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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.
I enrolled with Ashford University in 2013 and I have had nothing but great experiences. The course work is challenging and exciting, and I am only 7 months away from obtaining my bachelor's degree. I have truly learned a lot thus far and I have already been able to find a job in my field of study due to my knowledge gained within my program. You have to put in the work to see the results. It isn't going to be spoon fed to you, which is what a lot of people seem to expect. If you try hard and put in the time and dedication, you will succeed! Be prepared to write A LOT of essays, though. This can be quite challenging but it's a great way to learn about the subject you are in. Good luck!
I was taking exp 105 and I told my instructor I was having problem navigating and viewing the materials online and viewing my assignments. I was asking the technical support all the time the problems only get fix temporarily and it would set me a few days back. At my 3rd week my score was at 52 percent so i have 2 mor weeks to make at least 70 percent or grade c but I was drop in class. Waste of $750 . I don't recommend this college due to very stupid rules they have. I paid for a 5 week course but they want to make finish all the way to 5th week and they decided if your not above 69.5 percent by the end of third week you will be dropped off class. This university don't want to help you . They just want make money. No care for their students
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.
I did not graduate. I was able to go back to work and my financial aide had ended. The financial aide department sent my funds back but still charged me for a class I did not take. I called their FA department and they would not/could not tell me what class I did not take, that I was supposedly signed up for. Now they have turned the cost of the class over to the collection agency. I was dropped from the class and did not attend. Very disappointed.
This school is not a good school to go to if you're seeking a degree go elsewhere because they treat you like garbage. Especially if your disabled. I am an AB student what a good grade point average. I've been accused of plagiarism there's something I don't understand because I never plagiarized work anything in my life. I was always an honor roll student and when I was accused of plagiarism I was very upset
I recently completed my Bachelor's in Health Care Administration. When I first started at Ashford, I was so excited and I was receiving calls every other day from the staff (financial advisors, student advisor, etc) to ensure my experience with the online courses. After about 2, maybe 3 months, I didn't receive any calls and it was hard to contact staff when you had a problem with online classes, financial aid, etc. I had to repeat two classes and now I have to pay out pocket for financial aid being disbursed before my VA benefits had a chance to post. I was so excited that I graduated because this school sucks and I wouldn't recommend that anyone go to this school for any degree. They don't reach out to you to see if you adapting to online courses or any changes that may have occurred that you were unaware of. Some of the instructors grade differently from others, so don't be surprised if you fail a course and after you retake the course you pass with a higher grade. I'm glad that I kept pushing myself because there were many times where I wanted to quit, but since I've graduated, I can honestly say that my Ashford experience sucked!!!!!! Do yourself a favor and enroll with another school. (Some people have different experiences than others, but if you are just starting at Ashford, it will be good for a few months, but after that, look forward to the lack of professionalism when it comes to any problems you may have).