Everest University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (218)
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.
DO NOT waste your time, effort, or money! I started here in May of 2011 and since then have had nothing but problems out of everyone there.
When I started my finicial aid was suppose to be taken care of, I was to owe no out of pocket money what-so-ever. 3 weeks into the course, I was contacted and another estimate was drawn up. From what they told me I was to actually recieve a check from them, from a loan on my schooling. Its the end of August and I still have not seen that check. I called "literally" everyday for 6 weeks to ask about this situation. I had to get my Uncle who is a lawyer to call and get a person on the phone. They said that something went wrong with my finicial aid and that they would fix it and get in touch with me in two weeks. It's been two weeks and again I haven't heard a thing. I recieved an e-mail earlier about them switching my finicial advisor, this will be the 3rd time.
So pretty much if you have a problem, they pass you off on people until you get fed up and let it go. I plan on withdrawing as soon as I post this review. Also the teachers have no remorse what-so-ever, I lost my mother at the end of June, when I asked for an extention on work, I was told I couldn't get one and I would have to FIND the time to get it in or recieve a zero.
I attended Everest University both campus and online. I must say that their cirriculum both ground/online are great and easy to use and understand. I've read several posts from many people regarding Everest and Im shocked. However, what I have noticed also is a trend of mismanaging funds and not receiving their degrees once completing the program. Now truly consider the fact of how you now owe the university. Its simple, many students these days are going to school in hopes that they can #1 earn their education and #2 also receive a check. Now if you ask me this is where the problem begins. Many students are maxing out loans for no other reason than for personal use. Granted its allowed but keep in mind that the money you are borrowing from the government is a loan for your EDUCATION! So think about it... if and when you choose to max out loans then that pushes you closer to your ag limit of funds that you are allowed by the DOE. 2nd, when you fail or WD from a class after drop add you are still responsible for the class. I've done all of the above and now I have to pay for them for silly mistake in my past. However, today im a graduate student with my BS in business and doing very well. Despite the large amount of loans I have to pay back, its gratifying to know that I've worked hard and earned my degree. Making a payment plan to chip away at your balance will get you your degree faster.
A friend of mine is attending the university now and he was able to opt in for the new laptop program. It is FREE and is not included in your tuition. We all have to sign off on a enrollment agreement which states the tuition and fees. If you see a charge on that for a laptop then I suggest you look into it ASAP.
Overall, I had a good experience... like any and every school nothing is perfect. However, what we all need to realize is that people will normally flock towards negativity and blow it up before stating the positive or after the fact stating the positive. There is no clear win-win situation... but one thing to remember is that NO ONE can take away what you have learned.
They are to high, I know it doesn't take 15,120.00 odd dollars to pay for a semister. They told me that school would cost 4,044 a semister but why on the financal aid page they stated that I started school 4-18-2011 and I know the fist day that I started school was 5-31-11 something is very wrong this situation. I don't think they should be turning information in to the lenders that isn't ture. That's false information that they are turning into the leander, that is the way that they are trying to collect more money and keep in there pockets. I will never attend this school again. It is too expensive.
I don't know what school all of these other reviews are talking about, but these negative reviews do not match the school I attended. I graduated from Everest College Phoenix Online with an honors degree in October 2010. The textbooks always matched my classes, I never had any problems with the online work, and my student advisors were always great.
Here are a few things to remember: The instructors/professors always tell the students to check the syllabus to make sure you have the correct books. If you do not, then you need to talk to your student advisor immediately. The school was (or is) on probation, but the school let all the students know this at the time. Also, regarding financial aid; if you do not mark on the paperwork that you want any overrages sent directly to you, then the overrages are credited back to your loan. A typical associates degree will cost you around $30,000, and yes you can attend a community college for a lot less. There are community colleges though, that employers will also not recognize because it is not a quality education.
Anyone looking to go to any college needs to do their research. I researched over 10 online schools before choosing Everest, and I am glad that I did! Everest is a great school, and I even got to walk for my graduation at an Everest campus college nearby. I was very excited to do that!
Just remember: you get out of your education what you put into it. I have a husband and three young children, and I studied approximately 12 hours every week to be successful (would have studied longer if I had the time). Also, when it comes to transferring credits from one college to another, there are many colleges who promise that all or most credits will transfer just to find out after you transfer that this was not true. This goes for any college both campus and online, no matter what the prestige of the school.
I landed a job in my career field while I was still in school, and everything that I was learning directly played into my job.
I had no major problems attaining my degree with Everest College, and recommend this school to anyone who is looking to go to school online. If you think that you are never going to have any problems at all when attending any school, then you are misleading yourself. Life is full of irritants and stresses, and going to college is no different. Also, people need to keep in mind that not all subjects are suitable to be taken online. There are some degrees that are only beneficial to be taken by a college that offers hands-on learning in a 'lab' atmosphere. It just doesn't make sense to take some subjects in an online forum.
I cannot stress enough the importance of research, research, research! There are many things that need to be considered and researched before settling on a school.
Good luck! I give Everest Online an overall score of 7 out of 10 for a quality education.
I graduated from Everest University online on April 4, 2010. I submitted my money to receive my transcripts and my degree. They took the money out of my bank account. A few days later I received a bill saying that I still owe them approximately 3900 and unless I paid the balance in full they will not hand over my transcripts or degree even though I paid for it. I qualified for student loans and grants even took out a private loan to cover the costs for my education. They were to use the money were they seen fit because my checks were sent to the school directly never to me first. On top of that I never got part of my financial aid to help cover my living expenses. DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL!!!!!!
They will use all your financial aid and even ask for more. On top of that the classes were easy never challenging.