Ashworth College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (300)
This school is for you if you're willing to get your hands dirty. Here's a full review. I'm still in process of getting my degree and It's already opening up opportunities for growth and salary increases. the good - 1. National Accredited, and the accrediting agency is recognized by the department of Education. 2. many credit can be transferred, so if I wanted to continue with penn foster or do an MBA with notre dame, the transition would be easy 3.There is a helpful community of students and the student portal is user friendly. 4. they let you go at your own pace 5. the price is low, being a non-profit college The bad 1. no support from staff or teachers, 2. the course materials, although state they've been shipped to me, I never get them 3. ***YOU HAVE TO PAY THE ENTIRE TUITION BEFORE YOU CAN GET YOUR DEGREE. That is my biggest gripe. I didn't realize that in order for me to obtain my diploma, I had to pay off the entire college tuition. for me, that's $3750. That means even after I finish my classes, I have to wait until that is paid off before they release the diploma to me. ***the really good news, or really bad news - depending on your moral compass. 1. you can cheat like crazy - the tests are never updated, so when you take tests, you can open up a new browser window and simply google the question and gets answers from coursehero.com or quizlet, and get 80-100% scores. 2. you can create a fake email and be your own proxy when taking the semester exams 3. the semester exams aren't updated either, so you can google the questions and get solid answers. 4. for a small fee, you can have someone else write your essays. Conclusion - because I never receive the books and materials and virtually no support when asking for help or status on the books; in order to complete the courses in a decent amount of time, I bought a subscription to coursehero and freshessays. I got excellent grades in both assignments and tests, without reading any of the course materials, curriculum, or online reading assignments. I'm at a point where I would rather take full advantage of the schools shortcomings in order to get ahead, since it's clear they are not willing to help me. Is this school for you? If you pay for the college up front, they will treat you well. If you have no moral compass and all you care about is getting that diploma by any means necessary - for the sole purpose of making more money at your job, then this is a great place for you. You can pretty much google your way through the courses with ease.
I cannot finish this program because I do not have the books they are supposed to provide, books I paid for in advance! Supposedly, every single book is on backorder! Really? Seriously?This is unacceptable! Sounds more like a scam! Customer service = POOR! Trying to reach someone who actually cares = NON Existant!!
I took this diploma program for personal interest. I wanted real facts on health, not just opinions. The material was interesting and aligned with recommendations from the government health agencies. The course was challenging but not overwhelming. I see a lot of complaints about this school on the internet, but they all seem to be written by people who didn't bother to read their contracts or the school material on how to deal with issues they might have. Every interaction I had with the school was dealt with professionally and in a timely manner.
I have tried to get a question answered that has taken me ten days, transferred 12 times, on hold at least 10 to 15 minutes each time I was transferred and the only answer I got in the end was that the workbook that this college gave me was incorrect and it did not supply the practice excel spreadsheets that it said it did. Not one person would let me speak with a supervisor nor could they answer. All they knew how to do was transfer back and forth! And this is not cheap for an online college. I'm so sad I spent this much money that I cannot even have a phone number or email address to get help! I do NOT recommend at all.
I called BEFORE I signed up for the program and they told me that they would help me find an externship for the program. I called last week since I am close to completing the program and now they're telling me they don't help place for externships. I had to throw a fit to get put on a "list" that they were going to try and help me find a place. It has been three weeks and I haven't heard anything. To add more insult to injury, I submitted a paper 13 days ago(they say they grade within 7 to 10 business days) I submitted a ticket to have this looked into and still haven't received my grade. It isn't worth the money when you've been lied to.
I received poor to non-existent support. The payment structure was misrepresented to me. I paid for full tuition and never received all the course materials and instruction I was promised. When I asked for a copy of my contract I was refused. Be forewarned. Get copy of contract and read very carefully!
The teachers are rude, unhelpful, lazy, and slow. They didnt quiz on what was on the curriculum. One of my teachers even threatened to kick me from the program if I didnt submit over 25 assignments over the course of 3 weeks and not all at once. Then, after I already did 25 (documents, not all assignments) she reported me for plagiarism on MY OWN photos! Because, and in HER words, she shouldnt have been able to get documentation so quickly so it mustve been from the twitter. First off, I wanted my internship DONE, and second, I dont even use the twitter. And that was one event in the first 5 classes. Dont. Just dont. Garbage school, absolute trash.
Terrible, misleading I did not receive adequate info to complete the course. I was totally confused. Gave 30 days to cancel and later told 5 days . This company wants to charge &368 to cancel. Never received any books. I did not like the customer service.
I finished the degree and found my opportunities increase. Ashworth is a great school of your are self-disciplined and motivated. It is very compatible for a full time job and school. I would recommend Ashworth to anyone looking to further their education and increase employment.
I am a first generation graduate .and that wouldn't have been possible I had not went to Ashworth. Ashworth is is affordable and I was able to work at my own pace ,the administration and lectures were very helpful as they helped me out every step of the way. thank you Ashworth college I am a graduate today because of you