Ultimate Medical Academy Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (166)
Do Not go here this school is a scam big time I would have gone to a community college had I known about this school no one has ever heard of this school and if they have none of it is good I had a friend of mine literally laugh when she found out I was attending this school FYI she is a doctor. I started out taking the associate degree in medical coding and billing but decided to take the certificate course instead because they get you all started with coding then switch gears on you a throw you into biology and English well for starters if I needed to take those courses they should have been first then they do not teach you proper medical terminology which is a big part of this job I have a feeling I've just wasted alot of money and alot of time with this school.
This is my first time ever attending college! Let me tell you, I am truly blessed to be attending UMA! I have looked at over a dozen of online school most were scams, don't care about your needs,just wanted money ans were a profit school. My friend who now graduated Uma in march 2017 with her bachelor's degree in billing and coding told me I needed to check out her school. I did. I did some research on it found out it was in the top 10. Before choosing my career as a Medical administrative assistant... I chose billing and coding. After talking to advisors they helped me choice Medial administrative assistant and asked me to take the quiz on there website. It helps fit you with the best program. I'm now in my 3rd week of college and have A+. The courses are easy and very understandable. There is a catch.... of you need help they have coaches for you which I call all the time. When i say all the time probably 5-10 times a day when I need help or better understanding my assignment. They literally hold your hand and walk you thru every step. best school ever. Stop looking at all these other school, let go of the stress on your plate. CHOOSE UMA. They choose you!
DO NOT BELIEVE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS!!!!!!! This school is awesome you don't have to start paying on your student loans until 6 months after graduation unless you want to start paying sooner. If you want your disbursements then you have to call and ask for the remaining amount and they will send it to you. The staff is great and very helpful in everything. They are not all about the money they actually care about your future and help prepare you for a job and interviews and with your resume. If people are leaving negative reviews then they obviously wasn't doing something right. So don't believe the horrible things you hear about this school. I am a review person and if I have a bad experience I will be the first to let you know but this school absolutely wonderful I recommend to anyone. I actually have a friend of mine who chose this school as well and she loves it. UMA ROCKS
They were so helpful during my time there but afterwards it was a different story. No support of any kind. Career services suck horribly. My thoughts exactly. No changing of words or mind. Now that I think about it, I would have chosen another school with a better reputation, commitment, and long term assistance.
This school has ruined my life and my credit. I'm halfway through my program (9 months in) and I am $18,000 in debt. Also my degree will be useless in Louisiana and my credits will not transfer. Run away from this school if they call or you'll regret it. Trust me on this. I am seeking legal action because of all the loans I had to take out unnecessarily. An associates degree should NOT cost $30,000. These people lied to me and pushed me to enroll and by the time I realized they were scamming me it was too late. Please take my advice and do NOT enroll and if you have just enrolled here, withdraw now while you are still debt free. I qualify for full government financial aid, meaning I get the MAXIMUM amount for federal grants and that was more than enough to pay my tuition. But these sharks find every way to charge more and more every semester. They will talk and build you up when you first enroll and you will love them. I did too my first semester. But don't fall for it. These people a trained to motivate you. You will also more than likely have a 3.5 or higher GPA and get praised over and over every time you talk to them. It's all a scam. Every online student is an honor roll student. Then things start to change after they have you trapped and you are thousands of dollars in debt. You can't transfer to a legitimate school because no school accepts your credits and you can't quit. To all of your that just enrolled, please think about getting out while you still have time.
I AM BEGGING YOU PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL THEY MAKE YOU JUMP THROUGH SO MANY LOOPS TO GET YOUR MONEY BECAUSE THEY WANT TO KEEP IT YOU CAN GO TO SCHOOL SOME WHERE ELSE FOR MUCH CHEAPER!!!!! ALL THE MONEY YOU PAY JUST TO GET A ASSOCIATE DEGREE IS TERRIBLE!!!!! THIS PLACE IS TERRIBLE AND NEEDS TO BE SHUT DOWN THE CLASSES ARE EASY BUT IT WILL DO NOTHING BUT LEAVE YOU IN DEBT!!!!
I attended UMA not realizing if I was going to like it or not. Once I got started on the program I realized that this was something I really was good at. I am getting my associate degree in Healthcare Management. The financial aid department was very helpful. I had to be transferred a few times to get problems solved but, in the end they were resolved efficiently and effectively. The academic coaching is wonderful. I couldn't tell you how many times I used them. The professors and staff were excellent. They give you the materials you need, and they provide extra websites and materials that help get you through. The professors are very willing to help you through any issues you may have to make sure you succeed. Overall, I have never regretted going to this school. I think they are very well adapted to today's studies. You have to remember that if you take online classes, they aren't easy. If it were easy, you really wouldn't learn anything. You have to be dedicated and committed to do the work and really reach out if you are struggling. They are there to help you push through. I love this school and like I said, I have no regrets at all.
This school has had a huge impact on my life. Not only with my education but my career as well. I am only 19 years old working at my children's doctors office and continuing to attend classes and take care of my family at home. This school has helped stay focused on my school work and if I need anything if a little extra push I receive it. The advisers are amazing. I have had a total of 6 advisers and that's because the first one moved then I had 2 more after that because of my GPA and then I went back to continue my education. Your adviser will work with you and always give you a call back.
This school is a joke. No decent paying place of employment will hire people from this school. Towards the end i figured out you can reset your attendance with a discussion or extra credit then do all 5 weeks work in one day and still very an A in the class. If you do that the teachers don't even read your response they just give you a decent grade for everything you submit. They call your phone 5 times in a row a couple times a day every single day. It is ridiculous. You tell them you work nights don't bother me they ring your phone by 9am. Financial aid messes award letters up. It is a waste of time and an even bigger waste of money. You can get a better education at a community college for a fraction of the cost.
Worse school ever! Lied too about everything ! Took my disbursement funds , that I was told I was going to get never did !!!! Was lied to about everything the school Would offer . Wouldn't recommend this place to anyone ! Ever!!!!! They are liars !