Ashford University Reviews
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Ashford University has good instructors and teaching materials. But when it comes to finances the school is very terrible. The business office and some students advisors are very misleading. I have had some many lies and misinformation about finances and finacialaid which put me into debt. I have two courses left to complete my BA in Health and Human Services with specialization in Healthcare Informatics. At the beginning of my second to the last course they said I am owing and they withdrew my classes. I am trying to get money to pay and complete my balance courses and graduate with my degree. I DO NOT THINK I WILL EVER RECOMMEND ANYONE TO THIS SCHOOL.
I love Ashford University. I have been in the Psychology program for a year almost. I expect to graduate in 2019. This school is WASC accredited and the classes are very in debth. I would recommend this school to anyone who is a motivated self starter. You have to be able to keep up with a fast paced class. The instructors are very knowledgeable and these classes you learn a lot. I work hard to get a good grade and you definetly need to stay on top of your studies. My counselors are very informative and supportive. This school is a little expensive but it is worth the quality you are paying for. Overall I rate this school with 5 stars.
DO NOT GO TO ASHFORD! Not only will you be accepted and start classes but soon after you will be required to prove 19-20 documents proving who you are and then when they dont feel you sent them in on time you will be pulled from any completed classes you may have gotten through, your credits erased and you have to start all over again! This school is a joke! now im stuck in it! I filed my fafsa again this yer and have to go through another 19-20 documents to prove to the college who i am! and now im 18 credits in and at risk of having it all erased! and having to pay for it at my own expense. its a rip off please save yourself the time and hassle. i go to school online bc i am disabled and cant make it out of the house and now have to try and find a way to have papers notarized and sent in when i am house bound and all the staff does is say oh well... its a waste dont bother go to another school one that isnt getting sued left and right because im completely out of luck now!
My company is paying for the entire process, and I'm not sure if I would have chosen Ashford if that weren't the case. However, I'm not sure if I would have ever perused my degree if they hadn't offered to pay for it. Staff is professional and tentative, courses are easy to understand, and I enjoy the flexibility. I am on my 6th course and have yet to feel challenged. With that being said, I would say I'm not a moron but I wouldn't classify myself as very bright person, yet somehow I have received all A's. Ashford from my point of view is a do it, try your personal best, and get a good grade program. Since my company is paying for my education I have no worries about them accepting the validity of my degree. However if I do decide to leave my current place of employment, I'll have my fingers crossed that they take into consideration my experience along with my degree. Just beginning my education with Ashford has gotten me a promotion and a nice pay increase, so I would say do it! Enroll! But with that being said, make sure you finish what you start. Simply paying Ashford does not guarantee your degree; you have to get your work done on time, and follow directions. Grind now. Shine later
This college charged me for classes I was not enrolled in and they also changed my grade for classes I took. I wish that I had printed my information instead of trusting this school. My problem now is that I have a 10,000. dollar loan that this school has turned in and is on my credit. They are also taking my income tax for this loan that I should not have to owe. If I would have known about the lawsuit that was taking place I would have added my name to the list. So with all of this said I believe if they would clear my loan and dismiss it I would remove all of my comments that are negative against this college.
Ashford University made returning to school less of a hassle being a single mother as well as working full time. The staff and Professor that I had dealt with on a daily basis throughout my education were always understand of personal circumstances that would arise due to my sons health. In addition, they are fast at responding to email and phone calls regarding my education and always willing to help the best way that they could. Even with being an alumni of Ashford I am still contacted by staff in regards to potential job offers and career events and training.
I was nervous to start an all online program but I did it anyways and I'm glad I did. I have read reviews of teachers and staff not being very helpful, but honestly when I first started I received one call a week from my advisor checking on me and making sure I was understanding things. I felt like it was too much for me but I know that they were just trying to be helpful. The online classroom is really easy to understand and I am able to work school around my busy schedule. It is more expensive than going to a local community college but this is the only way I could manage getting my degree. I am excited that they also have a real graduation ceremony and that I will get to visit San Diego! I live in SC and have never been that far west!
Ashford University is a for profit school, that is the first thing that must be taken into consideration. Not always a bad thing, more often than not for profit schools are extremely flexible. Know what you are getting into and have a plan for finances. I am active duty military so I used TA and owned them a little so they appeased me to ensure I continued my education. For those who say it is easy great, then I am sure they graduated 4.0 or 3.97 like I did. Is it useless? I was accepted to Johns Hopkins for grad school so I would say that Ashford did its job. Now you also need to be a realist, if you are a waiter and you get a degree in hospitality management (I don't know if they offer it) don't assume that a BA will get you hired strait away as a manager. It would be beneficial to work in the industry you are achieving your degree in so you have a resume that is complimentary. So take always from this, know your finances and expectation management.
There are many mixed reviews about this college. I have been attending this college for a couple of years. I will graduate in one month with a bachelors in organizational management, and will continue my education at Ashford University. In my opinion this college is for professionals and people who get things done on their own. If you are not one of those people, and you constantly need support this college is probably not for you. Financial aid and advise for career questions is something you may need to pursue on your own. Prior to starting at Ashford University I had previously attended the University of Texas. There is much one on one support when attending large state colleges,. However, when attending an online school such as Ashford University do not expect that same amount of support. It would be unreasonable to believe that they would be able to give you the same amount of attention. The coursework provided at University is delivered in abundance. If you are not a self-starter or driven individual it will be a challenge for you to succeed. I have completed classes while working in a high-level management position at one of the largest all and gas service companies. This school required a lot of my personal time. The school in my opinion has been exactly what I needed in order to obtain my goals by accomplishing my bachelors degree. I will be pursuing a MBA and I will have it completed within the next year and a half. I hope this helps people who are considering attending Ashford University.
I was all for Ashford the advisor was amazing. They help and explained everything great. I felt very comfortable with going to school here I was enrolled and going to classes online, very easy, self explained. Enjoyed the program !!.....until life unexpected happened and I felt that it wasn't the best time to continue with school for the time being. Everything change at that point! I was told I was a quitter, a drop out and that I was running away. It went from guidance and helpfulness to being bullied into staying enrolled. I was literally in tears arguing with someone about me staying in school, I was made felt like I was doing the worst thing possible by taking step back from school. That one moment changed my experience. I have talked with other people with ashford and they were understanding and apologetic to my situation. I even talked to a counselor to make sure my decision was the best and there wasn't other options. Very helpfully. I cannot say weather ashford is a good or bad school to attend, I enjoyed the online setup of the class and the instructor that I had but My one situation tho changed my view on going back when time permits.