Everest University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (221)
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.
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.