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I have received two diplomas from this institution and graduated with honors. I had the most pleasant educational experience. When I needed help they were right there. My textbooks were always shipped fast. I've attended the live graduation also and even been invited to join the Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society because of my 4.0 gpa . Thanks Ashworth for giving me a great beick and mortor school experience online.
Collectively it has taken me over 3.5 months to get coursework, I have until next week to secure my spot for graduation however I am STILL waiting for my last 4 tests (which I could probably do in 2 days)? Calling them is USELESS and I feel totally ripped off! I would NEVER recommend this school to anyone...
First off Id like to say about every time I called to speak to the staff they did not give the impression they cared about my questions or concerned, infact their responses sounded belittling in my opinion. And not very helpful. However S. was very polite. I had went through my course with a 4.0 grade point average and when I completed my lab simulation test I was supposed to be placed for next turn ship I had followed all the requirements and steps to obtain my pharmacy technician trainee license and I waited six months to be placed and still I could not be placed. And now theyre wanting me to pay more money for an extension just so I can sit here and wait some more. I wish that someone wouldve mentioned to me how long the wait process could take instead of making me wait in limbo. I felt it was very unprofessional on their part to not keep their students in constant contact and keep them updated as to at what point in the process they are in the placement. If you are very serious your future I would highly recommend not using Ashworth College as your school. Im sure others have their own positive experience but this was my personal experience with them.
This college is a joke. Very unclear on expectations, very slow at getting back to you, and in my particular program they made it seem again and again that there was "just one or two things" that needed to be done before I could get experience in a pharmacy. The course is organized very poorly in general. Also very unprofessional. When I called to get help for the first time they put me on hold for an hour and 20 minutes before I finally decided to just finish the task to the best of my ability. I seriously discourage anyone from taking a certificate program from Ashworth. It is a total rip off, especially when considering that for just a couple hundred dollars more you can enroll in a local community college and complete a certificate 3 or 4 times faster. A real bummer that I had to waste so much time and energy.
If you don't attend Ashworth college this is truly your loss of time and money an education is essential. With extremely hard work I got my bachelors degree in a fraction of the time and a fraction of they money Ashworth you are god sent thanks Ashworth team
Course was just a gamified version of the textbook, which itself wasn't a great reference on the topic. I've learned more from shows like Fix and Flip then I coulve hoped to have learned from this program. Then they didn't grade my final project until I contacted them to remind them twice and even reuploaded it. Then once it was graded I had to call again to find out they didn't put me on the graduate status. Maybe the other programs are better, but the college's business structure and timely manner is unbelievable. I never review anything because it's a waste of time but these people have wasted so much of my time that I feel the need to do this for them.
One of the most pathetic online schools I have ever attended. I have been emailing them about my final grade for months now but have not gotten any updates on my grades yet. I keep opening a ticket and it keeps getting closed stating someone will get to it soon. This place is a rip off, teaching outdated materials in programming, even the software's have been upgraded by Microsoft now. Dealing with them has been a nightmare and up till today I have not gotten my certificate. Stay away from this place and save your money or you will end up like me.
I am a veteran, and have been using my benefits to pay for school. I noticed a lot of the bad reviews have been associated with money. I cannot really attest to the validity of that because I am not paying out of pocket. Other than that, the course work is flexible. It is clear cut and still lets you have a life while earning a degree. I do sometimes question the credibility of the college just because it is a for profit college. I have not had any issues yet. If I have problems or need assistance I have always been accommodated. I have only had a positive experience thus far and feel like I am learning a lot. I also like that they have live graduations available.
Initially, I thought this would be a great school for me to complete my Master's degree, without going into debt. I completed the Bachelors program, no problem. I loved the self-pace, my assignments were graded on time, and I paid my tuition in full, because I didn't want any elements of surprise holding up getting my degree, after completing all the courses. My only issue with the Bachelors course, similar to others, my books were delayed or never delivered, but I came up with workarounds (online bookstores). My problems didn't begin until I entered the Masters program. The doors to hell opened. The student services, or help desk (same people for the Bachelors program), can only help you with payments. SO, if you have problems with gaining access to your courses, FORGET IT! You now have to email someone that NEVER responds back to your emails. And the student services that was so supportive in the Bachelors program, are now clueless and act as if the Masters program is located across country and not in the same building. Two departments, although located in the same building, do not work together. A freaking black hole. In 2015, I registered for the Masters program and un-enrolled 2 weeks later, because as soon as started the assignments, I saw that I was not prepared, So, 2 weeks in, I unenrolled, and was reimbursed. Fast forward 2 years later, I completed the bachelors program, attempted to re-enroll into the Masters,program using my old grad student ID, and lo-and-behold, I'm locked out of my courses, this was on a Thursday. Saturday, I am still locked out, so I contacted the school and un-enrolled from the course. Need I mention, I paid the first tuition, upfront. But, after my attempt to unenroll, the student service began telling me I owed them the money that I had just used as my down payment. Really! And it gets worse, by Wednesday of the following week, they had the nerve to threaten me by sending me an email stating that my information was being sent to a debt collector. All this within a within a few days of me requesting my refund, which it took them almost 3 months to resolve. Here's where the lie kicks in....the email stated they had made several attempts to receive payment from me and now they're sending my information to a debt collection agency. Notice, this was my first time EVER receiving a debt collector notice from the school. Why wasn't this issue brought up during my Bachelors program? I asked how was this possible, when I unenrolled from the program, complying with the guidelines highlighted in the student handbook and received a refund. The school attempted to hold my downpayment, but could not provide me any proof showing where I owed them money. I got so much runaround trying to resolve this issue. For the Bachelors program, someone can be reached to resolve issues. For the Masters program, you'll find Jimmy Hoffa before someone picks up the phone. Oh, did I mention that for the Masters Program, you cannot contact anyone by phone for assistance. You have to send an email and wait until that person contacts you. For nearly 3 months, I had to fight to get my down payment back. This hold process was sickening. I wanted nothing more to do with this school. When I started taking names and threatened to report them for what was going on, some sweet lady stepped in and helped reimbursed me my down payment, stating it was an error on their end. The unnecessary stress that this school tries to invoke on its student, isn't worth the headache, especially when you know you haven't done anything wrong. This school could be a great school, because it offers a convenience that is very hard to find in other online accredited colleges, but some of its employees lack integrity and do not live up to what's written in the student handbook. They're quick to hold the students accountable, but won't hold themselves accountable.
This school is for you if you're willing to get your hands dirty. Here's a full review. I'm still in process of getting my degree and It's already opening up opportunities for growth and salary increases. the good - 1. National Accredited, and the accrediting agency is recognized by the department of Education. 2. many credit can be transferred, so if I wanted to continue with penn foster or do an MBA with notre dame, the transition would be easy 3.There is a helpful community of students and the student portal is user friendly. 4. they let you go at your own pace 5. the price is low, being a non-profit college The bad 1. no support from staff or teachers, 2. the course materials, although state they've been shipped to me, I never get them 3. ***YOU HAVE TO PAY THE ENTIRE TUITION BEFORE YOU CAN GET YOUR DEGREE. That is my biggest gripe. I didn't realize that in order for me to obtain my diploma, I had to pay off the entire college tuition. for me, that's $3750. That means even after I finish my classes, I have to wait until that is paid off before they release the diploma to me. ***the really good news, or really bad news - depending on your moral compass. 1. you can cheat like crazy - the tests are never updated, so when you take tests, you can open up a new browser window and simply google the question and gets answers from coursehero.com or quizlet, and get 80-100% scores. 2. you can create a fake email and be your own proxy when taking the semester exams 3. the semester exams aren't updated either, so you can google the questions and get solid answers. 4. for a small fee, you can have someone else write your essays. Conclusion - because I never receive the books and materials and virtually no support when asking for help or status on the books; in order to complete the courses in a decent amount of time, I bought a subscription to coursehero and freshessays. I got excellent grades in both assignments and tests, without reading any of the course materials, curriculum, or online reading assignments. I'm at a point where I would rather take full advantage of the schools shortcomings in order to get ahead, since it's clear they are not willing to help me. Is this school for you? If you pay for the college up front, they will treat you well. If you have no moral compass and all you care about is getting that diploma by any means necessary - for the sole purpose of making more money at your job, then this is a great place for you. You can pretty much google your way through the courses with ease.