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Fortis College is a rip off!! I feel I wasted my time and money here and Fortis does not prepare any students for a real nursing career outside of a nursing home, because clinicals consists of CNA work!
I am a current nursing student at Fortis in Salt Lake City. On my first visit to view the school I did have a poor experience with one of the sales/enrollers, however it was corrected immediately. Other than that one incident, I have not had any problems what so ever. In fact, I find the staff and faculty to be completely professional and organized.
My experience has been, if I've asked a question and the staff doesn't have the answer, they find the answer and get back to me. In response to the person who mentioned in their review that they were never given information about who to make payment to, I have not found that to be true. Each time money is paid to the school for my loans, I receive notification from the agency who is funding th loans.
Their documentation informs me that I have 30 days in which to contest the funds they have given the school in my behalf. In conclusion,I am highly satisfied with the school and would highly recommend Forits College to any family or friends.
Officially I have been “screwed over” by Fortis which should have been a positive impact on my life. I will be sure to share and spread my negative experience with Fortis to others. I did not find the education worth $26,000. Plus it consist of poor education and services. Not to mention the school over charges for the merchandise you receive.
The merchandise is by far cheaper if you were to purchases it at a retail store. I feel the classes did not cover enough information to be confident in entering the workforce. The classes are not licensed. I find it completely wrong and miss leading to students who enter this school. The registration representatives do not tell future students the full truth on the programs.
The school is not properly accredited by recognized organizations that will consider the degrees “gainful employment”! I will not be paying the $1,000 and some odd dollars you guys are charging me for my final week. I didn’t even participate in that week. A $1,000 is absurd for one week.
I have found the Fortis “success” team worthless in every aspect. Not once was anyone one there for my question I’ve address while enrolled. Fortis College is nothing more than a “joke”! I feel sorry for future students wasting away all that money when they can use it for a real recognized education.
Another thing, I have asked 3 times who my loans are through and no one can seem to tell me. I have not gotten any information or who I make payments to. What kind of business are you guys running there? Fortis takes out loans for people without telling them who the loans are through and who to make payments too. My attorney has told me just by the school doing so I have a case. He is currently reviewing my case. From what I have been informed I will be getting all that wasted money back. Especially once the law is passed against post secondary schools.
Fortis, like any school, has its mishaps. some teachers suck, others are outstanding! Most of the teachers i have had, have made a genuine effort to help me get through school. You have to put in the time and effort to make it through the classes, but no one at the school seems happy when you fail, just bc they recieve the pay out.
As far as the administration goes, they are having quite a few issues bc of the name change and everything that their doing to get us accedidation. But i strongly believe that they are trying hard to work their issues out for their students.
Like any school, you need to do the research and check the status and background of the school. It's not the place for everyone, but if you're willing to work hard, you will come out on top and be successful in your schooling and in you possible carreer. The school is not a joke. It takes real effort to get through. I would recommemd it!!
Fortis College, Columbus is coming up very good.
The reason why you see some student complaining is because the are not ready to study hard, they still feel like they are still in high school where you will not do a serious reading and still pass their exams.Girls $ Boys grow up, you need to study, before you can pass, this nursing college and not a high school people. Stop castigating the school or the teachers. There might be one or two bad teacher, but not all of them. in fact the teacher are real trying their best.Note that this school is just coming up, and they will get. Rome was not build in a day.
im a student the school is crap. they cant keep teachers long. the teachers that are there dont care. they sre only their to get paid. i have not learned much but i figure since ive paid so much i might as well stick it out
I would NOT recommend this school. I was only there for 1 class and dropped out. From day oneof orientation it was unorganized. I completely understand how college works as I have been to college before, just changing career paths.
Hard work is a must and dedication. However I believe if your paying money, especially the kind of money that I was charged you should feel as if you are being taught something. You are better off going to a bookstore, purchasing some books and learning on your own.
My 1 class that I withdrew from cost me 6000.00 which is a joke. I will continue my career path as a nurse but definately go to a school that I feel actually does something for the money I am PAYING them to do.
Please talk to current students before deciding to go
I just had to withdraw from fortis college in westerville(columbus oh) today. I lost $7,500 but had I tried to continue my education there I would have lost even more. They are UNORGANIZED. They loose everything you give them, currently our teachers were lecturing over the books we had but tests us on books the class before us had. So regardless of knowing the book front to back you could still fail. Their grading method is horrible. And their policys are ridiculous. They are currently trying to kick out people without telling them until the last min. to keep their money. Please do not go to fortis, save your money, and save the stress. Do not make the mistake I did. I am now transferring to Hondros and couldn't be more relieved.
It is poorly managed, and it is run by teachers and the school officals in a disruptive way. Run for your dear life. I had the worst nightmare in this school. They don't have enough clinical sites, and they are biased in their clinical evaluations. It is a horrible school.
OMG!! This is the absolute WORST school I've ever attended in my life! The teachers are young and very unprofessional who like to involved themselves in student mess.
There were at least 3 fights among students since I've been attending. The school has NO SECURITY so of course the students just fought until other peers or even teachers could come and break them up!
The dean is nothing but a joke! He is definately not there to help students! He bangs on desk when he can't get his point across and he doesn't listen to students opinions.
This school is soooo unorganized. Several students are to go on there externship in a couple of weeks but the catch is you have to have at least 4 shots before you can go, well, to school never once informed students at registration or orientation that this would be required!
They waited until 6 weeks before we're to go out to tell us! Not to mention those shots range anywhere from $85 to $165 apiece! Then they tell us, "if you don't have them you will not go out"! Does this sound like a school who cares about their students??? I'm warning you PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND this school! You will regret that you did!!!