DeVry University Reviews - Certificate in Medical Billing & Coding
WOW! I'm attending DeVry as I write this, and after reading the reviews I wonder what state's you people are in???? Yes, It's not cheap. Yes, you have to apply yourself, but my professor's have never been rude or ignored my requests for help when I needed it. The faculty has been supportive from the word go, even when I lost my s*** over something I thought they did when in all actuality it was my mistake. So, granted there are cheaper places go to school and if online education is so unbearable then you need to enroll in classroom studies. I am 57 years old and haven't been in a classroom for over 30 years much less have the computer knowledge of most of my peers, but I will tell you one thing, I have friends who have invested a boat load of time, money and financial aid into community colleges and the certifications and diplomas they received aren't worth the paper their printed on. And to answer your question, I'm in Kansas.
DeVry is NOT the school to consider for medical billing & coding. They got rid of TEACHERS to hire "professors" only looking for paychecks and superiority and it shows. The "professors" DO NOT HELP the students. Granted it is an "online" program so there is a LOT of "self teaching", but when a "professors" idea of "help" is telling students to "do the odd # problems becuase the answers are in the back of the book and you can correct your own work and see where YOU went wrong. I can tell you the answers, but I already know how to do MY job. We're all adults and YOU signed up for school so YOU need to do the work." THAT is NOT helpful to the student. I was a 4.0 student until the "professor" decided i wouldnt be any more. I did my work, I participated, I studied, I worked HARD for my grade. Then when I started to struggle, the "professor" nor my "advisor" were of any help. There were constant "glitches" on THEIR end, I (conveniently) began being told I WASN'T logging into class OR submitting my work (again, I was a 4.0 student to this point, so how "logical" is it that I WASN'T turning in work or "attending" class?) When I reached out, then began to complain, I never heard a peep from my "advisor" trying to help OR see what was going on. Bottom line, STAY AWAY FROM DEVRY if you're interested in billing & coding. There are other schools out there that offer the same/comparable courses for (literally) HALF the price of this FOR PROFIT b***. They are NOT interested in helping you succeed, they only want your money to pay their paychecks. And when iiiii pay YOUR paycheck, I expect to be treated better, otherwise I take my money elsewhere, plain and simple. ANY "university" that would ALLOW their "professors" to treat their students SO poorly doesn't deserve to be in business nevermind "accredited". NONE of the "professors" in the HIM/HIT/Billing & Coding program need to be "instructing" a class as they "teach" NOTHING, all they do is make you do "course projects", and think this is somehow "teaching". So, unless you like writing papers, and spending HOURS a week in "discussion boards" (that most of the "professors" do NOT participate in btw), then this is not the school for you. I came from a community college with an associates in medical assisting, and am lucky I did because I learned NOTHING at DeVry. Devry taught me nothing. The "professors" taught me nothing. The ONLY thing I learned at this school was how to use PowerPoint-USELESS in billing & coding. Just stay away from this "school" if youre interested in Medical billing and coding (or ANYTHING medical related). Theyve only been doing medical for about 2 years and dont know what they're doing, and neither will you. Yes, online classes are a LOT of self teaching, but your "professor" SHOULD be there for you, not just tell you to "do the practice questions". (the WORST, RUDEST "professor" they have imo) All they want is your money, and they don't care if or what you learn. Go ANYWHERE BUT DeVry. They're SHADY AF there, ive heard the "inside stories" from previous employees. NOT a good school. NOT about the student, ONLY the money. I'd give this school negative "stars" if I could. WORST. EXPERIENCE. EVER.
I do not recommend DeVry to anyone. They are very uninformative, unprofessional, the teachers are awful, the advisors are horrible, the classroom settings are the worst I have ever been in; I can go on and on. DeVry will advertise anything to get you to go to their school but once you get in, they are of no help getting you through to the end of your educational journey. If you want to transfer; keep everything on record (EMAIL!!!). Again, I do NOT recommend this school to anyone. It was a HUGE loss for me financially and a loss of time as well.
I'm actually switching schools because I am SO VERY DISAPPOINTED in this school! I signed up for the medical billing and coding program. They spend 8 weeks in classes that are NOT needed, and then when you get into the ACTUAL classes for billing and coding, you are SPED through SO VERY QUICKLY, and they start you at an "intermediate" level instead of beginner. The "professors" DO NOT "teach". they are RUDE, and are only there to collect a paycheck. It is a "for profit" school, and the curriculum and staff is proof of that. They DO NOT reach out and try to help you, they are RUDE when you ask questions and tell you to "read". They assume that their "coworkers" have done their jobs and taught the students in previous prerequisite classes and tell you to refer back to that instead of talking you through step-by-step helping you to understand. They tell you "it's the textbook the school chooses" instead of standing up for the student and saying "we need to break the class into levels to explain it for the students". Maybe it's just me, but I think they're more about the amount of people signed up as students than actual people SUCCEEDING as students. So I'm finding another school that's WILLING to TEACH and HELP me understand completely. I would recommend you RUN AWAY from DeVry University, and SAVE YOUR MONEY.
Choosing DeVry online was like being swindled at the used car lot. I received so much attention in the beginning that it was overwhelming and unneccessary. After the first session though, the attention dried up and before long I struggled to get any assistance. It's like all of their resources are spent on selling you on enrollment and not on quality education. The textbooks are of the poorest quality and often written or compiled specifically for DeVry. The course designers are responsible for the quizzes and so your instructor has no control over the accuracy or fairness of this weekly grade. Grading seems all over the place anyway. This is probably the same at any school, but when everything is online, it's impossible not to notice that you are putting in more effort than your peers. I'm in my 6th course at DeVry and I can't imagine putting up with this for an entire degree. It will take a great effort just to make it through this certificate. Also, despite the sales pitch, there is no way to take this education seriously and work full time. There is far too much of a time commitment required to get a decent grade. Of course, at this school earning a good grade does not mean you have learned much. But you sure have spent a lot of money!
I started this school July 9th 2018..Worse mistake ot my life.. They advisor talks to you like this the best school, you making the right choice.. This school is .only hungry.. That's all I'm going to say about it.. just know you will not trick me like you doing other ppl.. 487 per credit outs gor a certificate. Sept 1 needs to hurry cause I'm not coming back.
This has to be the worst school Ive ever had to deal with. I went only half a semester because theyre ere screwing me so bad on money for such a BULL crap education. I felt like I wasnt learning anything. One day my financial aid paid for things and then in the end it didnt and they were trying to make me pay out of pocket. There was a $300 student charge I was responsible for paying out of pocket that I was never told of and magically financial aid paid for it. I have gone back and forth with this school for so long it has been the worst headache of my life.
I was a student of Devry for a little less than a year. I was almost done with my certification when I had found out to take my test to be certified I would have to repurchase brand new books. The books I ad already paid for were 2-3 years old and would not be accepted. I also found out that to take my test I would I have to travel 2 hours away and I would have to schedule the date for the exam. I was told I was not allowed to move on with the program until I passed this test. After, all of this information was told to me 1 month before graduation I dropped out. Ihad one instructor that ignored everyone in the class for weeks. another instructor almost failed me for "losing" my report even when I proved I sent it to him multiple times he never fixed my grade and dropped my GPA. The only benefit of my experience is taking my college credits and going to a different school.
The professors are great and very helpful. The courses online are easy to navigate and so are the online books(ebooks). I use both for most classes. The lectures are either live or recorded and they help a lot. I recommend viewing them at least 1 time.
I am so honored to say that I enjoyed taking the online Medical coding and billing course. From the start of the class to the completion of the course, I received great support from the Professors, Devry Staff and the students as well. This was an awesome class and I learned more than I expected. In addition, I am thankful for all the support, compassion and understanding that Devry has for their students. Thank you all so much. Dorothy Marshall.