Everest University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (221)
I noticed that there are many negative reviews on here about Everest, yet the majority of these people complaining about the school have poor grammar, have several excuses and are mad because they didn't get a check. I have attended three other online schools and Everest has by far been the best one for me. Many people turn to online school because they think it is easier than attending a traditional school, but what they do not realize is that online school takes alot of dedication.
In my experiences with online schools, I've seen many people drop because they couldn't keep up or they drop because they are lazy then complain that the school is bad. You should ask questions, read the fine print and understand what you are committing to before you enroll. To those of you who complain about not getting a check, you must request to your financial aid advisor that you wish to max out your student loans and recieve what is left over each term. They will not automatically send you money because they do not encourage you to pile up debt. They also send you financial statements each term.
I have only had one problem so far and that was with financial aid, but it was quickly resolved with one phone call. My academic advisor calls and emails me every week and my instructors are awesome. I have been hospitalized twice so far this term and all of my instructors were willing to work with me. I love my courses too!!
I recommended Everest to two of my sisters and a friend. One of them said they did not like the school, but at the same time she failed to keep up with her work and decided to drop after it was too late. The other two love the school and are doing great. It is not the school's fault when you fail to attend or do not read all the schools policies and nor understand how your financial aid works.
I have been attending since May of 2011 and plan on graduating from this school.
I started my online classes in may 2011. I filled out the application because the representative told me it would be a 9 month course....lie. Turns out its 2 years. They didnt explain much on financial aide, I still dont know why I have to pay so much. Classes are ok, computer is ok, service not so good. Im doubling up on classes to finish quicker I just hope this school is for real and I get my degree. The work is not as easy as people say.
I am close to finishing my first quarter. Online classes are new to me and takes some time to get used to. I received a laptop my 2nd week of class, it is new with Windows 7 and the most Up to date MS Office software. I don't have any complaints except how they manage your student loans and the expensiveness of the classes.
Never judge a book by its cover, because in the end the book could be worse than you ever could have expected! It is not that the instructors are all that bad, because they are not. I get along with them just fine. The problem is with the individuals who run the student services department. I am not sure where they get these people but I would suggest putting them back and looking again. I started school last month, filled out all the forms for student aid that I had to fill out, and you would think that would be enough...right? WRONG! You have to hold these people's hands, and even then they find a way to screw things up.
This is not the first "for-profit" school I have ever been to, and left the last one for the same reasons. I should have learned by now that these schools just do not cut it, but as the old saying goes "fool me once, shame on you...fool me twice, shame on me!"
Anyway, it has taken over a month just to PROCESS the files I sent to them through their system, not to mention the fact that apparently, from what they have told me, that D.O.E. has not even approved the loan yet. This is after I was told everything was done and not to worry about anything. How can you allow a student to start classes when, in reality, they may not even get the aid that they applied for? I have taken courses at a community college years ago, and this never happened. They waited until they knew I had the money to put me anywhere.
Stupidity would be the nice way to describe this...down right pathetic leadership would be a better way.
I enrolled in Everest cause it sounded so great, but it was really a joke! My laptop stopped working after 2 months when I called to get it repaired they said they had no records of me ever having a laptop. My instructor gave me 100% just because I turned work in, they did not care if it was correct or not.
When I finally decided to drop my courses they called me the next day and said I needed to pay immediately or it would be sent to collections, they didn't even give me a 30 billing period or nothing. Two weeks after I withdrew they cashed a financial aid check! Then they called me again and demanded I send my laptop back, the same laptop they wouldn't fix cause they had no record of me having it!
I enjoy the atmosphere of online studies. I have all that I need right at my fingertipsand instructors are nice, friendly and willing to help with studies.
I have a good access to student services, books are provided, and the school standards are very acceptable. Everest is a good natured school, if you are a good natured person that really wants to complete your degree: Everest University Online is the right place for you.
I have been going to Evertest for about a year and a half now. I never had any problems with financial aid or anything like that. I dont believe its a waste of time, I know a few people who graduated everest and got a job quick. It all depends on what you major, and the demand of the job. You should check all that out before you sign up. Your credits cannot be transfered but thats ok, just finish it off and get your degree.
My advisiors call me every so often to check on me and let me know how im doing,If I need to get ahold of them; they respond to me within 24hrs if not sooner. I dont have anyhting negitive to say about Everest its a great school.
I have attended this school online for 3 courses. first of all the computer I recieved stopped working 3 months into classes, still after numerous calls to get it repair. nobody has once returned one call. also there is my financial aide, not once have I recieved it on time. always so kind of issues, And trying calling them for answers. again NO REPLY.....
This is my 4th semester at Everest, I love it. I find the flexability of the courses to be wonderful, the teachers helpful, and staff helpful. I have had a couple issues with financial aid, just trying to figure out what was owed already, but they helped me straighten that out and I get letters letting me know. You have to do your homework when choosing a college, you can not transfer your credits with Everest, but you can get a job.
In response to the man who said he couldnt get a job afterwards, well, they arnt going to hold your hand and go on your interviews or take tests for you, if you have reading problem, there are many places you can go and they will help you with your problem. You need to be the one to take charge of your future, stop playing the blame game and do it.
This school will give you the tools you need, but its up to you to use them and succeed. I am enjoying my time at Everest, I did my homework, and I do not allow myself to have excuses.
Please, read the very fine, very hard to find, fine print!!!!! I attened FMU, which has changed its name to Everest now, and it has haunted me for the last 6 yrs!!! First, when my husband and I tryed to buy a house, and found a $1700 secondary student load on my credit in default, I had NO idea I had this loan, and apparently they dont have to inform you that they are taking a second loan out, this loan then sits there, waiting for you to make a finacial move, with their hands out!!
I had to pay within 2 weeks time, or they were going to garnish my husbands wages! Again, I hadnt been informed that they had taken out a second loan, had I known, I would have paid it! SO now my credit is ruined, and I will have to wait another 3yrs or so to start rebuilding it!
Second, I just enrolled in a local Community College, and because I cant get my transcripts from Everest Online, since the women who hands them wont answer her phone, my finacial aide has been susupended, and I may not be able to further my education! Every important turn in my life, FMU had been there to ruin it! Going to this school was the worst mistake I have every made in my intire life!!!!
Also my sister went here for a short period of time, they let her attend classes, without a Highschool diploma, or GED, now this doesnt make much sense, HUGE SCAM!!! Find a communtity College to attend, they arent there to rip you off!!!