Ashworth College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (216)
This program worked well for me. It allowed me to enter the corporate workforce and I am now running my own successful business. Like most things, it is what you make it.
I have mixed feelings about this college, which is why I gave it a 3. I was excited to start a program with them because the program was self paced, and their tuition is the cheapest I've seen. It is really easy to get in which I had anxiety about with other schools because I was afraid of passing placement tests. I'm a single mother and I work 60+ hours a week so this college seemed like the best fit for me. When I first started it all seemed pretty easy I like the first course you take its just kind of like a "dummy course" to help you get familiar with studying at their school. I completed one course there and it took me two months and I have to say it was nice not having anyone (seriously not one time) bug me about completing an assignment or taking an exam. Then the problems started.. 1). The professor is ALWAYS cancelling live lessons mostly due to computer issues. I think this is ridiculous considering my entire education is online based. And by the way all papers due are due in APA style (if you don't know what that is then I'm happy for you) Word actually had a feature where you can cite references and I highly recommend going to YouTube and watching how to format APA style because the instructor gives awful instructions. 2). Everytime you call they are always unprofessional and rude. It seems like no matter who it is they sound uneducated and unprofessional. 3). Yo can't switch from a bachelors to an associates. This was my final straw with them. I asked them to please explain this policy and I just got "because it is". I don't understand this policy. I've never heard of a college not allowing you to elect an associate instead. If you look at Ashworth College's curriculum, the only difference between an Associates and a Bachelor is the Bachelor has 4 more semesters. They each have the exact same first 4 semester plan. So the fact I couldn't switch and to just not take the extra 4 semesters baffles me! 4). After a lesson you take an exam which is open book. Considering how easy this course is it is really hard to not do good. I read each lesson thoroughly and when I took my exam I answered each question based on what was in the open book WORD FOR WORD and somehow got a 75% (coming from being a previous straight A student). I asked the professor if she could give me some feedback on what I needed to study more and I got a "no". 5). Access to coursework seems to be unavailable a lot! I planned for my daughter to have a sleep over at my moms tomorrow night so I could get some school work done, only to get an email saying course work was unavailable the ENTIRE weekend. Well there goes me getting any done and that was my only free time. I quit going to this school today. It was just rubbing merge wrong way. I am enrolling at Penn Foster online. Same price, self pace, exceptional customer service. I see a lot of complaints about textbooks which I cannot comment because I never needed one. Only down side to Penn Foster is they my offer 2 bachelors degrees. It's mostly associate and certificates. I want to get my associate first to make sure I like the field before I move onto a bachelor. I also forgot to mention an upside to Ashworh is they did accept 24 credits from my certificate from a nationally accredited school. This just wasn't a good fit for me. I wouldn't say it's a bad school, just doesn't fit my needs.
When I need to call to open classes, exams or anything. I always experience rude, horrible customer service. Plus, they update the system almost every night and on weekends. Its hard for people who work to find time to complete exams. If you are looking for an online college. Don't make the same mistake, I made.
If you seriously care about your education please do not go here. It is not regionally accredited which means if you want to transfer to another or better school, they won't take your credits. Customer service is condescending and rude, completely unhelpful, and the instructors are not educated enough. The material used is years out of date, citing things from 10 years ago. I am trying to transfer to another school now and I'm extremely limited. After my first semester, I'm positive this school is useless and not even worth going there free.
Took online classes in AutoCad from Ashworth College in spring of 2016. my interest was in AutoCad for Mac. The student advisor lied about program curriculum and promised that the ONLINE DIPLOMA IN Auto Cad includes tutorials for MAC. I paid 150$ for the enrollment to get access to the tutorials. The tutorials were all for Windows, old materials and kind of not up to date. The Ashworth college refused to return any money and ignored my requests. The worst place ever to study. hope my review will help someone decide not to invest in ASHWORTH college any penny:-((((
The certificate program I took with this school was OK. I got a well written physical textbook and had no problems. With the degree program however, I noticed their grading was quirky. For instance they would comment on a Essay Writing exam that the essay was well written and then give me a D- grade. Also, I noticed some of the exam questions would ask about material that had not been in the lesson. When I asked the professor about this she told me to email her the question and correct answer. I did and got no response. This happened on just about every exam. The online e-books are written poorly with multiple typos and even mistakes that alter the correct info that you retain. I feel they could do a lot better with the school considering the money they have rolling in!
This school is not for everyone. You must be a self motivator, and able to concentrate and focus without someone pushing you. (As with all distance learning) I have worked in the healthcare industry for 15 years and wanted to further my education. I work fulltime, have 2 children and am pregnant, so traditional college was not an option for me. For me this program was perfect. I had the flexibility to take classes at my availability, the school accepted all of my transfer credits, and due to life experience I was able to relate to most of the course material. I am continuing my education with this school on to my bachelors degree. I love this school.
IF YOU ARE MILITARY, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT GO THROUGH ASHWORTH COLLEGE AS A CORRESPONDENT COURSE. YOU WILL NOT GET YOUR ENROLLMENT VERIFICATION SENT IN A TIMELY MANNER TO THE V.A. TO RECEIVE REIMBURSEMENT PAYMENTS. THIS WAS THE ONLY ISSUE I HAD WITH ASHWORTH COLLEGE AND THEIR MILITARY DIVISION. OTHER THAN THAT IT WAS GOOD.
I really enjoyed my experience. Every one star review I have seen is issues that are clearly displayed on either the main webpage or in the syllabus. It isn't Ashworth's fault that you cant read. Study issues? Seriously!!! Ever hear of Google? Credits don't transfer? Its written in the syllabus for you to check! The only good grip is the ones that paid and had degree delivery issues. The rest of the one stars need to grow up and get a clue.
The only reason I gave it 1 star is because I couldn't choose 0 stars. The school is a total rip off. They charged us $928.00 for a spiral bound notebook when we called for help we were put on hold for 45 min someone came on the line put us on hold n we got disconnected called back was on hold for another 30 min finally gave up. Had to quit attending due to family health and told the lady from Ashworth why, she said she was sorry to hear about that and whenever he was ready to come back just give them a call. Well we just gave them that call and they're saying that conversation never happened they would've told him to cancel the school and charged him $250 they NEVER told us about a cancelation fee they just kept charging him and sending it to collections when I tried to call the school the lady was very ignorant rude and hung up on me