Ashworth College Reviews
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Let me first say, If you have the money and/or the opportunity to attend a regionally accredited school, you should. ASHWORTH COLLEGE IS A REAL ACCREDITED SCHOOL, however, the quality of education you receive is not the greatest. I maxed out on my student loans at the Art Institute and was not able to complete my degree there. That's when I decided to try Ashworth. Without this school, I don't think I would have been able to afford to finish a degree. So, if you're simply looking for an affordable degree.. this school is for you. The staff/faculty is pretty terrible...So, instead of asking for assistance with anything, I did my work as quickly as possible so that I could hurry and finish each class. I will mostly likely go on to finish my Bachelor's and Master's here. Again, if you simply need an affordable degree, and you're willing to do everything with little to no help, Ashworth is a good school for you. Though it's not as great of a school as it could be, it has certainly helped make me a more determined and disciplined person.
I would not recommend this school to anyone. I do not know if this is even legit. Their websit is not current, as far as testimonials / graduation success / graduation ceremony dates for current year, scholarship availability. The most annoying part of dealing with this school has to be their rude / ghetto/ unprofessional staff who answer their phones day in and day out. Don't ever try to get study assistance, as they do not assist you in anyway, I was once told when enquiring about something I was studying, that "That's what your text book is for, why are you calling us for?" I was so infuriated. If you call management, they are just as useless. I do not know the lady's name, but she is pathetic. They only care about getting your money, nothing to do with your education that you are paying for. If you want little to no support, THIS IS THE SCHOOL FOR YOU! If you want rude service personell... this is the place for you. GO somewhere else and obtain quality service, from people who actually care about you.
This College has been like a God send to me. I do not have enough words to describe how wonderful this College has been to me. I've learned so much over the years and I do not have any complaints. I ended up getting my High School Diploma through James Madison High School and went on to get an AS in Early Childhood Education and an AS in Psychology. I also have a Diploma in Nutrition, Diet and Health Sciences. I'm now working on getting my Diploma as a Home Health Aide. I'm sure that I'll continue my Education through Ashworth. Next, I'm thinking about Social Services Assistant in Substance Abuse. Either that, or a Physical Therapy Aide. I'm a career student and enjoy learning and I will continue with this College. I'm also interested in other courses through here as well and I've had no problems in finding employment.
This School obviously only cares about the pass or fail, and does not give much thought to the actual quality of education. Every single class is formatted basically the same way, not matter if it is English or science. They even have a speech class that does not have you actually give a speech. My main reason for disliking the course is the fact that you have three tries on every assignment, however only the first passing grade counts. You cannot retake in order to achieve a higher score on any assignment you take for your entire course load. If you do fail an assignment, all that happens once you pass is you receive a 60 no matter what the score. All in all, you get what you paid for, if that.
Never had any problems with any of the courses. Very prompt response and study materials were shipped on time. Great study materials by Pearson. Worth the money. Good customer service, very helpful. I am working in the healthcare field. All the study materials helps understand all aspects of healthcare.
Well, the first month went swimmingly. Got my books in a timely fashion and finished the first section. Now? It's been almost a month since I completed the first assignments and can't continue because my material is continuously delayed. I'm about ready to call and see if I can't just cancel because they keep taking my money every month yet no books. It's getting old.
After reading so many bad reviews I felt that I needed to set the record straight. I received my AS in Criminal Justice in 2011, the tuition iwas affordable and the books and materials where just as good as the ones from a brick and mortar school. Reading is what you get from it, if I wanted more in depth info on a subject a book talked superficially about I would just google it or go to the library. Hello! Seriously you got to do the work! It's truth that not all schools accept transfers but some will and good ones too. Bellevue University in Nebraska accepted all credits and 2 years later I had my bachelors. I never had problems with customer support, probably because I didn't call a lot , but when I did I got me questions answered, no problem.
I have read some pretty bad reviews on here and I feel that people are entirely misinformed about nationally(NA) and regionally accredited(RA) schools and transferring credits. Colleges/University's do not have a "one size fits all" rule that applies to every single person. It is a "general" saying that NA credits won't transfer to RA schools, this is not a lie, however, it is entirely based on a case by case basis. I have my Associate degree from a NA college and I went on to get my bachelors from CSU which is RA and they were going to accept 30 credits. If you have a NA degree you are not excempt from going to a RA college and getting credits transferred. Yes, you are going to find that some RA schools will not accept NA degrees, but there are a lot that will. For instance, Capella's masters degree requirements are that you have a bachelors "from an accredited school whose accrediting agency is recognized by the Department of Education". NA is recognized by th Dept of Education. It really just depends on your case, what you already have your degree in, and what you are trying to pursue at their college. It also helps to write an essay to the college along with your application that specifies what you learned at your previous school and why you should be considered for enrollment if you have NA credits you want transferred to a RA school. And make sure you are kissing major butt with your admissions rep because it is ultimately up to them if you are accepted and word of mouth goes along way when they credit evaluation team is evaluating your credits. Ashworth college is a great school and there are plenty of colleges that will accept your degree/credits from them.
Ashworth college is absolutely the worst place to call a school of education. It is horrible. Anyone who has anything remotely good to say about them is either crazy or lying. They seem to be rude to people just because they enjoy it. They send books for the wrong classes and then don't understand why you would be frustrated. I don't think half of the teachers even hold a bachelor's degree let alone a Ph.D. I think this school is in it for the money only and they could care less about the students. Did you ever notice your grades are wrong on tests and they don't even want to fix them. Whenever you have to get something corrected they somehow try to change it to be your fault. I wish I re thought this whole process before starting with them. I don't care if it takes me another two years, I will start over with a school who is at least on the up and up and knows what they are doing. Ashworth college is a sham and they should be closed down. I am surprised they haven't been yet. Anyone one who has anything remotely good to say about this place is crazy. They are rude, demeaning and they talk to you like they have no common sense. It feels sometimes as if they want you to get a bad grade. This school is a big ripoff and should be put out of business.
First, let me say that I did not finish the course. This is only a review of my time with Ashworth. To take the medical billing and coding course you MUST be able to teach yourself. Essentially they give you information, it is up to you to learn it. The tests are incredibly easy and aren't an indicator of what you have learned thus far. I also recommend that you purchase additional books on the subject. (I found Medical Billing and Coding/ Medical Terminology for Dummies quite helpful.) That being said, if you are willing to put in the work yourself this is a good program for the price. As to contacting Ashworth...if you can avoid it, don't. It takes forever for anyone to get back with you and you're constantly speaking to someone new. It took days to get in touch with someone who could help me with cancelling my program. It's very frustrating, but considering the price of the program I can't complain too much. Overall, if you are looking for an affordable medical billing and coding program then Ashworth is fine. Just know that you get what you pay for at least in terms of customer service.