Everest University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (223)
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.
I am currently enrolled and Everest but after this week I will not be. I have not been able to get no information about anything. They are the only school I ever been to were I can not go on the student portal to check my finances are grades are anything dealing with the school. I just started and have already decided not to keep going to this school. I think they are full of junk and I would not tell anyone about this school because it is to expensive and the people do not communicate with you. The only good thing about the school was the teachers. They were very helpful.
I have attended Everest for a few months and I have had nothing but problems with them. When I have a problem or question I can never seem to get a hold of anyone or even a response to an email. Noone ever knows what is really going on. They always have a different answer for any question. The school work has been super easy (TOO EASY). I have not recieved a grade below a 97 in a class.
Also they can never seem to get my money despersed to me which is amazing considering not many other schools have a problem posting money to your account and getting it to you in a timely fashion. My sister got ripped off from them they sent her bill after she quit saying they dispersed too much money to her (How does this happen??).
I am currently looking to switch schools because this has been a complete waste. Also no one told me I wasted my time with my associates in medical billing and coding. Apperently it is not acreditted and I would also have to take an expensive test to even do anything in this anyway- $1500.. Most places only offer a certificate degree. Screw them seriously. NOt to mention their classes are super expensive. I am paying $3000 per class and what for to be ripped off and ignored all the time???
I attended Everest for about 2 years. I had atleast 5 advisors, that were either unavailable, could not be contacted, or contacted me to advise me they would no longer be with the school!!
Furthermore, I was getting financial aid, the aid ran out and the school took it upon themselves to begin billing m
One day, I get a bill for $6900! I call the school, and they advise me at this point I have had no financial aid for the last 3 semesters and this would be my bill. I asked why I was not advised my aid had run out, I was informed they apologize as the finacial advisor at the time was no longer with them and they were currently looking to fill the position. They apologized I was not advised, but informed me the total due amount was due IMMEDIATELY!!!!
If I had $7000 sitting in the bank would I have been on financial aid? Seriously? Teachers were great and the workload is reasonable, but everything else is an utter NIGHTMARE!!!! I would advise any prespective student to keep looking this is not the place!!!!! Good Luck!!!
I have been in attending Everest University for a couple of months now and so far my experience has been so-so. As far as the school work, it seems pretty easy. A little to easy. I have been making all A's so far but the work isn't that challenging. It just seems to me to be to good to be true.
My administrative and financial advisers have already been switched once and I seem to not be able to get in contact with my financial adviser. Every time that I call I am talking to a new person and the stories have all been different. Like "Checks have been disbursed" then "Funds have not been received from the government yet", then "I have something showing that you only will receive $50" even though I have a Pell grant, Subsidized and unsubsidized loan. They failed to tell me that although I should be receiving over $4,000 in loans and grants, that the tuition was sooooo high. Now that i am trying to crunch the numbers, NOBODY has a real answer for me.
I feel that if it is money that I am responsible for paying back then at LEAST I should know what it is being put towards. I thought that a loan was something giving to you and you decide what you wanted to do with it. I wonder if I would have been approved for attending Everest university if I didn't apply for a loan? Yes I am trying to further my education, I just DO NOT want to get caught up in a scam while trying to do that.
My education is very important to me but my family means more and if I am going to get stuck with loan payments that never went to the development of my family then what is this all for? We are still struggling and in the same predicament that we started off in, it is just that now I have added on more stress. But down to a question that i want to ask all of those who would not recommend Everest University, where you promised that 6 months before you graduated that they would start setting you up on job interviews in areas nearest you?
This was promised to me and if I can not get a job after attending this college for 2 yrs. but yet be stuck paying for these student loans that I never received then I will just cut my losses now instead of waiting. PLEASE ANSWER THAT QUESTION FOR ME.
Let's be serious. I have been a student of Everest for about 6 years. I received my Assoc in Paralegal from Everest, Bachelor's Degree in criminal Justice and I am about to finish my Master's Degree in Criminal Justice. If they had a PHD program I would do that. It is not a traditional school setting. I have done both Online and in the classroom. I prefer online. They have some poor professors as all schools do. They don't require standardized test such as SAT / GMAT. When I have had issues they were resolved. All you need to do is put in the time, complete the work and ask questions if you have issues.