Ashworth College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (222)
I was enrolled in their event planning program. After a week of being enrolled, I decided to change courses. I truly wanted to be in their marketing program. I was told I couldn't do that without paying In full for the event planning course. So three weeks afterwards I decided to call again. That time I was told I could of if I would of requested a little earlier, which I did.
Absolutely the most unorganized program I have ever been a part of Horrible classes. Total rip off on tuition. Don't be fooled you pay per semester not per class weather you take the classes or not you pay. Take my advice pick a different RN program.
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....!!!
Very good school for someone who is working full time. They work with your needs both financially and educationally. My only complaint would be there are not too many bachelor degree options such as Human Resource management but this can be overlooked.
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! !!!!
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.