Ashworth College

Ashworth College emphasizes flexible learning through the U.S. postal system and online courses. This nationally accredited college offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s programs as well as a wide variety of certificates and career diplomas. Examples of career diplomas include basic accounting, fashion retailing, gourmet cooking & catering, and home inspection.

Accreditation: DETC (Distance Education and Training Council)
For-Profit: Yes
Country: USA

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35 of 44 people found the following review helpful
I just don't get it!!
June 9, 2012
Okay, I'm not here to rant & rave like most people. I do understand that everyone has negative experiences. Here's my story: I wanted to get a certificate in business management in order to get a job promotion. Well, I searched and searched. Penn Foster Career School (Online) seemed like the perfect program for me. & I was right! I loved it. It was an amazing school, and had great customer service. Well, since I ... [Read more]

33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
BA
October 25, 2012
I'm almost done with my BA and it has been a great experience. Ashworth is accredited (I checked with DCFS in Illinois). You don't have the attention from the teachers like you would in the transitional school setting but you are able to communicate with them and they do give you feedback. The price for a degree is unbelievable so I can complain about the insinuation. I'm happy and excited that I will have a ... [Read more]

27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Depends on what type of learner you are...
October 2, 2012
This is an online school. You are expected to pace your own work. You are expected to read your book, do the chapter reviews, take notes and anything else you need to learn the material. Make no mistake, you are homeschooling yourself. If this is not for you, do not attend this school. I have enjoyed my time with this school and I feel like I have learned much from the program I'm in. I ... [Read more]

27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
You all are wrong about Ashworth! It's not as bad as you say...
May 5, 2012
I enrolled my Daughter in James Madison High School because she has been Home schooled since she was in the second grade. I wanted her to have a High School Diploma just in case in the future she wants to go to College she will have a Diploma that is recognized as legitimate. She has received nothing less than a "B" for her Final grades and she has basically completed all her Subjects within a ... [Read more]

24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
It's a great school for the busy adult
October 23, 2012
Ashworth is just the right college for me. I wanted to work in law enforcement and it did the job. I wasn't looking to go into a white collar Ivy League job. I wanted to do civil service and that's what I got. Ashworth is a great school for people who are looking for blue collar jobs . If you want to be a lawyer go else where, if you want to be a fireman, ... [Read more]

23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
take it with a grain of salt
September 22, 2012
Be very careful reading these reviews. I got a degree from Ashworth in 2009. I have had conversations with reps. from other online schools. I couldn't believe how awful these people behave. They told me my degree was useless etc.. I had a great experience at Ashworth. And they are accredited, just becareful you READ the contract first. Susan Stone [Read more]

23 of 34 people found the following review helpful
Don't waste your money!
May 5, 2012
Wasted a lot of money at Ashworth College Fan Page. Hope everyone knows their policies inside and out because as of now I'm out of over $1200.00 and in order to complete a degree program that I was supposed to have loads of time to take I'm now being told that my grades were erased and I have to take the lesson i already completed all over again. O yeah I'm not even permitted to ... [Read more]

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Oct. 29, 2010, 4:45 a.m.
0 votes/
Please post any comment or feedback re: Ashworth's MEDICAL ASSISTING PROGRAM.  I badly need your thoughts and ideas on this to better decided if I'll enroll there or not.  Thank you!
July 10, 2012, 6:33 p.m.
+2 votes/
I completed high school through Ashworth's James Madison Program and am currently enrolled in one of their bachelor's programs. 

This school has done quite a bit of updating in recent years, and not some classes are almost entirely paperless. In high school, some of the study material and test books seemed out of sync, out of date or just plain wrong. The work around was easy, however, by doing just a little extra curricular research (which was far more enjoyable and propaganda free than reading from those old U.S. of 'Merica high school books). Overall, it was a good experience. If I had issues, I contacted the school and although wait times could be insane, customer service was always polite and understanding. I never needed a tutor, so I can't comment on that aspect.

My bachelor's program has been a breeze thus far. The information can be somewhat dated, but this is typical of any college program. The important thing is still to research subjects thoroughly, using both course provided information and extra curricular reading to broaden your understanding of a subject. It's easy to get through college by skimming paragraphs and dotting lines, but it won't do you any good in the long run.

Speaking of the long run, this is a nationally accredited program. So the complaints about employers rejecting the credentials are misleading, in that these are in no way fraudulent diplomas, nor is Ashworth a "degree mill". The problem either lies with the employer's bias or lack of research, or far more commonly the lack of *state* accreditation in jobs where this is needed. For example, earning your degree in Early Childhood Ed. is useful if you're looking to join a teach-abroad program, or at a school where regional accreditation is not necessary. If I wanted to teach in the state of Texas, I'd have to have a degree that is certified by the state (along with other state licenses.)

It's an affordable school that gets the job done. Don't expect Harvard-level education, but don't underestimate the value of the program you enroll in. For me, it beats the bloody hell out of attending community college. 
June 28, 2012, 9:34 p.m.
+1 vote/
I enrolled yesterday before findinq out they are not accepted by the florida pharmacy board. 2 hours after i enrolled, I called to cancel. i was transferred to the head of the school in which i qot the voicemail. I left a message, no return call. I called again today and got the same thing. Does anyone know how i can get my refund? I am before the 5 day deadline!
May 29, 2012, 6:35 p.m.
+1 vote/
Very highly PO'd right now!!!  This is an e-mail I just sent to them ...

I have gotten several phone calls in the past couple weeks about some supposed balance that I owe on my account!!  Ashworth was paid on 7/21/08 $1090 and then ASHWORTH returned it to my Employer on 2/13/09????  NOW 3 YEARS LATER YOU ARE CALLING ME ABOUT A BALANCE ON MY ACCOUNT!!!!!  I keep getting transferred to a supervisor (so I think) but coincidentally keep getting "disconnected" after waiting on hold forever to try and fix something you have seemingly SCREWED UP!!!  After I just got disconnected (and you are calling me AT WORK), I have to write this e-mail because NO ONE seems to know what is going on and why the payment was returned to my company back in 2009!!!  It says I called and requested it.  I can assure you that I DID NOT call and request for you to send the payment back so that NOW I WILL have a balance, and a $1090 one at that!!!!!  Someone needs
to get their act together there and figure out what is going on.  How many other students have all of a sudden, after several years, wound up getting calls about a mysterious balance on their account???????

Sooooo apparently they are looking for some way to get money.  After 3 years they didn't notice I had an outstanding balance of $1090?????  WHY BECAUSE I DIDN'T HAVE IT!!!  THEY SUPPOSEDLY SENT THE PAYMENT BACK TO MY EMPLOYER!!!  WHY???? BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO CLUE WHAT THEY ARE DOING!!!!
May 16, 2012, 12:10 a.m.
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I love Ashworth College. They took my transferred credits without a problem. Now it has to be a class that they offer, with a passing grade, and not an old class from a decade ago. To the people who are frustrated:I have one question, did you ever call to talk to them or did you only send emails? Is it truly fair to bad mouth them if you never called them to complain or ask a question. To the people considering them:There are ALWAYS two side to a complaint or story. The books are real books except where an ebook would work fine. 
March 3, 2012, 1:11 a.m.
+3 votes/
I was weighing between Ashworth, Penn Foster and New Charter University (used to be Andrew Jackson) and at the end I really wanted to do Ashworth undergraduate certificate in hotel and management. I sent them an email asking if I could pay them any other way beside using credit cards (cause I don't have any) and I received a reply that's so obviously computer generated calling me dear perspective student and saying it's from "Ashworth" at the end of the email. The email answered nothing of my question and instead, it was telling me how I don't need to have certain SAT scores etc, and how Ashworth believes everybody deserves to have access to good education despite what scores they got, etc. Duh. How am I supposed to enroll if they're not helping me out on how to make payments. I haven't enrolled and I'm already very unhappy. On the other hand I sent an email to New Charter asking them some questions and they answered straight away and even asked if I need any further assistance. It seems that New Charter is a much better quality education provider who doesn't just get your money but also provides you with the education and service your money deserves! SO I think I will be enrolling with New Charter instead. (Note: Penn Foster never answered my email)
Feb. 8, 2012, 5:26 a.m.
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I would not recommend this school to anyone. The class work is way too easy, they place you on hold over the phone for like 30 minutes, and they are only concerned with your money. My employer wouldn't even accept my credits. This school is a joke.
Feb. 7, 2012, 1:44 p.m.
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THEY ARE CHEATERS...STAY AWAY!!!
I joined their online high school. Even after paying the fee in full, I got access to only 2 course.
When I asked in their student portal, some body answered that their system is not designed to have more than 2 course open at a time. When I called, they "explained" that if I want all the courses open, then I have to pay for the text books ($500+), and the system will "miraculously" allow more than 2 courses open.
Since I do not see this information anywhere on their website or student handbook, I will consider this as cheating.
I cancelled my enrollment, and lost $275 in the process. But I am happy to be out of their cheating hands.
Feb. 2, 2012, 8:54 p.m.
+1 vote/
If you aren't 100% certain, don't take anything from them.  I have to pay 190$ just to cancel the class I'm in.  I got the books AFTER their grace period, which meant I was fully enrolled before I even had the trial packet.  It took them a month to get it here, and that's how they get you.
Feb. 1, 2012, 6:54 a.m.
-1 vote/
I was looking into attending Ashworth for the IT program, if you know anything please let me know, it sounds like a good school
Jan. 27, 2012, 8:24 p.m.
+1 vote/
DONT DO IT YOU WILL BE VERY VERY UNHAPPY AND THEY WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY!!!!!!!!!
Jan. 3, 2012, 7:54 p.m.
-1 vote/
Tried to get information from the school regarding their late 2011 tuition discount, and they wouldn't budge unless they called them up and gave them my personal info.

Ashworth might have good programs, but I'd have a tough time enrolling with any school that would have a hard time answering such a simple question.
Dec. 26, 2011, 2:07 a.m.
+1 vote/
I am currently enrolled in Ashworth for a Management Degree. I am very impressed with the materials and knowledge I have gained in the short time I have enrolled. I am doing so well in my classes that I am excited to do my exams and study for my classes. Please take out the time to visit their website and look around and read some of the information. It will help you to make a great decision to determine what school will work best for you.
Nov. 19, 2011, 6:06 p.m.
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I am going to take forensic science at ashworth and id like to go on to take forensic psychology. Do they have this course here or not?
Oct. 18, 2011, 11:30 p.m.
+3 votes/
Recieved degree from Ashworth College. Applied for Engineering Technician position with very well known technical company."Texas Instruments". Not only did I get the job offer but I forgot to mention that T.I paid for it. I have worked for this company for several years. They had no problem accepting my degree. My wife also earned a degree from ashworth and the U.S Army accepted it for OCS. They are also paying for her Masters. The degree matters but companies/military also take a close look at the type of person you are. I have no regrets about attending Ashworth. My advice, If your parents can afford to pay for major university, go!!! If you have to pay and cannot get scholarship or grant, Ashworth is a great alternative. 

Joshua Payan PDE Group
Texas Instruments
Oct. 3, 2011, 4:03 p.m.
-2 votes/
I believe Ashworth is a school but it's for continuing education , it's good for people who wants to refresh their minds who are already working not for people who wants to start their careers. You can't take the tests, finals , & exams at home without supervision , come on people .. Anybody can take the exam for you .. You need to be trained & understand .exam of 10 questions ?? You call it exam .. Wow .. You guys are being indenial 'n it's sad! Go to the real school if you need to start your career!
Sept. 29, 2011, 8:48 p.m.
+1 vote/
This school looks great! Not!
Aug. 24, 2011, 9:10 p.m.
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I enrolled to Graphic Design career course on Nov-2010 and finished it on Jul-2011 it's a complete RIP OFF!! they teach you with old books and very basic stuff that people won't use it anymore on the software! I learned nothing I can't even design a basic thing! they never answer your emails and when you call they put you on hold for 30 mins! it's worthless I feel bad when I see my diploma on the wall and don't know anything about graphic design! I can't even apply for a job cause ain't got enough knowledge on the software like Photoshop Illustrator and In design! just so you know that I used to study allot for it but it was worthless! 
July 30, 2011, 7:50 a.m.
+2 votes/
I graduated from Ashworth's teacher assisting program in 2011. I would have to say, it was a eye opener.
I never realized that, so many teachers did not have a fundamental understanding of emotional development. 
I even recalled many times in my past, where the teacher disregarded key principles. 
           I would have to say, it was a great program. 
Sept. 13, 2011, 4:50 p.m.
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Hello, May I know did you receive all your books in one shipment? I am going to take Early Childhood Education BA courses so not sure how real is Ashworth college... Need help from you friends..only
May 2, 2011, 12:50 a.m.
-1 vote/
i have only one complaint so far,Ashworth has not yet return a call from my colleague/friend.getting the high school dip.
yes the test is somewhat EASY,for H.S.Diploma at james madison high school but who cares. THE REAL CHALLENGE is not H.S. it is COLLEGE university online/off PERIOD.
amazing how so many bemoan over this issue.WHO CARES if it is easy or hard?The main thing is YOUR passing POINT BLANK.
Now,go make something out of your life.rather easy then hard so your able to get out of the degree program get it any way your able legally and get your career,not a cruddy JOB,but a Lucrative $$$ rewarding career,or own biz.

The wait time also my friend he say is way too long he is on hold again for nine minutes.the only two complaints he said is this, i know he done with the final exam just last night,calling tomorrow to procure his high school diploma. i am happy for him,they are surely accredited.
list of school REPUTABLE who accept james madison high school diploma a few off the top of my astute head are:

1. UNIV,OF PHOENIX.
2.UNIV.OF MARYLAND(gREAt college)online and on campus.
3.Rutgers university in new jersey.great school all 3.
4.Devry well known university and technical engineering.
brother in law on his 2nd year from YES,J.M.H.S. ashworth
H.S.diploma/as well as his B.A.they accept both amazing.
and he is doin SO well for years now.

lastly KAPLAN YES GOOD OLE'EXPENSIVE BUT A GREAT SCHOOL
KAP accept james madison REGIONALLY/ACCREDITED DIPLOMA.

good luck to all.i think the ones who are griping just was not at all satisfied,but that is a part of life.
Just 'cancel your ole debit card,check account so they cant get paid any longer,and Open new acct.i know that can be done.but for my friend again he is happy just no return call 2x.and 1x email (After 2 days)and too long wait time,main thing is again GET YOUR DIPLOMA/DEGREE
but"verify as mi amiga"did FIRST if the college will in the meantime accept it. and i wish you all the best of luck.
Life WAY too short to sit around moping.when it is easy
hell,i will be happy wit that.seriously.if i went there.

good night.
adios.
Alexia....
alexiamike267@Email.com


April 27, 2011, 3:45 a.m.
+2 votes/
I went to Ashworth and got a BA. I am now in Lawschool.
Its degree isn't accepted by everyone, but it is accepted at lots of places(including lawschools)
April 15, 2011, 6:58 p.m.
0 votes/
i take the teacher assisting program and iam worry i wanth to see is real or not .
Sept. 13, 2011, 4:48 p.m.
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Hi Did you get all your books in one shipment? Is it real after payment did you get your books and teacher guidance...I am nervous to hear so many stories ..just need some help from u and others to let me know how real is it after payment ...because I want to do Early Childhood Education BA. Degree
May 2, 2011, 12:54 a.m.
-1 vote/
go wit ur gut research,i personally already know they are surely regionally  accredited,as well as if the school your at is ONLY nationally accredited,it come down to WHO is at what college/univ. will accept it as career police academy.
to hospita field.etc. teaching, good luck though i know mi amiga. just finish the easy but worth it high school diploma course. and trust me not ALL is as SIMPLE/EASY as your think
he still got a few wrong! but now get to get into KAPLAN
i am VERY happy for him,they are just waitin for the ok from JMHS/Ashworth he pass,and this will be verified early tomrrow.good luck to all.

ALEXIAMIKE267@Email.com
April 15, 2011, 1:52 a.m.
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I enrolled in the 8 semester Criminal Justice program and only completed the first semester. The coursework was very informative and challenging but the school is IMPOSSIBLE to contact. I had a question about something and I called and left messages, sent multiple emails, used the helpbox link from the student portal and NEVER got a response from any of them. I switched to a local community college as I feel it's worth the small amount more to have people available to answer questions.
March 30, 2011, 12:49 p.m.
+1 vote/
I graduated in 06 In computer info. management, but never really needed the degree anyway. I just wanted to see if I could complete something like that, and I like computers. One thing that came from it is that, both my son's can't wait to go to a college someday, and their both honor students now in high school, and both getting open house letters from Duke ,and other top colleges. This is quite a thing for my family, since no one else every graduated college, it's time to turn things around for my roots.
March 27, 2011, 9:28 a.m.
+2 votes/
Ashworth college is real cool. my parents wanted me out of the house so i talked them in to getting this course for me; but it was to hard so I contacted ashworth and they said dont worry about it, just ensure your payments are on time and we will get you through it. your the coolest ashworth!
March 24, 2011, 9:51 p.m.
+1 vote/
I work in Govt and enrolled in Ashworth and am very pleased. I do not have time to go to a Brick and Mortar school.  I have had ZERO probs with school, the course work is challenging and the tests are not easy. They give you 5 hours for the proctored semester exams and believe me you will need every minute.  I like the study method of the courses because after you do the lessons and take the exams you actually end up reading the material TWICE.  This school is not a scam check the accreditation here www.detc.org.  Go Ashworth!!
March 22, 2011, 2:43 p.m.
+2 votes/
Do not go to this school. The service is bad and they cancel you from the program just because you asked for another program from another department! They do not seem to care about you losing the initial deposit and in my case $415. The autopay dont work and you can be slapped with a $5 fee which is not even your fault to begin with. To add insult to injury, they ask you to pay another $50 for cancellation fee!!! Misleading information and incompetent staff. Avoid Avoid Avoid!
March 21, 2011, 11:49 a.m.
0 votes/
Ashworth College has never answered a single e-mail of mine since I enrolled. I think this is a big scam!
March 21, 2011, 5:13 a.m.
+1 vote/
I have just finished my Bachelors in Criminal Justice from my local regionally accredited university, but I have a friend who enrolled at Ashworth College to complete her high school diploma. I have got to tell everyone that's out there thinking that the work is so easy and that Ashworth is just a diploma mill that they are incorrect in their belief. My friend has been stumped on her assignments several times and has came to me for help, but it was so hard that even I couldn't help her. And no i am not some stupid person. As a matter of fact I have been accepted to and will be attending law school in the fall. I do not see why people want to downgrade a college that is in my opinion definately worth the money because their students are being pushed and actually learn something while they are attending.
March 10, 2011, 12:39 p.m.
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Ashworth College is a diploma mill. Summit your ashworth credentials to a respective employer or current employer and the chances are, other than calling their bogus office number, nobody is going to do a thorough background check into them. 
Feb. 26, 2011, 8:58 a.m.
+4 votes/
I have read numerous posts about Ashworth College, both good and bad. I was a Military Police Officer, County Police Officer, Federal Police Officer, and now Investigator.  I have taken a total of six courses with Ashworth College and have been no less than pleased. I conducted an extensive background investigation on Ashworth College prior to attendance and found that this school has a very good reputation worldwide. This should put some peoples minds at ease. The school is legit and  is an official college, not a wannabe. So people can stop saying a real college will not accept transfer credit from Ashworth. Ashworth is a real college. 

Regarding transfer credit, the fact that Ashworth College and Penn Foster College are nationally accredited does not matter. I recently tried to transfer 78 credits from St Leo University to American Military University toward my bachelor in business and AMU only accepted 51 of the 78 credits. All 78 credits were business classes, so why didn't AMU accept all 78 credits? Both schools are regionally accredited! People, its because every individual school has set transfer credit policies. Also, both of these schools accept Ashworth and Penn Foster transfer credit. When I was a Federal Police Officer in Washington D.C., Ashworth and Penn Foster have gotten a lot of Federal employees promoted to 100K job positions. The fact of national accredition means absolutely nothing, as long as they are accredited and list on the U.S. Dept of Education website you are golden. Penn Foster Career School is regionally and nationally accredited. One day Ashworth and Penn Foster College will have regional accreditation. This will result in higher tuition rates. Penn Foster and Ashworth College are educations best kept secrets so it would be wise to take advantage of what they have to offer.

In regards to the quality of education from Ashworth, I have received nothing less than quality up to date text books from well known publishers. When I do my online work at St Leo University, the class begins with an introduction of yourself to your online class. The next week you will post a weekly discussion question and respond to 2 other students. The next week you may have an open book quiz or have to write a 2-3 page essay. Then at week 8 you take a final open book quiz, pass and receive your 3 credits, simple as that. Not very hard huh! I have taken classes at Ashworth that I had to read the entire textbook to find answers that I had to put 2 and 2 together and some classes make you write extensive essays. Ashworth is not as easy as people think. The work is very stimulating and challenging. The professors are kind but tough, and yes they do have real professors. One kicked back a 3 page Criminal Investigation essay and made me rewrite it. Ashworth has exceeded any and all regional coursework I have taken. 
Sept. 30, 2011, 9:06 p.m.
-1 vote/
You need to go to the real school.. Ashworth is not supposed to be accredited ... How can you take the exam & final at home .. Be realist here.. This school is for continuing education period .. Get yourself robbed
Feb. 23, 2011, 11:38 p.m.
0 votes/
I am currently enrolled for Veterinary Assistant and i am having some mixed feelings about this place. before i signed up i did all my research and decided this was going to be my best value being a poor 21 living on my own. im actually disappointed because in New York state you need to go to a regionally accredited school and have a license to be a vet tech. however, from what i was told almost any other state will accept this degree as a veterinary technician. 
The material is very contradicting and they leave tons of important information out, like the signs and symptoms of any disease. i think thats kinda important. not to mention all the typos in the book. Ive been enrolled for about 6 months and i will finish this course in 4-6 more weeks. I have only had one bad experience with customer support. Someone told me that there was a grace period of 28 days and its really 10 days and the late fee is $7.00 and they refused to waive the fee. when i have questions about something i use both the community forum and phone to compare and sometimes the people on the phone are completely clueless about the information.
Im starting to kick myself for not going to a community college.
Feb. 22, 2011, 7:35 a.m.
+1 vote/
I completed high school with them with no problems and I am now working on my associates for paralegal studies.  I decided to go to ashworth because I had such a great experience with them before.  Before I made it official with Ashworth I did check out Nashville State Community College, Volstate, and ITT Tech.  I decided that instead of applying for a loan and being in debt before I even find a job that it would be wiser for me to attend the school that I can afford.  I also spoke with all the schools that if I did decide to further my education and transfer credits to them that they would take it.  I have also talked with some layers and I was told that there wouldn't be a problem for me to get a job at a law firm as a paralegal and that I could start looking once I hit the half way mark with my studies.  Online education isn't for everyone.  Just because its online doesn't mean that you get an instant answer, or that your books just appear.  No Ashworth isn't paying me to say this as I have seen that some of you think that some of the positive comments are from employees of Ashworth.  I am not saying that there probably won't be a time that I may not get speedy service from them but I understand that I am one student of their many.  However, when I do receive and answer, it is very detailed and helpful.  I'm proud to say that I will be an Ashworth College graduate in 2012
Feb. 19, 2011, 7:58 p.m.
+1 vote/
Great program! You cannot beat the price. I was recently promoted in rank to due my degree. Money well spent
Feb. 6, 2011, 6:56 p.m.
0 votes/
Anyone considering an NA degree program must understand that the majority of RA universities will not recognize the credits and degrees earned at an NA institution. Therefore, research this very carefully before attending an NA university. If you plan to attend graduate school at a RA university after earning an undergraduate degree from an NA university (for example) I would recommend that you contact the universities you are considering for graduate work before attending an NA university. You will find that there are some (a few) that will accept NA credits/degrees but the majority will not. That is a simple fact of life! The reason for this fact is that RA universities do not feel that NA curriculum is equal to RA curriculum.
Feb. 5, 2011, 12:03 p.m.
0 votes/
How do you rate a degree from Ashworth College? It's all in the name people.

Ash = worth

College is not supposed to be easy and you should not get a bachelors degree in 1-2 years, unless you are one of the country's top students. Colleges are supposed to be challenging students and if you cannot step up to the challenge of a real education then you should not be receiving a degree of any type. 

Any employer that would reimburse you for attending Ashworth hasn't actually taken a look at the school. It is actually scary to know that people could actually get jobs with an Ashworth degree knowing full well that they are not actually qualified to perform the job functions on a degree from Ashworth.

Thanks for dumbing down our country, Ashworth College.  
Feb. 4, 2011, 9 p.m.
0 votes/
I am a student @ this school. Depending on what goals you are trying to obtain ; will determine your success rate. I have 2 semesters left for a BS !! My employer (AT&T) deems ASHWORTH good enough to qualify for tuition reimbursement... that says a lot .... I am taking my degree to Ashford university (regionally accredited) for my master's ..
Feb. 3, 2011, 7:29 p.m.
0 votes/
To those who say Ashworth is a scam, read the fine print first. If you get %25 of all courses done you have to pay %25 of the course payments + other fees. 75% it requires you to pay full tuition cost, and other fees. READ THE FINE PRINT BEFORE Enrolling. I am currently enrolled right now, and personally I can't Wait!!
Feb. 1, 2011, 2:36 a.m.
-1 vote/
BUYER BEWARE!
I highly advise you all to avoid this 'college'. I dug and didn't have to go deep to find out this is a scam. 

If it sounds too good to be true than it probably is. I spoke to the sales rep at Ashworth who told me that with my 'life experiences' I could have a degree in less than one year. Any college that tells you life experiences can be used as credit is just a 'Diploma Mill' and other colleges, universities and employers know it.  

The Better Business Bureau warns against schools like Ashworth. Look at their YouTube video regarding this: watch?v=461OADLIWy4

If you go to the Better Business Bureau and look up Ashworth you will see they have hundreds of complaints, but retain an A+ rating. This is deceiving and Ashworth knows this. The BBB rating is based on how they handle complaints, so do not let that fool you. If Ashworth responds to a BBB complaint in a timely manner and offers a solution that seems to meet half-way, they will retain the A+ rating. 

You can hope that an employer won't know about Ashworth or check into it, but remember that all they have to do is quickly look up this so called college on the internet and see how easy it is to get a degree there. I work for a Fortune 500 company and if I were to present an Ashworth degree to them as credentials I would lose the respect of my employer and possibly my job. That is not an exaggeration. 

Just check your local community college for online classes. They are usually inexpensive and will likely transfer to any respectable 4 year university. 
Jan. 29, 2011, 4:25 p.m.
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I feel this school is great . If uncle sam will pay for it. It must be ok. Our troops can attend this school with any issues. The VA notices and approved this school for our soliders. Some people like to talk bad about this school becuase in my opinion they failed in completing the course and now this is how they deal with it. Stop your crying and move on!!
Jan. 23, 2011, 1:16 a.m.
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I was interested in Ashworth, but the lady I talked to on the phone said they do not accept transfer credits into Ashworth. It sounded like I was asking a crazy question when I received the ladies answer. I already have an A.S. degree from an RA school but seeking a different degree.
Jan. 20, 2011, 12:21 p.m.
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Unless you are absolutely sure you want to take a course do not sign up. I called within the 5 day guarantee money back as posted on their site and they refused to refund my deposit and are requesting additional funds. I have to contact an attorney for assistance.

Make sure you want to take their courses. Students answer the phone, and you are pushed into signing up right away because the reduced rate may expire that night. Be careful before you do anything with Ashworth.
Jan. 20, 2011, 2:43 a.m.
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Hello  all from what i  read  here that  ash worth  is a  fake  now im interested  in  the 
Veterinary Assistant  program that  they offer  now is there a better online college  that   i can  take please  email me 
computergeek89@live.com  
Jan. 1, 2011, 6 p.m.
+1 vote/
Anyone considering an NA degree program must understand that the majority of RA universities will not recognize the credits and degrees earned at an NA institution. Therefore, research this very carefully before attending an NA university. If you plan to attend graduate school at a RA university after earning an undergraduate degree from an NA university (for example) I would recommend that you contact the universities you are considering for graduate work before attending an NA university. You will find that there are some (a few) that will accept NA credits/degrees but the majority will not. That is a simple fact of life! The reason for this fact is that RA universities do not feel that NA curriculum is equal to RA curriculum.
Dec. 23, 2010, 2:20 a.m.
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Hello, My nam is April, and I'm currently attending Ashworth College for medical billing and claims. I started the program 11-02-10, and I have already completed most of the program. I have researched online to see if anyone completed there program at a quick pace. It's not a hard program, and it isn't easy either. If anyone has completed there program in less than 4 months, it would great if you would post. This lets me know that there are people who learns at a quick pace, and studies a lot.
Dec. 22, 2010, 12:56 a.m.
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Ashworth requires you to put your head down and force yourself to keep moving forward. You are your own teacher and must motivate yourself to move, even when frustrated, or you'll never get through it. If you can do this then you will do well at Ashworth. Degrees that I hold from Ashworth, Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Associate in HR Management and yes my credits earned with Ashworth did transfer to both regionally and nationally accredited college I attended. Good luck!!!
Dec. 16, 2010, 4:35 p.m.
+3 votes/
Do not use Ashworth if you are serious about your education! First, they re NOT regionally accredited. NO COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY WILL ACCEPT ANYTHING ASHWORTH DOES DUE TO LACK OF ACCREDITATION MUCH LESS AN EMPLOYER. Second, once you figure this out and stop payment, they try to collect a 'cancellation fee'. It was sent to the credit reporting agencies and I contested it successfully.
Dec. 18, 2010, 12:07 a.m.
+1 vote/
Sorry, but I know of Ashworth graduates who have succesfully applied Ashworth AS degrees toward Bachelors' degrees at RA colleges.  Please preach your FUD elsewhere.
Oct. 24, 2010, 12:46 p.m.
+2 votes/
I too must be lucky. I have never had a problem with Ashworth. I am just finishing my Associates in Business Management. All courses have been on time. Emails answered promptly. I call by phone a lot as well. Usually the longest wait is 8-10 minutes. I think Ashworth has come a LONG way with their stuent services and phone support. I have had a few issues and they were always resolved with a single phone call. Also, my employer recognizes my degree for promotion, so overall I am very satsified. I will be starting my Bachelors very soon. Also graduationg debt free is a big plus.
Oct. 16, 2010, 9:08 a.m.
+1 vote/
I must be one of the lucky ones, never really had a problem with Ashworth.  Courses are always on time, all emails are replied within 3 days and I learned early not to bother calling.  Which I have never really needed a reason to call them, its all self explanatory.  Ashworth gets my vote.
Nov. 1, 2010, 4:49 p.m.
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I enrolled and changed my mind within a matter of days. Somewhere in the agreement stated that I could cancel within five days of registering and get my money back. This could be done by phone or in writing but they prefered writing so I sent three emails.Then I called and the lady I spoke to said she would cancel my registration and I would get a refund in 2-3 days. After that someone responded to my emails and apologized for the time it took. I got my refund and Ashworth got their materials back. Hopefully this is the end of my experience with them.
Sept. 23, 2010, 9:39 a.m.
-1 vote/
anyone have the answers the early childhood education exams, i can do the semester exams just need the lesson exams, willing to pay. email me krazzikickz1987@yahoo.com
Aug. 27, 2010, 12:20 a.m.
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I am wondering if anyone else has taken the Pharmacy Assistant course at Ashworth??  If so, how was it, and how was your job search afterward??
Aug. 24, 2010, 5:23 p.m.
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I attended Ashworth for one semester and was able to transfer my credits to a community college. I am about to enroll again in a bachelor's program at Ashworth, mainly because it's so affordable. If you receive a degree from Ashworth and want to continue your education elsewhere, try schools like Thomas Edison State College. Their online courses are all 12 weeks and it is very easy to transfer credits to Thomas Edison. I have always found faculty at Ashworth to be very friendly and patient.
Aug. 18, 2010, 7:53 a.m.
-1 vote/
Ok... stop asking if you should enroll or not. Trust me don't. No matter what anyone says. All you will hear over the phone are lies that never end to get you to make a payment and then you are stuck.

Here is my story. I enrolled for the 2 year program in criminal justice 3 days ago and I was very anxious to get my books and start. I asked the person I spoke with on the phone if I can transfer my credits over and continue my education elsewhere and he said yes. I asked would I be able to get a job with a degree from them after I graduate and he said yes and they will help me fill out a resume... well today came and I called ALL the colleges near me and none of them accepted the transfer. I also called and checked my future employers if they would accept a degree from Ashworth and I got a NO. From 6 differant cities. Hmmm... so if you still think you should enroll... DON'T.
Aug. 7, 2010, 1:32 p.m.
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Does Ashworth still mail out a hard copy of the semester exam to my proctor?  I took a long break from my schooling and when I decided to finish I went to the website and noticed that my proctor will receive a code that needs to be put in for me to complete the semester exam.  Is the whole exam  online or do they still send out a hard copy and I will just put the answers in online?   Thanks for any help.
Aug. 7, 2010, 7:30 a.m.
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"Hello everyone, I just want to clarify that Ashworth College is an accredited college this is not a worthless paper like some of you just mentioned. I was working for McDonalds as a supervisor, and as soon as I completed my BA in Management at Ashworth College, they promoted me as a General Manager with a very good salary."

Seriously guy, do you want us to laugh you out of the website?  Go to Burger U. to get your promotion. ROFLs!!
Sept. 13, 2011, 4:44 p.m.
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Hello, did you get all your books at one shipment? do you mind explain more about your study experience because too many scary stories so I am afraid to join. Do you mind take photos of your books and yourself to prove you completed the courses? I am so keen & interested but scary stories are making me more nervous.
Aug. 6, 2010, 3:44 a.m.
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the email above got entered in wrong by mistake it is... 
mrsllew924@gmail.com
Aug. 5, 2010, 9:28 p.m.
+1 vote/
I am thinking about enrolling with Ashworth ans was wondering if anyone has taken the Gourmet Cooking & Catering course and could possibly tell me about their experience with it. I did graduate from H.S here when it was called James Maddison and they were good to me and I'm hoping that I get the same experience that I once did. Please email me mrwllew924@gmail.com
July 24, 2010, 2:24 a.m.
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When I asked them if I could "drop out" of their school they told me I had to pay $75 dollars to do that. Why? They got a good business plan going there, I should try it. Make up some website claiming to be a school and then charge people to drop out of my sham school. If I got $75 dollars out of everyone who figured out I was running a sham school plus keep all the money for the outdated, cheap books and crummy "courses" I could get rich awfully fast.
Teresa I really do not think you should continue with Ashworth, they will take your money and give you outdated materials to read. I went to school as a single mom (4 kids, working full time) way back when. I just did it part time, it took longer but I had a heck of a lot better chance of getting a job. It was hard but well worth it in the end. You could possibly be eligible for free financial aid, the income limits are not as low as people think they are. There are grants, scholarships, some employers will help pay or reimburse as well. Also so many regionally accredited school offer online classes, so if getting away from the house or work is hard you could still take some of your classes online. You want to graduate from someplace that has regional accreditation, that is what employers look for. Employers are not dumb they know the difference between regional and DETC. There will be people that will hop on here and start insisting that Ashworth is accredited but it is not the kind of accreditation that employers look for. I think some people got lucky and maybe found a job, but I believe it is a gamble. 
  
It was my own fault for not researching beyond the school website and their forum. I got ripped off. No college I have called will accept their credits, and I called alot. I am filing a report at the BBB and just to satisfy my own aggravation file another report on Rip Off Report!
July 23, 2010, 3:04 a.m.
-1 vote/
I have just recently enrolled with Ashworth, and the more i read the more i wonder if i made a mistake. I enrolled for the pharmicist technician program, simply because i already work with medicine's, single mom can't afford to sit in a class all day, and i truly believe i would be great at my job. But i question, will this even get me a job?, or will i waste time and money for in the end and get nothing?
July 21, 2010, 6:31 p.m.
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This School will not answer any questions you may have with your studies, trust me I know because I got stuck on something but no one bothered to answer my questions. The study materials are cheap black and white print with plenty of tying errors and illustrations that are not clear. It probably cost them 5 dollars to print out each lesson. If you want them to contact you all you have to do is make a payment late. They will call you until your phone rings off the hook. Their only concern is the money they collect. I sent them tons of e-mails to cancel my course but they ignored all of them. Think twice before you sign a contract with these scam artist.
June 27, 2010, 4:20 a.m.
+1 vote/
ASHWORTH COLLEGE IS A SCAM. I talked to an ashworth "sales representative" on the phone for three hours. I was assured that I could pay on a monthly basis and I would get the materials in the mail. I was also assured that if I could not pay I would stop receiving materials and I could drop the class and owe nothing to Ashworth.  Well I paid the first month, received a book and never took any tests or classes online.  I called and told them I could not continue with the classes. I reiterated that If I decided later to continue with online courses I could start back up at any time or not. I asked if I was under any contract or would be billed. I was guaranteed that if I stopped paying I would stop receiving materials and that would be the end of it. "NO STRINGS ATTACHED".  LIES, LIES. I offered to send the books back since I hadn't taken the class. No, they want money. Now I get harassed with bills through the mail and phone calls. SHAME ON YOU ASHWORTH.  So now I will probably have to take this issue to small claims court.
June 19, 2010, 12:02 p.m.
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Ashworth is a joke!  Penn Foster was better than this ridiculouos vocational/college school that they preach,,,go figure!
June 15, 2010, 4:26 p.m.
-1 vote/
The only school that accepts Ashworths' worthless degrees are University of Phoenix and Everest University. And both of those schools are crappy and worthless.
Sept. 13, 2011, 4:41 p.m.
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why only these 2 University accepts?
June 8, 2010, 9:17 p.m.
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@Curious:

I have not taken the home inspection's course, but I did graduate from Ashworth with an AS degree. I think you would learn something from the course materials, which would benefit you if you are planning on being a self employed home inspector. However, Ashworth's reputation and lack of regional accreditation will not earn you anything when applying for jobs with prospective employers. Ashworth has hundreds of BBB complaints against them and this has tarnished their reputation.
June 7, 2010, 3:34 p.m.
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I just spoke to an Ashworth representative about the home inspections course. She told me it would cost only about $350 dollars and that she would take $10 for me to start immediately. I am currently a college student with one degree and working toward my Bachelors degree which I will have completed in 2011. I am very happy with my experience at University of Phoenix. But I was wondering about the home inspections course that Ashworth offers. I'm very reluctant right now. I've read too many scary stories. 
And I don't want to be another unsatisfied student.
Feb. 14, 2012, 5:37 a.m.
+1 vote/
I think Ashworth college is a good school because i see people get job at frist  when i enrolled  i taught it was not a good school.but now i think it is ok.
May 26, 2010, 7:08 p.m.
+1 vote/
Rose Marie is full of crap and you can be sure that the people who have positive things to say about Ashworth are most likely their "employees". Don't listen to her. Your chances of getting a good job with a piece of paper from Ashworth is highly unlikely. They are making me pay to be removed from their "school". Most all of their courses are extremely outdated, look at the website, you will see for yourself that they are trying to teach people things that are 6-7+ old......
May 15, 2010, 5:47 p.m.
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Rose-Marie will never answer you! Why? Becuase it is B.S.!!
May 14, 2010, 7:09 p.m.
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Rose-Marie said:

 "I have applied to 3 different REGIONALLY acredited schools for my MBA and all 3 have accepted my NATIONALLY accredited B.S.B.A degree."

I would love to see that list of three R.A. universities that have accepted her into an MBA program. That way I can contact them and ask them myself if they accept degrees from Nationally Accredited schools.
May 13, 2010, 11:39 p.m.
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I find that hard to believe! Please provide us with the three names of the universities that accepted your Bachelor's from Ashworth.
April 3, 2010, 7:22 p.m.
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I have just completed my Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Ashworth.  Ashworth is DETC accredited and recognized by CHEA.  I have applied to 3 different REGIONALLY acredited schools for my MBA and all 3 have accepted my NATIONALLY accredited B.S.B.A degree. Overall I would give Ashworth a B+ based on my personal expierence and the level of education that I have received.  Credits that I earned from a brick and mortar regionally accredited school transferred in to Ashworth.  The text books are form a leading publishing house, current and relevant.  Custormer service has come a LONG way since I started at Ashworth.  Using the online student forum gets a quicker response than actually calling the school.  They offer graduation ceromonies once a year for those students that have paid in full and completed their degree.  For a working professional who needs to finish their degree I believe Ashworth is a quality choise!
March 27, 2010, 12:34 p.m.
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Has anyone completed the Veterinary Assistant degree? If so, have you gotten a job with it? Alot of people seem to be complaining that you can't get a job with a Ashworth degree.
March 13, 2010, 6:30 a.m.
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i'am getting my high school diploma from ashworth in 8/2010 and i will be attending city college this fall coleges don't have any problems with the high school diploma.

good luck
Feb. 18, 2010, 1:50 p.m.
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Has anybody tried the electricians course
Feb. 9, 2010, 8:14 p.m.
+1 vote/
I completed several Ashworth certificate courses when they were PCDI and am currently enrolled in Ashworth's AA in Criminal Justice.  The courses are simple enough and have no complaints about the course materials themselves. 

What I do agree with are the negative comments on this site which are so true!  If you call the school, be prepared to wait for a live person for 30 minutes or more, which is so ridiculous and unprofessional!  I've been waiting while writing this and  hearing that my expected wait time is 5 minutes(for more than half an hour.) I have to see what's going on with my course materials which, of course, I still haven't received.  

Bottom line is what do we expect?  It's an online college degree.  You get what you pay for in life!  But they sure do take your payment immediately, don't they?  I hope I haven't made the wrong choice of attending this school as a college! I've heard there are other ones out there that are much better, like Phoenix, etc.  Any comments out there?
Feb. 2, 2010, 6:58 a.m.
+1 vote/
Ashworth College is an excellent choice for those working a full-time job that can't physically attend a traditional college. I earned two Associate's degrees from there. One in Business Mgt. and the other in Retail Mgt. They even helped me get where I am today. Ashworth is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Training Council which is registered with CHEA and the US Dept. of Ed. 

I was able to transfer about 75% of my courses from Ashworth to a regionally accredited college where I am working on my Bachelor's degree. You also can't beat the super low tuition. I graduated 100% debt free. In fact, I had both degrees paid off before I finished the courses! A++
Jan. 18, 2010, 12:45 a.m.
+1 vote/
Can I use their degree to get a job at Taco Bell?
Jan. 11, 2010, 7:38 a.m.
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Trish,

Ashworth's lack of regional accrediation may make finding a job with their degrees next to impossible. I have an AS thru Ashworth and it has yet to pay off. There is a regionally accredited school that offers an affordable alternative at Ft. Hays State University in Hays, KS. Their on-line courses are affordable and high quality. They are a little more expensive than Ashworth, but it is because of their accreditation. Classes are $500 per course and they have a wide array of different Bachelor degrees you can earn on-line. I cannot post their web address due to this forum's restrictions, but you can Google them and they will pop up. Good luck.
Jan. 10, 2010, 5:28 a.m.
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ok- so I understand your credits can and cant be transferred, that's not what I am worried about, My big question is that if I go to this school for Health care Administration, Do I have a chance in getting a job??? I will go all the way to a Masters degree if I have to. I am a single mom with 3 kids who doesn't have the time to go to the local college 4 times a week.
Jan. 7, 2010, 2:41 p.m.
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has anyone taken the Conservation courses at Ashworth?
Dec. 29, 2009, 7:28 p.m.
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Has anyone taken the interior decorating course? rae@imagekahuna.com
Dec. 25, 2009, 9:11 a.m.
+1 vote/
"Jeff Wrote - So please don't listen to people out there talk about you can not transfer Ashworth credit to any Regional University. I am not going to waste my time to tell people what school to go to." - If courses at Ashworth college were ACE approved, more regionally accredited colleges would transfer these courses.

It is much easier for a student to transfer ACE approved DETC courses to Excelsior College or any other regional accredited institution. On their forum, Ashworth claimed to have ACE approval. I checked with ACE and that is simply not true. I don't know why Ashworth is dancing around the issue when students ask questions in regards to ACE course approval. Get the darn courses ACE approved already. A DETC college with a similar business model is ahead of the game with ACE course approval.
Dec. 24, 2009, 2:14 a.m.
+1 vote/
If you're one of the numerous former students who have been wronged by Ashworth College please join my face book group and post your story to the wall.

Facebook Group Name: Ashworth College - The lowest grade in online schooling. 

Warning: Ashworth College enlists many of its staff to write these positive reports you're seeing.  

Ashworth College has wronged hundreds of students, the evidence of which can be seen throughout the web in Ripped Off Reports, Pissed Consumer post and most other forums with any kind of online education association. Yet they continue to operate without consequence. They maintain a significant student base that remains ignorant of these transgressions, most by choice, and who can blame them? We love the idea of what Ashworth offers; an affordable education we can obtain from the comfort of our homes while working full time. Naturally a majority choose to look the other way while a consistent percentage of Ashworths student base is brazenly misappropriated, ignored etc. After all, they're not the ones who have been mistreated...
I seek to enlighten those who have not yet suffered the emotional and financial hardships so many of us have endured at the hands of Ashworth. So please, put ink to paper or in this case, finger to key and tell your story, who knows... someone might be reading.
Dec. 16, 2009, 8 a.m.
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I applaud the success some of you are having with your Ashworth degrees. It is great that some of you have been able to transfer credits, obtain Bachelor degrees, get jobs and other feats with Ashworth credits. However, I also graduated from Ashworth with an AS in Criminal Justice with a 4.0 average and no one I have ever encountered has given me any credit for my Ashworth degree. I have yet to find an affordable and reputable regional school that will take transfer credit from Ashworth. If anyone has any advice for me in this area, please let me know. Best wishes for continued success to everyone here.
Dec. 5, 2009, 6:09 p.m.
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I am a graduate of Ahsworth's A.S. Psych program, and I was able to transfer the degree to the U.S. Sports Academy (regionally accredited by SACS)toward their bachelors program. I finished my Bachelors back in July. I am now a teacher at a public High School. 
Remember, you get what you pay for with Ashworth. I am considering their Masters program.
Nov. 13, 2009, 6:52 p.m.
+1 vote/
I have associates, bachelors and masters degrees from major regionally accredited universities.  I am enrolled in a para-professional program at Ashworth and have been impressed with the course content and materials.  Concerning accreditation and acceptance of academic credentials, keep in mind that, historically, regional accreditation (i.e., SACS) has been the primary measure of acceptance of academic credentials.  With the advent of distance learning, organizations such as DETC have evolved, offering national versus regional accreditation.  Generally speaking, if you are looking to transfer credits to a regionally accredited school, you might have difficulty having a nationally accredited program accepted.  Having said all that, Ashworth seems to be an excellent value if you desire obtaining a substantive college education.  Moreover, I'm aware that many of their programs have been developed by, and are overseen, by professionals with solid career experience - not just academics.
Nov. 7, 2009, 7:04 a.m.
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I have interesting in getting into the respitorary therapy program.  I am curious, do you have to find you own clinical site?  I live in Dallas, could any help me? Also, what is the tuition and hrs required?

Thanks.
Oct. 24, 2009, 1:25 a.m.
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My daughter took medical transcription through Ashworth. She had a good experience with the school and recommended it highly. I am currently enrolled in Health Care Management and I do not anticipate any problems, but time will tell. I do not plan to transfer any credits. If I change my mind, I will be sure to check transferability to other schools. As with anything you invest time and money in, be sure to check all aspects of any school to see if it is the right one for you. GOOD LUCK!
Oct. 26, 2009, 9:46 p.m.
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So your point is what...Kenn? It does not matter how challenging the work is and it does matter if CHEA recognizes DETC accreditation, unless of course CHEA is going to employ us and/or personally convince other colleges or employers to do so. The issue is not about how challenging the work is!! MOST employers and colleges are concerned about the accreditation.  Who knows why or cares why but that is how it goes! 

Does anybody understand ANYTHING??
Oct. 19, 2009, 1:14 a.m.
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Response to Geanna Bell.

1. What the heck is a foot pedal??

2. You asked> Do they not have any proofreaders or anything there?

my reply> yes.

Good day!
Oct. 16, 2009, 5:20 p.m.
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I just wanted to let you know that I am enrolled in Ashworth's Medical Transcription program and am having trouble with the foot pedal not being compatible with Vista. I am just getting the runaround from Ashworth, who will not do ANYTHING about the foot pedal. I am thinking about going to another school to get my medical transcription training because of the huge runaround I am getting with Ashworth. Their third book had a lot of errors in it. Do they not have any proofreaders or anything there?
Oct. 6, 2009, 5:33 p.m.
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Ashworth University is a business, just like any other college or university. I attended Limestone College, a private liberal arts school in South Carolina for about three years as a student in Psychology utilizing their online campus program. The college is regionally accredited and they have been around since the 1800's. A sound quality education indeed, according to accepted standards. However, when it came to administration, they had the exact same problems as Ashworth University and exhibited these same problems on a consistent basis. In addition, my tuition was approximately 5 times that of Ashworth University. Attending any college, you must remember that if it is important to you, ONLY YOU can stay on top of it and get people off their behinds to accomplish whatever tasks you need allowing you to move on to the next level. Education aside, this is how the real world functions. Ashworth University is nationally accredited by the DETC, which is recognized by CHEA. Their courses are challenging and you can learn a lot. Education, when it comes down to it at the college level, is up to the individual. Need I remind some folks that we have world leaders who have attended some of the most prestigious universities and graduated with honors? However it is often apparent in their decision making that education was of little value to them. As for regional accreditation, in my experience the accreditation at that level does NOT insure any type of quality education. Heck, I have researched schools with NO ACCREDIDATION of who actually have programs far superior to universities touting regional accreditation.
Sept. 29, 2009, 10:29 p.m.
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The high school might be fine....it is REGIONALLY accredited, the college courses are NOT. Anybody wanting online high school should check within their own state, it is free in most states. I can think of 3 schools right now in my state that are 100% free and they are in the regular school district. I would never recommend online high school for able bodied students because it is HELL. It is FAR harder than one might think!
Sept. 26, 2009, 5:39 a.m.
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i was thing of taking the vet asst course. has anyone had a problem with it? I'm also checking other online courses i just want some feed back from this school
Sept. 22, 2009, 5:01 p.m.
-1 vote/
I called them about a month ago and asked for some reading material about the school, read it, visited the website and called them today. The person on the phone seemed really eager to just have me sign up for my program of interest (HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA) But I said that I didn't want to make a decision so fast and that I'd have to call them back. I'd like to find out more about the diploma they give. Has anyone here ever enrolled in their High School Diploma program? I already have 20 out of 24 credits needed to graduate and don't want to redo all high school classes. I'd also like to use this diploma to maybe enroll in college in the future (is that possible)  Please let me know fjm.santos@live.com
Sept. 18, 2009, 8 p.m.
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i just started at ashworth and im trying for my highschool diploma.i have already got my first book,ihave sent 2 emails and they emailed me right back.i think ashworth is a good shool.for,the people who got comments about student ser.can you tell me one school that doesnt?they,have alot of students to deal with,not just you.they,have to look into your problem,and that might take a few days.you have to ask yourself,do you want a fast answer,or the right answer.if,you cant wait for a answer,then,dont email them,just call them.ashworth,is a good school,that is accredited,and they everything they can,to help the students out.they are not god,everything takes time.
Sept. 17, 2009, 3:22 p.m.
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I am enrolled in the AA program for criminal justice. Still waiting for the proctor exam. Anyway, if someone has completed this couse, please email me at tomi00@aol.com. Those are zeros after my name; not the letter "o"
thanks
Sept. 16, 2009, 8:17 p.m.
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By the way, I would never use Ashworth as a college or reccomend it. I only used it because of medical reasons in high school. Now this stupid school has pushed me even further back!!
Sept. 16, 2009, 8:15 p.m.
+1 vote/
Ashworth sucks. The single courses were great. Starting college a whole semester later because of them, not so great. I live 2 hours, in the same state as Ashworth. I HAD to have my diploma by a certain date. Ashworth was to send my transcript by mail to my high school here. I cannot count how many times I heard "you have called x number of times". That would be because I had questions. It is the phone peoples JOB to answer my questions. If they can't, they need to give me the number of someone who CAN! Back to the transcript, I called many times to find out when it was actually mailed out. I got an attitude from all the people I talked to. I heard something different EVERY time I called. My transcript is still not here. My college starts today. I have paid for an apartment where my college is. This is my time and money gone to waste! If you want to spend as much time on your actual courses as you do on calling Ashworth and waiting on anything and everything to be sent, then this is the school for you. If you're trying to get a job or transfer to another school by any certain date, don't sign up for this slack school. Online was great, manily because other people were not involved. But I actually spent more time calling Ashworth and waiting than I did on my actual classes.
Sept. 14, 2009, 3:59 p.m.
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oh whoopee kouzolous.....48H!!! Who the hell wants to wait 48 hours for some help? That is two days out of my already busy life. Where did the other bigterry go?
Sept. 13, 2009, 2:10 a.m.
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ashwoth was great for me i transfered my credits to an ra college with no problems. I got a job with my ashworth degree and that helped me pay for my B.A. that I got form lynn university.
Sept. 13, 2009, 2:05 a.m.
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ashworth is a great college and most important its accredited

DETC is a great Accreditation.

the only problem with ashworth is that their credits take longer to transfer it took me 1 week to find a regionally accredited college that would take them  funny thing my gpa at ashworth was 3.1 and know at my regionally accredited college is 3.5 i loved ashworth everyone should attend at least for their associates
Sept. 10, 2009, 5:24 p.m.
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big terry wrote: "The representatives are rude on the phone and have NEVER answered an email from me"


I'm sorry man but I always have an answer by email within 48H...
Sept. 9, 2009, 10:23 p.m.
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KB I think Computer Science would be a safe degree to pursue, if you can put up with bad customer service because with computer science there are plenty of certification tests (outside of Ashworth or other colleges) you can take and those give you an edge up in the job market.
The flex schedule is great, the books provide adequate information but I would highly recommend calling around your area and see if your degree would be acceptable.
Degrees such as Psychology are probably not a good idea to pursue unless you open your own practice.
Sept. 9, 2009, 10:06 p.m.
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University of Phoenix may take Ashworth credits but have you looked at their tuition? It is outrageous and it would cost more to get some of the degrees they have than you would ever get paid back if you were to secure a job.

Go to the Ashworth forums, nothing but complaints you will see, unless Ashworth pulled the negative comments down.  
People are not getting course materials or are being charged for lost shipments. The customer service is horrible. The representatives are rude on the phone and have NEVER answered an email from me. Why should any of us have to go through a public forum to get help? Even then it still takes days. 

For many people Ashworth is a learning experience and nothing more. You can be the smartest person in the world but unless you got that fact on a piece of paper that is not useless, it is not going to matter. It is not like it was 50 years ago where you could "work your way up the ladder" at a company. Today if you want to live a decent quality of life you need a degree and that is a fact. 
Some of their degrees may be okay like Computer Science's, or maybe even business if you want to be a small business owner would work out fine but would you really trust your mental health with a counselor from Ashworth?
Sept. 9, 2009, 10:06 p.m.
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Your DETC and "my" Regional accreditation are NOT the same thing. And I am not talking about the High School program at Ashworth, because that is different, but there again why would someone pay to go to school online when most school districts have it for free now?
I do not know who is telling you otherwise but you should go talk to YOUR local college and get the facts before you try to advise me.  Maybe you need to read through the Department of Education's website a little more thoroughly. 
Several colleges I have spoke with have affirmed that the DETC and Regional accreditation are not the same and DETC credits are highly unlikely to transfer. How many more people need to come to this message board and affirm that this is true? If DETC credits are looked upon so favorably by the government then why don't they provide better financial assistance. Title IV does not mean much because many employers do not offer it.
As far as the government providing assistance for veterans that is nothing to get excited about because if anybody watches the news or reads the papers they would know that veterans get treated like crap. 
Sept. 9, 2009, 8:14 p.m.
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I attended Ashworth online in 2005-2007. Some of the comments on this blog is unjustified. I did Medical/Dental assisting. The program was overall a learning experience for me. The tuition was very affordable. However, after two years, I just did my clinical at a labratory, and still cant seem to get a job. A course like this one, you do need to be in a class setting to get the proper hands on needed. A lot of the companies I applied for will not hire me due to the fact I did this course on line and not in a regular class setting. So I feel like it is a waste of time and money. And to answer some of the comments, a lot of schools will not accept Ashworths credits because its nationally accredited. They prefer the college be regionally. However, University of Phoenix on line will make an acception to transfer the credits from Ashworth..
Sept. 9, 2009, 12:34 p.m.
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Jeff are you sure you have a college degree? Sorry to be mean, but maybe you need to go back for some basic English skills and writting composition. My daughter is enrolled in Ashworth and loves it, so far no issues and she loves the flexibility of their coursework. I am considering their Computer Science course to just take it to keep my brain activated.
Sept. 5, 2009, 1:19 p.m.
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I am currently enrolled in Ashworth for the medical transcription.  I am waiting for my books to arrive.  It's only been 5 days.  I just wanted to know is there anyone who is enrolled in med trans.  If so how is your experience.  Please let me know.
Sept. 5, 2009, 2:20 a.m.
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let me make this clear for every one. In 2002 i had my associate Degree from Ashworth university. I was so afraid that any University will not accept my credit for tansfere. let me tell the thue. I had transfer 70 quarter credit hours to Colorado tech university.i had 70 quarter credit transfer because i had my Associate degree in computer information system and now i am try get Bachelor of science in Accounting. before that i had a list of many regional University that accept credit from Ashworth. So please don't listen to people out there talk about you can not transfer Ashworth credit to any Regional University.I am not going to waste my time to tell people what school to go to.
Sept. 3, 2009, 7:16 p.m.
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i bet the poster above me works for ashworth or something.
Sept. 3, 2009, 7:14 p.m.
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well that is fine if you want to work at Mc Donalds but most of us do not, that is why we want to further our education. 
If Mc Donalds takes that useless paper, great but so far every place I have called WILL NOT.
The school will take money quick enough and customer service will contact you to get money but it has been over a month and they never contact me to tell me how to get out of their school. Big red and I are asking for help how to get out of this mess and I really hope someone can guide us. Big red if u were able to figure anything out, please let me know how u did it. 
DETC accreditation means nothing!! REGIONAL accreditation is what matters. NO SCHOOL will let me transfer any of Ashworths credits in.
Aug. 27, 2009, 11:36 p.m.
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Hello everybody,

Hello everyone, I just want to clarify that Ashworth College is an accredited college this is not a worthless paper like some of you just mentioned.


I was working for McDonalds as a supervisor, and as soon as I completed my BA in Management at Ashworth College, they promoted me as a General Manager with a very good salary. 

Furthermore, my employer was paying for my tuition at Ashworth. 

They are accredited as I said before ( DETC ) which is recognized by the US Department of Education.


Go to their website and don't listen to worthless people.
___________________________________________________________

Found on US Dep of Education Site 

Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission 
1959/2007/F2011
Scope of recognition: the accreditation of postsecondary institutions in the United States that offer degree programs primarily by the distance education method up to and including the professional doctoral degree, and are specifically certified by the agency as accredited for Title IV purposes; and for the accreditation of postsecondary institutions in the United States not participating in Title IV that offer programs primarily by the distance education method up through the professional doctoral degrees.
Title IV Note: Only accredited institutions that are certified by the agency as accredited for Title IV purposes may use accreditation by this agency to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.. 

Michael P. Lambert, Executive Director 
1601 18th Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20009 
Tel.               (202) 234-5100         (202) 234-5100, Fax (202) 332-1386 
E-mail address: Detc@detc.org 
Web address:www.detc.org
Aug. 7, 2009, 9:19 p.m.
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Every school has it's ups and downs, but this school seems to have all downs and nobody can get a good job that requires a degree if they earned it from here!!!!! I never put anything down, but what gives?
July 30, 2009, 4:52 p.m.
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I took classes at Ashworth University; and received a AS Degree in Construction Management.  The AS Degree is not worth the paper its on.  $4500.00 down the drain.  Also when a person from Ashworth calls you to do audit on your classes don't they charge you $350.00 to $450.00 charge on your account and dont tell you anytime.  No large construction company in apply to would interview me and i have a 3.6 average.  So what does that tell you about the school.
July 26, 2009, 12:25 a.m.
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I am currently a student at Ashworth.  After reading all of these comments can anybody help me to get out of this mess.  I don't have the money or the time to waste on a school that is not accepted by other schools. Can anyone tell me were you able to use your AS degree in early childhood education.  I wished I had looked into Ashworth more closer because I would not have wasted my time with this scam of a school.
July 8, 2009, 7:02 a.m.
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I just keep thinking of the jokes Jay Leno made about doctors and business men have their degree on the wall and it is signed by Sally Struthers....does anyone else remember her? I feel really dumb for not doing more research on Ashworth. My husband is going to be mad at me for wasting this money.
July 8, 2009, 6:59 a.m.
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okay so now that some of us (MYSELF) have figured out that our credits will not transfer, no respectable business will hire us etc, etc.....and we are halfway through a few courses what now? I do not want to have to pay for the rest of the semester!!  However I do not want my credit ruined either....
I just started at Ashworth, have two courses opened up and I do not want to waste my time and money for a piece of useless paper. I can pay for and finish the courses I am in, but I do not want to continue at this school! Is it possible to quit after these two courses without penalty?
July 7, 2009, 9:28 p.m.
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I am looking in to Ashworth because I simply want a piece of paper (degree) to attach to my resume.  Has anyone tried to double major at Ashworth?  I already have an AA and I was looking over the courses for the BS in Manangment and the BS in Business Admin, and they are virtually the same.  Maybe Ashworth is not the best school but a double major wouldn't look bad and all I would have to do is gear the electives to match both degrees.  Any thoughts?
June 24, 2009, 9:17 a.m.
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Im looking to upgrade my Associates to a bachelor. i have a job and family, im doing it for the paper. i dont need to transfer, i just want to be able to tell people, "you just got youre ass whooped by a black belt in ju-jitsu with a bachelors in business."  Can anybody with a bs from ashworth tell me about the program?  go to    fioricontracting.com    for my website.
May 23, 2009, 1:02 p.m.
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Does anyone have feedback for the Financial Planning Specialist diploma? Thanks.
May 13, 2009, 1:33 p.m.
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Can anyone please give me some feedback on their Medical Assisting Program?  Or if you have already finished.  Thanx!
May 11, 2009, 5:28 p.m.
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I completed my degree program in February of 2009 and am still waiting for my degree.  They just keep saying they never received my final exam.  Everytime I had to send in an assignment they never acknowledge receiving it until I went to the Better Business Bureau to file complaints.
May 10, 2009, 12:03 a.m.
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Hey John!!

Let me tell you something I have already completed my BA in Business Administration at AU. I went to American public University which is RA and they accepted 90 credit hours from Ashworth and now all I have to take is 10 more classes to get a BA from them.
Also my sister completed the MBA and she found a job with coca cola and her salary is now 136,000.00$ a year.
April 27, 2009, 7:28 p.m.
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I am a current student at Ashworth and have had very positive results so far.  I agree that if you are looking at tranferability, you have to think about whether Ashworth is the school for you.  I am one though that has been in my career for many years and am looking to get a recognized BA and Ashworth is the place for me.  I don't care if it transfers to a regionally accredited college so that is not an issue.  Maybe it is not as presigious as other colleges, but I can at least say I do have my degree and it is not from a diploma mill.  National accreditation is important and being in Human Resources as I am, I can GTD that it is an accepted education that will enable you to go further than without.  In closing, I suggest that all these negative people out there get a life!  Ashworth is not Harvard and never will be... But it is a good alternative for those of us that cannot afford or choose this mething of education.
April 14, 2009, 6:43 p.m.
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I just think it's pretty funny that Fmr Ashworth Student actually called Univ of Phoenix a "respected" school.
April 12, 2009, 7:20 a.m.
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Ashworth "college" is nothing more than an office building.  There isn't a 'campus' and no- those aren't "student success specialists", they're really just dumbed-down telesales staff that I wouldn't trust with my phone number let alone my education.  This 'school' is accredited via DETC.  That's great and all, but NO RESPECTED UNIVERSITY IS GOING TO ACCEPT THIER CREDIT BECAUSE IT'S TOO EASY FOR YOU TO CHEAT YOUR WAY TO A DEGREE.  A few thousand dollars and elementary-grade schoolbooks won't earn you a degree.  If you're going to go the online route- Go University of Phoenix.  At least they're respected, and the credits are guaranteed to transfer.  The difference between the two is that Phoenix is nationally accredited because they hold all accreditaion in all four REGIONS, unlike ashworth that relies on some screwy 'national' system that NO respectable university cares about.  Besides all of this, there's the quality of education issue- do you just want a degree, or do you want to KNOW what the hell you're talking about? Educationally speaking, A community college freshman would mop the floor with any ashworth grad, any day- period. Getting an MBA in a month is great, but I can promise- you wouldn't know a damn thing about the subject after you're done.  And if you're relying on a degree to get that better paying job, you'll have to know what you're doing if you want to keep it. Aside from the dressed-up, sleezy sales crapola they throw at you, they really aren't worth the money and besides- the education is just better elsewhere.  I got suckered into the 'get a degree quick and painless' route and lost thousands.   When I finally enrolled at a legitimate community college, I asked for my transcripts from ashworth to which they repetedly refused.  I couldn't continue my education until the school I enrolled at recieved the transcrips, so basically ashworth screwed me again.  After calling the GA and FL state attorney's offices, as well as filing various complaints through DETC, the US Department of Education, and the federal trade commision (they are for-profit, after all), I finally got them to give me the transcripts I paid for.  On top of all the hassle guess what?  NOT A SINGLE CREDIT WAS TRANSFERRED.  These days, I don't worry whether my credits will transfer because I know for a solid-fact that they will.  Most regular state universities community colleges offer online and distance learning, so why blow your money on crap?  get your money's worth, and kick ashworth to the curb- they're not worth it.  They're absolute sh*t as far as academics go, and if that's what you want- good luck competing against better educated job hunters who took the time to get a quality education.
April 10, 2009, 10:51 p.m.
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Has anybody used a A/S Criminal Justice degree in ma to get Ma Special State Police Powers?
April 7, 2009, 10:12 a.m.
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I received my books in VB6. I can say that  I was waiting something more concerning the documentation. They sent me only the book with the theory and the tutorials.Nothing more as other universities do, but the materials are sufficient in order to learn VB programming.
April 6, 2009, 1:17 a.m.
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I agree with the previous comment.  I love Ashworth.  I got my AS there and am currently pursuing my Bachelors degree there too, but have no intention of going back to Ashworth for my MBA.  It's best to go for a well-recognized RA institution for your Masters, IMHO.
April 4, 2009, 8:05 p.m.
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Christopher,

I would not pay full price for an MBA at any DETC accredited schools because many of them are as expensive as Regional Accredited Universities, for the same full price or even in some cases cheaper you can get an MBA at RA schools,(it does not mean that DETC accredited schools are bad). There are just too many options out in the market for the same amount of money that an Ashworth MBA cost(to their credit they include the books, which can lower the cost to attend and provided you with a payment plan with not interest, this will give you no students debt in a way),they though have a good deal at the undergraduate level. I like Ashworth educational guides and plans, they are student friendly.
April 1, 2009, 4:44 p.m.
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I was seriously considering enrolling in an M.S. program at Ashworth.  However, after reading all the comments about their bad customer service, I have changed my mind. I have very low tolerance for bad customer service.  It is usually a sign of a poorly managed organization.
March 24, 2009, 3:43 a.m.
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Oh, one more thing, Brian:

Part of your problem may be that you aren't even sure what you have.  You may have an Associates of Science degree from Ashworth, but not an Associates of Arts.  They don't do AA degrees in business at AC, as far as I know.  Also, they don't have an Associates degree in Business Administration at all, only Business Management. 

They do have a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, however.
March 24, 2009, 3:30 a.m.
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Bellevue University will accept your Ashworth degree (at least, they were willing to accept mine).  In the end, I decided to stick with Ashworth for my Bachelors, but will go elsewhere for my Masters, when the time comes.
March 24, 2009, 1:37 a.m.
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Hey, I'm thinking of enrolling in the landscape design course. Has anyone done that? I'm not planning on becoming a landscape architect, so am not worried about transferring my credits. I just want to be "certified" to impress (ha!) potential clients.

Thanks!
March 23, 2009, 9:25 p.m.
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I completed my AA in Business Admin in about 16 months from Ashworth. My question is which Regionally Accredited schools accept Ashworth Credit? 
Name them here please.

I have sent over 100 emails to admissions depts at various schools, including almost every 4 year school in the state of Florida and most of the schools on the common list of schools that accepts Ashworth credit floating around the internet. Not a single program has shown the slightest interest in accepting these credits at all....None.

U of Phoenix and Independence are the only two I've read about that have been officially accepted. . 

Someone proove me wrong and get into a good school with this degree, I dont see it happening though.

my email is bjackson161@tampabay.rr.com
March 17, 2009, 11:46 p.m.
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Hey Smalls;
Did anyone every answer you about the Conservation program? I have been wondering about it myself. Let me know if you can.
Thanks!
Would-Be Conservationist
March 15, 2009, 12:56 p.m.
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I have just completed my diploma in Forensic Science at Ashworth and I have all round had a positive experience with them the last year. The contents of the course was appropriate and very interesting. I now am looking into whether I should do my Bac in Criminal Justice through them or not. I do want to do it through a university that is well accepted by employers. I looked at the same course at Kaplan and they charge over US $63 000 compared to CND $9000 at Ashworth. Has anyone applied for jobs in CANADA with a Bac. in Criminal Justice from Ashworth and had problems with the employer acceptng the degree?

K
March 10, 2009, 5:49 a.m.
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Dominique, 
I recieved my high school deploma through Ashworth, well it was James Madison H.S. When I was enrolled. I went with James Madison because I wanted  a deploma not a ged. The only bad part is that they did not take partial credits, so I had to do all 4 years of H.S. I never had any problems with the school myself and thats why I am attending the school now for my Associates in Criminal Justice. Just to let you know also, if you still owe money by the time you are finished with your last class they will not send you your deplomia. But what I did was payed it off early and they knocked some of the money off as well as sent me the rest of my books for all the classes I had left so I did not have to wait for them to mail them out. It saved time and I was able to finish my classes sooner since I did not have to wait for snail mail lol......
March 6, 2009, 5:16 a.m.
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Im looking into Ashworth college to earn my high school diploma. Ive been hearing good and bad things about this school so im wondering if anybody out there earn their high school diploma through this school and how was the experiance?
March 5, 2009, 12:26 p.m.
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I'm enrolled in VB diploma. I'm still waiting the course materials since 10 February but as I live in Europe I'll wait a little bit more.Since now they contact with their student service takes about 2 days in order to reply but it's ok....
Feb. 28, 2009, 7:19 p.m.
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I just received my Associates Degree in Business Management from Ashworth.  I wanted to move forward with my education and tried to enroll in Dvry for my Bachelor's in Criminal Justice.  Needless to say they would not accept any of my credits and I would have to start over.  Ashworth has since started a Bachelor's program and before I make a commitment to them I just want to know has anyone received a promotion from their job or just a job itself because of your education from Ashworth College?
March 1, 2009, 4:04 a.m.
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Seriously, WOW!  I had my AS from a local Tech school and Devry took all of it.  Ashworth must have some serious problems if Devry won't take them.  Count yourself lucky that you don't go to Devry, that school is a scam and a half.
Feb. 25, 2009, 9:41 p.m.
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Has anyone taken the Conservation program? 

I really want to work with wildlife and was attending a 4yr college for this but cannot finish because I cannot get any more loans... If you have any experience or comments about the Conservation program please email me at official.nerd@yahoo.com

thanks so much!!
Feb. 23, 2009, 10:03 p.m.
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PJ, try going to the Ashworth College Forum online and complain there.  For some reason, the customer service is a lot better from the moderators on there than on the phones.
Feb. 23, 2009, 7:04 p.m.
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Ashworth is not a good school,i completed all my courses for my associate degree in early childhood education,of course im still paying off my tution fee 2,000/$50 monthly payments until it's paid off,i called to ask them why i had two payments plans i was put on hold so long/hour,they  said they were going to fix the problem never did,when i go online to check my student portal my payment plans is still going up higher&higer,i do want my associate degree because i've already completd all coures,but i truly think they are money hungry,i advise anyone do not waste your time.
Feb. 21, 2009, 6:54 a.m.
+2 votes/
I am considering to enroll in Asworth college,but after reading all those comments ,no thanks.
Jan. 23, 2009, 4:36 a.m.
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I would like to enroll in Ashworth University for the AA in Psychology. I would also like to get as far as I can online to become a school Psychologist. I've gotton some information from University of Phoenix that you should be headed toward everything clinical if you want to get that far or open your own practice in the future. Is anyone enrolled now or has completed the AA in Psychology with Ashworth? I would like to know what happened after you got your degree with Ashworth, what school did you continue your Bachelors with? I would like to hear from anyone who is heading in the same direction which is to end up a school Psychologist and maybe get my Doctorate and open a practice. Have you found schools that offer the Masters in clinical psychology etc.
Dec. 31, 2008, 3:47 p.m.
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I'm a twenty year old student at a four year university. My mother recently passed away unexpectedly, and was the last family I had. She supported me completely, so when she passed away I was out of luck. I managed to scrap up $300 from family and friends and invest in a career training program (pharmacy technician) with Ashworth. It's been three months into my studies, and I'm managing pretty well. I read, review and take tests with Ashworth between my b/m college classes and work. Now that the holiday break has came, I've gotten tons of work done, bringing my graduation date to the end of January! I'm currently working at a pharmacy (CVS) thus getting extra training, and should expect to get a raise when I complete the course with Ashworth. It is possible, guys! Yes, customer service sucks. They lie. But they've also helped me get out of the situation I was in.  I'm working at my own pace to finish my degree, so it's very convienant for me. The pharmacy technician program is possible to complete in six months, I'm expecting to finish in the next month which is two months early. So, believe me there's so much possibility with Ashworth. Go for it!
Dec. 25, 2008, 10 p.m.
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I have been attending Ashworth for several monthes now and has been a great experiance,No delayes in reciving test scores or matireal.I am already employed by a multibillion dollar company and have been accepted as a candidate for divisional supervisor after graduation.they do accept Ashworth diplomas.SO DO MANY OTHER TOP COMPANYS, DONT BE DISCOURAGED.      Get your education.   
                      excuse spelling in a hurry
                                   thanks
Dec. 16, 2008, 8:42 a.m.
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Does anyone have info/ experience/ advice about the Comupter Information Management degree @ Ashworth? Thanx!
Nov. 26, 2008, 9:19 a.m.
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I can tell you with 100% certainty that Georgia State University will accept the James Madison High School diploma from Ashworth. 

Just Google "georgia state university" + "james madison high school" and you'll find the information you want.
Nov. 26, 2008, 2:52 a.m.
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I am planing to enroll in ashworth to complete high school, but with this comments i don't know if i should. my goal is to get my high school diploma and go to college so i wanna know if the credits are transferable to a regular college or university. has anyone received a high school diploma and been accepted in a regular college? if yes could you please email me at smartygirl.2712@yahoo.ca  THANK YOU!!!
Nov. 24, 2008, 7:33 p.m.
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I Just enrolled into Ashworth last week, is this really a joke because I can see some people are saying its a rip off while others seem to enjoy it. I am taking their course for Forensics do you think its worth my time and money. I am only 18 and I graduate this year from high school does anyone think its going to be hard to finish high school and take my college courses as well please if you can help me email me at ksw169@gmail.com if you have any info on ashworth or anything else
Feb. 27, 2012, 11:09 p.m.
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I have completed the forensic science course through Ashworth and I enjoyed it.  If you are looking for an in depth course, this isn't it. There are many aspects of this field that are a course in and of them selves. (i.e: chemistry, fingerprint analysis, ballistics)  It does give you a good understanding of the basics and a look into the real world of forensics.

I've never had any problems with Ashworth and I'm on my forth career diploma course. I have not called for help with my studies, but have emailed them about other matters and an error I found in one of the books.  They responded to them all, sometimes taking longer than normal.  Best of luck with your schooling.
Nov. 15, 2008, 12:44 a.m.
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Ashworth is cheap and you get what you pay for. Sit back. I got a lot to say... The programs I believe are good, it’s what you do with them that counts. However, the student services are HORRIBLE! If you lack patience and hate incompetence go somewhere else. I had to call someone and ask them to give me a break down of the student fees on the school’s letterhead for my employer who is reimbursing me. I wrote it up for her and emailed it to her. She just had to copy, paste and fax it to me. It took 1 week and 4 phone calls. Then, the same lady was going to enroll me over the phone by appointment. She did not call me at the appointment time and I had to call her. Her response: “Why are you calling me? We already did this.” She put me on hold to check for my enrollment in the computer after arguing with me like I was a moron who doesn’t remember a 10 min. phone call in which I enrolled in a “university,” gave my credit card # and other personal info. No apologies once the mistake was realized by the way. Next, it takes FOREVER to get anyone to do anything. There are links to your lessons and assignments on your student web page. When a series of lessons are completed a new link should open so you can access the next series. Mine NEVER opened. I had to call, and email, and call, and email to get them to upload the link. Only after threatening to withdraw, because I couldn’t any further without the rest of my assignments, they did within 10 minutes what they couldn’t do in lieu of a week’s worth of emails and phone calls. This happened 8 TIMES. The graders are slow and dumb. My grader neglected once to email my grade to the person who uploads them to my webpage and you are not allowed to submit a new assignment until you’ve passed the last one. So began another round of phones calls and emails. Finally, I found one person without their head planted firmly in their ass who re-graded my assignment while we were on the phone and told me the info I needed for the next assignment so I could get something done while I waited for them upload the grade properly. BEWARE: If you are taking the Medical Transcription program, make sure you have access to a computer with Windows XP / 2000. I have Vista and the program disc they sent was antiquated and DIDN’T WORK. I called IT to see if they had any way around this issue (I have little knowledge of this stuff). The guy seemed nice and said he would call me back and even try sending another disk. Never did. I mean I would have been fine if he called back and said I needed XP / 2000, such is life, but I got no response. Just left hanging in the breeze. Also, for anyone who is naïve enough to think otherwise, if you are making monthly payments YOU WILL NOT GET your certificate/diploma until tuition is paid in full. 
Make no mistake a school is a business. You are a customer as well as a student. As with any business you get what you pay for.
Nov. 10, 2008, 2:59 p.m.
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I am looking to enroll in ashworth college, for Associates degree in business . Does anyone here have all the answer's for the business EXAM'S ?? I will Pay you !!!! GET BACK TO ME AT casino1323@yahoo.com
Nov. 9, 2008, 9:23 p.m.
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I am a current student at the school. And I can say that you get what you pay for. YES, I have had some of the same problems that some of these people have had here. But, if you pay very cheap. You should expect to get a not so great service. This is just a peace of paper. Not a real education/degree. But, I could care less. A degree is better than NO degree to me. I will be able to transfer the credits and go on with my life. So who gives a crap??

And the thing about the credits not transfering is false. SOME colleges will accept the credits and some will not! It is really what you make it?  Yes when you submit the exams they take a while to give you your results. Yes student services is crappy. But you get what you pay for! All in all this is only good for some not for all!!! I think most people here should try traditional colleges and get over $30K in debt! They should not take this inexpensive way out! In my field they do not give a damn where you get your degree from they just need people to do the job! But if your in a field where you get the degree from DOES matter, then dont go here. Go get in debt!
Nov. 9, 2008, 4:22 p.m.
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I am looking to enroll in ashworth college, for  Associates degree in business . Does anyone here have all the answer's for the business EXAM'S ??  I will Pay you !!!!  GET BACK TO ME AT casino1323@yahoo.com
Nov. 7, 2008, 3:06 a.m.
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I have acted as a proctor for a student at Ashworth in the past. He is currently trying to get the school to send me the exams so that he can take and hopefully pass them. He has been trying to get them to send the exams for the better part of two months now according to him with no success. You might want to think about this if you are a prospective ashworth student.
Nov. 4, 2008, 8:49 p.m.
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I am looking into withdrawing from one college to attend Ashworth for the convenience. I will be taking psychology-any suggestions-are credits up and up for transferring or is it easy to take the test to pass up the class? All and all is this school what it says it is?
Oct. 22, 2008, 2:44 p.m.
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Is there anyone who have taken culinary at ashworth. If so how is it?
Oct. 19, 2008, 5:37 p.m.
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Can anyone out there name five 4-year RA universities/colleges that will accept ashworth units?
Oct. 18, 2008, 3:35 a.m.
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Is that really so? Someone told you that a guy finished the MBA program in a month??? I would be interested in hearing the details about that. How many transfer units did this person have when they started the program (the MBA)?
It seems virtually impossible even with transfer units to have finished in a month, don't you think so chiquitha? I am not defending the university by any means; I just would like to know the details behind this claim. "They have no time limit to when you atrt or finish. provided that you have the money" Exactly what are in saying here? The entire story seems strange; but may be true. Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.
Oct. 15, 2008, 6:53 p.m.
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it Seems like it is geting Harder and Harder without a college Degree and Know one wants to accecpt DETC Creits
I Earn a Degree From Ashworth Almost a year ago.
and I still Can't Find a Job I will Never do any Program that is DETC Approve I reather go to a Community College.
and get Grants.
Oct. 5, 2008, 5:53 p.m.
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I studied in Europe (University of Frankfurt, Germany). I am very surprised to see how complicated the process is for attending a university/college here in the U.S. All the accreditations DETC, RA etc. I am learning a lot from blogs such as this one. From what I gather, most of the postings reflect a negative attitude toward this school. In addition, many seem very concerned about the validity of their studies since the school is DETC approved and not RA. Some silly questions from someone still learning "the ropes": why even consider these schools if so many individuals are having such a negative experience with them? When researching where to go, don't people consider other people's experiences? Why not just attend a RA school and not have to worry about the validity of the degree? Where I studied, all universities are state operated and tuition free and these problems of accreditation do not exist. I am not passing judgement; just looking for answers to my questions (curious).
Sept. 29, 2008, 11:23 a.m.
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I was told that a guy finished his MBA in a month! They have no time limit to when you atrt or finish. provided that you have the money.
Sept. 27, 2008, 5:31 a.m.
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Hi folks. I come from an IT background and have done 1 year of a Computer Engineering program at  a community college and 1 year at a private college. My qualifications are Computer Network Engineering Certification from the private college along with IT certifications from Microsoft, Comptia and Cisco. Basically my question is this I have 6 years IT experience, a good IT job that pays well but I feel I lack a College Diploma so I am doing a Diploma program in Computer Network Security with Ashworth University and will be going for a degree after that. How fast do you think I can finish this Diploma program if I really focus?
Thanks in advance :)
Sept. 18, 2008, 1:04 a.m.
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I have just enrolled in the accounting program and was wondering if it was hard to get a job placement with a degree from ashworth.  If it is impossible to even get a job in accounting I will just drop the remaining courses.  Please email me to let me know and if you can help. My email address is kshimboff@yahoo.com.  Thank you
Aug. 8, 2008, 8:21 p.m.
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"LOL@Greg August 7, 2008 at 3:49 a.m.
Ashworth, a good place to improve your English. LOL"

 If that is the case, then send some of the engineering and science students from my former RA research one university to Ashworth.
Aug. 7, 2008, 3:49 a.m.
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Ashworth, a good place to improve your English. LOL
Aug. 4, 2008, 12:14 p.m.
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I am currently in the 3rd semester for Business Management at Ashworth. 
At the beginnig they made my life hard - it's really difficult to clear some issues from Europe, especially when customer service is is not the best ever.
Ashworth cost of a degree is a good deal even for Hungarian understandings. Most of colleges in Budapest will charge you   
tripple as much per semester but they don't offer online programs (this is the reason why I did not start college here)

Anyhow, I like AU materials and books, it's a great possibility to improve my English and it's funny to earn a degree from a country you've never been to... :)))
July 26, 2008, 12:02 a.m.
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Well I work in Healthcare HR and although Ashworth is a recognized degree and DETC accredited, we only accept Regionally Accredited degrees, so I would suggest checking with your potential employer before enrolling.
July 13, 2008, 8:57 a.m.
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I have just finished paying off my A.A. I had a very good experience with Ashworth but they really do need to fix up their student services and their shipping department. I shouldn't have to be on them for my coursesto come in when I am trying to burn rubber and get my degree. Over all it was worth my and the credits transferred just to the college going to now(I knocked off like terms from there, YAY!!) I do have a question to the graduates, how long does it take for them to send your degree by the mail?I will surely be on them for that too, you better believe it!
June 20, 2008, 5:01 p.m.
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I have stalkers... YEAH!
June 20, 2008, 1:24 a.m.
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I cancelled an Associates program @ Ashworth 1 day after enrolling and was told that my bank account would be credited in about 2 days. I checked 3 days later and it still wasn't credited. I called the day after that and was told they do crediting every other week, so I will be checking next week. Oh, and they still sent the book even though the account was cancelled. Down payment was only $20 but i still want my money back it's the principle. I'll deal with the certificate program for now.
June 19, 2008, 11:46 p.m.
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Hey Joe, 

Got tired of bashing Ashford, CSU, CCU, and Grantham? So now you want to attack Ashworth. You are pathetic dude!
June 18, 2008, 11:12 p.m.
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Hiring faculty with degree milled papers is not a place I would spend my hard earned money.  But then again, they don't actually teach you so I guess it doesn't matter.
June 12, 2008, 12:37 a.m.
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"Potential Students June 9, 2008 at 6:11 p.m.
This University hires people with either unaccredited degrees or fake degrees"

 Yep. There are government employees at the highest levels who have degrees from Columbus University. The feds know this. Do a wikipedia search for Columbus University and find out for yourself. I have found faculty with unaccredited degrees working at regionally accredited colleges and universities. I e-mailed the RA schools and nothing has been done. An ashworth degree may be seen with stigma. However, deans and politicians are given a pass if they possess an unaccredited degree! In this world, it is who you know. So go ahead. Earn that ashworth degree. Hey, it is accredited. The most important thing is to network.
June 5, 2008, 10:38 p.m.
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Does anyone know how the online proctored exams work?  Currently I've been doing the at home exam with my proctor.
June 3, 2008, 2:41 p.m.
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I am looking to enroll in MBA HR. if anybody is doing it or has done please let me know how is the course and is it value for money.
thanks
May 28, 2008, 12:18 a.m.
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You guys should contact the school for any information.  They are very helpful.  I recommend that if you believe this type of studying is for you that you should go for it.  Ashworth University has a lot of great programs thats very affordable.
May 25, 2008, 9:50 p.m.
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I am currently enrolled in the Associates Degree for Paralegal Studies. Yes student services is slow, but the courses ive taken are great. I ve read some of you are having problems with shipping....they say when you call that they wont mail them out unless your 80 or 90% finished with you course but i always call when im half way and let them know that i will be done in a few days and they send them right out. Ive even had them send two at a time.....I would recommend Ashworth to anyone its well worth the money.. : )

has anyone taken the medical assistant certificate program???? if so please email me wrodriguez9@cox.net i was also thinking about taking it. thanks
May 21, 2008, 12:19 a.m.
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I am interesting in the AS degree in Health Care Management with Ashworth. Has anyone taken it and care to discuss the program. I can be reached at ely2522@yahoo.com.
Thankyou
May 20, 2008, 8:33 p.m.
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I was thinking about taking the Associate Degree in Human Resource Management, but I had some concerns. They say at the end of the semesters, there is a proctored (SP?) exam. How does that work out? Where do you have to get it taken and who has to monitor it? Do you just take exams, or do you have to write reports, and papers and stuff? I'm just trying to get an idea of how this program works, I'm doing a career diploma through them now, so I'm guessing the payments work like that too, but I wasn't sure if it was just like that too, where you just have the test and no writing assignments. I'll check back here for answers if anyone would mind giving me one!  Or my email is dadyliveson@aol.com   
THANKS!
May 20, 2008, 5:09 p.m.
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Hey there - I'm looking into the Interior Decorating program at Ashworth...anyone currently enrolled? Can you offer some advise?  Thanks!
May 15, 2008, 8:51 p.m.
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I just had an absolutely awful experience with some one at Ashworth University -student services. She was  downright rude when I just wanted to make an enquiry about signing up. 
I was attracted to the low prices and my initial conversation with another young lady ,but after todays experience, uh uh!
I Suggest Ashworth launch an immediate retraining in customer relations among its employees. Dont they have customer quality controll monitoring. Ashworth has just lost me because of a very rude fly in the ointment.
May 5, 2008, 12:45 a.m.
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Thanks Philip... just cuz I wrote like that it doesn’t mean I don’t know how to use punctuation mark or whatever rubbish that person wrote. Anyways, guys I still think that Ashworth University is a great school; I am graduating soon hopefully by the end of this month.  I already got a job offer from bank of America as a banking center manager, I think that is a great start for me hopefully I will be starting my job in June. Good luck guys
May 4, 2008, 1:21 a.m.
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Im enrolled in the computer repair  course, I think the school have made it easy for student to pass the course
The test are easy to answer because its an open book test.

My concern is will employer of high tech firms accept 
the courses that I finish from this school.
May 3, 2008, 7:47 a.m.
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I am a current student with Ashworth University. I am very satisfied with the quality of instruction here. Every textbook has been very informative and easy to understand. The learning guides that the instructors provide have been equally helpful. The learning guide provides a distance learning version of an instructor's lecture for each lesson. The student services and tutoring departments have improved thier service dramatically ever since the three school heads (PCDI, Ashworth College, and James Madison High School) were consolidated into one school. My calls are answered quickly and I get the help I need. Ashworth University is nationally accredited by the DETC, which is a well respected agency recognized by the US Dept. of Education. I would recommend Ashworth University to any and all who are seeking an accredited college education with great flexibility and value.
May 3, 2008, 5:22 a.m.
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First off this is supposed to be a review on the school, not review of the spelling errors when someone comments.  Anyway, to Harley, personally I myself was thinking about going for a career diploma program after I completed my Associate's degree.  Some jobs do consider the programs and it may qualify you for a great entry level job.  Maybe you should contact the job first about it.
May 11, 2008, 10:34 p.m.
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I am reading all the comments. Mostly,are criticizing  Ashworth because of student services,attitudes,and other things.  Why are you going there? when you was in other schools and colleges, there was lots of bad attitudes,so what is the problem.  Are you going to let attitudes keep you from getting that degree or that job.?   HAVE A GOOD DAY!

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