Ashworth College Reviews
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The school is great, and the people who I have talked to over the phone have been polite and ready to solve any concerns. Like with any organization you have to learn patients when it comes to calling the school. Even though my questions and concerns were handled in a timely manner. I completed my Associate of Science Degree in Early Child Hood Education and this year 2016 my Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Child Hood Education. Starting Jan. 2017 will start my Master in Healthcare Administration. I recommend this school regardless of what other negative people may say. This is a great school. Thank you Ashworth College.
Hey everyone, I thought I would share my experience. I graduated from a vocational high school in 2014, then I decided to take a year off because to be honest I had no idea what I really wanted to do, money was a bit tight but I still had the motivation to go to school knowing I needed to start somewhere affordable in education so I looked at Ashworth's General Studies associates program. I contemplated back and forth enrolling but before I actually committed I called a few state colleges in my area and I asked if I took this program through Ashworth, would they accept the college credits later on if I went to state? Fortunately two out of the three that I contacted said yes. With that, I enrolled into the general studies program. Sometimes assignments are slow to be graded but I think that comes with any college depending on the class size. The materials and workload is great, I have no complaints there. The general studies program overall is a great start if you don't know, or just need some preparation on where you want to go next in your life/career. While working on this, I started searching around on what I wanted to do for a bachelors, based on the affordability and the transferring of the credits I have decided to go and major in business with a concentration in human resources. Right now, I am just working on finishing this associates degree so I can keep moving forward. On a scale of 1-10 1 being the worst experience, 10 being the best...right now I would probably give it a good solid 8. As I have read some of the reviews and have conducted my own personal research, I have seen the debate between national and regional accreditation. Here is my view on it. IF you are receiving an education ...then you are receiving an education. Just because "regional" is the high and mighty standard, let me ask you this. With regional accreditation, yeah we get it its best than not. However, in some cases tuition skyrockets and you are left in debt. Some people like myself, who is neither rich nor poor can really afford that just as well as many others. To some people, if regional accreditation is so important to you that you're willing to tell people otherwise....are YOU going to help pay for their tuition? For some, this is the only smart resource they can manage right now. Its degrading to those, who are putting their time and effort in to better their lives to try and get where they want to be and all they hear is "National accreditation is not good enough, its low class, its worthless." Well here is a reality check for some of you. Unless you yourself, are going to personally pay for the expenses of going to an expensive on campus college....shut up and stop being so arrogant. It makes you the little person, not us. We are taking the initiative of getting an education to build ourselves up. Guess what, like I had said in this review, state colleges depending on their policies accept Ashworth. It takes building yourself to get to where you need to go next and like I said, its a start. Commentators on here who think they are so entitled, step back and think about it before you start beating your chest like a narcissistic Tarzan. I came here for my start and I am going to a state college next year after I am finished with my work here and I know I am going to be satisfied with both experiences. Thank you!
This college is exceptional! I love their degree program for Business. Everything about it is incredible. I think the materials and the education they provide you with is immaculate, I enjoy learning about business and how it works because I learn more things and I get to put what I learned into my career 100% and its so worthwhile. I am already getting very positive feedback in what I am doing so far. Right now, I work at a marketing firm and everything I learned, I use and more so much so that I have been leading the firm for three months now as a business- marketing lead.The cost is affordable for an amazing education and what you are getting is truly worth every cent. I don't understand some of the negative reviews on here I mean, some of the things you are pursuing you need an externship to support what you are learning academically, the accreditation is on point and the staff, professors and tutors are really great. This is the way independent learning is. It is about self advocating. I highly recommend this school, It is remarkable. For those who desire a good and solid education, I recommend Ashworth. I am very much looking forward to what lies ahead in my bachelors. I believe I made an excellent choice with this school.
I just graduate from Ashworth College. This is a good college even though it is nationally accreditation. There are schools accept Ashworth College credits that is regionally accreditation are Liberty University, Southwestern College Professional Studies, Western Governor University, American Military University, West International University, Trident University International. If you are using term schedule, which mean your tuition is paid by your company tuition fund or military tuition assistance. The classes are self pace if you are paying tuition out of pocket for you can take your time to complete the courses. You can only have two courses open at a time in your student portal. Once you are finished your course, just sent a request in the student portal to open your next course. There are no interaction with other students such as group projects or group discussion board for self pace enrollment. All books are included with tuition, the books are mail to your address. Ashworth College do not accept FAFSA. If you are going to get your bachelor, I highly recommend you to get the Associate Degree first because you can have Associate, 4th semester free if you are paid in full, and the courses are the same as the first to fourth semesters. The semester exam you will need a proctor, it can be anyone other than relatives, family, and friends. When you take the semester exam pass the exams on the first or second time, you only have two chances, if you don't you will be place on academic review. I hope this help.
I have no complaints with this school at all. Everything that was received has been on time, shipped in a well packaged box with the schools name and emblem on it and never used. The courses are great and I loved learning their psychology program. The professors are very pleasant and helpful (if you are a decent person and treat them with respect.) And they are there to help if you need clarification. Just "ask your faculty" when you click on your course. There you will see you have your professors you can interact with. I did the pay in full tuition choice which was not only affordable but really helpful because while working as an intern at a behavioral health facility I am able to work and learn simultaneously. My employers recognize my degree and are helping me prepare to land a position in there facility permanently while I work on getting my license. This school is a perfect match for some and when it is they are happy with it and feel like they are getting the best that they should be. For others, this school is absolutely not for them but unfortunately it all comes with trial and error and that's okay. However, don't blame a school(any school for that matter) when something doesn't go your way that you were responsible for. A school where you're going to advance yourself (key word here:advance) you are going to get an advanced education. That's why the programs are designed a specific way so that since they are advanced programs you are able go challenge yourself on your own. Not with everyone holding your hand through it. That's not how it goes at all of you're an adult. Thankfully this school was a great match for me, it fit my needs academically in all areas and it doesn't have to be "Harvard" or "UC Berkeley" it just had to be a school where you know you're getting a real and good education. There are hundreds of schools that are just as good if not great and this school is one of them. I loved their psychology program and I still have all my books to this day I still refer to if needed. The graduation was the best, I had my family there and we celebrated just like a graduate should. In life, you're not going to be handed everything on a silver platter. You're going to have to put in the work to get to where you want to be. You want "straight A's"? Work hard. You want employers to accept you? Market yourself and your attitude.The only thing I have to complain about, is people not taking into consideration that their own approach is the way you're going to be viewed no matter where you go. It's the impression and impression is important especially when applying to the career. Being a psychology major I learned to apply more than just what the curriculum has. It changed my perception a lot in life and for the better. I'm very happy I attended this school. It might not be perfect, no university is. However, it's always changing for the better. Take this review as you will, I am saying my piece and I've had an exceptional experience. Good luck.
To make a long story short, this was a waste of time and money. Since I graduated from this basic college, I have yet to find an employer that take this diploma that I paid for serious. On top of all that I called them to get a transcript because I'm joining the sheriff department and they have the nerve to charge me to get this nonsense transcript. Really? I do better saying you'll don't exist. I just want to add that I did receive degrees from real schools after finishing at Ashworth College and it does make a big difference. I now hold a MSW and can use it in all the states I have move to.
~ THE REAL DEAL ABOUT ASHWORTH COLLEGE ~ Alright people, here is my experience and the real breakdown of Ashworth College. First, Ashworth College is in fact an accredited school, if you have doubts, go to the U.S. Department of Education website, click on the accreditation search and type in Ashworth College. Rest assure, they are in fact accredited. HOWEVER, they are a nationally accredited school - not regionally accredited. For those who don't know, regionally accredited schools are considered the "gold standard" in academia. These schools include Harvard, University of Alabama, Stanford, Florida State University...get the idea? There are two problems, that I found, which come from attending a nationally accredited school, such as Ashworth College. One, its very difficult finding a regionally accredited school that will recognize and transfer over credits from a NA school. THERE ARE schools out there that will accept NA credits though, its just a matter of reading the schools transfer policies and then sending them your transcript to see if they'll accept them. Don't be disappointed if 9 out of the 10 schools you contact don't accept them, but don't give up searching. The second problem is in regards to licensing. If a career your pursuing requires some kind of state licensing, such as being a teacher - your going to be out of luck, as the majority of state licensing requires that degrees be from regionally accredited schools. ABOUT ASHWORTH - my experience with Ashworth was so-so. I quickly learned that the "tutors" weren't actually tutors. If you have a question about math, you'll likely end up speaking with the same person who "tutored" you with your last science question. They're not tutors. The person you speak with over the phone is most likely not competent in the particular area your inquiring about. Additionally, these "tutors" often seemed bothered whenever I called them. It seemed like I was inconveniencing them by calling and asking for help. They are very low class, low quality people. If your looking for a strong support network and good academic advisors - you won't find it at Ashworth. WHAT I DID - so I enrolled in the Criminal Justice program and wanted to "test the waters." I planned on obtaining an associates degree. During my studies, I was researching tons and tons of schools, reading transfer policies and trying to find a RA school that would allow me to transfer over my RA credits from Ashworth. My planned ultimately worked. I took advantage of Ashworth College's cheap tuition and self-paced courses. I worked daily on my assignments and completed a lot of classes over a one year period. I found a regionally accredited school in IOWA, that accepted every single one of my credits. I ultimately transferred over 90 credits to this institution, leaving me with 10 classes to finish until earning a bachelors degree from a regionally accredited school!! So essentially, I took advantage of Ashworth - not vice versa. In short - you need to do your homework. If you have a plan, figure out exactly what's required in order for you to accomplish your goal. Ashworth will allow you to earn a degree from an accredited school, but if you plan on transferring your credits you need to do your homework and find a school that will accept their credits. Last, don't expect quality service from the people at Ashworth, as the saying goes, "you get what you pay." I hope this helps. Good luck!
Beyond any school I've ever been a part of I am in love with this one! Choosing this school above all others was the best choice to make. I dreamed of majoring in business and so as soon as I was enrolled, everything started falling into place beautifully. I almost into my second year of my career in a highly reputable company and everything I have learned from this school I am able to use in my job. All my materials came in within 5-7 days and we're always packaged, published by highly known authors and were brand new. Assignments in general take 7-10 days however I was fortunate to receive mine back within 3-5 days which was awesome. Everything that was returned back to me had a comment from the professor/grader and we're always very pleasant and giving pointers. You do have contact with professors. Don't listen to those who say "there is no professor!" Yes there is. Like I said there is a section when you login that you have all the opportunity to talk to your professors and they respond back. The professors I had are tough but they want the best for their students in the long run. I am going to he returning for my masters in the coming new year of 2017 and I can't wait. I loved being part of this school then and I still love being part of it now. Study hard, dedicate yourself and know that what you have here with their education is the best. This experience has opened so many doors for me and for that I am very thankful and happy!
Graduating in 2014, I had the best time with Ashworth. I ended up getting right into a CJ career right after graduation and I have been there ever since. I am proud to say I make 4x more money what I do now than before. Getting into your chosen career is absolutely possible with this school its just a matter of achieving your goals and marketing yourself for the job. The materials I received were fresh and up to date, courses were challenging yet informative and completion was a success! Very happy I chose to be part of this school I wouldn't have had it any other way. This school in particular is filled with high quality education and that is the most important part. It was affordable and in my opinion its first class education. I graduated and am now happily working in my career which was my goal to be part of Criminal Justice. Now that I am, I have no complaints nor regrets. I dedicated myself to my education and I made it happen.
Tech support is good and they respond quickly. The website goes down for maintenance every once in awhile as they update classes and materials. All my books and materials are automatically sent with no need to download additional materials. Always a quick response to questions from professors. Tuition is reasonable, and never had any issues with making payments. The site is easy to navigate and the classes are excellent.