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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2015
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I was for the most part happy with my experience at Ashworth College .The last two years was the best. The first two years were not great. Many years ago I had to wait about two or three weeks for a course to be shipped and I couldn't move on until my paper was graded. But presently they have made improvements that are much better than years ago.

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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2009
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I completed an Associated ls Degree and I am completing Bachelors degree at Ashworth College. I have never had a problem here and it had helped advanced my career. The captain of our Police Department has completed his Masters Degree along with several police offices completing there Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. My husband is compketing his Bachelors in Management! Trust me when I say you save so much money and can complete each class at your own pace is so wonderful.

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Beware, take the course with a grain of salt!
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015
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I was attracted to Ashworth online "Basic Accounting" course due to its affordable rate and ability to make monthly payments. The text is good except for a number of typos which led me to open the pandora's box so to speak. The only nice person that I have spoken to is the one who sold me the course. She said everything I want to hear and be inspired. Once I started my studying, I came across multiple issues that I need to call and get help, that's when I start to see their system is so confusing, I got frustrated calling, waiting for a return call, and tried emailing tutors, it has not improved any bit. I received a couple of replies that are blanks, and the rest just didn't address my question instead sent me their nicely scripted correspondence form. Their staff is ill-trained, unfriendly, feisty, rude, and good only with lip service. I will definitely not recommend Ashworth to my friends. I'm one exam to go, and all excited to leave the program not because I'm proud of it.

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You get what you put in.
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014
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For me this was the way to earn my degree. I hated driving to classes after working all day. At first I was very concerned about attending Ashworth due to the negative comments I saw on the web about customer service or that its a scam. But I figured I would give it a try as I have started and quit 3 different times. Signing up took a bit that that was expected. I took advantage of the chance to test out of some of the classes in order to save money and time. This took a bit to get going but it did work out great for me. I was able to test out of 7 classes which saved me a lot of time and money in the end. Some of the classes were very easy for me and others took me back to studying once again. I did have to contact the school but it was due to my own issues and there policies. I never once had a negative contact with their customer service. If I felt I was right I would explain why and to my surprise they listened and ended up siding with me. I have not used my degree to move up in my career but I have moved on in my career and I do believe having this degree helped me and gave me one more item that others did not have. You get what you put into Ashworth I believe. If you want A's then you must do the work to get them. If you want to just get by and earn your degree at your own pace and your own environment then that path is there as well. The best part for me is that when I could no longer afford to pay upfront for each term I was able to finance my education with Ashworth with no interest. Granted you have to pay this loan before you receive your degree but you are listed as completed until your loan is paid in full. I wish I would have done this 20 years ago but of course this was not around then.

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Asma - 19 days ago

Your comment is a great help for me.Good to know that you successfully completed your degree from Ashworth.

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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Mary B - 11 days ago

I am having trouble believing your comment. You say that they are money hungry, and then say the only positive thing is the cost. Which is it????? You can't be both money hungry and yet remain affordable.

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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - 30 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 - 30 days ago

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

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Shirley - 29 days ago

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

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Shirley - 29 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 - 28 days ago

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

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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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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 - 2 months 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 - about 1 month 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 - 30 days ago

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

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Amy - 29 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 - 26 days ago

I feel bad for you. That school is worthless

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Nick - 6 days ago

Come on people... Amazon and eBay have tons of stuff online. This problem can be solved with "online shopping". Now if the material is something that a "professor" makes or is specific to that school, then be patient. I'm sure you're not the only one in the world trying to get the same materials as you. Stop being mean to each other and pointing out one solvable problem that overshadows all the good things about someone's school.

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