- Report: #240905
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Complaint Review: Ashworth College
Ashworth College430 Technology Parkway Norcross, Georgia U.S.A.
Ashworth College - PCDI - Professional Career Development Institute Credits Non-Transferrable to other Colleges Universities ripoff Norcross Georgia
*Consumer Comment: Ignore Colleges who only accept Regional Accreditations
*Author of original report: Universities I've Contacted WILL NOT ACCEPT Ashworth College Credits
*Consumer Comment: ashworth credits do transfer
*Consumer Comment: In response to Ashworth College comments from consumer/student...
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Regardless, I am nearing the half-way point in my studies, and because Ashworth doesn't offer a Bachelor's degree program in Psychology, I'm having to transfer my credits to another institution in order to continue. As it turns out however, none of the traditional campus colleges nor even the majority of on-line colleges I've thusfar contacted will even look at credits from Ashworth.
All have assured me that they are virtually worthless and that I will need to re-take with them, everything I've already taken at Ashworth. According to Ashworth College there are some colleges around the country which accept their credits, but I have yet to find one which colleges actually accept them. I called last week to request placement assistance from Ashworth, and was told I would be contacted the next day; I've yet to hear back from them.
The bottom line is: Ashworth College, a.k.a. PCDI/Professional Career Development Institute is NOT regionally accredited, nor does it carry the SACS accreditation, which is required for acceptance of credit transfers at major and even less well-known institutions around the country. I've had to learn this the hard way.
Additionally, I have had numerous problems attempting to contact ANYONE for any reason. Attempting to contact an instructor is laughable. Trying to get through the 'guard-dogs' at the 'gate' when dialing their main number is ludicrous. One is generally on hold for an hour or more. Most of the call-center operators seem to have very limited knowledge of any question that's asked of them, and in fact stonewall as often as possible, and usually refuse to transfer the call to an actual qualified representative of the school. I've come to the conclusion, however, that the term 'qualified' is not only relative, but a misnomer!).
While there seem to be many well-meaning individuals here who either work for or are students of Ashworth College, the fact is that there are many who are having problems with the college.
Further, it would seem to me that, if Ashworth's credits are NOT acceptable elsewhere, what's the point of attending this college at all?
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/26/2007 07:25 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Ashworth-College/Norcross-Georgia-30092-3406/Ashworth-College-PCDI-Professional-Career-Development-Institute-Credits-Non-Transferra-240905. 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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