Ashford University Reviews
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It doesn't surprise me to see some great reviews and some bad reviews like any opinion based review site but I will tell you, My experience here at Ashford University has been stellar and exemplary. I would recommend this University and the online program if you fit the following mold ... you work hard, you are dedicated, you are self driven and you can adapt to the different instructors and what they are looking for in the curriculum. My academic advisor was more readily available in the beginning of my journey and then as time progressed they would always get back tome within 24-48 hours if not the same day. The instructors always were willing to help and instruct give guidance whenever needed. I would recommend this school to people that are NOT looking for an easy ride though .. if you are, then keep walking because it is not an easy ride and I got both my bachelors and MBA from here. Best decision I could have made.
So far so good. Finishing up with my AA this April however I am transferring to another online university with s campus. My director has her BA from ashford so that is very motivating! I know two people that have successfully graduated and got a good job. No complains here!
I absolutely loved going to Ashford! Another military wife introduced me to Ashford. It was by far the best and most adaptive school for military life that I have ever seen. I had moved several times while my husband was active duty and was constantly losing credits that would not transfer to other schools. Ashford accepted ALL of my previous credits. They honored the military sacrifices by giving me all of my books for ALL of my classes for free. Wow, what a tremendous savings that was! My online classes were only 5 weeks long and it aloud me to make up lost time from following my husband all over the world! Mini papers were usually due during week 3 with the final longer papers being due during week 5. The consistent format for every class aloud me to plan my family activities around that so I didn't have to feel like I was sacrificing my valuable family time. The instructors were very helpful and made a genuine effort to ensure you understood the course work. My only regret is that Ashford did not have the degree program that I wanted to pursue for my Masters. Otherwise, I would have happily continued on with Ashford. I will forever be grateful to the other military wife that introduced me to Ashford. One of the hardest things about being a military spouse is that you often sacrifice your personal goals to keep the family stable as your spouse focuses on the mission. Ashford allowed me to reach my goal of a Bachelor's degree. Finally, instead of feeling like I was sacrificing, I felt a great sense of accomplishment! I could have given up but Ashford helped with everything from enrollment, helping find cheaper tuition possibilities, setting up my classes, to assisting with the graduation process. They also sent a beautifully framed diploma rather than just the diploma itself. If you are considering Ashford, don't hesitate! Good luck on accomplishing your own goal! Hoorah!
Ashford is a great school , all the resources are provided for you to achieve your goals . If you are looking for a easy way out Ashford is not the school for you. You must put forth and effort to achieve your goals . Hard work leads to successful results ! 2 discussion post and assignment due once a week is simple .
I was really satisfied with my education at Ashford University. I was very nervous about going back to school at my age at the time I enrolled and worried about if I was going to be able to follow through. The enrollment counselors were very helpful and once I started taking classes I knew I had made the right choice in schools. The classes and instructors were above what I expected. The structure of the classes and when assignments were due made it very easy for me to study at my own pace while also taking care of my family and working.
I strongly recommend Ashford University for Adult learners. It requires discipline because some classes are a lot of work but I've enjoyed the journey. The classes are very condensed which can be challenging for the more time-crunched student but it is rewarding to get to the finish line.
After looking at many options, I was referred to Ashford by a friend and although I did run into a few professors that were at times hard to deal with, I was able to battle through it and finish up my degree. Having three credit courses every five weeks lead to a lot of work at times, but if you just use the resources available and complete your assignments, you will get a lot out of Ashford. I have read many reviews of horror stories, but I have to say that most of my instructors and advisors were willing to help me through the process. I have three jobs, a new baby, and one child with a disability so it was very stressful and made it hard to sometimes get assignments completed on time. I really feel that because of the challenges I had, it made it that much sweeter when I finally finished up my degree. Anyone that is thinking about choosing Ashford, be ready to write a lot of essays but if you are not a great test taker like me, this is a great alternative.
I am a former student of Ashford University and I am so happy that I chose this school to get a degree from. I am 56 years old and when I set out to obtain a degree it was my goal to graduate by the age of 55 and I did it. I worked full-time, had two back surgeries and five deaths in my family and I still graduated with honors. This school is for those people that are self-disciplined and dedicated to working hard in order to achieve their goals. If you do not have these characteristics you may want to consider going to a community college otherwise I highly recommend this University. I graduated with a double major and wouldn't have it any other way.
STAY AWAY FROM ASHFORD!!!! Don't waste your time with Ashford University. I have had nothing but trouble for over a year now. This is not an embellishment. They sign you up automatically for 4 classes and don't warn you, they make up some nonsense that "the government requires you to do this within a certain time" its all bs they don't want to lose you after you've dealt with their crappy teachers, for one who don't teach, They send you to you tube links that are sometimes Ashford, and then sometimes its other schools teaching a subject (last week in accounting it was Loyola) The worst ones are the ones who sign you up for classes because they are very very ambiguous in explaining or answering your questions. Now I didn't want to take a loan so i was paying for classes by myself(at 1500 a pop) I said look I will pay everything up front each class but I work two jobs i can get time in between classes right? "sure of course" was an answer by one rep named D. then I go to take a few months off as im really busy. Nope D. calls me and for a half hour tries to goad me to continuing. I had it in writing and on phone recordings to please take me out of the class. D. says "well now you owe 800 dollars" Now I had a nice rep named email take the 800 dollars off, until I went to try again in the fall. It took them three months to get that balance off. I could have walked from NY to San Diego and probably had it done faster than they did. Now I'm in a class which I'm too far into to drop and get my money back and its just not working out. Oh did I mention I had an associates degree and they transferred classes from my comp sci degree but i had to fight with them to remove the Computer Literacy Course? Its always a headache good luck don't go to Ashford University
I completed my MBA at Ashford (for free) and I don't even put it on my resume anymore. I don't care what accreditation they get, their reputation is horrible. I worked there and was disappointed at the level of knowledge the online professors had. I was an IT Manager and professors teaching anything IT was horrible.. You want a degree, go to a state school, its the best advice you will read online today! Don't go to any online school that is for-profit. Its for-profit, they are in it for the money. I am currently a hiring manager and I throw away any resume I see with an online degree. Its absolute garbage. Just stop right now, and go enroll in your local community college and transfer to a state university. Go to your local state university! I cant say it enough. It is not better to have an online degree than nothing at all. I look at resumes without a degree over someone who has an online for-profit degree. Trust me, just stop and go to a state college! Work hard for your degree, that's what shows on your resume. I no longer put my MBA on because it diminishes my resume. I completed my undergrad at a state university, which was much better. Online for-profit University, complete waste of time, money, your efforts, and it makes you look bad on your resume, Trust me!