Fortis Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (111)
Please dont't waste your time, money, or the intelligence you already have. Fortis Instititute in Lawrenceville NJ is the worst school I have ever attended or even see to be honest. I started in July 2014, 2 weeks later the program director quit,and about a month later another instructor was fired for whatever reasons which left the school without any EST instructors. It took approximately 5 weeks for the school to hire a new one and for that instructor to not even know what he was doing until he was fired only 8 weeks after he started. Each module is 6 weeks long 4 days a week to equal up to 20 hours lecture 60 hours lab (hands on training) thats from their program description. I have had maybe a total of 10 hours of hands on training throughout the entire program which only really was about an hour here or there and wasn't anything you really couldn't have learned from home. They charge each module for your books even if your using the same book from another class, hoping you don't pay any attention so they can pocket that money. If at any time you question why things are not done a different way or done at all they threaten to have you suspended saying your distracting other students so you need to leave. They will listen to your questions and then tell you they can't answer it but will find out for you and never do or give you some bogus answer to end the conversation. Fortis Institute in Lawrenceville NJ only cares about making money, not about giving the education you signed up for. Please do not give this corporation your money if enough people stop wasting their money here maybe they will finally just close the doors for good and stop lying to people about how they can help your future because they have done nothing but postpone mine for however long due to the fact I now have to find a real school that can actually teach me something useful.
Stay away from the Fortis campus. The trucks they use to train are junk. Even the instructors complain. The "dean" had a horrible attitude and treats students like they're employees. She was nice as pie when I was in to look at the school but as soon as I signed up her attitude flip flopped. Soon as they get your money they stop Caring. And there job placement is a joke. School is a scam. I highly suggest going elsewhere.
I went to the forty fort campus. The staff was great. The admin was great. Everyone cared and said hello every day. I am working in my field and I'm loving in. So glad I went here to school. It cost a little more than I was hoping to pay but worth ever penny. Thank you for a new life.
I started in 2009 finished in 2010. it cost about 25,000 for one yr. I have the worst teachers on earth for medical billing and coding. the first teacher quite after 2 months into the class. did nothing but sit in a chair. didn't teach us any thing. the next teacher was a nut case. she thought she knew everything about medical billing and coding. she was only a coder for 3 months before she became a teacher. she really didn't know anything. she was fired after 3 months. the last teacher didn't care at all. she just wanted to pass us off. it was the end of the term. we all graduated. there was 12 in the class only two got jobs. the jobs were not medical bill and coding. don't waste time your going to this place.
When I first went to look at the school of course everybody that was there was very friendly and helpful and gave a very warm feeling which is what won me over. Shortly after I started class I quickly began to notice how unprofessional, unorganized and unfriendly this school really was. The first sign I saw that maybe this wasn't the school I thought it was, was when I would take a test and the teachers answer key would not match the answers in the book, therefore I don't know what is right and what is wrong and the "teacher" wasn't much help because most of the time they didn't know the answers. Lectures consist of reading power points and telling us stories of what they saw while working in an office, not legitimate learning information or tools. The labs are extremely small to where all the students in the class cannot fit and have to stand while working. The "teachers" can also be very unprofessional Instead of teaching they interrupt classes to talk to their fellow co-workers and tell stories about their weekend or to show funny videos on their phone, or they sit outside and smoke cigarettes, all on class time which is why things are so unorganized and overall the paying student suffers. Going to school can be challenging enough but Fortis puts an additional burden on you making it at time uncomfortable to go to school there. They talk about your financial situation in front of the entire class with zero regards to privacy. If you do choose to go to fortis do not be surprised when the teacher yells your name in front of the entire class to go down to the office to make a payment and if you can't make the payment they will tell you to get you belongings and leave. Yes they do this not only in the middle of a module but in the middle of class. Trust me when I say its a LIE when they say they work with your financial needs, they will kick you out in the middle of the day and not care if you come back or not. When things get tough nobody in that school is there to help guide you like they say when they want you to enroll. Now moving on, the clinical coordinator is the absolute worst, she is the most ditsy and unorganized woman possibly in that school. She never has the students sites ready when it's time to leave for intern. She sends students to sites that they can't work at, she always looses documents and the burden of picking up the slack falls on the student. I could sit here all day and tell stories for days about why fortis is NOT a good choice (it's also extremely overpriced,'getting a bachelors is cheaper) but the decision is ultimately not up to me but the prospective student. My only goal is to tell the truth about this institute and hopefully prevent future students from enduring what myself and my peers have endured from this place. I only wish i had honest reviews about this school before enrolling. I hope this review answers some of your questions about this school. Good Luck!
I think the school is great! It could make a few changes here and there but other than that it great!
When I started this program I was so excited because it was easy to get in and no down time. Wanted the transition from Lpn to RN ASAP. We started out with probably close to 50 students and second semester ended up with maybe 10 going forward. All they want is money and the teachers are focused on making it near impossible to pass any test. Not sure why they are making it this way. You would think they would take a step back and see if they have lost over 90% of the class that maybe they are the problem not the students.
Fortis (formerly known as MedVance Institute) was a positive experience for me, personally because going there helped me to realize that I wasn't trying hard enough, so I stepped up and I went from a C grade to A and and became not only a threat, but better than some of my peers. It helped me to better than the best students, on my last class night I remember having a mind rush, I got to school early and and began studying in the mid-day, but it wasn't until that evening that I really pushed mind to get all the answers I needed. There was this girl who was always finishing every test before everybody, but that night when she went up, after the teacher graded her paper she received a 99 and so, I kept on working on mine, finally I got the nerve to go up, keep in mind there were other students looking on, and I received a 100, that was one of my best moments. and foremost, if you learn nothing else, let them teach you how to take tests, then if you don't find a job in your field, you can seek out other areas to take tests which can further your career. It helped me, I am sales professional now. And yes, I graduated
This school is an absolute rip off. It claims to be a college but behaves exactly like a high school. They focus more on the dress code than they do what you are actually learning. Most of the classes are irrelevant to what you need to learn but are more classes you're forced to take so that they can get more money from the student or financial aid. I have yet to meet a student that left there debt free. They never show the price of the books or the classes. You have no idea where your money is going. If the money is requested you are greeted with attitude and numbers are thrown together for you. As a person that has experienced a University and a community college, I know that I was taken for a ride. I would never recommend this school to anyone that is actually seeking any kind of career. None of the teachers are qualified or actually want to do their job. They do and say whatever they want to the students and the students are forced to not only deal with it but pay for it as well. Every student that ever attended is owed their money back but we all know we'll never get it back. The only reason I continued to attend because I was told that they had already received the money from Financial Aid and even if I leave I will owe it back. We can not even start without how often my tuition changed in the quarters. How tuition is almost as expensive as attended a 2 or 4 year college but you have absolutely none of the benefits.DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL.
Going to this school was the worst decision of my life. they are out for your money and offer NO clinical skills. the teachers are RUDE...Ms L. is the freakiest woman ive ever met.. i cannot believe i wasted a year of my life ans 20K on this stupid school...if anyone in new jersey is interested....TURN BACK NOW