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I took one course at this university; a bs course in "how to learn". I am three classes away from completing my degree from years ago, I do not need a class in how to learn. What a crock! Also, I wasn't told how much the class would cost or how many credits it was. I had to take out a loan, even though I didn't want to, just to complete registration. Imagine my shock to discover that this bs course cost $1400. My loan paid for $1175, leaving me a balance of $289. They never told me and these fools sent me to COLLECTIONS!!! I'll pay the $289 ASAP and slam the door on Ashford University. My advice: attend at your own risk!
I truly enjoyed my classes. I obtained my MBA from a University where I attended campus classes. In comparison, I worked harder (checked in daily, reading posts, writing responses, writing papers, etc.) with my online classes than when I attended my campus classes. One thing that stood out to me was how many classmates were in the military. I found myself reading and responding to their posts because I wanted to, not because I was required to. The demand on my time was intense, but that's exactly what I expected and would hope for nothing less from any Masters program. I maybe had 1 instructor that I didn't care for, but the others were great. I particularly enjoyed the law classes, and asked if there were additional classes I could take the from the instructor. If you are on the fence about attending AU... I say go for it. Make sure you're prepared, set a schedule for completing school work, stay focused, and don't give up even in hard times. Persevering will make your success that much sweeter.
Ashford University is a good school and you will learn a lot. The professors are strict and you must turn your work in on time or they will give you a zero. There are some that might bend if you email them and let them know the problem but most goes by the policy. I graduate in 3 weeks and I'm glad this will be over. The school is too expensive but financial aid, grants, and loans are available. My advice is be serious about your studies, keep up with your assignments, and ask for help when you need it. Class of 2016!!!
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.
I did learn a lot at Ashford. It was perfect for my schedule and it allowed me to obtain a degree while working two jobs. It definitely requires dedication and the ability to be a self-starter. You do not get a lot of breaks along the way either, but it is nice to only have to concentrate on one class at a time. I would highly recommend this school for those who are looking for a way to get their degree while working or caring for children and for those who are dedicated and willing to put in the work that is required, as it is no small feat to obtain a degree online.
Ashford University provided me with the flexibility that I needed to complete my undergraduate degree. The classes and the staff were understanding, helpful, and knowledgeable throughout all the subjects. The institution also provided great services!
I began Ashford in 2013, I was apprehensive about an online college, but everything seemed legit. While I have had bad experiences (that occurred from no other person than myself) I would have to say this has been the best way I could earn a degree and work full time. The courses are what you make of them. I have had friends tell me that some of the curriculum is more challenging than attending a standard university. I highly recommend Ashford if you have the discipline to meet deadlines in a timely manner. If I knew I had to turn an assignment in late I would email the instructor and always received a timely response. Ignore people who leave negative reviews, as I have seen from reading discussions in my classes there are people not cut out for this kind of work. Trust me you can always single them out by their use of grammar.
I just graduated from this school this year and all I can say is that they have very great classroom environment but the only issues were the student advisors. There was only one (MR) that was super awesome and after he was changed out with (LR) she was always handing down her work to people I didn't know. I couldn't get a hold of her and when my questions were answered by another (SA) she would contact me and ask what I needed which is crazy. I asked her a question and she can't answer it for me so she would direct me to another person or have me contact the source myself. This was unbelievable!!! Some people go to work to not just earn a paycheck but please help us and guide us better. I hope she gets better at her job some day!
I started going to Ashford in 2013 and it was the best fit for me after having my daughter. I went to community college a year and transferred my credits to Ashford which helped with my degree and cut down loans. Ashford overall helped me get to my goals with my bachelor's degree and work experience in real estate. I was also able to do my assignments on my laptop and travel around the U.S while being a student and working. I don't regret my decision and prefer the freedom of online learning because it shows the motivation one has to open a book and laptop and study.
It is sad to read about all of the horrible reviews of this college here. I am an active duty Soldier, it this has been a wonderful experience for me, and it has not been too demanding. It is awesome because you can move on in the weeks, if you finish your other work. Every Thursday discussions are due, and every Sunday assignments are due. It is simple. For those who are saying they've been ripped off, they are full of it. Before this school I was doing AMU, nothing against them, but there accelerated courses were 8-15 weeks. Ashford 5 week accel courses work for me! 25 credits away from my Bachelors. Very excited, and highly recommend. It is all what you put into it.