Ashworth College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (283)
This is one of the most inexpensive college certificate programs yet it takes way too long to process the certificate and the promised portions of the certificate. You are looking more to graduate within 6 months or more, so the 4 months is advertised to market and prey upon your desire to finish quickly and without having to pay much. Customer service is not their strongest attribute of the school and you get what you pay for. There's a reason why it's cheaper than most programs. After being in this program it actually deterred me from pursuing a career in this field and now I'm thinking about doing something else. I wouldn't recommend it. Even though it may sound like I'm being overly critical is a reality that you might face with this program. I'm sure that their career service representatives cover a broad spectrum of degrees and programs.
I am so disappointed about my diploma because I couldn't find any job with it. I am living in Alberta and my province couldn't accept my diploma even I tried to transfer it from Toronto to Alberta. And I tried to connect with Vancouver. I received the same results. I recommend everyone who is trying or studying at this school like don't waste your time and money at this school. Because you couldn't find any job with this.
They are very rude and professional when you call for help. I waited 2 weeks for a call back only to be talked to like a child. The attitude was completely unnecessary and I will NEVER do another online class with them. They are so helpful and friendly when they are enrolling you, but anything else they are rude and could care less
Ashworth is an affordable online college that will give you a degree if you persist through the program, however, be aware that Ashworth is a very unprofessional choice for online college. I have been through so many unnecessary problems throughout the 3 years that I have been enrolled that it has gotten to the point of complete ridiculousness. Every other book is back ordered and will take sometimes many months to ever get. You are only able to have 2 courses open at a time so when those 2 courses are finished, you have to wait an amazing amount of time to get papers graded and returned to you to be able to move on. This causes you to take much longer than expected to finish your degree. My degree took at least 6 months longer than I planned it out to be because I was simply not able to move forward because I was constantly waiting on their end. This is very frustrating when you are trying to move into a career where a degree is mandatory. The staff who answer the phone do not care one bit about your frustration and are very unprofessional.
I requested for my transcripts to be sent to my current college. After speaking to someone on the phone, the process was handled and my payment for the transcripts were processed. 2 Months went by and my new college had not received the transcripts yet. I called Ashworth back and their response was that they could not provide my transcripts because I had a past due amount. That part is understood however, what happened to my original request? Everyone I speak to is very unprofessional and I do not get the same answer from anyone. This is a major problem.
The school appears to be everything at first, until you start having to deal with the unprofessional BS. Seems that every book is on back order even up to 8 months, if you purchase your book they wont reimburse you, also they tend to lie about how much the cost of the program is and keep going up on your tuition. Now if you can get the tuition paid everything would be fine but thats the hardest part because they keep sending you a prior semester lease to sign before the previous is paid off going up on your payments... that's their scheme to get more money and make you say forget it.
Ashworth is a solid choice for individuals who have a fair amount of experience and just need that piece of paper. I actually learned some things at Ashworth too. Ultimately you get out what you put in, but they offered a good format and a fair price. The diploma looks nice and proper too (not crappy like a continuing education certificate or anything) and I have it hanging on the wall. I would have liked to have a few more interactive labs online or lab kits sent out and would have been willing to pay a little more for this as well. All in all it helped me learn some new skills and land a better job so I'm happy.
This school is whatever you want to make of it. I decided to give this school a try because it was 100% online and I could work at my own pace. I work full-time and I have a family that takes up a lot of my time. I really like the fact that this school removes a lot of unnecessary fluff that most campus-based schools put you through like P.E. and Art appreciation. I also like the fact that they quickly move you into what you need to know in real life situations. I went to a community college that offered online course work but I didn't learn anything. The coursework consisted of 350 word essays on the theory but no hands on until the last month of class. I paid $650 on 3 textbooks that basically repeated the same information. How many ways do you say PHI is a big deal and EHR are not the same as EMR! At Ashworth college it took me 2 books let's not even talk about my testing fees, pretest, and study guide were included in my tuition. I paid less than $1k and learned more in less time. For all those people complaining about late textbooks and customer service I don't understand how a textbook can be late when you are learning at you own pace. The textbooks get shipped out automatically when you finish your section in the portal and shipping depends on where you live after all you are receiving textbooks by mail and mail is not always fast. Every time I call customer service they are always kind and helpful I find that if you are rude you will get rudeness back. To the person who said they are a strong black woman, I am also a strong black woman which has nothing to do with Ashworth college ability to teach you. Ashworth doesn't give a hoot about your race, creed, gender, or age as long as you are paying them for their service which is to help you be the best you can be! I love this school they helped me to better myself at an affordable price. My next goal is to finish their Psychology degree in which I have already found out I can transfer most of my credits.
I am currently enrolled in Ashworth College and very unhappy with the difference in what I was told before enrolling and what I have experienced. After completing my first course, I was very excited to get started on the second course. Unfortunately, the books were back ordered. I looked up the book on Amazon and it was a reasonable price so I went ahead and ordered it. I have now completed that course and still haven't received the book from the college. Now, I'm ready to start the third course and again, they say the books are back ordered and offer no assistance. Since my current job is expected to lose funding in a few months, I was hoping to jump start a new career and was very excited about this opportunity. Unfortunately, Ashworth has left much to be desired.
I graduated in 2016 with my Associates in Criminal Justice from Ashworth. The degree granted me contract PFC with the United States Marine Corps, so I began studies for my Bachelors in 2017 while enlisted. It's cheap and recognized through the Department of Education, which is honestly the most important thing to employers these days. If you grew up in a poor family like me and you and your family never had enough money to send you to college, Ashworth is an amazing opportunity to get a quality degree at an affordable price. I've honestly learned a lot just by teaching myself online.