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Ashworth College
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Money hungry scam
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015
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After much review, investigation and insight from my legal colleagues, I have discovered that this institution is about money and treat their student with no dignity. Not only is there instruction poor but their credits, transcripts are nearly worthless. The only positive thing is the cost and flexibility and the fact that its accredited nationally. There staff (and website give you the run around. I am disappointed that DEAC even accredited them. It is a money hungry institution with low values.I would rather look into, Penn Foster, Ellis, Cal Coast, Cal Institue, Capella, or Grantham.

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SCAM SCAM ASHWORTH
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Degree: Education, General
Graduation Year: 2016
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My former school Anthem College closed their doors and due to this I had to find another school. I did not receive my official transcripts to transfer and Ashworth College was well aware of this. However, the took approximately 350 dollars out of my account and I could not official join the school because of my official transcripts not being received. Ashworth did not state to me upon signing and knowing how long this could take for me to obtain official transcripts that I have 5 days to cancel. I partially enrolled with Ashworth on 8/29/14 and spoke to them on many occasions advising them of my status for my official transcripts. The last day per their records was 9/15/14 they claim that I spoke to a rep with their company and they advised me about the 5 day cancellation, however from 8/29 to 9/15 is more than five days. They were providing me the flexibility to cancel. But now they are not. To date they will not return my money. So now I am out of approx $350 dollars and they even were going to charge me $22 to cancel, but waived this because I told them they have $350. So before anyone joins a school, even though you are just shopping around to find out what will best accommodate you think twice before you anticipate registering with this school. Its a SCAM!

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Shirley - 8 days ago

Well Felicia they did ask you to cancel and you didn't it was your fault you didn't you have to go by schools rules and regulations a scam is when they take your money w/o a warning or not even speak to you and that wasn't Ashworth's case

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Felicia - 7 days ago

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They didn't explain this to me while joining they were well aware of my situation- no official transcripts etc. Very deceiving and not being honest up front IS A SCAM in my book! Why did I find out after the fact? I asked this question when joining they said nothing!

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Nirmani - 7 days ago

Does Ashworth ask for transcripts? I am hoping to do a Masters there and there was no mention about the required documents or other requirements ( CGPA, GRE etc). They only ask you to pay. What else do you need to register?

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Tim - 6 days ago

"Do Ashworth ask for transcripts?" Great English. I hope they require English courses.

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Shirley - 6 days ago

No Felicia they do ask for transcript sealed from your other school dont lie

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Shirley - 6 days ago

They do ask to school transcripts and it has to be straight from your old school sealed so his school is very good there are school and regulations we all have o go by and questions we need to ask

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Jake - 5 days ago

LOL. Tim you think you are so perfect ? PATHETIC to notice simple mistakes in an innocent question. Have fun hating

The Honest Truth... A Modest College That Met M...
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Degree: Human Resources Management and Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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I began this degree program in 05/2008 and I finished 01/2010 but didn't receive the degree until 05/2014 when I was able to pay it off. That is an awfully long time to wait. It was a little awkward explaining to potential employers that I finished the program but the school was holding the degree but they were mostly understanding. That was my biggest gripe with the school. I'm about to finish my Bachelors program this year and this time I'm going to pay everything up front so they'll send the rest of my class materials and later my BSBA a.s.a.p. The school is best for those who prefer self paced independent study and for those who travel or work a lot. Occasionally there were some books on back order that I had to wait weeks for and some of the people who answer the 800 number seem like they don't care but all things considered it's an adequate school that fit my needs more than a traditional "brick and mortar" college.

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Degree: Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Graduation Year: 2015
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Great School plan on getting all my degrees here.

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Melissa - about 1 month ago

How long did it take you too accomplish your paralegal degree? I was looking into getting this same degree.

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Degree: Securities Services Administration/Management
Graduation Year: 2015
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I injured myself at work, and always did grunt work. I had to watch my kids, so my wife could take over and work for income. I love the studying and exams, I read the chapter assigned,highlighting, then take my exam, approximately this takes 4 hours. I have learned allot. My brother attends MATC in WI, my friend does online through Liberty.edu. When I talk with them on subjects that they both were involved with, it seemed as my brother learned all the same material as I, my friend on the other hand seemed mainly clueless by my discussions, maybe he searched for the answers online? What I am saying is, Ashworth is a very educational study/learning system, you can do lots of extra exercises that do not get graded, I have done some, but am in a hurry, so I will do the many others when I need to refresh my memory on all the topics I learned. I also save all my study material, which is assignments meant for you to do to make the exams easier for you, but not a requirement. It's all in what you put into it, and I will finish all ungraded material and put it in my work portfolio to show employers that I did go above and beyond, to show I actively try to know all I can in order to meet or exceed their expectations. My only downfalls with Ashworth are towards the end of the courses, they combine 2 to 3 exams in one, thats hard, but it teaches you to use your time wisely. The other downfall, I had 4 exams that I had a correct answer marked wrong, but it was correct, but they did fix it right away to give me the credit. (Another lesson learned, always check your answers if marked wrong). Private security, Private investigation, Intro to psychology (6 months and 80% complete @ 4-6 hrs/day, no weekends)

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Beware....
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Degree: Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Graduation Year: 2015
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Let me start off by saying--- I am not sure about the overall credibility of Ashworth's degree programs. I obtained my Bachelor's degree in finance from an accredited university, however, I am entering the healthcare field, and I solely registered for the Medical Transcription program to gain some knowledge in Medical Terminology, and just gain some sort of experience in the field. Well, I began the program end of November, and I have been at a halt since then because they have not provided study materials. In this program, you are supposed to receive the first Medical Terminology/ Body Composition book (which is just a bunch of pages in a spiral notebook, which I did receive), an actual textbook, and a foot stepper. I have received three emails from the school advising me that they did not have the supplies available to ship out. There is no status as to when they expect the supplies to become available. This has been ongoing for almost two months. I find this to be very unprofessional. The school should not allow a student to register and pay for a class without having the proper materials available to send to the student, especially in a solely online environment. I am now 41% complete in the program, and I am not sure if I will ever complete as I have very little faith in their process. If you are looking for a degree program for the sake of having a degree, go for it! Just don't hold your breath while waiting for study material!

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RSales - about 1 month ago

I currently attend Ashworth and have received my A.A. w/Honor(proudly) and now working on my Bachelors. I in the past 4 years have only had to occasions that my books were on back order. Note that because the school is an online school and you are enrolled in a course of study many are that there may be a hold up on your course materials. It is a frustrating situation but it could happen at any school. You could ask them for the book info and order it online as this appears to be the major problem for you. Like I said I have only had 2 occasions that my materials were on back order and know how it feels to want to get through but I also consider what I am getting out of it myself. I wish the very best.

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Katarina Flynn - 13 days ago

I had this problem too, but they just opened up the next class and sent that book in the interim. I now have all of the books needed and am ready to move forth. I also attended a Junior College in my area and they too had a back order on the books. It happens to all Colleges and should not deter one from their studies or in achieving their degrees.

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Tim - 6 days ago

"Rsales", do they offer an English course? Your spelling and grammar are horrid.

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Amy - 6 days ago

I never stated that this has never happened in a typical college, however, you are deterred from your studies when you are not given the proper study materials. I'm not the 'Google' type of student and just looking to get by with just passing tests and quizzes. I am looking to retain knowledge. I am truly thankful that my goal with Ashworth was not to work towards a degree, but rather take a class to gain more knowledge in the field. Personally, I have never had a problem with books or course material being on back order at the university that I graduated from. I received the remaining course material 2 weeks ago after hounding the school since December regarding this issue. As the saying goes- you get what you pay for. Lesson learned.

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Hector - 2 days ago

I feel bad for you. That school is worthless

It works for me :)
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Degree: Construction Management
Graduation Year: 2016
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Alright, so here's the bottom line; if you want to further your career and education, it's a good school. No, it is not a top notch University. Obviously that's not what you're looking for, or you wouldn't be reading this. Am I right? It's so cheap, you don't even need financial aid. I hear people complain about not getting their diploma until the school is paid for? Yeah, that makes perfect sense. Other colleges require full payment before starting the semester. Ashworth does not. If you want to pay off Ashworth so you can receive your diploma, get a school loan from the bank and pay the off! lol. Myself, I'm doing this school to further my education in my career, so it's perfect for me. I work so much, I don't have time to physically be in school. Plus, I travel constantly. Not getting books in the mail for every class? So what, that's perfect for me, considering I'm always on the road and wouldn't be able to receive them anyways. I checked into a bunch of schools before choosing this one. I did my research and I am satisfied. How can people say they don't learn anything with this school? Obviously, you're not trying. Really, you can google search every lesson for every course? hahaha that sounds extremely miserable and a waste of time. Yeah sure, you get what you pay for. What's new? It either works for you, or it doesn't. It works for me. ;)

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John Hipps - about 1 month ago

This college riped me off for over 800.00. I started the high school diploma and didn't finish in a timely manner due to trying to work. I was told it had no time limit to finish. Non refundable. Changed the course and to finish they want another thousand and some.

Ashworth is not that bad
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Degree: Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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I am confused on how people say this is a horrible school. Teachers do communicate (every time I received a grade UNDER a C, I would get an email concerning my grades), I communicated to other students by the magical thing called a student portal BY CLICKING THE STUDENT PORTAL button, I received all rules through the other magical link called the student handbook. Yes, payment options are stretched, yes teachers do not jump on the a train to shove instructions down your throat, and yes, sometimes people in the help department are rude, I have gotten a few before, but mainly nice ones, but that is part of EVERY college. Ashworth is the third college I've attended *(the other two were physical classes -University of Florida and University of Alabama) with different degrees in all three. I just enjoy learning, but with my careers taking off, I went online. The school is incredible. If you check your emails, teachers do try and communicate with students and if you send them an email, you get a response quick, and assignments are due on your OWN TERMS, NOT in ten days! Ashworth is amazing and a wonderful place to learn. I would not mind taking a few more courses with them for another associates. I LOVE to learn! And it being online, some things will be different guys. Stop using your own irresponsibility to complain about others.

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Laura - about 1 month ago

Were you able to get a career in your field with Ashworth cause I'm getting mixed signals with other students and am currently taking a class and just want to know how it worked out for other people.

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Degree: Psychology, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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The courses are ridiculously hard due in part that the content does not make any damn sense. From every logical reasoning level. What you think could never be the answer actually is. If you fail something you really are not properly informed you will sit wondering why your cousre did not change when it was something in the wings you did not know you have to repeat. They send you to collections in a heartbeat and exaggerate the prices if you open one course and is unfinished you owe for the whole term which i was recently informed by the FTC is illegal to do so. If you chose a degree program then change your mind you must pay $50.00 and worst if you want to change from a bachelors to an associates that is not allowed and they don't advise you up front. It is exciting to go ahead though on your own time and do the classwork from anywhere. I really like the school except for those areas of opportunities i mentioned. If they fix that it would be phenominal. I have a couple classes left and several law schools accept the degree.

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Great college.
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Degree: Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Graduation Year: 2012
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I love this college I have taken my online exams and passed with flying colors I would highly recommend this school. 6 months worth of studying and taking my exams has me working better a job and now have friends also joining this college. These reviews adout people saying its a scam a rip off etc. Do not know what they are talking about. To me it seems like they didn't like something about the college and decided to take it out on the college. Don't listen to them. I'd give this college 4.5 stars.

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