Dorsey Schools Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (30)
I attended Dorsey-Rosevilleabout two years ago. I went from night classes to day classes, thank god because it was like high school central on the night classes! I had the best teachers on days and they knew what they were teaching! THEY DO NOT HELP YOU GET A JOB IN THE HOSPITAL!!!!! so be ready to apply on your own! I got hired in at an assisted living center before I even walked the stage! Soon after that I was hired in at St.Johns! Which I have been working with now for over a year. You definitely lose your technique working in a assisted living center, I'd try to get into a hospital right away! Most hospitals start their techs off at 12 an hour! St. John's is 13.40 an hour and if you work midnights you get a shift premium! If you're going to go to this school is choose morning classes over night! If your planning on going back to become an RN don't even waste your time with this program, go right to school!!! You can get hired in as a PCT once your are in a nursing program!!!!!
Love this school. The teachers and staff are amazing. Will definitely recommend this school and campus to anyone. Teachers are hard on you in a good way cause they want all of us to succeed. The staff does whatever they can do to help you out also. I currently attend the waterford Pontiac location.
Dorsey Schools are the worst. They only care about the money. They say you will be dropped if you miss 10 days in a row but then they don't drop those people and those of us that didnt miss had to sit and wait while that person gets caught up. They let good instructors go and keep the ones that have favorites and don't keep records. I got a 100% attendance award for a module that I missed 3 days because I was sick. We were given test questions before the test and the answers, the same thing happened with the finals. Now I don't think I am going to pass the certification exam because I didn't learn, we only memorized answers. My extern says I was taught everything wrong but they dont care that I only got to give 3shots and only drew blood 4 times. I never could hear a blood pressure but they passed me anyway. This school should be shut down, Everyone cheats and no one cares, not even the Dean. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!!
This college Stinks . They take all of your grant money and some out of your pocket at the end .The teachers let some student cheat while other students struggle.some students will take part in class projects and the DAmN teachers will let other students take credit for your work while giving you the one who did the work a BIG FAT ZERO.
I'm still currently attending Dorsey in Madison Heights and I'll start off by saying that the instructors are absolutely impressive. I adore the ones I've had so far. My issue are some of the students that I am forced to deal with. The ones in particular complain, they find people to target and antagonize, and they're extremely rude to the instructors. Unfortunately the instructors can only do so much without disrupting the class. I have gone to my counselor and have let them know my personal experience and what I've seen others go through and nothing has been done. I am never one to complain, I hate complaining. I try to see a silver lining in everything but it's absurd to think that if these particular individuals cause unnecessary problems with other students, why are they getting in the medical field to be surrounded by people that depend on our respect and kindness? Maybe writing this review will gain attention at the school and someone will step up and do something about the issue.
The teachers are required to have experience in the field but dont need to have any teaching experience. My pharm tech teacher was awful, she was readong straight from the book one second and telling us everything was wrong the next.
I am currently attending Dorsey College in Roseville which I will be done this coming June! I would have to say that I would not recommend this school not because of the teachers or the financial aid office, but because of the students themselves. I was reading the previous reviews and half of these people can't even write a paragraph without mistakes, do you honestly want to take their opinion? The whole 7 modules of classes I had to listen to students groan about because they didn't want to follow rules like the dress code and get all bent out of shape when someone said something. This is just one example of many. Dorsey could be an excellent school if the students took it seriously. I feel like you only get out of life what you put in it. I have talked to a lot of professional Dorsey graduates and ALL of them have jobs. I just talked to a PCT today who said her and another guy was hired in at the DMC, both from Dorsey. I plan on giving it my all and putting 110 percent into my internship. If I don't get a job its not because of career services or my schooling, it will because of lack of motivation.
Wasting a year on this program was among the biggest mistakes I've ever made. If it weren't for a few instructors I greatly appreciated I never would have made it to graduation. I attended the Saginaw, MI campus where the lead staff was anything but helpful and extremely condescending. I graduated January of 2013 and their financial aid mistakes are still causing problems for me. A school wide mistake made by their financial department while I was attending caused problems for over half of the students attending. Not to mention the $400 bill I received months after I was no longer a student at the school. When I called to sort out the situation I was not surprised when I was transferred around and eventually ended up having to make an hour trip up to the school to speak to someone in person. I thought we got everything sorted out that day and I would finally be done with the school and it's crap. Now today I am writing this review to vent my frustration with the fact that I now have to pay extra on my taxes for more of their financial department mistakes. I will say I did have a job as soon as my internship was finished. However my internship was done at an office where I had prior connections and had nothing to do with the school. I now am currently seeking a job in a new state and having Dorsey on my resume does not seem to help at all.
Biggest and most obvious problem is the ESL (English as a Second Language) students that refuse to speak English. This rule was enforced for the 1st few weeks....now it's ridiculous. Welcome to America! NOW LEARN/SPEAK PROPER ENGLISH!!!!!!!!!! Dorsey has had complaints and students fired from their internship sites because of their poor reading and speaking skills. Offering free ESL classes has not been successful...so English comprehension and speaking classes should be required for all ESL students at all campuses...especially Madison Heights.
I graduated from the Waterford-Pontiac campus. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME!! Unless you feel like going back to high school...because that's how they run things there. They also will tell you anything to get you to sign up. I was told my credits would transfer (because I was considering going back for my RN in the future), only to find out after the fact that they do not (unless I wanted to go to Univ of Phoenix or South Univ-neither of which have an RN program). I had surgery on my foot and missed 2 nights (as opposed to 1 week)in my 2nd class (we could only take 2 classes at a time) and I was told that if I brought all my documentation in, my absence would be excused and would not affect my grade. I never missed an exam, quiz and every assignment was turned in ON TIME. After which, my grade was deducted 10% and they refused to change it. I filed formal grievances, only to be told that the school didn't violate the attendance policy and it was up to the school to change it. I was accepted into OCCs RN program (without a wait) based on my 4.0 GPA that I maintained throughout, only to be told that now I was wait-listed due to my 3.95 GPA (as a result of my 10% deduction). I had to take a leave of absence, as my husband fell ill and began dialysis. The entire mod before I left I looked into what the penalties would be and was informed it would be a $250 re-enrollment fee. But upon re-enrolling I was told I owed a balance of $1,200-$1,300. I walked out. When I came in to speak with the Dean another time, I was then told it was $1,744! After agreeing to pay that amount so I could go out on externship and graduate, I have been told several different amounts. I honestly feel like this "school" is a cover for a Ponzi scheme and they're just out to pocket money. Several employees just "left" without notice (all whom had extensive knowledge of the ins and outs). I will say that the instructors were great but I would not recommend this school to anyone who is serious about an education that will provide a better future. I am now hiring an attorney to fight them on the money I "owe". Dorsey is full of EMPTY PROMISES and BULL CRAP!