Everest University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (223)
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.
I attended this school, and graduated in 2008! It is now 3 years later. I have not been able to get a job in any type of law enforcement!!! I am dyslexic. I told them this when I enrolled and yet they promised me that they would help me find a job????? They NEVER EVER DID!!! They only care about the money. I am not able to pass the entrance exam to the LAPD, Sheriffs, Border Patrol or anything, but yet they PASSED ME???? WOW!!!! My parents paid $30,000.00 for a AS degree!!!!!
Everest has a problem with omissions. For instance, they say they are accredited. They are, but only for a couple of schools. Many schools, including major universities and colleges, will not accept credits from Everest. Secondly, they fail to tell you, when they assign you only one class in your last term, that one class is equal to half time and can only be paid out of pocket. Due to a scheduling error, they had to tack on a class at the end of my degree as a stand alone class in the final term. Two weeks before class was finished, and my degree complete, they told me I needed to pay the $1616 to graduate. I was suprised as they explained that the reduction to half time meant finacial aid did not cover the last class.
They gave me the option of a genisis loan.
I was then pre-approved and told all was going to go through and I was ok. After school was complete I was given an exit package and dealt with a counselor who helped you get a job or made sure you were going to another school.
Three weeks later I had transferred to a higher school to work on a much higher degree. The first problem came when I found out that none of the credits I spent four years getting at Everest were transferable. Then, the transcripts sent from Everest had a school listed that I did not attend. I had to call Everest and get them to fix what they saw as a typo. I then requested a new transcript sent to the new college. Everest refused. I told them I would pay any transcript fees, they still refused. When I called Everest they said I had graduated from there (which you can not do if you owe money). They then looked into why they could not send me a transcript and stated that I owed them $1616. I asked them what happened to the genisis loan. They stated that I had not done one and could not get one now that I was no longer enrolled. The only way I could get my degree and not owe them money is if I returned to Everest. I am now going to have to drop out of my current university because I can not get finacial aid without a correct transcript from my previous colleges.
I have several health problems and spent a lot of time in and out of hospitals during my years at Everest. My determination to do school work, even hooked up to IVs, allowed me to think I was still going to graduate and get a degree. Not only did I never recieve the degree, but now I can not further my education.
I have been attending everest for a year now and I absolutely love it. The teachers are great and they work with you as much as you want. I cant complain in the least bit about this school. I would recommend it to anyone looking to better their life. They send you the books on time and you even get a laptop covered in your tuition fees.
Everest tells you that the laptop is free. But you pay it out of your loans. This school is way to expensive for you to have to basically teach yourself the material. I am currently enrolled at Everest. But plan to transfer my credits to another school, if I can transfer them at all
Everest is a rip-off student services is a joke, the instructors don't care. People do not work together as a team with the team assignment. Work in the DQ form is not completed in a timely matter. If you call your Advicer she does not get back to you. They do not give the student what money is left from his or her financal Aid. The only good thing is that the school send the study a computer to complete their work with, however, if you leave the school you would have to pay to send the computer back to the school. The cost to attend Eeverest is 4044 which is to must.
Everest did nothing but feed me lie after lie while I was going there. They said I would be done in 14 weeks, that turned into 14 months. They made me pay for books that didn't even pertain to my classes. I had to drop out because I didn't trust them anymore. Now I have to pay 4 grand for then wasting my life.