Everest University Reviews - CLOSED
Student & Graduate Reviews (225)
I have been attending Everest University online formerly FMU since winter term 2009 and have had no issues with receiving my degree once completed as i never had a balance on my account either but I also took the smart option and opted to have any refund on the balance sent to the school first for any expenses and then to the lender as payment on loan. did it the other way before and was in more financial trouble then when I started.
I am sorry you had a bad experience with the school but this is an accounting problem not the educational portion of the school. I also have found Everest Online to have the most core classes I needed to prepare aduquately for law school and everything thus far is exactly what I will be taking the first year at law school which will more likely to be Cleveland Marshall School of Law. Due to geographical boundries
but I have had no real issues other then poor class room involvement, team members not participating and such. but other then that the instructors are sometimes slow to reply back but we are too and should understand this action may not be purposeful. but all in all I am very satisfied with my education with Everest U although more people recognize the former name and I must always more then not associate the former with the present name.
I completed my associate's degree at Everest on October 2010 and to this day I have not received my degree. When I went to pick up my degree they gave me a surprise saying that my degree cannot be released becuase of a balance I owe the school. Their excuse is that I owe them a balance.I was told that I was receving two refund checks and that one check I had to return becuase it was for an amount that I owed. I never received a second check. They tell me that the second check was sent back to the lender and I was not informed.Another thing is that I signed a paper saying that any refund checks are to be sent to me. I told the business office that and the person told it might have been done in error. They made an error and it is costing me money and I do not have what I had worked hard to earn. They gave the ledger of my accounts and it does not tell if it is books or tuition. They just give you numbers that do not make sense.
Another thing issue is that the school is not offering enough core classes for your major at a campus, which forces you to take online classes. The online classes are difficult because the professors take 3 days to answer your emails and you are left stuck until you get a reply. The professors are harsh graders and do not do very good jobs explaining course materials. Right now the courses require all work to be turned in on a weekly basis instead of every two weeks like it use to be. There is no lecture or powerpoint presentations and the professor do not get provide good feedback on class discussions. The financial aid specialist are clueless. They do not offer grants. they just push you to get loans that will add up tp ridiculous amounts.
I would love to have the government invesitigate this school and stop the scams that EVEREST UNIVERSITY is doing on all students and return everyone their money. This school is corrupted.
The only reason I chose this school was because I have a child and wanted a school that went all year round. This allows me to finish in a decent amount of time and see my son more often everyday. This school was recommended by a friend.
I was doing fine until they started messing up my finances. I had enough to pay for my classes through various grants, scholarships, FA, and MyCAA. The process to enroll was seamless. Easy and painless. However, the day that I had a concern with my money, they no longer answer the phone. I would have to start leaving horrible, tactless emails that threaten to take my money somewhere else for them to call me. They are all about the money and will screw you over. They are so clueless about what is going on and does not allow access to the simplest information for the students.
What am I talking about? You know those portals all "traditional" schools have? You know the ones where you can view unofficial transcripts, grades, and student account activity? They don't have it. You have to depend on calling them. Thats it. They don't even mail you your student account activities or aide rewards for your records. They are suppose to do this. Instead they keep you blind. This is how they want it to be. I am going to finish this award year and transferring back to my old school. Just say no to Everest and Phoenix.
I have read the reviews on here and to be honest I was shocked. I just finished my first 2 classes here. I have had 2 advisors but both have been very helpful. Some say that this is a school for lazy people, I disagree. It is what you make it. I was in a class that had teamwork assignments and only some of us contributed well the ones that didn't that is on them. You do not get graded as a team you do get graded on what you put in to that team. The professors I had were awesome and really helped me feel comfortable and I feel like I learned alot.
As for the financial Aide advisor, mine was great she told me everything I needed to know. I recieved grants and had to take out loans and she explained everything in detail and if I did not understand I just asked her and she would help me. I do not worry about a refund because the money I do not use is going back into my account for more classes. I do not expect to be supported by the money I recieve to go to school. Some of the reviews were quite harsh,no business is perfect and make mistakes but no one should say this is a bad school because it is not.
Everest has given me the confidence to achieve my dreams. I love this school and would recomend it to anyone willing to work hard. Everything you get out of anything in life is what you put in it.
I have an A.S in Criminal Justice and I wanted to get a B.S. degree in Business Adminstration, but was told that I needed to get an A.S. degree in that field first. I didnt know that by doing so it would eat up all my funds and i couldnt get my B.S. degree unless I pay for it. After that then I can go for my Masters degree in which more funds would be available to me.
This is not what I signed up for. I asked for one thing and was given something I didnt want. I even talked to the Dean of Students to get this corrected and I thought it was. I feel like i have been raped of everything I wanted and tried to do. This is not fair and very misleading to me.
I loved my course of study which was MIBC. I loved my instructor who was on point and knew her stuff. I absolutely hate the student services people and my externcoordinator was a joke.
For all the money i've spent on my education. The amount of time and effort I put into my grades. Which by the way I maintained a 4.0 from start to finish. I have yet to be placed for my externship. I get the run around on signing off of paper work so I can even leave to start my externship because my government loans are hung up somewhere between A and B. Which I can do nothing about. I feel very let down.
I would not reccommend this school to anyone solely based on the externship BS alone
Please do not enroll in this school. I finished my Master's in October and still have not received my degree. They will tell you before graduation that you owe an outstanding amount of money. They will hold your loan and will not accept your calls. If they do accept your calls they will constantly lie and give false information. This is no joke. I am still waiting and they will not tell me anything about my funds or give me my transcripts or degree. I was warned but did not listen.
I read a review earlier that had said that Everest is a business and NOT a university. Just for giggles, I looked up the information at the accredited Council for Higher Education Accredidation website at www.CHEA.org
Firstly, Everest IS AN ACCREDITED HIGH EDUCATION Institution. I have received two AS degrees and I am currently working on my BS. What you pay for it what you get. One year of school (full-time) costs me roughly $12,000. Not bad considering I hardly pay a cent out of my own pocket. Maintaining a 4.0 GPA helps also. I have been attendin everest for 5 years and I absolutely love the school.
Despite the fact I enjoyed the class this school is not a school. Its a scam. Financial aid is a joke. Be forwarned you will not get your refunds. I took a class in August and I still do not have them. They said they were redoing their system. Please do not waste your time energy or money.
I have been a student at Everest for a year. I was fully aware of the money that I was spending on school and the time that I will be spending attending school. I ASKED the questions. People are to quick to point fingers at the school these days without researching each school that they apply to.
Did you ask how financial aid works with an online school versus a traditional ground school? Did you know that you don't get as big of a refund at an online school...most of the time...because you don't have the same school expenses, such as, housing, food, medicial center, etc?
Did you ASK about cost per term before you decided to attend? Did you break that tuition price down to see what is comes out to be per class? Does the school cost per credit or per term? Did you compare schools? Did you ask about their accreditation? Is it regional or national? Do you know the difference? These are questions that ANY student should know BEFORE signing the enrollment agreement.
It's not the university's fault for not sharing if the student did not do their research.
Everest University is a good school. The instructors are helpful, the cirriculum meets all the standards necessary for a national accreditation, it has a good reputation, it's been in existence for many years, it's a solid institution, and IF you compare tuition cost...it's more affordable than most other online colleges/universities. Not to mention all the benefits they give back to the student...career center, resume building, interview skills, laptop help.... For the students to be...ASK the questions!!