Carrington College Reviews
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That was the worst experience that I had in my life. Awful career service and staff. It does not matter how your grades are good and how disciplined you are at the end you will lose something like your money, time, and trust if you are a serious person about your education and life. I'm still feeling betrayed. I wouldn't go to details otherwise I have to write a book. I try to not think about how my bad that experience was but they give me a life lesson.
This is the worst school ever. They only want your money here. I did my lpn here and it was bad then and I went back to do my RN only because their credits dont transfer anywhere. RN program was even worse. First of all, the teachers arent qualified to teach. Any dingbat can apply for a job to teach and get it. No teaching credentials or experience required. This Lectures are disorganized and confusing. I only passed everything because I read my NCLEX book cover to cover. THERESA PECSEK IS THE WORST!!! She doesnt know anything and she was teaching community health which is a MASTERS course and she doesnt have a masters. Shes a mental health nurse and not even good at that. She couldnt even teach that class. If you go to this school, expect to rely only on your books. LINDA PETERSON is a bully. She spends more time talking students into dropping the program then helping people pass. KATHLEEN RATCLIFF is PREJUDICE against Americans. She held secret, private study sessions only for the international students where she gave them test answers. Those student got 100s all year. I know this sounds crazy but I still have all the texts from Kathleen were she admits it. Contact me if youd like to see them. LEE VARGA is also a joke. She was cool when she was a teacher but then she became director of nursing and now she sucks. She actually tried to force everyone to get their flu shot with the threat that wed be kicked out of school. That is ILLEGAL. I told her I would sue the school and then she backed off. FLU SHOT AND HEP B ARE OPTIONAL!! it is illegal in the state of Idaho to force these vaccines. Dont even get me started on financial aid! They gave me my LPN transcripts and are holding my RN transcripts hostage until I pay my LPN student loan. This school sucks. If you could go somewhere else, do that. On the flip side, of you want to cheat or come to school and clinicals drunk, then youll be fine here. Both Jill and Lee have let students cheat and Lee has let a drunk student attend clinicals with total disregard of patient safety. I can go on and on!
I agree with the previous reviews, I wouldn't recommend going here for numerous reasons: 1) They claim to help you on your class/assignments but act like we are all cheaters. They won't let you see what you missed on exams and wont give extra credit...seems fishy. I think they want certain students to fail to get money from them retaking classes. 2) They only have a quarter of what other universities have, even though you pay a lot more. 3) You are a guinea pigs for new teachers who never taught or barely have experience...so the classes are disorganized. Again, for the price you pay its ridiculous.
Terrible school. It is very expensive compared to other career schools. The "teachers" don't even feel like they know much about the profession they're giving lectures about. I would NOT recommend attending this school if you can find some place else.
2018 was amazing. New Dean has ruined the program. Her nurses eat their young mentality is rejected onto students who want a safe and professional education. Dean does not I know how to use the programs that students are supposed to be proficient in and lashes out and threatens them when she cant find what she needs due to her own incompitance. Dont go here.. So sad what happened to this school. The dean has killed this place and the new owners need to be accountable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)