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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!!
I found the textbooks to be informative and easy to understand. I worked steadily in order to finish my degree and assignments were marked on time. The cost was good because it included books and I didn't have to worry about sourcing them myself. But, the international posting of the books always caused a delay. My bachelor degree has been accepted in Australia and I intend completing my masters as well through Ashworth.
I was surprised how misleading other reviews here have been. Ashworth has truly surprised me with the depths of their programs, and the resources that have been available to me. Everything from the reading materials, to the materials that have been shipped to my home was, and still is amazing. I will be attempting to attend the school for another program in the near future.
I am extremely disappointed with Ashworth College. Their student services is just useless. Somehow one of my assignments showed me that I attempted to submit it twice which resulted in me getting the passing grade instead of the grade from the instructor. I didn't think this would be a big issue to call about since it must have been a blank page that was submitted or it was an error in the system. I already called twice about it without anyone being able to help me. Their excuse both times was that it's the regulation that you only get the passing grade after two attempts but does an empty page or an error count as an attempt? If this issue is not going to be resolved I will switch back to Pennfoster. I liked the structure of their webpage a lot better and they actually send me books to every topic which Ashworth doesn't do yet they charge the same as Pennfoster?! I'm not happy about this situation and it's so frustrating! There are a lot of good things about online college but this is something that wouldn't even be an issue in a regular college.
I would say that I have been having a great experience with Ashworth College. I'm going to graduate very soon I still have only 10 more courses to go which I'm planning on finishing them this year. Although I haven't graduated I've been sending out resumes to schools to test the water, schools seem to be pretty impressed with my qualifications and they're accepting towards this degree from ashworth. before I started this early childhood education degree I had already finished a bachelor's degree in psychology with an on campus college so I think it would be fair for me to make comments on Ashworth while I have a comparison. in terms of the quality of instruction I think Ashworth has done a great job it is not much difference from the instruction I received from my on-campus college. assignments guidelines are clear. is easy to know what should be filled in. content of courses are thorough you receive to help you get through your exams assignments. Support is always available by phone calls/ emails. the system is very easy to use it gives you a very good flow for studying. you always know what to expect during the journey. I've learned a great deal of knowledge in education from ashworth. I never understand why people keep saying that Ashworth is a scam. I think this happens to all online degrees you have to work hard in order to get the results no one is going to push you or make you do things you have to be very self-motivated when enrolled in an online course. is true that Ashworth is not regionally accredited but with the popularity of distance learning, nationally accredited degrees of the department of distance education have become a lot more acepted 70% of ashworth graduates are able to transfer their credits to regionally accredited schools. I think the result is absolutely worth the price. The price is extremely affordable as well. It basically provides a lot of people with the opportunity of finishing college because of the price and the flexibility. I would recommend ashworth to those who are self-motivated and proactive. because no one is gonna sit around and tell you what to do you have to do things by yourself independently in order to make achievements. i would not recommend it if you're trying to get into a masters program of a top university afterwards. However for career and regular further study ashworth would definitely be a good start to the path.
Ashworth is a great college, I have completed my associates, in early Childhood Education, with the aim of working on my bachelor with Ashworth college Ashworth is a top notch college, just as any other top notch college. People who bash Ashworth are people who can't handle life or college education. Each college have their own guidelines, NEWS FLASH, all colleges is in it for the money. How else would their doors remain open? If you find one that is not please share!! I would recommend Ashworth to anyone. It is not Ashworth fault that you can't handle life. They are affordable college, offer a variety of online acredditted programs All of you small minded people get your facts straight about Ashworth. If you still have a problem, build a bridge and get over it. Plain and simple.