Ashworth College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (247)
Well, the first month went swimmingly. Got my books in a timely fashion and finished the first section. Now? It's been almost a month since I completed the first assignments and can't continue because my material is continuously delayed. I'm about ready to call and see if I can't just cancel because they keep taking my money every month yet no books. It's getting old.
After reading so many bad reviews I felt that I needed to set the record straight. I received my AS in Criminal Justice in 2011, the tuition iwas affordable and the books and materials where just as good as the ones from a brick and mortar school. Reading is what you get from it, if I wanted more in depth info on a subject a book talked superficially about I would just google it or go to the library. Hello! Seriously you got to do the work! It's truth that not all schools accept transfers but some will and good ones too. Bellevue University in Nebraska accepted all credits and 2 years later I had my bachelors. I never had problems with customer support, probably because I didn't call a lot , but when I did I got me questions answered, no problem.
I have read some pretty bad reviews on here and I feel that people are entirely misinformed about nationally(NA) and regionally accredited(RA) schools and transferring credits. Colleges/University's do not have a "one size fits all" rule that applies to every single person. It is a "general" saying that NA credits won't transfer to RA schools, this is not a lie, however, it is entirely based on a case by case basis. I have my Associate degree from a NA college and I went on to get my bachelors from CSU which is RA and they were going to accept 30 credits. If you have a NA degree you are not excempt from going to a RA college and getting credits transferred. Yes, you are going to find that some RA schools will not accept NA degrees, but there are a lot that will. For instance, Capella's masters degree requirements are that you have a bachelors "from an accredited school whose accrediting agency is recognized by the Department of Education". NA is recognized by th Dept of Education. It really just depends on your case, what you already have your degree in, and what you are trying to pursue at their college. It also helps to write an essay to the college along with your application that specifies what you learned at your previous school and why you should be considered for enrollment if you have NA credits you want transferred to a RA school. And make sure you are kissing major butt with your admissions rep because it is ultimately up to them if you are accepted and word of mouth goes along way when they credit evaluation team is evaluating your credits. Ashworth college is a great school and there are plenty of colleges that will accept your degree/credits from them.
Ashworth college is absolutely the worst place to call a school of education. It is horrible. Anyone who has anything remotely good to say about them is either crazy or lying. They seem to be rude to people just because they enjoy it. They send books for the wrong classes and then don't understand why you would be frustrated. I don't think half of the teachers even hold a bachelor's degree let alone a Ph.D. I think this school is in it for the money only and they could care less about the students. Did you ever notice your grades are wrong on tests and they don't even want to fix them. Whenever you have to get something corrected they somehow try to change it to be your fault. I wish I re thought this whole process before starting with them. I don't care if it takes me another two years, I will start over with a school who is at least on the up and up and knows what they are doing. Ashworth college is a sham and they should be closed down. I am surprised they haven't been yet. Anyone one who has anything remotely good to say about this place is crazy. They are rude, demeaning and they talk to you like they have no common sense. It feels sometimes as if they want you to get a bad grade. This school is a big ripoff and should be put out of business.
First, let me say that I did not finish the course. This is only a review of my time with Ashworth. To take the medical billing and coding course you MUST be able to teach yourself. Essentially they give you information, it is up to you to learn it. The tests are incredibly easy and aren't an indicator of what you have learned thus far. I also recommend that you purchase additional books on the subject. (I found Medical Billing and Coding/ Medical Terminology for Dummies quite helpful.) That being said, if you are willing to put in the work yourself this is a good program for the price. As to contacting Ashworth...if you can avoid it, don't. It takes forever for anyone to get back with you and you're constantly speaking to someone new. It took days to get in touch with someone who could help me with cancelling my program. It's very frustrating, but considering the price of the program I can't complain too much. Overall, if you are looking for an affordable medical billing and coding program then Ashworth is fine. Just know that you get what you pay for at least in terms of customer service.
Just graduated with my associates in Computer Information System. I have great things to say about the school and some not so great. Quite a few folks are dogging Ashworth, but I want to clear some things about the school. First, are credits transferable? They aren't. Don't come here and expect to transfer to another school with them. Most folks enrolling here should know that once they're in, they should see it through. Is communication with teachers hard? It can be. Some teachers are easy to get a hold of, some are not. I never experienced a time where it hindered my course work. Are textbooks outdated? Some might be a few revisions behind, but if you ever taken a college course in your life, you know very little changes from revision to revision. We all know that is mainly a ploy to force students into buying the latest and greatest. Is Ashworth a for-profit school? Yes. But if it wasn't for the endless stream of taxpayer dollars propping public universities, they would also be for-profit. It really doesn't change the educational experience. I will add that sometimes dealing with student center hotline can be dreadful, so be patient with some of these people. Having said all that, Ashworth does, in fact, offer amazing value. They proved to be cheaper than even most community colleges. The student portal is well-laid out and easy to navigate and use. Course material is college grade and can range from easy to moderately difficult depending on your major. The approach of 'school at your own time' is great for those working moms and dads that can only squeeze in a few hours of schooling a week. I was able to finish my associates degree in under a year. I attempted to get a degree 3 other times in the past. Sitting in a classroom with some idiot kid never worked for me. Ashworth's formula worked great for me. So, if you're a working person out there, perhaps with a family, that needs a degree because new society realities are forcing you to get one, Ashworth College might just be what you're looking for. And no, I don't work for Ashworth. I'm a newly graduated student that is extremely happy with the results.
I attended Ashworth College for my BS in Psychology. I wanted to become a Case Manager of some sort, at the time I had no idea what I wanted to do for my career. I finish my BS paying a little over $11,000 because of my extensions for work. I now work at Treatment Center (Substance Abuse) and I'm very please with my pay rate above $18 hr for two years now. I could not have achieved my career without my BS from Ashworth College.
I started the RN to BSN program on Jan 17 th and just finished the first class. My instructor was nice and caring calling me weekly to discuss any issues. The first class was hard but everyone at Ashworth was very helpful. The classes affordable with payment plans and I work on my own schedule
This is a online college, if this isn't what you wanted then go attend a college. This school offers the same as any other college, but you must know how to steer your life no one going to do it for you. With that all said, I have no problems with all the, classes, assignment or instructors. Yes, you get what you pay for for Ashworth Associate $3600 phoenix Associate $27,000 you do the math. Are you there to learn or pay?
I'll make this short and sweet... Prospective students, please do your homework and read through some of these comments. There is a reason why people take time out of their life to warn others of Ashworth College. Sure there are good and bad comments...but there are a lot of bad comments. Yes, the school is Nationally Accredited, which is actually held to a lower standard than Regionally Accredited schools. Yes, it's accrediting agency is recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Education (search for yourself). However, if your occupation requires any sort of licensing - YOU ARE OUT OF LUCK. Also, if you plan to transfer your undergraduate credits to a regionally accredited school - GOOD LUCK - In my opinion, 8 out of 10 regionally accredited schools will not accept credits from a nationally accredited school. I'd say 9.5 out of 10 will not accept Ashworth's credits. How do I know? Because I spent a very long time reading transfer policies and talking to admissions counselors at various schools around the U.S. One school in Missouri flat out said, "We won't accept anything from Ashworth." Ashworth College is cheap, yes, but you get what you pay for - EXTREMELY little if any interaction from professors. The feedback you receive on assignments is maybe two sentences. Ashworth College being "FOR PROFIT" should say it all.