Fortis Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (114)
This school has teachers not professors. Some are right out of college themselves. Too much homework and not enough time to absorb the information. The hesi test is not close to what they teach. Hard to pass. Don't get me wrong but I would not recommend this school to anyone.
Fortis is a disaster waiting to happen! DO NOT GO HERE ... Teachers stink!!!! Their extern program is a total JOKE as it is not related to the program you sign up for. Do not lose money like I did. The only applicable material/lectures was given to us by an instructor that was run off. Their instructors have No teaching experience and they are never totally prepared. I do not prepare you to take the national boards... don't waste your time or money.
I had the worst experience here! Fortis is all about money! I had a teacher actually tell me good luck if you graduate, because she knows people with associate degrees that work at McDonald's! I had to make several complaints before being taken seriously, I finished the dental program last year and still haven't found a permanent job...but I do have 30,000 worth of debt on my credit..find a school whose teachers don't bring their issues to work and you may have a better outcome
I went to Fortis College for Expanded functions dental assistant 11 months straight through now real issues. I found the school very helpful! I met and had bond with my classmate which made it that much easier. Immediately after the program i paid about $375 to take the danb state test and failed. I didnt give up i went back two months later and passed!!! I went from being unemployed to making $21hr sttaight out of school working downtown dc with monthly bonuses. My kids are older and I plan to go back for dental hygiene. There was some issues but nothing to stop me from finishing!!! Even the lack of teacher knowledge. Hope this helps
Worst place ever! Please don't even waist your time! I went there just because I was wondering about a prices of the courses and they couldn't tell me on the phone for some reason so I had to do appointment... First minute while talking with a representative I wanted to go home right away. Reason why? They are way too sweet and nice and it looks all way too fake just to get your money that's all! After I told them I am not interesting anymore they start to persuade me for another appointment...I never went there again but it's been a months and they still didn't stop calling me... Every day I have at least 4 calls from them... Horrible experience!
This school is a joke. Do not waste your time. I went for the EMT program. The teachers need more educations. The director of the program screwed me over telling me there would be night classes so i got a day job. I find out a day before class starts i had to go to morning classes. I couldn't go to class because of him telling me wrong. They dropped me. They also charged me for classes i didn't take. When i tried to get my transcript sent to another college they kept saying they didn't get the paperwork. I call no call back. They don't pick up the phone. Worse school ever!
I would never recommend going to such an unprofessional school. While some of the instructors are great others let ego get in the way and ARE VERY UNETHICAL AND UNPROFESSIONAL. I ONLY NEEDED ONE CLASS. BCLS AND TODAY WAS THE START OF MY LAST MODULE BUT BECAUSE AN INSTRUCTOR GOT HER FEELINGS HURT BY A COMMENT I MADE I WAS EXPELLED FROM SCHOOL DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY. 18 MONTHS FOR NOTHING!
This school is a complete joke. The instructors, so for, are great but the school itself is horrible. The computers are old, slow and out of date and a lot to them have the net work cables hard wired so you can't even use a laptop you bring in. And of course the WIfI never works so you don't have that option. Some classes like key boarding, they don't even bother teaching you any thing. They just throw a book at you and tell you to type. Nobody actually learned anything in that class. The library is never open. I actually spent more time in another schools library then I did this one. Think twice before coming here.
I didn't graduate yet. I still attend Fortis, and my overall review with 2 months left is not so good. I highly DO NOT recommend this school! My study is MNT (computer field) and I think it's overpriced and one. Its only two teachers that teach my courses, which isn't bad at all. But one teacher is more harder than the other one. He shove and throw assignments and any kind of work down your face and throat, and expect it done the same day or the next day. As if people don't have a family and a job to look after. When I first came here they made me think that they care about the students and were so excited for new coming students. But in reality they were only excited about the money they were about to receive. I though I would learn about the computers inside and out but in reality they only teach about software but expect us to take a hardware certification. I do not recommend this school. I will just be glad when I finish, I will never come back. Speak to the staff and they look at you funny or do not speak at all!!
Awesome experience! Of course we had the growing pains of being a brand new program but the history we made is incomparable. They program is fast paced and its a lot of information but its well worth every penny spent. All 2013 graduates passed both National and Regional Boards and we are ALL working!!!