Ashworth College Reviews

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Randy Woods
  • Reviewed: 4/4/2011
"I can not understand the complaints, except they are the only ones that give reviews. I am in my final semester of a bachelors degree in management. I have had no problems what so ever. I call and get a reply, I send emails and get a response. It is a really great school. I looked at all schools for over 7 months.Researched all schools and very much researched Ashworth for almost 3 months before deciding to enroll. I looked at manay many review sites and the vast majority had over whelmingly good praise for Ashworth. I checked out with the United Stated Department of Education and made my choice. No regrets. I will persue my MBA at Ashworth when I finish. I am 56 years old and work 10 hour days.I wish I could have known about Ashworth sooner. If you can't work independently then go to a school that will hold your hand all the time. If you are ambitious and don't need someone to constantly tell you to stop playing and study then you will do great. If you have not grown up, then you will not."
mike cain
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2011
"I got one book.There was no online additional study materials at all. when I e-mailed for support(5 times), No response at all.When I called,no answer-leave message(in which I did), no return call at all . I havent taken a test since last year, and four months later nobody ever tried contacting me to find out why."
Autumn
  • Reviewed: 2/15/2011
"I am currently enrolled in the Health Care Management Associates Degree program through Ashworth College (and the Medical Office Assistant course through Penn Foster Career School btw) and my experience has been positive thus far.The staff have been very courteous to me. I've contacted Ashworth by phone and through their Face Book Page. The Advisors monitoring the Face Book page and the (new) Ashworth Community site are EXTREMELY HELPFUL. My shipments have never been late, and all my study materials are current. I've never had an issue with billing and I liked that I could pick the date my tuition payment was automatically withdrawn from my account.Although I love Ashworth (LOL) there are a couple things I do dislike:~It seems a lot of students have had issues with their faxes being received. I haven't had an issue but I've seen questions and complaints about their faxes posted left and right on their Face Book page. So I highly recommend sending whatever correspondence you have to through email to the advisors (you can obtain their email addresses by asking for them on Face Book or the new Ashworth community site) or by certified mail.~The school isn't Regionally Accredited, which doesn't matter to me, but it matters in a lot of other ways. It is however Nationally Accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council, with is recognized by the Board of Education. Ashworth College also has an A+ rating with the BBB. There are schools which will accept Ashworth's HS Diploma and/or college credits. As dumb as it may sound I have heard many success stories...*Please keep in mind, the High School Program offered by Ashworth IS Regionally Accredited by SACS; their Career Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Associate Degrees and Bachelor Degrees are Nationally Accredited by DETC.**Every State has different requirements and you should do your research before hand before deciding which school you should attend.*~I think their Student Portal needs a major update, and they are working on that, btw. The portal isn't very "pretty" and when you go to take an exam it always lists the date wrong (after you finish the exam and your account updates it does list correct information) I just think it looks weird to see a 2006 date always listed on the page. On a better note, if you are enrolled in a Degree program you have access to some neat study materials in your student portals which include, flash cards, word searches, power points and summaries.Major Pros: The school spirit at Ashworth is Awesome, the online community they are building is extremely helpful and they offer a graduation ceremony once a year for everyone who finishes their program.I also mentioned that I am enrolled at Penn Foster. That school is pretty awesome too. The shipments do arrive fast, the people you speak with at Student Services over the phone seem to be more helpful than those at Ashworth College. The Lesson plans that Penn Foster offers are more in depth, you have research projects and papers to write and the instructors give you very serious feed back. Your student portal at Penn Foster is very polished and you can view all of your course work online. Penn Foster HS Diplomas, Career Diplomas and Undergraduate Certificates are Regionally Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and their Associate & Bachelor Degrees are Nationally Accredited by the DETC. Penn Foster is affiliated with numerous organizations. They also have an A+ rating with the BBB and their courses are ACE recommended.Both Schools are self paced Online or through correspondence and their tuition is affordable. Penn Foster seems more professional and straight forward whereas Ashworth offers a lot more student support and involvement. I honestly wouldn't listen to anyone who has had extremely negative experience with either school because the root of most of their issues stem from not doing their research for state requirements, not paying their tuition on time or flunking out."
Roy
  • Reviewed: 2/2/2011
"Ashworth College as we all know is NA,the cost compare to other online schools is unbelievable,the course work is indepth.I am presently doing the AA course in Criminal Justice,each time a get a text book i always go to amazon.com and check the price,the price for those books are very EXPENSIVE at amazon,so I am very greatful for Ashworth.Keep up the good work Ashworth."
Terrence Tyree
  • Reviewed: 1/19/2011
"In today's society and economy, it's very important to have a solid education to land a solid career path and or upgrade your current one. With Ashworth, my educational experience has been relevant to my current career goal of General Management.The instructors are very helpful and honest and guide you to submitting quality information and learning in regards to the prescribed curriculum.Because of the care exercised by my instructors, I was able to improve my writing skills tremendously. Also I was able to better retain information learned from the syllabi and course objectives. Whether or not the school is regionally or nationally accredited, it's about the retention of the knowledge and applying it to your desired career that counts.Ashworth continue on your path to improving your educational services to our country and world. In these days and times we need it. Thanks for all you have done for me in improving my studies."
April
  • Reviewed: 12/31/2010
"I was taking medical Billing and coding at Penn Foster Career School untill my account went delinquent. I plan on attending Penn Foster in feb of 2011 to complete the program. I now attend ashworth college, and I'm enrolled in the medical billing and claims program. I just started, and I only have five lessons left.To me the experience is different with both schools I noticed. Penn foster sends their books out within three days. Ashworth takes almost a week in-a-half just to for you to recieve their books. Penn Foster is more detailed in studies,and have more lessons related to the program for the state exam.Ashworth have just medical terminology lessons, claim lessons, and coding. That is a lot of the reason ashworth is just nationally accredited, which is not a bad accreditation. I just rather get information to prepare me for the ahima state exam for the cca (certified coding associate). I'm not saying ashworth is a bad school, but I recommend Penn Foster. The school has more programs and their career school is regionally accredited.So, if you are thinking of pursing a degree in medical billing and coding the lessons you take may transfer into credits to a regionally or nationally accredited school. Just remeber research wisely and understand the requirements for certification and local jobs in your area regarding education!If anyone have questions for me just email me at aprilweat@yahoo.com."
April
  • Reviewed: 12/22/2010
"Hello, My name is A., and I'm currently attending Ashworth College for medical billing and claims. I started the program 11-02-10, and I have already completed most of the program. I have researched online to see if anyone completed there program at a quick pace. It's not a hard program, and it isn't easy either. If anyone has completed there program in less than 4 months, it would be great if you would post. This lets me know that there are people who learns at a quick pace, and studies a lot. Also, I'm interested in how long it took different people to complete their programs. So, please post!!!!"
Cliff
  • Reviewed: 12/7/2010
"I recently graduated from Penn Foster and it's rock solid. However, they don't offer a psychology program, so I enrolled in Ashworth.I like the energy and enthusiasm at Ashworth and the low tution is simply an incredible value for people like me that are on a tight budget.I don't think you'll find two better online schools than Ashworth or Penn Foster. They both excel at what they do.Employers don't care if a school is RA or NA, all they care about is if it is accredited and that you passed.Most of these RA v. NA debates are started by people whom feel threatened by the emergence and success of online schools like Ashworth and Penn Foster. Yet, many of these regionalists are now jumping onboard and offering programs online.Overall, I'm pleased with the smooth enrollment process at Ashworth."
Leah Lackey
  • Reviewed: 9/22/2010
"I recently earned my Associates Degree from Ashworth in Business Management. I am now working on my Bachelors Degree with Ashworth. I am reading the other reviews and can't believe all the bad reviews the school has gotten. I love Ashworth. I have been with the school since 2005 and have had NO PROBLEMS!I lost my job was having a hard time with making tuition payments and they worked with me. I never had to stop going to school. Customer service very helpful. I would recommend Ashworth!"
stacey
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2010
"I am now pursuing by BS in Early Childhood Education after being out of school for 20 years. Ashworth has a quality program and I have so far experienced good service. They are NOT a diploma mill. If you don't pass a class you have to re take it. As for employers or other colleges not accepting their credits, this is not totally true.It depends on your state. I live in Florida, which is recognized but my sister live in another state which does not recognize. It's about money. State colleges want your money, of course. Distance learning is the future. Write your congressmen/women and demand that quality online schools be recognized!"
Anthony Villazon
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2010
"My wife and I are currently enrolled in courses and all I can say simply put is.....Ashworth College rocks!!! the people are GREAT!!!! the lessons are totally outstanding in every way, nothing left to chance or to guess about......I am really, really pleased and when I finish with my course I want to enroll in another course and continue!!!!!!!!!!THANKYOU FOR EVERYTHING ASHWORTH!!!!! YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!"
Alex
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2010
"I obtained AA in Early Childhood Education from Ashworth but I am back in Community College. This school is not regionally accrdited and the state of North Carolina doesn't accept my degree from Ashworth. So I pretty much wasted my money and time. I hope nobody else will make a mistake I made."
Jeff
  • Reviewed: 4/23/2010
"I used to have lots of trouble in school. I started to feel school was just not for me. I knew deep down in order to gain a career instead of a job that I would need education. I tried Ashworth and I am so happy I did. I think I was distracted in a classroom environment with all that was going on around me. For once in my life I can actually say I am smart! I just had to find my style of learning. I understand all of my assignments and my grades are so high now. Now I can say school is for me and I owe it all the Ashworth College. I believe if you put your mind to it anything is possible. I am taking the Security Management Associate Degree Program. When I began, I was securing apartment complexes in a patrol car not making enough to provide for my family. Since I have been enrolled with Ashworth College, I have been able to apply what I have been taught and I now have been promoted to the Criminal Investigations unit in my company. I owe a lot of my success to Ashworth and hope you find the same results!"
Jen
  • Reviewed: 11/4/2009
"I would be very careful when enrolling in this school. I didn't find out til after the fact that I couldn't take a state certification test. So basically I just threw away 900.00. I can withdraw and pay a horrible amount. I would not recommend this school to anyone.. WHAT A JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
TW
  • Reviewed: 10/20/2009
"I have recently taken and completed the Forensic Science program with Ashworth. This course has helped me in my career (police officer). I have also checked Ashworth and found that Ashworth is accredited through the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as the “nationally recognized accrediting agency” for distance education institutions. I would recommend Ashworth to anyone wanting to better themselves."
Jason Roberts
  • Reviewed: 10/19/2009
"I am going on to my 3rd semester as a business student. My life experiences and training Asworth has afforded me the oppertunity to advance in my career.In addition, as a testament of the quality level of education I recieved to date, I have helped students from many brick and mortar college institutions.Hopefully my degree program will be completed early next year and I will be able to start my law degree at another institution."
Rosanna
  • Reviewed: 9/24/2009
"I joined Ashworth College for the simple reason of convenience as an online student. The course outlined on their website that I would be receiving: •Two illustrated textbooks •Study guides •Two tutorial CDs •Open-book online exams •Tutorial Assistance •Convenient online student supportAfter completing 3 lessons, I soon realised that I should be getting my Tutorial CDS. After calling the school they said that I would NOT be getting the CDS.After speaking to their staff, I was given two choices either cancel the course and PAY the cancellation fees or join another course. I feel that after this experience, I did not want to start another course. Their staff informed me that the CDs were very basic and had no real input in the course. I did not enroll for just a basic course.Regardless, I feel that I did not get what I enrolled for. I wasted my time.I think that this is unethical and I am requesting a full refund. I am still being given the run around.For a working student every penny counts. I feel very frustrated knowing that even after all this, I was however shocked to hear that I If I cancelled I would have to pay a cancellation fee in addition. After all this, I only received one textbook from them and one study guide seems to cost me close to $300.00. This is undeniably excessive.I supposed I would have been better off buying a tutorial CD from a bookstore then perhaps I would have gotten what I paid for."
Jess
  • Reviewed: 8/16/2009
"Firstly, for anybody who is interested in this course, know in advance that it is for FRONT OFFICE medical assisting, not back office. Through the course you will learn some back office procedures, but because this is not a hands on course, you only are able to really get the "feel" of the front office part of medical assisting (even though they do not state it until you receive the course materials). You also get a feel of medical billing and coding specialization too. I started the program last month, and so far aside from what was just said, I REALLY like it. The course material is not too easy, and not too tricky, it is set up so it is easy and enjoyable to read, and is just all around set up very well. It is most definitely only for people who have the willpower and determination to teach themselves, as you can't get instruction from a teacher all the time. The Ashworth forum REALLY helps in this situation if you need help. So far I have had more success getting my questions answered there quicker than emailing the college themselves. Overall, distance education from them has its pros and cons, but I totally would recommend this college to anybody who wants to get into distance education. I love Ashworth so far =]"
brianna salazar
  • Reviewed: 8/11/2009
"I am a single parent and its hard to go to school and work. They made it easy for me. I am able to work and study on my own time. I am half way though a massage techniques and now I am attending a local college and getting a bachlor degree in secondary educaation. Also I am going for an associates in accounting. Its a great college to go if your life is as crazy as mine."
Greg
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2009
"Going to Ashworth was the best choice in my life. The school was almost perfect just one little problem. It took me a little while before I could find a school that I wanted to attend and one that took ashowrth credits. But I ended up finding a great Regional Accredited schools that did take Ashworth credit and I just Graduated from The regional Accredited School with my B.A. So if you are thinking about joining do it and get an Associates degree and the transfer to another college. College. Ashworth is a good school with good accredit ion. DETC accredited and it is a member of CHEA. Remember go to the U.S. Department of Education to verify any school's accreditation. Education will get you far in life"