have been a member of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, President's List, Dean's List,etc. since the time I began my education at Everest. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 3.87 GPA and I can honestly say that the reason being is because I worked non-stop. Something tells me that a lot of these negative reviews are just a method for under-achievers to justify why they invested in their education when they weren't mature enough to take it seriously. I work full time and am the care taker of a parent, which takes up a dramatic amount of my time, but I still managed to spend innumerable nights studying to get the grade.

I always felt like I was learning pertinent information and my instructors (all of them) were unbelievably active in the discussions. There was NEVER a time when I could not get in touch with an instructor or a student service representative.

The financial aid office was a hit or miss, but only due certain individuals. I always received my check on time and I spoke to people who offered me all of the information I needed or wanted. My admissions representative was wonderful and all of the instructors were more than accommodating.

So for everyone who's reading this and thinking "OK, what's the catch? How can this person be praising the school when others are detesting it?" the answer is simple - YOU HAVE TO PUT THE WORK IN! This school(like any other) is only a good experience if you make it a good experience.

I don't regret applying to the school because I've had three years so far to dedicate my time and I have received much deserved academic returns from it.

If you're not the type of person who can dedicate a couple of days a week to do work then you're not ready to look into school at all. Otherwise, I would recommend this experience.

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Criminal Justice
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Degree: Forensic Science
Graduation Year: 2014
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I have been a student at Everest University online since Apri l6 2012 and I will recieve my first degree in April 2014 in Criminal Justice.

Everest is a good online school for anyone that applies themselves to their career.. I had no issues with my financial aid, I got my books on time, I have been on the Dean's list since I have started school..

If you are serious about career,you wouldn't have a problem with this school.. It's what you make it. This is college and not high school.

I have never had any problems except for financial aid.. this is were they need to hire new people because, they can get things twisted sometimes. But all in all,it's a good school.

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