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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  • Reviewed: 10/31/2016
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"This school was so out of order, took a class that was meant to be like a sort of exit class to prepare you to interview in the middle of the "semester" because the class we were supposed to go to "was not ready" you get 2 pair of scrubs that if something happens to these scrubs you are responsible to replace, they HOUND you for your money yet when you go to the staff about an issue they tell you basically you have to deal with it even though you are paying them to "teach" you, if I knew then what I knew now i would have went to another school"
  • Reviewed: 7/3/2016
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"During my time at Dawn i was an online student. Their classes were a joke, it wasn't easy to navigate their site either. Half the time I had no idea who was the teacher in my classes and none of the teachers really seems to care how I did my assignments, it seems they did the least amount possible. It was always a struggle to reach people at the school both by email and phone. I live in Washington State and I advise if you live in this state DO NOT GO TO DAWN!!!! They do not have an externship as part of their program and believe their students shouldn't work for free. Well in the state of WA you have to have a MA license through the state which REQUIRES an externship (all of this I found out on my own doing research without the schools help). I now have a degree that I can not use in my state its worthless. This school should know this information if they have students from other states they should know the rules and regulations. And when I contacted Dawn they said there was nothing they could do for me. This has been by far the WORST experience I've ever had along with putting me in Thousands of dollars in debt for NOTHING."
Andrea W.
  • Reviewed: 12/23/2015
  • Degree: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Personally + I love being a dawn graduate. The teachers their were caring and supportive. They made learning fun and you don't get overwhelmed until test time. I personally would recommend Dawn Institute, especially if you want to pursue certified nursing assistant. If you are serious, focused and head strong the classes are a breeze. Thank you Dawn."
  • Reviewed: 12/2/2015
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"SOME IS GOOD SOME IS BAD. Here's the breakdown, I'm currently attending and supposed to graduate early 2016. I'm in medical assisting, I have so far received 2 pairs of scrubs, a stethoscope & BP cuff, and CPR certification. the school is nice, kind of dirty but it's not That bad. The teachers are good (so far) they are good at teaching and very involved. What scares me is that I'm hearing a lot of things about people not finding a job after graduation. This is a program that is only 8 months long, employers will hire someone who has gone to college for four years with that kind of experience before hiring a Dawn graduate with just 8 months of training that only learned the basics WITHOUT AN EXTERNSHIP I wish I thought about that before I signed up. Another bad thing is they only teach you the basics, we are skipping all over our textbook because like I said, it's a timed program. Oh and with phlebotomy, they only teach you the basics of that too, you have to pay more to take the full class. Also students are allowed to do whatever they want. People in my class don't wear scrub tops, out of dress code and get away with it. THEY SAY you're supposed to have an 80% attendance record or you'll fail but that's not true, some students are NEVER here or only show up one day a week and nothing ever gets said to them. Also I've witnessed a student zoned out on drugs in the classroom, and not asked to leave or anything by the teacher. So yes they are good at what they do teach, they are nice and helpful, the students are great (most of them) but with every plus there is a minus. I'm still happy I chose this over Harris school."
  • Reviewed: 11/17/2015
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"This school is absolutely terrible! Do not waste your time nor money. The teachers as well as the staff do not care about learning. The other students in the class are disrespectful as well. The school just wants your money that's it. I was having issues with the classes and went to the student services leader as I was told I could go to her for anything and nothing , not one thing was done. I never even received a follow up phone call as I was promised. This school is a complete joke , I don't know how they are in compliance still."
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2015
  • Degree: Medical Office Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"This school is nothing more than a diploma mill and should be forced to return student's monies. I left 3 years ago and not working in my field. Why am I not working? I am not qualified since studying out of a textbook does not weigh much in an employer's opinion. I've filled out hundreds of applications, sent out hundreds of resumes, and received rejection after rejection. I would tell students not to bother with this school."
joslyn e johnson
  • Reviewed: 9/4/2015
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
  • Graduation Year: 2008
"I enjoyed my studies at Dawn.and I recieved very good grades.my teachers were great.and very knowledgeable. However I was never able to find work in anything related to healthcare,I couldnt even get a interview. i even offered to volunteer my skills to get in order to get some experience to put on my resume. It would of been good if dawn had of offer a externship to give u something to run with .It was a total waist of 7,000 now im stuck to pay of this student loan.I am still not working in any healthcare related field.nobody would give me a chance.They all want experience if you dont have any you cant even get a interview ...this was a total waste.I dont recommend it"
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2014
  • Degree: Esthetician
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Absolutely HORRIBLE. Worst decision I've ever made, really wish I went to a different school. Teacher is unprepared, we don't learn, the head of the department doesn't do anything for their students. The kits are a JOKE, we get one sample size of face powder as our "makeup kit" -no im not joking. Not anyone that was in my class would recommend this school to any of their peers. We have school on Christmas Eve, we have to makeup hours for days like thanksgiving or other holidays where school is cancelled? Why they don't just add a week onto the end of the year, I don't know. Save your time and money and go to a school specifically for esthetics. I wish someone would've told me that before I wasted $15 grand on this school."
  • Reviewed: 4/26/2011
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"I am in the Medical billing and coding course, and I am six weeks into the course, and the work is very challenging, but cool. At first, I thought one of my teachers was being a hard ass, no matter what I did, I couldn't score good on the discussions, but then I started taking time out to really write more in my responses, and now I am getting higher grades in the discussions. I am passing all my classes, every week seems like a new adventure to me, it is so awesome attending this school. I am a mother of five, and doing this class online is like a dream come true. I donot have to come to class at any set hours, I can log on at any time, morning, noon and night! I would recommend this class to everyone!"
  • Reviewed: 11/6/2009
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"My experience at Dawn Training was fantastic. You really need to keep up on your work and pay attention but it is totally worth it. I am now one of the front desk managers at a prestigious spa and also one of their Aestheticians. I love my job and I am so thankful that I went to Dawn Training. You receive a lot of information and do a lot of hands on training. I decided to work full time during the day and take the night course. It can definitely be done. I would recommend Dawn Trainig Centre to everyone."