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After reading the review entitled "The Truth About Ashworth," I just had to let you all know that the school itself is "barely literate." I had complained several times about errors in the tests, and each time I received an email with this same paragraph (copied verbatim): > We appreciate having you as an Ashworth Student, our goal is to provide you with an excellent customer service experience, if we can assist you further, please let us know.
So how about that, Mr. T? Here is an online college, sending out form emails with not one but TWO run-on sentences! And that is proof that anyone considering this school is scraping the bottom of the barrel.
I am just about finished with my Associate of Applied Science in CJ. I have had NO problems with this school. Low tuition, quality textbooks, (my Criminal Investigations book was about 500 pages long) accredited by DETC and listed as a member of CHEA and HETA.
Books and lesson guides arrive on my doorstep as soon as I finish the second to the last study lesson. They even email me when a book has been shipped. Best thing is I am about to graduate tuition free and I have learned a great deal. I have even had debates on CJ with students from brick and mortar schools and they get proven wrong. Those that complain don't need to be in college or were homeschooled their whole lives. Quit blaming others for your ineptitude. I was going to enroll in California Coast but I am sticking with Ashworth.
CCU's BSCJ's curriculum is weaker than Ashworths BSCJ. Before you settle on a degree compare the curriculums!
If you're disciplined enough to do things on your own, Ashworth is a good way to go. You also need to be a little bit computer savvy (but you don't need to be a genius). The only drawbacks I've seen so far is they're a little slow at sending course materials, and opening up the next course when you're done with one.
The course work is challenging, but not hard, and the lectures and reading assignments are very thorough. I'm earning my degree faster and much cheaper than I would anywhere else, and I love that I can do it all on my own schedule. Since I work full time, that makes a huge difference.
For my situation, this school is perfect. I absolutely love it. I am married with a kid and have a good job that pays all my bills. I decided to go back to school so that I could advance farther in my field, and to have the satisfaction of having a degree.
I started Ashworth in September, I had some transfer credits and they accepted them; I paid the original fee and I was enrolled. It is now February and I have done 9 classes so far, with the 10 classes I had that transferred that leaves 1 more till I get my Associates Degree then I will immediately start trying to get my bachelors. It's not the easiest school, but it's not the hardest. I actually really WANT to learn a lot of this stuff and it teaches very well. I put in probably 20 hours a week; it's tough sometimes but it's supposed to be.
People have different ways they learn. If you need a lot of feedback and need a teacher to email, this is not for you. In my opinion this school is for people like me, older and more disciplined who are focused. I love the fact that I enrolled here because another school that demanded time constraints would most likely not have worked for me.
I have been extremely disappointed in Ashworth College. It is unfortunate that the school is so disorganized. Since they have most of my money now, they delete my posts when asking for help from student services and my multiple calls are not resolved.
IT issues are very backed up and issues that I have had for over a month have yet to be resolved. I am almost done now, but here in my final semester, they removed a course that I already completed, but they did not grade, instead they removed the completed course from the transcript area and added a new course in order to charge me for yet another course.
I run a transportation business and I do not treat customers in such a manner. I do not brush them off the phone, I resolve issues immediately in hopes that my customers will be happy and refer us to friends and other contacts. I do like that the courses can be done on line at your own pace, but students that are done with a course have to wait weeks for another course to be sent or released. I think the slow pace at which the school operates works best for students that start something and procrastinate for weeks or months before taking another course.
I do hope that my post will help others that are considering Ashworth. The program is less expensive than most, but I would recommend checking out Penn Foster. The price is the same and if they had a degree program that worked for me, I would have gone with them as they are not only DETC, but they offer ACE credits which often time can transfer to regionally accredited colleges.
I have been with Ashworth 2 months. All my interactions with the school have been 100% positive. I found out about an issue with a few questions on one of the exams. When I contacted the school, I was switched to a supervisor within minutes. She was very understanding and patient. Within 10 minutes the IT department called me back with the issue resolved. Perfect customer service. Great school and great folks so far IMO.
Horrible horrible college!!!! If you are looking around for a great online school do not i repeat do not choose this school.
They have awful customer service they sent me notices that I had not paid my bill when i fact i did and had to show proof of this. And let me tell you that the people that call you with info on the courses that you are interested in are not that same people that you talk to when you have an issue. One will promise you the world and the others act like you are some bum on the streets.
Just believe me when I say go to another college, and there is plenty of them. If you choose not to listen to me believe me half way through you will be kicking yourself in the butt.
I been a student of ashworth college online, today I cancelled it, I regret studying there I just waste money, time and effort they actually not helping student they are gaining for themselves, all the benifits are for them not for the student.. Really worst... They fake a lot of student!
Completed there course in September of last year and still not received my diploma!!!! Called them and all i was told that that they would re order it!!! Then told it would be sent to the school then to me directly this never happened!!! Its now going on February and still no diploma!!! They will not let me talk to a supervisor!!! Don't do it they will take your money and not send your diploma!!!!!!!
I completed the Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and went back to obtain a Bachelor Degree in General Studies. I love that in my tight schedule, I can still further my education. Thx Ashworth!