Ashworth College Reviews - Associate in Criminal Justice
OMG.....stay away from this POS school. Everything is great for the first semester. Customer service is on the money and taken care of business and helping you every which way they can. By semester 4, you can't even get in touch with them. Have to call (or submit online help tickets) 3,4, 5 times just to get assistance. Final grades are wrong, billing is wrong, and you will end up calling them or the VA every month to keep your GI Bill payments current. If you are looking for cheap and easy...this is the school for you. However, this really is the "you get what you pay for" school. GARBAGE!!
Called before enrolling asked if the school is regionally acredited! The reapresentative said yes ( lied) ! Signed up and started my online classes! Found out I was lied too and they are not regionally acredited! I spoke with student advisor and he accepted my cancellation! He said I would receive email of cancellation and get my money back in 7-14 business days ! Im still waiting for my cancellation email! Each one of the reps I spoke with lied to me! I do not recommend it!
This is good for one like me works three jobs and school same time . This is a good school they work with you . It took me 4 years or so to pay them off but I did it. Im retried law enforcement and still in the military part time . As long you pay this school on time your ok.
After reading so many bad reviews I felt that I needed to set the record straight. I received my AS in Criminal Justice in 2011, the tuition iwas affordable and the books and materials where just as good as the ones from a brick and mortar school. Reading is what you get from it, if I wanted more in depth info on a subject a book talked superficially about I would just google it or go to the library. Hello! Seriously you got to do the work! It's truth that not all schools accept transfers but some will and good ones too. Bellevue University in Nebraska accepted all credits and 2 years later I had my bachelors. I never had problems with customer support, probably because I didn't call a lot , but when I did I got me questions answered, no problem.
I'll make this short and sweet... Prospective students, please do your homework and read through some of these comments. There is a reason why people take time out of their life to warn others of Ashworth College. Sure there are good and bad comments...but there are a lot of bad comments. Yes, the school is Nationally Accredited, which is actually held to a lower standard than Regionally Accredited schools. Yes, it's accrediting agency is recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Education (search for yourself). However, if your occupation requires any sort of licensing - YOU ARE OUT OF LUCK. Also, if you plan to transfer your undergraduate credits to a regionally accredited school - GOOD LUCK - In my opinion, 8 out of 10 regionally accredited schools will not accept credits from a nationally accredited school. I'd say 9.5 out of 10 will not accept Ashworth's credits. How do I know? Because I spent a very long time reading transfer policies and talking to admissions counselors at various schools around the U.S. One school in Missouri flat out said, "We won't accept anything from Ashworth." Ashworth College is cheap, yes, but you get what you pay for - EXTREMELY little if any interaction from professors. The feedback you receive on assignments is maybe two sentences. Ashworth College being "FOR PROFIT" should say it all.
~ THE REAL DEAL ABOUT ASHWORTH COLLEGE ~ Alright people, here is my experience and the real breakdown of Ashworth College. First, Ashworth College is in fact an accredited school, if you have doubts, go to the U.S. Department of Education website, click on the accreditation search and type in Ashworth College. Rest assure, they are in fact accredited. HOWEVER, they are a nationally accredited school - not regionally accredited. For those who don't know, regionally accredited schools are considered the "gold standard" in academia. These schools include Harvard, University of Alabama, Stanford, Florida State University...get the idea? There are two problems, that I found, which come from attending a nationally accredited school, such as Ashworth College. One, its very difficult finding a regionally accredited school that will recognize and transfer over credits from a NA school. THERE ARE schools out there that will accept NA credits though, its just a matter of reading the schools transfer policies and then sending them your transcript to see if they'll accept them. Don't be disappointed if 9 out of the 10 schools you contact don't accept them, but don't give up searching. The second problem is in regards to licensing. If a career your pursuing requires some kind of state licensing, such as being a teacher - your going to be out of luck, as the majority of state licensing requires that degrees be from regionally accredited schools. ABOUT ASHWORTH - my experience with Ashworth was so-so. I quickly learned that the "tutors" weren't actually tutors. If you have a question about math, you'll likely end up speaking with the same person who "tutored" you with your last science question. They're not tutors. The person you speak with over the phone is most likely not competent in the particular area your inquiring about. Additionally, these "tutors" often seemed bothered whenever I called them. It seemed like I was inconveniencing them by calling and asking for help. They are very low class, low quality people. If your looking for a strong support network and good academic advisors - you won't find it at Ashworth. WHAT I DID - so I enrolled in the Criminal Justice program and wanted to "test the waters." I planned on obtaining an associates degree. During my studies, I was researching tons and tons of schools, reading transfer policies and trying to find a RA school that would allow me to transfer over my RA credits from Ashworth. My planned ultimately worked. I took advantage of Ashworth College's cheap tuition and self-paced courses. I worked daily on my assignments and completed a lot of classes over a one year period. I found a regionally accredited school in IOWA, that accepted every single one of my credits. I ultimately transferred over 90 credits to this institution, leaving me with 10 classes to finish until earning a bachelors degree from a regionally accredited school!! So essentially, I took advantage of Ashworth - not vice versa. In short - you need to do your homework. If you have a plan, figure out exactly what's required in order for you to accomplish your goal. Ashworth will allow you to earn a degree from an accredited school, but if you plan on transferring your credits you need to do your homework and find a school that will accept their credits. Last, don't expect quality service from the people at Ashworth, as the saying goes, "you get what you pay." I hope this helps. Good luck!
When I need to call to open classes, exams or anything. I always experience rude, horrible customer service. Plus, they update the system almost every night and on weekends. Its hard for people who work to find time to complete exams. If you are looking for an online college. Don't make the same mistake, I made.
Just graduated with my A.S degree! I'm enlisting in the Marine Corps, and my degree is already giving me an extra rank when I start boot camp! If the military accepts Ashworth as a legit institution, I'll definitely be coming back here for my Bachelors!
I have nothing but good things to say about this college. Like most of you, I was skeptical about the national accreditation and reputation of the school. What I've learned over the past two years of completing my degree, is that the weight of your degree isn't in the degree itself, it's in your own professional demeanor. If I present myself professionally, confident, and knowledgeable in my interviews, employers don't care much about the fact that I have the degree except to check off that I have it. They care more about the employee they're hiring, and that they took the time to get one in the first place. Ashworth College has never tried to hide or "cover up" anything from me; when I call in with questions, they give it to me straight. I've never had any customer service issues like so many others have claimed, and I'm beginning to think the problems with customer service start with the student, not with the representative. The only academic issues I ever encountered were APA format (which is my own doing - I've always struggled with APA format) and college algebra (again, always struggled with it before.) So there was nothing wrong with any of the course materials on their end. In fact, their materials are set up in a very easy-to-learn way with their text books and 20-question exams. It's just enough for you to remember each chapter without feeling overwhelmed. I will be continuing with my Associate degree to my Bachelor degree with Ashworth. At the price and quality of education, it can't be beat. I'm living with an Ole Miss University student here in Mississippi, and I compared my college algebra class to his. He's learning the exact same materials in his class at a highly ranked university. Best of luck to y'all.
Let me start with they are quick to take money from you , I signed up for AS in Criminal Justice they messed it up and put me in a certificate program luckily I noticed it. Lack of direction Book does not Match the course Course Orientation showers different from What the actual dash bird is poor help from Phone line reps they rude and sound always like u bother them why you calling what do you want type of attitude.... Just Sad and iv never wrote a Review in my life but I am so upset that I have to spread the word some how. Please call look in to the info before u sig up I was told its Nationaly Acredited but seem to hear other. Will need to double check