Fortis Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (117)
Fortis "Institute", formally Medvance Institute, is a money making, scam of a school. The term "for profit" definitely apply's to this clown college. You will be recruited with great zeal and promised the moon but in truth,the administration and financial aid "experts" are simply watching the cash register as the sheep, I mean students, are lead to the slaughter. The honeymoon ends as soon as you sign your name on the dotted line.
The ITBT program (a supposed combination of IT and biomedical technology) was formed with only enough forethought to qualify it as a Major. We didn't receive enough training in EITHER field (only four biomedical courses) by a revolving door of unqualified,inapt temporary (see adjunct.) instructors who, for the most part, were only concerned with keeping the charade going. To add insult to injury, the program was eliminated after the school couldn't recruit enough suckers to make make it financially viable anymore.
After graduation, the joke of a career services department, will bombard you with tons of "leads" that have nothing to do with your major or, multiple 10 dollar an hour help desk jobs. (most of which you can't do either, unless you received training prior to attending this money making, meat market) All this for a 30,000 dollar fleecing. Trust me.......DO YOUR RESEARCH and run........don't walk!
Fortis institute is the worst. The incompetance of the administration is exceeded only by their ignorance. Instructors are career drop-outs and indifferent.< One of our x ray instructors lived in his van in the parking lot! The dean was a fool.
Once they get your payment they dont care about anything at all. The one that gave me the orientation looked me straight in the eye and lied about RT and BMO and careers.
RUN, STAY AWAY FROM FORTIS. The ciriculum is not even close to what they teach. the certificates are worth nothing.
If you show up for the CPR/first aid classes, you get the card. Foris is a money machine, not a place to get an education.
I recommend you find another school for Dental it's not worth the disrespect and offensive ways towards the students. It' s a really badly structured school with word,excel typing etc all in one room and no teacher attention
First off, if you are in the Salt Lake City area and are looking to go into the Nursing field, Fortis is not a school that you want to consider. The faculty are unprofessional, the curriculum is non-existent (all we do is read out of the text-books/power points) and students are constantly threatened to be kicked out or ignored when we go to the nursing director for any issues, and she displays obvious favortism towards some students while she kicks others out or just ignores them.
When it's payment time, EVERYONE knows your email address, phone numbers, etc etc. Use this as your fair warning. Please do research on any school you plan to attend. Fortis took advantage of my desperation to start a career. To sum it up, DONT attend fortis. DONT give in to the whole "we are a great school and have great instructors" bull----, and DO go somewhere else. DONT WASTE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY'S TIME HERE. THEY DONT CARE IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN OR DYING LOVED ONES.
I would not recommend Fortis College, formally Medvance to ANYONE!! I attended the school and spent over $15,000 dollars and ended up without a diploma. The school is very disfunctional and no one cares. My entire class complained over and over but nothing was done.. but by that time we had already sunk thousands into the school.
The school was being bought by Education Affiliates and changed names from Medvance to Fortis. I have never been lied to from adults as much as these people have in my entire life. Now I'm without a diploma and none of the credits I received will transfer. There are other Allied Health Schools out there, please stay away from this one!
I attend Fortis in Cincinnati. They are very unorganized. Some of the instructors care about you and your future and others do not. As for the rest of the staff they just want your money and keep your money. When its time to get financial aide checks (money that you have overpaid) it takes forever to get your check back. I feel like I am in junior high again, with drama in the classroom from classmates as well as drama with the staff members. You are treated by everyone like your a little kid.
This is the worst experience I have ever had! The school is unorganized. No one ever knows what is going on. You pay 24K for nursing and they don't even have classrooms or enough instructors.
The DON doesn't care about the students. The administrator doesn't give a damn about the teachers or the students but is the first one to ride students about payments. Do not make the same mistake and come to this school. I wouldn't recommend the school to anyone. I wouldn't come back to this school if it was free or even if someone paid me.
The staff there are a team of bullies. They talk to you like you are crap after you have signed your named on the dotted line. Even the overweight Worst excuse for an education money can buy.
This school is absolutely ridiculous. This school is the perfect example of an institute that only wants your money. They are soo helpful and tenative during the application process and even at Orientation.
However, once you sign your paperwork and begin your first day of class, it's like you walked into a completly different facility. Its administration vs student, and you're completly on your own. The staff bullies students and will talk down to you. They are not there any longer to help you to succeed. I was suspended for 2 days for an act that I was not responsible for (and I even proved it), I was also placed on probation for what would have been the up to my graduation date (a year and a half later) and they required me to call a 1-800 number and speak with an over the phone counselor and they required me to tell them I was having "behavioral issues in school", which I have NEVER had.
They also told me that I needed to not speak with any other students in school and that I needed to isolate myself from the class (this statement was made to me via the Assistant Director of Nursing). I was also told that I am offensive and I intimidate my instructors because I speak fast and clearly do not have a "southern accent", making it obvious that I'm not from the South (this statement made directly to me from the Director of Nursing). This was all in result of one "incident".
I highly recommend anyone to not attend this college because you won't be satisfied. Personally, I would rather attend a college that is more focused on my academics and helping me succeed, rather than a college that puts unneccessary stress into my already stressful nursing program. Anytime there is a "problem" in class, the teachers won't bring it to your attention but instead will run straight to the Director and "write you up", resulting in disciplinary actions and they won't allow you to defend yourself.,/p>
In addition to the turnover rate for staff being outrageous, this school is way overpriced and when you choose to leave this school to persue your education elsewhere, its highly likely that your credits won't transfer. This school is a cross between a boarding school and high school. In my experience as a college student at other schools and a degree already, I have never seen a more unprofessional school in my life. I completly regret my decision of ever attending this school and unfortunately, my 29 classmates agree.
I kept thinking positive hoping things would get better, but not. Disorganized classes and instruction poorly planned, very poor hands on training. Made me feel inadequate during my rides on the truck. Spent way too much money for this training. I wished I would have gone somewhere else like many classmates did.