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I just graduated from everest college in Burr Ridge, IL and it was a complete waste of money and time. They overload you with homework and tests and its a complete scam. The worst part about it is they make you work for free! I paid 14, 000 dollars to go there and now I have a job making $10 dollars an hour! It would've been nice if they told u that when u first sign up! They don't Its a complete scam! I don't see how they can actually do this to people!


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    jjlalonde Feb 21, 2020

    They don't just prey on youth I am older and they preyed on me too. They made me take out a Genesis loan so I could receive my degree. I did take out the loan and paid it off but would be nice to get that money back. I went to Everest for three years and received one stipend check. Just wondering where that money went? I also started after I got my degree at Everest to Ashford University not even a year into my degree they told me that I was out of federal money. I could not finish my degree in cybersecurity. I graduated from Everest in 2013 and my loans are in litigation. But they have not forgiven my loans yet. What about the Genesis loan they made me take out will I get that back? I didn't need to take out a private loan I still had federal aid from the board of education. Also those stipend checks that I did not receive.

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    NOT GONNA TAKE IT MOM Jan 31, 2013

    My daughter graduated from there and she did her externship at a doctor's office that had her filing paperwork the whole time. No hands on whatsoever. Then she gets a job they help her get making $10 although the school said they could find her employment making over $16 then the Dr's office fires her 4 days later because she was not trained properly at the school. She was told it was accredited and that she could transfer her credits..Well LIE she just went to register at Malcolm X college and Everest is not accredited . The course was over $14, 000 that she now has loans for and is working retail. This school is garbage and prey on our youth. I will definitely be speaking to a lawyer I refuse for her to pay any penny and everything she has paid so far needs to be refunded. EVEREST IS HORRIBLE!!!

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    cma nhatinit Oct 28, 2012

    I went there graduated in 2010 I was told that I would be in demand as a cma .it took me forever to get a job 1. I wasn't bi lingual 2 Everest has a bad rep for ghetto ### and white trash. All of whom seemed to be pregnant at the time that's beside the point. My main problem is the job doesn't pay high enough to balance the cost of going there 16, 000$ in tuition making 13.00 an hour I was lied to . I want to form a class action law suit for fraud against this school in Burridge they lied and exaggerated the genesis loan is another piece of ### loan.

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    jjlalonde Feb 21, 2020

    @cma nhatinit They made me take out a Genesis loan also they said so I could obtain my degree. A bunch of bull I am with you on the suit.

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    GloryJean Apr 30, 2011

    This schools a joke, they told me I'd make $17.00 an hour when I was done. HA!! One we didnt learn crap with Ins papers, No place will hire you because you went to Everest. So here I'am $14000.00 in debt, and making $10.00 an hour. It's all lies. They don't give a damn about you, Your family or anything else. Just the money they take from us. now I got to pay off a student loan and I'm no better off then I was before I went to the school. I feel I been taken. They know just what to say to hook you in, Please before you go to this school, read, read, read,

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    sherr19 Mar 02, 2011
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    I paid for my niece to go to Everest College in Burr Ridge Il for the Massage Therapy program. It cost me 15, 000 for the entire program. I found out when she finished that only 3 people out of 17 in the class passed the Massage Therapy licensure exam. She now is working at Victoria Secrets as she has failed this exam 3 times already. It is not a professional college obviously otherwise I would think more students would have passed this exam. They did not educate her and prepare her for the exam none whatsoever. I am one angry Aunt who feels that I have been ripped off completely by this so called college. They took my money and gave my niece nothing. I believe we all should get together for a class action suit against the Everest College and remove them from business. They are ripping people off with their lies and deceitfulness!!! I wish I had know more about this sham of a school before I wasted my 15 grand! [email protected]

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    TMC1969 Jun 17, 2010

    I'm currently attending Everest college, and I have never in my life seen so many complaints about a school online. At this time, I'm somewhat trying to remain neutral, but leaning more on the negative side of things. I have to say, I am paying alot of money to be more of less, self taught for the MIBC program. Most of my learning is coming from my homework, and holy [censor], is there ALOT! It's a good thing that I'm currently unemployed because there would be no way I could handle even a part time job with all the homework they give you. Not one of the teachers there is a Certified coder, or an RHIT. They have no credentials what-so-ever. They did have an opening for an MIBC teacher, and the requirements for the teaching position were so minimal, I was shocked. You didn't have to be a teacher, nor did you have to be a coder. My teachers are nice, don't get me wrong, but when they can't even answer a simple question for you and you have to call one of your coding friends to get the right answer for you, is a bit concerning. My biggest concern with this, is, if my teachers aren't even Certified coders, and have no education of their own, and aren't even members of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), how am I to expect them to train me properly to sit for my CCS AND CCS-P exams after I graduate? Am I being trained adequately? With all that said, and taking all the complaints, and all the money that everyone seems to have "wasted" on this so called "education" and believes that they have been rip off, scammed, and cheated out of the education that they were manipulated into believing that we were going to receive, did anyone ever think of putting together a CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT" against this institution? They can't seem to provide the externship's they've promised. I have three people in my class who are about to graduate "per se", because before you actually graduate, you have to do 160 hours of externship before you actually graduate and get your "diploma", but the school can't even provide them externships because apparently, no one will take Everest students anymore. From what I heard, there was ONE Physician practice who was taking extern's, and then stopped, because the rumor had it that the students weren't showing up, had bad attitudes, blah blah blah... I don't what the problem was, but I feel that the school should have already have MULTIPLE, and IN GOOD STANDING relationships with hospitals, physician's offices, and medical centers in the entire surrounding geographical area that were prepared, and willing to accept externs from Everest. Everest at Burr Ridge only had one for the MIBC program?? There are complaints I've seen from across the United States about this institution. I think, at this point, a Class Action Law suit would be in order, and completely appropriate for people to get their money back for an education they were lied to about, and the money that was scammed right out from under them with exaggerated lies, statistics, and flat out manipulation.

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    frisko Apr 28, 2010
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    well i am a new student at everest college in reseda cali and its my fist day today i had talks with graduates from regular colleges with a b.a and 2 friends that graduated from everest all of them told me to leave not to trust them if anyone reads this blog plz contact me asap for real though tnx lol [email protected]

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    curtis111 Apr 12, 2010

    Some lessons Ive learned after having been screwed by a "business/career/trade" college.
    1)If the school is Private, stay away from it
    2)If the school is for-profit, stay away from it
    3)If the school offers people the ability to finish a course offered at a public college or university in less that half the time it normally takes, stay away from it
    4)Do the credits transfer to other PUBLIC colleges and Provincially funded universities? if not, stay away from it
    5)are there multiple posts about the institution on educational forums and on the internet in general that are negative in nature, if so, stay away from it
    6)Does the school offer job placement assistance, guaranteed high paying jobs after graduation, scouts/employers from companies that come to the school to look for grads, a 70-90% graduate employment rate and a whole bunch of other really over-the-top gurantees?!, if so, stay away from it
    7)Does the school have multiple "campuses" spread out all over the country?if so, stay away from it
    8)Is the school on the third floor of a scummy building? if so, stay away from it
    9)Does the school seem to change names every couple of years? If so, stay away from it
    10)Does the school go through a constant change of instructors and management? If so, stay away from it
    11)Does the school employ ex-grads as teachers?, if so, stay away from it
    12)DO they advertise on tv, have a 1-800 number and do they have glossy print ads? If so, stay away from it
    -If I wouldve had a list similar to this before I enrolled in that institution, I wouldve thought twice about making said decision

    Bottom line:DO YOUR RESEARCH!!

    Brampton, Ontario
    PS- I do not put it down on my resume either. It doesnt look good. It really actually looks better stating that you only completed high school!!!

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    ohimacomplingdumbass Dec 05, 2009


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    ringer23 Jun 24, 2009

    They let u graduate without finishing ur externship??

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    frustratedexstudent Apr 30, 2009

    I just graduated from there too. First they lie saying its all hands on, well let me tell you its nothing like that. They charge you 14, 000.00 for nothing. I also found out a real school for dental assistanting is about 6000.00 dollars and thats really hands on. To leave this place to make 10.00 an hour is a joke. They lie to students saying to better yourself. ha I did learn one thing do research before going anywhere. If i would of seen all the complaints before everest I would not of went.. They tell you credits can transfer, NOT. Have to work 160 hours free oh please. I refused to do the so called externship its a waste of time. I got hired without the knowledge of everest at a dental place making 16.00 an hour. Most employers look at you and laugh when you say you went to everest its not on my resume. I wish everyone best of luck with this scam of a school. To me its not a college Its a dating place for teachers and students.

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