Ashworth College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (237)
Terrible... the program I was given did not match the program I was given. Faulty emails sent about materials being shipped before I started that never arrived delaying the start to the program. Then to find out I was not getting materials for the first part of the program. Since this was so disorganized and confusing I decided to cancel my program... which apparently got messed up too... Now being charged over $200 to cancel a program I was never able to start onto received materials for. VERY DISSAPOINTED.
WORST SCHOOL EVER! no help whatsoever, credits transfer no where if you're wanting to get your associates degree and continue to another school like I did they only want your money!!! $600 cancelation fee charged to me after I found out how terrible of a school they are! DO NOT ENROLL HERE
This School obviously only cares about the pass or fail, and does not give much thought to the actual quality of education. Every single class is formatted basically the same way, not matter if it is English or science. They even have a speech class that does not have you actually give a speech. My main reason for disliking the course is the fact that you have three tries on every assignment, however only the first passing grade counts. You cannot retake in order to achieve a higher score on any assignment you take for your entire course load. If you do fail an assignment, all that happens once you pass is you receive a 60 no matter what the score. All in all, you get what you paid for, if that.
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.
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.
Steer clear of Ashworth College. The President/CEO of the school doesn't even have his doctorate or Ph.D. The "tutors" aren't actually educators at all. The tuition is cheap because your getting a cheap education. Outdated textbooks, easy quizzes, and no contact with your professor (class act, right?). You know what I found interesting - it seems that the schools marketing department spends a lot of time on this website reading these posts. I doubt state universities are paying their employees to do the same - they're probably investing that money in hiring staff to really educate their students! Go elsewhere
I'm a current student but felt the need to inform potential students about this college. Please keep looking. This college is saturated with poor service, rude costumer services, has ignored 90% of my emails, and it's been 6 weeks and am still waiting. My emails have been ignored over several issues. When I call, I am given the run around. I called once more about the issues of my books and the person in the phone yelled at me, saying I was interrupting her. I work in customer service-I didn't do that. When I tried to say, that isn't true and explain, she yelled at me again. For the rest of the call I had to ask permission to speak. This is COMPLETELY unprofessional and, honestly, hateful. Please take your business to a place that actually gives a crap. Clearly, it isn't this place.
I attended Ashworth for one semester. The $900 tuition for five classes and free textbooks appealed to me. I decided to give it a shot and see what it was like. Well, I know understand the saying, "You get what you pay for." I never once heard from or spoke with my professor. I received one to two sentence responses on graded work. The textbooks are outdated and several of them looked more like magazines then academic books. Though they're nationally accredited, I've discovered that regionally accredited schools won't accept anything and I'm learning that many nationally accredited schools won't transfer Ashworth credits. This school is certainly one of a kind - and not in a good way. If your simply looking for a piece of paper from an "accredited" school, then Ashworth might be for you. If you actually want to be intellectually challenged or seek coursework with substance and rigor, you will not find it at Ashworth.
To make a long story short, this was a waste of time and money. Since I graduated from this basic college, I have yet to find an employer that take this diploma that I paid for serious. On top of all that I called them to get a transcript because I'm joining the sheriff department and they have the nerve to charge me to get this nonsense transcript. Really? I do better saying you'll don't exist. I just want to add that I did receive degrees from real schools after finishing at Ashworth College and it does make a big difference. I now hold a MSW and can use it in all the states I have move to.
Ashworth college has problems with their website, as in you will be locked out of their website FOR ENTIRE DAYS. In the class I am studying after you have printed course materials, you cannot get new materials without passing the test, which you cannot do with the site down . They have no tech support either. Most people taking an online course are going to focus on it their day off, so if the site wont work, and there is no tech support, you simply lose a week in your studies and miss your deadlines. If you go on the forums for help it states that they know there is problems and don't contact tech support. No actual assistance. if you are in a hurry or are limited in which times you can study, choose another school.