Ashworth College Reviews

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65% of 402 students said this degree improved their career prospects
61% of 402 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Cindy Holcombe
  • Reviewed: 8/17/2016
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"Taking this course was very interesting it kept you want to learn more. The instructors are always there to help you in a timely matter. And it allows you to take a test up to three times but it would also be helpful if once you graduate you're able to go back and we take any of the tests to help you study where the state test."
  • Reviewed: 8/16/2016
  • Degree: Hospitality Management
"I was enrolled in their event planning program. After a week of being enrolled, I decided to change courses. I truly wanted to be in their marketing program. I was told I couldn't do that without paying In full for the event planning course. So three weeks afterwards I decided to call again. That time I was told I could of if I would of requested a little earlier, which I did."
Kim Az
  • Reviewed: 8/16/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"Absolutely the most unorganized program I have ever been a part of Horrible classes. Total rip off on tuition. Don't be fooled you pay per semester not per class weather you take the classes or not you pay. Take my advice pick a different RN program."
Shawn Bryant
Responded: 8/18/2016

KimThank you for your post. Were sorry you were not fully satisfied with your initial experience with our RN to BSN Online Program. Were committed to helping all students graduate without the burden of student loan debt. That's why we have created one of the most affordable RN to BSN programs in the United States and offer flexible payment options that fit a variety of financial situations. One of our RN to BSN Online advisors has made an attempt to reach you to discuss this matter. I understand you were unavailable at the time. Can you please provide us with a schedule time to reach you for a follow-up call?

Div M
  • Reviewed: 8/15/2016
  • Degree: Healthcare Management
"If it was not Ashworth College - Healthcare Management, my career would not have enhanced. I studied everything that is necessary for my job to become a manager. Text books were amazing. I don't have any negative comments to make. Students who are thinking a lot about pursuing a course, can definitely go ahead without any hesitation. Thanks a lot....!!!"
S Angulo
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2016
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Very good school for someone who is working full time. They work with your needs both financially and educationally. My only complaint would be there are not too many bachelor degree options such as Human Resource management but this can be overlooked."
Elizabeth Lloyd
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2016
  • Degree: Pharmacy Technician
"Money hungry, does not care about students. They are only in it for the money, they could care less what it takes to get it. They are very pushy and unprofessional. They only tell you what seems to be benefits of attending the school but fail to mention about the unreasonable costs to attend such courses. Rip off!"
Shawn Bryant
Responded: 8/18/2016

Hi Elizabeth- Were sorry you were not fully satisfied with your initial experience Ashworth College. Here at Ashworth College we strive to be one of the leading affordable online schools that set new standards in career education. Our programs are designed to help you graduate fast and without student loan debt. Our Pharmacy Technician program gives students the opportunity to choose a tuition plan that fits the student. Also the tuition covers the ExCPT exam or the PTCE exam. In closing, Id like to apologize for the inconvenience. We would love to speak with you further about this matter, please contact our Student Service Department at 1-800-224-7234. We look forward to helping you reach your goals and maximize your full potential.

  • Reviewed: 8/9/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"I would recommend to everyone to enroll with Ashworth. I discovered that prestigious college such as SUNY ESC was very bad college for me and Ashworth much better, so I transfererd my credits to Ashworth. Teleconferencing, tutoring, assistance, were very educative and everything is very good organized. In addition, I had the experience with Penn Foster as well and it's not better than Ashworth. Penn has very strict English instructors, and SUNY is the opposite- you pass courses very easily and therefore you're not learning. They only want your money! On the other hand, Penn Foster, wants your money, poor tutoring, and bad grading in order that you won't get hired! They can't put all graduates to work, so the lie has to continue. Strongly recommend ASHWORTH COLLEGE! !!!!"
Shawn Bryant
Responded: 8/19/2016

Thank you so much for your post. We are so proud of you!

Edward B
  • Reviewed: 8/8/2016
  • Degree: Business
"This program worked well for me. It allowed me to enter the corporate workforce and I am now running my own successful business. Like most things, it is what you make it."
Shawn Bryant
Responded: 8/19/2016

Hi Edward. Thank you for your post. We're so proud that you allowed us to be apart of your educational journey. We're very excited to hear that you were able to accomplish your goal. Keep up the great work.

Mary B
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"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."
Shawn Bryant
Responded: 8/19/2016

Were sorry you were not fully satisfied with your customer service experience at Ashworth College. We have implemented additional training for our Student Services Department. Thank you for your patience as our IT Department was updating our Student Portal to enhance the student experience. We appreciate having you as an Ashworth student. Our goal is to provide you with an excellent customer service experience. Please feel free to contact us if you require additional assistance.

  • Reviewed: 7/27/2016
  • Degree: Marketing
"If you seriously care about your education please do not go here. It is not regionally accredited which means if you want to transfer to another or better school, they won't take your credits. Customer service is condescending and rude, completely unhelpful, and the instructors are not educated enough. The material used is years out of date, citing things from 10 years ago. I am trying to transfer to another school now and I'm extremely limited. After my first semester, I'm positive this school is useless and not even worth going there free."
  • Reviewed: 7/23/2016
  • Degree: Automotive Technology
"Took online classes in AutoCad from Ashworth College in spring of 2016. my interest was in AutoCad for Mac. The student advisor lied about program curriculum and promised that the ONLINE DIPLOMA IN Auto Cad includes tutorials for MAC. I paid 150$ for the enrollment to get access to the tutorials. The tutorials were all for Windows, old materials and kind of not up to date. The Ashworth college refused to return any money and ignored my requests. The worst place ever to study. hope my review will help someone decide not to invest in ASHWORTH college any penny:-(((("
Shawn Bryant
Responded: 8/19/2016

Were sorry you were not fully satisfied with your experience at Ashworth College. We would love to speak with you to obtain more information to investigate your issue. Please feel free to contact us at 1-800-224-7234. Have a nice day!

Poor Quality
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"The certificate program I took with this school was OK. I got a well written physical textbook and had no problems. With the degree program however, I noticed their grading was quirky. For instance they would comment on a Essay Writing exam that the essay was well written and then give me a D- grade. Also, I noticed some of the exam questions would ask about material that had not been in the lesson. When I asked the professor about this she told me to email her the question and correct answer. I did and got no response. This happened on just about every exam. The online e-books are written poorly with multiple typos and even mistakes that alter the correct info that you retain. I feel they could do a lot better with the school considering the money they have rolling in!"
Shawn Bryant
Responded: 8/19/2016

Were sorry you were not fully satisfied with your experience at Ashworth College. In order to better assist you and future students, we would love to speak with you to obtain more information about your experience. Please contact us at 1-800-224-7234. Thank you and have a great day!

  • Reviewed: 6/18/2016
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"This school is not for everyone. You must be a self motivator, and able to concentrate and focus without someone pushing you. (As with all distance learning) I have worked in the healthcare industry for 15 years and wanted to further my education. I work fulltime, have 2 children and am pregnant, so traditional college was not an option for me. For me this program was perfect. I had the flexibility to take classes at my availability, the school accepted all of my transfer credits, and due to life experience I was able to relate to most of the course material. I am continuing my education with this school on to my bachelors degree. I love this school."
E. Stevens
  • Reviewed: 6/16/2016
  • Degree: Pharmacy Technician
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2016
  • Degree: Automotive Technology
"I really enjoyed my experience. Every one star review I have seen is issues that are clearly displayed on either the main webpage or in the syllabus. It isn't Ashworth's fault that you cant read. Study issues? Seriously!!! Ever hear of Google? Credits don't transfer? Its written in the syllabus for you to check! The only good grip is the ones that paid and had degree delivery issues. The rest of the one stars need to grow up and get a clue."
wronged by ashworth
  • Reviewed: 6/8/2016
  • Degree: HVAC
"The only reason I gave it 1 star is because I couldn't choose 0 stars. The school is a total rip off. They charged us $928.00 for a spiral bound notebook when we called for help we were put on hold for 45 min someone came on the line put us on hold n we got disconnected called back was on hold for another 30 min finally gave up. Had to quit attending due to family health and told the lady from Ashworth why, she said she was sorry to hear about that and whenever he was ready to come back just give them a call. Well we just gave them that call and they're saying that conversation never happened they would've told him to cancel the school and charged him $250 they NEVER told us about a cancelation fee they just kept charging him and sending it to collections when I tried to call the school the lady was very ignorant rude and hung up on me"
  • Reviewed: 6/5/2016
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"After falling into insurance on multiple occasions, it occurred to me that perhaps I should look for a career in the industry. I like the business working of insurance but I was more interested in the claims process. Having worked on the practitioner/provider relations side of many insurance companies made me curious about the process that led to us receiving, and ultimately rejecting, a claim. So, I happened upon medical billing and coding, which interested me a great deal as I was always curious about how the procedures were billed and bundled and interpreted. After studying ICD-9 and ICD-10 CM on my own for about two months and CPT codes for about three weeks, I decided I needed to finally get into a course. My criteria for the course were that it had to be completely online. I have a family and I work full-time, I was not going for the college experience, I did that already lol. It must also be affordable, with flexible monthly payment options. We're saving for a house so I cannot afford to pay those grandiose $2500 fees. It also needed to include medical terminology and anatomy, which are VITAL if you want to be a proficient biller or coder. Lastly, it must prepare me to sit for the CPC exam. Ashworth fit all of those but the last one. The certification you're testing for is the CBCS through the NHA. While it is recognized as a valid certification, many employers prefer those offered through AHIMA or AAPC, as they both are the regulators for the code books used in the industry. This meant that I would eventually, once I was financially prepared to do so, go back and take a course that would enable me to sit for the AAPC's CPC exam. On the review of the enrollment process: The key to any for-profit online school is knowing what you're getting into BEFORE you enroll. Do not trust what the representatives of the school tell you. Know that they will misconstrue the facts to get you to enroll, they need the profit. Read the fine print. It cost me $10 upfront to enroll and I pay just $50 a month. That's great but you are given only 5 days to cancel and receive a full refund after you enroll and that's only if you haven't completed ANY coursework, not even the Pre-Test. But if you read the agreements you're signing before you actually commit to this, you shouldn't have any issues with enrollment. Also know that you are not entitled to a refund just because you didn't like the program or never completed any work. You signed the agreement that practically waived your rights to any reimbursement and acknowledged that they will go to collections on you if you do not pay. Also, if you are ahead of schedule, you will have to pay those monthly fee or pay it off in order for the program to be considered complete. These are not issues or hurdles. If you do your homework and read the information in its entirety you'll have an overall pleasant enrollment experience. The Program Itself: They have given you PDF lessons that are mailed out to you and available online but for the majority of the lesson you are reading lists. It is overwhelming and impossible to digest 224 pages of lists. Lesson 1 was torture. It got better in the following lessons but the overall setup is not interactive or even remotely engaging. Most of what you get explains the WHAT, if you are like me and need the bigger picture including the HOW and WHY (which is important to a biller/coder), you'll have to look to other resources found on the web. There is no faculty, professor, or staff presence. If you have a question, you will not be referred to a Medical Coder/Biller or even a healthcare professional. This is scary for two reasons: 1. This is a field that is constantly changing and the material is often convoluted as a result. If you have any issue or need further explanation of a billing or coding scenario, there is no one available to help you understand. 2. This course will not prepare you to be a proficient biller/coder. It will give you the information needed to pass an exam. I was initially excited about starting this course but I have been a little disappointed. Let me put this course in context. If you were unprepared to take the SAT and wanted more practice before taking the SAT, you would take an SAT prep class. In this case, the AAPC sponsored certification courses are the SAT and the Medical Billing and Coding program offered here is the SAT Prep class. This program will not make you a coder and they are not explaining the info well enough for you to truly understand the material hence why they can only offer the NHA exam. So, take this course to get the certification behind your name and to prepare yourself by getting an overview of the medical billing and coding info you need in order to take a more intensive, beneficial, and recognized course offered through an AHIMA/AAPC sponsored class. I enrolled in the same program with Penn Foster the day after starting here and it was the best decision I ever made! I would recommend that one IN CONJUNCTION with this one if you want to truly be a competent coder/biller."
Medical office assistant
  • Reviewed: 6/3/2016
  • Degree: Medical Office Administration
"LOVE THE SCHOOL GRADUATED AND PLAN TO RE ENROLL FOR BA IN MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIONS. Would recommend this school to anyone. You learn at your own pace. I am not only went through Ashworth but also James Madison getting my high school. They are affordable and doesn't leave you in debt as a regular college could."
  • Reviewed: 6/1/2016
  • Degree: Marketing
"Ashworth's online flexibility allowed me to study, write papers, and take exams during all hours of the day. I really enjoyed English Composition II, Principles of Marketing, Professional Selling, and the Consumer Buying Behavior classes. Only once did I have a delay with receiving a text book shipment, which was quickly resolved by contacting Ashworth to ship the next book and unlock/open the next class. 21 of my previous engineering and IT credits from PSU and PCT transferred into the Marketing program of study. I was able to earn the remaining 39 credits necessary to earn an Associate Degree in Marketing through Ashworth in roughly 18 months."
Holly Thomas
  • Reviewed: 5/9/2016
  • Degree: Legal Studies
"I was HIGHLY skeptical of online learning. I was wrong! Ashworth was amazing!!! They were not only right there to help at every stage of the process but they hid nothing! Anyone who says otherwise didn't read enrollment agreement or couldn't handle the work! It is hard. You have to hold yourself accountable the entire time and no it's not easy. Going to class is so much easier. You have to self discipline. Ashworth advisors were AMAZING!! There was never a time I needed help and couldn't find someone to assist. They want you to succeed. They care. I could not say enough great things about my experience and would HIGHLY recommend anyone that wants to go back to school to call Ashworth. Happy Graduate!!"