Everest University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (219)
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!!!
I have been attending Everest since 2010, my birthday present to myself...lol. As far as the teachers and classwork is concerned; I, personally have had no real issues to speak of.
However, the administration is another story. I am currently in a dispute with them over my financial aid. I suspect that they mishandling my financial aid, every time I try to get answers to my questions I am either referred to someone else or I am given excuses. today's excuse included that some thing went wrong with the processing service, that they will make the request again marked as urgent and I will have to be patient this all started in July, and I just found out about it when I redid my financial aid in Oct, when they told me that I owed them more money....they admitted the fault is theirs and yet, they want me to pay for it?
Seriously, if you are looking at schools, based on this experience I currently find myself in, I would say, check into a local community college over Everest.
I have been attending Everest online since march of 2011. I am on my third semester and things are going extremely well. I get a phone call almost every week from my advisor asking how things are going and if I have any questions or concerns.
No, I do not work for Everest (really?). I noticed that the majority of the negative reviews on here are from people who can hardly construct a complete sentence. It's no surprise that many of you aren't intelligent enough to fully research what you are getting into. Maybe I just haven't been going to the school long enough, but so far the instructors are very helpful even if it can take 2-3 days to hear back from them (this has only happened to me once. Usualy I get a response within 24 hours).
It's true that this school is very expensive. What school isn't? They were very clear on how much my tuition would be what amount my loan refund checks would be. I recieve around $1,000 every semester in the form of a check from Corinthian Colleges Inc. I am well aware of the amount of debt I am building up. Also the online courses require you to do a large portion of the work yourself. It takes a large amount of discipline and maturity to stay on top of your reading assignments. The work may be easy at first, but as I get deeper into my specific field of study the classes have become more challenging and more career field specific.
Only a fool would blindly enroll into a school without educating themselves on the specifics. This school is meant to be completed. When I say that I mean don't expect to transfer your credits to another school. This is not that type of school. Don't hate the school because you didn't read the fine print. I'll be reporting back every semester with my continued review. Maybe things will change; but for now I am learning a lot and getting plenty of support.