Ashworth College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (240)
If it was not Ashworth College - Healthcare Management, my career would not have enhanced. I studied everything that is necessary for my job to become a manager. Text books were amazing. I don't have any negative comments to make. Students who are thinking a lot about pursuing a course, can definitely go ahead without any hesitation. Thanks a lot....!!!
Best school to get an education from, I am a certified teacher at a preschool and earning my degree from Ashworth has been an amazing experience! I was intrigued with the development of children's minds and observing how they apply their skills to everyday life. This inspired me to be a teacher because I want to have a part in their lives as they grow! I have been teaching for just a little over a year now and counting :) I absolutely recommend this school. I desired to be a teacher more than anything, I believed in myself and here I am today!
Between this and University of Phoenix, this was the gold all the way. I'm not kidding. I graduated with an associates from my local state college and I wanted to pursue a bachelors while in the midst of getting started in my career in youth counseling and to also be able to take care of my young son as well. So it was a balancing act. I first looked into U of P in the very beginning back in 2014 and that place...from my experience is the epitome of a dumpster. Seriously. They had absolutely nothing, everything was outdated, some things were ripped when I received them in the mail,stained, oh my god it was horrendous!! What college gives you that?! I did not waste any time in calling them and they were the rudest in the midst of the phone call! I was relieved when I no longer had to deal with them, I mean I am trying to pursue more in my career and give my son a brighter future, how dare they try to take advantage of a student like that? There I was, back at the drawing board so I went through my options and I did some research into Ashworth and I guess you could call it an "emergency" because I needed to be in school so I could keep my career going and so my employers knew I was pursuing more schooling. I saw that Ashy(my nickname for it, haha) had the psych program which I am interested in because I hope to be a child psychologist one day. I called the school and was put on the phone with the nicest advisor, he was very helpful in answering all my questions and coordinating what route I should go in my program and in future before I even enrolled in the first place. I told him my story of what happened and he took the time to listen and at the very end of our phone conversation was when I made the executive decision to enroll at Ashworth. It was the beginning to the best choice! He helped enroll me, told me what I would be expecting in the mail and while I was on the computer looking through the semester courses I was asked him certain questions in regards to certain courses and he answered them all with the most polite and pleasant voice I ever encountered. I even asked him "Is this really the set price for each semester if I were to enroll now?" and when he confirmed it I said "you're kidding me!" I liked the fact it was really affordable and I was going to be getting 10x the better education than U of P could even cough up. About less than a week later I really started digging into my classes and it was perfect! Each course was so detailed and I stayed right on it the entire time, my sister helped watch my son while I was doing study sessions so I could have some peace and quiet and everything felt like it was finally on the right track. I have been thinking about filing a complaint against UofP for their deceptive programs and rude personnel. I will never ever return there but I will absolutely return to Ashworth if there is another program I am interested in in the future. For career or my own personal preference it doesn't matter because they have it and are willing to help may that be phone, email, person, carrier pigeon whatever it may be they are willing. I have been an independent person for a long while, I am raising my son, I am working full time and I am learning on my own to get me to my career goal one by one but my absolute main goal above all is to make sure that I maintain the ability to give my child the best life. That is #1. This momma is on her way and there is nothing stopping her.
Money hungry, does not care about students. They are only in it for the money, they could care less what it takes to get it. They are very pushy and unprofessional. They only tell you what seems to be benefits of attending the school but fail to mention about the unreasonable costs to attend such courses. Rip off!
I would recommend to everyone to enroll with Ashworth. I discovered that prestigious college such as SUNY ESC was very bad college for me and Ashworth much better, so I transfererd my credits to Ashworth. Teleconferencing, tutoring, assistance, were very educative and everything is very good organized. In addition, I had the experience with Penn Foster as well and it's not better than Ashworth. Penn has very strict English instructors, and SUNY is the opposite- you pass courses very easily and therefore you're not learning. They only want your money! On the other hand, Penn Foster, wants your money, poor tutoring, and bad grading in order that you won't get hired! They can't put all graduates to work, so the lie has to continue. Strongly recommend ASHWORTH COLLEGE! !!!!
I love weddings and after graduating I became part of the ABC(a membership in the Association of Bridal Consultants) and I am so in love with it!! I love the benefit of helping couples plan their wedding as it gives that definition of beauty and teamwork in the process. So far I have done and been a part of dozens of weddings and each one has been so special. I didn't realize how much until I really started to get involved and its such an extraordinary experience. I am currently in my second to final year in business management so I can operate my own wedding planner/ bridal business and again, I am loving it. I started as an apprentice now I am a bridal consultant and going farther. This was the best road I have ever taken and I am not taking any exits anytime soon, I am having the time of my life! My favorite course was the ceremonies because in that one you learn all about the different types there are but each one is so special in their own way when two people get married. Its very intimate and emotional, which I think is so beautiful as its the joining of two lives. I love my work and what I do and I am looking forward so much to seeing where the rest takes me. :')
I just completed my degree in Event Planning from Ashworth this spring. I wanted to make a better future for myself and I did. I got my course materials on time and was able to finish my degree in a good span of time (I was also had an injury so I was able to study almost everyday- so I got lucky). Thanks to Ashworth I was able to secure a job in my field working in a conference hall in a hotel. Some of these reviews are by students (or former) who just wanted things handed to them. YOU GOT TO EARN IT! To make it in this world. That's one of the main takeaways that I got from my time at Ashworth.
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.
Wow. Just wow. A lot of you who are giving the one to two star reviews just because of technical difficulties need to calm down and take it down a notch or two! Just because the portals won't open when you want them to or because or if that the site is down for maintenance, you're not going to die so relax. Yes, I understand its frustrating as I am a student here too. I have seen it every time I opened my laptop for the past few days and of course I do the "Ugh, really?..." I have seen and gone through it a few times. It happens every once in a while. Guess what, its life! My best recommendation to you, is in the meantime while they are doing whatever it is they are doing with the maintenance of the website/ portals just look over what you have been studying so far and make it a big review session for yourself. It will probably help you in the long run for when you start/ continue working in your careers. Its agitating I know, however in reality it is so miniscule. There is no need to be so negative on a school when they are trying to fix it!! Think of it this way, they are frustrated as well knowing they have students trying to do their coursework and are being inconvenienced but at least THEY ARE fixing it! Other's wouldn't really jump on it as fast as this school does. I spoke to one lady the day before yesterday and she sounded stressed out over the matter but instead of being a rude and disrespectful student, I instead assured her, with the understanding that this happens sometimes and she responded with a thank you for understanding, apologetic yet pleasant response. Within a day or so if I can recall, my portal was able to open and I could continue on. The rest of you who are so ridiculously impatient need to either grow up, relax or look into another school if technical difficulties are such a phenomenal issue for you. However, its guaranteed you're going to run into technical issues wherever you go. So my advice to you is to seriously get a grip and pull it together. No one is going to roll out the red carpet for you with a negative attitude that a majority of you have. That's for sure.
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.