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If I could give UMA zero stars I would. I applied for my bachelor degree, with another college and was told during the transcript review that my associate degree is a diploma and UMA is not regionally or nationally accredited. I'm in debt up to my eyeballs. I do not have the funds to re-take my associate degree and my bachelor degree plus at my age, I do not want to graduate in my 50's. UMA states they are accredited and I do in fact have an associate degree, this came from a manager. UMA has blamed the other college saying that it is up to the individual college if they accept UMA credits or not. So four different colleges telling me the same thing about the accreditation and me having a diploma instead of an associate degree is every college's fault but UMA's. Career services is a joke they send you for jobs not even in your degree field. I graduated as a medical admin assistant and was being sent for jobs like a pharmacy tech and dialysis technician. UMA's response, well you use your degree in those fields. I was a paramedic, there is a major difference between a dialysis tech and a medical admin specialist. UMA always points the finger at everyone else, they refuse to take ownership of their own faults, like accreditation and career services sending you random jobs you are not qualified for.
I started this college November 2015 for Healthcare Management. I excelled in school even though I went through major health issues. My advisor and instructors were very understanding and encouraging to keep me focus. When I finished my very first career advisor was awesome. I built a strong bond with her and everything was great until I was switched to someone else. Everyone after her was absolutely horrible. The Career advisor department is some c***. They don't respond to emails or return phone calls. They need to coach you for employers who don't want to hire became of lack of up to date experience. I am very disappointed with this department which makes me regret going to the school. I'm Looking for work outside of what I went to school for. What a complete waste of time and money. WISH I HAD WENT SOMEWHERE ELSE.
This story starts with the fact that I was stupid enough to let UMA guilt trip me into enrolling, the entire time I kept telling them that all I want to do right now is research what colleges are out there so I can pick the best one for me. The advisor told me he understood this and that in order to get accurate pricing information for the program I was interested in I would have to enroll. I was stupid enough to believe him, although the entire time I kept asking and making sure that the enrollment process wouldn't mean I would automatically be placed into classes and get charged - he assured me they wouldn't though he couldn't say much more on the matter. So I go through, look at the classes and decide that they aren't for me. Except now it's too late because I'm getting about half a dozen emails and around 3 or 4 phone calls a day from them. And now I just got an email saying I have been enrolled in a class! When I went onto the site to figure out what's going on the helper had absolutely nothing useful to tell me - she wouldn't even let me know how to finally get unenrolled from them. I had my suspicions before, but now I really don't think this is a legitimate school and I absolutely recommend that any prospective college goers stay far away from them. They may say that are an accredited school but let me tell you this: ITT Tech, the college my father went to, said they were a recognized and accredited school, they even had commercials all over the place. Except when he got his degree and tried to get a job, absolutely nobody would take it. They lied and pretty much stole thousands of dollars from him. I wouldn't be surprised if that's what UMA is doing so I repeat: DO NOT GO HERE.
PLEASE READ THE REVIEWS BEFORE ENTERING INTO THIS COLLEGE!!!! They continually harass you with phone calls and emails and even texts!! They do not stop! I did great in school and was able to maintain my 4.0 GPA so that is good, however, you can do that with any online school! This school CONTINUALLY did not know what the other person was doing and was constantly asking me for proof of me speaking to so and so. Ridiculous! I do not need to prove my integrity to them. If I say I received it, well then I received it. Also, surprised by the amount of emails from supervisors that could not form complete sentences and even wrote as if English was not their first language. Disappointing. Glad I did well, but please consider the possibility of an enormous amount of highly annoying correspondence. Terrible!
I entered UMA in 2017 in the Medical Billing and Coding Program, and graduated in July of this year. Not only did I absolutely love the program, the instructors, advisors, and career services have been extremely helpful. After graduation, career services immediately started sending my resume out and sending me links to job openings in my area. I got a job within a little more than a month of graduating making good money. I would recommend this school to anyone that wanted to pursue schooling online. Theyre great and Ill definitely pursue another degree through them!
The school was wonderful! I never at any point felt like I was left alone to figure stuff out on my own, my advisor called every couple of weeks to check on me, tell me I was doing a good job....they send out email reminders that we had assignments due, mid-term progress reports. Absolutely wonderful all the way around and now that I've graduated they went out of their way to help me secure a job. Highly highly recommend the school to anybody looking for an education in a career change
My experience at UMA has been great the staff is very helpful and there was never a time I was left with questions unanswered I graduated with honors and they are helping me get a job in my career of Medical Billing or a career similar to that I can say that UMA has changed my life in so many ways and I thank them for all there help I'm glad I chose UMA as the school I wanted to attend I understand people have there own reviews about UMA whether it be good or bad but my own personal experience with them was nothing but good to all the future students attending you made the right choice with UMA and I wish you the best in your future career to the UMA staff thank you I really appreciate all you done and I know I will make you proud .
I enjoyed my time at UMA. The instructors were nice and reached out with concern when they thought I might fail a class. My academic advisor was helpful in explaining things like the tutoring services if I needed them. Currently, I am dealing with my career advisor who is helping me to find a job. Yes, I would recommend this school to friends and family.
Long story short I enrolled in the new Spa Management program. Was told after completing the associates program I could sit for the certified spa supervisor exam given through international spa association. I already had a bachelors and didnt need an associates but I wanted to be a spa supervisor so this was the only program I could find. At the time, ISPA would only let you take their exam if you were currently a spa supervisor already so UMA led me to believe by taking there courses I could take the exam. My materials actually came from ISPA however I later found out that they just had a professional membership with them but never promised their graduates could take the exam. When school was over I tried to take the exam at the ISPA convention and wasnt allowed to register! They told me I couldnt take the exam and my school was not valid for them to accept smh. I was devastated especially since now I had over $30k in student loans. I graduated with my bachelors on scholarship with no loans so I was distraught. Then I found out through my loan distribution that they took out 17 individual small loans each gaining interest separately. Its nerve wracking. Im trying to get an education lawyer now to see if that will help. I tried to dispute it with the school, talked to the Dean and he pretty much said I should be happy I had a degree in spa mgmt and that should help. Im like sir I have spa experience and a bachelors so this was a waste. He wouldnt respond further. The spa program disappeared off the face of the earth right after. BS school and I plan to fight
If you're considering going to Ultimate Medical Academy, please reconsider, the online program may be fine for some but for me it was a complete nightmare. I had only a few instructors that actually were available to me when I needed assistance and when I left messages for them, my calls were rarely returned. A lot of the time, I felt like I was teaching myself. I graduated with my Associate Degree in Medical Billing and Coding only to be told after the fact, that I needed to also get my certificate, I would've liked to have been told this while still attending classes. Now I am finding it very difficult to find work in my field and thousands of dollars in debt. Thanks for nothing UMA.