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

  • Reviewed: 10/4/2016
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Dorsey, worst mistake of my youth. I enrolled right out of high school figuring it would be faster and cheaper than university. I was a competitive student in high school and carried a perfect gpa through my time at Dorsey as well. They taught me absolutely nothing. In fact, I finished my work for all of my classes within the first couple of weeks. Bored, I would read to pass the time until someone introduced new material. One of their so called teachers had a psychological meltdown and actually threw at book at me because I dared to read in her class. Never mind all the work was done and I'm pretty sure my knowledge base was more vast than hers. I got the boot and the teacher did as well. The director, S., informed me Dorsey was geared more for older students who needed to be refreshed on the basics than it was for those who were fresh from school and advanced in their studies. Although this happened in the first semester, I still paid close to 10k. Fast forward a few decades and I'm on my last semester of a community college and transferring into a university to finish a bachelors. I still have a perfect gpa. My entire two years at college, which was much more interesting and challenging, has cost a fraction of my one semester at Dorsey. My yearly tuition at the four year university, is only slightly higher than Dorsey's. I was scared the expulsion from Dorsey would affect my acceptance into the specialized school of study at my university, it didn't. My interviewer looked Dorsey up while I sat there then giggled a little and said, "yeah, we aren't going to take That seriously." Thank god. Anyways, carefully consider options before enrolling in Dorsey. Community colleges are generally much cheaper and actually make good on the offer to teach you. Dorsey is a mill, and a bad one."
Unsafe school
  • Reviewed: 5/11/2016
  • Degree: Dental Assistant
"Worst school ever I got jumped in the middle of class because I asked a girl to be quiet so I could hear the teacher and they never called the cops and I have to go back because I'll be in debt if not and they still letting the other girl and we still have to be in the same class they don't care about safety that girl is a savage and would do it again because she always says stuff and harass and disrupt the class I wouldn't call this a school is a daycare for ignorant people who want to say they " go to school""
Something confused
  • Reviewed: 4/6/2016
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Be afraid! Go to a community college it's cheaper! Why waste....oops, spend the $ to get a certificate and do a ridiculous externship that will make it hard for you to work and do. Think before you sign your spending ALOT $ for this and a community college is cheaper."
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2016
  • Degree: Cosmetology
"Initially, I was excited to attend Dorsey School of Beauty in Taylor. My excitement turned to dismay within two short weeks. The admissions and financial aid department give a completely different reality, than portrayed in the classroom and curriculum. Its a numbers game of high admission rates and mediocre teaching. The students are disrespectful to the teachers, administrators, and classmates. Some instructors have little or no control over the classroom. It's very distracting. Dress code enforcement is a joke, professionalism by students and administrators is a joke as well. I will make the most of it because I have to pay back the loan. Don't waste your time!!!! You could learn more on U tube."
  • Reviewed: 12/8/2015
  • Degree: Culinary Arts
"This is a school that need to be revamped quickly. The instructors have no control in the Roseville campus. It sad when you allow so much ignorance in the classes and no one know how to handle problems that disrupt class on a daily basis. You have student that can't read. So Dorsey just want money that there focus. It a very unprofessional school. Not all instructors are bad there but that was the worst experience I had in school."
  • Reviewed: 11/27/2015
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Garbage. Utter garbage. Save yourself the pain and money and go to a real college, or join the Navy medical like I did. This "school" is a complete sham. The courses offered are extremely basic, and can easily be learned instead by using Google and YouTube."
  • Reviewed: 11/24/2015
  • Degree: Patient Care Technician
"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!!!!!"
  • Reviewed: 11/8/2015
  • Degree: Information Technology
"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."
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"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!!!!!"
Lori Griffith
  • Reviewed: 9/9/2015
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"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."
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2015
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"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."
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2014
  • Degree: Pharmacy Technician
"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."
  • Reviewed: 5/19/2014
"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."
Cyndi Davis
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2014
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"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."
Ann Oyed
  • Reviewed: 1/30/2014
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"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 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 English comprehension and speaking classes should be required for all ESL students at all campuses...especially Madison Heights."
Amanda Jenkins
  • Reviewed: 11/5/2013
  • Degree: Patient Care Technician
"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!"
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2013
  • Degree: Patient Care Technician
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2013
  • Degree: Patient Care Technician
"I was really excited to start the program at Dorsey as a Patient Care Tech I had great PCT/MA teachers at roseville campus on days they were great. The problem was that the admissions reps will tell you anything to get you to sign up telling you that the they will find you a job at a hospital making good pay and right when you graduate which was a lie. The jobs that i have had my resume sent to from dorsey are part-time in a nursing home or assisted living homes making just about min wage. I was shocked that they would even try to offer me these positions and push me to interview with them. Most of the employers did not even require a certificate or were hiring for a CNA and the pay rate was $7.40-$8.40/hr. I would not even be able to pay my student loan back with the jobs they are pusing me to accept. I feel like Dorsey waisted my time with and I could have spent my time and money at a better school. And the externship was a whole nother problem they let you pick 1-5 what places you would prefer to go to a friend of mine was sent to a location that she did not even pick. The location we were sent to did not hire PCT's and we were not able to even perform half the skills we were tought. It was an overall bust and im regreting it now DON'T go to Dorsey!"
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2012
"I attended Dorsey Schools over 3 years ago. Sure, I excited about the PCT program and the school seemed very promising indeed. I have long since graduated, married, and still looking for a job in which I am now in debt for. Dorsey Schools, could not keep the same teachers for classes that were 2 parts.And a lot of my classes was spent watching shows like House and Grey's Anatomy! I did not go to school to watch these shows when I can sit at home and watch them. I was forced to take a school leave because they were not offering the last class I needed to graduate. But the school director at the time would not listen to me but he bent over backwards for someone else. What you learn at Dorsey Schools you more than likely will not use in a hospital. I asked all kinds of questions on my Extern to learn that I could not or would not be allowed to do what I was taught. And the study guides you can buy to take your certification test is not worth spending the money on they have absolutely nothing to do with the actual test. They say they will help find a job or career, but I have not had any kind of contact from them since 1 month after I graduated and I still have the same e-mail address and number. All in all, if your looking for a good school, your better off going somewhere because the cost will be so much less. It was 14,000 dollars better spent at a different school."
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2011
"My time at Dorsey was a complete waste. They will tell you anything to get you signed up. When I signed up for night classes the representative assured me that they had night time externships. THEY DO NOT. All i got was surprise! Your extern is during the day now figure it out yourself. Then they told me when I signed up that a PCT starts at $15 an hr. I have graduated and all the interviews they keep trying to send me on is for min wage. I could of gone to McDonalds for that! I paid 18,000 for tuition to be getting min wage. That's ridiculous! Then when you go on your externship the instructor tells you "well I don't know what they were teaching you all at Dorsey but this is the way you are really supposed to be doing it." Really? So we had to learn everything all over again. Then I have some associates that have attended the Wayne campus for the Dialysis tech program. Apparently Dorsey doesn't send them on a Dialysis Tech extern they send them on a PCT extern and now they can't get jobs because they didn't do a Dialysis Tech extern.;p>They try to lure you in with false promises and Ipods and laptops. They charge you an extra 1,000 on your tuition and the laptop is a piece of junk and I don't know anyone that has one that still works. They tell you if you refer someone they will give you an ipod and when you do they say okay we will get you the ipod. You come back a few days later and they tell you that they don't do that anymore. Do not waste your time going to Dorsey."