Everest University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (223)
I have been attending Criminal justice classes through Everest and will have my associates 2010. The teachers are fair and friendly. If you have an emergency, and you need an extension, they will work with you! I get financial aide, and YES, the school IS expensive, but who cares, the classes are paid for! I get a little money in my pocket from my classes, but as long as you know the classes are paid for, why complain?
Plz don't attend Everest University online at all I made the huge mistake of leaving another online college to attend this school and believe me when I tell you that has been the biggest mistake I've ever made in my life. If you're ever having to contact anyone with a question or a problem such as any advisors you may have whether it be academic, financial whom ever they are never there to answer their phone calls or emails. But when ever they need you for something they're hunting you down like you're a criminal. This school is truly a joke and I don't see myself attending much longer cause I truly don't have time for this at all.
I read all of the comments, my experience with Everest was not that great. 1. They will hunt you down and call you everyday to make sure all your paperwork for finicial aid is complete. 2.It took several weeks for my books to arrive, I was pleased that they put the chapters online for you to read. 3. I was promised a laptop for my classes as long as I was enrolled in the school, and was told I could keep it as a gift when I completed my degree. Well, it's strange that I never received a laptop, even after making several calls to my advisors. Seems like nobody knew what the other person was doing. 4. At midterm I get a voicemail telling me that I could be doing a lot better, I felt that was unprofessional considering that I was taking three classes and at midterm I had a grade of a B, in one class and two A's in the other classes. 5. Still no computer, and no one returns your calls. 6. I completed all three classes and have a GPA. over 3.33, I was sent a email to sign up for 3 more classes, I kindly told them that I wouldn't be signing up again ever, due to lack of communication with the staff. 7. Three classes we over 14,000, close to 15,000 which is to expensive for the service you get. 8. I had some good professors and had a great group of class mates. The homework was fair and the grading scale was good. I got my report card and was happy to end with a final grade of two B's and one A. 8. Tell me why I get a call from the collection agency for Everest telling me that I owe $142 for dropping a class? I signed up for 3 classes and completed 3 classes. 9. Of course no one can tell me why I owe the money, after calling and still waiting on someone to look into it and call me back. 10. When it comes to getting their money they are so sweet and nice, but when it comes to handling your issues they act like they don't even care. They hold your hand and walk with you the whole process of being enrolled. I finally got a call almost three weeks later asking me why I wasn't returning because they didn't want to loose a good student. I told the nice advisor about my concerns and I was done with Everest.
They have a lack of problem solving, and I wouldn't suggest this school to anyone. I'm sure my credits won't transfer from what everyone else saying in their review.
I went to this school when it was the National Institution of Technology. Let's just say that you passed no matter what, because they need to make sure they made their "quote". There were people in my class who showed twice the whole semester and they received a B for the class, and it was not an online class.
I was there 9 months and had 6 different teachers. 6 in nine months! 3 in one semester alone. I knew more then the teacher knew.
The cost of this school is ridiculous! None of of your credits from this school transfer to any school! NONE!!!!
So after I wasted $15,000 at this school and 9 months of my life, a few years back, I finally finished my associates degree at a community college this year in May. And I must say the education at the community college was 98% better then this POS school! And some of my credits from the community college will transfer to other schools to earn my bachelors. The only cool thing about this school was I met some new friends.
So don't waste your time, your money, or anything on this school! Go to community college it will be better in the end.
I recommend Everest online for those that want to increase their knowledge in an specific field and do not care about the money they spend, I have learned a lot I did not know before I entered their Business Management program; however if you are a person seeking to obtain a higher education to earn a degree to advance in your professional goals and you do care for the money you spend in education then I say please look for an accredited school, one that if you are not happy with then you can move on and transfer your accululated creidts with ease, becasue Everest University credits are not transferable, so if you start a career here you must end it here wheter you like it or not, or you will loose your money and your time and will have to start all over again if you do not like the way they teach.
The classes went well, I only had one instructor that was rude, and I would never want to have again. THe work load was fair, grading was fair, my student services advisor was awesome. Financial Aid is inefficient. I was allowed to carry a very large balance for months, and no one said anything. I had the balance, and still received official transcripts. They do not keep track of records. All of a sudden, 24 weeks before graduation I get a call from student finance saying I have a large balance because I did not fill out the fafsa for last year. I have the email confirmation for the fafsa they say I never completed. No one calls me back, and it is very rude. I even left a message with the Regional Fianancial Aid Manager, and she never called me back. It is pathetic. I wish I never enrolled at this school.
I have been with Everest for about 2 years now. I can only tell you of my experiences with Everest compared to University of Phoenix. I earned my associate's degree at UoP but transferred for my bachelor's degree.
Both schools require teamwork. However, UoP's team assignments were based on all team participation. If someone didn't do their part, everyone's grade was affected. My husband was already enrolled with Everest so he told me how the teamwork there works. Everest's teamwork is based on individual participation. So it doesn't matter if someone doesn't do their part; you're grade is based on the work you do.
Throughout my time with Everest, I've only had 2 problems. Both of these problems were with professors who thought they could pull the wool over my eyes, so to speak. However, I was able to work them successfully with the help of my student advisor and student services.
Depending upon your financial status, you can take 2 classes or more per semester. 2 classes is considered full-time. Each semester is 12 weeks and the classes are broken down into 6, 2 week units. You have to meet participation and attendance each week. That means you can't do all of your work for the unit in 1 week and post it. You still have to post something during the second week of the unit.
The one drawback of schools like Everest is that their programs will only transfer to another school like it. For instance, I can't transfer my credits to University of Maryland because they wouldn't be accepted. It's just an accreditation thing. The institutions are accredited differently so their programs don't match.
Over all, I would recommend Everest to anyone who's looking into to going to school online. The classrooms are user-friendly and the requirements are straight-forward. I'm getting ready to graduate with my B.S. and just scheduled my classes for my MBA. So, they must be doing something right.
There have been many reviews about the school because of misunderstandings in the past. I have went to school there for 3 years and it is a great school. I have no complaints. I will be graduating this year with my associates and they were really helpful when I needed them. I am the type of person that if I do not think something is good, I would not recomend it because I wouldnt want someone else to have a bad experience. All I can tell you guys, is jump in feet first.
It has been a long 4 years for me. I had a hard time with Everest in my 3 year. What I don't like about the college is that they change staff like changing underwear. The courses they offer you cannot beat. I was on the verge of qutiing and was talking to another college about transfering. subsequent, I was 6 months to finish with Everest so, I decided to tough it out. Now! I graduate July 02, thank God!!! If you decide to go, stay on top of things because 3 months down the line you might have a new advisor and want know it. Their courses are well worthty the try. keep in touch, and if you decide to go with Everest let me know and I can get you the hook up.
I have graduated from Everest College Online in 2007 with an Associate in CJ, and I have had a very good experience with this school. Not only do I value the program but it also gave me the chance to start a new career(where I had no previous job experience in the field), and I was able to transfer all my credits to another school to earn a BA in Legal Studies. I think that all schools have their problems, and positive and negative reviews will be based on the personal experience of everyone!