Everest University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (217)
I have had no issues with Everest. They called me about a week after school started to see how I was taking it and to ask about how my son was. They called for a few days to see if I needed any help with anything, and I had an excellent conversation with my Admission Advisor.
The istructors have been pretty easy to get along with and they answer my questions promptly. I would definitely reccomend this school to anyone because I have had an amazing experience with no issues so far. I'm very happy with my choice, and I don't regret it at all. I think so of the issues you all are having are because of yourself, not Everest.
Wow, half of these complaints could've been avoided had you just asked questions and jotted down simple information. I enrolled at Everest Online 4/4/12, got my books on 4/9/12, started class on 4/16/12, got my loan-to-own laptop from the school on 4/17/12 and now i will be getting my first student loan disbursement on 5/16/12 and the school BY LAW has no more than 14 days from that date to send me the excess check. These financial aid complaints really bug me because half of the ppl complaining dont know that since they are first year, first-time Direct Loan borrowers, the loans are held for an extra 30days to ensure you are attending and passing your classes. As for my advisors, they're all reachable and very helpful.
My school-issued laptop got a virus and crashed this past Saturday and no lie, less than 30 mins later the school's laptop support techs had it back up and running like it never happened.Some of the other complaints I see are related to the laptops crashing and needing recovery cd's but you cant get the school to call you...well, the recovery cd is on the hard drive already, just press f11 as soon as you turn the system on, then press hardware recovery and BOOM, you're fixed! No need to cuss the school out or write a misleading review. The classwork isnt super easy and some professors really do demand your best work. The best advice I can give is ask, ask, ask questions and write down contact info for EVERYONE you speak with. The experience is what you ALLOW it to be.
It is a shame that an institution of higher learning, and I use that term loosly, would cause their students so much pain and stress. This institution does not deserve to be called a university. It should instead be called a scamversity.
It should have been closed years ago for taking advantage of people who are trying to better themselves and all they end up with is debt and a worthless piece of paper called a degree. Shame on you Everest.
Everest is a ripoff. I have had nothing but problems with this school. The student services didnt reply to emails. The financial aid department is a joke. They do everything possible not to give you your refund. I wouldnt recommend this school to anyone.
They really helped me in all areas. Someone was always there to answer my questions. The professors are just "AWESOME"They really knew what they were teaching.
I went to FMU in 2005-2006. When I attended I couldn't get my books in the mail for anything. Finally I took a class that required a CD for the assignments, which I couldn't do because I never got my supplies. I have angry emails to my advisor that were simply responded to with "well, we sent them" ~ and then she went so far as to give me tracking numbers that corresponded to enrollment documents, and not my materials at all!! I matched the numbers up! Imagine that, I ALWAYS got the enrollment papers and the billing paperwork! NEVER GOT MY SUPPLIES.
Now, I'm trying to go back to college. I got a D in the class requiring the CD, so I DROPPED OUT. Now, they conveniently have proof that I attended the next semester by logging in ONCE in each class. They gave me F's, and won't take them back even though I'd dropped the previous semester and not enrolled.
The ONLY way to get rid of those F's? Take the classes over. 2 classes. 3000 dollars.
I went to FMU in Florida and I loved it. Now the school has merged with Everestt and forget it. It is not even worth the aggravation. I post in the faculty office spot and the teachers do not answer you. Teachers post links to videos that do not work on the computer the school sends you. When you call tech support they don't want to help they just say I am sorry I can't hear you please call again later.
You can hardly get in touch with your student adviser because everyone else is getting in touch with theirs and they do not have voice mail. Forget getting your over payment from Financial aid. I was told mine was sent out on March 26 now it is May and guess what even the replacement check never showed up. When you call you just get a run around and they can't be bothered. I am glad I only have a few more credits and then I am done.
Another thing is no matter what the reason they do not take late work. I did not have power for three days because of the storm and was told if I already submitted something late then it would not count. Look at your other options before choosing this school.
I have been going to Everest University online for over two years. I have faced many life challenges that has caused me to fail many classes which has now extended my graduation date. I had to retake some classes at least twice which once passed the failing grade is replaced. It's called grade forgiveness. I have never had any problems getting a response back from the instructors or anyone else who works for Everest.
I call student services and always get an answer someone is always there to assist you. I even have them email me my audit sheet so I can go decide and get help on which classes to take next. I have been to AIU and UOP and so far I'm glad I came here. I'm not too big on school but I'm sticking it out and they are helping me to do that.
I have no idea what you are all talking about. This school has bent over backwards for me. Yes some of the professors can be hard to get along with and such, but I have never been upset at anyone from the school. I call they answer all my questions even if I keep them on the phone for over an hour. maybe you all were the problem when talking to them.
Registering at this school was one of the worst mistakes I have ever made!! Not only do I owe 10,000 dollars in student loans for credits i cant use ANYWHERE that is worth anything i wasted almost two years of my life with them. All the online classes are is a easy way for them to make money off people and not do anything in return.
If you need to get in contact with them about anything besides registering you can forget it. It took me two months to get them to send my transcripts to me. Unless you are giving them money you will not see any type of customer service.