Student & Graduate Reviews
Ms Wise - 7/1/2012
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013
"When I started off in school I was doing great, passing with A's until my childcare fail through. I went from being a A(98) student to barely passing the course with a 71 because I missed 4 days of class. I went to my teacher who'd been on vacation and asked him to make up my work, but he said it was too late. I swallowed hard, and accepted this mark and went on to my next modular. I was unexpectedly hospitalized for surgeery and came back to fail the course. Sadly, I found this out on my own, my teacher did not acknowledge me or attempt to assist me in making up work, and when I tried to she became agitated. They have a attendance policy that they enforce, however they never enforced the dress code, as I had classmates with green hair and hot pink nails, wearing their scrubs with flip flops and house shoes at times. I tried to withdraw from this school and they ignored my calls and emails. I contacted 3 different people, no one contacted me back. I was dropped and am now enrolling with a different school. For the record check everest's accreditation, you'll be surprised at what you find, and realize why so many of their graduates are still without jobs in their field. Good Luck!"
evelynn - 6/15/2012
"Everest is such a waste of money. I graduated from it in 2007 with honor. I did my externship and got dismissed at the site for something that I didn't do. As a externship, we weren't allow to do vein puncture but only the staff. I was blamed for something I didn't do. I was disappointment, but once again I did finish the program and couldn't find a job afterward. Because of Everest's reputation, not a lot of places would hire student from Everest... I already give up. Now I'm attending community college for a nursing degree. Everest is such a waste of money."
Isis Min - 4/19/2012
Degree: Surgical Technician
"I was so looking forward to becoming a surgical tech until I realized that i was in the wrong school. Not only do they have unreasonable expectations of their students and policies, but it wasnt until after they had me in debt that i realized that i made the wrong decision when i chose to persue my career goals through everest. the admissions reps are the most convincing because they get paid to enroll you, but PLEASE do your research!!!"
Takela - 4/19/2012
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2012
"Everest was a good school for me. My teachers knew what they were talking about and they taught us only what we need to know in the work field and certification exams, which was awesome since reading and learning from eight books can be overwhelming. Not only did they help me in advance to find an extern that was hiring, I SEARCHED FOR MY OWN. Iam proud to say that I recently got hired for a MA position and I still have one more month of school left including my extern! Everyone who enters Everest is considered an adult just like at any college, so you have to put in work and stand out. You have to have something more than good grades.. You're competing against your own classmates and other schools that teach the same program. It is indeed costly and maybe they should do more but no one is going to hold your hand at all. If you desire Ig bad enough then you will succeed. I didn't wait for any of the staff to come to me, I went to them. I got on their nerves too lol. But I got hired because of that. It's expensive but if you do everything you can plus more, it will be worth it. To each it's own but it worked for me, my best friend, my cousin, and others."
Nessa - 4/3/2012
Graduation Year: 2011
"I thought i was the only one who was unhappy with this school....boy am i wrong. I started my course in Feb 2011. The orientation had me extra excited about being around people who truely cared about my succcess in my field of choice. To cut a long story short. I felt like I was in high school. all the gossiping, and drama....from my instructor on down. Very unprofessional in keeping business and ppersonal affairs seperate. I don''t feel like I was properly trained. During my extern they sent me to one of their Favorite sites, that they knew were a nonhiring site. I guess its good for a recommendation but if I quit my job in hopes of being hired I would be a fool. Whenever I go back to the school for further assistance i am directed to someone who i can not get in touch with. (maybe their busy....they could at least respond to my messages). I just feel very disappointed at how much help I REALLY recieved from the staff at this college. I don't feel prepared for my course of study. I would not recommend this school to anyone who really wants a better future. Now I am stuck paying student loans and the only thing I have to show for it are my books....sad"
Tammy - 3/12/2012
"The instructors are not professional. You are disrespected, talked down to. Most instructors act bipolar.You never know how to approach them.You spend $34,000 for their nursing program and subject to be kicked out for anything. With that kind of money of money spent,no body should fail. This have truly been the worst school that I have ever attended.I am not telling you this out of spike,but just to warn you,to stay away before you lose thousandths of dollars and have nothing to show for it"
Diane - 12/13/2011
"So to start with I really liked the instructors and the curriculum. I went for Medical Assisting and graduated in 2007 with honors and pass my certification exam with high scores. So why am I working at a coffee shop? Career services is a complete joke. I have no clue is the even sent out my resume. For my internship I was placed with a dialysis company where I was not allowed to use any of the skills I learned in school, I was only allowed to watch. I was told by Manager of the place that he would hire me on to just fill out application. So I filled it out and spent my internship reading new employee handbooks and then was never hired. I will say no skills gained there. I have talked to hiring managers in the medical field well working other jobs to get told that this school is what has caused me to not get hired. It has now been almost 5 years and I have all but given up. The only thing I can give this school credit for wasting my money and the monthly payment to get out of debt with nothing to show for my hard work."
Jessica - 11/28/2011
Graduation Year: 0
"So I went there full time and was doing great for a while, til some problems and losses accrued in my life. So I had some trouble getting to school every day. I made it most days and was doing great on my homework and tests. I got dropped from the program on the very last day, when i was going to take my final and start my ex-tern the following week which has already been assigned to me. I came in on time before some teacher pulled me out of class to tell me that I cant continue on with the final. I had got into a car accident earlier in the year so I no longer had a car. I had to wait in the cafeteria for 4 hours till the shuttle bus came. So this is by far one of the worst schools any were I would NOT recommend any one go there because besides the shitty service their staff are far from professional. This school is a complete waste of time and money."
Stella - 11/15/2011
"I am studying to be a MA, and i enjoy going everyday. My instructor is very knowledgable AND helpful. I will agree some teachers are unprofessional but i got lucky to have her as a teacher. IN THE VERY BEGINNING OF ATTENDING SCHOOL, BEFORE ATTENDING SCHOOL THEY SAY ATTENDANCE IS MOST IMPORTANT, so if you extern site doesnt want you then YOU did something wrong. i have to add there are alot of different races and ages really gets people together i love my class , instructor, and alot of the staff they are all very friendly and nice. The dean is the ONLY person im questionable about besides a couple of people down in the career services. I think EVEREST should evaluate who they hire, thats the REAL problem.Since I've been here numerous people have gotten AMAZING extern sites and a lot has gotten hired. And for the past graduates they held a job fair for all graduates to get a job .. many got interviews, some got hired on the spot. all about professionalism in personals. also knowing someone in the field you want to go in is a plus. hope this helped, i would reccomend the Everest school im at."
Deborah Zahm - 11/14/2011
Graduation Year: 0
"I graduated from Everest over a year ago & am still trying to find a job. I've gone multiple times to have "Mock" interviews--cut me down sessions would be better. Am on my 3/4 Career/Student Service Rep. with no avail. Every time I get a new rep I get a new/revised resume.I actually had someone(a friend) who works in the medical field look at my resume & tell me if there was something/s that needed changed-- To quote them "everything after your personal info" as they laughed uncontrollably & they send it to others with the same outcome. I went on my externship & was told when the owners weren't there & I had nothing(when whatever I was given was done) to do I could play or surf the net, when I advised Student Services they said that was ok, later to find out it was not & my program director was upset.So if you have money to throw away or want to go to a school where they get you financial aide & private loans & find out as long as Everest Institute is on your resume as training/education you will be unemployed. Also be VERY aware of how much your total for books/supplies/lab fees etc. cause if anything increases while you are in class you owe when you go in to grad out.Have been told by far too many people after I graduate that I will have a snowball chance in hell of getting a job while Everest is on my resume."