Ashworth College Reviews - Certificate in Paralegal
After completing my program I discovered that the college was not accredited by the appropriate governing body and that my certificate was USELESS. I researched the Medical Billing and Coding Certificate. The accreditation that they have for that program is very misleading as it is only accepted in a handful of states. FYI, North Carolina is not one of them. They need the AAPC accreditation for most states and that is not what they have. Offering programs for certificates that they are barely or not at all accredited for and being intentionally vague about that is criminal and the prime characteristic of a for profit college that does not care about your education or finances.
Programs are very affordable. My first class went very well. Unfortunately their support is a nightmare. Each contact with support since I started has been a frustrating failure. The online support gives scripted answers and marks your problem as resolved as soon as they respond though Ive never had them resolve anything. Im pretty sure Im speaking to teenagers when I call their support line. They too follow a script. After 5 tries for my most recent question I asked for a supervisor to call me. One just left a message informing me of an answer to something I didnt get to ask and not coming close to resolving my issue. He left the main support number to call back. Their support is the reason I will not enroll in any other programs after this one (which was my plan) and I will not recommend this school to any of my friends looking to go back to school.
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
The worst student support,customer service EVER!!! Was put on hold, disconnected, told someone would call me back. They had technical difficulties with their site almost every week, I was not able to see quiz scores, some materials that had online links were disconnected or no longer valid links.
In the beginning there is always someone to answer your call, as it got toward the end, I submitted an assignment and it wasn't graded for 4 weeks, it took 3 days just to get someone on the line. I sent support tickets and the issue wasn't resolved until finally one day I just sat on the phone on hold for over 45 minutes and was able to explain. So they finally graded my assignment and ended my course, I haven't heard anything else since. Not sure when I will receive this Certificate?? It's like you are just sitting out in space waiting on a shooting star. I definitely won't do any more certificates with them, and clearly wouldn't advise doing college courses with them. Stick with the Professionals on that one. Currently I sent a ticket and am still waiting on the outcome of when I will receive my certificate....You have to have a lot of Patience when dealing with this so called school. Don't be snowed over by the way they are when they are enrolling you. It doesn't last.
If I could give zero stars I would. My book have been delayed for weeks,called customer services they are no help. Staff are very rude and incompetent, save your money. They might be cheap but that comes with frustration and headache. Choose a different online college guys not Ashworth.