Student & Graduate Reviews
Kadi Massaquoi - 4/19/2019
Graduation Year: 2019
"I absolutely loved and enjoyed my time at Ashworth College. Any questions I had was answered by my instructors via email and phone calls. Academic advising was also a major help. Thank you to all the staff members there who really took time to answer my questions. I got my Bachelors in psychology and am now Enrolled at Capella University for my Masters. ALL my credits transferred. I wish they had a Masters program in what Im pursuing."
Just A Student - 4/11/2019
Graduation Year: 2018
"This was once a great program. But over the years, it's fallen apart. They've switched entirely to ebooks, but they charge the same tuition. Have a grade dispute? You'll either get one of two things: No response at all, or a response that is either ridiculous or poorly reasoned. Take for instance one situation where an exam asked a question that was not found anywhere in the study material. The reviewer actually acknowledged that the question was not found in the materials that we have to study, but that it should be "obvious" what the answer is. Nope, sorry, but when the test asks a question about a very specific scientific study that was never covered in the materials, it's not "obvious", the question is improper and shouldn't be on the exam. You don't test students on things they weren't taught. Period, end of story. Don't get me started on how papers are graded. The Professors they hire tend to have impressive credentials, but I question the GPAs they achieved to get those degrees because almost every one of them seems to have very wrong ideas about APA format and none of it is consistent as the rules change with each Professor. The school also seems to think that a rubric alone is sufficient to grade papers when anyone who has at least graduated from junior high school knows that in order for grading to be effective there must be specifics. If you tell a student "You have issues with punctuation" but you then fail to show where those issues are exactly in the paper, clearly the student cannot correct them. The fact that such a basic understanding has to be explained to them is maddening and they do not understand the problem at all. This may be the only school on earth where you don't actually get to see your graded papers, you simply get back generalizations of issues, and many times even those aren't correct. I would say, if you don't give a damn about your grades or improving on papers you've written since the feedback is so laughably poor, then Ashworth College will work fine for you. You will learn plenty from the courses as the course structures are as good as can be for an independent study program. But from the Professors and administrators you will learn absolutely nothing other than the fact that they either operate on apathy or ignorance or both."
Caity - 3/5/2019
Degree: Veterinary Technician
Graduation Year: 2020
"At first I loved this college and the courses, but then my first actual class that required a textbook they say its on backorder and has no clue when I will receive it or when it will even be shipped out but sends me an email stating that I need to hurry and do a lesson in the course. This school is absolutely ridiculous. BEWARE BEWARE!!!"
Bachelor's Alumni - 3/5/2019
Graduation Year: 2019
"I just completed the Bachelor's Degree in Management and I really enjoyed the curriculum. I feel like I graduated with a quality education because the course materials were relevant and I learned a lot about Management science. I work for the US Federal Government, so my degree is recognized as a legitimate degree for promotions. I am very proud of earning my Bachelor's degree because it seriously took a lot of effort. I work full-time and have a family, so it's very easy to procrastinate completing my quizzes and assignments. Ashworth is a great school if you're self-motivated. If you like to procrastinate, Ashworth might not be for you. You might be better suited to enroll in a school where the instructor gives you deadlines and due dates. However, I truly appreciate the self-paced model of College education. I've looked into my options for enrolling in a post-graduate program, and there are many choices available. There are options for Law School, MBA degrees, MS degrees, etc. I've found many schools that will accept my Bachelor's degree from Ashworth. The Bottomline: I am very pleased with my education from Ashworth!"
Kelly - 2/26/2019
Graduation Year: 2022
"Teachers are NOT required to hold any office hours. If you have a question specific to your course and your teacher doesn't check the chat, has chat disabled, and doesn't have an email address for you to contact then ypu are out of luck. You jave to go through the ticket center which will tell you to call customer service which won't know how to help you because they are ypur professor and don't know what is required for each course. I jad one class drop from an A+ to B- bacause I couldn't speak with the professor. That's about to happen again to my current course. I feel stuck because I can't afford a more expensive school but my education is suffering bacause I can't contact them."
John - 2/22/2019
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2019
"Do your homework before you sign up. Google CBCS from NHA to see if this designation is for you. It doesnt seem to be popular everywhere. Get everything in writing from Ashworth before you sign up. They promised me study materials for a CPC designation from AAPC. They didnt provide any study materials for CPC. It is going to cost me thousands more to get a CPC from AAPC. Good luck with your decision."
Darryl - 1/6/2019
Graduation Year: 2016
"I did my research an was aware that this school was nationally accredited. I completed my associate degree and was able to transfer to Western Governors University. I sat for the national exam for Bookekeepers, passed and now a staff accountant. A majority of my credits trasnferred to WGU so I can't complain. I'm set to graduate from WGU this spring and could not have done it without Ashworth. I'm also eligible to sit for my CPA in the future. Ashworth is a legitimate college with legitimate accreditation. However, its for independent learners who do not need a professor to hold their hand every single step of the way."
Daniel Kim - 1/4/2019
Graduation Year: 2018
"Great program with quality textbooks and a high quality online platform. I enrolled career diploma and was concurrently enrolled at a local community college but Ashworth's lesson plans and online learning system was far more advanced, organized and had way more resources and information that I could independently take in and make use of. The school is accredited, and the end result depends on the work and experience that you give yourself. Now, got promoted to digital marketing manager and plan to persue my Bachelor's degree at Ashworth."
Lacy Warfel - 12/19/2018
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2000
"I didn't actually graduate because this school is a scam. I aced my classes within a week of receiving my books- but they stopped sending my books. Of course, they still wanted me to continue to pay. I gave them a month to start sending my books again, but they never did so I stopped sending them $. They sent me to collections. NONE of those credits transferred anywhere. I called all over."
John D. - 12/19/2018
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
"RUN AWAY. This is not a regionally accredited school Let me repeat, NOT REGIONALLY ACCREDITED! Save yourself the money, time & headaches & seek another school. They may be DEAC accredited but I can assure most employers will not accept this degree. You totally get what you pay for & no wonder why its so cheap."
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