Ashworth College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (222)
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 Outdated textbooks, easy quizzes, and no contact with your professor (class act, right?).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.
I was excited to embark on a journey to further my education. I called Ashworth College and spoke with an admissions officer to discuss enrollment. I was told they were an "accredited college. I decided because I had a busy life with two jobs, that online courses were the best option for me, so I enrolled. The lady I spoke with ensured me that the credits would be transferable to other colleges in my area. I began with lesson one and two and completed both lessons of Intro to Business. By that time, I wanted to call my schools here in Mobile, AL, to see if the credits would transfer from Ashworth so that I could obtain my Bachelors in Criminal Justice locally. Guess what!!!?? University of South Alabama and Bishop State Community college does not even recognize Ashworth as a college. Now if a SCHOOL don't recognize another SCHOOL then would a company recognize Ashworth, or your degree obtain from Ashworth? NO, they would not. These people lied to me, took my money and now they want me to pay $343.50 to drop out, due to their fraudulent information. That is BS!!!! I will NOT pay a dime! It hasn't even been two weeks since I signed up and they want me to pay to drop the course because they were dishonest? If anything they can have their dang book (1) back and pay me my $29.00 signup fee that they stole from me. DO NOT ENROLL AT ASHWORTH! They are not ACCREDITED!!! THEY ARE LIARS!!! THEY HAVE DISHONEST PEOPLE WORKING FOR THEM WHO TELL YOU SOME BELIEVABLE BS STORIES JUST TO GET ANOTHER ENROLLEE ON THEIR BOOKS! MY ATTORNEY WILL BE IN TOUCH!!!
I found Ashworth College and thought this was the great college, but I learned quickly that they are not! They are not trustworthy and they're dishonest with their students.I believe they're only in it for the money, they must get a bonus for each student that they enroll. They don;t care about he students they just want their money every month! I first enrolled in the Associates degree program for Healthcare Administration and was very happy with my decision. I even found out that the 4th semester will be free! Months later as I was in the program, I happened to look on their website and saw that they had a new program which was Healthcare management in the Bachelor's degree. I notice that the first four semesters were the exact same as the associates degree in healthcare administration that I was enrolled in, so I knew it would be no problem to transfer all my credits to the BA program in healthcare management. I was excited and called to enroll in that Bachelors program that same day, the lady was so quick to enroll me over the phone, and I was in the program in less than 5minutes! I didn't know later on I was scammed. The next day I called to ask if I would still receive my associates in healthcare administration once I pay off the four semesters since they are identical to the 4 semesters of my Bachelor's degree in Healthcare management. I was told that I will not receive my associates degree in healthcare administration even though the 4 semesters of the the healthcare administration is exactly the same as the healthcare management in the bachelor's degree program! I called them the next day to let them know that I would like to cancel and go back to the associates program, and once I finish my associates, I will go for my BA in healthcare management so I could earn two degrees instead of one degree, it makes sense right? All of my credits will go straight into the BA program if I were to remain in the healthcare adminstration degree, but they tell me I can't and that I can not ''down grade" and I have to stay in the Bachelors degree program in Healthcare Management! I wish I would have known this before I enrolled in the BA program!! So basically if a person enrolls in the associates degree program in healthcare administration and graduate, they can transfer all of their credits from their associates degree and enroll in the Bachelors degree in Healthcare management and finish that, and have TWO DEGREES instead of ONE which I will only have when I finish the program!!! This is not right, and unjust! They could of at least inform me all of this before being so quick to enroll me in the BA degree!! If I would have known this enrolled in the BA and just finish the associates and then transfer to a BA. I wouldn't have a problem with this school if they were to let me get my Associates degree in healthcare administration once all four semesters are paid and let me get my Bachelors in healthcare management after finishing the rest of the semesters which would be 4 left afterwards and fully paid. I was going to get my MBA from Ashworth, but I will not be going after I finish my BA degree after they pulled this mess on me, and I will not recommend this school to none of my friends nor family and anyone who mention this school I will tell them do not attend the school. The best thing to do is just go to your local regionally accredited college. I'm attending my local regionally accredited college now for my associates, and I am pretty sure if I were to switch to the bachelors program, they would not be telling me no I can't, because your "down grading!" Or saying that I can't receive my associates and bachelors degree. What kind of college does that!? And I even ask them if I finish my BA could I get my associates in healthcare administration and they told me NO! They are ridiculous! I see why people say this is not a real college and that this college is a joke! Please go else where, and save your money, because they do not accept financial aid, and you will not receive your degree until your debt is paid in full! I was going to attend the graduation, but decided not to, because this school really disappointed me.I was all for this school despite it being nationally accredited, long waits for papers to be graded, test have more than one answer that is correct or none, I can go on, but I have no choice but to stay with this school, because I am paying all this money out of my pockets and I want to at least finish my degree instead of throwing my money down the drain!
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.
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!