Fortis College Reviews

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% career related to degree: 64%
Average reviewer salary: $30,000

Fortis College's Top-Rated Degree Programs

Program Average Rating Percent Employed Average Time to Hire Average Salary % Degree Helped Career
Nursing Average Rating
Percent Employed 100% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $45,000 % Degree Helped Career 67%
Dental Assistant Average Rating
Percent Employed 33% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $10,000 % Degree Helped Career 0%
HVAC Average Rating
Percent Employed --- Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $20,000 % Degree Helped Career 0%

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THE TRUTH ABOUT FORTIS COLLEGE LARGO, FL
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Degree: Nursing Science
Graduation Year: 2015
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Up until 2 months ago I was a nursing student at Fortis. I have a Bachelor's degree from a state college and maintained a 4.0 GPA from that school. While at Fortis I maintained a 3.8 GPA but struggled to do so. The reason for the struggle was because the instructors teach one thing and test on something completely different. When asking questions they tell you the book is ... [COLOR=#02b1f2]Read more[/COLOR] incorrect. When discussing this with the dean, she said that she supports her instructors 100% and I need to learn better study skills. If I did not have a 4.0 from a REAL school I might have given some thought to her ridiculous accusation. After speaking with several students that were getting ready to graduate, I found out that this school's practices are completely unethical. Students were getting to the end of the nursing program and if ---- did not believe they would pass the NCLEX exam she would make sure their grades where changed so that they failed the program. This way they would not risk lowering the schools pass rates which are needed to get the League of Nursing accreditation which by the way, I was told by the admission person they already had. He assured me they had all the accreditations needed to get a job in any hospital. Also another lie because after investigating further, Fortis College has a very bad reputation in the area and Fortis graduates are not hired. All of this was verified by a former instructor who left the school because she would not participate in these unethical practices. You are probably wondering why I didn't go back to a state school and the bottom line is the waiting lists are so long I decided to try a for profit school because there was no waiting list and no pre-req's required. Now I know why there was no waiting list. One of my classes started with 12 students and by the end of class 8 had dropped out or been failed and forced to drop. For profit schools are just that. The only thing that matters is their $$. What kind of school takes 48,000 for an Associate degree in nursing and lets a student get all the way to the end of their program and fails them so that their education becomes worthless at this point because your credits will not transfer to another reputable/regionally accredited school. They will tell you they will but they will not. None of mine transferred. I have since transferred to Galen and I am so happy I did. If this review helps just one person avoid this school it is worth my time to write it. Please avoid this school. Talk to some of the current students and see what they say about the school.

Review By This is it!
Degree: Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014
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The instructors at Fortis College, Indianapolis are the best! They not only provide skilled knowledge and experiences but care for each student as individuals. I obtain my diploma in Pharmacy Technician. My recommendation is YES! This is it!

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Degree: Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide
Graduation Year: 2013
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Horrible, every part of this experience was horrible. I had one great English teacher, she was amazing. Other than that, this was the worst experience of my life. I can't believe this campus hasn't closed down by now (Indianapolis).

Fortis College Scam
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Degree: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician
Graduation Year: 2011
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It's 2013 and I am still looking for a job in HVACR. Employers are not hiring me, I've applied myself daily since 2011, Fortis has even stopped helping me look for a job. Don't go for the HCACR program, employers don't want a diploma they want a degree.

No Discipline? Not for you!
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Degree: Education, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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So as I am reading all of these reviews I'm finding it quite amusing! First of all I recieved my LPN from Fortis and am currently wrapping up my RN. Yes it is expensive and can be a pain to deal with but my best piece of advice is this...before Fortis I went to a "real college" as some like to say and you know what I got from them? $25000 in tuition paid and no degree. Fortis you have a grad date the moment you enroll. Also for those who are saying the education was awful....I got offered a nurse manager job two months after I sat for my boards. I am also scoring much better on tests and HESIs than the other students who did not attend LPN school at Fortis. They're strict but efficient. So if you are SERIOUS about nursing and can stand the hell of nursing school and the stress it comes with....Fortis really isn't a bad place to be.

Review By Me 4 U
Degree: Dental Assisting/Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014
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This school is definitely a joke. Fortis College is not for the students. Oh yeah they want you to belive that when there trying to get you enrolled. Once you become a student it's totally different. You get charged for books over and over again. Not to mention that these books cost twice the amount that you will pay on line or in a book store. The teachers there are a joke. I've never been to a school where most of the dental assistant teachers do nothing for the two hours your in the class but talk to students who aren't even in your class, If your in the lab you get a little hands on but not much. Time is wasted by all the talking that goes on in the class which would be awesome if all the talking was about dental. Your given a syllabus and you do the chapters on the syllabus never do you go over your work or talk about the chapter you just turn in your work at the end of the semester.There's so much talking that your only giving 2 of the chapters to do in 5 weeks. The last week of the semester then thats when teachers give you all this work to be finished by the end of the week because they have bullshited for 5 weeks and realize that they have to show some work has been done. So they pile all the rest of the chapters left on the syllabus and what ever handouts they might have and want it done in 2 days.Like I say these teachers are a joke.Then to top it off you given 1 graduation date and because there not enough teachers you never get the classes you need for instance you'll get a 213 class before you get a 105 now your taking a review class before you actually take the class.. Unbeliveable there are students that have been given 1 class prer semester because not enough teachers, and guess what that pushs back there graduation date. When I tell you this school sucks beleive me don't waste your money. I wish someone would have told me before I enrolled.Run as far as you can stay away from this school. I got half an education but I paid 26,000 ... Go figure Run as fast as you can FORTIS COLLEGE is the worst college in Atlanta..

For seriou students only.......
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2013
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I have had no problems with Fortis College. I graduated and passed nclex r.n. on my first try. financial services with Fortis College were awesome. I had no issues with them either. the majority of my teachers were pretty awesome as well. a lot of teachers quit this school during my time there, but I do believe it was mostly because of the student body. from what I have noticed most students who complain about the program are student who are failing due to their own faults and lack of determination. It is such a shame to see all the negative comments about Fortis College. NOT ALL OF THEM ARE THE SAME. Future student please be aware you get what you put into school! go to school, give it your all, study hard and you will come out on top!! I had no SERIOUS issues with Fortis College.

RUN!!!! Not Impressed
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Degree: Dental Assisting/Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013
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I have a few positive things to say about this school, but to be honest I have more negative thoughts than positive. I just finished up my dental assisting program two months ago and I'm happy to be done. Be very very aware when going to "tour the school" or "talk to someone" about a program. They will suck you in and pressure you to sign up that very day without even thinking it through. They suckered me in. After that, applying to this school was a living NIGHTMARE! It took weeks and weeks for simple paperwork to go through. I probably went to the school about a dozen times before I finally was enrolled. Same goes for when it's time to graduate. Part of the problem is that the staff is never there and it's almost impossible to contact the person you need. As far as my education goes, I say it was average. I learned some interesting and important things for my career (dental assisting) but I feel like I could have learned more. My teachers were pretty good but some of the staff there had a real attitude problem. Teachers and administrators quit and were fired all the time. No consistency. The students on the other hand made the cast of Jersey Shore look tame. Fights,screaming matches, and just plain rudeness were daily occurrences. Externship was the LONGEST 12 WEEKS OF MY LIFE!! The sites they send you to are places they scraped together at the last minute because the offices had no clue on how to train a student. The offices wanted free labor, not time to train a student. The thing that irritated me the most was the lying. Us dental assistants were told that we would graduate making $16 an hour. Every interview I've been to (as well as other students have told me)offers $10 to $11. Oh yeah, they made it seem like there are so many jobs available in our field. Newsflash, there are very few. I could have made that without spending $20,000 for my education. This school does not have the best reputation with employers. Moral of the story, go to community college and earn yourself a real degree.

VERY ANGRY LPN STUDENT
VERY ANGRY STUDENT AT FORTIS IN PALM SPRINGS FLORIDA!!! -
Degree: Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Graduation Year: 2014
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THIS SCHOOL IS A COMPLETE NIGHTMARE! HEED THE WARNINGS PEOPLE!! I'VE BEEN GOING HERE SINCE JANUARY 2013 WHEN IT WAS STILL CALLED MEDVANCE. THIS PLACE DOES NOT HAVE THEIR SHIT TOGETHER, THE TEACHERS ARE A JOKE, CLINICAL SITES....DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED. IM LITERALLY 4 WEEKS AWAY FROM GRADUATING AND THIS SCHOOL IS SCRUBS UP ALL OUR CLINICAL HOURS SINCE WE FIRST STARTED GOING! IF I COULD GO BACK IN TAKE I WOULD HAVE TURNED AROUND AND WALKED AWAY. PLEASE!!!! DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND DO NOT COME TO THIS SCHOOL. THAT IS OF COURSE, IF YOU DON'T WANT TO WAS TE 28,000 DOLLARS AND HAVE NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT. FIND ANOTHER SCHOOL! IF IT'S SEEMS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY IS.

48,000 ASN and below standard NCLEX r...
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Degree: Nursing Science
Graduation Year: 2015
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I have been attending this school for 6 months. I recently withdrew. I have always made excellent grades (Bachelors degree in Biology 3.9 GPA from REAL COLLEGE) This school is absurd. The instructors for the nursing program are all over the place. The SIM lab teacher is teaching material that was on the syllabus 2 weeks ago and he is testing on material we haven't covered. No point in discussing this with the DON or the President of the school because they don't care. We have taken a petition about these instructors and all we are told is that it is not the instructors it is the students and if we can't handle the nursing program then drop out. What kind of instructors or school President says that! Not all of us are wrong. This is why the NCLEX pass rate is below standard and we have heard the nursing program is on probation now. 48,000 for this degree and no one in the school cares if we pass or not. Please save your money and go to a college who supports education and strives for their students to pass the NCLEX. Don't be fooled by any of the enrollment counselors. Speak with some of the students. Look around, the halls are bare. So many of us are withdrawing and going to other schools because this is our career and we want to be trained properly. Would you want a nurse taking care of you or a loved one who struggled to pass their state test? Not me. Many of us later found out that they are not eligible for NLNAC which greatly reduces your chances of working at many of the larger hospitals in the area. Bay Care, ACH, Bayfront, etc... won't even hire Fortis Grads. I should have done my homework better before enrolling in this school. You should too. DON'T DO IT

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