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I have nothing but good things to say about this college. Like most of you, I was skeptical about the national accreditation and reputation of the school. What I've learned over the past two years of completing my degree, is that the weight of your degree isn't in the degree itself, it's in your own professional demeanor. If I present myself professionally, confident, and knowledgeable in my interviews, employers don't care much about the fact that I have the degree except to check off that I have it. They care more about the employee they're hiring, and that they took the time to get one in the first place. Ashworth College has never tried to hide or "cover up" anything from me; when I call in with questions, they give it to me straight. I've never had any customer service issues like so many others have claimed, and I'm beginning to think the problems with customer service start with the student, not with the representative. The only academic issues I ever encountered were APA format (which is my own doing - I've always struggled with APA format) and college algebra (again, always struggled with it before.) So there was nothing wrong with any of the course materials on their end. In fact, their materials are set up in a very easy-to-learn way with their text books and 20-question exams. It's just enough for you to remember each chapter without feeling overwhelmed. I will be continuing with my Associate degree to my Bachelor degree with Ashworth. At the price and quality of education, it can't be beat. I'm living with an Ole Miss University student here in Mississippi, and I compared my college algebra class to his. He's learning the exact same materials in his class at a highly ranked university. Best of luck to y'all.
I was told they would help find externship only to find out that was a lie. I was told would have to pay an extra 200+ for one. Are you serious. Then when I go online again I see where they included it in the newer course offered to others. This is not even three months later!!! I felt betrayed and was not able to find an externship on my own. I feel like I paid for nothing. Then at graduation time I paid for all my stuff only to have to not be able to attend because my daughter was hopitalized with a serious rare condition. So I asked could I be sent my diploma cover and anything They handed out at graduation. I explained to them in detail what was going on and that I would provide all information needed was told it would code me 30 for the diploma cover and I could come back in 2016 and attend that graduation. Since I was unable to get externship or anything else as far as training in just hanging on to a piece of paper that I can't use. I suggest you go to a school to get some hands-on as well as a real teacher, they can't provide you with help to questions in your book as far as question review or sampling the exam. How am I suppose to know if I got it right of they can't even help explain the correct answer to you.
I'm currently taking an online course for certification in Construction Management. I've worked in construction for the past 20 years but thought I would like to get a certificate and/or further education not to start a job in the industry but to further my knowledge. Ashworth seemed to be a good fit for that given my schedule. Seemed like a good school at the start but ....I sent my transcripts to them within a month of starting the course. On their home page of your account the status of your transcripts is shown. After a month my status still showed as transcripts not received. I inquired. They said they had not received them. I then had my school send them directly to me then forwarded the sealed copies to Ashworth again. Ashworth STILL had not received them. Now the school has locked me out of my account because they claim to have not received my transcripts. I, for a third time, have had them sent. That was requested 2 weeks ago. Ashworth claims to still have not received them. Everytime I inquire about this I receive a very generic message that instructs me how to submit them. I didn't ask for instructions. I asked if they looked in their mailbox. They might find 3 copies of my transcripts. This all feels like a scam to collect money and block my access. I'm furious and have now blocked them from my bank account until they find at least one copy of my transcript.
Ashworth was a good choice for me and my schedule. I work full-time, have a family, and needed a more flexible schedule. I was able to work at my own pace. If you study and work hard, then you will not have a problem. I do not believe this school is a scam at all. I had contact with my teachers, and they gave me feedback on all my papers. I you are looking for a prestigious University, this is not the school for you. However, if you are looking for a degree, low cost, and flexibility...this is a great school. I have no complaints.
First of all, to those haters out there who try to cast a bad light over Ashworth, you need to find something better to do. Often these individuals can't even spell properly..which is evident in their reviews. I personally finished my A.S. in Education this month. I had an awesome experience. It was not always easy but I got through. I am tired of people complaining. The price is so affordable that even if the staff was rude it would still be far worth it. Give the school a chance!
I was very happy with Ashworth College. I would have never been able to get a degree without their payment plan program, with was very reasonably priced. The staff was always helpful about the payments, books and courses. All the textbooks are included in the price which saves a lot of money. You can work at your own pace going quickly through easy courses and taking your time through the difficult ones. You can adjust your studies to your work schedule. The general studies was fun because you get choose a lot of your courses. It was wonderful. My courses transferred to a Graduate school and I am earning my Masters degree in software engineering now!
Worthless college, this college is a scam,everything about this school doesn't make any sense, everything is about money to these people,bad customer service, even everyone there sucks, and they systematically give you bad grades and bad g.p.a, students beware
I hate writing nasty reviews but this company is full of liers and scam artists. People please pay very close attention to the courses you think your taking. They will lie to you on the phone to get you to sign up for a course with them and when you finally figure out you've been lied to if you've even completed one course they will say you can't cancel the course and have to pay the full amount. They will tell you they can't listen to supposed recorded lines. They told me i was signing up for Vet Tech but i quickly found out they signed me up for Vet Assistance, they don't even offer Vet Tech. Customer service is shady and won't return calls. You have been warned.
The program was challenging. The tutors were knowledgeable and helpful. The materials were professional and informative. Was it perfect? No, but no school is. Sometimes you'd get a rep who clearly hated their job, and sometimes you'd get someone who didn't really have an answer for an issue you were having. But you know what? That happens with every school on planet earth. I graduated from this school in 2012 and because of my degree, I got a sizable raise and went from answering phones in a call center to managing that same call center in less than a year. Most of the complaints I see about this school come from people who were in the diploma and certificate programs. There are no requirements for those programs like at least having a GED, and so you get a lower caliber of student. Many of the people complaining have no business at all coming anywhere near collegiate coursework. College is not for everybody. These individuals attack the schools' accreditation even though it's US Department of Education recognized (DEAC) and has been in operation since the 1920's, and they complain about minor inconveniences that they feel should never happen simply because they're spending money. Those people simply don't get it, and there is a reason why they didn't succeed with Ashworth and will have trouble succeeding any place they go. Ashworth offers a long-standing concept in education called Independent Study. It's a proven method that has stood the test of time. Tutors are available, but they're not there to hold your hand. If you're a disciplined, self-starting person, you will do well here. If you have patience and basic reasoning skills and emotional intelligence, you'll do well here. If you're lazy, hate to read, have a short fuse, and feel self-entitled to perfection simply because you're spending money, then not only should you avoid Ashworth, you should avoid college altogether in any form be it online, in-person, by mail, or by carrier pigeon. College is not for everyone, nor should it be.
I was suspicious of the school before I enrolled. I looked it up online and checked their BBB status and I felt comfortable to join. I had a very good experience with them. The text books were mailed in on time. The instructors were always helpful when I needed them. I did not need them a lot because the study materials they provided were self-explanatory. I am glad to be a part of Ashworth college. I know I don't have to worry about disheartening student loan.