Everest University Online
Review Averages: 4.4 out of 10 (44 reviews)Everest University Online offers a variety of nationally-accredited, career-focused degree programs in areas such as accounting, criminal justice, homeland security, and paralegal studies. Everest students benefit from career services such as career planning and assistance with cover letter preparation.
Everest University Online Reviews:
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
May 2, 2012
I have almost completed my Associate Degree at Everest and am happy to say that I am pleased with the whole experience. I have put alot of time into my studies and I feel as if it has paid off. I graduated from HS 31 years ago ad was rather worried about the whole college experience, however, I have maintained a 4.0 GPA while taking extra courses every term and feel as if I have obtained the knowledge needed to begin my career.I researched the ABA accredited programs before enrolling and they ARE included as an accredited program, therefore, I am quite confident that the program is suitable. However, the education that you recieve is only as good as the effort and commitment that the student puts into it. Online education is not for everyone and without commitment and discipline it is worthless. This is the fault of the student and not the college. I have experienced, through many class discussions,students that do not put forth any effort and who cannot spell nor speak properly as well as post responses that are not even closely related to the topic. Do not blame the college, the program or the instructors, blame the lazy and uneducated students. My professors have been very helpful and thorough as well as all of my instructors in any of the law related classes I have taken are Attorneys, which in my opinion qualifies them to teach what is needed. If a graduate does not do well in the job market, maybe he/she did not put enough effort into his/her education. I myself am very pleased with Everest and plan on continuing into the Bachelors program with them. I feel as if I would do well in a law office today, even though I am 8 classes away from graduation.
24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Do your homework BEFORE ENROLLING!
April 28, 2012
I saw an ad on TV one day and decided I should enroll in school. After all, I had nothing to lose and everything to gain right? Well, after a quick and easy enrollment process I was being shipped books and taking classes in no time. I should have done my homework and really researched schools instead of just going for the first thing on tv. The enrollment process was quick and easy and they do send you out a laptop to do your studies on, which is charged to you and included in your financial aid costs. Books are also shipped to you so you never have to worry about buying books and making sure you have the right book for class. Classes are pretty easy. I mean you have to do the work, but they are not as challenging as I felt I would have liked. Do I feel like I got an education? Yes. Could someone easily pass the program doing minimal work? I have NO doubt in my mind someone could. It was easy, unchallenging and minimal work required. I was unhappy with Everest halfway threw my program because I felt it was too easy and this is when I realized I should have done more research. Everest University is a NATIONALLY accredited university which means that the Deparment of Education reconginzes Everest as a learning institution but they ARE NOT held to HIGHER such as institutions like Penn State University or Havard which ARE REGIONALLY accredited. Very few regionally accredited institutions will transfer credits over from nationally accredited colleges. In fact, I was more than half way done with my degree and Regis University would only transfer in 12 credits out of 60 and that was like a slap in the face! I decided to stay with Everest and finish out my degree because there are schools out there that DO ACCEPT the credits as long as the degree was completed, but you have to do your homework. School selections are limited and it can be very frustrating to be told that the degree is not recongized. I also don't like that the transcripts are not available online and have to be requested, where I know other institutions have transcripts readily available to students to view on the student portal. Overall I feel like I got an education, but not for the amount I'm now in debt.....
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
March 7, 2012
Everest University Online has the worst Student Servcies ever. They are incompetent. The right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing and this creates several problems for the students as in my case. I am in debt now for thousands of dollars because my financial aid was not processed correctly and it delayed my studies. I was not notified for four months about this debt which could have been cleared up. I completed my studies October 2011 and have not received my Bachelors Degree because of this debt. I was preparing to walk at graduation and was not allowed to. I desperately wanted to do so and was entitled to, I earned that much. I have not heard anything else from the University since I finished except harassing phone calls about the debt that I have been paying on time, although minimal. I don't believe that I owe the amount they are saying. They did not provide proof of my debt as I requested multiple times.
23 of 29 people found the following review helpful
I wish I had done my research
September 21, 2011
The only half decent thing about this university is the technology. I should have known that any college that sends you a free computer may not be worth my time but I made the mistake and enrolled. It has been awful since. I applied at the end of one month and got calls from 5 different people within one day. They walked me through a less than stellar financial aid process and had me start classes on the following monday. Getting everything done was literally a 1 day process. The financial aid office is so horrible. They refuse to break information down to you in a way that you can understand. Being that I went in blindly, I am not getting 5 calls a day stating that I need to reapply for a loan that they had me apply for previously. That's going to have to go on my credit because I'm not going to apply for a loan a second time when it wasn't even a govt. loan. Now that I'm going to a different college, no one from Everest will return my calls or assist me with getting things cancelled out smoothly. Honestly, I just want to return this computer they sent me but.....I don't know. Word to the wise, be smarter than I was and do your research before trying to go to this college. It will cause you less headache and grief!
23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Don't Waste Your Time
August 25, 2011
DO NOT waste your time, effort, or money! I started here in May of 2011 and since then have had nothing but problems out of everyone there. When I started my finicial aid was suppose to be taken care of, I was to owe no out of pocket money what-so-ever. 3 weeks into the course, I was contacted and another estimate was drawn up. From what they told me I was to actually recieve a check from them, from a loan on my schooling. Its the end of August and I still have not seen that check. I called "literally" everyday for 6 weeks to ask about this situation. I had to get my Uncle who is a lawyer to call and get a person on the phone. They said that something went wrong with my finicial aid and that they would fix it and get in touch with me in two weeks. It's been two weeks and again I haven't heard a thing. I recieved an e-mail earlier about them switching my finicial advisor, this will be the 3rd time. So pretty much if you have a problem, they pass you off on people until you get fed up and let it go. I plan on withdrawing as soon as I post this review. Also the teachers have no remorse what-so-ever, I lost my mother at the end of June, when I asked for an extention on work, I was told I couldn't get one and I would have to FIND the time to get it in or recieve a zero.
22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
April 11, 2009
i HATE TO SPEAK BAD OF SOMEONE OR SOMETHING BUT THIS IS SERIOUS THIS UNIVERSITY IS NOT FOR ME I WANT MORE FROM MY UNIVERSITY. THEY ARE NOT A BAR ACREDITED SCHOOL, THEY HAVE NO INTERSHIP AND THIS IS HEARSAY....5 OUT OF 10 STUDENTS THAT ARE HIRED BY A COMPANY, THE COMPANY HAS REPORTED THAT THE STUDENTS ARE NOT AWARE OF WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO. THE SCHOOL IS TAKING MY MONEY AND MY DEGREE WILL BE WORTHLESS IF I STAY. ( NOT ) I WILL BE SEARCHING SOON I PLAN TO NOT ATTEND THIS SEMESTER.
21 of 28 people found the following review helpful
February 29, 2012
When I enrolled I asked a lot of questions, I also did my own research, I shopped around and compared other schools. Some of my classmates did not and they feel they're being ripped off - they're not. They just didn't listen to what they were being told. It is a private institution, it will cost you more money than a community college. If you want to transfer credits - it is at the discretion of the receiving school. Do your research and ask questions next time.
19 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Everest University Helped me go to Univeristy of Oklahoma
August 5, 2011
I went to Everest Univeristy Online or Corinthian Colleges adn have my Associates. I applied to the University of Oklahoma where I was admitted so I can earn by Bachelors. Here is how many credits transfer. TRANSCRIPT TOTALS (UNDERGRADUATE) -Top- Attempt Hours Passed Hours Earned Hours GPA Hours Quality Points GPA Total Transfer: 64.064 64.064 64.064 64.064 190.85 2.98 Overall: 64.064 So I am halfway done to earn my Bachelors from the University of Oklahoma home of the Sooners. One good football team. This regional accredited school has a good law program which I plan to pursue later in the future. It is possible for everyone out there to have credits transfer from a national accredited school to a regional school. I am happy also because of tuition with OU.
19 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Unhappy Student at Everest University
October 4, 2009
I am wonder if it is a voilation to a Federal Law not to disclose to students that Everest University credit hours can't be carried over to any other institution. I spent 30,000 to obtain a 2 years degree at Everest University, I do not like them at all, but if I want to obtain a 4 years degree I must borrow money and spend time all over again and my all ready spent 30,000 + the 28 months I attended Everest will be worth nothing. Is this fair to consumers? I was mad at Everest University because they are a very disorganize school, I can never find the right help there, when I found out that my money has been spent for nothing I got madder. How can I defend myself from this, I feel I have been ripped off!, there have to be a law in place where learning institution should make people aware of facts like this, specially when there is so much money borrowed involved. Is this a violation to the Fair Credit Act?
18 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Thank you Everest University
February 15, 2013
I have been a student at Everest online for right at a year now, and I have never been so proud. I have been holding a 3.6 GPA and made the Dean's list. I also was sent an invitation to join the American Honor Society. The only reason for anyone to have problems is if they are not putting forth the effort. I have no help at home, only me and my professors. Student services has been a blessing as well as the help desk with any problems I might have online or with my laptop. It has been a wonderful experience. To those of y'all who are having issues, it is most likely your own fault. You have to put forth a lot of effort, but is that not what it is about? When I started I have a limited education with a GED and a fifth grade education to back me up. If this was not a good school, do you think I would have lasted a year doing this well. Everyone has be very helpful and easy to work with. Stop complaining and learn from your failures and push forth to success. It can be done if you want it bad enough. If it wasn't for Everest, I would not be back in school getting an education. Thank you Everest! Jennifer Lafontaine
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