Ashworth College Reviews
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First of all I did not even enroll. I wanted to get my Medical Bill and Coding Certificate here. At the time the enrollment fee was at a discount, which did show an expiration. I decided I would need to make my decision soon if I wanted to take advantage of this offer. Well unfortunately I was seeing the previous weeks pricing which was lower. After debating on the phone with two different ladies I decided this situation sounds sketchy. Overall poor customer service led to them not getting any of my money. Then, after further investigation its apparent that others have had service issues and especially text book and class material issues....on to a more legitimate college even if it costs more $$$
I did not find that this school met my educational needs Didn't feel like the support was really there I could've done a lot better with my investment of time and money. I am a strong, proud, black woman and I am extremely unimpressed with the experience I had with this online university.
I really enjoyed my course work at Ashworth. The information and online learning was easy to fit into my busy calendar. As in other reviews it sometimes was slow to receive books, but I never waited more than a week. The books provided along with the online test is a great to earn a degree fairly quickly. The course is in no way "easy"...you do have to read a lot and study in order to learn (like with any school). Education is what you make of it, and I am really happy with the experience.
Material took awhile to arrive but was ok and the course was interesting. However I received feedback that was full of grammatical and spelling mistakes and hardly comprehensible. I can only assume the person who reviewed my assignment was a non English speaker and barely literate!
The Bachelor's in BA Degree program was excellent in regard to the depth of knowledge that is taught for the price of tuition. It's 100% on-line courses, so you have to be self-motivated (and somewhat self-sufficient) to be able to get the most out of the program. I worked my way through the complete program and earned my degree in about 4 1/2 years; all while working a full time job the entire time. It took a lot of work (and you pretty much have to say good bye to your leisure time for 4+ years), but it definitely can be done. I never had any of the issues that some of the other reviewers mentioned regarding late book arrivals, etc. Maybe I just got lucky; but regardless, my experience with Ashworth was quite good.
Save your time and money and do not enroll in this college. They advertise that you can get diplomas in 4 months but their books will forever be in back order and you will be left with nothing but waiting for months. The only time their helpline representatives (the only point of contact of this college) speak to you nicely is while you are enrolling. After that, with any problem you call theyr'e as clueless and helpless as you are. I wasted my time and money, at least you save yours and run away!
Paper grading was quite slow. Tutoring was very busy and did not have enough knowledgeable staff to fill the demand. For my program you could only do one course at a time, so not all courses were open for studying at once. Ashworth would send time consuming courses like math and statistics at the beginning of a semester; however, since you can only do one course at a time until your at least half complete the next course did not get to you for a while. Then when you finally finished all the other classes for a semester (5 total), then you have a final to take and it could be a year or two later from the first courses. So you have to spend months studying up on the first courses again. This is very archaic and not in alignment with how universities work on classes with their students as normally it is 4-5 courses simultaneously. So, you retain the information better and are much more prepared for a smaller time frame of final studying at the end. I would not recommend this online school. It would be much better to pick a normal university that offers the class structures as are normal with today's universities.
Please, don't waste your money on this diploma mill! I never received the book for my course, but payments continued to come out of my account. They would not reverse the automatic payments and gave me the run-around-of-a-lifetime about when I was going to receive the text book. Do the world a favor, go to a real college and earn a real degree! If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. After completing a bachelor's and working my way through a Master's from two reputable,regionally-accredited universities, I regret wasting my time with Ashworth.
As someone who has been to nursing school and a brick and mortar college, I prefer Ashworth. The interaction with the staff at Ashworth was better then 2 of the universities I attended. I didn't have any real issues while using Ashworths lonline program and if I forgot my password it was a simple fix. The course work at this college is completely online and the books are included in the tuition. I was concerned about the quality of my textbooks but they were the same ones that my local college uses for their MA degree. It is self paced and requires some disapline to go back and review. It is not for everybody. For someone like me that works over nights and is a single mom of a disabled child, I am more than happy with this program. There is even the added bonus that they will pay for my state licensure. I am pretty much done and have only been working on it for a month. It can be a quick program depending on your ability to study! This has been a great program over all and I highly reccomend it to anyone who is looking to get ahead without dedicating thousands of dollars and a year or more of their time.
Ashworth is a very affordable college, HOWEVER, it took me almost a year to complete my undergraduate certificate in Psychology. Why? Delays in shipments of books, had to change my electives several times because they did not have the books or it was going to take months to get the books. I also had a delay of up to a month in getting my final paper graded. This is not a work at your own pace school, its a work at THEIR pace school. Sorry to say that I am not going to go into their bachelors degree program. It consists of 8 semesters, it would probably take me 8 YEARS to get my degree at the pace this school moves.