Fortis College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (181)
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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
What a joke! 100% UNPROFESSIONAL!!! For 60K wait to get into a community college, plus you'll have a better educational experience! All they offer are pompous attitudes! I thought DH school was suppose to be hard because of the info not the petty high school mentality of the professors, students and rest of the faculty!
Class sizes are to big,students rude,teachers play utube videos as a way to sit in their offices to eat! Teachers never make time to help you and in fact they remind you they have lives too!
No school is perfect! The only problems I had was with the students. The school is ok you just have to apply yourself and be determined. I hate that so many student bad mouth the school when the problem is the student him or herself. Fortis is better than a lot of schools that I hear people talk about. We had so many reference book, cds and online access for extra learning. I was very prepared for the NCLEX. I passed the first time.