Ashworth College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (257)
Let me start off by saying--- I am not sure about the overall credibility of Ashworth's degree programs. I obtained my Bachelor's degree in finance from an accredited university, however, I am entering the healthcare field, and I solely registered for the Medical Transcription program to gain some knowledge in Medical Terminology, and just gain some sort of experience in the field. Well, I began the program end of November, and I have been at a halt since then because they have not provided study materials. In this program, you are supposed to receive the first Medical Terminology/ Body Composition book (which is just a bunch of pages in a spiral notebook, which I did receive), an actual textbook, and a foot stepper. I have received three emails from the school advising me that they did not have the supplies available to ship out. There is no status as to when they expect the supplies to become available. This has been ongoing for almost two months. I find this to be very unprofessional. The school should not allow a student to register and pay for a class without having the proper materials available to send to the student, especially in a solely online environment. I am now 41% complete in the program, and I am not sure if I will ever complete as I have very little faith in their process. If you are looking for a degree program for the sake of having a degree, go for it! Just don't hold your breath while waiting for study material!
Alright, so here's the bottom line; if you want to further your career and education, it's a good school. No, it is not a top notch University. Obviously that's not what you're looking for, or you wouldn't be reading this. Am I right? It's so cheap, you don't even need financial aid. I hear people complain about not getting their diploma until the school is paid for? Yeah, that makes perfect sense. Other colleges require full payment before starting the semester. Ashworth does not. If you want to pay off Ashworth so you can receive your diploma, get a school loan from the bank and pay the off! lol. Myself, I'm doing this school to further my education in my career, so it's perfect for me. I work so much, I don't have time to physically be in school. Plus, I travel constantly. Not getting books in the mail for every class? So what, that's perfect for me, considering I'm always on the road and wouldn't be able to receive them anyways. I checked into a bunch of schools before choosing this one. I did my research and I am satisfied. How can people say they don't learn anything with this school? Obviously, you're not trying. Really, you can google search every lesson for every course? hahaha that sounds extremely miserable and a waste of time. Yeah sure, you get what you pay for. What's new? It either works for you, or it doesn't. It works for me. ;)
I am confused on how people say this is a horrible school. Teachers do communicate (every time I received a grade UNDER a C, I would get an email concerning my grades), I communicated to other students by the magical thing called a student portal BY CLICKING THE STUDENT PORTAL button, I received all rules through the other magical link called the student handbook. Yes, payment options are stretched, yes teachers do not jump on the a train to shove instructions down your throat, and yes, sometimes people in the help department are rude, I have gotten a few before, but mainly nice ones, but that is part of EVERY college. Ashworth is the third college I've attended *(the other two were physical classes -University of Florida and University of Alabama) with different degrees in all three. I just enjoy learning, but with my careers taking off, I went online. The school is incredible. If you check your emails, teachers do try and communicate with students and if you send them an email, you get a response quick, and assignments are due on your OWN TERMS, NOT in ten days! Ashworth is amazing and a wonderful place to learn. I would not mind taking a few more courses with them for another associates. I LOVE to learn! And it being online, some things will be different guys. Stop using your own irresponsibility to complain about others.
The courses are ridiculously hard due in part that the content does not make any damn sense. From every logical reasoning level. What you think could never be the answer actually is. If you fail something you really are not properly informed you will sit wondering why your cousre did not change when it was something in the wings you did not know you have to repeat. They send you to collections in a heartbeat and exaggerate the prices if you open one course and is unfinished you owe for the whole term which i was recently informed by the FTC is illegal to do so. If you chose a degree program then change your mind you must pay $50.00 and worst if you want to change from a bachelors to an associates that is not allowed and they don't advise you up front. It is exciting to go ahead though on your own time and do the classwork from anywhere. I really like the school except for those areas of opportunities i mentioned. If they fix that it would be phenominal. I have a couple classes left and several law schools accept the degree.
I love this college I have taken my online exams and passed with flying colors I would highly recommend this school. 6 months worth of studying and taking my exams has me working better a job and now have friends also joining this college. These reviews adout people saying its a scam a rip off etc. Do not know what they are talking about. To me it seems like they didn't like something about the college and decided to take it out on the college. Don't listen to them. I'd give this college 4.5 stars.
During my initial conversation with the woman at Ashworth Collage should have been a red flag. I was excited about going back to school, and recently widowed with an eleven-year old son, left me vulnerable and naive. She seemed skillfully trained in persuasion, dodging questions, and stretching the truth. 1. She assured me the credits I earned from a community college would transfer, never happened. 2. Assured me the credits from Ashworth would transfer to most reputable colleges and universities, not true. 3. She told me I could opt out of Ashworth if I did not like it, and only pay for courses completed. Again, I came to find out this is not true. 4. I was told I could cancel classes within five days and get a full refund; however, there is nothing to really cancel after just five days, you never receive books, start classes, nothing, how is this helpful? 6. She failed to tell me that you never receive your degree until you have paid every penny owed to the collage. It never crossed my mind since everyone gets their degree then pays off their education loans. According to the wonderful payment plan she set me up with, I would get my bachelor’s degree in ten years! How is this a good thing? Remember, I had nothing to read, no school rules, nothing, just this woman’s word to go on. I did quickly check out their website, but opted to call and get the full details. I began my course work at Ashworth College, and quickly found out why the books were included in the tuition because there was none. I went through my first course, second, third, fourth, still no books, just lecture notes. Finally, I hit my fifth course and was elated to see I was finally going to get a real book to study. Well, I waited and waited, the book was on backorder, three weeks later still waiting. I call them and get nowhere, “it will be shipped as soon as we get it.” This college has no instructors. You read lecture notes, from who knows whom, do the work, and several different people grade the work for the same course, not one instructor. Again, extremely cheap tuition because you never have an instructor. I could have learned just as much doing free google searches. Absolutely no communication. Not once did I get a call to see how I was doing, never got anything in the mail welcoming me as a student, never an email checking my progress. There was nothing! I would not have known I was even a student at this college if I did not see courses were open. I had enough. This was not a collage, I was not learning much and it was unorganized. I began looking for a reputable good college or university to attend. I checked out several, and to my dismay, they nearly laughed when I asked if I could use my credits earned thus far from Ashworth. Credits were useless; I wasted my time and my money. To add salt to injury, when I called Ashworth to cancel my attendance, they informed me I would have to pay for the entire semester, even the courses I did not take yet, and that I owned the entire balance, which was 1,200, TODAY. She went on to tell me that if I did not pay it today, I had five days to pay, and if I did not pay in that time, they would turn it into a collection agency. I was shocked. I feel scammed and stupid. Worthless credits, wasted money I do not have, and wasted time. I can blame myself for not being more careful, but as I said, I had no paper work to look over. I never received documents from this school; there was nothing to go on except what this woman told me on the phone. I am guilty of being trustworthy, and stupid. PLEASE reconsider if you are thinking of attending this school. You really do get what you pay for.
Customer service reps are hardly ever helpful, they are also rude. You never have any actual communication with your instructor or know who it is. The instructions for assignments don't make any sense and the tutors thus far have been more or less a waste of time. They take 10 days to grade an assignment (you must log in everyday to check if they graded it, because they don't let you know otherwise that it has been done) and are rude in their comments. Website is hard to navigate. You are basically thrown out into the water and hope the sharks don't get ya, there is NO support and I'm nothing but frustrated with this school. Absolute WORST school experience in my life. Please save your time and choose another school!
I love Ashworth college! I work full time and have a nine month old so finding time to study can get a bit hard but with Ashworth I can study whenever I want and learn as fast or slow as I want! I'm learning a bunch and really enjoy being apart of such a great school! I payed my tuition in full because it was such a great price! I can't believe I get great education without needing a loan! I just took two weeks off of school because I wanted to! How great is that? Ashworth has made college fun! (: I'm getting all A's and B's because it's enjoyable<3 so worth it!
My experience at Ashworth College has been amazing. I needed a college that I could attend that would be affordable, convenient and flexible with my schedule. I work full time so having the ability to work online without being pushed for any deadlines is great. Before Ashworth I attended a local community college in my area for Medical Office Assisting and although my grades were great I was not learning anything. I just learned to pass but, I was not getting the value or having the enjoyment of knowing that I was earning a decent education. I came across Ashworth College and at first I was a bit skeptical because, there are so many online college scams out there and I didn't want this to be another one. I contacted the school by phone and they answered my promply but, I did not like how they tried to push me into the program by bargaining that I could start with as little as $5 or $10 dollars. I mean come on, give people the opportunity to decide first. But, once I started Ashworth College I was amazed at the content, easy access of the web page and it's design. I like how organized the website is, it looks better than most universities and community colleges websites and it is very easy to navigate. What made me decide to attend Ashworth was the value of the program, Ashworth is nationally accredited and some people have a problem with that because it is not regional but nationally is better than regional in my opinion because, this program is useful in more than just one area or state. I started the Medical Office Assistant program and it's not the certificate that make this prgram have value it is the fact that you can become certified with the NHA and that makes this course worth it. I noticed a lot of people complaining about how long it took their books to ship and I always got my within 5-7 business days without a problem or anything. The books are very up to date with the latest Healthcare information and facts and understandable to read. I have learned more through this program than any community college I could have ever attended. Also, I heard people complaining about how they call the school and it takes to long to get a response. I have never had a problem getting a response no matter if I called or sent an email I was always answered directly or within the next day by email. Ashworth College is an awesome opportunity for anyone who is seeking a higher education but, does not want to be filled with the burden of borrowing a substantial loan just to get a quality education. For me this school was affordable and I was able to make monthly payments without borrowing anything or even needing a grant. And it should be because all you are paying for is the books and website content. I'm so glad that I have had the opportunity to attend this school and will continue back in the near future. I highly recommend this school and I hope that they continue to serve their students with a great quality education at an affordable cost.
The entire thing was ridiculous. Whoever came up with the program was great, but the Ashworth Site itself is hard to navigate, there is absolutely no communication. I thought I completed my course and two months later I sign in and receive an F on a project for turning it in late. No communication from the instructor. Nothing. My overall grade was an A until I missed that assignment and now I am at a 2.4 GPA and an F in Wedding Planning COME ON!!