Bryant & Stratton College Reviews - Associate in Medical Assistant
I am very disappointed as a first year student. I was taking the M.A. degree and was very excited about starting school. When I started they knew I was pregnant and was told they would be able to work with me to continue to obtain my degree. Well I was put on bed rest Sept. 29th and was still going to class up until the middle of October. I was still turning in my work and keeping in touch with my instructors. 2 out of 3 of my classes I was still passing but the 1 I was failing was due to me not being able to be there to complete assessments. So when they started talking about withdrawing me from class, the 1 class I was failing, I could understand them wanting to withdraw me from that. But they wanted to withdraw me from all my classes even the ones I was passing. I asked for them not to do that because I would be discouraged to come back if I had to start from scratch after putting in so much work. And why should I if I'm still passing! Well I go to log into my portal just to find out that they withdrew me from ALL my classes when the semester ends Dec. 17th. I am so upset that I wasted my time, energy, and money going to this school when they don't have anything in place for women that's pregnant and has to be put on bed rest! That just took more money from my education that I could have used at another school that could have helped or had something in place for women in my situation. Instead I got bamboozled to start, instead of them just being honest and telling me to wait until after I have my baby because they don't have a system setup for pregnant women who may become high risk. So Women if your pregnant or pretty far in the pregnancy don't go here because they will not work with you!
As i sit here on my unemployed a** I write this review. I graduated in 2016 the best in my class, highest hesi score in the county etc.etc.,while also having previous laboratory technician experience... you would think that I would have been set up perfectly for a job with all of that education, all those letters of recommendation, my wonderful LinkedIn page...I HAVE YET TO RECEIVE A SINGLE JOB! and I have been a medical assistant for almost 3 years now... not one job, and I'm one of the best in the county! And yes to answer your question, that's me looking on my own, the recruiters on LinkedIn, and the people in Career Services all working together!!!! you would think I'd be able to get a job but no. 3 years with all these different tools and all these different people and Career Services, nothing has happened!!!! NO JOBS. I do not recommend this college. I do not recommend this programme! It is an utter waste of time, a waste of money, and so very very very damaging to your self confidence. STEER CLEAR OF THIS PROGRAM. Seriously... cuz I wish somebody would have warned me. I worked my a** off got on the Dean's List for nothing all for nothing.... just to sit around and collect Social Security and smoke. that's what my life is now... and i am also 50 something thousand dollars in debt!!! Perfect icing for a perfect cake.
From my first semester to my very last semester was HORRIBLE I honestly don't know where I found the strength to continue because so many times between the professors, the students, and the staff as a whole I experienced racism, slander, and discrimination. When I tried to report it I was treated as the one being "insubordinate" to use their words. I got an A in my med term class but failed it due to a project that I was never told was mandatory in order to pass the class. it's funny because even though the same teachers work at both campuses their entire personality changes depending on which campus you go to. The faculty gossips about the students in the staff lounge, they show favoritism when students ask for help of clarification on a paper/project. When I was in my final semester doing my internship a professor from the college was working there and this staff brought DRAMA to the internship site bringing up past situations that should not have even been mentioned and had we been in the actual work world (which they were but I was not being that it was just an internship) that was illegal and they could/should have cost/lost their job. What they taught us in the classroom was NOT what was on the CMA EXAMS!! I repeat WHAT THEY TAUGHT US IN THE CLASSROOM WAS NOT WHAT WAS ON THE CMA EXAMS!!! On the exam there were many questions (almost half the exam to be exact) that were asking us to give a diagnosis of the patient which everyone who studies medical assisting KNOWS that is against the law for us to give a diagnosis being that it is OUT OF OUR SCOPE OF PRACTICE!!! F****** JOKE AND NOT WORTH THE 35,000 DOLLARS Just go to community college you will get your money's worth there.
I loved this college. I found a job pretty fast. I found a job less then 6 months after graduating. They helped me with my resume and helped find jobs to apply for. The teachers where very helpful and love the labs. I don't understand why people give this school bad results. I had no problems with them. They are expensive but I found a good job and can move up in my career. I will go back to this school to get my RN.
I learned a lot during my time at this school. There was a lot of hands on and a lot of help. I also used the learning resource center and tutors when needed. I want to return for my nursing degree and thought this was the best place to return. I know that I am going to get a lot of help here.
This school sucks. When I tell you. I started in 2010. Graduated in Dec. 2012. They do not help with job placement. I have over $40,000 in school loan debt because of this fraudulent school. This is a warning. DO NOT GO THIS SCHOOL. Fraud! Fraud! -BS
Yes Bryant and Stratton is expensive, Yes the work is hard, Yes the instructors have certain expectations of their students. And sometimes the FA department messes up. But on the other hand don't go to a school if you feel it is too expensive, if you are not going to apply yourself like you want to succeed, if you don't want the instructors to care about you and push you to do your best. If your concerned about your Financial Aid keep track of it yourself , talk to your FA counselor. Lets be adults and be responsible for yourself. I go to Bryant and Stratton and expect to graduate this Spring what I don't expect is for someone to land a job for me. There is no promise that they will "get" you a job. Will they help you look for one? Will they help you practice interviewing? Yes they will. I am not going to say that I have had all positive experiences. I have had an instructor who made me cry but I got over it, I've had an instructor who was horrible. I complained to my advisor as did several other students. But you know what I have gained? A sense of accomplishment and pride. College no matter where you go is what you put into it. Don't expect a free ride. For the first time ever I am a 4.0 student because I worked for it. Really worked hard. I can't thank the instructors enough, even the bad ones. After looking at several small private colleges I'm glad I went to B&S. Overall it has been an awesome experience.