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I have been enrolled since Nov. 2008 and have had no major issues with Ashford. The school work is challenging and I have learned much about the field that I have chosen (Psychology).
When given reviews I am very honest and don't want to sugar coat any issues if there has been any. The biggest issue we have ever had, and where my wife almost ended up transferring to another school, is the financial department; they can be very disorganized at times, and requested the same documents over and over again because they lost the others; this became annoying. But we got it all straightened out and haven't had a problem since.
But the truth of the matter is that Ashford has been a great experience thus far. No one is perfect. In everything you do there will be that one thing that dissappoints you, that's just life.
I highly recommend Ashford and hope that those who gave bad reviews would look past the minor mishaps and look at the major benefits you have attained through Ashford.
Anyway, I recommend Ashford!
I am a graduate from Ashford University's online MA in Teaching and Learning with Technology program, and it was one of the best experiences I've had with graduate work. I completed a graduate degree in the traditional format, and I must say that the online format was more difficult.
It required me to be more independent, to think more autonomously, and to utilize outside resources. From the moment I spoke with my enrollment advisor to the moment I graduated, my experiences were wonderful.
The coursework gave me the opportunity to think critically, and the instructors were top-notch. Of particular importance is my initial experience with my first instructor, Dr. Carole. She teaches the introductory course for the online MATLT program, and she is amazing. Dr. Carole provides encouragement and support along the way, and she is always willing to lend a hand, especially where using APA is involved.
Also, the accelerated format allowed me to complete my degree in nearly half the time it took me to get my traditional master's degree.
I enrolled at Ashford in March 2007, I had a n excellent experience. I graduated in May. Everyone on the staff were always polite and very helpful. If I emailed or left a message, I would receive an answer back or get a returned phone call the same day. Loved my time with Ashford great school.
I have had nothing but trouble I have gone to a campus and done the online and yes I know Ashford is both but I have had nothing but trouble there is no real support and I get told one thing at one moment and something different at another and the adviser do not call you back this has been the worst experience I have had.
I am changing schools and for those that seem to think if you are unhappy with the serves of the school you failed at college I have not failed at college I have and will finish what I have started just not through Ashford I expect high quality of services from the school I go to or attend.
So I just graduated from Ashford. From day one I have talked to my enrollment advisor that actually was in Iowa when I graduated to congratulate me. I have no idea how people had a bad experience, it was perfect.
Thank you so much Ashford for changing my life. I got a degree in healthcare and just got a job in a hospital. For everyone that has bad comments, cool down just because you failed at college doesn't mean it is the universities fault.
Also some people really aren't smart, financial aid is run through the government not the school. Thanks again Ashford, please everyone believe me you will love it.
First off, not sure why some are complaining, my experience at Ashford was excellent. Like many, Ashford was not my first school. I received my associates at a traditional school, however this was not an option for finishing my education due to career strains.
Ashford has been rewarding and the classes well laid out. You get from it what you put into it as with any online learning experience. I have had no problems contacting staff at Ashford who always helped in any situation. I am continuing my education and will start my masters in public administration from Ashford.
There is a ratio that is 10 percent cash students and 90 percent financial aid. This is the highest government sponsored financial aid ration that is allowed by Title 4 schools.
This is why the military division is so important to Ashford/Bridgepoint education the holding company from ashford university. The military division does not require FASFA financing.
My experience has been negative, and EA's are required to make numbers whether the resources are available or not. Two thirds of the military business is supposed to be "referrals". Unless you have a wife or husband or military contacts then you will be asked to compromise your ethics to succeed.
The Management is full of slight of hand and other "dirty tricks" to succeed. Not best in class, but do anything to get the job done, wink wink and nod nod.
Drink the Koolaid since the company has no ethics it is necessary to drink the Koolaid or leave.
THE MOST DANGER SCHOOL THAT ANY BODY COULD ATTENDED THEY WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY,AND YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REACH ANYONE.TEACHER ARE NO GOOD.THERE ONLINE PROGRAM IS NO GOOD.NOBODY WILL CALL YOU IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEM,WISH YOU WILL.LOOK PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM ASHFORD.
I have attended Ashford for over a year now and am very pleased with the school. At first the workload was light and I thought it would be a breeze. Then the fun began. With a full time job and a family, sometimes the workload is heavy. I still love Ashford and would definately recommend this school to anyone.
I have had no problems with my AA and financial aid, They have both been great. If you are looking for a quality education, look no further than Ashford University.
I do not have a problem with the cirriculum but their financial aide department is horrible! I have been with Ashford for two years now and up until February of this year all was fine.
My husband enrolled in October and is military so he gets great benefits and he also applied for financial aide. Well, we are 7 months into this now and he still is waiting for his award letter for 2009/10!! Fafsa released the funds back in October.
My husband did have some incorrect numbers at first and fixed the problem right away and then we had to send w-2's and tax information in which the financial aide department lost them twice! So, we are still waiting for his financial aide and I have now been waiting for my pell grants to be dispursed because the financial aide department compare our information now to make sure we are putting all the same information which is fine, but tell me who has ever waited this long for their money to be dispursed by a college?
Ashford has our money but their processing department can take as long as they want to dispurse it. We rely on this money to purchase books and keep our computers going and pay our internet so we can go to college and I am an assistant teacher and do not work for two months in the summer so it helps us stay afloat and we are sinking right now because of their incompitancies!
We have turned them into the Department of Education and we were told that they have had several complaints and they advised that we look at transfering to another college. Well, we are getting ready to do this but I just want people to know that this is a constant issue with this college.
I am very disappointed to be treated in this manor and we should not have to fight for things like this. My husband and I have served this country and for this to happen it just makes me sick to my stomach! Do your research! Check with colleges close to you. You might be surprised!