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I have just started my 5th class with Ashford. For those who have complained about the price, I would love to know what schools they have looked at. They assisted me with getting the financial aid I needed. I am not thrilled with having little choice on my books, but the prices are no worse than I paid at the campus bookstore in Jr. College.
I have found all of my teachers to be competent, and the courses well designed. This is a school for people who like to write, which was my reason for chosing Ashford. Other On-line schools required going to test sites, or hiring an approved person to do it. Ashford asks you to prove understanding by writing papers at the end of each course.
I received credit for every single class I took previously and the courses that I had completed by CLEP. I have received prompt response on every inquiry.
ust Remember that online course are for the mature and self-motivated. Only sign up for classes on-line if you are ready to take responsibility for your education!
Ashford is hands down the best school I have ever attended, the coursework is challenging, My advisor is very helpful and I can see the support that they said i would recieve. This is my 3rd online school and also the best and last one i will be attending. My advisor was extremely informative, and answers all of my calls unlike some others it sounds like! Would recommend it to anybody looking for a high qaulity education, at times it can be a little tough but I'm doing well so far! 6 classes left yay!!!
I'm in my last week of classes at Ashford. What a lifesaver this has been. Although I can't speak for everyone else, here's my experience: My advisor: Returns calls within 24 hours and usually even sooner. Has called and emailed me routinely to make sure that I'm on track, doing well and don't have any problems or questions. Financial Aid: Although a bit screwy, what school's FA department isn't a bit screwy? My FA advisor clearly states that he will return your call within 48 hours and he always has. He responds to emails and voice mails and yes, even picks up now and then. He's been very helpful Professors: Hit and miss just like every school. 90% have been absolutely great and help with whatever you need. Bottom line: A real school with a real campus and real coursework. If you don't like independent study, then this is not for you.
I am currently in my third course at Ashford and my experience has been pretty positive for the most part. I transferred to Ashford from a local, well known university and have found this work to be more challenging than the work from my brick and mortar school. All of my instructors have been very helpful so far, with the exception of my first writing consultant. I sent her four different emails regarding my paper and have yet to hear back from her, the class was in May, this is now September. I have also found the financial aid department to not be as knowledgeable as they probably should be. I\'ve spoken to a few people who seemed to know what they were doing but for the most part they don\'t, but my finances are covered so I\'ll just deal with it. For those complaining about books not being included in tuition, I\'ve never known of any reputable school who has included their books in the tuition fee.
This school has poor communication. They should include books in tuition because no one wants to read online all day or keep printing everything out. Just because people want to go to college online doesn't mean to make everything online, it gets boring and its not every encouraging. Their financial aid department is slow and doesn't get back to you on time. I don't care what anyone thinks, even if they think this school is awesome because its not but everyone has their own opinion. I would just tell anyone i know wanting to go here what I have experienced. I was very nice to these people to, only to get the opposite in return.
I am currently taking my third class with Ashford. My enrollment advisor [name redacted] is the Best! He is so helpful and has been patient. I received my associate's from a well known online school and I have attened campus school in the past. I love Ashford the most of them all. My only problem is finance counselor never calls me back, but my finances are handled. I would just like for her to call me to answer small questions I have. The work is challenging and worth while. A lot more writing is required than from traditional schools.
I am in my last class with Ashford. I've been enrolled since August of 2006. Ashford is great. I have had no problems with customer service like others have mentioned. I've learned a lot. I do wish they would make the ISBN number of books available so I can find a cheaper source than the book store.
I have just finished my first week and i am really liking ashford. I would like to say that I have the best enrollment advisor [name redacted]. She has been there to answer all my questons and helped me through the whole process to include my first class. Thank you [name redacted] and ashford
To all of you who are complaining about books not being included-wakeup! If you went to a traditional on-campus college, you would have to pay for your books out-of-pocket at that bookstore. There are A LOT of scam schools out there that include the books in your tuition and send them to you or let you "pick" them out. Those books will not be bought by any bookstore, not even Amazon. I have bought more expensive text books than what AU charges and their prices aren't even that bad. At least with AU, it is only 1 course you are buying for instead of 3-4, like with most schools(online or traditional). Why didn't you use the refund money to buy the book/books needed? That is what the refund is for-buying school supplies.
I have been enrolled at Ashford for a year now. The books are very expensive. Financial aid department is no help. Email and calls are never answered. I was attracted with taking classes every five weeks. I did not realize the books would be so expensive. Yes, there is a lot of writing involved but the overall format of classes has been great. I am looking for a university that has books included in the overall tuition.