I didn't enroll I simply asked for information and told them I wasn't interested. Now they call me all hours of the day all the time. Don't give them your phone number. I think the whole thing is a scam. They do try to rush you into filling out things and signing this that and the other. Don't let them do this. They will call you all the time and they won't take no for an answer.
Jan 26, 2016
I hope this aren't a scream because I have all so this year gave them all of my personal information about me to In enrolled into the UMA College , all I can say if so I will cancelled all of my information that for real because I am not playing I going to put some one in jail for thinking i going to take UMA College online for nurses admission , not that real pipes me off iam wanted to know the True about this crazy bull shit college
Jan 9, 2016
uma is okay
I started 10/2015 for the billing and coding courses and so far everything is going good the instructors are great and I actually do not get phone calls all the time I get my work done and submit everything when it is due. if I need extra days I just email my instructor and I get an extension my coach calls me once a month to check in. I've maintained a 4.0 so my financial aid is also up to date and this course cost less that 13,000 for me so over all these negative comments I do not understand I am from Texas and a mother of two and wife and fits in with my schedule just fine.
Jan 5, 2016
Online schooling great for parents but expensive
I was an online Student from Iowa. I am now graduated and working in my field! Their online programs are made very easy. I was a full time mother and full time employee and with that being a full time student. It was very nice to have my own time on things and I could work on school when my Child was in bed. I received my degree in ONLY 10 months! The only thing I did not like about the school was how pushy they were to get me started and how expensive they were.
Dec 17, 2015
Love this school
I am almost done. I end my class tomorrow and start my externship jan 4, im excited. I have only had good teachers who break everything down for you so its easyer to understand. if you have personal need they help there too. I have had so mush fun here I don't know if I want to leave. Teachers can really get into the right messing around mood and its so funny. I guess with the school it just depends on who you get, but I have had not one problem.
Dec 11, 2015
I requested information online and I talked to a lady who was very nice and understanding. After everything was talked over I told her i felt like it wasn't the right choice school for me. They proceeded to call me every day, several times a day after. Every time I was talking to someone new and I kept telling them no I am no longer interested. Finally I got a call from a man who was extremely rude to me and would not accept me saying no. He told me I've procrastinated long enough and I need to do something with my life so I'm not working in a gas station all of my life not being able to care for my daughter. He had me fill out the online application and was very impatient, he would not even let me read all the agreements I was supposed to agree to. He just said I've already gone over everything with you no need to read it just click accept and go on to the next page and insisted that I did not read what I was agreeing to. Very poor service and I will absolutely not be attending this school and would not recommend it to anyone I know. They just care about the money and will not take a no for an answer and they will call you non stop until you answer their calls.
Dec 11, 2015
I was told that a part of the application process was signing this promise note that I was emailed through docusign, then realized when someone else told me that this was an agreement to a loan.
Nov 12, 2015
I just enrolled in the Medical Administrative Assistant
I'm still on the sign up process to be accepted for this program. I don't know if I really want to go here now after reading a lot of these reviews. It's only been a day I requested the information and my phone hasn't stopped ringing from these people calling me all day. I have applied for Financial Aid and I'm waiting to see of it gets approved. I really want to know more about this program from someone who has actually graduated from this program or at least completed it with a diploma. I want to know how easy or how hard it is to get a job after you graduate and complete the program. Can someone please help me into making the right decision. Should I consider this school to earn my degree or should I try another online school?
Oct 19, 2015
Its not them it's you.
Have been enrolled as a medical admin student for months now, I graduate in March. I have been on deans list the whole time. Upon enrollment the support was super and they helped me greatly with my financial situation. The advisers and coach's were great, and you get out exactly the effort you put in. If you can't rock at UMA there's not much hope for you...
Sep 12, 2015
Just signed up today
Hi, I just signed up today, super excited and ready to start so I can get my diploma and move on to whatever comes next. Super super excited about making this change in my life... Good luck to everyone
Sincerely chyna Smith aka O.S
Sep 7, 2015
I'm have been a student here for 8 months now it's almost close for me to graduate and when I signed up for the school they told me that it was a private school and that song will accept the credits and some won't but they have a partnership with another school that would Accept all the credits and so far I love this school I have nothing bad to say about the school. I'm just overall happy with the school in general
Aug 28, 2015
I JUST ENROLLED AND GOT A FASFA GRANT. THEY TOLD ME ALTHOUGH I GOT FINANICAL AIDE I NEED TO PAY MONTHLY TO THEM. I AM THINKING ABOUT PULLING MYSELF OUT WHILE I CAN. I DON'T HAVE $100 PLUS TO GIVE THEM OUT OF MY POCKET MONTHLY. IT SEEMS LIKE A ALRIGHT SCHOOL THOUGH...I JUST THINK THEY ARE A LITTLE TOO THIRTY. THERE IS ALOT OF SUPPORT WITH STAFF.
Aug 18, 2015
They were no accredited by an organization that I felt was vital in my career choice and I couldn't get any straight answers after they got my money. I was seeking an AS degree through UMA and and several red flags. I transferred to get my BS degree and NONE of my credits transferred. Good thing I got out before I owed $27000.00 and a useless degree!!! Something needs to be done...they are like used car sales people who tell you anything to get you in and it turns out to be a lemon!!! Now I can't afford to finish my BS because of all the classes I need to repeat.
Aug 17, 2015
I havent started at UMA SCARED NOW!
I have enrolled and I start on August 24th but I am not so sure Just reading these REVIEWS I am getting a change of heart. I left Kaplan University because of the cost this is very scary WOW!
Apr 26, 2015
Do Something Florida
Who and how much are the bribes paid to keep these schools like this open? Florida is one of the most corrupt states in the USA. Florida's seal of approval means nothing.
Apr 23, 2015
A current UMA student
I am currently on my third week of study at UMA. I'm taking up Billing and Coding. It is a lot to process! But it can be done with dedication and hard work. I think it will pay off soon! I'm a full time mother, a full time wife, and I work full time!! You only have to be present in your online classes three days out of the week. I'm working with a home health company and I do some billing sometimes but I want to also work from home processing medical bills for other health providers and I think having a diploma and the experience I have with the company I'm working for, may help me get a job online quicker!
As for as my rating for UMA goes, three stars for now and I think as for the weeks to come the stars will increase! Just taking it week by week and so for, so good!
Apr 21, 2015
You need to work for it
I just enrolled in this school, I have gone to college and is almost done with my credits, however I have a daughter and wanted to do something fast pace then I will continue my degree at my regular college. You get what you work for PERIOD. Every school has a long financial aid process, also just because it is a fast pace program it doesn't mean it will be easy. Everyone you see in the hospitals, doctors office, clinics, etc does have a degree or certificate, you will not get hired without one. Of course every school has its pros and Con but it is up to you whether you chose to proceed or quit.
Apr 18, 2015
Can uma garnish your wages
Apr 13, 2015
I believe everyone has a differnt opinion about uma,they are very helpfull and nice about helping you to get a student loan, and getting enrolled in school,yet they call alot, early in the morning,before you even had chance to get your morning coffee,and keep pushing to get things signed,when you really get confused you don't understand everything you getting yourself into, i tried to take a course medical billing & codeing,wow was i surprised when in found out what is required whith theier road map of each week studys, I found it very diffucult after one week i sent all thoose large books back. because I don't want to be debt 12 THOUSAND dollars, When I talked to others I know Have taken medical billing and codeing they found out it was very hard to get a job because they want experieced medical billing and coding people!!! so i believe if someone wants to further thier education its better to go to a local community college,sometime they have on-line courses or mixture of both and it's alot cheaper. hope this helps someonec who is thinking about UMA.
Mar 31, 2015
rap music.... seriously? ??
Miss Anne seemed very nice but I could hardly hear her over the rap music. Honestly, you think anybody is going to take you seriously when it sounds like you're lounging in baes basement in a corner while the boys pass the blunt?! Thank god I didn't finish enrolling, wasted an hour of my life.
Mar 29, 2015
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this school, everyone is so helpful all of my instructors was knowledgeable, I have had interviews but the reason I did not get the job was because I turn the job down, the career advisors work very hard to get you employed. I am a High honor student and I would recommend anyone that is looking for schooling to enroll in the school.
Mar 23, 2015
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Mar 21, 2015
TERROR DA PROGRAM
WHEN MY HUSBAND WAS LEAVING MY KIDS AND I IN 2012, I WAS WORRIED ABOUT PROVIDING FOR OUR FUTURE AND I CONTACTED UMA TO FIND OUT ABOUT THEIR DA PROGRAM. LONG AND SHORT OF IT. I WAS TOLD AND PROMISED THAT I WOULD HAVE EXCELLENT TRAINING AND I WOULD BE SKILLED AND READY FOR THE JOB MARKET. THEY LIED TO ME. MY TEACHERS WERE TWO WORN OUT RETIRED HYGIENISTS WHO SAT AT THEIR DESKS, WATCHING THE CLOCK SO THEY COULD GO FOR THEIR HOURLY SMOKE BREAK. IT WAS NOT HANDS-ON... IN LAB MY CLASSMATES AND I WERE TOLD TO GO MAKE OURSELVES BUSY. AS FOR A CHECK OFF , MS. BRINKLEY DID A RUN THROUGH OR BULL S...TED. A SKILL LIKE FILLING A BROKEN TOOTH. WE WERE NEVER EVEN SHOWN HOW TO CLEAN THE AUTOCLAVE. WHEN WE DID X-RAY'S DEXTER THE DUMMY WAS BROKEN, SO WE WERE TOLD TO SHOOT OURSELVES! WE MADE CROWNS BY USING STONE IMPRESSIONS, AND WE NEVER EVEN LEARNED HOW TO CALL PATIENTS, CHECK THEM, OR HOW TO FILL OUT PATIENT CHARTS. WE JUST KEPT ONE OF OUR WORK, BUT IT WAS NEVER EXPLAINED, WHAT WE WERE REALLY DOING.
NOTHING WAS PROFESSIONAL ABOUT THE PROGRAM I WENT THROUGH.
AS FOR FINANCIAL AIDE. THEY WERE NOT INTERESTED IN MY ABILITIES TO PAY ANY STUDENT LOAN BACK, THEY JUST SIGNED ME UP FOR THE PELL GRANT AND THEN ONE SUBSIDIZED AND THE OTHER UNSUBSIDIZED LOAN, WHILE SAYING IF I NEVER MADE OVER $40,000.00 I'D NEVER HAVE TO PAY ANYTHING. THAT TOO IS A LIE.
AS FOR MS. BLANCA SHE TOLD ME I NEEDED TO FIND A DENTAL OFFICE WILLING TO TRAIN ME! IF THIS WAS THE CASE THEN WHY WAS I CHARGED $14,500.00 TO RECEIVE NO SKILLS OR TRAINING. I WOULD LIKE TO SUE THEM, AS THEY SHOULD BE SUED. I KNOW I CAN'T BE THE ONLY ONE EITHER. EMAIL nancyjplus3 AT yahoo.com IF YOU TOO FEEL SCAMMED BY THE CRAP PROGRAM YOU WERE IN. PERHAPS WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE COMING TOGETHER, WE CAN SUE THEM TO GET OUR LOANS REPAID BY THEM.
Mar 17, 2015
Shoot, so that's that one suspepos.
Mar 4, 2015
I enrolled into UMA in November of 2013 in the Pharmacy Technician program. I received my certificate and also made the Dean's List within the first quarter of my program. After I got my diploma, the career services helped me out a great deal to get me spot in the pharmacy for my externship and they hired me. I then re-enrolled to the Health Science Associates program and I am almost finished with school! I have had a few bumps with this school, but everything worked out in the end. I do agree with one person on here, they do have a tendency to blow up your phone and that can be annoying.
Mar 4, 2015
Rude, Just plan Rude
I was almost done with everything, and the lady was so rude shes like dont make this hard on your slef as like your making it, i was on my phone doing the application and i couldn't click the box that i approve of the statement and i couldnt and she was being so rude she said miss lady your making this hard. thats not professional! people like that makes me not want a education ugh.
Feb 26, 2015
Go to a Community College
Go to a community college program. Paying $15,000 for something like this is a big risk in my opinion as Florida does little to control much of what goes on in the state. It's all about the $$$$ and if you have enough they look the other way. Attend a community college where you can transfer the credit to a university as you progress in your career.
Feb 19, 2015
Just enrolled today, should I cancel!!?
So, I just enrolled today in the Medical Administrative Assistant program. It seems to be legit, but I'm kind of nervous after doing some research. And it's going to cost me $16,000+ for a diploma certificate. That seems a little high considering it's only a certificate. Not a degree or anything.
Feb 18, 2015
To Nicci in Indiana, whose intellect seems to be way above everyone else, come down off your high horse. Criticizing others shows a lack in social skills. If you were in my office, and showed this lack of concern and behavior, I wouldn't hire you either. It shows you have very little compassion for others, who, for some reason, cannot live up to your standards. At the end of your review, you sounded more like someone who works for UMA, than someone who actually used UMA to further themselves. Try and show a little more tact when criticizing others and look in a mirror, because it also shows someone who dislikes their self and needs to make others feel less. PS: When was the last time you looked at a doctors written note or even typed, I'd like to see you correct their obvious grammatical errors in front of them.
Feb 3, 2015
Stolen Valor and Crackhead
I know a UMA student who was on the dean's list, did crack and actually got a job. The only problem he was lying about his military service record. He was passing himself off as a medic and corpsman in Vietnam when he was really a small engine mechanic who never went overseas. He had a re-enlistment code of 2 for the Air Force and it means we don't want you back! I hate STOLEN VALOR types and it's a FELONY!