Dorsey Schools Reviews

  • 46 Reviews
  • Roseville (MI) (and 8 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $21,000 - $30,380
19% of 46 students said this degree improved their career prospects
22% of 46 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Tee
  • Reviewed: 10/27/2021
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"Dorsey is a SCAM. I passed the entire program after this they added a new program that students must pass twice at a level 7 or you can not go to the state boards. This program was 38,000 which 12,000 of it I was responsible for. This school should be CLOSED AND yes I called the board of education"
Cohort 23
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2021
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"Do not attend this school, it is a SCAM! The DON do not care about complaints of students as a whole who complained about teacher not teaching and being computer dumb. Then gave teacher to us again the next mod. And if you don’t pass this ATI exam with 62.2% you will be FAILED. Even if you pass all previous mods with no bad grades. They sit you out for 5 weeks after you fail if spots are filled and transferred to another school (campus) they do not disclose of this in the beginning.. also they Exposed students to covid and let us come back on campus with no covid test done."
Amber
  • Reviewed: 7/10/2021
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"This terrible for profit school will get you nowhere. Even after qualifying for financial aid and a ton of loans. I was still required to pay $100 a month directly to the school to attend. Which looking back now was probably a scam. I told them before I started I wanted to be able to work in a gynecologist office or eventually become a midwife and they told me they will help make that happen, but after graduation, the only jobs I could find was caring for elderly. But I don't have that in me. Not the direction I wanted to go. I haven't worked in the medical field since I graduated and am stuck with student loan dept I'll never be able to pay back."
Listen up
  • Reviewed: 5/24/2021
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"Don't waist your money to go to Dorsey, they are so unprofessional, and once they get your financial aid you are on your own. If you want to do Nursing, go to a community college you will save money and time, I pray the close it down cause it's a scam."
DORSEY
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"I don't recommend saginaw dorsey lpns program.. if you're choosing it because you think it will be faster and easier since a year and doesn't require any pre wrecks.. you might as well just suck it up go to a community college get your pre wrecks done and save yourself money. If i would've been aware of how the "instructors" teach their students, i never would have chose to come here. Instructors gossip about the students. The instructors have an attitude with the students. Disrespectful.. un-organized, they didn't provide us with our tablets until after already being in school for a week. Didn't provide clinical scrubs until about a month in. Favors certain students. Always telling the students that they " didnt study "..Instructors are passive aggressive... the clinical instructors are great! Its more the teachers. Swear some of them get off on seeing people f"
Disappointed
  • Reviewed: 9/5/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"I have straight As, but I’m unenrolling from Dorsey today %26 already started registration at community college. I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished, but this school is just... well, terrible. They have poor communication. They changed my clinical date the day before, and then changed it back within about 12 hours of having to be there, and only notified me by email. Then when I missed because of their poor communication, they wanted me to make it up on a Saturday, the weekend in between finals. Uh... no. And come to find out, when they went to clinical, it didn’t even matter if I showed up, because they went and the clinical site didn’t even know they were coming (so they sat there for 30 minutes), didn’t have our logins (so we couldn’t chart on anything we did), and then State came so they didn’t even let anybody get out onto the floor. I am not going $30k in debt to be an LPN to not even get to practice my clinical skills. They also let people stay after they repeatedly break rules and don’t follow through with requirements. Even though it’s a year program, I’d rather just go get my RN for $22k, even if it takes a bit longer. I’m still going to be a nurse and I’m still continuing my education now, but I’m changing schools. I hate money-hungry, scam institutions."
Disappointed
  • Reviewed: 9/5/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"I have straight As, but I’m unenrolling from Dorsey today %26 already started registration at community college. I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished, but this school is just... well, terrible. They have poor communication. They changed my clinical date the day before, and then changed it back within about 12 hours of having to be there, and only notified me by email. Then when I missed because of their poor communication, they wanted me to make it up on a Saturday, the weekend in between finals. Uh... no. And come to find out, when they went to clinical, it didn’t even matter if I showed up, because they went and the clinical site didn’t even know they were coming (so they sat there for 30 minutes), didn’t have our logins (so we couldn’t chart on anything we did), and then State came so they didn’t even let anybody get out onto the floor. I am not going $30k in debt to be an LPN to not even get to practice my clinical skills. They also let people stay after they repeatedly break rules and don’t follow through with requirements. Even though it’s a year program, I’d rather just go get my RN for $22k, even if it takes a bit longer. I’m still going to be a nurse and I’m still continuing my education now, but I’m changing schools. I hate money-hungry, scam institutions."
Mike
  • Reviewed: 6/13/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"Don't waste your time. THERE IS ABSOULTELY NO STRUCTURE AT THIS PLACE. No one is there to help. All they care about is money. After they get all your financial information, you are on your own. Were 6 weeks into the school year and I still dont have access to canvas. Its a website/app that keeps track of your grades. I have talked to everyone for help to no avail. I truly don't know how Mrs. Coney has a job with this school. My niece and nephew teach better than her. I've have gone to the higher-ups for support on the situation and nothing has changed. Her teaching is unorthodox. she TAUGHT US that there are 7 vital signs but when you get quizzed on the material the answer was 5 vital signs. Brought up what she has taught us in her class to other instructors and they were baffled at her teaching. She taught us about the good Samaritan act as a nurse and told us we must provide help, when we brought it up to our other instructors, they were shocked. The good Samaritan act was changed in 2106. It is now 2019. She offers tutoring help on previous chapters after we've already started new chapters. Her answer banks are always off so if you answer a question correct and her answer bank says otherwise you get the question wrong even though you applied what you LEARNED from "HER TEACHINGS". I am almost positive if you apply what she teaches in the classes after hers you will fail, as well as applying her teaching in in the medical field you will lose your license. So pretty much you must pay to teach yourself."
Felishia Fall
  • Reviewed: 5/10/2019
  • Degree: Patient Care Technician
"I am a student here at Dorsey Schools and so far my experience has been great! I love all the professor's here and what they have done for me! I was so close by quitting but the instructors and the students there helped me get back together. I recommend everyone to come to Dorsey Schools. I love this School with everything in me and I'm sure you'll love it to."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2019
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"This is a poor excuse of a medical education center with lose policies and even worse educating abilities. I cannot express how deeply dissatisfied I am with this institution I hope it closes its doors soon. If you are thinking of trade school, DO NOT GO HERE, this school is worse than a scam."
Ryan
  • Reviewed: 1/7/2019
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Okay so its been years since I attended , but Im still paying loans on a course that was a waste of my time !!! The teachers where not educated enough to be teaching , I knew more then them and when I decided to drop the program because it was pointless the financial department was supposed to send my student loans as pro rated since I didnt finish the course , well that never happened EVER!!! The same course I took at Dorsey in Wayne for 16k I could have takes at school craft for 1/2 that ."
maggie
  • Reviewed: 11/8/2018
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"DORSEY WAYNE is the school of hoodrats. Do not go to this school there is a lot of drama, bullying, and straight up inappropriate behavior between students and staff. I was harassed by a group of hoodrats . One of these hoodrats made inappropriate comments about my body. I felt embarrassed and shocked that another woman would make comments like that. Those comments usually come from men. Miss W loves the hoodrats she is the queen of the hoodrats. I guess it doesn't bother her if they harass other women given how she looks. She lets them do whatever they want in her class. The director didn't care about the hoodrat behavior either. My classmates and I have had a hard time finding jobs as Medical Assistants. Some of my friends are working as nurse assistants (bed pans, baths, changing linens) some of my other friends are working as housekeepers. That is not what we signed up for ! It was a complete waste of time and money . You will end up with nothing but debt. I strongly do not recommend anyone to attend this place. I feel sorry for people desperate enough to attend this dump."
Cristina
  • Reviewed: 10/19/2018
  • Degree: HVAC
"BE AWARE!!! Financial Department will tear you apart! I signed up for the program apply for financial aide and loans and I started the program knowing all financial matter was taken care of. Months down the road theybsend me two checks (which I did not cash) next thing I know I am DROPPED OUT of the program for no payment???? What?? They made me reapply and pay MORE money, I was not given a grace period and when I ask they dont know! I recently got an attorney because I strongly feel something is not right!! DO NOT GO TO This school"
JW
  • Reviewed: 10/4/2018
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"Where do I begin? The Wayne campus is completely unorganized or its an act to not have to deal with the problems. I never had a problem with financial aide because I paid my bill on time every month but I did not receive statements only 2 and they were several months late. The clinicals were a complete joke and waste of time, one clinical (5 weeks) we sat in the conference room every week and did nothing. Supposed to be lab on fridays, never did anything outside of the first 2 cohorts. Another wasted class day. There was cheating...cheating and cheating but they turned a blind eye even though there was evidence. Good teachers were leaving because they did not want to deal with the BS going on within the dept. During our labs they did not even have the correct equipment to teach and no experience at clinicals. They invited us to the pinning ceremony by group text which I wasn't a part of therefore missed pinning. I passed my boards and have myself to pat on the back for that. When you opt out of receiving actual books they give you a tablet that is the Walmart special, I couldn't download all the books because it ran so slow. This is a money mill school, I do not recommend it to anyone, and that is just about the school. The director and such have bad attitudes and I honestly never wanted to ask a question because i didnt want to deal with the snarky responses. Please consider a different school that will cost you way less money. Also on a sidenote we were told not to leave a bad review as we could be sued?? I would love for the owner of this school to contact me but I'm pretty sure he won't."
Unknown
  • Reviewed: 1/5/2018
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"Dorsey Wayne is a JOKE!! Do NOT attend. All they care about is the MONEY. Financial aid at the establishment has NO idea what they are doing. They pretend to know what they are doing, but behind the scenes they are FING CLUELESS!! In my year of attending the school, Ive heard of MULTIPLE students that get turned down from their externship days before they are supposed to start. They will tell you something is wrong with your financial aid. Instead of telling you when they find out, a month, possibly months prior. The teachers basically have you teach yourselves. They have no control over the classes, I had to withdraw myself from one class because the teacher had no idea what she was teaching and for as much money as you have to pay, I was NOT sitting in a class trying to grasp the concept of something the teacher couldnt even grasp. The front office lady, C. is a nightmare. Terrible attitude. Always rolling her eyes. The administration in entirety are fake. Fake nice until you enroll. Did I mention they had an outbreak of BEDBUGS and did not tell the student body until someone that was in the class with the student that had them told the wrong person and the news spread thru the school. ONLY at that point did they discuss the issue. Still had students in the exact room the bugs were found. When their secret got out, they assured they had a company come out to spray! So instead of informing students, so they could take necessary precautions, they thought it was best to keep it under wraps. Hoping they eradicated the issue. I recommend this school to NO ONE!! Beware. I almost forgot to mention. Their externship coordinator does not care about where they send you! One girl was told dont follow everything they do, I heard they can be a little shady. Why would that coordinator think it was okay to send a student to somewhere that is not reputable? A joke. This school is a JOKE."
Ashley
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2017
  • Degree: Massage Therapy
"Can I leave negative stars? I was a student at Dorsey. I have attended 3 professional schools and hold a bachelors degree. I attended Dorsey to take on a career change in massage therapy. This school is by far the worst school I have ever attended. There is a qualified massage therapy instructor, but I never had him as a teacher. I had two teachers who were just pulled off the street. One could barely read and the other had literally no teaching ability. When I confronted the director of education I was told "It's hard to find good teachers". Why then, are you in the business of teaching? Why did I spend $18k to self teach and walk away more confused then when I first went in? Horrible school. Do not attend."
Tina
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2017
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"DORSEY SCHOOLS is a joke, They don't care about their students nor their employees, Dorsey Schools are horrible and need to be shut down. They take advantage if their students and employees. The Dean  needs to be fired immediately because she is uneducated, unprofessional, unsympathetic to the student body base. She is a terrible and rude person."
angry student
  • Reviewed: 9/8/2017
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"Dorsey Instructors are Great, but they are all about money. Not just money but the fact that they will hold your diploma to prevent you from taking your Nclex is unfair. You pay 30 grand for this program and after graduating they have something called ati that you have to complete in order to sit for your exam. They will not tell you when you enroll but after you have invested all of your time and money that you must complete this online program that is very much like going to school all over again. I get that it helps us prepare for Nclex but it should be our choice to utilize it. Dorsey does not pay for our testing so why do they feel the need to hold you up for testing. Dont expect to be working right after you graduate because its going to be a at least 6 weeks before you complete ati then you have to wait on test date. 3 months later I just got my license and nothing was on the nclex that we studied from ATI."
Angela
  • Reviewed: 5/5/2017
  • Degree: Massage Therapy
"Do not attend Dorsey Schools. They are solely after your money and do not provide adequate instruction. I had nearly my entire program run by teachers who could barely read, let alone teach a class. I knew more about my teachers friends and family life than the subjects I was promised to learn. When I told the administration about the quality of my instructors, they said, "It is hard to find good teachers". More like... you do not pay your instructors enough to are allowing sub-par instructors to teach. At one point, the program even let is a mentally handicap student. In to a massage therapy course with advanced anatomy. He did not even finish high school without an aid. This school clearly only wanted money in that situation and they took advantage of this poor young man. I urge you to find any other school out there for your program. Dorsey is not the school to attend."
Maria
  • Reviewed: 1/4/2017
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Very easy and happy with the results .Yes as others had mentioned many students talk while lessons but is no one business what they do, they the one not passing the class not you .I am very pleased as today I'm working as medical assistant AAS right after attended Ross online college which I was happy the transcript from Dorsey allow me to finish in only 45 credit. Also attending online school for B.A in Arts and Psychology right now .First step my always be a mistake but to a better open doors ,I work before as breakfast server and to be where I'm at I personally thank Dorsey , all the team and great teachers. 2 of my fav teacher it was a guy for English class and a lady teach us anatomy ...I have a huge sympathy of the hard work they gave. Again if u attend any school with desire and pay fully attention in achieving ur goal this school is a plus for a first step towards ur future."