Everest University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (218)
The 1st 2 weeks went fine, but then I would post my work but it wasn't showing online. I contacted IT & they wouldn't or couldn't fix it. They dropped me & failed me in all 4 classes. Then a month later I got a bill for $2300. It happened to my best friend too. Don't waste your time or money, they are scam artists.
I went to Everest due to possible relocation with my job while I earned my BS. I enrolled easy enough only to find out the enrollment specialist enrolled me in the wrong course...my associates degree was in one thing and I wanted to work on a BS in another. Now that I've graduated I'm having serious troubles with the place. They wont mail my diploma because they say there is a balance on my account. They requested my last financial aid REALLY late and it didn't post until after I graduated so it had to be sent back. Now I'm arguing with them because at one time they had all the money, they sent way too much back to my student loans, I cant get any answers, they are content to let the issue keep rolling along, and keep insisting I owe them money. Pay close attention to tuition rates, loans you get, and so on. BE READY FOR PROBLEMS.
First Off let me start off with I worked my tail off getting my associates degree with them. I had the usual as I now see messing up my financial aid for months on end I had to at one point call two and three times a day to get someone to help me. I finally received my refund from financial aid three months late and they are always ready to get you a lone and not look into financial situations that will help you the seem predatory in my opinion. I finally graduated with my associates degree in criminal justice and when I went to enroll to start my BA I was then asked if I had any kind of criminal record and I stated yes I had at one time had a misdemeanor. I was then told oh we now have a new policy that we do not let people with misdemeanor's or felonies enroll in criminal justice programs and they wanted me to reenroll in something else. I was also mailed extra money my last semester and wasn't told it was extra and needed to pay it back. I was never sent a bill and I never received my degree I finally started being harassed by Everest for their supposed 700 dollars ok Everest where the hell is my degree or do I just tell potential employers oh I have it but they wont give it to me. Give me my degree I will give you your money sounds fair yes I do not trust Everest they when I needed money avoided me like the plague now they want my money and can kiss my rear end.
When I heard about Everest I thought it was a dream come true on how they displayed themselves. I heard of this college while I was still in High School and was impressed with them so I went for their school. A lot of my friends were telling me about their bad rep but I thought I would get something different. I mean at school they had enough I pads for all of the students to use and the guy was well mannered and was wearing a suit. Note! Remember this is a for-profit school. They spend more money on themselves than on their school program. When I gave them my phone number I got a few friendly calls about getting me enrolled. There were times that they called me in unfriendly times or just too early in the morning. Once I walked into their campus after having a devil of a time finding it (due for it looks like a random business building than a school) I was greeted very friendly. They spoke very highly of me and how smart I am (way smarter than what they normally get). I am not sure to this day if this is the truth or some gimmick they use on everyone. The first few weeks were fun and exciting. I made a few friends and meet some real awesome teachers that knows how to teach. Campus is better than online because on campus if there is an issue you can raise it directly whereas online it will be quickly ignored. They do play favorites with their programs though. The paralegal program wasn't very popular like the medical programs. The medical programs have more teachers (which is understandable), had a party every end of the month (No other program students were aloud to join), and ect. Don't get me wrong I talked to a few of the medical students (the older folks) and they were just trying to get by as me. So if you are joining a program, ask what the program includes like extra lessons, end of the month parties, meet ups, ect. What made me fed up with Everest was the fact that they fired two teachers and one teacher quit. For 5 months all of my classes were taught by subs and I honestly felt like I wasn't learning anything. Then the last 3 weeks they brought over someone from Dallas to teach one class. She was always 2-5 hours late every week and we had to sit there doing nothing because the Dean didn't want us to walk out. When she did showed up I couldn't understand what she was saying and she didn't understand me too much from the way I dress and speak. There is a whole story on the year I was at Everest, but I believe I got the important parts covered. Just remember, this is a for-profit school, meaning they are only doing this for profit. And it really feels like that. P.s. They don't help you in getting a job. It is in the fine print, they only help those that are on their last terms or already out. For the whole year I kept sending in my papers but I never gotten word of what is hiring. A friend of mine, an older fellow that has a family, got word of an opening but it wasn't for his program (paralegal) but for fastfood. He took this as an insult because he thought they would look for lawyers looking for paralegals (It happens all the time).
The only reason I enrolled to Everest's online program was due to a possible relocation issue in a differant state I could possibly address.After taking a semester of classes through Everest, I acknowledge I had been scammed and dropped out immediently! The one semester I was in, I was top of the class without even trying while the other half who failed to make satisfactory grades complained while answearing complaints in Ebonics, half replies or no replies at all.
Why should I be impressed if I'm"Top of the class"if the bottom is that low?I was so mortified I completed one semester through this "school", I never acknowledge my one past semester With a 4.0 through Everest purely out of embarrassment that I intended there! Yes, I am a single parent who is striving for a higher education. However, this "institution" takes advantage of single mothers that drop out of high school or college and it's awful these for- profit "colleges" are marketed for you! Please acknowledge this!
I agree with an earlier post I read. You get what you give. If you work hard and participate and ask questions and do all your work- You'll be just fine and no, it's not all easy and a picnic. I have been doing this for over a year and it gets harder and harder and sometimes I want to pull my hair out but if you just stay on top of your reading and your assignments- you'll do fine.
Most of the instructors are wonderful and very helpful and "IF" you end up with one you don't like, Oh well- It's just 12 weeks, Just do your work and move on- As far a job- I don't depend on anyone to get my job for me- I'm still in school, so I am not sure about job placement.
I depend on me-same for my education. If you are serious about school, your education and your not one who quits easy- I highly recommend Everest! Good Luck everyone!
Well. I made a huge mistake by going to Everest. I got my associate in CJ in one year's time. The classes were easy and before I enrolled they kept saying they will help me in finding a job. As soon I got my first quarter done. They change everything and said they will help me in finding a job as soon as i get in my last quarter. Okay so going into my last quarter. Then they said" Oh you have to finish the program to have a careers person help you in your career. I was like WTF?? It's been almost 6 months now, i finished the program and all they can find me are security guard jobs that pay $8.00 per hour. What the hell. ?!?!!? The career person said "you should take the security guard job, gain some skills and it would look good on my resume. My 8 years old daughter could of told me that! OH MY GOD! What a total loss for me. There goes $17,000 in students loans and all they can find me are jobs that don't require a high school diploma. Thank god I have an auto body degree because Everest is a joke. All law enforcement employers told me they never heard of Everest and they don't like profit schools and it's not regionally accredited, nationally accredited is no good. SO I just mess up. I wish people read this before they make the same mistake I have. Also not even after 2-3 months after I finished the program my worker keeps emailing me to sign a waiver to stating that I don't need help in finding a job. Thats how they roll. Here's a copy of the email I'm talking about. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Sent on behalf of at Corinthian Colleges, Inc.. Frank Ramirez (), Greetings, Please review and complete the Graduate Waiver documents. To ensure proper completion of the documents, follow the below directions. 1. Select "Review Documents" 2. Choose "Yes" to waive placement assistance. 3. Choose ONE reason. Health Related: Signify health related concerns Continuing Education: Supply institution name, address and program seeking 4. DocuSign to confirm information and complete. 5. Forward at least one piece of supporting documentation to your career services representative. If you need further assistance, please contact the Career Serivces department. Sincerely, Career Services Everest University Online 5701 E. Hillsborough, Suite 2300 Tampa, FL 33610 (877) 439-0003, Ext. 1596 (Toll Free) (813) 902-6118 (Fax) EUO_CareerServices@cci.edu ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
I have been enrolled at Everest University Online for about 7 months now. I have never had any negative experiences or problems. I find the staff and professors to be friendly and helpful, If i have a question they get back to me immediately or within a reasonable amount of time.
Basically you get what you give-if you give 100% so will they. Ive noticed that many of the negative reviews seem to come from immature people probably fresh out of high school that do not realize that the college is much different from high school and the professors and staff aren't going to baby you.
In the end its not about them holding your hand every step of the way, its about you being an adult and making choices that will either make or break your educational experiences. So far my educational experience has been nothing but great.
I am noticing with a lot of these reviews that the people saying negative things can't seem to spell and people saying it didn't help their careers don't know about college at all.
A piece of paper is not going to tell any employer that you can do your job. Instead of whining and complaining about the career services department, do your own career services. Most of the programs have a class called: Career Skills. Use it.
The class is not just something to look over really quick or toss together your assignments and not learn anything from it.
Because this is an online university, you will have to prove yourself more than the person whose university name gets them a job even if they do not know how to do it. Try networking, doing informational interviews, researching the company you are applying to, and possibly sending the company a printed (or online) portfolio of what you can do.
Don't take your student loans back since pretty much everything is paid for. I am almost done with one more term left and I only have 12.5 in student loans currently.
I took the time and had the financial services rep on the phone for 1.5 hours until I understood what I was getting into and the cost of the program. I asked question constantly and then I called and asked more questions. I utilized the e-mail system for the student services and more and got responses in 24 to 72 hours.
I am a stay at home, married mother of two small children in preschool and kindergarten. If I can manage to pull of Dean's List, President's List and get invite to participate in programs like other colleges as well as being directed to becoming a student affiliate of the AICPA and much more. So can anyone else.
It is all about how much work you want to put into your schooling and your career.
As other posters said, this is college not high school.
This is also an online school. Which means no one is going to hold your hand through it and most of your learning is done on your own. When the class is over go back and read a chapter when you have time or give yourself random problems to complete and then ask yourself why it is correct.
I was told my credits would be at the discretion of another school to transfer just like - EVERY OTHER COLLEGE!
I love this school and I plan to come back for my bachelors.
I have attended Everest University Online and it is a joke please do your research when trying to attend this school.
They are a bunch of rip offs and you don`t get a degree you get a certifacte of completion all you get from Everest University Online is a huge debt and a worthless piece of paper if you attend here I advise you to run as fast as you can before you end up with a huge debt that will take a life time to pay back.If you ever heard the say to good to be true believe it this school is a rip off.