Everest Institute Reviews - CLOSED
Student & Graduate Reviews (110)
Well, I was browsing the internet and decided to type in Georgia Medical Institute and see what I would get, and I must admit I am VERY shocked.
I attended Everest when they were called Georgia Medical Institute, and I am a Graduate of Georgia Medical institute(c/o 2005) and I am glad that I made it through(even though I barely did), because the experiences, people, and places i have been in the last 5years of working in the medical field has inspired me to futher my education to become a nurse.
The question is would I recommend Georgia Medical Institue( now known as Everest Institute) to anyone? I would have to say NO! and let me explain why.... Even though I graduated with honors, received my diploma in the mail, and meet a lot of good people that i'm still in contact with today I barely made it through becasue they charge me 11,000 to for a progra
I was pell Grant elgible but never seen any of that money and what i mean by that is I ended up having to get my Younger brother to co sign with me on a sallie mae personal loan to finish on top of the two student loans that I already had. So the three loans equaled out to the cost of the program(10,989) So my question was what happened to Pell? And when i finished I later realized what i went for Patient Care Technician is the same as CNA.
But I am glad I did go and I have had the opportunity to touch people's live and change people's lives in SO MANY WAYS! And I decided to go back to school to be a nurse, but this time I did my research and went to a real college and was pell elgible, recieved the hope scholrship didn't have to get any student loans.
And I am Two semsters away from being a nurse. So, again the question is would you recommend GMI( Everest) To ANYONE? And i would still have to say NO! They are lieing to ppl and ripping them off!
I am on my last mod at Everest College for the medical assisting program, and I gotta tell you that I have enjoyed everyday here. I have been accepted to my externship site and I also have another site set up for an interview. The staff really prepare you for real world scenarios and the hands on experience is great. Career services was extremely helpful at placing me where my skills could be used. I would recommend this school for anyone looking to get into the medical field. If you can't get a job after you attend this school then you should probably re-evaluate what you are doing wrong on your interviews.
I go to everest in norcross and i like it for the most part the only issues i have is the fact that the people in charge there really dont seem in charge at all they said refer a friend and get a gift, ok well i refered my friend and she is in her last mod and i have never gotten my gift. not only have i asked them about it i have went to people in charge and they just wanna direct me to someone else who is "in charge" of this kinda thing and that person always seems to be on vacation i have went up to the offices 4 times now and i know i shouldnt be going crazy over a gift but personally i think if you say your gonna do something then do it and stop saying you will
also the requirements are always changing when i started the teacher made the test and everybody knew what to study and know but now the test are made by someone else and half the answers are wrong and you usually dont even learn about the material on the test, and we have to write a paper now i understand were students in a school but in all reality im gonna be a massage therapist not a journalist i dont see why we have to do these things
BUT on the other hand the hands on learning is amazing for me learning all the mucles and where the originate and insert and what they do is awesome, you really find ways to help people with muscle probles and the teacher is great (mr newdom) he teaches us to the best of his ability and makes it to where its never a boring day at school you actually wanna go everest is a ok school their teaching is good but there staff blows and really needs to get on top of things
I attended Everest or tried to anyway,myself. It sounded great they filed the financial aid paperwork for me and told me I could start. I thought I could trust them, after all this is their job. Boy was I wrong. First they give you every book you'll need the whole time you are there. This ensures that they will make money off of you no matter what. Why in the world would anyone need every book they are going to need to finish their program at the very start.
To make matters worse as soon as I finally open my books, someone comes into the classroom and tells me that I'm needed in financial aid. To make a long story short they tell me that I now need a cosigner. Why couldn't they tell me that at the beginning. I didn't have a cosigner and ultimately was not able to finish (or really even start my classes). I spoke to a student advisor who was very rude and short. I withdrew from the classes that day and then later started receiving calls from the school asking me where have I been and such. They told me they had no records of my withdrawing which means that I was being charged even though I'm not attending anymore.
they also weren't honest about their accreditation and how it would be beneficial to me. I'm glad that some people have had success with Everest, but I was not one of them. They are billing me for two identical $1092 charges. I have no idea what they are for.I also have charges from sallie mae showing on my credit report.I now attend my local community college! I'll pay far less for my education this way, not to mention my degree will be accepted and recognized in way more places. It's sad that people who have had positive experiences are calling other people who want to better themselves lame. Trying to insinuate that someone who receives poor service is less educated is just insensitive. I wish good luck to all higher education seekers.
I'm currently enrolled in the medical assisting program at everst. I'm going into my fourth mod there and at first i loved it but then everything was so disorganized. We had to get a new instructer whos never taught before and she couldnt handle some of the students in our class. But there have been days that we have had no instructer show up and other days we would sit there for four hours and not do anything. I just think for the money i would have been better off going else where. i would not waste the time or the money going here but now im stuck.
I am a student considering attending this school. The majority of you "reviewers" can not spell correctly or use proper English language, yet you accept to get not only employment, but high paying employment. If reading one of your pathetic-sounding reviews is any inclination...there is no wonder you can't find a job. An interview with one of you people would be a complete disaster. The school is not a welfare system, which I am sure most of you are used to. It doesnt give you rights you don't work for nor deserve.
I had an awesome hands on experience at the Greenspoint campus, until I went out to start my externship! I made awesome grades, did all my work and was a very hard working student! Then when I went out into the field i am getting more hands on experience.
My problem with this particular school is the faculty they are very rude, and when you ask a question its like it was a crime to ask that specific question. I just wanted to know what was right from wrong because I mean come on we are dealing with peoples lives out here!! I guess it jut depends on the location you go to, but I would never recommend Everest Greenspoint to anyone!!
This 'school' will take your money and not give anything in return except a few books and promises. $15,000 and no job. It was almost impossible to get an intern referral to finish the course.
They are totally unresponsive, and I would advise anyone to steer clear of this scam.
I have read numerous negative reviews for Everest Institute, and I am appalled at the amount of GROWN people on here who do not take responsibility for their choices and actions in life and education.
I keep seeing people blame Everest for not providing them with a job that pays over $15 an hour. Where's your part in this? I have to say that most of the complaints about the school not providing a high paying job or a reputable education seem to be without any true evidence, and frankly, that's pretty annoying and ludicrous. On the commercials, which come on daily, they clearly say that graduating will not provide you with a two- or four-year degree, but that it will provide you with CAREER TRAINING that can help improve your life and career choices.
Also, it says that you CAN find a rewarding career...they never guaranteed or promised a high-paying or rewarding career. You need to start paying attention to what people say and not put your own spin on it. Plainly put, you need to take responsiblity for YOUR inaction and lack of drive because many people have made this career training from Everest very useful and lucrative.
I am pretty young (24 to be exact), and I graduated from a top four-year college in 2008; I have my Bachelor of Arts degree. To further my education, I am currently enrolled in a local university for a Master's Degree, and I graduate May 2010. I am NOT from a privileged background (I am the first person in my family to graduate from college, and I came from a poor, single-parent home), and I have had to work extremely hard to successfully complete my education. When I graduated from college, I immediately found a full-time job with great benefits, and I made over $35,000 a year, which comes to about $18-20 an hour. I recently relocated to the midwest in September 2010 because I got married, and two months later I am still unemployed because of the tough and competitive job market.
I have been on a few interviews, and one job had the audacity to offer me $11.00 an hour without benefits! So, my question is, what makes you think that graduating from Everest in less than a year entitles you to a job making $18.00 an hour? That's completely ridiculous! I have a higher degree, which took four times the amount of time and effort to complte, and I am having a tough time finding employment because of the horrible economy. You have to understand the job market is horrendous, and employers have the choice of the most highly qualified people to choose to hire. Plus, you have to have working experience in the medical field as well as be an actual nurse or respiratory therapist to make the "big bucks."
Honestly, you should be happy that people are willing to start you off with $10 or $11 because in time you could get a raise...IF you actually work hard and put in time. That's just the way it is. Period. Also, I have student loans, too, and so do many Americans, so stop complaining!
No school has the golden ticket to employment...and sorry to say, neither does Everest despite what you think Everest should do for you. The problem is people assume that the world owes them something. I'm not trying to bash people's grammar, but if you can't spell basic words, have subject-verb agreement, or write a basic sentence, that's a major problem because I assume that when you write your resume, it has those same errors. No job is going to hire you with elementary mistakes on a resume.
Secondly, I also assume that you speak exactly how you write, so I'm sure this comes across in your job interviews as well. No one wants to hire someone who can't speak or write clearly. Heck, no reputable four-year college or university would admit you into their degree programs.
Finally, I noticed that the SUCCESSFUL and EMPLOYED graduates from Everest knew how to write well in their posts, researched how they were going to make Everest work for their career goals, and they didn't expect a high-paying job to be handed to them without any effort. Complaining about Everest is not going to get you anywhere. Blaming won't help either. In today's world, the minimum amount of education you need to get a "good" job is a bachelor's degree, so even if you go to your local community college, you'll STILL have to go back to school to further your education. Stop taking the quickest route and expecting a big pay off for doing so.
I Graduated from everest with a very good gpa me and all my classmates...2 out 15 are employed so what does that tell you!!!!!