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Degree: Education, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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This college does not have very good reviews out in the job market. I actually had job opportunities I was interested in, but Fortis college has such a bad reputation it stopped too many of my opportunities. I found Fortis college was happy to bring me on-board, but once I started it was hard to get any additional help unless it was money related. They were more interested in getting new students than taking care of me once I came on board. I thought by being a good student I would get the help I needed, but I was wrong. The teachers tell you what your going to do then just sit at a desk. At that point your on your own. I would NOT recommend this private college to anyone!!! You would be better off going to a college that holds a good name and doesn't have a bad reputation. I found Fortis college was previously Boehecker college which had a very very very bad review. I am questioning why they changed their name... I wonder what is happening with this college as I was there, the number of students continued to drop. I am very disappointed in being a student from Fortis college, this was a very bad EXPENSIVE investment for me.

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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014
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I graduated from florist online in Nov 2014. This school definitely has their pro's and con's just like any other school. The thing I loved about this school the most is how supportive the staff are (not so much the instructors but the student advisors and dean's). If I was falling behind for any reason at all they made sure they reached out to me to help me with the issue or to just talk to me about what's been going on in my life. There was a time I was in the process of moving from one city to another & they let me take a few weeks off to get settled into my new place which I really needed because I was extremely overwhelmed. They are very understanding & supportive. The one negative about this school is that I didn't receive any refund checks from my financial aid until about 3 months before I graduated but it was ok to me because I wasn't in school for the money & they paid for my books also which I just sold after I was finished with them. I'm not too sure how much they charge per credit or anything like that I usually don't really get into that. Another negative is that they only go up to an associates degree so once I finished my associates I had to switch schools which I didn't want to do because I love fortis & over the years I got comfortable with the set up of black board. When I Did switch my schools I had no problems with getting my transcripts transferred over. After I graduated I got a lot of support from their career service department also they work really hard to get you a job in your field & they don't stop until you're hired. There were some instructors that I didn't really care for but if I had any issues I first would address them with my instructor & if it didn't get anywhere I'd turn to my student advisor & my dean in my field & they made sure they addressed the issue without taking my side or the instructors side they were really fair & it never seemed to bother them if I called them too much. In my opinion the course definitely set you up for the real world & everything you need to know & learn about in your field which I really liked. The essays to me weren't boring I was always excited to write an essay because they were always interesting & it was always pertaining to something in my field. My overall experience with Fortis online university was great I wouldn't have wanted it any other way I really enjoyed my time with my Fortis family. I would highly recommend this school but keep in my you have to be good with time management not only with this school but any online school I juggled school work & being a single mother & believe me it wasn't easy I didn't just get handed my degree I wanted to give up so many times but I knew that I wanted that degree so I had to do it so make sure you know that you can do it before you start because it's not going to be a cake walk you'll have to work for it. good luck if you have any questions don't hesitate to comment.

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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014
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This place is a joke!! For a school that focuses mainly on healthcare education, the staff and school lack integrity. It is overly expensive and they lie about the schedule. The Dean scheduled the classes for the entire day everyday, which conflicted with family time and work. Then instead of working with the students to remedy the situation she would say get out of her office end of discussion as if she's dealing with minors. I only passed because I was determined and already invested time and money. But I've never felt so ashamed and stupid. Whenever people ask where I attended nursing school I beat around the bush. The school board needs to investigate this foolishness they have going on there. Waste of time!!! #Runnnn!!!

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ROBERT L ANDERS - 23 days ago

I am so sorry that your education did not meet your expectations. I would welcome an opportunity to learn more about your experience so we can ensure that a similar situation does not occur to anyone else. What you described is not our expectation for any student. I look forward to hearing from you.

Dr. Robert L Anders

Vice President of Nursing

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Degree: Dental Assisting/Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
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Do not come here for dental assisting! Worse experience of my life and a total run for your money. This facility does not have enough equipment for the students, they lie and tell you your class size will be small but in all actuality the class size is large, and the director of the dental assistant program is VERY RUDE, DISRESPECTFUL, and DOES NOT LIKE TO SEE HIS STUDENTS EXCELL, he will do ANYTHING in his power to see you fail even if it means spreading lies! THEEEEE ABSOLUTE WORSE EXPIRENCE EVER!!!! I did learn a lot, however it's not worth the stress.

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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015
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I loved it! Career Services right down to the instructors care about you and your success. They are with you every step of the way! I'm so glad I decided to go here. It changed my life! I have a great job I love because of fortis! I could t have asked for a better experience than what I got!! I urge anyone to go! You will not regret it!

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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015
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I was enjoying my time as a student at Fortis started in 2013. I got Diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer and I was told that they would work with as long as I need after my surgery. I went right back to school within 1 week of my surgery. I took a class that was messed up from the professor and she messed up the grades and did things she wasn't supposed to. I passed however with 1% higher then needed. I still got reamed by the dean for this; forgetting that I was still recovering and she had been through the same problem. Removed thyroid, however not from Cancer as myself. She still didn't care. So as I have went on my memory had worsened and I was now in a rut. I dropped from Med Surge, and was told that if I was to sit out that I would have to Appeal and may not get right back in, so I am damned at this time. Re-took class and failed was okay by t he Dean that I could Audit and take another class week 6 of last quarter. Then I receive a call same week classes start telling me I can not Audit and I have to take the class over or we part our ways. I got upset as any other would and was dismissed for conduct I feel it was a medical discrimination. Dean, " I looked ay your performance in the past and I see when you became sick." But there was no care of that, I still got kicked out. And another student in past called her a B*%@^ to her face and never got dismissed. HELP

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Degree: Pharmacy Technician
Graduation Year: 2006
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I was a graduate of Fortis College. Something that I was proud to say until recently. I was also an employee. Something else I was was proud to say. I worked hard to get where I was only to have it taken away at the whim of upper management. These people do not personally care about you as they advertise as an employee I know. You are just a student. Upper management could care less if you succeed. They just want you to enroll. Believe me that is all the admissions team cares about. Once your there your success is not something that the Mobile, Alabama campus cares about. They just want you to stay so that they can get the tuition fee that each student earns them. Part of my job was to get students who had dropped out to return. It didn't matter how I got them there just do it. If a student did not show up Ikr quit then it was my fault. By the way I was a department chair person. I know that if the current Dean of education did not like you, you were a problem for her and you must go. Please save yourself the headache enroll in a traditional college, at least they do not pretend to care about your success. You can become a pharmacy tech dental assistant medical assistant or any of the other career choices offered at Fortis College WITHOUT going to school. You can receive on job training. In most states you can contact a board or certification exam and get your licenses. Take my advise there is no reason to attend this school. It is a horrible choice. I should know I have had the experience from both sides of the table.

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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015
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Fortis is a joke,they are quick to take your money but after that you are just a number.No one can answer a question for you in management, they will write down a lot of info but it goes no where.Instructors for the most part have no education experience and just read power point to you.Hello you can read on your own.A don't expect to go to dean or assistant dean you will get no help from them.Save your money be patient and get into a state college and save your self the headaches and expense.Trust me on this.

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kristie - about 1 month ago

I went to Fortis, finished the Nursing program, took exit exam and failed, they would not let me graduate or take state boards, now paying 30k back in student loans for no degree. totally unfair, just a money maker, and ruined my life,

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bubbles - 5 days ago

Fortis college did the same thing to me. They changed things throughout the semester knowing that it was impossible at that point to pull out. I passed the transition class with an A but after they changed the exit to 900, I did not pass it although some of the HESI info was outdated and I brought it to the Deans attention. RUN!!! If they ever start a lawsuit against this school, I am in!!!! It is not fair! They tell you that you can withdrawal if you don't like the changes but you are already thousands of dollars in the hole with them! The Board of Nursing should investigate this fully!!!!!

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Degree: Nursing
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This school does not care about the student body at all! There only concern is money! They are disorganized, tell you one thing and do something different. They have instructors teaching classes that have no experience in the specialty, they will not return your calls or emails. The previous graduating class had to hire an attorney!!! I can not even begin to tell you the aggravation and distress this school has caused!!! Please, please, please do not waste your time and money at this sham of a school. It has been torture to watch my husband suffer through this horrible experience.

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Degree: Laboratory Technician
Graduation Year: 2015
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Very wonderful staff! As a mother of a young child I was enrolled in evening classes, I liked not having class on friday and I learned so much. I liked all my instructors and the Head of Surgical Depaetment Ms. C. is great! Mr. S. is #1!

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