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There has been a lot of negative reviews for this school, and I will be adding mine. But I am most interested in finding out how to NOT pay this loan now. I was deceived by the recruiter. I was informed that I NEEDED this education and experience in order to get my foot in the door. When all was said and done, 3.89 GPA and 120 hrs externship (that means I worked for free). I could not land even a min wage job as a Veterinary Assistant. Most prospective employers informed me that they were surprised that we didn't even get an X-ray Certification out of this, let alone any official accreditation. I would love to say that I had GREAT teachers, but the fact that they KNOW what a scam this is, and they let their students go on being deceived?? It's not ethically right. So! If anyone can tell me how to get out of this loan, I would sure appreciate it. Being a single mom with 4 kids to care for on a limited income is not easy, and I work hard to just keep a roof over our heads. I don't see any reason why I should have to pay for their lies and my wasted time.

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There has been a lot of negative reviews for this school, and I will be adding mine. But I am most interested in finding out how to NOT pay this loan now. I was deceived by the recruiter. I was informed that I NEEDED this education and experience in order to get my foot in the door. When all was said and done, 3.89 GPA and 120 hrs externship (that means I worked for free). I could not land even a min wage job as a Veterinary Assistant. Most prospective employers informed me that they were surprised that we didn't even get an X-ray Certification out of this, let alone any official accreditation. I would love to say that I had GREAT teachers, but the fact that they KNOW what a scam this is, and they let their students go on being deceived?? It's not ethically right. So! If anyone can tell me how to get out of this loan, I would sure appreciate it. Being a single mom with 4 kids to care for on a limited income is not easy, and I work hard to just keep a roof over our heads. I don't see any reason why I should have to pay for their lies and my wasted time.

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Carrington as a whole may be okay but if you are considering attending as a student please RETHINK ! There are so many other trade schools that would be such a better choice. I was disgusted by the end of the veterinary assisting program!

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Carrington as a whole may be okay but if you are considering attending as a student please RETHINK ! There are so many other trade schools that would be such a better choice. I was disgusted by the end of the veterinary assisting program!

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I just want to express that Carrington College Portland, OR campus have many hard working staff who really care about the success of their students. When you read reviews here from disgruntled folks bear in mind there are probably other

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I just want to express that Carrington College Portland, OR campus have many hard working staff who really care about the success of their students. When you read reviews here from disgruntled folks bear in mind there are probably other

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I used to work there ten years ago in the office and that place was a mess and extremely unorganized. After reading the reviews I just learned they had changed their name from Apollo to carrington I figured since they still use that cheesy tune in their advertisements\n\n.Now that I am thinking of going into the medical field I began looking for schools in the area and good old Apollo college popped up in disguise....I am glad I worked there to know that the old president of the school (my boss) at the time was a total douche and sleeping with the admin or (personal assistant) and after I got sick and tired of doing her job while they were taking two hour lunch breaks or longer instead of managing a school I just quit caring if I worked there or not especially when I did not feel confident with their conduct of business and student relations. The school had issues with being accredited and the internships never happened and job placement department was none existent and the gal working there did not care about the students which I was cross training to help assist her with students and she complained about having to blow people off because she did not have time to deal with them. I felt so bad for the students with whom some I befriended and there were a few good people and teachers but this was ten years ago so who knows now. It was hard to see these students dedicate themselves to this class and the school really only saw them as paychecks and it is what you make it after you graduate anyone can go out and get a job if they got excellent grades and persistently searches for job placement - as for any hopes getting help finding work good luck with them... they are going to file you away give you a lame excuse and move on to the next person.... BEWARE

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I used to work there ten years ago in the office and that place was a mess and extremely unorganized. After reading the reviews I just learned they had changed their name from Apollo to carrington I figured since they still use that cheesy tune in their advertisements\n\n.Now that I am thinking of going into the medical field I began looking for schools in the area and good old Apollo college popped up in disguise....I am glad I worked there to know that the old president of the school (my boss) at the time was a total douche and sleeping with the admin or (personal assistant) and after I got sick and tired of doing her job while they were taking two hour lunch breaks or longer instead of managing a school I just quit caring if I worked there or not especially when I did not feel confident with their conduct of business and student relations. The school had issues with being accredited and the internships never happened and job placement department was none existent and the gal working there did not care about the students which I was cross training to help assist her with students and she complained about having to blow people off because she did not have time to deal with them. I felt so bad for the students with whom some I befriended and there were a few good people and teachers but this was ten years ago so who knows now. It was hard to see these students dedicate themselves to this class and the school really only saw them as paychecks and it is what you make it after you graduate anyone can go out and get a job if they got excellent grades and persistently searches for job placement - as for any hopes getting help finding work good luck with them... they are going to file you away give you a lame excuse and move on to the next person.... BEWARE

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The director (Diane) of this Carrington Apollo College in Portland, Or told us that the school is all about the students! But what about the patients? Does this mean that if a student makes a mistake and hurts a patient accidentally, that the student is always right and the patient must endure the pain or mistake?!!! You would think that a good dental college would think highly of the patients and their needs also. And the patient not to be considered as just a type of lab rat for a good grade! I think the attitude of the director of this school needs to be more compassionate, patient and caring for the patients just as much as the students! Otherwise, why would anyone want to come there for dental services and treatment???

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The director (Diane) of this Carrington Apollo College in Portland, Or told us that the school is all about the students! But what about the patients? Does this mean that if a student makes a mistake and hurts a patient accidentally, that the student is always right and the patient must endure the pain or mistake?!!! You would think that a good dental college would think highly of the patients and their needs also. And the patient not to be considered as just a type of lab rat for a good grade! I think the attitude of the director of this school needs to be more compassionate, patient and caring for the patients just as much as the students! Otherwise, why would anyone want to come there for dental services and treatment???

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Horrible experience at carrington college. Not what it claims to be. Am actually talking to an attorney about a class action lawsuit. I want reimbursement for the $13,000.00 tuition and the time I spent or should i say wasted, attending here. if you are interested in joining a class action lawsuit please email me at carringtonlawsuit@hotmail.com I will pass your info on to the attorney, alot of people have been taken advantage of thru misrepresentation, its time we put our foot down, I feel that the time lost, I will never get back, but some reimbursement will help. i would never have passed my state board exams, if I had not gone on my own, and researched information on the internet about dental assisting. The teaching they provide as well as materials are not enough. They told me that they are accredited and they are not, at least not with the ADA like they led me to believe. Hands on experience? thats a joke, unless you count doing each procedure 1 time on a dummie experience, there is alot wrong with this college I cant even begin to dive into it all here, problems from registration, pressuring to sign up NOW, to financial aide problems, they just can get it together, PLEASE contact me and pass the word, again the email is carringtonlawsuit@hotmail.com

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Horrible experience at carrington college. Not what it claims to be. Am actually talking to an attorney about a class action lawsuit. I want reimbursement for the $13,000.00 tuition and the time I spent or should i say wasted, attending here. if you are interested in joining a class action lawsuit please email me at carringtonlawsuit@hotmail.com I will pass your info on to the attorney, alot of people have been taken advantage of thru misrepresentation, its time we put our foot down, I feel that the time lost, I will never get back, but some reimbursement will help. i would never have passed my state board exams, if I had not gone on my own, and researched information on the internet about dental assisting. The teaching they provide as well as materials are not enough. They told me that they are accredited and they are not, at least not with the ADA like they led me to believe. Hands on experience? thats a joke, unless you count doing each procedure 1 time on a dummie experience, there is alot wrong with this college I cant even begin to dive into it all here, problems from registration, pressuring to sign up NOW, to financial aide problems, they just can get it together, PLEASE contact me and pass the word, again the email is carringtonlawsuit@hotmail.com

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I attended the Dental assisting program at Apollo in Portland and finished in 2009 with a 3.0 gpa. I finished my externship in Jan. and didn't recieve my diploma until September! I called and emailed and finally I had to tell them I would sue them if I didn't get it so they finally sent it to me. Even though I live in Washington they said they could help find a job. LIE!!! No one would help me and it is now 2011 and I still don't have a job in the dental field. No employer takes this education seriously! it was worst 13,000 dollars I ever spent! I found out that the local community colleges let you work on real patients and at Apollo you work on only dummies! The externship they sent me up with was a joke, the dentist couldn't speak english very well and they never let work on real patients because I wasn't registered in the state of Washington as a dental assistant, and you can not register until you have graduated! I thought I was on the road to a new career but now I am working a low paying job trying to raise my child

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I attended the Dental assisting program at Apollo in Portland and finished in 2009 with a 3.0 gpa. I finished my externship in Jan. and didn't recieve my diploma until September! I called and emailed and finally I had to tell them I would sue them if I didn't get it so they finally sent it to me. Even though I live in Washington they said they could help find a job. LIE!!! No one would help me and it is now 2011 and I still don't have a job in the dental field. No employer takes this education seriously! it was worst 13,000 dollars I ever spent! I found out that the local community colleges let you work on real patients and at Apollo you work on only dummies! The externship they sent me up with was a joke, the dentist couldn't speak english very well and they never let work on real patients because I wasn't registered in the state of Washington as a dental assistant, and you can not register until you have graduated! I thought I was on the road to a new career but now I am working a low paying job trying to raise my child

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Wow...so not only was I rushed to sign up for classes because the class started the next day...I was told that I would qualify for numerous grants. I have received the Pell Grant but I should also be receiving the FSEOG grant, and the grant for my grades. The last 2 are done through the school's financial aid department. I have called numerous times and they have told me that I have to call the state financial aid and that it is not done at the school. I get this run around every time. I am so upset. The university said that my out pocket expense should be very limited because of all the grants that I would qualify for. So far I am in debt 32K and still have 5 more classes to take. The online classes are BS to. an instructor writes 3 questions and you answer them and respond to other students responses, then you write an essay at the end of the week. Overall I am paying almost 2K a class to social in a structured manner with other people that I could do at the local coffee shop. I want to leave the college but the classes DO NOT TRANSFER!!!!!!!!! RUN AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL!!!!!!IT IS HORRIBLE...plus look out how much money they had to pay out in a lawsuit 6.7million dollars for lying to students about the above mentioned. I say that all of us should get together and start another class action suite against them...It is not okay for a college to do this to a person who is trying to better themselves!

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Wow...so not only was I rushed to sign up for classes because the class started the next day...I was told that I would qualify for numerous grants. I have received the Pell Grant but I should also be receiving the FSEOG grant, and the grant for my grades. The last 2 are done through the school's financial aid department. I have called numerous times and they have told me that I have to call the state financial aid and that it is not done at the school. I get this run around every time. I am so upset. The university said that my out pocket expense should be very limited because of all the grants that I would qualify for. So far I am in debt 32K and still have 5 more classes to take. The online classes are BS to. an instructor writes 3 questions and you answer them and respond to other students responses, then you write an essay at the end of the week. Overall I am paying almost 2K a class to social in a structured manner with other people that I could do at the local coffee shop. I want to leave the college but the classes DO NOT TRANSFER!!!!!!!!! RUN AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL!!!!!!IT IS HORRIBLE...plus look out how much money they had to pay out in a lawsuit 6.7million dollars for lying to students about the above mentioned. I say that all of us should get together and start another class action suite against them...It is not okay for a college to do this to a person who is trying to better themselves!

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I graduated in August it's now November I still have not received my Diploma and the Registrar will not return my phone calls to tell me when I will receive it. Apollo/ Carrington's career services is a joke as well they have not helped with finding me a job they claim to send me e-mails but it's funny how I never receive anything from them...they say their e-mail must be broken lol... what a load of B.S.!!! Should I continue to give you more reasons of why you should not attend this school how about they let anyone and I mean anyone into their school!!! They let this guy into the class I was attending that was fine and all until I found out what kind of monster he really was he sexually harassed me and threatened to beat my fiancee up with a baseball bat because he was obsessed with me...he tried sexually assaulting me, telling my fiancee he was going to have sex with me, slapped my ass, etc you named it he tried it...then I find out not only he is sexually harassing me he is harassing 5 other female classmates and some staff members as well...So I go forward and tell the Dean and other school officials what has been going on they said that they would deal with it and he would no longer be attending their school... Ha was I a Idiot all they did was say to not talk to any girls in the class and to sit in the front away from everyone else!!! Also to the person that attended the school in Mesa that is also where I attended and you are right a lot of people their look like they just got out of prison and some of them actually drank alcohol during their lunch hour!!! I also owe them no money I paid cash and still I have no Diploma to show for it not even my official transcripts and graduated at the top of my class. I can keep going on but I wont...the only good thing I got out of Apollo/ Carrington was a amazing teacher that went above and beyond to help her students. So whatever you do I recommend doing your research and go to a community college or university its worth the time and the money . REMEMBER APOLLO/CARRINGTON IS A AWFUL SCHOOL!!!

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I graduated in August it's now November I still have not received my Diploma and the Registrar will not return my phone calls to tell me when I will receive it. Apollo/ Carrington's career services is a joke as well they have not helped with finding me a job they claim to send me e-mails but it's funny how I never receive anything from them...they say their e-mail must be broken lol... what a load of B.S.!!! Should I continue to give you more reasons of why you should not attend this school how about they let anyone and I mean anyone into their school!!! They let this guy into the class I was attending that was fine and all until I found out what kind of monster he really was he sexually harassed me and threatened to beat my fiancee up with a baseball bat because he was obsessed with me...he tried sexually assaulting me, telling my fiancee he was going to have sex with me, slapped my ass, etc you named it he tried it...then I find out not only he is sexually harassing me he is harassing 5 other female classmates and some staff members as well...So I go forward and tell the Dean and other school officials what has been going on they said that they would deal with it and he would no longer be attending their school... Ha was I a Idiot all they did was say to not talk to any girls in the class and to sit in the front away from everyone else!!! Also to the person that attended the school in Mesa that is also where I attended and you are right a lot of people their look like they just got out of prison and some of them actually drank alcohol during their lunch hour!!! I also owe them no money I paid cash and still I have no Diploma to show for it not even my official transcripts and graduated at the top of my class. I can keep going on but I wont...the only good thing I got out of Apollo/ Carrington was a amazing teacher that went above and beyond to help her students. So whatever you do I recommend doing your research and go to a community college or university its worth the time and the money . REMEMBER APOLLO/CARRINGTON IS A AWFUL SCHOOL!!!

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I went to Apollo/Carrington College for the veterinary asisstant program in Portland, OR. When I was their half of the microscopes didn't work properly, the IDEXX machine and other out-dated equipment they had there also didn't work properly most of the time. We were always running out of supplies-slides, etc.We would have to hide some of the supplies so we would have some to use during our lab time. Ridiculous, huh? That's what I felt! What was being done with the $12,000 we spent to go to school there?\r\n\r\nI went through 3 teachers when I went to school there. I had major problems with the second teacher I was assigned. I criticized her teaching while I was still going to school there-big mistake. When I first started school there, during lab she would just sit at her desk typing on her computer(most of the time on her facebook & myspace account)all the time, only to look up once in awhile to answer a students question when they came up to talk to her at her desk. The rest of the time it was student teaching student. A lot of the ""senior"" students who were there when I first started didn't make it through their externship because of not being taught properly how to restrain an animal during procedures. If the teacher's not teaching, what do you expect? This teacher made my life hell. From first talking about my coursework with another student,(she had a tendency to make ""friends"" with her students instead of just focusing on teaching) belittling me-boldly telling me to my face that I was stupid, making remarks about my weight, and statements made to other students in class regarding my mental health. Not only that, she told the entire class during class time that I was failing class, but since it was such a difficult class,(math, not my strong suit, and it's been 20 years since I've been in school)she would give me a D so I could graduate. I would have passed with a D anyways, but she didn't regard an assignment she gave me to do when I missed a field trip--she didn't grade me on an 8 page report I did on pros and cons of primate research, she just disregarded it because I felt she just wanted to humiliate me in front of the class.\r\n\r\nI was also harassed by a group of students in my class that liked her and when I complained about the harassment, I was written up for disrupting the class. Then when the last teacher was brought in, the same people who harassed me started telling stories about me sleeping with the new male teacher! Disgusting people! They had a ""mob mentality"" and just wanted to bring me down.\r\n\r\nAfter all of this, I continued on to my externship where I received an A, and graduated. My guidance counselor helped me a lot and having a loving, supportive family and friends helped me to make it through to the end. \r\n\r\nWould I reccomend anyone to attend this school? No, Run Away! I would never want anyone else to go through what I did. Your money would be better spent at your local community college, where the teachers are actual teachers with their teaching accredidation (ie., license to teach!)instead of just professionals in their field, who really don't act professional! Your money would also go farther--$12,000 for books and tuition for 7months of schooling is too much!\r\n\r\nPlease do your homework about this school and think more than twice before you attend it!

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I went to Apollo/Carrington College for the veterinary asisstant program in Portland, OR. When I was their half of the microscopes didn't work properly, the IDEXX machine and other out-dated equipment they had there also didn't work properly most of the time. We were always running out of supplies-slides, etc.We would have to hide some of the supplies so we would have some to use during our lab time. Ridiculous, huh? That's what I felt! What was being done with the $12,000 we spent to go to school there?\r\n\r\nI went through 3 teachers when I went to school there. I had major problems with the second teacher I was assigned. I criticized her teaching while I was still going to school there-big mistake. When I first started school there, during lab she would just sit at her desk typing on her computer(most of the time on her facebook & myspace account)all the time, only to look up once in awhile to answer a students question when they came up to talk to her at her desk. The rest of the time it was student teaching student. A lot of the ""senior"" students who were there when I first started didn't make it through their externship because of not being taught properly how to restrain an animal during procedures. If the teacher's not teaching, what do you expect? This teacher made my life hell. From first talking about my coursework with another student,(she had a tendency to make ""friends"" with her students instead of just focusing on teaching) belittling me-boldly telling me to my face that I was stupid, making remarks about my weight, and statements made to other students in class regarding my mental health. Not only that, she told the entire class during class time that I was failing class, but since it was such a difficult class,(math, not my strong suit, and it's been 20 years since I've been in school)she would give me a D so I could graduate. I would have passed with a D anyways, but she didn't regard an assignment she gave me to do when I missed a field trip--she didn't grade me on an 8 page report I did on pros and cons of primate research, she just disregarded it because I felt she just wanted to humiliate me in front of the class.\r\n\r\nI was also harassed by a group of students in my class that liked her and when I complained about the harassment, I was written up for disrupting the class. Then when the last teacher was brought in, the same people who harassed me started telling stories about me sleeping with the new male teacher! Disgusting people! They had a ""mob mentality"" and just wanted to bring me down.\r\n\r\nAfter all of this, I continued on to my externship where I received an A, and graduated. My guidance counselor helped me a lot and having a loving, supportive family and friends helped me to make it through to the end. \r\n\r\nWould I reccomend anyone to attend this school? No, Run Away! I would never want anyone else to go through what I did. Your money would be better spent at your local community college, where the teachers are actual teachers with their teaching accredidation (ie., license to teach!)instead of just professionals in their field, who really don't act professional! Your money would also go farther--$12,000 for books and tuition for 7months of schooling is too much!\r\n\r\nPlease do your homework about this school and think more than twice before you attend it!

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Run away! we have Apollo in AZ too, i went here a few years back, and i should have listened to everyone (ghetto) old gross stuff. It was like everyone was preggers for there 50th time with 50 diff dads. I got ring worm from the massage tables along with everyone else. I think my first instructor was fired for sleeping with a student i dunno (weird) situation. I didn't learn anything, everyone was copying off each others papers and when we were learning how to drape i got exposed 1000 times I got an "opps im still learning" by the men in the class..it was horrible..I would tell people i went/was going to Apollo and they're like EWWW and i say ewww.. enough said don't go here i know they talk it up at your high schools but don't fall for it!

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Run away! we have Apollo in AZ too, i went here a few years back, and i should have listened to everyone (ghetto) old gross stuff. It was like everyone was preggers for there 50th time with 50 diff dads. I got ring worm from the massage tables along with everyone else. I think my first instructor was fired for sleeping with a student i dunno (weird) situation. I didn't learn anything, everyone was copying off each others papers and when we were learning how to drape i got exposed 1000 times I got an "opps im still learning" by the men in the class..it was horrible..I would tell people i went/was going to Apollo and they're like EWWW and i say ewww.. enough said don't go here i know they talk it up at your high schools but don't fall for it!

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I am currently attending Apollo (soon to be Carrington) When I went to sign up for the veterinary assisting program the rep tried to get me to sign up immediately but I persisted in getting my questions answered, doing my research on the school and reading all the reviews... most of them are really negative. The classrooms are jam packed full of people and there is a lot of tension between students. I don't know where most of these people come from but for lack of a better term most of the girls are pretty "ghetto" and I have heard some students threatening to beat someone up in the parking lot. Really? If they aren't out right threatening someone they curse at everyone under their breath, just vulgar disgusting people. Keep it in the pool hall. As far as the work is concerned I really enjoy it and am satisfied with what I have learned so far. Although I feel our instructor could use to review EVERYTHING before she hands it out as she doesn't seem to know what's on there and a lot of the typos throw me off when I'm studying or finishing homework. $13,000 is too much, I agree but I am very happy with what I'm getting out of the program. I especially love the fact that when my cat was sick, my instructor spent the entire day with me to help figure out what was wrong with her. I intend to further my education after this. If you want to go to school here, I would use it as a place to just get my foot in the door.

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I am currently attending Apollo (soon to be Carrington) When I went to sign up for the veterinary assisting program the rep tried to get me to sign up immediately but I persisted in getting my questions answered, doing my research on the school and reading all the reviews... most of them are really negative. The classrooms are jam packed full of people and there is a lot of tension between students. I don't know where most of these people come from but for lack of a better term most of the girls are pretty "ghetto" and I have heard some students threatening to beat someone up in the parking lot. Really? If they aren't out right threatening someone they curse at everyone under their breath, just vulgar disgusting people. Keep it in the pool hall. As far as the work is concerned I really enjoy it and am satisfied with what I have learned so far. Although I feel our instructor could use to review EVERYTHING before she hands it out as she doesn't seem to know what's on there and a lot of the typos throw me off when I'm studying or finishing homework. $13,000 is too much, I agree but I am very happy with what I'm getting out of the program. I especially love the fact that when my cat was sick, my instructor spent the entire day with me to help figure out what was wrong with her. I intend to further my education after this. If you want to go to school here, I would use it as a place to just get my foot in the door.

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So I was considering Apollo college but decided to check out reviews first and this site put a lot of things into perspective for me and answered a lot of the questions I had. One thing that i found funny was its all bad reviews by normal sounding people but when you get to the good reviews it sounds like the school itself is trying to give itself good reviews. Really? What normal person would end their comment by Thank you Apollo College for giving me a great career? haha i cant help but find that hilarious!

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So I was considering Apollo college but decided to check out reviews first and this site put a lot of things into perspective for me and answered a lot of the questions I had. One thing that i found funny was its all bad reviews by normal sounding people but when you get to the good reviews it sounds like the school itself is trying to give itself good reviews. Really? What normal person would end their comment by Thank you Apollo College for giving me a great career? haha i cant help but find that hilarious!

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I will definitely not recommend Apollo College to anyone I know. Overcrowded classes, no clinical experience to speak of, which is what you need to help you in the real world of the course you take (Dental Assisting). Lots of attitude from director and ignoring issues or just saying you'll be fine, you'll be fine. What a load of BS. I agree about the admissions rep it was just like a used car saleswoman. I'm sorry I wasted my time and money. I failed my clinical part of one of my tests in dental x-ray and once you have graduated you are not allowed back on campus to retake. Now I'm stuck trying to find a dentist who will allow me to take in office but I don't even feel confident enough to retake because of no practical teaching. More lecturing time is spent than practical and lot's of disruption from immature students and no cohesiveness to class. I did well academically but feel that it was a waste of time and money and would not recommend. They don't give you any REAL help and it left a very bad taste in my mouth. Go to PCC or Chemekata for Dental assisting because you get all your tests (EFDA, X-Ray) done while going to school then you aren't left to flounder if you fail anything. I learned a valuable lesson about my experience there and like I said DON'T waste your TIME or MONEY. I would like to give no stars but you can't so I'll only give one

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I will definitely not recommend Apollo College to anyone I know. Overcrowded classes, no clinical experience to speak of, which is what you need to help you in the real world of the course you take (Dental Assisting). Lots of attitude from director and ignoring issues or just saying you'll be fine, you'll be fine. What a load of BS. I agree about the admissions rep it was just like a used car saleswoman. I'm sorry I wasted my time and money. I failed my clinical part of one of my tests in dental x-ray and once you have graduated you are not allowed back on campus to retake. Now I'm stuck trying to find a dentist who will allow me to take in office but I don't even feel confident enough to retake because of no practical teaching. More lecturing time is spent than practical and lot's of disruption from immature students and no cohesiveness to class. I did well academically but feel that it was a waste of time and money and would not recommend. They don't give you any REAL help and it left a very bad taste in my mouth. Go to PCC or Chemekata for Dental assisting because you get all your tests (EFDA, X-Ray) done while going to school then you aren't left to flounder if you fail anything. I learned a valuable lesson about my experience there and like I said DON'T waste your TIME or MONEY. I would like to give no stars but you can't so I'll only give one

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At the age of 60 I found myself out of a job, wondering just what I was going to do now. Went to several area colleges to check out my opportunities. Medical Billing and Coding really appealed to me. My admissions representative Shirley was very informative and answered all my questions. I asked if I could sit in on all MBC classes, (others schools told me I could not), I did sit in for a couple hours on the morning class and the next day on the afternoon class. I then made my decsion I wanted to be in the AM MBC classroom, and I have not regreated my decsion.\r\nMy instructed Judy has brought to our class an a vast amount of knowledge and is bound and determined to get all that knowledge into all of her students. Judy is very compassionate about the MBC program and always tries to help her students as much as possible when individual help is needed. Judy mentioned vounteering in the MBC field and gave me a # at the Portland VA. I called and I am volunteering there now 3 days per week right now and will continue until I graduate. I will graduate in July and have no doubt I will be fully prepared to begin my carrer in Medical Billing and Coding. Thanks, Judy for all your help it is appreciated.

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At the age of 60 I found myself out of a job, wondering just what I was going to do now. Went to several area colleges to check out my opportunities. Medical Billing and Coding really appealed to me. My admissions representative Shirley was very informative and answered all my questions. I asked if I could sit in on all MBC classes, (others schools told me I could not), I did sit in for a couple hours on the morning class and the next day on the afternoon class. I then made my decsion I wanted to be in the AM MBC classroom, and I have not regreated my decsion.\r\nMy instructed Judy has brought to our class an a vast amount of knowledge and is bound and determined to get all that knowledge into all of her students. Judy is very compassionate about the MBC program and always tries to help her students as much as possible when individual help is needed. Judy mentioned vounteering in the MBC field and gave me a # at the Portland VA. I called and I am volunteering there now 3 days per week right now and will continue until I graduate. I will graduate in July and have no doubt I will be fully prepared to begin my carrer in Medical Billing and Coding. Thanks, Judy for all your help it is appreciated.

Pros: Compassionate instructor

Cons: crowed classroom

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Apollo College was one of the best programs I ever attended. After being out of school for 22 yrs. My Instuctor Tawnya Cantu was very helpfull. Anytime I needed more attention she was willing to give me her time and knowledge. I was a little challenged in Math and she made a big difference so that I would understand it. Probably one of the best teachers I have ever had in my life. I would not be here today as a honor roll graduate without her. Thanks Tawnya you are the best!!!!

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Apollo College was one of the best programs I ever attended. After being out of school for 22 yrs. My Instuctor Tawnya Cantu was very helpfull. Anytime I needed more attention she was willing to give me her time and knowledge. I was a little challenged in Math and she made a big difference so that I would understand it. Probably one of the best teachers I have ever had in my life. I would not be here today as a honor roll graduate without her. Thanks Tawnya you are the best!!!!

Pros: Very good hands on learning

Cons: need more lab times

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Kayla F.

I'm not sure how to reply. Not everyone loves us, but when they do, they really love us. We talk a lot about changing lives around here, and I guess that is what you are hearing from those students who said that they loved Apollo College and wanted to thank their teachers and mentors for helping them find a new career.

I recommend that you come down to the Lloyd Center and visit our campus yourself so you can make up your own mind.

Good luck in your own career search.

David K.
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Micky,

I am sorry to hear about your recent experience and would like to take a moment to explain our accreditation and credit transfer policy.

Apollo College has national accreditation through the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). We list our accreditation information in our enrollment paperwork and in our College Catalog and try to make it clear to every student that our programs are "essentially terminal in nature and designed for employment upon graduation," and that transfer of credit is "always at the discretion of the receiving school...."

I hope you were also informed that Apollo College has articulation agreements with DeVry University and the University of Phoenix, but as stated above, it is always up to the receiving school to accept incoming credits.

Finally, you might be interested in visiting our accrediting agency website (www.acics.org/students/content.aspx?id=2084) that includes information on how students can apply for and appeal decisions regarding credit transfers.

Again, Micky, I am sorry this situation has left you frustrated and if I can explain further about our accreditation information or transfer of credits, I would like you to contact me.

D. Kaye
dkaye@useducationcorp.com

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Kayla F.

I'm not sure how to reply. Not everyone loves us, but when they do, they really love us. We talk a lot about changing lives around here, and I guess that is what you are hearing from those students who said that they loved Apollo College and wanted to thank their teachers and mentors for helping them find a new career.

I recommend that you come down to the Lloyd Center and visit our campus yourself so you can make up your own mind.

Good luck in your own career search.

David K.
dkaye@useducationcorp.com

Micky,

I am sorry to hear about your recent experience and would like to take a moment to explain our accreditation and credit transfer policy.

Apollo College has national accreditation through the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). We list our accreditation information in our enrollment paperwork and in our College Catalog and try to make it clear to every student that our programs are "essentially terminal in nature and designed for employment upon graduation," and that transfer of credit is "always at the discretion of the receiving school...."

I hope you were also informed that Apollo College has articulation agreements with DeVry University and the University of Phoenix, but as stated above, it is always up to the receiving school to accept incoming credits.

Finally, you might be interested in visiting our accrediting agency website (www.acics.org/students/content.aspx?id=2084) that includes information on how students can apply for and appeal decisions regarding credit transfers.

Again, Micky, I am sorry this situation has left you frustrated and if I can explain further about our accreditation information or transfer of credits, I would like you to contact me.

D. Kaye
dkaye@useducationcorp.com

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I attended from 2008-2009, and when I first enrolled, I was told that Apollo was accredited just like any other university or college and that my credits would transfer. WRONG. Apollo's national accreditation is vastly different from REGIONAL accreditation which is what most four year colleges and community colleges use. I sat down and discussed this with a rep from Scottsdale Community College in Arizona. She was very sympathetic but she basically told me that I was duped and that I would have to start over - no credits earned from Apollo would apply to ANY degree there. DO YOUR RESEARCH. I'm learning my lesson the hard way. Go to collegeboard.com to check to see if your future college has regional accreditation.

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I attended from 2008-2009, and when I first enrolled, I was told that Apollo was accredited just like any other university or college and that my credits would transfer. WRONG. Apollo's national accreditation is vastly different from REGIONAL accreditation which is what most four year colleges and community colleges use. I sat down and discussed this with a rep from Scottsdale Community College in Arizona. She was very sympathetic but she basically told me that I was duped and that I would have to start over - no credits earned from Apollo would apply to ANY degree there. DO YOUR RESEARCH. I'm learning my lesson the hard way. Go to collegeboard.com to check to see if your future college has regional accreditation.

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Sadly, I decided to enroll... They did nothing but give you the run around. The enrollment staff put you in such a rush to get in, give them your money. You could get away cheating very easily, as I saw many people do. Confront the ""instructor"" about it, and nothing was done. Complete bull for those of us that tried so hard for our good grades, and some were just being handed their A's. Such a waste of money. I was called repeatedly over and over while at my cousins funeral, just to be told I was forced to do apart of the program I never was once notified of.

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Sadly, I decided to enroll... They did nothing but give you the run around. The enrollment staff put you in such a rush to get in, give them your money. You could get away cheating very easily, as I saw many people do. Confront the ""instructor"" about it, and nothing was done. Complete bull for those of us that tried so hard for our good grades, and some were just being handed their A's. Such a waste of money. I was called repeatedly over and over while at my cousins funeral, just to be told I was forced to do apart of the program I never was once notified of.

Pros: Nothing!

Cons: Rude, disrespectful, money hungry.

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I didn't really know much about Apollo, and I wanted to know how it would compare to a community college. I was hoping I could get my associates degree in Pharmacy Tech or something faster there. The website didn't have many details so I called and talked to an admissions person. They wouldn't tell me much over the phone and really pressured me to make an appointment to come to the school. When I got there it was like talking to a used car salesman! The admissions lady pressured me into committing right away and seeing finicial aid the same day. Then she tried to brush off my questions about if I'd earn a associates degree (you don't only a "diploma" which is NOTHING) and if credits would transfer to other schools (they don't). Watch out, only go here if you want to pay a ton of money to not even get an associates degree, and earn useless credtis that you can't use anywhere else.

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I didn't really know much about Apollo, and I wanted to know how it would compare to a community college. I was hoping I could get my associates degree in Pharmacy Tech or something faster there. The website didn't have many details so I called and talked to an admissions person. They wouldn't tell me much over the phone and really pressured me to make an appointment to come to the school. When I got there it was like talking to a used car salesman! The admissions lady pressured me into committing right away and seeing finicial aid the same day. Then she tried to brush off my questions about if I'd earn a associates degree (you don't only a "diploma" which is NOTHING) and if credits would transfer to other schools (they don't). Watch out, only go here if you want to pay a ton of money to not even get an associates degree, and earn useless credtis that you can't use anywhere else.

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I read those positive reviews below and I have to believe they were written by someone that works for the school. The staff is very nice and helpful until you actually start school. Then the service is worse than a public high school. The admin staff will treat you like you are teenager and and idiot. They will not help you in a timely manner and the teachers don't help you learn. Many tests are not even on the material presented in lecture. And you are paying a lot for this lousy education. What the others are saying is true. STAY AWAY!!

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I read those positive reviews below and I have to believe they were written by someone that works for the school. The staff is very nice and helpful until you actually start school. Then the service is worse than a public high school. The admin staff will treat you like you are teenager and and idiot. They will not help you in a timely manner and the teachers don't help you learn. Many tests are not even on the material presented in lecture. And you are paying a lot for this lousy education. What the others are saying is true. STAY AWAY!!

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You get what you put in? I CALL BS! I went to this school for the Dental Assisting program and busted my ass! I graduated with a 4.0 gpa, passed my xray certifications on the first try, and when it came to my next certification, called 'EFDA' (required in the state of Oregon if you are planning to become a dental assistant) this is what happened:

The school gave me a check off sheet of things required to be completed during your externiship to be sent to the Dental Assisting National Board. This sheet must be complete in order to apply for your EFDA certification. I completed everything, get my papers sent in, only to get a reply back stating my application is VOID because the school gave me LAST YEARS FORM. Isn't it their responsibility to make sure students recieve the correct paperwork? Well, apparantly not.

And besides that, the school pays for all of your certifications. Since I wasn't attending the school everyday anymore because I was on my externship, I emailed, called and left messages trying to get ahold of the program director so she could send a check out to pay for my tests. It wasn't until I physically went in to the school and tracked the "director" down that she finally sent out the check. Not a big deal? Well, it is because your tests have to be paid for in order to take them. I guess its not a big deal if you don't plan on getting a job for at least 6 months after you graduate

This school makes something that should be easy more difficult than it needs to be and makes promises that they never live up to. DON'T GO HERE IF YOU'RE PLANNING ON HAVING A QUICK EDUCATION AND A PROMISING FUTURE. And don't go here until you feel wasting 13,000 and a year of your life.

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You get what you put in? I CALL BS! I went to this school for the Dental Assisting program and busted my ass! I graduated with a 4.0 gpa, passed my xray certifications on the first try, and when it came to my next certification, called 'EFDA' (required in the state of Oregon if you are planning to become a dental assistant) this is what happened:

The school gave me a check off sheet of things required to be completed during your externiship to be sent to the Dental Assisting National Board. This sheet must be complete in order to apply for your EFDA certification. I completed everything, get my papers sent in, only to get a reply back stating my application is VOID because the school gave me LAST YEARS FORM. Isn't it their responsibility to make sure students recieve the correct paperwork? Well, apparantly not.

And besides that, the school pays for all of your certifications. Since I wasn't attending the school everyday anymore because I was on my externship, I emailed, called and left messages trying to get ahold of the program director so she could send a check out to pay for my tests. It wasn't until I physically went in to the school and tracked the "director" down that she finally sent out the check. Not a big deal? Well, it is because your tests have to be paid for in order to take them. I guess its not a big deal if you don't plan on getting a job for at least 6 months after you graduate

This school makes something that should be easy more difficult than it needs to be and makes promises that they never live up to. DON'T GO HERE IF YOU'RE PLANNING ON HAVING A QUICK EDUCATION AND A PROMISING FUTURE. And don't go here until you feel wasting 13,000 and a year of your life.

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I am currently attending Apollo and SOOOOO WISH I could go back a few months and RUN QUICKLY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL! Perhaps it's a great place - we're just stuck with an instructor with zero experience and lazy custodians - but apparently NO ONE IS MONITORING THESE EMPLOYEES AND THE STUDENTS ARE THE ONES PAYING FOR EVERYTHING AND DEALING WITH THE GHETTO AND SUBSTANDARD WAY THIS SCHOOL FUNCTIONS.

The first teacher we had wasn't too friendly (we were the new students joining the "seniors" of the group); she had more patience with her "older, more advanced group" but she knew everything there was to know. New students pour in to these classes every few weeks! Sometimes there aren't enough chairs, one teacher will want the classroom we're in so we have to stop what we're doing and load up our backups and move to a different classroom - only to move back again when that class is finished with our room.

The "dummies" or whatever they're called that we work on in the dental lab (the fake people in the dental chair that we perform "procedures" on) are held together with BELTS, ROPES, STRING, WHATEVER IS HANDY, ETC. ETC.! I cannot believe they cannot afford to provide better equipment for students!! ALL OF THE EQUIPMENT IS OLD, BREAKING, PIECED TOGETHER, HELD TOGETHER WITH WHATEVER WILL HOLD IT TOGETHER!!

The bathrooms remind me of gas stations and most of the time there is either 1) no soap 2) no paper towels or 3) no toilet protectors!! IT'S DISGUSTING!

Our teacher has never taught before!! The new students who come in make comments on how horrible she teaches and I just laugh and say ??we all know that already? but what can we do? We??ve had about 5-6 students quit already.

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I am currently attending Apollo and SOOOOO WISH I could go back a few months and RUN QUICKLY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL! Perhaps it's a great place - we're just stuck with an instructor with zero experience and lazy custodians - but apparently NO ONE IS MONITORING THESE EMPLOYEES AND THE STUDENTS ARE THE ONES PAYING FOR EVERYTHING AND DEALING WITH THE GHETTO AND SUBSTANDARD WAY THIS SCHOOL FUNCTIONS.

The first teacher we had wasn't too friendly (we were the new students joining the "seniors" of the group); she had more patience with her "older, more advanced group" but she knew everything there was to know. New students pour in to these classes every few weeks! Sometimes there aren't enough chairs, one teacher will want the classroom we're in so we have to stop what we're doing and load up our backups and move to a different classroom - only to move back again when that class is finished with our room.

The "dummies" or whatever they're called that we work on in the dental lab (the fake people in the dental chair that we perform "procedures" on) are held together with BELTS, ROPES, STRING, WHATEVER IS HANDY, ETC. ETC.! I cannot believe they cannot afford to provide better equipment for students!! ALL OF THE EQUIPMENT IS OLD, BREAKING, PIECED TOGETHER, HELD TOGETHER WITH WHATEVER WILL HOLD IT TOGETHER!!

The bathrooms remind me of gas stations and most of the time there is either 1) no soap 2) no paper towels or 3) no toilet protectors!! IT'S DISGUSTING!

Our teacher has never taught before!! The new students who come in make comments on how horrible she teaches and I just laugh and say ??we all know that already? but what can we do? We??ve had about 5-6 students quit already.

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I haven't attended Apollo, but I wanted to give others considering this institution this caveat - during my brief pre-screening by phone, the school's representative would not disclose ANY approximate costs of attending the school, not even in broad comparison to other local schools I mentioned. I was told I *must* meet w/a rep in person before they could give me even a ballpark estimate. I found this so frustrating that I lost interest in the school. As I work full-time and rely on public transit, I do not wish to chance blocking out about three hours to reach their office and hear their pitch, only to learn I can't afford classes.

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I haven't attended Apollo, but I wanted to give others considering this institution this caveat - during my brief pre-screening by phone, the school's representative would not disclose ANY approximate costs of attending the school, not even in broad comparison to other local schools I mentioned. I was told I *must* meet w/a rep in person before they could give me even a ballpark estimate. I found this so frustrating that I lost interest in the school. As I work full-time and rely on public transit, I do not wish to chance blocking out about three hours to reach their office and hear their pitch, only to learn I can't afford classes.

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The Director, Bruce is a DICK, the teachers in the front office were morons, and couldn't even sound out our term words, My back office was awesome the teacher was great but they talk to you like you 13 and I'm 28! Also, the externship coordinator takes her sweet time and basically forces you to do what she wants even if its not in your schedule, but you get what you pay for, Try thinking about 2yr college with transferable credits..

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The Director, Bruce is a DICK, the teachers in the front office were morons, and couldn't even sound out our term words, My back office was awesome the teacher was great but they talk to you like you 13 and I'm 28! Also, the externship coordinator takes her sweet time and basically forces you to do what she wants even if its not in your schedule, but you get what you pay for, Try thinking about 2yr college with transferable credits..

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I had a mixed experience at Apollo. I attended the Pharmacy Tech program and the admissions rep definitely exaggerated some numbers when "selling" me on the program. I had a great experience with financial aid and the "higher level" staff members. My instructor was new to the school and had zero experience teaching. The course material was full of misprints and flaws and my instructor was very inconsistent and contradictory when presenting the material. I agree with other posters that the programs are expensive and the classrooms are often crowded with negative students. I did feel Career Services was very professional and helpful. I left with a 3.75 gpa to attend a different school before I had completed my program and was happy with my choice to switch.

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I had a mixed experience at Apollo. I attended the Pharmacy Tech program and the admissions rep definitely exaggerated some numbers when "selling" me on the program. I had a great experience with financial aid and the "higher level" staff members. My instructor was new to the school and had zero experience teaching. The course material was full of misprints and flaws and my instructor was very inconsistent and contradictory when presenting the material. I agree with other posters that the programs are expensive and the classrooms are often crowded with negative students. I did feel Career Services was very professional and helpful. I left with a 3.75 gpa to attend a different school before I had completed my program and was happy with my choice to switch.

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Apollo has gone through a bunch of changes but I thing they are all good. they got rid of the Rude one in career services and brought on some really great Nursing teachers I love it here. I learn something new everyday my teacher are the best. I came from Pcc where I was bored to tears. and waiting for a Nursing program to accept me. I was accepted by Apollo and they accepted my transferred my credits. \r\n\r\nGreat Nursing program ! Great Teachers! Great future of ahead of me!

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Apollo has gone through a bunch of changes but I thing they are all good. they got rid of the Rude one in career services and brought on some really great Nursing teachers I love it here. I learn something new everyday my teacher are the best. I came from Pcc where I was bored to tears. and waiting for a Nursing program to accept me. I was accepted by Apollo and they accepted my transferred my credits. \r\n\r\nGreat Nursing program ! Great Teachers! Great future of ahead of me!

Pros: teachers and ciriculum

Cons: negative students / lighting in the classroom

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Apollo College is great! they have had some growth over the last year or two, but all in all I had a great experience in the Medical Assisting program. The teachers are fantastic and very knowledgeable they are always willing to work with you and help you to succeed. I never had any problem with financial aid people they were great. As for the Admissions department I cannot say enough they are also very knowledgeable and caring people. I loved my time at Apollo they found a great externship site for me in the end I was hired by my site. I love my job and for gal that worked at Taco Bell when I went to Apollo, I now have the career of my dreams working in a hospital, taking x rays and assisting doctors. I get to ware scrubs everyday and people respect me. it is a lot of hard work but Apollo makes it easy. You get what you put in. there are a lot of slackers who just want to put the blame on someone else. don't listen to the negative tabloids go see for yourself it will be the best thing you ever did!\r\n\r\nThank you Apollo for a great career :)

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Apollo College is great! they have had some growth over the last year or two, but all in all I had a great experience in the Medical Assisting program. The teachers are fantastic and very knowledgeable they are always willing to work with you and help you to succeed. I never had any problem with financial aid people they were great. As for the Admissions department I cannot say enough they are also very knowledgeable and caring people. I loved my time at Apollo they found a great externship site for me in the end I was hired by my site. I love my job and for gal that worked at Taco Bell when I went to Apollo, I now have the career of my dreams working in a hospital, taking x rays and assisting doctors. I get to ware scrubs everyday and people respect me. it is a lot of hard work but Apollo makes it easy. You get what you put in. there are a lot of slackers who just want to put the blame on someone else. don't listen to the negative tabloids go see for yourself it will be the best thing you ever did!\r\n\r\nThank you Apollo for a great career :)

Pros: honest careing people who want you to succeed and will help you to get there

Cons: the unmotivated complainng students who go to school and want to blame everyone else

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I spent a little under $12,000 to go to school here for Medical Assisting, they couldn't get a hold on teachers, they were fired left and right, some outright quit for lack of profesionalism of the school. \r\nFinancial Aid was compleatly rude, the admissions reps turned into compleate car salesmen! \r\nI also caught the reps lieing to get a few students to sign up saying that we learn to test for HIV, and are CMA's upon graduation, or that if you arrange with a teacher you can suspend classes and take a vacation, all of which are compleatly untrue\r\n\r\nAnd if you decide to go to this school, good luck finding an extern which is a class you pay for. They asked several 4.0 (GPA) students to find they're own because they ran out of resourses, Career Services is a joke!\r\n\r\nAlso all my classes were complely full, which ment that it was hard to get the attention we deserved, things were always chaotic and there was no room to move around, and every few weeks or so new students poured in making things worse.\r\n\r\nAlso before considering Apollo, know that they were just recently bought by Devry Universities, you should probably pick another school or wait until they've gotten a hold on things!

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I spent a little under $12,000 to go to school here for Medical Assisting, they couldn't get a hold on teachers, they were fired left and right, some outright quit for lack of profesionalism of the school. \r\nFinancial Aid was compleatly rude, the admissions reps turned into compleate car salesmen! \r\nI also caught the reps lieing to get a few students to sign up saying that we learn to test for HIV, and are CMA's upon graduation, or that if you arrange with a teacher you can suspend classes and take a vacation, all of which are compleatly untrue\r\n\r\nAnd if you decide to go to this school, good luck finding an extern which is a class you pay for. They asked several 4.0 (GPA) students to find they're own because they ran out of resourses, Career Services is a joke!\r\n\r\nAlso all my classes were complely full, which ment that it was hard to get the attention we deserved, things were always chaotic and there was no room to move around, and every few weeks or so new students poured in making things worse.\r\n\r\nAlso before considering Apollo, know that they were just recently bought by Devry Universities, you should probably pick another school or wait until they've gotten a hold on things!

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I spent a little under $12,000 to go to school here for Medical Assisting, they couldn't get a hold on teachers, they were fired left and right, some outright quit for lack of professionalism of the school. Financial Aid was completely rude, the admissions reps turned into complete car salesmen! I also caught the reps lying to get a few students to sign up saying that we learn to test for HIV, and are CMA's upon graduation, or that if you arrange with a teacher you can suspend classes and take a vacation, all of which are completely untrueAnd if you decide to go to this school, good luck finding an extern which is a class you pay for. They asked several 4.0 (GPA) students to find they're own because they ran out of resources, Career Services is a joke!Also all my classes were completely full, which meant that it was hard to get the attention we deserved, things were always chaotic and there was no room to move around, and every few weeks or so new students poured in making things worse.Also before considering Apollo, know that they were just recently bought by Devry Universities, you should probably pick another school or wait until they've gotten a hold on things!

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I spent a little under $12,000 to go to school here for Medical Assisting, they couldn't get a hold on teachers, they were fired left and right, some outright quit for lack of professionalism of the school. Financial Aid was completely rude, the admissions reps turned into complete car salesmen! I also caught the reps lying to get a few students to sign up saying that we learn to test for HIV, and are CMA's upon graduation, or that if you arrange with a teacher you can suspend classes and take a vacation, all of which are completely untrueAnd if you decide to go to this school, good luck finding an extern which is a class you pay for. They asked several 4.0 (GPA) students to find they're own because they ran out of resources, Career Services is a joke!Also all my classes were completely full, which meant that it was hard to get the attention we deserved, things were always chaotic and there was no room to move around, and every few weeks or so new students poured in making things worse.Also before considering Apollo, know that they were just recently bought by Devry Universities, you should probably pick another school or wait until they've gotten a hold on things!

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Not only is apollo college expensive, but also there are so many students, there is not much opportunity for the teacher (s) to give you one- on -one time. I attended for the veterinary assistant program. They told me it was the only location that offered a veterinary ""tech"" program in the state of oregon. Unfortunately, in the state of oregon, they no longer accredit apollo credits toward a tech license. You used to be able to work for a clinic for 4-5 years to obtain the tech license, but that is no longer acceptable either. So what does a veterinary assistant actually do? They clean kennels, and do basic housekeeping jobs in the clinic which you do not need to pay 12 grand for or need a college education. If i would have known, or if they would have told me that pcc offered a tech program and you are able to get certified after two years, i surely would have taken that route. Go to pcc, and don't waste your money on apollo college!!!

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Not only is apollo college expensive, but also there are so many students, there is not much opportunity for the teacher (s) to give you one- on -one time. I attended for the veterinary assistant program. They told me it was the only location that offered a veterinary ""tech"" program in the state of oregon. Unfortunately, in the state of oregon, they no longer accredit apollo credits toward a tech license. You used to be able to work for a clinic for 4-5 years to obtain the tech license, but that is no longer acceptable either. So what does a veterinary assistant actually do? They clean kennels, and do basic housekeeping jobs in the clinic which you do not need to pay 12 grand for or need a college education. If i would have known, or if they would have told me that pcc offered a tech program and you are able to get certified after two years, i surely would have taken that route. Go to pcc, and don't waste your money on apollo college!!!

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I went to Apollo for medical asst, limited exray. had a good experience, found a great internship site and was hired the day I finished. I have been working for the same company for 7 years, I am very happy and have the fine instructor and staff of apollo to thank for it. The educational staff and placement personel are very caring and talented,I feel proud to have started my medical career with the help they provided me.

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I went to Apollo for medical asst, limited exray. had a good experience, found a great internship site and was hired the day I finished. I have been working for the same company for 7 years, I am very happy and have the fine instructor and staff of apollo to thank for it. The educational staff and placement personel are very caring and talented,I feel proud to have started my medical career with the help they provided me.

Pros: Hands on trainging,caring staff

Cons: whining students that only came because someone pushed them to

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I registered in this school last year in hopes for a better life so I called the number and next thing I know I signed the papers and made it official. BIG MISTAKE!

One of my concerns was that these "colleges" usually do not accept credits from other schools but Apollo College told me that they would. THEY LIED TO ME! The instructor was very unprofessional and always talked about her stupid knocked up 17 year old daughter and her stupid 16 year old son who knocked up his girlfriend too...blah blah blah...WHO CARES?

I unenrolled myself out of school and got a bill for alot of money which I think was unfair because I only completed my Computer Literacy Classes which were the credits I was told were transferrable. The President of the school is a dick as well.

DO NOT GO TO APOLLO COLLEGE!

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I registered in this school last year in hopes for a better life so I called the number and next thing I know I signed the papers and made it official. BIG MISTAKE!

One of my concerns was that these "colleges" usually do not accept credits from other schools but Apollo College told me that they would. THEY LIED TO ME! The instructor was very unprofessional and always talked about her stupid knocked up 17 year old daughter and her stupid 16 year old son who knocked up his girlfriend too...blah blah blah...WHO CARES?

I unenrolled myself out of school and got a bill for alot of money which I think was unfair because I only completed my Computer Literacy Classes which were the credits I was told were transferrable. The President of the school is a dick as well.

DO NOT GO TO APOLLO COLLEGE!

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I am very dissapointed with the education that I received at Apollo College. The things that I learned in class did not apply to the acutal field. I am speaking only for the Medical billing class. The teacher had knowledge in the field but was not a good teacher. She was late almost every day if she even showed up. The first month or so you learn then for the rest of the time it is just repeated. The recruiting staff is very friendly but the financial aid and the person in charge of job searching is very rude and not helpful. My advice is find another school because it is a waste of money.

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I am very dissapointed with the education that I received at Apollo College. The things that I learned in class did not apply to the acutal field. I am speaking only for the Medical billing class. The teacher had knowledge in the field but was not a good teacher. She was late almost every day if she even showed up. The first month or so you learn then for the rest of the time it is just repeated. The recruiting staff is very friendly but the financial aid and the person in charge of job searching is very rude and not helpful. My advice is find another school because it is a waste of money.

Cons: Rude

 

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