Ashworth College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (215)
I joined Ashworth College for the simple reason of convenience as an online student. The course outlined on their website that I would be receiving: •Two illustrated textbooks •Study guides •Two tutorial CDs •Open-book online exams •Tutorial Assistance •Convenient online student support
After completing 3 lessons, I soon realised that I should be getting my Tutorial CDS. After calling the school they said that I would NOT be getting the CDS.
After speaking to their staff, I was given two choices either cancel the course and PAY the cancellation fees or join another course. I feel that after this experience, I did not want to start another course. Their staff informed me that the CDs were very basic and had no real input in the course. I did not enroll for just a basic course.
Regardless, I feel that I did not get what I enrolled for. I wasted my time.I think that this is unethical and I am requesting a full refund. I am still being given the run around.
For a working student every penny counts. I feel very frustrated knowing that even after all this, I was however shocked to hear that I If I cancelled I would have to pay a cancellation fee in addition. After all this, I only received one textbook from them and one study guide seems to cost me close to $300.00. This is undeniably excessive.
I supposed I would have been better off buying a tutorial CD from a bookstore then perhaps I would have gotten what I paid for.
Firstly, for anybody who is interested in this course, know in advance that it is for FRONT OFFICE medical assisting, not back office. Through the course you will learn some back office procedures, but because this is not a hands on course, you only are able to really get the "feel" of the front office part of medical assisting (even though they do not state it until you receive the course materials). You also get a feel of medical billing and coding specialization too. I started the program last month, and so far aside from what was just said, I REALLY like it. The course material is not too easy, and not too tricky, it is set up so it is easy and enjoyable to read, and is just all around set up very well. It is most definitely only for people who have the willpower and determination to teach themselves, as you can't get instruction from a teacher all the time. The Ashworth forum REALLY helps in this situation if you need help. So far I have had more success getting my questions answered there quicker than emailing the college themselves. Overall, distance education from them has its pros and cons, but I totally would recommend this college to anybody who wants to get into distance education. I love Ashworth so far =]
I am a single parent and its hard to go to school and work. They made it easy for me. I am able to work and study on my own time. I am half way though a massage techniques and now I am attending a local college and getting a bachlor degree in secondary educaation. Also I am going for an associates in accounting. Its a great college to go if your life is as crazy as mine.
Going to Ashworth was the best choice in my life. The school was almost perfect just one little problem. It took me a little while before I could find a school that I wanted to attend and one that took ashowrth credits. But I ended up finding a great Regional Accredited schools that did take Ashworth credit and I just Graduated from The regional Accredited School with my B.A. So if you are thinking about joining do it and get an Associates degree and the transfer to another college. College. Ashworth is a good school with good accredit ion. DETC accredited and it is a member of CHEA. Remember go to the U.S. Department of Education to verify any school's accreditation. Education will get you far in life
I like how they have their material setup for the technician courses but like the others have stated there isnt any interaction between the students and the staff members. I guess its a good thing I can teach myself and it has also helped that I work with professors that can help me out but still, for the money they want from you they should be able to help you along and thus far they havent. I have gone through almost the entire thing w/o any help from the staff
I am a "pioneer" student from Ashworth. I completed my H.S. diploma, earned my Associate's Degree in Business Management, and was able to transfer 100% of my credits to a regionally accredited university for my Bachelor's Degree program. They were nationally accredited by the DETC in 2000, I started the Business program in 2001. I stopped working for about 4-1/2 years half way through the 4th semester. Earlier this year, I finally finished it!
Tuition is considerably low compared to all other schools. Ashworth charges $80 per credit hour; whereas, schools like Univ. of Phoenix, Rasmussen, DeVry, Kaplan, Embry-Riddle, Judson, etc. charge $550 or more!!! These schools are also nationally accredited. When it all boils down to it; however, an employer (esp. if it's a large company) are more likely to accept degrees from regionally accredited colleges. Though Ashworth is nationally accredited, it's a great choice to work at your own pace. You should ensure your employer, or potential employer, will take degrees from these kind of schools. If not, your wasting your money, regardless of the low tuition.
I was very satisfied with Ashworth College. I graduated in March 2009 and the decision I made to get my studies from Ashworth was the best. I could study and my own time and take my exams at any time of the day or night. The payment plan also helped alot. I would recommend this College to anyone wanting to strive in life.
I just finished the online program for pharmacy tech. The reading material was good but the training sucked because there was none . They don't even help you get the next level or tell what to do .
This school was very helpful anytime I had questions they were there to answer. Took me a while to finish because of working full time but they let me work at my pace.
The pluses: Affordable, a lot of choices, could finish classes at my own pace, actually more difficult than the brick and mortar schools as you have to be very independent and motivated.
The minuses: As a nationally accredited school, many regionally accredited schools will not accept the credits. Really ridiculous since NATIONAL accredidation is more stringent than regional. It makes no sense.
The coursework is the same as any school, not as much writing of papers per se but as you are basically teaching yourself with little guidance it can be very difficult for people who need a lot of help.
My overall experience has been positive but I am concerned about the transfer of my hard earned credits!