Dental Hygiene Student - 4/10/2016
Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year: 2018
"I was really excited to go to this school when I first started. I had two friends that had gone there and were currently working as Hygienists. So that's a good thing. However, I feel like the quality of education I am getting is actually really bad. Other Dental Hygiene schools in the area didn't have anything good to say about Fortis either. I had teachers passing us when we were all failing tests (literally failing, 60% was a high score) just to pass us and move us along the program, just reading slides they didn't even make, falling asleep during class, it was awful. The financial aid office is just one lady who doesn't really know what she's doing. It is always so hard to get a straight answer about tuition and books. The school does an "estimate" for what your books will cost each quarter (usually $450) and charge you, even if your books don't end up costing that much, or you deny your books and buy them from amazon. It really feels like all they care about is getting paid. I was also lied to about the degree, when I was applying I was told that the dental hygiene degree was a bachelor's program, and one other girl in my class said they told her the same thing. It's just an associates, which is fine, you won't get paid any less as a hygienist for only having an associates, you just have less opportunity for future career options, and if you have a bachelor's it is always easier to get a job over someone with a lower degree. Overall, I would not recommend this school to anyone. I am currently trying to transfer schools, I have heard that the credits won't transfer anywhere (That should tell you something right there) but I am still trying. The girls in my class are great and some of the teachers are very helpful and really care about you, but the school overall doesn't feel like a college, just poorly taught classes with a desire to get as much money out of you as possible."