Dawn Career Institute Reviews

  • 22 Reviews
  • Wilmington (DE)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,358
25% of 22 students said this degree improved their career prospects
41% of 22 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Maria K
  • Reviewed: 8/28/2020
  • Degree: Esthetician
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Dawn Career Institute is horrible. They only care about the money that they are receiving from their students. There are a handful of teachers who actually care about their students and are actually teaching us. Most teachers give you the assignments and its "good luck" from there. You will have to teach yourself (that is the satisfying and rewarding aspect of it because you come out on top knowing anything with no help from anyone). Be prepared to hear Dawn Career preach about how communication is key and their "most important value", meanwhile NO ONE on the staff communicated anything with the students. Classes change every six weeks, so lets say its Friday of the end of week 6, you would think you know your schedule for next week right? Wrong... Dawn Career Institute will make last minute decision which is unprofessional. They will not inform you about your new classes and they will not inform you in any changes made to your schedule."
  • Reviewed: 1/29/2020
  • Degree: CDL
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"STAY FAR AWAY!!!! This was the worst experience I ever had. 7 students had to share a single truck, when another truck was added it was mechanical problems every day. Somehow completed the course and was told I would have my CDL In the mail which was BS!!! Going on 2 months still nothing, I just was out in penndot system as having a CDL last week. Only thing great was the instructor Armond"
It is what you make it
  • Reviewed: 6/28/2019
  • Degree:
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"I completed 2 programs at Dawn. 1 was on campus and 1 was online. My experience with both was great. I noticed something right away. Dawn is what you make it. If you go in prepared, ready to learn and are a teachable student, you will succeed here. I saw so many students that would come in and expect to be catered to like they were owed something. You pay good money to be at Dawn. They are here to teach you the skills to be successful in your career. They expect you to act like a professional from day 1 and that IS NOT A BAD THING!!! You have to treat your education like you are already on the job. Show up 15 minutes early to class (NOT 3 hours late), dress like you are proud of your career choice, don't go in here and act like you run the place because this is not the place. Don't roam the halls and walk out of class whenever you want. I would hear so many people say "This school didn't teach me anything". We sat in the same class and I learned everything I needed to be successful. I took notes, I paid attention. I asked questions when I didn't understand something. I asked my instructors to stay after if I needed help with something. Dawn is what you make it. If you have a bad review, it's because you didn't handle things properly."
  • Reviewed: 1/5/2019
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"If you are looking for a medical assistant program at Dawn Career Institute, please look elsewhere. I am no longer a student there since I graduated. This school has done nothing but made my learning experience terrible. The instructors there do NOT teach you what you need to know, and when reported to higher staff, they do nothing. You will have instructors that will talk about religion, other instructors, how they can tell the future with there pendulum, witch craft, there dogs, everything besides medical assistant. These teachers will still be there if you attend. However the teachers that go out and go above and beyond for their students are getting fired left and right. The teachers that actually taught you the correct information. So in class you will maybe 20 percent of the time learn what is needed. Oh but don't forget if you want to get in touch with the school after graduating about any issue, that will not happen... If you want to go to school and not learn and enjoy gossip stories choose dawn, if you want real education that will prepare you for the field go elsewhere. I have seen students get screwed over by this school many times, either instructors make them feel unwanted and they leave or they will get screwed over financially. Higher staff will do nothing to help, nothing at all. SO please beware. I graduated with honors but still have to teach myself soo much because they didn't teach anything that was needed, well i mean some instructors did but they got fired, probably because they didn't talk about gossip in class. If you choose to go to dawn that is your choice but please watch your back, my friend there just finished and needed to retake a class and its been well over a month and they have yet to put her in one. Which restricts her from taking her certifications on time.They never have supplies needed for class which restricts learning, overall please do NOT go to dawn PLEASEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Present Student
  • Reviewed: 12/2/2018
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"This school is awful, besides not learning anything in the medical assistant program, they are charging me 150.00 to retake a course, saying I failed the course because I did not take the final. I didn't take the final because my instructor never gave it to me. which he admitted too. The school is saying that's too bad I still have to pay and retake the class, which I need to graduate. So it is basically a form of theft, you can't trust anybody at this school, most all of the instructors and administration will lie to cover their butts, make sure you take pictures of your assignments before you turn them in so you have proof you did them, and document everything you can, this school is so shady."
J Johnson
  • Reviewed: 7/2/2018
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
  • Graduation Year: 2008
"Attending this so called school was a waste of time and definitely money. I couldn't even.get a interview after graduation let alone a job.10 years later I still have never had a interview in any healthcare environment. DON'T WASTE UR TIME OR MONEY GO ELSEWHERE AND GET A GOOD EDUCATION. I stopped looking for work in the medical field years ago.I pursued other opportunities unrelated to healthcare, and have been with my present employer for 9 years.DAWN IS GHETTO AND HAS GHETTO STUDENTS that's probably y the moved from There previous GHETTO LOCATION ON LANCASTER AVE IN WILMINGTON I guess they r trying to get a better clientele of students.these people don't know the meaning of EDUCATION THEY JUST TRYING TO GET MONEY .My instructors were excellent but the education.if that's what they calling it is a JOKE I don't need to answer the dumb questions about my experience at DUMB DAWN.THEY S***."
  • Reviewed: 10/28/2017
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I attended Dawn's hybrid MA program and graduated recently. I have yet to receive my diploma or transcripts as well even after giving updated address info. I was scheduled to take the CCMA exam this morning only to be told that I have to reschedule because there is no internet connection throughout the school. This is a issue that could have been prevented, not to mention that I rearranged my whole Saturday to make sure I get to the school an hour early before the exam. I missed a days work for nothing. I really hope that this school gets more organized and when students schedule their certification exam we expect to take it the same day we schedule it. Now I have to wait another two weeks become even more anxious that I am now with anticipating the exam and all that can go wrong before the exam. Thanks Dawn."
  • Reviewed: 10/20/2017
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"This is a great school, they changed a lot and they have a new campus opening up. This year their biggest graduate program was CNA and MAs. I took MA hybird and honestly is it a lot of work and you have to care about you and your own education. I couldnt be any more happier with my degree."
  • Reviewed: 7/25/2017
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
  • Graduation Year: 2009
"I would NOT RECOMMEND this school. Attended maybe 6-7 years ago and let's just say it benefited me in NO WAY and I still have thousands of dollars worth of debt to pay. When I requested a transcript I have yet to receive it and then when I called to see what the hold up was the last told me it was sent out already. (Didn't believe her) Then she goes on to say, do you know you have a balance? ONE OF THE WORST DECISIONS I EVER MADE!!!"
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2016
  • Degree: Health Sciences
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"I actually did the medical administrative assisting and medical assisting classes at Dawn career institute. I had the best instructors who were always willing to take the extra time and assist me with whatever I needed help with. Having such a dedicated team, I was able to obtain a 4.0 gpa!!! I am now a medical receptionist at st Francis hospital. Thank you to Dawn career institute for helping me achieve my dreams."