Altierus Career College Reviews

1.99 out of 5 stars
(95 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $15,009 - $21,388
24% of 95 students said this degree improved their career prospects
27% of 95 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Celine - 2/24/2015
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015
"I began a day late on the 28th of February 2015. I received a syllabus, reading material, a backpack, IT tool kit and shirts. I did not receive my computer until February 2nd or my external hard drive (WD My Passport) until the 5th. Since the beginning of school to the present date 2-23-15 many red flags have gone up. 1. There was only one instructor for two classes happening simultaneously; which forced both classes to share part of our 4 hrs 2. The class was not geared towards beginners, as my admissions manager had said. She said “The instructor shows you everything from how to turn on the computer all the way up” My first and only class was over Linux and Mac (two separate operating systems) 3. The internet speed is inadequate to conduct classes that rely on computers to produce work and learn. I have 11 speed tests done over 6 days at various times to prove this. 4. There were no lectures or step by step demonstration done by the instructor; with exception of 2 YouTube videos. 5. The syllabus was not followed. There was a test given before it appeared on the syllabus and out of the 4 weeks I attended we only got through week 1 of the syllabus. 6. The work that was done was not able to be turned in. The instructor would not accept it until he finished his portal; which wasn’t ready until 2-16-15 and to date has not been graded. This allows no way for students know if what we had completed and studied to be correct or not. 7. February 20th there was nothing for students who were done with their work to do since there were no Week 2 handouts or labs given to us but there was a due date for the work of February 23rd at 11:59pm. (We did not receive them that day or over the weekend) 8. February 23rd I arrived at school to find out from 3 of my classmates that the Professor would not be coming back to class. He had called or texted those students to deliver the news. We sat without an instructor the entire day. I withdrew from classes today and was told that I would be liable; more accurately, FASFA would be liable for the entire time I spent in class regardless of these reasons to be billed a lesser amount. I was also told by the Director of Education that only the President of the campus at Greenspoint could make adjustments but he declined to meet with me. This situation was handled in the same accord as everything to this point has been...poorly."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Cassie - 2/20/2015
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
"I enrolled at Everest College on a whim, just a single mom looking for a way to better her career. I absolutely loved the medical assistant program, my teacher was amazing and I learned so much. The career services department on the other hand, made the process of my externship absolutely miserable. My 2 year old got sick half way through my externship, I was out for 3 days and they threatened to drop me from the program. They would call me 4 times in a row and leave me rude voice mails followed by nasty emails. They talked down to me like I was a 5 year old and were extremely unprofessional. I would repeat the program all over again if they weren't there."
2.0 out of 5 stars
student - 1/27/2015
Degree: Medical Office Administration
Graduation Year: 2014
"I can honestly say that this was the worst school I have been to. The finance staff were lazy and slow at processing anything. Lots of excuses made. The Vp on campus was terrible at resolving issues and accommodating students. It would actually be easier to explain the few things I did like about the school. The receptionist, M. was great at her job, and always friendly. It was nice to only be in class for half of the day. I feel like I did retain information from the books and some of the teaching. Dr. Lee was good at teaching classes about the anatomy, and Ms. R. was good at teaching the administrative classes. Those three staff members were the only ones I actually think did well at their jobs."
1.0 out of 5 stars
SBM - 1/3/2015
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014
"DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL!!!!!!! When I went in they made all kinds of promises that were all lies! When I went into do my financial aid I had a pell grant for almost $6,000. They told me the rest was going to be a grant except $2,835 that I would have to pay back. When I finished school I got an email from a loan company saying I owed the $9,500 and just last week another loan company emailed my and said I owe the around $3,000. When I asked where my pell grant was they said I see you had a pell grant for $1,700 I then said that is not right where is the rest of it and they said they did not know. I feel completely fraud! I have all these loans to pay back and still haven't even found a job in the field I went in for. Loan companies are harassing my I keep telling them I had no knowledge of any of this and that the school lied too me. with all of this said if anyone knows where I can get some help with this manner please let me know. I just want all of this to go away so I can go to a real school."
1.0 out of 5 stars
snowchild - 12/23/2014
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2009
"This school is a waste of time.They just take your money.I was not able to get a job no where.There credits is no good no school will take there credits ivy tech won't and IUN won't this school is crap"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Tasha Mack - 12/17/2014
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2008
"I learned after graduating with high honors that this college was really only a program. Only real colleges have credits toward a real credited university. The career department is a joke I had to come up with all of my own career path decisions everything from the resume to enterviews and getting and actual job in the field I had study for, to find out that only temporary agencies were only willing to hire me. Medical billing and coding is a joke because this title equals to bill collector in the medical field which is very rear in real world. Look I went two year depending on My MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING TITLE while being told over and over again that I basically needed a real college education to work in this field in a hospital or clinic. I just graduated from a community college which gave me an associates degree so that I can really transfer my college credits to a university to work in administration is in the hospital which are what medical biller and coder do there. AND now I'm stuck with the $12,000 bill from Everest that a complete waste of time and not to mention my money.but what can I say I love and I learn.....please go to your community colleges or universities please stay away from all private colleges that you cannot use your credits to go towards university or real associates or bachelors degrees that the real world ask you for in order to get a nice respectful paying job or career......"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 12/15/2014
Degree: Pharmacy Technician
Graduation Year: 2014
"This was one of my biggest mistakes. I am a great student passed with 4.0 across the board and had perfect attendance. I choose this school cause it was recommended to me but didn't check everything about the school. First off organization of staff seemed well organized when I applyed they are great at getting you started. However they have failed to mention that there has been an influx in teachers in the pharmacy technician program causing a lot of confusion among students, I did a lot of self teaching. The head of the program defiantly displayed her favorites which means even if you are a great helpful student don't expect any recognition. In matter of fact they continue to recognize people who were view by other students as bullies or wine like children. Second even those whom you feel are looking out for you may drop the ball. I had passed my national exam months prior to graduating and turned in all my paper work thinking I was done only to find out a month later that my state liscense was never filed. So now not only will I not be paid for what I am essentially certified I will have to wait a month for the liscense and then an additional month for my pay wages to change."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best decision I ever made - 12/5/2014
Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2014
"Ok let me make this clear....everyone on here that are leaving short and vague negative reviews, MOST LIKELY SEEM to have not been independently motivated enough to take what is theirs....basically more like people who seem to have thought it was a free and easy ride to a better future. Now that being said, ANY PLACE that offers those medical billing/electrial/6-9 month programs should always be suspect, a prospective student should have taken a proper tour and evaluated the teachers based on what they have seen during the tour. Also compare reviews of people you know that have attended everest and graduated. Now on to my personal experience at Merrillville everest college, every teacher that I have had except for Ms. Cheryl has been outstanding, even with our class size (28), each instructor has made more than enough time for each student without discrimination. Ms. Boyd, Mrs. A, Mrs. Hein, Mrs. Pattengale,all of them were outstanding. Everyone in the class was able to click and work in study groups for the entire year and so far everyone except 3 people have passed boards from our class, on the first attempt. It is rigorous, it is demanding, and it does require you have some sort of support outside of school (i.e. family friends,financial support is a biggie). I can say without a shadow of a doubt had it not been for the friends i made in class to my parents and spouse being the pillars while i began my Lpn, I WOULD NOT HAVE MADE IT. Thank you God and thank you everyone that has been there. My future is brighter because everyone from the intial enrollment to my graduation has been a tremendous factor."
1.0 out of 5 stars
NC - 12/4/2014
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2012
"I signed up at Everest College because I am not good in school. I figured going to school for one year would be much easier and more beneficial then going taking the 'same' course at a 'regular' college for 2-3 years. I was promised one on one help with my teacher (there were almost 30 of us in the course.. there was no one on one support, even after hours, because my teacher had 2 other jobs). I was promised flexible school hours so I could continue to work, one month into the course we a had no choice but to attend the 1-5 class, which cuts right through the day shift and the afternoon shift at my job. I would have to leave class one hour early so I could go to work, not fair because I missed out on some lessons and often my exams were cut short. I had to pay my rent and bills somehow! During one of the modules, I became sick and missed 4 days. I was not allowed to continue the course until I picked up that module. I was told I could pick it up ASAP. Of course, I had to wait a few months before I could finish it. At this point I had no choice but to continue the course because I was already past the date where I could cancel my student loan... Then came the end of the course. I had to fight and fight and put multiple complaints in to head office so my teacher would get me the placement she offered. I finally got the placement, and it was great! Unfortunately, all these places we are told we are qualified to work at, only hire social workers. You are told when you sign up that Everest college only offers courses that are in high demand in the community. There are no jobs in the addictions field. it has been 2 years since I have graduated and all I can get is a 12$/hr job in security... I now work in something not relevant to my field of choice, and I can not return back to school because of the money I owe after wasting my time with Everest. I am 22 years old and am already going no where in life. Thank you for wasting my time and money. I should have read the reviews first..... I knew it was too good to be true."
1.0 out of 5 stars
NotI - 11/1/2014
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2013
"This it the most horrible collage ever! I would never tell anyone to go to this crappy school. I never received any money for going. I had to drop put because it was a waste of time. The classes are way to long!"
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