Everest University Reviews
I would like to say I am not an employee of Everest. I got an associates degree in marketing from the school and now earn hundred and 120 K plus each year. I did the work and got the degree that I need it but I am now unable to go to a different school that was in no way related to be in the beginning process so now I either have to pay a lot to get my bachelors or start over or fight a lot to transfer my credits not sure which route to take now but my title is limited by my degree I must get a bachelors and do not want it from Everest
I saw the commercials and thought wow I love helping people and I need a fresh new start. So like many I called my Rep was awesome. Financial assistance department pushed my start date out a month because they couldnt get my paperwork finalized prior to the start date. Then once I did start they still didn't have things finalized. Which was no problem as I started school was just pulled out of class several times to deal with financial aid. My teachers were amazing, they had many years of knowledge in the field as well as they actively worked in the field as well. Know is where the really crappy part starts. I was told that a month or two before I graduate to go to career services for them to start assisting me in looking for a proper site for me. I went two months before I graduated. I was handed a list printout from the internet and told to cold call places looking for sites that even except externships. So I started and called nearly ever place on my list with no results. So I finally called in favors and got an awesome site with an orthopedic surgeon, whom does not usually except externs but were going to for me. I gave all the information to my career services rep and he was supposed to get in contact with them to set up site visit etc. prior to my graduation so that I could start the following Monday after graduation. I continually asked them status updates and was continually told they had not called or had not heard back from the site. Then Two days before I graduated career services calls me and said they had a part time sight for me. REALLY part time! And this wasn't the site I was requesting. I was told they were going to do site inspection on the wanted site but for me to start at this other site to at least work on my hours. OMG is all I can say I went to the site and it was not following OSHA standards by any means. It was freaking disgusting so I walked out after 4 hours. I asked and asked again and again about my Orthopedic site and continually was given the excuse of not hearing from them. So I said for them to work harder on finding out from them so I could start mostly after the last experience. Then a week later they call me and tell me I am going to be dropped because I hadn't been on a site. So they say my rep is on vacation so they place me into a Urgent care which would have been great but the lead MA called me stupid and a dumb student that knew nothing. So I inquired about my Orthopedic site again and still no response. I am now being told I am going to be dropped again and I have now lost the Orthopedic gig that was a forsure hire, paying above average wages. SO now I wasted all my money to go to this program and since they screwed me over and have not followed thru with anything I am without anything but the debt. PLEASE DONT FALL FOR THE LIES! THE EMPTY PROMISES! AND WORST YET THE FINAL DEBT YOUR STUCK WITH!
The only thing good about this college was my teachers they actually cared about helping me with my grades and my class assignments. The school harasses you to register with them. They never get your loans set up on time for the new school year I have always had the Department of Education come to my rescue for funding for the next year. I have yet to get my cap and gown I did get a tassel for All A's I never had all A's I had A's and B's and one C my whole time being there. I got a letter in the mail with my tassel that came on a scratch piece of notebook paper that said what the tassel was for and that it was from the Everest CEO -.- I have been looking for work ever sense I also received an e-mail stating that since I was NOT looking for work to return my diploma.
I attempted to obtain a degree from Everest University Online because of the convenience since I work full time and have 4 children. Had I known then what I know now, I would have NEVER enrolled in this school. I am currently $20,000+ in debt and just recently transferred to another school only to find out that Everest is nationally accredited, but not regionally accredited (regionally being the higher and preferred of the two) so therefore, most if not all of my credits would not be transferable. These people will tell you whatever it takes to get you in the door and get your money. Anytime you call and talk to someone different in the same department you get a different story; there is no consistency whatsoever. I have also heard that people who get their degree from Everest aren't able to get a job once the graduate. I'm glad God spared me before it was too late.
Everest university online is way too over priced. They leave their students to fend for themselves and are often I reachable in the event of a problem. I do not recommend this school unless you are extremely self motivated and you have no learning disabilities. They give you no breaks and will drive you into the ground. I was told I would graduate in 18 months if I held a full load of classes or 16 units. I did and at the end of 18 months was surprised by two extra classes and a un reachable student center. I would also like to add that the school is not going to be open under its current parent company and is being sold by direction of the federal government. I am supposed to graduate in October but am unsure if that will even happen. I am over 20,000 in debt and not even sure I will have a degree even though I have a 3.94 grade point average. Beware!
Everest tells you enough to get you to enroll and use a large portion of your financial aid once you graduate you find yourself in a lot of debt and the credits are pretty worthless. They are nationally accreditted not regionally accredited. I live in Arkansas and am trying to continue my education have not found a school yet to accept credits from Everest University. They suggest I start over due to the worthless Associates degree from Everest University a.k.a. Corithian Colleges.
I finished my degree in April 2014, now it is the end of July and I have not received my degree yet. I filled out all of the forms they asked me to and when I called about the problem they first told me that it would take 10 to 12 weeks before I would receive the degree. I have emailed and called and now I get a run around about why I have not received my degree. First I was told that I did not complete one of the forms, when actually I completed all of the forms twice because they said they did not get them the first time. When I emailed back to find out what form they were missing I never got a response. I called and waited for about thirty minutes before someone answered and she said she would have to look into more and call me back. I am still waiting for that call. I wasted almost to years working on my degree, that I do not have and job assistance was a joke. The guy that was "trying" to help me find work wanted me to apply for security guard positions when I studied paralegal. Any time that he called he asked if I had found a job in my field and then he would say he was going to send me links for me to apply. Sometimes I got the links most of the time I didn't. This school was fine until it was time to get my degree and find work and the school has not given me my degree or helped me in anyway find work. Go to a different school.
A HUGE waste of time. I wish I would have looked at this site before I enrolled at this school. I finished the program in January and I still don't have a job. Only 2-people out of the classes before and after me have found jobs. Less than a handful have passed the state exam. About 70% of the staff turned over in my time there to include 3 presidents, 2-directors, 3-career advisors, 4-instructors, and I can't remember the rest. It was extremely frustration because the person working with you this week was gone the next. That is not a good sign when there is a high turnover at any business. Oh! and it was expensive, $2000/month. I am prior military and I have a Master's degree so I have attended many different schools. I thought this school would be perfect for someone that wanted to start over but I was wrong. I am starting over elsewhere, we'll see how that turns out.
Well, I received my Associates in Computer Information Science in January 2014. I've had a couple of interviews, but not even in my degree field. Every job I've applied for I got rejected because of my school name, and the reputation it has. It sucks so bad. A person from Career Services called me and ask me have I gotten a job in my field, I said no because my degree is deemed worthless. So I was taking CNA classes, and they had the nerve to attempt to report it like they helped me get into it, I told my teacher don't give them any information. I'm currently back, only for two terms for a higher GPA, and I will be transferring. If you haven't done your internet research, Everest and it's affiliates are under fire for many things.
When I first started with everest university in 2013 my first few terms were great. I had a great academic adviser and there were no issues. As I progressed with each term my courses would be taken away from me in the middle and I would receiving a failing grade since I was unable to finish the course. I am still fighting with the school right now to get the credits that I should receive. I had A's and B's in all of my courses until they were taken away from me. The financial aid representitive was less than helpful. I qualified for the pell grant among other various scholarship opportunities and the funds never made it into my student account to help pay for school. Where did the funding go? That is a question that I don't think I will ever get an answer to. Please watch out with this school if you are interested in enrolling. Make sure you ask every question when you are putting you time, money, and education into the hands of less than credible sources. I have changed schools and now that I have thousands of dollars worth of student loans and nothing to show for it since the credits I earned will not transfer I have double the loans but at least I am headed in the right direction to starting my career.