Ashworth College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (253)
I am working towards my Associates Degree in Psychology. I am on my final course of my 1st semester and so far so good. I will apologize in advance because this will probably be lengthy, but I wanted to base this on my experience thus far. 1st, do research regarding the requirements needed for the job/field you are working towards. Ashworth is accredited, but they are nationally accredited and not regionally. Several fields require regionally accredited degree's. Most regionally accredited colleges require the coursework to come from a regionally accredited school if you are looking for transfer credit, but some regionally accredited schools will still accept the nationally accredited courses. 2nd, you have to do the work and be self disciplined enough to hold your self personally accountable for accomplishments or failures. 3rd, like any for profit school, business, or organization employee's are not always happy in their professional setting. (I am stating that fact based on all of the negative reviews I have seen on numerous sites.) I personally have NOT had any issues with the staff. I had to send tickets regarding my transcript and both were responded to within 48 hours. My books shipped within 72 hours of completion of my previous course. My instructors graded my assignments within 48-72 hours as well. I can honestly say, that I wish I would have discovered this school years ago when I attempted online classes with my local college. Working a full time job and being a single mother does not allow much time for studies of multiple classes, so needles to say I only stuck it out for one semester. I am close to 40 now and wanting to change careers, this goal would have already been accomplished had I found Ashworth years ago. This is what I have discovered on a personal level, for those that are on the fence about the school, start with your Associate Degree to see if you like the school. I have started with my Associate, after a ton of research, I have decided to transfer to Western Governors once the Ashworth degree is complete. From all of the information I have found they will accept the Ashworth credits, which means I will start at WGY with several classes out of the way. I have been in the financial industry for almost 20 years, so I will go after my Bachelors in Business at WGU and return to Ashworth for my Bachelor of Psychology after that. WGU is regionally accredited and the University of Alabama will accept their degree/course work. My end goal is to become a school counselor. The UAB offers a Masters in Educational Psychology even if your Bachelor degree is in Business. In my state we are short staffed on teachers in certain counties, so if you have a Bachelors degree in another field they will still allow you to teach under a temporary certificate (to avoid student teaching). With all of that being said, my goal is to obtain as much knowledge as I can in psychology and then apply that to an educational career change. My whole point to all of this .... go after your dreams, do not base your decision on what someone else says. Not everyone will have a great or good experience, but you never know unless you try. I firmly believe, based on my current experience, Ashworth is just the stepping stone I need to achieve my end goals. I would recommend this school for those that are mature and responsible enough to do the research on their job requirements/certifications and self sufficient enough to complete their assignments.
For what I was seeking, I got what I wanted. I learned a lot, and I thought the textbooks were good. I had no problems and got my certificate in about 4 months. Of course, there were challenges from time to time, but I worked with them to complete the program.
I am a current student and I am currently waiting for my professor, to grade my last few assignments so I can register for graduation. This has definitely been a waiting process getting this done. I never had this issue until the classes she is grading. The College gives a 10 day waiting period before contacting the professors. Why?!? This is absurd length of time especially when you have already met the deadline requirements and just waiting for grades to come back. Student's that are trying to make Graduation registration should be put first. The 10 day waiting period is ridiculous and holds the students back. The pro's are I definitely would recommend Ashworth college to friend and family because the work is understandable, it's on your time and tuition is affordable. Con's are 10 day wait to get grades back, a long wait to get ticket/emails answered and staff can be more understanding, patient and professional.
Let me first say, If you have the money and/or the opportunity to attend a regionally accredited school, you should. ASHWORTH COLLEGE IS A REAL ACCREDITED SCHOOL, however, the quality of education you receive is not the greatest. I maxed out on my student loans at the Art Institute and was not able to complete my degree there. That's when I decided to try Ashworth. Without this school, I don't think I would have been able to afford to finish a degree. So, if you're simply looking for an affordable degree.. this school is for you. The staff/faculty is pretty terrible...So, instead of asking for assistance with anything, I did my work as quickly as possible so that I could hurry and finish each class. I will mostly likely go on to finish my Bachelor's and Master's here. Again, if you simply need an affordable degree, and you're willing to do everything with little to no help, Ashworth is a good school for you. Though it's not as great of a school as it could be, it has certainly helped make me a more determined and disciplined person.
Never had any problems with any of the courses. Very prompt response and study materials were shipped on time. Great study materials by Pearson. Worth the money. Good customer service, very helpful. I am working in the healthcare field. All the study materials helps understand all aspects of healthcare.
Just graduated with my associates in Computer Information System. I have great things to say about the school and some not so great. Quite a few folks are dogging Ashworth, but I want to clear some things about the school. First, are credits transferable? They aren't. Don't come here and expect to transfer to another school with them. Most folks enrolling here should know that once they're in, they should see it through. Is communication with teachers hard? It can be. Some teachers are easy to get a hold of, some are not. I never experienced a time where it hindered my course work. Are textbooks outdated? Some might be a few revisions behind, but if you ever taken a college course in your life, you know very little changes from revision to revision. We all know that is mainly a ploy to force students into buying the latest and greatest. Is Ashworth a for-profit school? Yes. But if it wasn't for the endless stream of taxpayer dollars propping public universities, they would also be for-profit. It really doesn't change the educational experience. I will add that sometimes dealing with student center hotline can be dreadful, so be patient with some of these people. Having said all that, Ashworth does, in fact, offer amazing value. They proved to be cheaper than even most community colleges. The student portal is well-laid out and easy to navigate and use. Course material is college grade and can range from easy to moderately difficult depending on your major. The approach of 'school at your own time' is great for those working moms and dads that can only squeeze in a few hours of schooling a week. I was able to finish my associates degree in under a year. I attempted to get a degree 3 other times in the past. Sitting in a classroom with some idiot kid never worked for me. Ashworth's formula worked great for me. So, if you're a working person out there, perhaps with a family, that needs a degree because new society realities are forcing you to get one, Ashworth College might just be what you're looking for. And no, I don't work for Ashworth. I'm a newly graduated student that is extremely happy with the results.
This is a online college, if this isn't what you wanted then go attend a college. This school offers the same as any other college, but you must know how to steer your life no one going to do it for you. With that all said, I have no problems with all the, classes, assignment or instructors. Yes, you get what you pay for for Ashworth Associate $3600 phoenix Associate $27,000 you do the math. Are you there to learn or pay?
So I read reviews before I enrolled in this school. Some were good. Some were bad. Some were awful enough to make me wonder if I should rethink my decision. I started my classes on the 6th of this month (December). It is now the 14th and I am pretty much done with two of my classes. I have two assignments left to turn in for both classes. I actually could have already been done with the assignments, but I have a newborn so I decided to take a break from doing school work for a second just to clear my head. At first I thought to myself, "This is way too easy... what's the catch??" But as a former student of Georgia State University and Atlanta Technical College, it's really not much different. The thing that makes a brick and mortar school harder is that you actually have to get up everyday and physically attend class. It takes longer because there is someone in the front of the class that gets paid to literally lecture to you and so they pretty much waste your time telling you things that you could read about on your own time. I actually enjoy working at my own pace. Truth be told, these online classes actually have more exams than I had for any of the classes I took at the University. The reading material isn't much different. I read people's reviews about the textbooks, but the textbook that I received in the mail today looked just like the textbooks I got from any of the other schools. People complained that the textbooks were written specifically for Ashworth College, but Georgia State's textbooks were written specifically for them too... and written by their professors. NO DIFFERENCE. As long as you get the information you're supposed to get, it shouldn't matter. I also love how AFFORDABLE it is. I am a military wife so I was able to use MyCAA for my associates program, which means I'm not paying anything out of pocket at all. I love that their textbooks are included in the tuition price because MyCAA doesn't cover textbooks. So far I haven't had any issues with communication. Whenever I have a question, my enrollment representative is more than happy to respond to me in a timely manner. I'm overseas so this completely works for me. I knocked out a whole semester worth of classes through transfer credits and will more than likely be pursuing my bachelors degree through Ashworth as well. I haven't taken any finals yet so not really sure how that process works. One could easily finish all 4 semesters of the associates program in 4 months or a lot less if you really just take the time to sit down and do the assignments. I could've easily finished a semester in a week at the rate that I was going had I not taken a break.
Having three years of direct experience in Healthcare I wanted to further my career as well as my knowledge by going back to school. I was a bit skeptical at first with the thought of going to an online school especially with several colleges out in the market offering diploma mills. After further research and enough positive reviews, I decided to give it a shot. Ashworth is not a Regionally Accredited Institution, it is however Nationally Accredited through the DEAC which is further recognize by the U.S department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. Despite what other's might think, Ashworth is a reputable organization. The application process was a bit tenuous, I had prior college credits from a traditional brick and mortar university that transferred to Ashworth. However it did take several weeks for Ashworth to evaluate my transcript in order to transfer some of the credits and remove some of the classes that I have already passed. Everything was smooth sailing from there. In conclusion, Ashworth is a pretty good school. It is affordable and convenient for busy adults. I would say that some of the material is out of date. Coming from a Healthcare background while I did learn a lot of new concepts,protocols, and healthcare statistics; Ashworth has a bit of polishing up to do with some of their curriculum. At the end of the day, student's will get in, what they put out. If you are motivated enough to reach a certain goal, no circumstance will impede you from attaining it. All in all, While I did enjoy my time at Ashworth, my next goal is continue my education at an RA school, this is purely out of preference and not to say that one is better than the other.
If you are a full time parent, spouse and work a full time job, Ashworth College is for you! Ashworth allowed me to advance in my career by achieving my education goals. I have completed my Associates Degree, Bachelor's Degree, and am currently pursuing my Master's at Ashworth College.