Ashford University Reviews - Bachelor's in PsychologySee reviews of all programs at Ashford University
I too had doubts about my education until I started attending my graduate level classes. These classes hold a CACREP accreditation. (Look it up.) Missouri requires this level of accreditation for all online schools at this level of education. I am well prepared, and able to obtain great grades at Capella; this is all due to the level of education I received at Ashford. You get back what you put in. True, there is very little hand holding and in reality this type of education in not for everyone. One needs to be a self-starter, dedicated and willing to go beyond sitting in a classroom with an occasional repeat after me parrot test. This system of education turns out thinkers, movers and shakers. In doing so it has upset the balance of what education was and what it is becoming. While it is true that everyone could earn an education, not many do and even fewer know how to use one. Lastly, as I stated above I lack for nothing at the graduate level. Thank you Ashford!
I enrolled at Ashford in 2012 and I graduated with two bachelor degrees; Psychology and Sociology. The overall experience for me as a student was very rewarding. If I ever needed to talk to any advisors they were there fro me. I liked the idea of doing one class at a time at my own pace however there are deadlines that had to be met. If I were ever to be late with assignments I was contacted my instructor and they were totally understanding of my situation. To learn and obtain a degree you must work hard for it. I am continuing my education here at Ashford to obtain a Master's degree in Psychology. I will start next month and only have to be enrolled for a year and a half which was awesome. As for as financial aid is concerned I never had any issues with that. My financial aid was always disbursed when it said it would be. I have really enjoyed being a student and I recommend this school to anyone. I love the flexibility and the convenience of online learning. Between work and family life you have to learn good time management skills which they teach this to you in the beginning and it has definitively paid off for me. It is hard to see the bad reviews that others have experienced at Ashford but mine was awesome and rewarding and I can only say that this is a great school to learn from and you get out what you have learned the effort that you have put in it. I will say that when you are at the last few classes fro completion they do teach you how to prepare you for a career for example on how to do a professional resume, and show you the tools on how to research your choice of career options with your degree.
Ashford is the school that I received my Bachelor's Degree from. Being a single mother of two young children while working a full-time job can be hard to manage. At Ashford University, I succeeded and obtained a Bachelor's Degree using time management skills. I would recommend this Ashford University and the utilization of time management to anyone who wants to balance work, family, and school. Ashford University is a great school.
I would not recommend Ash U. 1st I have made mistakes with docs that are my fault. I take response for that. But when I enrolled my advisor called me daily, he sent me emails, gave advice, and promised he'd always be available. Fast forward to after my probation period and my money was locked in. He disappeared. I emailed him 4 time the past 3 months, I called him 4 times, no returns at all. I asked someone else why and she said I have a new advisor who after 5 months of school never reached out or told me of her. That fine sort of, but why was the 1st guy promising to help me through my entire 4 years and doesn't even respond to me. They will put you in a column and you will only be a number to them. The problem is if I'm a just a number fine, just don't pretend to always help and respond so quickly until you get me locked in money wise only to be so unreachable. It's been a week and I still haven't heard from my new advisor since leaving her a voice message. I am having troubles and no one cares enough to invest a little extra time to help. I'm sure they will help eventually, but on their time and terms. only wish they showed true colors from the start. SO if you don't ever plan on running into trouble this school might work for you. But if you need transcripts, financial aid docs, or class assistance be weary. I am 1500 miles away from ash U. I would never let anyone go to a school you can only reach by phone again.
Ashford provided good assistance when it came to guidance in what I needed to do to finish my degree. The classes are 5 weeks longs which can be high pace. I did not have any trouble getting assistance from my counselor. However you should make yourself aware of the leave policies because to long of an absence can cause you to have to redo the application process.
Started in March of 2016 so far everything has been great! I received my financial aid disbursement, everyone has been very helpful. excited about completing all my courses, Applied Behavior Analysis. However, I'm still waiting for my transcripts from the other schools that I attended.
I have been a student for 7 months and still not received my financial aid money. Get the run around every time I call. It's ridiculous. But they sure take your money like lightning. This school really need to step up their game with military students. It's a shame
Well first start by saying I love this school! I have had other online classes for my Associates at my local college and another school. The program the other schools used was confusing to navigate and the professors completely changed the way assignments were presented and worked every class so I never knew what to expect. But with Ashford there is uniformity as far as when things are due which you have no idea how much that helps when you have so much else going on in life. I never had to worry about keeping track of when assignments are due because it was the same for every class and I absolutely love that. The Website Layout is great it's also the same for every class navigating it is easy. What is really neat is that one class week on Tuesday to Monday instead of the traditional Monday to Sunday. This really helps me because my kids have a lot going on on the weekends with their extracurricular so trying to rush and do homework on a Sunday isn't feasible but having that extra weeknight at the end of the week is really helpful.
I see so many people upset with how bad Ashford is, but all of the classes along with the staff were incredibly helpful. And yes, I have debt, but everyone does. I'm working on applying for my MSW and got a great job because of my BA. Graduation on stage in Iowa and seeing them gain accreditation during my time there showed they care. I also got to see the first class of campus students graduate. The only negative I saw (and this happens at every college) is that higher education programs force you do work and actually learn the material. Since it's all online, it really helps you gain a sense of passion and if you do it right, follow through as well. I'm incredibly satisfied and sad at the same time because they don't have an MSW program and my guidance counselor straight up told me, that he didn't want me to spend money on a degree that didn't necessarily set me up for positions I wanted. And for the record, I did 18 months at Ashford and a little under $20,000 in debt, which translates to less than a semester at my second school of choice for my Masters, USC, which can run you upwards of $50,000 a year.
I think that Ashford is a wonderful educational institution. I was hesitate about going back to school and doing it online, but it was just what I needed. The instructors were remarkable, engaging and helped me out tremendously when I was going through some tough moments. I have gained so much knowledge and skill and see it in my everyday life, while interviewing, speaking about research with others and helping others with their papers. Kudos to my Alma Mater.