Ashworth College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (215)
I hate writing nasty reviews but this company is full of liers and scam artists. People please pay very close attention to the courses you think your taking. They will lie to you on the phone to get you to sign up for a course with them and when you finally figure out you've been lied to if you've even completed one course they will say you can't cancel the course and have to pay the full amount. They will tell you they can't listen to supposed recorded lines. They told me i was signing up for Vet Tech but i quickly found out they signed me up for Vet Assistance, they don't even offer Vet Tech. Customer service is shady and won't return calls. You have been warned.
The program was challenging. The tutors were knowledgeable and helpful. The materials were professional and informative. Was it perfect? No, but no school is. Sometimes you'd get a rep who clearly hated their job, and sometimes you'd get someone who didn't really have an answer for an issue you were having. But you know what? That happens with every school on planet earth. I graduated from this school in 2012 and because of my degree, I got a sizable raise and went from answering phones in a call center to managing that same call center in less than a year. Most of the complaints I see about this school come from people who were in the diploma and certificate programs. There are no requirements for those programs like at least having a GED, and so you get a lower caliber of student. Many of the people complaining have no business at all coming anywhere near collegiate coursework. College is not for everybody. These individuals attack the schools' accreditation even though it's US Department of Education recognized (DEAC) and has been in operation since the 1920's, and they complain about minor inconveniences that they feel should never happen simply because they're spending money. Those people simply don't get it, and there is a reason why they didn't succeed with Ashworth and will have trouble succeeding any place they go. Ashworth offers a long-standing concept in education called Independent Study. It's a proven method that has stood the test of time. Tutors are available, but they're not there to hold your hand. If you're a disciplined, self-starting person, you will do well here. If you have patience and basic reasoning skills and emotional intelligence, you'll do well here. If you're lazy, hate to read, have a short fuse, and feel self-entitled to perfection simply because you're spending money, then not only should you avoid Ashworth, you should avoid college altogether in any form be it online, in-person, by mail, or by carrier pigeon. College is not for everyone, nor should it be.
I was suspicious of the school before I enrolled. I looked it up online and checked their BBB status and I felt comfortable to join. I had a very good experience with them. The text books were mailed in on time. The instructors were always helpful when I needed them. I did not need them a lot because the study materials they provided were self-explanatory. I am glad to be a part of Ashworth college. I know I don't have to worry about disheartening student loan.
I loved this school and have recommended it to a few friends that are also enrolled. You cant beat affordable monthly payments , work at you own pace schedule (very convenient for working parents) Easy to use. and I have always found that customer service to be very helpful.
Ashworth College is great! I had no problem when looking for a jobs and it actually help me, I had a job interview actually say that before I was hired. I learned a lot about running my businesses and I am still very successful in my businesses and a lot of it is due to me learning a broader understanding of business that was from Ashworth College. I would recommend this college and I do. Just keep on course and if you have any questions, make sure to call them. I had no problems with this college and I am still attending and taking another course.
Ashworth College is a great College! It was just the right fit for me while having a family and running my own businesses. I was able to use my college diploma to help me in my businesses and also when I needed a job I had no problem getting one because of the diploma and actually it helped me to have a better position in management because of the diploma. Also I am studying for the psychology degree program for a bachelors and I love it. there was no problems with the school, just had to make sure that I call them if I needed something and stay on course.
Let me start with they are quick to take money from you , I signed up for AS in Criminal Justice they messed it up and put me in a certificate program luckily I noticed it. Lack of direction Book does not Match the course Course Orientation showers different from What the actual dash bird is poor help from Phone line reps they rude and sound always like u bother them why you calling what do you want type of attitude.... Just Sad and iv never wrote a Review in my life but I am so upset that I have to spread the word some how. Please call look in to the info before u sig up I was told its Nationaly Acredited but seem to hear other. Will need to double check
I completed my Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Ashworth which had been a lifelong goal. The format , pace and price are the right fit for a busy working adult with family commitments who wants to complete their education. I immersed myself in the curriculum, which allowed me to retain a lot of the information from the program and that's exactly what I wanted. I am actively looking for a regionally accredited Graduate degree program in Criminal Justice and I feel that the education I received here at Ashworth College provided me with the tools I need to succeed at the Graduate level. In order to provide the reader with full disclosure , I have to mention the areas where Ashworth has to improve. The customer and administrative services at this school are awful. Expect to have your requests delayed, answered incorrectly or have the contracted employees treat you with little care or regard for your education. This is an area where Ashworth has to greatly improve, and if you notice a great deal of the negative responses on this site are due to the fact that they receive really poor customer service when they ask for assistance. Here is a general warning for students who require a real professor or staff to guide them along through their course of study, there are no real instructors for these courses. This is a true self-paced model, where the student has to be an independent learner in order to succeed, especially at the Bachelors levels as the course work does get more difficult. You will have access to tutors and a real life human being will correct your papers with feedback, but there is little else outside of those areas where you have live interaction with classmates or directly with the instructor, it is almost non-existent in most of the programs. Lastly, I wish Ashworth College would fine tune its programs and apply for regional accreditation for their college programs, so the issue could finally be put to rest. I am in a government position and the degree is fully recognized, but if they would finally take the leap and get regional accreditation it really would elevate Ashworths reputation. Those of us that are sick of hearing about the debate of who holds the gold standard in accreditation could finally rest knowing that Ashworth has made the commitment to offer the so called most accepted form of accreditation for their students.
I completed my Associates in Criminal Justice with Ashworth College in 2004. I had no issues with their websites nor did I have a problem finding a proctor at the nearby colleges. Tuition prices were great and you couldn't beat the low monthly payments for the program. Currently looking into my Bachelors with them now!
College was exactly that. Long hours of study, difficult projects. Classes you know really want to do or fully understand... but rewarding when you are finished. I started off with the Bachelor's program, but had switch to Associates as it fit better with my educational goals. After I was finished, I called the school and re-enrolled back in to the Bachelor's program.