Ashworth College Reviews - Psychology

3.71 out of 5 stars
(28 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: Not Provided
82% of 28 students said this degree improved their career prospects
71% of 28 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Jeffrey - 7/31/2020
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020
"As an older learner with specific needs, I can say that my experience with Ashworth College has been excellent. I have no major complaints and would recommend this school to others wholeheartedly. I started off thinking that I could get by without putting much effort into the classes, but soon found out that it requires the same amount of dedication that I had previously put into obtaining my Master's Degree at a regionally accredited college. I was looking for extra credits to add to my Masters in Human Development and the Psychology Certificate at Ashworth gave me just what I needed. There were clutches in the system but the staff was there to assist me with those issues and each person I spoke with was very professional. I am now considering completing the Substance Abuse Diploma or maybe continue with an AA in Psychology."
1.9 out of 5 stars
Candace - 1/13/2020
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
"I first want to start off by saying that i enjoyed being able to work at my own pace. I enjoyed the flexibility of finishing my degree from home and still not missing a beat with my family. My issue is with the money aspect. They don't allow for Financial Aid, but i thought i was ok since i originally was paying like $40 a month. The issue was that i was completing my semesters faster than planned( a good thing) but before long i went from paying $40 a month to $150 dollars a month, and that was a little more out of my budget. The most they could do was skip a month in payment, but i still owed almost $3,000 because i was paying for at least 3 semesters. I am literally about a semester in a half from my Bachelor's degree, but i have since been sent to collections because i could not keep up with the payments. i wish that this school accepted financial aid, or even allowed loans to help. I worked so hard, but spinned myself in a financial web with this school. I'm not saying dont go to this school. im just saying do your research, i;d rather have my degree and be paying on a loan, than to not have anything and still owe( because they wont release even my associates until those semesters are paid for."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Sharesse - 5/13/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
"This is not a school. It's a non regionally accredited money funnel. Ashworth just wants to take your money. The materials are extremely outdated. Be warned by the reviews, I wish I did. I withdrew after I was asked for additional money for an extension. They are still illegally removing money from my bank account. My contact magical went up after I withdrew. Everything about this place should scream red flag."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Kadi Massaquoi - 4/19/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
"I absolutely loved and enjoyed my time at Ashworth College. Any questions I had was answered by my instructors via email and phone calls. Academic advising was also a major help. Thank you to all the staff members there who really took time to answer my questions. I got my Bachelors in psychology and am now Enrolled at Capella University for my Masters. ALL my credits transferred. I wish they had a Masters program in what Im pursuing."
2.8 out of 5 stars
Just A Student - 4/11/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"This was once a great program. But over the years, it's fallen apart. They've switched entirely to ebooks, but they charge the same tuition. Have a grade dispute? You'll either get one of two things: No response at all, or a response that is either ridiculous or poorly reasoned. Take for instance one situation where an exam asked a question that was not found anywhere in the study material. The reviewer actually acknowledged that the question was not found in the materials that we have to study, but that it should be "obvious" what the answer is. Nope, sorry, but when the test asks a question about a very specific scientific study that was never covered in the materials, it's not "obvious", the question is improper and shouldn't be on the exam. You don't test students on things they weren't taught. Period, end of story. Don't get me started on how papers are graded. The Professors they hire tend to have impressive credentials, but I question the GPAs they achieved to get those degrees because almost every one of them seems to have very wrong ideas about APA format and none of it is consistent as the rules change with each Professor. The school also seems to think that a rubric alone is sufficient to grade papers when anyone who has at least graduated from junior high school knows that in order for grading to be effective there must be specifics. If you tell a student "You have issues with punctuation" but you then fail to show where those issues are exactly in the paper, clearly the student cannot correct them. The fact that such a basic understanding has to be explained to them is maddening and they do not understand the problem at all. This may be the only school on earth where you don't actually get to see your graded papers, you simply get back generalizations of issues, and many times even those aren't correct. I would say, if you don't give a damn about your grades or improving on papers you've written since the feedback is so laughably poor, then Ashworth College will work fine for you. You will learn plenty from the courses as the course structures are as good as can be for an independent study program. But from the Professors and administrators you will learn absolutely nothing other than the fact that they either operate on apathy or ignorance or both."
1.7 out of 5 stars
Kelly - 2/26/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2022
"Teachers are NOT required to hold any office hours. If you have a question specific to your course and your teacher doesn't check the chat, has chat disabled, and doesn't have an email address for you to contact then ypu are out of luck. You jave to go through the ticket center which will tell you to call customer service which won't know how to help you because they are ypur professor and don't know what is required for each course. I jad one class drop from an A+ to B- bacause I couldn't speak with the professor. That's about to happen again to my current course. I feel stuck because I can't afford a more expensive school but my education is suffering bacause I can't contact them."
5.0 out of 5 stars
nini - 11/11/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"First of all I'm not an employee of Ashworth , but rather a satisfied student. I'm excited that I completed my associates in psychology, but I can tell you it was a bumpy road and you get out of it what you put into it. Before pursuing any degree at a nationally accredited college you should do your homework to see who accepts the credits or who does not. It is not the schools fault that people do not take the time to do proper research. Thank you Ashworth!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Dave - 11/2/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"I completed the motorcycle mechanics diploma program and it was good, once paid up they gave me my diploma with no problems. It was kind of easy but I already worked on motorcycles my whole life. Then I signed up for the undergraduate certificate in psychology program. I have a degree from a regionally accredited college that is highly respected that I did online, I have also taken psychology courses at a local community college and I can tell you my psychology program at ashworth college is almost as good and up to par with the other schools. I am learning some very good stuff and the textbooks are recent. As for whether or not my diploma will be recognized I don't know. It would all depend on the employer."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Cathy L. - 10/23/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"I wanted to give this school a review, I've been waiting to graduate and I just did! Oct. 9, 2018. I am so happy that I did go to this school, it gave me the flexibility and most of all, the cost. I enjoyed it so much, I referred to my own son - who has a full-time job and also requiring flexibility. Yes, the school is not perfect but is it Nationally Accredited, they also have affiliations with other Regionally Accredited schools that you can later transfer credit! I have referred over 3 people in my year and a half in this school. I will be walking this coming Aug. 2019."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Michael Aucoin - 9/17/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"I am a real student who also has a review on Barton Com. College where I got my associates degree. I work in the mental health field and need education in psychology. I read the reviews and was very nervous about getting my undergraduate certificate from Ashworth College but because of the low cost I gave it a try. The books were on time, every time I called customer service my call was answered within 5 minutes. They were polite and the education was the same I got with my regionally accredited degree. Everything I was told about this college in negative reviews was a lie. I am very impressed with Ashworth College and I would recommend them to others."
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