Keiser University Reviews - Associate in Medical Assistant
Review of Medical Assistant Associate Degrees
This college is the worst college I have ever attended to. KEISER UNIVERSITY just want to take your money. Don't go there because you will end up with a 3000 dollars debt and ofcourse they will not give you a transcript until you pay the full balance. They don't care if you graduate or not they just want the money.
I thought this school was going to be a good choice at first but now I am looking for a school to transfer to instead. They make this school sound like it is going to work well with your work life or family life but in reality they don't. You are better off going to another school. I have had issues with professors marking me absent while I was in class, failing to put my homework in the grade book and claiming I was not there nor turned in said assignments. The Dean takes sides with the instructors more so than the students just because "Nobody has had a problem with our instructors! Only you!" and makes you feel like you can't accomplish or pass the class. No support for students, at all. It's expensive/ If I am paying way more than another campus, my teachers should be phenomenal, the school should care and HELP YOU SUCCEED. Not sit back and watch you fail with a smile on their face... Not all instructors and staff are bad though, there are some instructors who will help you pass the class even if they have to drag you over the finish line. Some people on the staff are pretty excellent as well.
Keiser University is a great school. It is accredited however it is very expensive but well worth it. My teacher is amazing as she is very understanding. The class and program in general is like a family to me as everyone gets along when working together. I will be furthering my education all the way to a doctorate degree. I love this school very much and think everyone else will as well.
The staff is very uneducated and unorganized when it comes to helping you sign up for classes. This school is also very expensive and not worth the money at all. I learned a lot but was taken advantage of when it came to how much an associates degree online cost. $45,000 ! It was my first time going to college and I didn't know what to expect to pay. I Graduated in 2014 with a 3.8 GPA. Once I Graduated it was hard to find a job as a medical assistant and Keiser University wasn't much help. You are just a number and a paycheck to them I would suggest researching other options and not to become a Medical Assistant. Job market is non existent and employers want you to have at least 1-2 years of experience. No one wants to give you a chance. I am changing careers and going into business Marketing for my bachelor's with a different online college and I hope it isn't the same situation.
I started off in the Medical Assistant program with the understanding I would need to secure a site for my externship/perceptorship within the first 6months. 3 months go by and an academic advisor calls me to find our if I was successful or not. I told her no I was not. She proceeded to tell me, "oh yeah, your state is very difficult to secure a facility. We have only been successful in one facility." The facility is 3hours away from me. So for 3months I would have to drive 3 hours there and 3 hours back, find daycare for my two kids, come up with gas money all to volunteer (no pay) for 3 months in order to graduate. So I switched my degree to Health Services Administration just so I could graduate with a degree of some sort. I get to the end once again and am told I must start a new financial aide package for my LAST class. Financial aid will not cover my last class so I must come up with $1700 out of my own pocket or qualify through a private lender. Neither of which I can do. So $30,000 of student loans later, 2 years of my time online, I have NOTHING to show for it.
This is an awful school. Terrible experience. Don't bother going to this school unless you want to be treated like a high school student. You are surrounded in a class full of ignorant people, who instead of working together with you, bully you like you were in grade school. Not saying everyone was this way, but my class had absolutely no respect for anyone. My teacher in front of everyone asked why I got the grade that I got on a test, which was an 85. Mind you, I have children at home to care for, and I was too tired to study. Not that it was everyone else's business to know anyway, but, she blasted that question in front of everyone while returning the graded exams. And, in one other instance we got into an argument and she chose to ask everyone in the class, if what I was saying was true. What went through my mind was, first of all.. is this argument between you and I, or you, I, and the class? By the way, there are completely unprofessional, and rude staff that likes to gossip while you take tests (*in the library*). Almost all the computers are damaged, and wifi sucks. Bathrooms stink all the time, and there is mildew/mold everywhere. Unbelievably, we were asked to go in and clean a classroom, before using it for the rest of the term. Are you kidding? For the tuition that we pay, we are required to clean up a classroom that was left a mess by the people who were there before us? Let's not forget to mention the one roach that crossed the hallway once. Vending machines in the "cafeteria" ate up your money, and it was a pain in the ass to get it back. Last but not least, the icing on the cake. I graduated in February 1, 2015. Since then, it has been up to Keiser University to send my transcripts or what ever document is required to the appropriate organization so that I could take my Registered medical exam and my X-ray license (Basic machine operator) test. We are now in April and I have not been able to take either exam because Keiser University Orlando forgot to send my transcripts. I already fixed my problem with my Registered Medical Assisting exam (application was rejected because of my transcripts not being sent from keiser), and I just received a letter from the department of health saying that they also rejected my X-ray license application, because they are missing my transcripts as well. So, please decide very well if you would like to attend Keiser. It is very costly, for the very poor treatment you are in for. Not all the campuses may be this way, but just do your research. This was just my experience here in the Keiser University Orlando Campus.
I currently attend Keiser Melbourne as a MA student, I was skeptical at first because of all the negative reviews however I am happy with my decision. I finish in a few months, and I must say the teachers are great. It is a fast paced learning environment, and its more expensive. I agree with some of these reviews it is not for everyone. I like the hands on experience here and the fact that I will graduate with my AS degree along with some certifications that I was not aware of when starting - those include phlebotomist, EKG, CPR, and basic x-ray.
DONT COME TO THIS SCHOOL!!!! THE INSTRUTORS ARE GOOD BUT THE FRONT OFFICE WITH THE FINANCIAL AID IS SO UNPROFESSONIAL !! HERE I WAS A GOOD STUDENT MAKING GOOD GRADES AND THEY ALWAYS WOULD END MY CLASS !!! THEY ARE TOO QUICK TO PRESS THE BUTTON OR TELL YOU .YOU CANT CONTINUE THIS CLASS WITHOUT A PAYMENT. IM LIKE KEISER REALLY .. YALL JUST ALL ABOUT MONEY THIS AND MONEY THAT ! THATS WHY THEIR GRADUATION PERCENT RATE WENT FROM A 80 % TO A 50% GET REAL!!! FINANCIAL AID REALLY SUCKS BECAUSE THEY DONT SEE THAT YOUR TRYING TO MAKE PAYMENTS ..THEY DONT CARE AND ANOTHER THING THAT I HATE SO MUCH ABOUT THIS SCHOOL IS THEIR LACK OF RESPONDANCE!!! WHEN I CALL OR SEND AN EMAIL I DONT GET NO RESPONSE UNTIL AFTER I GOT KICK OUT OF MY CLASS!!! AND THE FRONT DESK ALWAYS SAY OH .THEY END WITH ANOTHER STUDENT BUT WHEN YOUR ON CAMPUS THEY DONT BE DOING ANYTHING BUT SITTING DOWN ON THEIR BEHINDS AN EMAIL EACH OTHER ABOUT LUNCH!!! NOT A GOOD LOOK KEISER ESPECIALLY FOR OUT OF STATES STUDENTS!! GO TO DAYTONA STATE OR SOME WHERE ELSE NOT HERE !!!