UEI College Reviews
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UEI is reaching new heights of shadiness as a for-profit college. Yes, I agree with all who say that you get in what you get out, but UEI is very deceptive, and it is finally catching up to them. For-profit trade schools like UEI are goverened by the Accrediting Commission of the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET). On May 4th, 2012, UEI received notice that due to poor program completion rates and poor job placement rates, that enrollment would be suspended for numerous programs, and limited for others at the Jacksonville, Morrow, and San Marcos campuses.
Can you believe that? The school is so bad they can't enroll new students! Google it to see for yourself. Also of note is the fact that the San Marcos dental program is not accredited, so even when completing the program, a graduate can not sit for the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) exam. UEI doesn't tell you that, or that most jobs require an RDA license. You know those "apptitude" tests you take? They are actually tests to measure your "ability to benefit" from education which is a requirement for receving financial aid. UEI is not giving you career advice or taking your interests int account.
Your score on this "apptitude" test dictates which programs you can enroll in where they can get money. Want to be a computer tech, but your score qualifies for medical assistant? Guess which program you will have an "apptitude" for. This college does not have your best interests in mind. You pay $15,000 plus to get a low wage job. Go to a community college. Join in the military. Look into JobCorps in your local area. Just don't go to UEI.
Now, you shouldn't expect that they will ever say here's a job, but here's the thing, the truth of the matter is, they do just want money. You can get a job, but don't try to do it through them. I was given the run-around every time they said there was a job lead.
The staff does change, but honestly, if you want to further your career, it all depends on how bad you want it for you. I will conclude in saying that they don't let you know until you're done with your courses and extern that you won't be able to get your diploma until you pay off your tuition. It really is up to you.
THE PEOPLE WHO ARE WRITING GOOD REVIEWS ABOUT THIS JOKE OF A SCHOOL ARE EITHER BEING PAID BY UEI OR THEY WORK THERE. THIS SCHOOL IS A TOTAL RIP OFF!
THE PEOPLE THAT WORK THERE ARE NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF LIERS, THEY PROMISE OVER A STACK OF BIBLES THEY WILL FIND YOU A JOB AS SOON AS YOU GRADUATE, ONCE YOU SIGN THE PAPERS YOU ARE HISTORY!!
I GRADUATED 2010 AND TO THIS DATE I HAVE NO JOB!! THEY SENT ME TO A COUPLE OF INTERVIEWS THAT TURNED OUT TO BE TEMP JOBS, AND I FOUND OUT THEY GET THEIR JOB LEADS FROM CRAIG'S LIST AND MONSTER.COM. NOT ONLY THAT...PLEASE BE AWARE OF THIS: I FOUND OUT THAT UEI HAS UNDER THE TABLE CONTRACTS WITH DOCTORS OFFICES...THIS IS HOW IT WORKS: UEI PAYS THE DOCTOR 500 DOLLARS SO THAT THE RECENT GRADUATE CAN GO WORK IN HIS OFFICE,
AFTER A MONTH GOES BY THE DOCTOR LETS GO OF THE STUDENT, THEN THE SCHOOL SENDS ANOTHER STUDENT, OR VICTIM SHOULD I SAY AND SO FORTH AND SO ON. WHAT MAKES THINGS WORSE IS THAT THE SCHOOL AND THE DOCTOR KNOW THAT THE JOB IS ONLY FOR A MONTH BUT OF COURSE, THEY DONT TELL THIS TO THE STUDENT. I HAVE MET STUDENTS WHO HAD THIS HAPPEN TO THEM; THEY THOUGHT THEY FOUND A PERMANENT JOB AND SOME OF THEM EVEN LOST THEIR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FINDING THEMSELVES WITHOUT A JOB AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS. AND WHEN THEY GO TRY TO RE-OPEN THEIR CLAIM WITH EDD BOTH THE SCHOOL AND THE DOCTOR OFFICE TELLS EDD THAT THE STUDENT HAS NEVER WORKED IN THAT OFFICE, THAT IT WAS ONLY TRAINING?!?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!
I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW THIS SO CALLED SCHOOL IS STILL RUNNING DESPITE ALL THE HORROR STORIES, THIS SCHOOL SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN FOR GOOD OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC!
ALL THE SCHOOL WANTS IS YOUR MONEY, THE DONT HELP YOU FIND A JOB AT ALL, THEY SEND YOU TO TEMP JOBS, SHORT ASSIGNMENTS AND WHEN THE ASSIGNMENT IS OVER THEY CUT YOU LOOSE, THEY DONT RETURN YOUR PHONE CALLS, E-MAILS. ALSO FOUND OUT THAT THEY HAVE CONTRACTS WITH EMPLOYERS TO SEND OUT STUDENTS UNDER THE IMPRESSION IT IS A PERMANENT JOB WHEN THEY KNOW IT IS NOT; AND THEN STUDENTS FIND THEMSELVES WITH OUT OF A JOB AND UNABLE TO COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.
I HAVE FILED A COMPLAINT TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO EXPOSE THIS SCAM. TURNS OUT TO BE THAT UEI PAYS EMPLOYERS $.500.00 PER STUDENT; THEY HAVE THE STUDENT WORK FOR A MONTH; FIRE THE SUDENT, AND THEN UEI SENDS IN ANOTHER PERSON TO REPLACE THE LAST ONE FIRED. I HAVE FOUND THIS OUT THROUGH THE EMPLOYER HIMSELF!!!! I HAVE HIRED A LAWYER AND WILL SUE THIS SCHOOL THAT LOOKS OUT FOR THEIR OWN INTEREST AND NOT THE STUDENTS
SO DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL, ALL THEY WANT IS YOUR $$!!!
UEI College is a great school, I enrolled in January 2012 and I am on my 4th mod going into my next in a week. I was not to sure I wanted to attend the school, but I am super happy and pleased with my decision. So far everything is great and my instructer is amazing. People might say it is a bad school and that they don't like it or understand it, but thats their own fault....there is no one else to blame but yourselves.
A friend of mine told me i had made a huge mistake by enrolling(she was in the dental program). She also said that they tried to help her find a job and extern but never were able to get her one, but because she had alot of ascenses, always tardy, no homework, bad test results...it is mainly up to the individual how far they make it. It is not the schools fault. Good Luck everyone. And i would recomend this school to a friend.
I THOUGHT THAT I WAS GOING TO A PLACE THAT WANTED TO HELP ME FURTHER MY CAREER BUT IT SEEMS LIKE ALL THEY WANT IS MY STUDENT PAYMENT.THEY DONT WANT U TO MISS CLASS FOR THEIR ACCREDIDATION BUT THEY PULL U OUT OF CLASS FOR A PAYMENT.
THE TEACHER I HAD SEEMED TO FOCUS ON 1 STUDENT IN THE CLASS MORE THAN OTHERS.SOMETHING IS GOING ON HERE THAT THEY DONT WANT TO TELL US ABOUT AS FAR AS THE TEACHERS CERTIFICATIONS THERE I JUST CAME BACK FROM A LOA THEY MADE ME TAKE BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T HAVE MY CLASS AND THEY STILL GOT PAID FOR ME NOT BEING THERE.
Well let me start off by saying when I first started in December 2011 I was anxious to be starting. The pay was affordable for me and everything went great for the first 3 months until a switch came with teachers, this situation with not having a permanent teacher has caused confusion and for some frustration. Its difficult to be assigned different teachers every other day of the week.
All in all this school is good and although they have some issues that need to be worked on I still would recommend this school to those who are motivated to become something more in life. But for those who have nothing else to do but to just come to school and make friends and cause chaos should obviously NOT register. Cause there are a few of you including teachers that need to redefine their attitudes. So yeah thats basically my view.
I would not recommend this school. They force graduates to take jobs that are not to the students best interests and then yell and discipline their employees who agree with the student's refusal to take the position.
Admissions lies through their teeth telling potential students there are jobs out there but there is nothing in this soft ecomony. Admissions will also enroll anybody in the pharmacy program without the background checks needed and tell students it's not the school's fault if the students are denied their pharmacy tech license.
Everything is blamed on the student and not on the greedy management. Who would want to attend a school that doles out lies left and right to both employees and students. They have no integrity or professionalism and how can you learn or trust the school where they are so desperate or staff they are hiring former students to do career placements when they have no in the field experience themselves. Save your money and look elsewhere.
UEI College is not what people say it is. I mean the parking is bad but the staff are not as bad as people think they are. They help you in every aspect and do everything they can to help you.
I honestly think that people who write bad reviews about the school have never saw an admissions rep. or even stepped on the campus. I learned a lot and even got a JOB at a DEALERSHIP upon my GRADUATION DAY.
I signed up an february.I was actually sucked into doing it while applying for mcdonald online.My instructor was great very.good teacher but I guess he quit before me and my fellow classmates went to extern....well straight to the point the rest of the teachers dont know what they doing...career services dont do.there job right. They pit me in a bad not very clean sight...
i missed my graduation ceremony and was notified day after that I missed my ceremony that school.is literally breaking some health codes they have desks in front of emergency exits if there was a fire how we.going to get out...then half of the employees are very rude. I call my coordinator all the time and he dont help.at all he just says to.go to job club. For any recent graduates
I.recomend not to wait for the school to help u go out there and look an ur own becuase you will be a sitting duck if u do. I dont recomend this school.