I have been with Ashworth College for 1 1/2 yrs and have started my fourth semester. I am extremely disappointed. They will not receive another penny from me. I was told my credits would transfer, I was told that they had qualified teachers to help me with any questions, I was told you could finish your degree in as little at 9 months, I was told I would receive an actual degree, all of which are lies. At the beginning, in my first semester, everything went smoothly. My books came on time and my tests were graded on time. During my second semester things moved a little bit slower, but I let it go. Then on my second semester exam they took their sweet time grading it. On my third semester I called for help. NO help!! They said someone would need to call me back. 1 month later someone called me back! Then it took them 2 months to grade my third semester exam! I was extremely upset and called several times. Plan to sit on the phone for 30 minutes before getting anyone. Then in the beginning of my fourth semester I called for help again, this is the response I got,"I can't help you, what you need to do is go and buy an intermediate accounting book from Barnes and Noble" I then asked her if there was someone else that could help me, she then said she would have to find someone and that they would have to read that chapter in the book and then call me back! This put me on a rampage. I started investigating and found out about the difference between Nationally accredited vs. Regional accredited. Then called my local college and was told my credit from Ashworth are worthless, that they would not accept them.
I then also contacted other regional accredited colleges and received the same answer. I was told by one representative to drop out of Ashworth immediately and that if I would receive my diploma from Ashworth that it would say " Online Degree" and would not be an actual degree and that most employers would not accept it!
I can only say, do not enroll in ashworth college, your degree will be worthless, not to mention all of your valuable time and money.
I am going to see if there is any attorney's out there that will start a class action against this school and also call some government agents on not allowing nationally accredited schools in the united states, or at least to require that these schools put a disclaimer on their website about the difference between National and Regional accreditation.