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Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2015
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Hi, I wondered about the online environment and wanted to return to school but work and family obligations made it difficult to attend a traditional college. I found the online at Ashford to be a worthy investment. I liked that it was also a brick and mortar school established in 1918. Also, i have a few very good and extremely smart friends that attended for their MS program in HR. This was enough for me. Now, I have had to do a lot of work and remain focused over the past four years and I highly recommend Ashfor for others; as long as you are focused and ready to put in the work. It is necessary to be able to provide good feedback to some that aren't at the same level as you. I say this in response to one of the posts I just read regarding Ashford. The post is from someone in Maryland (as I am) and the complaint is written in a way that suggests the person should have continued in the program. I had a lot of frustration with people that weren't putting in the work and I did challenge these individuals to not only think about what they were doing, but to pay attention to what they are writing -- I give no credit to the post that I mention given they have no credibility simply because of how poorly the post was written! None-the-less, I found my time at Ashford to be helpful and rewarding, a lot of work and a lot of time but certainly worth it to me. I plan to attend another online program for my MS degree and the school change is only for variety! I hope this helps -- do the research but weigh all the information. I can say, after some time at Ashford I was pleasantly surprised by the Forbes joining the University. I think it adds to the legitimacy of the program.

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I would highly recommend Ashford University!
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015
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I am very disappointed to see the negative comments about Ashford. Every member of staff I ever spoke to was very friendly and as helpful as possible. I have attended for four years and never had any problems with staff or instructors. My advisers always responded in a timely manner and I feel I have received a quality education at Ashford and will most likely go on to get my Master's there. The problem is that many people are not disciplined enough to supervise themselves through life. A college degree is you responsibility and no one else's. If you do not take care of things the right way, bad things can happen such as some of the ones I have seen mentioned on this site. I kept my ducks in a row and managed four years of online schooling with this university with minimal technical difficulties. Their prices are in line with every other similar college I checked in to. I would highly recommend Ashford University to any and everyone!

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Rude Professors and staff
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015
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I would not recommend Ashford University at all. The professors are rude and disgusting. The will insult you on your feedback about your paper or journal. Also you might get insulted about your posting on the discussion board. Also if they ask you question in your discussion post don't answer cause some will get insulted. For instance I responded to the professor reply to my discussion and he was upset with me. The professors feedback on my paper was basically calling me stupid. his Exact words----Don't you think . Not to mention the recruiter who lied.

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cshante05 - 5 days ago

Ashford University is a major scam, these people are thieves and I plan to do something about it!!!!!!!! I am a current student experiencing the same issues. I am planning on filing a class action lawsuit against Ashford University under the pretense of Financial Aid Fraud please contact me at missevilgenius101@gmail.com f you are interested in taking them down. And visit... https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?mds=%2Fprofile%2Fcover%2Fchoose_photo%2F%3FredirectURI%3D%252Fprofile.php&mdf=1

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Graduatefinally - 2 days ago

I totally understand what you are saying and totally agree. A very few were good professors out of all of them. I was supposed to graduate last year but because of their mistake I paid double for it. Sucks. Want to go back to school but it will be a different school.

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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
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For starters, I am upset to see how many people had negative comments about this school. While I have been enrolled at Ashford since June, 2012 I have had nothing but great experiences. I read a comment in which someone noted that the scheduling is done by a computer, I did not know this. When I have a question or when I chose to add minors, I let my advisor know and he scheduled them right away. As for the financial aid people, whenever I need their assistance I email them, and they seriously call me within that same day and email me in case I miss their call. The student portal is so easy and useful in keeping track of everything, not to mention that the instructors are amazing. Some even offer their phone number so we can call them for assistance since they cannot be glued to the computer and respond to emails as quick as they would like. I am very sorry for those who received some type of negative experience because I am sure that that is what kept them form really appreciating the education they received. I love Ashford and will probably be signing up to the Masters program. Oh and lets not forget that this is a school designed to let you work as you can as long as you meet deadlines. Having three little girls, I enjoy and appreciate the time I have to raise them all while still getting my education.

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Literally the worst decision you could make
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Graduation Year: 2014
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This place is the epitome of scam. I don't allow (strongly discourage) any of my Sailors from attending this "school." It's a waste of money, the degrees mean nothing, and anyone who gets a degree from there will likely not even make it to the interview portion of the job process. After speaking with about a dozen HR reps after hearing so much trouble from my former Sailors were having finding a job, I've come to the conclusion that no degree is better than one from Ashford. Ashford applications typically get thrown in the trash simply because employers know it isn't a legitimate school, it's a money making scheme. You don't even need to show proof of HS or GED to get in. I can't wait to meet a guy who calls himself a doctor after getting a PHD from this place.

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Cindy Gose - 17 days ago

You are way off base. Number one Ashford is an accredited university. Number two I not only was granted an interview but was offered the job my first interview before my schooling was complete because of my education at Ashford. Ashford's fees although high are in line with every other college I checked in to before deciding on Ashford. I absolutely had to turn in a high school transcript and test out of the classes I received college credit for in 1987 to ensure I had retained the information learned. Maybe your attitude is a direct reflection on why you sailors could not find jobs.

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peter pelayo - 16 days ago

In regards to your scam statement. The school has been around since 1918, is nationally accredited, is under a quality management review, and is in partnership with Forbes to develop their business program.

In regards to a waste of money please tell me what university is cheap? I'll wait. Please also tell me how you have approached any class you have ever taken. Did you put in 100% in every assignment, project, response, book and line, and communicate with your professors?

What is most important, did you apply anything you learned outside of the classroom or make a point to find opportunities to use your education in your job or life? Because if not, then you scammed yourself thinking a piece of paper or GPA is a guarantee in life for whatever you want out of a job. That is hilarious.

I am a full time student and full time aerospace technician and manager in my field and have quite frankly found my education to not only help with my ability to reason and communicate, but also in my own personal life. Could I have gotten all this information from a library and done it myself? Yes. But we don't live in a world where your words can validate yourself without an institution for your credentials, not all the time, but most of the time.

My transcripts transferred over smoothly from my community college history and I have a detailed progress report on my GPA, grades, tuition, upcoming courses, and expectant graduation date. If you want any evidence for anything I said, email me peterpelayo@yahoo.com and I can provide just exactly how well this place is run. As someone that is a potential business owner, worker in a highly run professional field, and former community college student and Cerritos and El Camino College, this place runs like an institution should.

Kind regards,

Peter Pelayo

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Joe - 10 days ago

Jay,

You really do not know Ashford University. To start with, the college does not offer PhD programs, therefore, which Ashford are you talking about? I did a BA in Ashford in Organizational Management and went to gain admission into George Washington University with that degree to do a master degree in Project Management and I found a job in DC with that bachelor's degree from Ashford. Be truth to yourself and honorable if really you are a sailor or are you a drunken sailor?

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cshante05 - 5 days ago

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Ashford Holds Transcripts Hostage
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2015
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I was contacted by Ashford recruiting. I explained that I was looking for a program for earning my teaching credential for the elementary level and was guaranteed that their program would help me. Foolishly I trusted what I was told. As my senior year began I had still not taken any courses towards the elementary level of education. I had questioned why all my classes were geared toward preschool and was told over and over again that this was a beginning point and that the classes I was talking about would come later. The last straw came when I was assigned a course in preschool administration. I called my academic adviser (the 7th one in 3 years) and he finally got back to me the beginning of the third week of the course (too late to drop it). After that course, I called him again and was finally able to pin him down, "No, Ashford does not offer the credential program you need to get your teaching certificate". I accused him of lying to me and he said that he never promised me I'd get my credential, that he said I would get a bachelor's degree and that all you need in most states to teach. However; from the very beginning I wanted my credential and always mentioned it when talking about my future. When I found a new university and applied for my transcript, and suddenly had a balance due. I called the finance office for an explanation and the one they gave made no sense, but I can return to classes at Ashford immediately. They won't release my transcript until I pay the balance in full as long as I want to go to another school. So, I can return to taking classes from them, but they won't let me get an education anywhere else.

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Amy - 24 days ago

I'm really sorry that happened to you. There is no bigger disappointment, when u should be excited that your life that u have worked so hard for, turns out to be a fraud.

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Jay - 23 days ago

Don't worry, no actual university will accept credits from Ashford anyway so them holding your transcript is inconsequential.

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Too many advisors - 2 days ago

I know what you mean. I was there for three yeas. I went through four or five. The first two were great and after that they sucked. I am waiting to pay off a balance so I can get my transcripts and my degree.

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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015
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I am about to finish my Bachelor's Degree at Ashford University, my experience with Ashford (Online) has been nothing but positive, every single staff member I had contact with has demonstrated excellent professionalism and promptness. As graduation time nears, I am almost sad to leave the online classroom and seriously considering signing up for a Master's in Education because I am not ready to stop learning just yet. I recommend Ashford University to anyone looking to further their education one class at a time. I am sorry to learn there are some unhappy customers and really hope Ashford does everything possible to keep everyone at a good stand as they (Ashford) have done with me. Best of luck to all

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Enjoyed and learned
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2011
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Great experience. I truly gained the knowledge and writing experience needed to enhance my current career in education. While any online program is demanding the consistent course structure was a great support for an online accelerated graduate program

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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2009
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Wouldn't recommend this school to my worst enemy. They lied to me and messed my credit up and made it to where I couldn't go back to school till I had there's paid off I'm now almost 30 and finally going to nursing school to start my career. I recommend you not to do online schooling.

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elenor sparks - about 1 month ago

A professor at this school was giving the students a hard time and not responding to them. Student's turned her in and most of them were punished for plagerism. I think it's strange none of these students had trouble in the past from any professor. I think something is wrong with this and wrong with this so called school.

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cshante05 - 5 days ago

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Treated as a number, not a person
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016
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I have been with Ashford university for over a year now and I don't like how they have their computers make the schedule. The computer scheduled me for a class that wasn't part of my degree plan and then it changed my degree plan to match it a few days later. I emailed my advisor about it and the only response I had gotten was that it was. I responded that I was angry about the change and willing to leave the college if they enforced this change from the computer. My schedule did get changed back, but it's been a day and a half since I responded and never got any communication from them about it. This isn't the first time the computer scheduled something incorrectly and I had to address it myself. There is no checks and balance system for their computer system and the advisors only do a little bit of the actual scheduling. It's up to the student (which has to pay full attention to the changes made in their degree plan/schedule) to ensure that the computer is doing the right thing. I would not suggest this college to anyone because they treat you as a number in their system and they will only call you if you are late on your assignments or have paper work to fill out. If it's something that they own you, good luck receiving any information on it from them unless you ask. The only reason why I'm staying in this college is because I only have 1 year left and the college I received my Associates from doesn't have a Bachelor's degree program in education.

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Tammie Dunn - about 1 month ago

I am just starting and I received a course list for my degree and I can tell you what class I will be taking before any computer prints a schedule. Computer programs are not perfect and let me guess - who is responsible for your activity? You, right? Of course you have to verify things are done the way you expect them to be. It sounds like you are trying to put your laziness onto someone else. Something as important as a college degree leading to a career needs to be monitored, but that's only for people that actually are acting like they have a stake in their education. A degree in education - you wouldn't teach people to expect others to do everything for them would you?

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Sara Spaulding - 25 days ago

Sounds to me like you must be employed at Ashford, Tammie. The only person who should be monitoring the classes of a student is the Advisor, as they are the ones who KNOW which classes you need to take for your degree and WHEN the best time is to do it. Stop shifting accountability to the student, we pay for our degrees and we expect these lazy advisors to do their jobs since they are being compensated to do it.

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Rhonda - 5 days ago

Just to let everyone know that computers do not generate or reschedule students at Ashford. This is done by Matriculation and Student Advisors. There is also no way of the computer changing a degree. The student must request this change via an online form in their portal.

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