Fortis College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (185)
Ok, let's start off by stating the obvious that Fortis is a FOR PROFIT school. Which means that they want to make money off of you. This in turn means that they will accept EVERYONE that applies to them. If you have a pulse and a checkbook, or can take out student loans, then you're admitted. The nursing program when I started was $42,000. That's right, more than a years salary for most people. I paid $17K from cashing in my 401K and took loans to pay the rest. This is where Fortis gets you. They won't accept any college transfer credits unless they are really recent. So for all you out there that took Biology 10 years ago, get ready to fork out the money to take it again through Fortis. FIne, I thought, no big deal. So basically if you don't have recent college credits to transfer then you spend your first year doing all of your pre-requisite courses for nursing. Basically, $20K to take english and some science classes. Finally you get to your nursing courses. By the way, did I mention you can only retake courses a couple of times? Now it gets good. You have to pass all of your pre-requisite classes with a C or better in order to move on, If you have to do a retake for maybe english, then when you get to your nursing courses, you're pretty much sunk. I happened to get really sick over a year into school. I spent 9 days in the hospital so I had to drop a course, then retake it. And, I was doing my online classes on my laptop while in the Hospital. Not really fun when you're in kidney failure, IV in your arm, and feeling terrible but still having to complete my classes. Fast forward a few months, I got sick again and had to have surgery. Again, drop a course. Now you get a notice that you are being dropped from the program, but are still eligible to reapply. By the way, you have to pay a fee to reapply. See where I am going with this? So at the end of the day, I spent $17K of my hard earned money, borrowed $22K and didn't finish. Now I have to pay my student loans back, and the best part? NONE OF MY CREDITS FROM FORTIS WILL TRANSFER TO MY LOCAL COLLEGE. So I wasted my time, and a tremendous amount of money for nothing. Stay away from this place.
DONT GO HERE THEIR ALL ABOUT THEIR MONEY I OWE 15 grant on loans and they give you shiti internship places to go to .. I haven't had a job on what I went to school for since 2012 !!! And when I called to get copies of my transcript and diploma they said they don't have it that it's at a warehouse ... smh for billing and coding everyone wants 2/3 years of exp and they won't tell you that! Go look ar jobs on line you will see they all want experience ! Something you don't have when you get out and the internships you get sent too you end up being a front desk!! Smh
DO NOT I repeat DO NOT go to this school. This school is all about collecting money. I studied in the welding program. The lack of welding equipment and tools is unreal. Went a whole month without any metal to practice welding with. The teachers fighting in front of students. Teachers showing up to class completely drunk to the point where he can barely articulate. Must I go on? Stay far far far far far away from this school or you will regret it!!!
Fortis College in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio has a wonderful nursing program! I'm proud to attend this college. It is a very challenging school and it needs to be. If you plan on becoming a RN peoples lives depend on you so yeah a challenging school is a good school right? The teachers really try to help as much as they can. The simulation experience is awesome. I couldn't of asked for a better program. The new dean of nursing Teri Chapman is absolutely wonderful! She will fight hard to help you. Also the previous dean was amazing as well Mrs. Greg. Deb chase and Mrs. S. are wonderful and very helpful as well as kind. This team tries so hard to help make your college experience great! Fortis is expensive but you know this from day one. They have you meet with financial aide before you even get admitted to the school. They go over the total cost of attendance for your entire degree before you sign any enrollment forms. I'm so happy to have graduated and landed my dream job as an RN and now I'm continuing my BSN through Kaplan online. Best decision I made attending this school. Thank you Fortis College for helping me achieve my dream!!!!
We never had our graduation ceremony,we were promised for 3years still no ceremony,my Mother and 2 uncles passed away while waiting for my graduation,several students including myself deserve this as well as stipends we never received,for rose at largo campus kept our money..Furthermore ,I have called for three years and never has the situation been resolved.I want the rest of my family and children to see me walk across that stage ,I don't care what state it happens in .I will be contacting local t.v. stations newspapers regarding this..The damage is irreversible,for my Mother will never see her daughter walk across that stage.No one returns calls I'm doing being polite.please call me
The school overall is good plenty of room for improvement and change but certain teachers that where there made it possible to have an understanding of the subjects the staff is nice no issues there just finding the right teachers is the major issue .
First I would like to say I received my ASN and through the grace of God and his son Jesus I made it out. So the words I speak are not from a place of anger but is simply the truth. Fortis Montgomery East Dale, Is truly not a school you want to attend. I have watch some of the most intelligent people fail classes. When two or even seven fail a class maybe its the student. But when you have entire classes failing its the instructor. No one can make it out of the medical surgical classes, I mean the last four or five classes (entire class except one person fail) and some of these people have taken the class multiple times. It was so bad they gave do overs without charging. They fired a bunch of people. Didn't help because no one is looking at the real problem. The students are not being taught. I feel I made it because of Jesus, and the resource my aunt gave me who is a nurse. But for the price you pay you should be able to get all your resources from them.
When i went it was Madvance , a leopard can change its spots but still is a leopard. This school is a scam , 30,000 dollars to go to a 2 year school , i was a single mother of 3 an i should of got some kind of help lil did i know it got everything an plus some 17 years later an only 10,000 dollars paid . Run from this school go to college with a accredited program. They are rip off . Plz research an look up this school on the BBB they are going bankrupt an changed their name ... plz if this helps 1 person im glad i ciuld help ..
Attending Fortis's Massage Therapy Program has been the best decision of my life. I cannot express the level of gratitude I have for Mrs. F.r, and especially Mrs. P. They truly care about each student. The level of education and training that has been provided to me has beyond exceeded my expectations. I have gained so much knowledge and felt more than prepared to take the MBLEX as well as start my career. As you near graduation career services helps you with resume writing, interview preparation and job placement. They go above and beyond as well. I was not confident in giving my resume out to potential employers until they showed me how to write an effective, short to the point resume that I am proud to hand out. I really cannot thank the Fortis Staff for the tremendous job they do and the profound impact they have had on me.
Fortis Smyrna...I've read the other reviews and I felt the need to submit my own. In every place in life, you get out of it what you put in. There was a lot of turmoil and a lot of frustration with staff, but there was a huge lack of effort from so many students. Attitudes of ALL kinds and a mix of character. The students ranged from 20-50 yr old avg of 20 somethings... maturity is only that of the beholder and it is not "high school" it is life! Every school has its ups and downs, but I truly believe that I received a top notch education. Gossip is everywhere and what you see is not necessarily what is going on behind closed doors, good and bad. Everyday in my career I can still hear my instructors voices pushing me to be better, stronger, and more confident in my abilities. The students are all coming from different stages in their life and looking to succeed as best they can in their situations. Even the turmoil helped prepare me for "real life". I am grateful to EVERY instructor, even the one I hated the most. They taught me that most important in life is, seek and you shall find. If you can see obstacles as opportunities you will go far. I'm a huge fan of Fortis and the HYG program. I never agreed with the crap and want/ed this program to thrive. But it is a young department in which every term they seek to grow and improve. I believe that the biggest problem at Fortis, like everywhere else, it is run by humans. Ppl make mistakes and some are bullies and some are sweet and caring and helpful and bottom line, no matter how they go about their tasks, EVERYONE there truly does want the students to succeed! I'm thankful for Fortis Smyrna and I highly recommend this program. Don't read into all the bullsh** because everyone experiences everything differently. Ms. JL, I thank you for teaching me to shut my mouth and just say yes ma'am, I'm a better person and a great hygienist bc of it! BTW, the school part of your career is only the beginning... in practice is where you really are the RDH! Good luck!