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Degree: Respiratory Therapy
Graduation Year: 2019

Carrington college as a whole is a terrible school. If you can go to a community college I would highly suggest doing so. The tuition is very expensive, you are lied to about graduation/ placement stats, you are asked to submit documents numerous times because admission and records and your program director don't share any information. We are asked almost ever "semester" if we know anyone who would like to enroll in Carrington College probably because no student in their right mind would apply to this pay to go college. The instructors are constantly revolving making every class a challenge because you are the test class for the new teacher to learn the ropes of teaching. Instructors are not impartial to all students and are known to pick favorite students and let them get away with almost anything. You are not given any time to truly digest the material since most of your classes are only a week long with tests every day. The one benefit is that our instructors are currently or used to work in the field however their "real life examples" from their job seem to mirror some episodes from the TV show House or The Good Doctor making them seem less credible.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Graduation Year: 2018

I attending carrington college in pleasant hill for the respiratory program. Carrington is a great school for someone who knows what they want. Its not a school for someone who needs teachers to tell them what to do and baby feed you. You pay to get in get out and take the boards. They help you pass your exams and thats exactly what I needed. I read a lot of negative reviews about this school and although they do have their flaws, if you stick with the program, youll end with what you wanted in the beginning. If youre naturally a good student and you take learning seriously, youll have no problem with graduating and getting your degree. And thats what we all want at the end of the day! Their career services department was awesome in helping you with everything you needed and tutors are always there to help. I had bad teachers and great teachers at this school but all schools have that. Dont be surprised if the program is disorganized and feels shuffled, just go with it. They want you to graduate cuz its good for their statistics, so they dont do it on purpose.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year: 2018

This is for the Sacramento/Northern California campus: I've completed 2 programs at Carrington. Both times, they have messed up my financial aid. When I came back for the 2nd program, they said that I owed them money from my 1st program and I couldn't start the 2nd program until that was paid in full. But how is that possible when they don't let you start until all the funds are paid up front?????? So, guess what, I ended up paying the additional 2k so that I could start the Dental Assisting/Associate Degree program. I finished the DA/Associate Degree program in March 2018 and now I'm getting calls from a Devry associated lender saying that I owe them 4k. I don't even know who this lender is or where they came from. I got federal aid and grants to cover my tuition before I started the program and now I find out that Carrington also has over 2k of my grant money that they haven't used or disbursed to me according to FAFSA. (funny how I owed them 2k, and they had the funds the WHOLE time. So, in essence they got paid twice) I've called and called Carrington Financial Aid department and emailed several different people and NOBODY ever responds. This surprise loan is now hurting my credit and even though I told them how important it is that they get back to me, no one has called me STILL. I think their financial aid people, don't have a clue about what they're doing. They have misappropriated my financial aid and now they messed up my credit. I am going to file a complaint with the Department of Education as well. They have no regard or accountability for people's credit or how their mistakes mess up people's lives. This is ridiculous!!!!!!!!! For those of you that are interested in Hygiene, go to the American Dental Education Association instead. You can finish the Hygiene program and get your degree in 2 years by enrolling in 1 program, instead of 3 programs and 4 years +100k at Carrington. I wish I had found out about this program 5 years ago. I'd be a Hygienist by now.

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Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2019

Very disappointed in this school. I had heard about this school and how students did not have to be on a waiting list for long compared to the good colleges. I went ahead and applied and I regret having done so. Biggest waste of time and money. I was suppose to graduate this year, yet they decide who to help and who to not help. They bend their own rules as they please and help those who they only want to help. I was a 4th semester student. I only had 1 semester to go and they ruined it for me. The teachers themselves lie. I was told to stay and pass my final and if I made high enough score they would let me advance to 5th semester. I scored higher than required but to them it was not enough. So instead of dropping the course like I had planned, the teacher told us to stay and pass. Well I did and they did NOT pass me. Now my GPA is too low and I doubt any good college will take in my credits. I have sacrificed part of my job and when I was attending I blew off some good job offers. All for what? Please do not go to this school. It is a huge mistake. Now I have to pay back 35,000 and nothing to show for it.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Licensed Vocational Nurse
Graduation Year: 2020

DONT GO HERE. I CONTACTED THE ADMISSION DEPARTMENT AND THE WEBSITE. THEY LITTERLY WONT TELL YOU IF YOUR CREDITS ARE VALID FOR THE SCHOOL OR NOT. THEY CANT EVEN RECOMMEND A SCHOOL SO I CAN TRANSFER CREDITS AND BECOME AN RN FROM AN LVN. WHY DO YOU NOT HAVE AN LVN PROGRAM. OR A REFRENCE FOR AN LVN PROGRAM. HEY LETS SPEND $33,000 AND 1 YEAR OF SCHOOL AND FIND OUT IF THEY EXCEPT MY ACCREDITATION OR NOT!! (said everyone who goes here)

1 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2018

I have never in my life been so disappointed with any establishment. They put me through 6 weeks of school working my butt off ( I have 5 kids to boot) to tell me that my homeschool diploma was not acceptable. I told them before I ever even started that I had a non accredited diploma and they said it was fine and still allowed me to start. I then asked if I could keep going if I got my GED, and I have an actual email where they said yes. So, once again, I studied my butt off and got my GED in 2 weeks, (On top off getting A's in classes) only for them to tell me it doesn't matter and they won't accept it. They then tried to charge me $3,000 for only 6 weeks (the whole certificate only cost $8,000 with a grant) and start over. I had to get a lawyer involved and they ended up charging me $254 for physical books. I am no longer in school and am very leary to try again. I am so disgusted with their lies and money hunger. I am so glad not to be a part of this "school" anymore and can't believe that they are allowed to get away with doing this to people.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020

This review is for the Mesquite campus. Disappointed would be an understatement. From day one everything has been disorganized. None of my credits (from an University) were utilized. Mid-semester your getting notifications of withdrawal threats because the filling person lost all your information. The staff are unprofessional and not very knowledgeable. When you have a real issue or concern, staff treats you like a PRESCHOOLER, literally!!!!! all they want you to do is have you draw and color pictures & stuff you with candy None of which is conducive for the RN program. They have literally told students to drop the course & retake it, instead of providing resources to help them pass. (It looks bad if students fail, rather than students withdrawing)The Fundamental/ med surg teacher act as if she has a vendetta against the entire class, (she takes PLEASURE in giving failing grades)she is without compassion or nursing skills. She gives 8+ chapters to read & gives test on whatever comes to her head. She words her questions completely wrong, so I ask how do you expect a right answer? For the skills section she skips through a you tube video & expect you to follow suit. No hands on demos just partial you tube videos ( when skills are a huge part in what makes you a nurse) The lectures are beyond horrible, I dont even want to elaborate. I've been an LVN for 11+ years and she confuses me, & Please don't ask a question or you will automatically be disregarded and shunned. The students aren't being prepare for the now Kaplan test nor NCLEX, we are just being lectured on making sacrifices for the school, & pressured to give a great review so they can keep funding. The only thing that has been consistent at this College is the automatic payment reminder e-mail. Honestly, I do not recommend this College to someone who wants to become a nurse and make an impact (because you will not learn a thing) however, if you are in the field and want to advance, why not it's only 18months.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Graduation Year: 2020

This review is for the Mesquite campus. Disappointed would be an understatement. From day one everything has been disorganized. None of my credits (from an University) were utilized. Mid-semester your getting notifications of withdrawal threats because the filling person lost all your information. The staff are unprofessional and not very knowledgeable. When you have a real issue or concern, staff treats you like a PRESCHOOLER, literally!!!!! all they want you to do is have you draw and color pictures & stuff you with candy None of which is conducive for the RN program. They have literally told students to drop the course & retake it, instead of providing resources to help them pass. (It looks bad if students fail, rather than students withdrawing)The Fundamental/ med surg teacher act as if she has a vendetta against the entire class, (she takes PLEASURE in giving failing grades)she is without compassion or nursing skills. She gives 8+ chapters to read & gives test on whatever comes to her head. She words her questions completely wrong, so I ask how do you expect a right answer? For the skills section she skips through a you tube video & expect you to follow suit. No hands on demos just partial you tube videos ( when skills are a huge part in what makes you a nurse) The lectures are beyond horrible, I dont even want to elaborate. I've been an LVN for 11+ years and she confuses me, & Please don't ask a question or you will automatically be disregarded and shunned. The students aren't being prepare for the now Kaplan test nor NCLEX, we are just being lectured on making sacrifices for the school, & pressured to give a great review so they can keep funding. The only thing that has been consistent at this College is the automatic payment reminder e-mail. Honestly, I do not recommend this College to someone who wants to become a nurse and make an impact (because you will not learn a thing) however, if you are in the field and want to advance, why not it's only 18months.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist
Graduation Year: 2018

I graduated back the Phlebotomy Technician Program back in June, it's now September.... and I still do not have my diploma, or any way of showing proof of completion. This is due to the fact that they double charged me for my externship fees. I've been contacting them for two months now, and still now solution. This school is very unorganized, impersonal, and Completely in it for the profit only. Due to my inability to provide proof of completion, I am not able to get a job as a Phlebotomist. I paid the school costs off in full back in March, but still.... nothing. I've been given over 12 people to contact, in which I did. Only ONE person out of the 12 I was able to get ahold of.... and still, nothing was solved... even though I was promised that this would get taken care of. I'm p*****.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020

This school is seriously the WORST. The same professor teaches the first semester, and he doesn't want to help teach. When he is asked a question his response is "well basically..." and then veers off topic. Half of my class failed first semester. Our grades weren't posted until 7 weeks into the semester. Multiple students went to the professor himself, the tutor for the school, multiple administration people, and finally the dean and not one person could tell any of us were we stood in the class. The few study guides we received were from a different book than the one that we were learning from, and the study guides were handed out a week AFTER the test was taken. The only way to make a grade in this school is by taking tests, there are no assignments. When the school realized that most of the class was failing both Chemistry and A & P they changed the re-seating requirements, literally TWO WEEKS before the semester ended. When we had first enrolled at Carrington there was a two class you could fail rule, and still go on. Well they changed that, two weeks before the semester ended they sent out an email saying you had to request to be re-seated, go through all these ridiculous steps, and wait 180 days probation. So myself, and my other classmates were of course annoyed, but we did as we were told, and two days after the semester ended AFTER we all sent emails to be re-seated we got emails saying "since you did not request to be re-seated you are kicked out of the nursing program." I could go on and on about how unorganized and terrible this school is, but I will leave you with this. A student in my class had spoke with the tutor at the school in regards to this issue and she responded with "Well new students pay an extra $50,000, you're just going to give them an extra $2,000." That just goes to show you how money hungry the school is.

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