Ultimate Medical Academy Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (190)
I absolutely love UMA the best choice I ever made in my life. I need a online school because I am a single mother and I came across UMA. I graduated in March of 2017 with my associates degree in medical billing and coding. I found a job in June, and when I told the school I found a job in my field. They sent me gifts and a card congratulating me. Call me with everybody in the background cheering me on. It was such a great feeling. Love UMA hope you find this review helpful. be blessed =)
With over 13 years in the administrative field, I moved to the US in 2015 and was hoping to continue along that path. After seven months of job hunting and still without a job, I decided it was best to go back to school and change my focus. I signed up with UMA in May 2016 as an online student to study Medical Office and Billing Specialist, and graduated July 2017 with a 4.0 G.P.A. My overall experience at UMA was a good one filled with many challenges along the way. The Instructors are knowledgeable in their subject areas and found creative ways to make online learning fun. Member of the support staff was also there to ensure that your needs were met. I have no other institution to compare UMA with, and I don't need another. If you are seeking a healthcare tertiary institution to better your career, UMA is the place to be.
At UMA you will have a choice to either go to school on line, or on campus. There are so many classes to choose from since I like helping people I choose the MAA associates degree. The staff call you to see if there is anything they can assist you with as well as you can earn Honor roll, Dean's List, and many more.
This was the best decision I've made. UMA was awesome. The staff was great and the classes were pretty easy. I graduated with a 4.0. I've seen some negative comments about calls and emails...well answering your phone or email is not a requirement. They are just calling to encourage you. They are a great support system for those that don't have any during the course of time. Make your choice based on what's good for you!!
THIS SCHOOL IS VERY GOOD. YOU HAVE PEOPLE CALLING CHECKING ON HOW YOU ARE DOING IN SCHOOL. WHEN YOU ABOUT TO GRADUATE THEY HELP TO PREPARE YOU TO GET A JOB. I HAD NO PROBLEMS I LOVE THIS SCHOOL. THEY DO MOCK INTERVIEWS TO MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT TO SAY WHEN YOU GO ON YOUR INTERVIEWS FOR A JOB.
LET ME START OFF BY SAYING THAT I JUST STARTED UMA. AND PLEASE READ VERY CAREFULLY DO NOT I REPEAT PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL. THEY ARE TERRIBLE. MOST OF THE GOOD REVIEWS ARE FROM THEIR OWN DEPARTMENT. I CANT TELL YOU HOW DISGUSTED I AM WITH THIS SCHOOL. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND GO ELSE WHERE. I AT FIRST READ THE REVIEWS TOO AND THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE THEM A CHANCE. WRONG!!!! AND I SERIOUSLY REGRET IT. I WISH I WOULD HAVE STOPPED AT THESE REVIEWS AND CHOSE SOMEWHERE ELSE TO GO. THEY ARE LIARS, THEY RAISE YOUR TUITION WITHOUT TELLING YOU AND THEN SAY THAT THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO DO IT WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION. DON'T DO IT PLEASE ONE STUDENT TO THE NEXT. WHEN I TOLD THEM A MONTH LATER THAT I WANTED TO DROP OUT THEY THREW EVERY EXCUSE THAT THEY COULDN'T TRANSFER ME TO THE DEPARTMENT THAT HANDLES MATTERS LIKE MINE. I TRIED CALLING BACK TO GET SOMEONE ELSE THEY WILL PUT YOU ON HOLD TO READ THE NOTES AND THEN SAY OH IM SORRY THAT DEPARTMENT IS NOT AVAILABLE. LOL. THEY ARE A JOKE. AND IT WONT BE LONG BEFORE THEY ARE SUED. IF YOU WANT TO GET STOLEN FROM, LIED TO, STRESSED OUT, THEN BY ALL MEANS THIS IS THE SCHOOL FOR YOU. BUT IF YOU DON'T WANT TO HAVE THE HEADACHE THEN DON'T GO. AND IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME GO ON FACEBOOK TO THEIR WEBSITE AND YOU WILL TRULY SEE HOW CRAPPY THEY REALLY ARE. PEACE AND LOVE FOLKS.
Please take the time to READ this before making a decision for school. UMA (Ultimate Medical Academy) is a SCAM! This place promotes online courses to conform to your work schedule but what they don't prepare you for is the constant threatening emails, daily multiple text messages and phone calls that you will get if you don't log in when they think you should. If you have state college classes that can be transferred to the school forget about that because they make every excuse in the book to not do it, This school is only interested in keeping people so that they can get paid. When the instructor called to find out when I would get chance to log for my discussion I could hardly hear her because of the daycare she must have been running in the background. I understand they might have another job but when you are an instructor and want to communicate with a student you need to sound and act professional and please go to a quiet room so that the course can be discussed. I have taken online classes before from an accredited State school and they understand you are an adult and give you the freedom to do the work you need to submit by a deadline. You get a syllabus, study, and take a test and then move on to your next course. Granted that some homework may need to be submitted and that has a deadline but the constant calls and text are never given as to stress the student out like UMA does. I finally had enough and wanted to WD from UMA and it was only then that they were concerned to finally look at my classes to transfer and put me on the NO CALL LIST so that the constant text and calls are not made. There is NO COMMUNICATION that goes on between the staff that works there and you will feel like a hamster spinning in a wheel talking to people. If you have a full time job or maybe more than one job to support your family this is not the school or program for you. This place must have a quota to meet daily on the amount of calls they need to make in order to say they are helping people. When you want to WD from the course they make it extremely hard and uncomfortable to do so. This place charges as arm and a leg for a certificate. Lesson learned to myself that I should have done better research before choosing this school. You are basically paying for a certificate and then after really researching this school find that many people are left in debt with very few even working for the certificate or degree they pursued, Please be warned and really do your research before choosing this school.
My college is very smooth,but are money hungry,they go to your fafsa and deciedes for you, what you should pay back. What schools accepts loans f or you and do not let a student decied if they want subsizied or unsubsized loans. You may just want a grant, or you may want all moneys , because you are the one who has to pay back. I would not let this school get you in debt and they do not display what you actually paying for, I do not trust them and may withdraw after doing more extensive research. Can I transfer credits , is this school official, and why I cannot mkae my on finacial decisions with my fafsa. Bad Scool and who does that?
I would not got to this one they make it sound good because it is a online degree program , but in turn the cost is so high you walk away owed loans about 50,000 this is after the deplete your Pell grants and any other grants. I kept telling them that they were charging me more than what the program costed and every time they just said no this is correct. And no courses from this college will transfer to a another college so if your wanting to further your career you have to start all over again. I think that the federal government should step in and refund have UMA refund all of their students the cost that they spent. There should be something that little people can do to get help.
This school was the best school I had ever attended! The staff was helpful in finding any information needed for you. Not only that, the student advisors were so into you and your well being, that they would call you to check on you and also had a listening ear for when you needed someone to talk to. They are very helpful!!! I LOVE THIS SCHOOL and looking forward to attending one of their SISTER schools to go further into my education!!!