Everest University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (221)
If you plan on using your associates degree from Everest Online to just get a job, it might help. The Associates degree from Everest is worthless if you plan to go to a traditional college though.
I should have never attended Everest online. The $404.00 per credit hour that they charge you should be considered a felony crime. Why pay that for a worthless piece of paper?
I started Everest Unviersity Online in May 2009 so I am now in my second year. I love the program. I have the freedom to be at home with my three small children while I continue my education. I have a wonderful group of staff helping me. My student advisor emails me weekly to make sure I am not in any need of assistance. I can easily get intouch with my finicail advisor as well. I would deffinatly recommend this school
I attended Everest from 2002 to 2004. I found out a month ago that none of my over FORTY credits were worthless!! Plus I can not get financial aide because my credits can't be transfered to a real school!!!! Do not go to Everest or any other school who has national accreditation!!!! you are wasting you time, money and life!!! That was almost ten years ago and I am paying for it now. They don't give you all the facts, they prey upon young ppl, basically give you A's and in the end it is all worthless!!!! I wish I had known, I wish I hd known to read reviews or do research, now my life is pretty much ruined....
I am currently a student of Everest University online. I completed my first term with A's and I have a 4.0 GPA. I am in my 4th week of my 2nd term. I have been reading the reviews and the discussion board on eu student services page on facebook. It seems as if the majority of students is only concerned with the refund part. Wondering if they are that concerned with their school work.
I personally have nothing negative to say about Everest or its employees. I keep in contact with my student advisor, my financial aid advisor, and my enrollment advisor, and student services. If I have a question I call and do not get a run around.
The education that we receive is what we make of it. It is our responsibility to adhere to the policy's that Everest has in place. The only way we will succeed in life is if we take responsibility for our actions. If we want a good education then we have to do the work. If we want people to cooperate with us then we must cooperate with them. Its that simple.
If all they see is negative thoughts then you will receive negative feedback. You get what you put out. So with that being said, I plan to continue my education with Everest University and receive my Associates, then my Bachelors and my Master's Degree through Everest.
I thought that by attending Everest University online to get my MA in Crim. Justice would be a one of the biggest milestones in my life, right? WRONG! I should have read the websites...Theres no school in their right mind would process Financial Aid, or enrollment in a short period of time.
The people there are unprofessional and do not know what they are doing. This school should be shut down and U.S. Dept of Education needs to look into that. Side Note: Any school that changes addresses that many times or names, something is not right!!!!
Do not be like me and the rest, GET OUT WHILE YOU STILL CAN AND HAVE MONEY LEFT! ( Freaking leeches act like they can't tell you what is going on with your money or refund....) My blood pressure was at an all time high. Just get out while you still can and go to a school where employers will accept your degree.
I attended Everest College Phoenix for my Associate's Degree in Crime Scene Investigation. I did not think this was a bad school. I see all these post's about not receiving their diploma. I received mine in less then 2 weeks in the mail after I graduated. This school does not make you lazy. I maintained a 4.0 for 2 years straight. I am now going back to Everest University Florida for my Bachelor's in Criminal Justice and they let me transfer me my credits from my Associate's degree.
I had no problem enrolling or figuring out my financial aide. I even got a scholarship for my BS because I had already graduated Everest before with a 4.0 GPA. They even let me defer my loans from my first AA for a year after I graduated before I had to start paying them back. I did not opt to get a refund check for my AA because I sent it back to the lender.
So overall I would just do a good amount of research before you decide to attend here. Yes they send you a laptop but it comes out of your tuition and it is costly but you get what you pay for. I've had no problem with Everest and getting my degree and that is why I am going back.
I have been attending Everest University online formerly FMU since winter term 2009 and have had no issues with receiving my degree once completed as i never had a balance on my account either but I also took the smart option and opted to have any refund on the balance sent to the school first for any expenses and then to the lender as payment on loan. did it the other way before and was in more financial trouble then when I started.
I am sorry you had a bad experience with the school but this is an accounting problem not the educational portion of the school. I also have found Everest Online to have the most core classes I needed to prepare aduquately for law school and everything thus far is exactly what I will be taking the first year at law school which will more likely to be Cleveland Marshall School of Law. Due to geographical boundries
but I have had no real issues other then poor class room involvement, team members not participating and such. but other then that the instructors are sometimes slow to reply back but we are too and should understand this action may not be purposeful. but all in all I am very satisfied with my education with Everest U although more people recognize the former name and I must always more then not associate the former with the present name.
I completed my associate's degree at Everest on October 2010 and to this day I have not received my degree. When I went to pick up my degree they gave me a surprise saying that my degree cannot be released becuase of a balance I owe the school. Their excuse is that I owe them a balance.I was told that I was receving two refund checks and that one check I had to return becuase it was for an amount that I owed. I never received a second check. They tell me that the second check was sent back to the lender and I was not informed.Another thing is that I signed a paper saying that any refund checks are to be sent to me. I told the business office that and the person told it might have been done in error. They made an error and it is costing me money and I do not have what I had worked hard to earn. They gave the ledger of my accounts and it does not tell if it is books or tuition. They just give you numbers that do not make sense.
Another thing issue is that the school is not offering enough core classes for your major at a campus, which forces you to take online classes. The online classes are difficult because the professors take 3 days to answer your emails and you are left stuck until you get a reply. The professors are harsh graders and do not do very good jobs explaining course materials. Right now the courses require all work to be turned in on a weekly basis instead of every two weeks like it use to be. There is no lecture or powerpoint presentations and the professor do not get provide good feedback on class discussions. The financial aid specialist are clueless. They do not offer grants. they just push you to get loans that will add up tp ridiculous amounts.
I would love to have the government invesitigate this school and stop the scams that EVEREST UNIVERSITY is doing on all students and return everyone their money. This school is corrupted.
The only reason I chose this school was because I have a child and wanted a school that went all year round. This allows me to finish in a decent amount of time and see my son more often everyday. This school was recommended by a friend.
I was doing fine until they started messing up my finances. I had enough to pay for my classes through various grants, scholarships, FA, and MyCAA. The process to enroll was seamless. Easy and painless. However, the day that I had a concern with my money, they no longer answer the phone. I would have to start leaving horrible, tactless emails that threaten to take my money somewhere else for them to call me. They are all about the money and will screw you over. They are so clueless about what is going on and does not allow access to the simplest information for the students.
What am I talking about? You know those portals all "traditional" schools have? You know the ones where you can view unofficial transcripts, grades, and student account activity? They don't have it. You have to depend on calling them. Thats it. They don't even mail you your student account activities or aide rewards for your records. They are suppose to do this. Instead they keep you blind. This is how they want it to be. I am going to finish this award year and transferring back to my old school. Just say no to Everest and Phoenix.
I have read the reviews on here and to be honest I was shocked. I just finished my first 2 classes here. I have had 2 advisors but both have been very helpful. Some say that this is a school for lazy people, I disagree. It is what you make it. I was in a class that had teamwork assignments and only some of us contributed well the ones that didn't that is on them. You do not get graded as a team you do get graded on what you put in to that team. The professors I had were awesome and really helped me feel comfortable and I feel like I learned alot.
As for the financial Aide advisor, mine was great she told me everything I needed to know. I recieved grants and had to take out loans and she explained everything in detail and if I did not understand I just asked her and she would help me. I do not worry about a refund because the money I do not use is going back into my account for more classes. I do not expect to be supported by the money I recieve to go to school. Some of the reviews were quite harsh,no business is perfect and make mistakes but no one should say this is a bad school because it is not.
Everest has given me the confidence to achieve my dreams. I love this school and would recomend it to anyone willing to work hard. Everything you get out of anything in life is what you put in it.