Everest University Reviews
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.
Everest University Online may seem like the answer to starting a new career but, its not. Starting out here I thought the world of this school, I was all in. Until I realized that there were no midterms and no final exams for each course. That's when I noticed that they give you courses but don't check to see if you really know what you learned before moving you on to new courses. To me, that was enough to realize that employers may not take this degree serious and also schools that I plan to attend in the future. I have read a ton of reviews where other schools think a degree from Everest is a joke and now I completely understand why. I am simply going off my experience and I would say go to a community college before coming here. Community colleges are cheaper, they have an actual place you can go into if you need assistance with anything instead of being on the phone for hours and yes they do have online classes as well. I so wish I would have done my research before starting here at Everest because now I feel somewhat educated and thousands of dollars in debt. Please go somewhere else it will save you a ton of money. For my degree at Everest I have to pay back $30,000, when i could have went to a community college and paid $13,000 for the same degree. A lot of the classes do not transfer over and you will not get credit for many either. I feel I have given many reasons not to attend Everest Uni. online.
I am completely satisfied with my experience at Everest. Since the beginning I have been treated with respect and genuine care. I am very sorry for everyone else that had horrible experiences. My instructors are amazing and give very good feedback to all of my work and the classes are challenging. They are great school to attend if you are military affiliated, they have a wonderful scholarship for military students. You have to make sure that you have a B average to keep the scholarship. My student representative calls me about every 2-3 weeks to make sure that I am comfortable in my classes, to make sure my grades are good, and to ask if I need anything. I appreciate the phone calls because it makes me feel like they really care. I would absolutely recommend this online school to a friend or family member.
Worst school ever beware they advertised how they care but they don't!! I graduated 2012 and no employer trusts their education I didn't receive any help from their school what so ever. It's like once you graduate they erase you snd no one calls from anyone. I am nearly 40,000 in debt because they frequently increase the tuition yearly! Everest will sell you a dream but don't be foolish. A year later I enrolled in a community colleges and Everest University are non transferable because no accredited school trusts their education. Please beware and do not attend this university! If you are already enrolled my advice would be to find a local college or university near your home and leave Everest ASAP!! You will pay 3 times more at Everest then you will at your local college!!