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IN MY OPINION AND BY MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: The lack of competence to perform their obligations will become very obvious once it is time to find a job after your externship (which are primarily sites taking advantage of the free labor they can acquire from for-profit educators student body, yet a requirement to get your diploma). The San Bernardino campus in particular does not understand or exercise privacy. They have taken my concerns and made them known to my classmates.
I preferred to handle matters professionally hoping to bring resolve. That is why I'm here now, to share with you my consumer experience. One career rep had the nerve to tell me to go door-to-door to find my own extern site and that she would be meeting with students two weeks out to get acquainted with our needs then. Yet I was finishing my 7th mod in 3 days. My instructor engaged the Career Services Director at the campus at the time on my behalf to help me resolve the matter. I sat with that person and as it turned-out all they heard was, "Bla-blah-blah," because when it came time to having another rep place me, I asked, "Did they tell you my needs (and I elaborated) and was told "No" they had not."
During that arranged externship, the "Pilot-program" that was to contact me and visit the site during my externship didn't call me until I already completed it, and they never visited the site while I was there. They didn't know I completed it. UEI Staff did not communicate effectively with even their own staff. As a consolation I was offered some coffee at a local retailer, along with a box of chocolates, as they watched me complete my evaluation form. Our conversation was with expression to resolve the matter and be positive so I was way to nice on my evaluation form, she got me! I "SHOULD-HAVE" been brutally honest.
I also applied for a particular job on my own while waiting for another rep to submit my resume to them, because I was told he would be. I had had two interviews with that company before that rep finally made his call to them. He didn't call me first before doing so either, cause if he had, I would have been able to let him know I already been their twice for interview and it was going well.
Another rep asked me to volunteer my time to continue in an externship in hopes that the site would offer me a job. I thought, "Hmmm, let me see...time is money, oh wait, that's right, not UEI's money, my money, money I have to pay back in student loans. Are you kidding? She has to be kidding, right?" NOPE, according to UEI, she wasn't kidding. TRUTH/FACT: I did not hear from that department pro-actively. They are reactive, but not very timely or effectively. I would call, e-mail, text, and wait, and wait, and wait some more. I would get a reactive response from them that was all lip-service on how I'm a priority (and yet nothing is happening). No proactive communication on their part, no follow-up on their part.
OPINION: I could have taken the same course from a distance learning program online, that cost 90% less than having to report to the classroom without having to encounter gossip, distractions, and other high-school behaviors from adults. ALSO, if you want to be a certified coder that makes 5 to 6 figures, contact professional coding organizations and take their CPC course - because that is what you are going to need. FACT: UEI does not offer the CPC Exam that employers want or require. It is still about 90% less in cost that UEI.
ROP classes are cheaper for your basic office skills and far more reputable believe it or not. If you are already an office professional that can type, I do not recommend you going to learn what you already know. WHERE I AM NOW, its Feb. 2011, UEI dropped the ball and I asked for a refund. All they could say is that I should have canceled within 7 days, they violated my privacy by including unrelated individuals into our private matter, and they failed to professionally meet their obligations.
Dear consumer, I hope that by the time you are reading this, it is not because you are already having a bad experience. Heed these warnings and continue to research a more effective way to get what you need to enter the medical billing field.
Ok, first of all let me start by saying that I have worked for this college. I was getting my Bachelors Degree at a real university, but I needed a summer job & worked here temporarily for about 3 months. I wasn't an admissions rep but I was surrounded by them. I'm giving you some insight information. These "for profit" colleges just want your money. Yes, they do lie to their students. If you notice, financial aid (if you even get any) will only cover a substantially low amount of your cost. Even if you don't make a lot of money, they will tell you that financial aid cannot cover your costs.
Another major issue that baffles me is that these potential students sit here & listen to these uneducated reps on how important it is to get an education...hmm, see something wrong with this picture? How can someone that didn't go to school to get an education, preach to you about the importance of one?! Trust me, all of these people are hired without degrees. Only about 1 out of 10 probably have one. They are just good at sales. They just want your money. It was so sad to see these poor potential students coming in with their ignorant parents & let these uneducated idiots brain wash them into spending their life savings on a career where they will end up making 15 bucks an hour.
I don't mean ignorant in a negative way but in the way of "they don't know any better". The instructors are so underqualified, it's sad. If you don't know any better, never finished high school, never went to another school, then there's no way for you to notice, but I saw & knew the teachers they hired & let's just say that my 16 year old sister can probably do a better job. They do not care about your education, they want your money. That's why they are for profit schools. Now, you can always make the best of what you have.
It's true that if you want to succeed, you will succeed no matter what school you attend. However, as someone that saw what goes on behind closed doors, I felt it was my duty to put it out there, to maybe change the minds of some of you that are debating attendig this college. Being there for 3 months was far too long. They prowl on single mothers, high school drop outs, & people that are eager to get a second chance. They give you only 7 days to cancel for a reason because they know 7 days is the least amount of days they can give you, which is in no way enough to make a judgement. Just to let some of you know, most adult schools & ROP offer these same degrees for less than $1000.
Also, most accredited colleges & universities will give you full coverage financial aid. You just really have to look at your other options before you invest in this money hungry school. They are not worth your money.
I have attended UEI San Bernardino campus for the total of 3 modules. During my short time here I have been assigned 2 different reps,also 2 different teachers. This campus is not very organized, the employees are for the most part un-friendly, and are failing in the area of communication. My privacy rights were violated by the registrar office, and a complaint has been filed. Upon not being able to respect privacy, the school is not stocked properly either. Medical supplies is not available, and time is not well managed by the instructors either.
I was mislead when joining the campus into thinking that it was a professional learning environment. Please dont waste your time or hard earned money attending a campus that does not care about your proper education, this campus doesnt have an honest leg to stand on.
the people below me writing reviews... either you were absent too much, or your a horrible student. you seriously, get 100% hands on help & they walk you through the entire schooling. san marcos campus is very polite, nice and helpful.
professionalism is key and if you dont have it, your not going to make it through ANY school. dental students from uei are at a 98 % success rate. everyone who is just ranting about how bad the school is obviously didnt make the best of thier time here, if you are willing to go to school every single day with a bright face on then you will be more than likely to get hired right out of externship.
so i wouldnt listen to any of these low life students complaining about how they cant get an education, when they probably didnt even graduate high school. everyone you talk to or come into contact with is a huge help here.
To Anonymous post on January 07, 2011, yes one does have the opportunity to take advantage of the schools 7 day cancellation policy. However I love to rain on parades and it looks like storm weather for you. Let my first statement be that although, there maybe a cancellation policy 7 days is hardly enough time to gauge whether or not one is making a sound investment in ones future.
As for the judgments you have made they could be no further from the truth. Most students strive for perfection when put in a position of investing their hard earned dollar into their education.
This school has made an art of scamming students financially. As for the instructors one could not find a group less qualified. And yes one can learn from the book but students are not paying to learn from only a book if that were the case I would sit at home and just read. Not to mention for what we pay we should be afforded the best materials and learning aids possible especially if I am sinking $15,000 into my education. As for those who have posted before myself I am sure that their command of the English language is equal to that of your own.
In your narrow minded myopic rant I have managed to site many discrepancies with your own grammar and verbiage. So let those that have been cheated speak their discontent and find their peace by allowing them the opportunity be heard without your oppressive droll. In my parting thoughts UEI will find any and every way to cheat you out of your hard earned money as will as the education you deserve. It would also be of interest to everyone considering attending UEI. That the Department of Education (D.O.E.) is currently investigating multiple allegations of fraud.
I started my program in the Medical Assts. I am on my 3rd mod and love every day of it. From the get go, I started getting hands on. This was so important to me since I love to learn by being shown.
I would highly recommend this school to anyone. As my favorite admissions rep stated, it's an investment worth a lot. As a young mother it really didn't sink in till I had nothing left to give to my kids, though they see me on a daily basis getting ready for school and they would tell me how happy and proud they are.. People say on this site that this is a rip off, though they do not understand that no one force them to register. it was our own free will. My representative said from day one, I need to make a choice. Good advise from him was, I need to take control of my destiny.. Be the driver instead of a passenger.. As the driver, we control where we go. As a passenger, you are letting other people control you..
Thank you UEI San Bernardino, I can’t wait to walk across the stage and received my diploma.. Better yet, I am looking forward to my career.. who do? San berdoooooooo…
I dropped out after 4 months because of false promises, efforts to get me to graduate at all costs, and the myriad other complaints that students have when the For Profits gobble up your student loan money. I am rather curious about the terms of this website. You cannot leave a message to any of the posters. You cannot send a message to any of them and have the webmaster send the message without revealing any information about the poster. Also, it seems unusual that the messages posted can be altered.
if anybody is going to uei dont!!! its a scam they dont help you look for a job, and if you get hired from a job and you dont like the pay, they will blame you!!! so its best to not ask them for help they never have job leads everytime i go its the same !
problem oh were waiting to hear from the employer i know they dont like me so if anybody is looking to file a complaint i am in iam also contacting channel 11 news and contacting the b.b.b i took the pharmacy tech and graduated promised to be having a job and be succesful career... i got hired in a pharmacy they wanted to pay me 8.25 a hour are u crazzzy heck noooo! i have a loan i have to pay that is not enought! so i am tired and going to do something bout it!
..Everything was good. I loved my teacher, and graduated just fine. BUT.. After is when I started having problems. They didnt send what they needed to send to get me the things I needed so I can apply for jobs. I had to call continuously and no one ever responded
UEI....what can i say good about the school.
Nothing! It's a waste of your time and money. I attended back in 97 and i wish i would have just went to a regular community collage to get what i wanted. 7 days to decide if you want to do this? Not enough time. you should at least get two weeks. At first i liked it. but it wasn't challenging because i spent a lot of time in doctors offices i knew all the procedures and stuff. After i finished I got a nice job then i became really i'll and could not longer work. That student loan has cost me well over 20k and for what? UEI is over priced and really just a quick course.
This is medical people, you shouldn't want to get through a medical program in 8 months!. There are some success stories, but there are more horror stories. But my advice is to go to your local community collage, get a grant and have them pay you to be in class...lol