• Report: #188451

Complaint Review: Ashwood University

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  • Submitted: Tue, April 25, 2006
  • Updated: Tue, December 25, 2012

  • Reported By:Baltimore Maryland
Ashwood University
1200 Industrial Road San Carlos, California U.S.A.

Ashwood University ripoff advertised as accredited when it is not excepted in the law enforcement community San Carlos California

*Author of original report: Responder Wayne Bradson

*Consumer Comment: like you yourself said in a comment in this thread that

*Author of original report: Ashwood University

*Author of original report: Ashwood University

*Author of original report: Ashwood University

*Consumer Comment: This is a common problem

*Consumer Comment: Responce to Here is the Problem Rebuttal:

*Consumer Comment: Here's the problem

*Consumer Comment: Here's the problem

*Consumer Comment: Here's the problem

*Author of original report: Ashwood University

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I have been in law enforcement for 12 years, with 2 of those years as a supervisor. I applied to another agency that requires that the applicants have a least 60 credit hours or a AA Degree. I had 12 credit hours, and some additional college credit courses. This was explained to Ashwood University in detail, and they assured me that their evaluation legally entitled me to the AA Degree. Needless to say, the agency did not except their credentials.

Jonathan
Baltimore, Maryland
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/25/2006 07:45 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Ashwood-University/San-Carlos-California-94070/Ashwood-University-ripoff-advertised-as-accredited-when-it-is-not-excepted-in-the-law-enfo-188451. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Author of original report

Responder Wayne Bradson

AUTHOR: Jonathan - (U.S.A.)

For Ripoff.com to serve beneficially, remarks should be intelligent as well as posts read and understood before posting. Nowhere do I claim to have been a chief with any department. I clearly stated that I was a supervisor. Second, if a departments criteria requires prior military or college degree, it doesn't matter if that is their standards how many years you worked for another agency. Third my application to work for the Federal Agency applied for was not rejected. I was told I had to get some additional credits from a School recognized by the United States Board of Education which Ashwood is not. Ashwood even to this day sends me email to pay a fee to have their bogus degree accredited with the previous organization I mentioned despite being reported constantly as spam email.

My comments were meant to warn consumers regarding Ashwood University. I received my BA Degree in Criminal Justice July of 2011 with a Summa Cum Laude. Therefore, I am straight. I am also glad that I follow up on issues as well as sites I have posted to as to set the record straight as it pertains to somebody that is pretending to be informed that can't even understand a post.

Your attempts (if you ever read this) to defame my character is funny as well as asinine. Obviously you had to have had some concerns regarding Ashwood or else you wouldn't of even come across my Ripoff Report regarding them.

The wise man seeks to educate where as the uniformed seek to indoctrinate.
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#2 Consumer Comment

like you yourself said in a comment in this thread that

AUTHOR: Wayne Bradson - (United States of America)

@Jonathan : like you yourself said in a comment in this thread that

[]First of all, most Law Enforcement Agencies, at least in my locality, don't even require a degree of any type to be an Officer. Where I am located,until about 20 years ago, a person with an eigth grade education could be a Police Officer.[]

You said that that you applied for a position in another agency. Please explain how come any law-enforcing agency would ignore your 12 years of service as a cop and 2 years service as a chief? Not only that, they instead asked you to get an AA? There could be a number of reasons for this Shadowy agency to refuse your job application, so they must have found it easier to blame it on your degree. As you said you had a life experience degree, I earned myself a similar degree and got the job I was looking for.

May be you should look for work in a reputable agency that recognizes your 12 years of public service, instead of blaming the rest of the world for your failure to secure a suspicious job.
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Ashwood University

AUTHOR: Jonathan - (U.S.A.)

Ashwood University wants to charge me $75.00 dollars to mail a copy of my tramscript to another University!
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#4 Author of original report

Ashwood University

AUTHOR: Jonathan - (U.S.A.)

Ashwood University wants to charge me $75.00 dollars to mail a copy of my tramscript to another University!
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Ashwood University

AUTHOR: Jonathan - (U.S.A.)

Ashwood University wants to charge me $75.00 dollars to mail a copy of my tramscript to another University!
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#6 Consumer Comment

This is a common problem

AUTHOR: Aafes - (U.S.A.)

Johnathan this is a common problem. Initially, I am suprised that as a law enforcement officer you did not approach this with more caution and a lot more research. Dealing with fraud of all kinds has to be something you have more than average experience with.

From a simple web search I found:

Prestigious unaccredited university?"

No such creature. Not online. Not anywhere. Accreditation is the highest mark of academic quality. Without accreditation a bogus online university can begin awarding degrees overnight. More than thirty bogus universities currently sell online degrees in the United States alone.

Ashwood's own statement:

Ashwood University is a legally accredited institution accredited by the
world's most trusted accrediting agencies such as WOEAC and BOUA. No other online university awarding Life Experience Degrees is fully accredited by these agencies.

Why is no other university accredited by these agencies??? They are bogus accreditation agencies used by these online diploma mills.

BOUA's and WOEAC's web registration information comes back to a website managment business in Melbourne, Australia. Very suspect in the least that both of these "independent" organizations use the same website management service, and that it is in a foreign country. Ashwood University itself has registered it's domain name via godaddy.com as a proxy. This proxy registration prevents locating the true owner of the website registration.

The .net website address alone should have raised your suspicions. A real university will always have .edu as it's domain.

The thing that hit me when first visiting there website, was that there is a Buy A Degree Link. Apparently for $599.00 I can obtain a PhD.
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AUTHOR: Jonathan - (U.S.A.)

I appreciate the comments added to the issue about Ashwood University. Respectfully, your explanation has several holes in it.

First of all, most Law Enforcement Agencies, at least in my locality, don't even require a degree of any type to be an Officer. Where I am located,until about 20 years ago, a person with an eigth grade education could be a Police Officer.

My point was for clarity is that there are a lot of Law Enforcement Courses that I and others have that are not given through Colleges. They are given by the State Police, the FBI Academy, and so forth and so on. Combined with actual college credits received in Criminal Justice, I didn't think I was out of order getting a Degree from Ashwood.

I realize that obtaining a degree is unique to each institution, but Ashwood claimed that their accreditation body was universally excepted, like any other degree. To imply that subliminally I knew better is an out of line comment and assumption.

Never the less, and have the aptitude to finish my Bachelors Degree with an accredited institution, which I have already started.
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Here's the problem

AUTHOR: Timothy - (U.S.A.)

Well, here's the thing, Jonathan.

Your collection of here-and-there credits, probably combined with life experience, may have satisfied this institution's requirements for an AA.

But there is no such thing as "legal entitlement to an AA." Each school is free to make their own guidelines as to what qualifies a student for a given degree.

The problem, however, is that a school that accepts a hodge-podge of random credits along with life experience, and then hands you a college degree without any further courses, is not worthy of repsect as an academic institution. So, in the best case, the school will be looked down on by the employing community and you will find your degree to be of little value.

The worst case scenario is that the school will not be accredited in the first place, so any degree is highly suspect, especially in the era of on-line diploma mills.

Now, I hate to be a victim blamer, but you had to recognize that your agency was looking for an actual education, not a piece of paper saying that you have had the equivalent of an actual education.

Studies have consistently shown the real-life benefits of higher education in the law enforcement community. The rate of complaints that an officer receives (excessive force, discrimination, etc.) is inversely proportionate to the level of his education; the arrest-conviction ratio is directly proportionate. "Life experience" has the opposite effect: a non-college-educated officer, statistically, will receive more complaints and a reduced arrest-conviction ratio as his careeer progresses.

Nonetheless, you were indeed ripped off, and I thank you for bringing this to light.
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Here's the problem

AUTHOR: Timothy - (U.S.A.)

Well, here's the thing, Jonathan.

Your collection of here-and-there credits, probably combined with life experience, may have satisfied this institution's requirements for an AA.

But there is no such thing as "legal entitlement to an AA." Each school is free to make their own guidelines as to what qualifies a student for a given degree.

The problem, however, is that a school that accepts a hodge-podge of random credits along with life experience, and then hands you a college degree without any further courses, is not worthy of repsect as an academic institution. So, in the best case, the school will be looked down on by the employing community and you will find your degree to be of little value.

The worst case scenario is that the school will not be accredited in the first place, so any degree is highly suspect, especially in the era of on-line diploma mills.

Now, I hate to be a victim blamer, but you had to recognize that your agency was looking for an actual education, not a piece of paper saying that you have had the equivalent of an actual education.

Studies have consistently shown the real-life benefits of higher education in the law enforcement community. The rate of complaints that an officer receives (excessive force, discrimination, etc.) is inversely proportionate to the level of his education; the arrest-conviction ratio is directly proportionate. "Life experience" has the opposite effect: a non-college-educated officer, statistically, will receive more complaints and a reduced arrest-conviction ratio as his careeer progresses.

Nonetheless, you were indeed ripped off, and I thank you for bringing this to light.
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#10 Consumer Comment

Here's the problem

AUTHOR: Timothy - (U.S.A.)

Well, here's the thing, Jonathan.

Your collection of here-and-there credits, probably combined with life experience, may have satisfied this institution's requirements for an AA.

But there is no such thing as "legal entitlement to an AA." Each school is free to make their own guidelines as to what qualifies a student for a given degree.

The problem, however, is that a school that accepts a hodge-podge of random credits along with life experience, and then hands you a college degree without any further courses, is not worthy of repsect as an academic institution. So, in the best case, the school will be looked down on by the employing community and you will find your degree to be of little value.

The worst case scenario is that the school will not be accredited in the first place, so any degree is highly suspect, especially in the era of on-line diploma mills.

Now, I hate to be a victim blamer, but you had to recognize that your agency was looking for an actual education, not a piece of paper saying that you have had the equivalent of an actual education.

Studies have consistently shown the real-life benefits of higher education in the law enforcement community. The rate of complaints that an officer receives (excessive force, discrimination, etc.) is inversely proportionate to the level of his education; the arrest-conviction ratio is directly proportionate. "Life experience" has the opposite effect: a non-college-educated officer, statistically, will receive more complaints and a reduced arrest-conviction ratio as his careeer progresses.

Nonetheless, you were indeed ripped off, and I thank you for bringing this to light.
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Ashwood University

AUTHOR: Jonathan - (U.S.A.)

These people advertised that they had a alumni and facalty area in their web site. This proved to be a lie as well.
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