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Ashford University
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110% Effort or Else Your Bound to Fail
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Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2017
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I felt compelled to write a review on behalf of Ashford University as a student and not an employee. All the negativity I have read is far from the opposite to my experience. My student advisor may have changed a few times, but who cares--as long as I have one. Secondly, people complaint of cost; well, one should be smart enough in this day an age to do a little research on school tuitions before enrolling like I did. I loved the rep that helped me enroll in school, if it were not for him; I would not have known that my work offers tuition reimbursement and since they are accredited; my company pays up to $5,000 of the cost. Yes, I agree that the tuition cost is excessive; but then again,. so is the cost of technology. One can pay hundrerds of dollars for a smartphone (yearly), but is complaining about their cost for their future. I am nearing my junior year and I have nothing but good things to say about the staff. The instructors are quick to answer my questions and have even praised me on several occassions for my excellent work. I have not been in a school setting since 1996 and so, I was freaking out; however, Asfhord helped be get through it. I work 10-hour days----5 days a week and so, this has become a very flexible way I can learn and further my academic and professional career. My theory is, if you cannot follow the simple instructions and questions of an instruction, than one is not putting in their 110% effort. I say this because I hate math with a passion, which I always failed math; but yet, with the help of my teacher, classmate, and resources, I was able to pass the class with a 94% since I gave more than 110%. Moreover, because of this school, I have been inducted into 2 different well known honor societies since so far I have aced all my classes because of my drive for success. I find it interesting that people can complain when in fact, they have the choice to do whatever they please including how they spend their money. I do agree with the positive comments that unless you put your best foot forward and strive for success, you will fail in anything you do in life. In order to face the easy road to life, one must face turbalance and hardship to get there. Life was never meant to be easy, look what Jesus Christ (if you believe) endured for our sins. Overall, I am loving this school for getting me to have some college courses under my belt in oppose to just a high school diploma. Since I enrolled in school, my grades have granted me two HUGE raises. Therefore, for those that say that this school is not worth it, well it was to me because I get paid more than double than I was before beginning this school and it is not as hard as many make it out to be. If you have apurpose in life, than make it happen. #PlainAndSimle

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Ashford Terrible Online College
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Degree: Human Resources Management and Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2018
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Ashford University seemed to be the only online college that offered a degree to obtain my career goal. The enrollment adviser was great. I attended for a year, every week or so they change your Academic Advisers, Either Instructors do not care or are just idiots. I have not learned anything going to this joke of a school. The Library is a joke, you are required to use Scholarly Resources on all assignments including discussion post and they must be from the Ashford Library, however, none of the links in the library ever work. I got so tired and frustrated of trying to find an article that there is access to. You spend more time going to broken links than writing your final paper. The only person seems to know anything are the enrollment advisers, they are con artists and their goal is to get you stuck in courses and waste your money. They do a great job, everyone else working for Ashford got their degrees out of a cereal box, because if you write with any sign of intelligence they accuse you of Plagiarism even when you prove it is not through Turnitin.

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I recommend Ashford University, nice undergrad ...
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Degree: Psychology, General
Graduation Year: 2012
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Ashford is a great school. For me it was my first college experience and I was able to advance my career. The classes are interactive and the instructors/professors are very knowledgeable. The strong points of Ashford is the student services, the interaction of the classes and the help you get from the instructors/professors. The weak points is Ashford is a bit spendy, overall the cost is comparative to most online classes. I felt what you get far out weighed the cost. I recommend Ashford for the student that wants flexibility and enjoys the online class environment. Good luck all.

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Degree: Science, Technology and Society
Graduation Year: 2014
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Ashford is basically a scam. They lie about every single thing just to get you to sign up. They dont tell you that your degree will be useless and you will have to repay a ton of debt with no job because every employer thinks online schools are a joke.

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ADF - 9 days ago

I'm taking a class with them now. What do you mean by degree is useless? Were you not able to obtain a position post graduation? Please HELP!!!

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max nah - 3 days ago

Personally I do not have problem with the instructors rather the administration lied too much when it comes to financial aspect. You will receive so many different messages from so many people in the finance department with lots of inconsistencies. As the result you or one doesn't even know where he or she stands.

Pricey, but worth it.
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2012
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After reading several negative reviews regarding Ashford University, I thought I would finally write and send in a review of my own. I found access to the site very safe and reliable. The staff and administration was always there for me. In order to complete an on-line education, one must have initiative. I believe that all of the complainers are lacking is some areas, and therefore; have problems that eventually escalate, causing frustration and/or failure. Ashford is pricey, but because of the convenience, very well worth it.

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Robin Gray - 8 days ago

Thank you for your comment. I feel so much of the media fallout concerning Ashford being a "For Profit" scam is truly given by those who failed to meet the challenge of online University. What do you call brick and mortar schools that charge $50,000. a year? The punch line must be FOR PROFIT. Every instructor I had at Ashford was a PhD, helpful, involved and the work was Hella challenging. I miss learning like that.

I have not found work that is worthy of my Degree, however, that is on me, I do not have the experience that the jobs require even though Ashford more than prepared me intellectually for those jobs; specifically the Forbes School of Business. People who talk trash about this online school have weak cognition, it is accredited. What other trends that cannot be stopped do they dispise.

Don't do it to yourself!!
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Degree: Psychology, Other
Graduation Year: 2012
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This is not a good college at all. They lied to me when I enrolled. They changed my coursework several times. They tried to drop me because they would not send me the paperwork I needed to fill out. Then they changed my fafsa paperwork so I would stop getting aid and had to pay them out of pocket before I could get my two BA degrees. And finally they decide right when I get my two diplomas in the mail that I have one degree and two diplomas. They lied and jerked me around for 4 1/2 years. It was insane. Do not go here. They are terrible to students and rude and over priced.

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Excellent online school for working adults or b...
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Graduation Year: 2015
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I found Ashford University to be an excellent online degree program. Thier student portal which was also accessible from mobile devices was very user friendly and professionally run. The online library database and option for e-books made it easy to access reference material or study anywhere. The five week classes with discussion posts due on Day 3 of each week, a 3 to 5 page paper or quiz due on day 7 of each week and a 8 to 15 page paper or research project due at the end of every class, greatly improved my research and writing skills. I have taken 35 classess with Ashford and have writen over 150 papers.

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Good Experience
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2011
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I had a fine experience with Ashford. I had attended community college previously and most of my credits transferred. I had also took a financial certification test through my job and was able to receive transfer credit for it as well. Ashford was beneficial for me because it allowed me to complete schooling while continuing to work. I actually wanted to attend a traditional on campus school but many of their classes are daytime and are designed for the "traditional" college student. I guess I could say that I was born during the right time because this option wasn't always available. The classes challenged me. I think like with anything you get out of it what you put into it. It takes self discipline. I had taken a hybrid online course at community college so this wasn't my first experience with distance learning. As far as degree credibility I have not had any problems. I applied for classified jobs with the school system. Some positions required college credits or verification of a degree. I submitted transcripts and it was fine. In instances where the pay was more for a bachelors I received more. I worked in 4 different districts. I also was accepted into an alternative teacher certification program with this degree. So for me I have not had any problems with the degree being accepted.

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Ashford is not for quitters: Ashford is for Suc...
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2018
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Ashford online is a wonderful school to attend! I am a sophomore nearing my junior year, and have had some wonderful experiences with the staff, counselors and professors! Of course, every now and then, you are going to run into those that are not so attentive; however, the good overcomes the bad. Any time I have a financial situation, my financial advisor is always prompt in answering all my questions and getting the ball rolling. If I have something I don't understand, my professors have always been prompt. The work is hard, yes, but if it weren't, I would not be accomplishing anything. You definitely have to have a desire for an education when you go to Ashford, without it, you will be one of the sooth-sayers like you find on here complaining because it's always somebody else's fault other than your own. And, Ashford, I guess, is the perfect one to lay your failures on, huh? Ashford is a wonderful school if you are will to put everything else aside, and make your studies top priority. It's not putting your family aside, it's securing a future for your family. Do not let negativity cause you to lose what Ashford has to offer you! Those complaining are just needing someone else to blame for their failures.

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Robin Gray - 7 days ago

Also Think about this: at UCBerkeley or any highly accredited school how often do students get to call or email their professor??? or ever meet face to face.

More accurately, 300 people in a lecture hall is "distance learning".

Viruses
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Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2015
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Never even made it past a month before my computer shut down from the viruses. Their tech support told me to lower my antivirus security but still there wasn't anything I could do to get to the "safe" links needed for assignments. I've done other schools online and never had a problem with my security until this school. Now I can't go get it fixed since they had to drop me since I had no other means of getting it fixed and also no resources to stay in their guidelines. Not going back to this school even after I finally fix my computer.

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dixie - about 1 month ago

I am a sophomore @ Ashford, and have never had any trouble with the technology they have to offer. Maybe it is a "you" problem. After all you did mention that you have done other schools online. What are you trying to take, your ph.d, or something? Did you graduate from the other schools you took online? If so, that is wonderful. Otherwise, after dropping out of the other schools, you might want to look in the mirror, and start blaming the right one. Its not Ashford's fault if you goofed around and picked up a worm. It is seriously a slight chance you got a worm from Ashford's technology because it is highly secure. I am one true witness to Ashford's Awesome Technology & Constellation!!! Go Ashford! Dixie

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Tracy - about 1 month ago

Actually I'm only going for my bachelor's. I decided to switch degrees and the one I was going to didn't offer it. And as far as the "me" problem it's not. I have taken it to my computer guy and he tracks everything down. Also I know that it is from them since this was a brand new computer and I only used it for school. No games or email. So next time you want to put blame on someone get the whole story. Don't assume since you made yourself look stupid.

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dixie - about 1 month ago

It can't be Ashfords technology, I have never got a worm from them and neither have any of my peers! But whatever, use any excuse for your failures as you want. For anyone reading this, you do not get a virus from Ashford's technology! It is highly secure, and undoubtedly this lady is really lacking college level cognitive skills anyway as it is childish name calling.

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jfin - 28 days ago

I have had the same problem on multiple computers with virus protection only used for class. I have had to be in constant Contact with IT because of things not working in the student portal as well. Definitely not a user error, it is the school platform.

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Kayli - 19 days ago

I have been going to this school since 2012 and not once have I had virus problems and have multiple devices I use for my classes. One of them a gaming rig so honestly I agree with dixie on this matter. There is no way its Ashford. Not once in three years has anything gotten on my computer from them. Thats two different computers a tablet and android phone non of which got bugged, all of which I still use. Maybe its just you have cruddy anti virus software but then Im wrong right? You probably have the best in all the world and there is just no way it could be your fault. Closed and Shut case according to you so why even bother complaining about it. Plus a month? That is not a fair amount of time to give any company/school a fair chance to prove themselves.

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