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I don't normally write reviews, but I feel people need to see this. I took classes at Ashford and appreciated the help from the advisor. The online classes were concise and regimented. The grades were posted promptly and there was feedback from the instructors. Unfortunately the instructors do not pay much attention to what they enter as a final grade and gave me an F. It has been over a year of vague return emails with no results. I am very disappointed with their communication.
In response to others that were disappointed with fees and other misc issues I feel bad that you were mis-informed. Ashford is one of the most affordable schools out there online and not to mention they are also a traditional university in Iowa they are not just floating in cyberspace! The technology fee is one time for the life of your program not every course (as someone mentioned above) also the books are very inexpensive as compared to buying 3-4 at a time when attending a traditional program. The ISBN #'s are available so you can find them cheaper you just have to do your own research! I attended another online university and Ashford far exceeds the experience that I had and the reputation. Ashford is a smart choice for anyone looking for a quality & affordable education.
I will be graduating from Ashford next month. I have attended 4 different colleges/universities over the 20 year span to get to my degree (I got sidetracked along the way raising a family ect...). I have done a community college,private university and a very large well known online program. I can say that I have been very happy with my experience at Ashford. I have had very good support and have found the setting perfect for my busy lifestyle. edit
I recently got a BS degree from Ashford University Online. The overall experience was very good. My teachers were knowledgeable and helpful. The coursework was tough but fair and was easy to fit into my busy lifestyle. Using a web browser and email to get a degree was incredibly simple! My classmates all felt the same way.
I am in my sixth class with Ashford University. All of my previous credits transferred in from my AS degree at another school. They do not require any "group" or team project which I prefer. I love the school. I have attended AIU which I felt was a ripoff and then University of Pheonix another grand ripoff. I then went to Herzing College online and they were wonderful. I chose Ashford for my BA because they offered what I wanted to study. Do far my experience has been great!
I already received an AS degree and wanted to finish a BS degree. I don't have time for traditional school and found Ashford through a buddy. Next time I see my buddy, I'm going to kick his rear end. Before enrolling I was told that more than 80 units would transfer to Ashford. *After* enrolling, the school went from transferring 59 units, switching it to 31, then deciding on 56 units. Obviously a far cry from what I was told. You can find help when you're looking to enroll, but I have received no responses from the academic adviser nor the financial adviser (I needed to check on the status of my loan...no response). Plus they could not seem to straighten out my personal online data and their blackboard program is subject to failure. My advice is to find a school other than Ashford, unless you like being lied to.
I have been very pleased with Ashford University. Their program was similar to the one I was enrolled in a few years ago at a different university so it was easy to transfer my credits. I especially like that there are no group projects. Group projects worked at my other university when I was attending classes and the members were local. I tried their online program and did not find the group experience to be as beneficial. I am finishing up my fifth class this week at Ashford and getting ready for the next class. Things are going well so far and I don't have any complaints with communications with advisors or anyone else I've had to contact. I highly recommend Ashford to anyone seeking a quality education.
Hi everyone, I want to say that Ashford is not that bad. I currently attend Ashford and I will be for the next two years and I personally think at times they can be unprofessional and not return calls but if you send them an email they respond go figure. Anyway my overall experience is ok so far. But the best is yet to come.
I love the fact that I can attend class anytime of day or night. The program is challenging, but well planned and easy to follow. Ashford is also a great deal too. I am very happy with my decision.
I am now attending Ashford for my MBA program. I have titled this "Thank God" because when I requested information on online school I was overwhelmed with schools calling me. Ashford did not give up and one day I finally answered; my entrance adviser, Jaime, personalized my educational plan and made it very clear that she would help me find the perfect program even if that was not a Ashford. Ashford was the university I choose because it had two important factures: 1. degree does not say online, 2. I do not have to do group work which means I earn my own Masters, and 3. Jaime had so much information on so many schools. Over all I really like my classes and Jaime did a thorough job preparing to be successful.