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    • Reviewed by: Chris W, Associate
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      First of all the tuition cost that they quote is way off! For LPN it is $27,000. The teachers lectures are useless and the information that they give you are not even on the tests. They tell you it is in your reading material which you are expected to do on your own. Then the teachers are constantly talking down to you and if you make any complaints they retaliate. They are not willing to help you if you are struggling and if you ask someone else to help you they get upset.

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    • Reviewed by: M J
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      Attended Everest in Windsor, ON Canada. Big mistake. Admissions rep lied about % of placements in Business program. Instructor, is just OK. He makes u sing songs, really immature. After graduation, Employment "specialist" simply calls u with jobs on employment website (do they really pay her for that?????) To boot, President was just fired for having affair with student. DO NOT GO HERE. They have a girl teaching a class that was hired to answer the phones!!!!!! Has NO experience. These are facts - check them out.

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    • Reviewed by: stephanie H, Associate
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      I am due to graduate with an associates degree in two weeks. I was more than a little put out when the sent me a letter stating I owed $1,900. and gave me seven days to pay. The letter also stated if the balance was not paid in full I would not receive my diploma. REALLY?? A letter not itemized bill detailing what was owed and what for. Just a stupid letter. Everest you have got to be kidding me! What a huge mistake I made.

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    • Reviewed by: heather l, Certificate
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      i attended everest from 11/2008-8/2009. i still can't find a job and am unable to pay my student loans back. the only thing i can say good about that school is that i made a few friends and my teacher was nice. they cram to much work in such alittle time. the things we really needed to learn we may have only worked on them for about an hour the whole time we were there. there was very little of what we learned that was on the cert exam

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    • Reviewed by: Tawana D, Associate
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      I know a lot of people are writing negative comments about Everest and now I see why. I signed up for Everest in July 2010. i didn't see this site until after I did. Unfortunately it turned out to be a big mistake for me. Now I must say that the convenience to home was great. I enjoyed the teachers they do have some really good instructors who unfortunately are working for a money hungry college. I am withdrawing from Everest today because to the company it is not at all about your education it's about the money. I am using my Military benefits, I receive 100% benefits that cover my entire tuition but the school tells me that I have a balance due to the school because they signed me up for loans "just incase" my benefits didn't start When I called the school to confirm that these "loans" were stopped they told me "Yes the loans are removed and you are on nothing but military benefits" So why the Hell do I have loans.. When I went to the school to see why I never received a bill for my books they said "oh your loans covered your books "WHAT LOANS?" No one ever has an answer when you want to know where your money is going everyone is like I don't know... My husband did one term at my request because Everest is such a great school NOT now he owes the school $680 because they said the $1500 grant he received only paid $200 so where is all the rest of the grant. FAFSA said $ 1500 was paid upfront so where is the other $1300 Everest?? Their answer was "We'll let you know"

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    • Reviewed by: Amanda R, Certificate
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      I Graduated from Everest about 3 weeks ago, and they haven't worked at all to help me find a job. The classes were great and the hands on training was also a positive experience. What has not been a positive experience is the help I have recieved from their career services department (none). I worked my butt of in school 4.0 average and perfect attendence.The only reason I payed so much to attend their school was because I was told they would help me find a job when I was finished with school. I do not expect them to find me a job, but some kind of foot in the door would be helpful. While this is an excellent school as far as the classroom part is concerned, I would not pay to attend this school again. So my advice to you is when they get you in thier school and try to high pressure sale you into going there, keep in mind they will not lift a finger to help you find a job.

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    • Reviewed by: Mr S, Certificate
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      I contacted Everest re: their Admistrative Assistant program. The recruiter I spoke to was really nice and enthusiastic. This program included everything I wanted to learn, including Microsoft office programs. The price? 14k! $14,000!! She was very convincing in telling me how much cheaper that is in comparison to spending tons of money at a University. I was excited and took a little time to think about it. But then I read some reviews on Everest and found that the reviews are mostly negative. (Please google) I did more research...

      Everest is not an accredited school. (Check US Dept of Education or Google for info on the importance of accrediation)

      Secondly, I found the same program at a local, accredited Community College. They offer an administraive assistant certificate. A certificate allows a student to take only classes that pertain to the degree. It's a faster process, and really for someone who is looking to get into a career quickly.. This program offres the same classes as Everest's program, incl businss courses, accounting, and all of Microsoft Offices. Their price? $26.00 per unit. The cert is 35 units total, for a grand price of $910. And of course, there are fees such as health, for which I paid $24, parking passes, and books. But even with the price of books I will be paying nowhere near $14,000.

      My advise....Everest is a school for those looking to take career-oriented classes, and get through them in a shorter time frame. Most community colleges offer this option as well via certificats or AA degrees, so it would be a good idea to start there first.

      I'm on a mission to bring Everest down lol. Everest is run by a corporate machine out to make money, masked by over enthusiastic admission reps and convincing commericals. I do not support them. I was even going to apply for a job with them until I found more info. I would never want to be apart of an organization like that.

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    • Reviewed by: everest r
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      everest is a rip off....students attending everest m/a program cannot even read aloud their reports...do any of you want to receive an injection from a medical assistant that is iliterate? See everest is comparable to the mortgage debacle...where everest gives out these ehuberent loans to low income students who do not even possess a GED......everest and other private "schools" are bankrupting the government with all their questionable loans and also taking advantage of low income students and also taking advantage of young adults who suffer from learning disabilities..I myself have a very interesting story about everest breaking the law by not reporting wrong doings to law enforcement and slandering me when i tried to transfer to another campus...totally unbelieveable....everest and corinthian colleges previously had a classaction lawsuit filed against them which was thrown out by a 9th district court judge....i guess money still talks and bu_ _sh_t still walks.

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    • Reviewed by: Homey C
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      Those 5 checkmark ratings are phoney.

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    • Reviewed by: Richard J
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      I go to Ohio State University and will graduate next quarter with a degree in Civil Engineering. My sister is about to enroll in Everest school even though all of my family is telling her it is such a bad idea.

      Just so you guys know what is really going on Everest College is part of a corporation of colleges. They are a diploma mill, and even though they are "nationally accredited" it means nothing. Regional accredidation is what is important. Your credits WILL NOT transfer to a 4 year college unless it is owned by Everest parent corp. Your degree is not only worthless, it hurts you to put it on a resume, employeers look down at these school. Everest is a private school and for profit so they will take every dime financial aid, grants, loans, and grandma will give them and you will get almost nothing in return for it. You can go to a 4 year ABET college for about 16k a year including room and board. Everest charges that for a 8 month program, no room and board, and your teachers arent even real professors. Every one of my teachers hold the title of Doctor, is published, and are known in their fields worldwide.

      The degree's they offer are for jobs in which you really do not need a degree to get and the pay in those fields are slightly better than min wage.

      You go to fill out your "application" for this school, what you are acutually filling out is a contract and a loan agreement. Keep that in mind.

      Good luck to you.

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