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I have attended Ashworth College since 2012 to get my bachelors degree in criminal justice. I have had no problems and the school has been very helpful. My employers who have regionally accredited degrees had no problem with the school being DETC accredited. I have nothing but good things to say about Ashworth and it has been a great experience for me.
So far I've been enrolled in this school for about 3 months, and I realize it may be isolated, but my experience has been very poor. I was very motivated initially and spoke with a academic adviser and was very displeased with the car sales high pressure approach to selling the program. I wanted to be enrolled in the Retail MGR associate degree program and duel with the certificate program. I told the rep I wanted to do this because I wanted to graduate fairly early and she agreed this would be an excellent idea, what I wasn't told was that its not possible to do both at the same time. So somehow our call was disconnected and when I called back I couldn't get a hold of my first rep just more salesmen either very rude or dismissive altogether. I however enrolled into the Retail management program and called to cancel my certificate because i has not pleased with the school. Anyway I never was enrolled in the coarse I wanted I ended up in the Career diploma program. Oh well I suppose, they told me I lose my down payment to switch over so why would I give them more money. I did have a very kind person try to help me when my next 2 payments magically doubled but other than that its been miserable. My first book took over a month to receive, so they priorited me another which I appreciated but they said my address wasn't valid. My book however did eventually arrive a week or so after they said it couldn't? The material isn't bad I suppose very very easy but theirs alot of conflicting information which can dock your test score if you don't guess the right ideal. There is also several misspelled words and bad references, which hurt one of my scores. Anyway it cheap and probably not worth much, my employer doesn't care but it could help one get a quick jump on job skills but probably not secure one itself. My original tuition raised slightly as well, all this place seems to be is a quick money school and I really, really wish I did have a better experience with them. I didn't want anything extra, just the mistakes corrected on their part so ill finish my current coarse and never ever do another through them.
I am living proof that this school is legitimate. Ashworth college is accredited by the US and its DETC program is recognized nationally by the US dept. of education. I am have been a law enforcement officer for over 10 years and have moved up the ranks because of ashworth college.
Ashworth College enabled me to secure a job making $12,000 more than I was making in my current job. The course material enabled me to learn a lot about the program and be useful in the workplace. Very usable for my career.
I've beena attending Ashworth since 2006, I've graduated from Ashworth with four Career Diplomas in Forensic Science, Private Investigation, Computer Repair, all with Honors, and another in Locksmithing. The Associates degree I earned from them was in Criminal Justice w/Honors. I am currently taking there Undergraduate Certificate program in Computer Information Management just cause I got it for a cheap price. There student services in my opinion use to be better than today, before 2010-ish, you could call and get someone on the phone, now, they call back in "24 hrs" at THERE conveinvience. So if you work full time, like EVERYONE that goes to there school, you can't be in a place for them to reach you unless your boss doesn't mind you talking on your cell phone while working if possible with text books in hand. Who has a call back service for an online college for working people, that calls back at there convenience? It thought they were all about it? Anyway, my experiences as a majority have been good, I could have finished my programs sooner, but I was lazy. I would recommend them to anyone, not just people on a budget, I have had many positive experiences because of ashworth, Locksmithing: I actually transferred depts within the company I was working for after receiving this diploma and went from making $12.35 to $13.21. I worked alone and at my own pace, the diploma paved the way to building BEST master core systems for General Motors. Forensic Science: Helped me getting onto a local police department, where I could give back to the community, also helped me HATE the show Bones, lol. Computer Repair: I did this just for self improvement, I took some computer repair courses in high school, but never finished, this helped bring me closure for that. Private Investigation: I did this for future prospects in opening my business later on, and as a backup plan, since there is a large calling for PI's in my area, Why? I dont know. Associates in Criminal Justice: I really wanted this degree to help myself better understand the Police Science. And of course to get on full time with a dept, which it did help. Computer Information Management: I did this because I wanted to know about networking so I could not seem so nieve when talking to family who does this as a profession, & have some type of knowledge and background in Networking as a backup plan to the job i'm currently working, in case of layoff, etc. Also I got it at a ridiculous price. lol. $35 a credit hour! You probably don't believe me, but I did get it at that price.
I finished an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice through Ashworth. It took me about 4 years because I didn't focus on it, but that was entirely my fault. Although I didn't use my degree, I did learn a lot. All the textbooks are included with the price of your tuition. Your education at Ashworth is what you make of it. The Associates degree programs are easier because all the exams are open book and multiple choice. I am currently attending Ashworth again pursuing my bachelor's degree in Marketing now and it's challenging! For the bachelor's degree programs, you have to do a lot of research and written assignments in addition to the multiple choice exams. The assignments are graded by a course instructor, and there have been many times where I've had to re-do written assignments because I didn't get it right the first time. This isn't a cake walk. You'll have to do some real school work with the bachelor's program. I can't wait until I finish and have my bachelor's degree from an accredited college. I love the education I'm receiving through Ashworth.
My college experience was amazing. I'm a single mom, self employed and Ashworth College allows you to work at your own pace. It was the best thing I've ever done for myself esteem and for my children.
Yes, I would choose the same degree. Healthcare has always been my field interest, particularly the business side. I am currently enrolled in their Bachelor of Science Business Management. All my credits transferred from my Associate of Science, when I've completed my BS I will continue on to their MBA of Healthcare.
Choose a career that you're passionate about. Also a career where the project field the jobs are plentiful and provides a substantial income.
I finished my coursework and 4th semester exam in October 2012 and have yet to receive my diploma. I have called the school numerous times between October 2012 and June 2013. Every time I call, the representative says, "I will resubmit a request to have your diploma mailed to you. Please 4-6 weeks". Still, no diploma.
I am completely satisfied with my experience with Ashworth College. I enrolled in Early Childhood Education Certification. They had a very very good class selection to choose from. The instructors and administration replied to EVERY email within a couple of days and did great at answering my questions. I did not use any of the community tools, however, but that was my preference. It was affordable and an enjoyable experience.
The employees are not ethical. There is supposed to be free help for students with their lessons. On several occasions I was hit up for paid tutoring by student services. They really provide you with no help at all. Those who answer phones are rude and untrained. They don't like their jobs and you can tell. If you sign up for a course and cancel 6 days later, they take 40 percent of what you paid. What a rip off. I would never take another class from them. They certainly don't know how to treat their alumni nor do they have any special courtesys for those who are enrolled. I consider Ashworth College a scam artist online institution and do not recommend it.