"My program is pretty cool. I have professors that care about my, and others, performance, attendance, and overall education. Most of the classes are interesting, and if they aren't, professors try their best to make the classes appealing to their students. I cannot wait to finish my program and take what I know to the field."
"I attended Fortis College from 2015-2017. The school is a great enviornment to learn and my instructors were amazing and willing to help whenever needed. The school even helps you get a job at the end of the program, and they really did set me up with a sucessful job near my house. Overall, a wonderful school to attend."
"Do not judge every Fortis by what you read because where I went (Richmond, Va) was great for dental assisting. It has CODA accreditation and the instructors know their stuff. I was nervous but prepared for my extern and even got hired making good money and PASSED my CDA. I am glad I went there and had the instructors I did, they really help you learn the material and help you with personal stuff too. They really care. THANK YOU for everything! (Richmond, Va)"
"DON'T GO TO THIS SCHOOL!!!They all about money. Teachers don't know the material they're teaching. They talk and teach you like your in high school. Teachers always leaving their room for minutes at a time when they suppose to be teaching. They have the same three teachers teaching three different subjects. Teachers only been in there field for 5 years and teaching classes. You credits DO NOT transfer to any another colleges. Your better off going to a four or a two year college. I would not recommend this college to anyone else."
"I am the parent of a graduate. First, the college is extremely overpriced for the education received.Second, professors and deans do not respond to calls, texts, emails or communicate when contacted without multiple efforts which may or may not result in a response.Finally, gainful employment is very difficult with a fortis certificate."
"Fortis Smyrna...I've read the other reviews and I felt the need to submit my own. In every place in life, you get out of it what you put in. There was a lot of turmoil and a lot of frustration with staff, but there was a huge lack of effort from so many students. Attitudes of ALL kinds and a mix of character. The students ranged from 20-50 yr old avg of 20 somethings... maturity is only that of the beholder and it is not "high school" it is life! Every school has its ups and downs, but I truly believe that I received a top notch education. Gossip is everywhere and what you see is not necessarily what is going on behind closed doors, good and bad. Everyday in my career I can still hear my instructors voices pushing me to be better, stronger, and more confident in my abilities. The students are all coming from different stages in their life and looking to succeed as best they can in their situations. Even the turmoil helped prepare me for "real life". I am grateful to EVERY instructor, even the one I hated the most. They taught me that most important in life is, seek and you shall find. If you can see obstacles as opportunities you will go far. I'm a huge fan of Fortis and the HYG program. I never agreed with the crap and want/ed this program to thrive. But it is a young department in which every term they seek to grow and improve. I believe that the biggest problem at Fortis, like everywhere else, it is run by humans. Ppl make mistakes and some are bullies and some are sweet and caring and helpful and bottom line, no matter how they go about their tasks, EVERYONE there truly does want the students to succeed! I'm thankful for Fortis Smyrna and I highly recommend this program. Don't read into all the bullsh** because everyone experiences everything differently. Ms. JL, I thank you for teaching me to shut my mouth and just say yes ma'am, I'm a better person and a great hygienist bc of it! BTW, the school part of your career is only the beginning... in practice is where you really are the RDH! Good luck!"
Eric Goodman, Ph.D.
As the Vice President of Education, I'd like to thank you for sharing that you are a "huge fan of Fortis" and the dental hygiene program! We are thrilled to hear you recognize that we truly want students to succeed and that you'd "highly recommend the program". You are so right that in life you get out of it what you put in and that attitude will certainly serve you well and you continue to do great things in your career. Thanks again for the wonderful praise and that you're a great hygienist now - we wish you the best in your future!
"Not worth it.not at all. you won't able to work at every dental office as EFDA. this school just want your money. As soon as signing up for this school, you won't be able to cancel/ no refund. you will be upset for every single step at this school. I posted this to just let people know. if you like your time and money do not wasted at Fortis"
"I went to Fortis College Phoenix for Dental Assisting and it truly changed my life. I am now attending for Dental Hygiene 5 years later. It gave me direction when I didn't have any. Class sizes are small and staff truly cares. Some teachers can be a little frustrating with lack of organization or aloofness if you will, but the majority have priceless experience and knowledge of the field. Would recommend!! Only you can change your life."
"I received my associate degree in dental assisting- graduating in 2014. I would like to say that it's been great ever since- but it hasn't.! It's cost me an arm and a leg- and unfortunately none of my credits transfer anywhere. I've wanted to go back to school, and it will put me EXTREMELY in debt if I do. The school is incredibly over priced for what they offer. It was easy breezy curriculum- however they do not have the best reputation. Taking the plunge to college is a tough decision- especially when it comes to loans- and they are very pushy to take your money. They do not appreciate their students. (Fortis Cuyahoga falls)"
Dental Hygiene Student
"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."