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Complaint Review: Ashworth College

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  • Submitted: Mon, November 28, 2005
  • Updated: Thu, December 15, 2011

  • Reported By:west memphis Arkansas
Ashworth College
P.O. Box 926300 Norcross, Georgia U.S.A.

Ashworth College ripoff, worhless degree, lied to me Norcross Georgia

*General Comment: Ashworth Student too

*General Comment: accreditation

* : american public university

*Consumer Comment: What is the name of the university that your units transferred to?

*Consumer Comment: not an employee

*Consumer Comment: another smoke screen!

*Consumer Comment: Another Smoke Screen

*Consumer Comment: Know what you are getting into....

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I am a student at Ashworth college. I was injured badly in an auto accident, and Ashworth seemed like the way to go at the time. They told me that Ashworth college would transfer to my community college, and that the tuition was appx.800 dollars. Neither of these statements were true. These credit hours will not transfer to my community college or any other college in the entire state for that matter. They knew this and lied about it. Also, after almost finishing the first semester they sent me another contract saying that my second semester was another 800 dollars. Another lie. I see that some people on this web site seem to think highly of Ashworth. Their statements sound an awful lot like they are associated with Asworth, and protecting their income. Asworth college is a marketing idea that takes advantage of people who dont have the resources to attend a "real" school. I feel that what they are doing is wrong. I want to file a class action law suit against them and shut them down for good.

Zach
west memphis, Arkansas
U.S.A.

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#1 General Comment

Ashworth Student too

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

I am truly sorry for you're difficulty. I have no doubt You Are one of many that are having this problem.

Speaking as a learning Disability. I am thrilled at the prospect of getting a Education where I can take  the time to do the assignments And not feel rushed. I have paid monthly without a single incident.

If I may suggest Please pass the word if you are having a problem with Ashworth College.That sounds like Administrative not Teaching. Should we not go to Virginia state because of a accused child molester?.

I have worked hard to obtain the Security specialist training. I just received a 85% on my first test in Forensics.

I don't buy my Diploma's I earn them! And I do not believe John's Hopkins has a payment Plan at $44.00 a Month.

                                                              Respectfully

                                                                   John,
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#2 General Comment

accreditation

AUTHOR: CoachT - (United States of America)

CHEA is not an accreditor.  They are merely a database of recognized accreditors.  US Dept of Education is also not an accreditor, they simple recognize accreditors.

Ashworth College is accredited by the DETC which is listed as recognized by both CHEA and US DoE.  That's an absolute fact and makes Ashworth therefor "accredited".  Ashworth college is not, however, Regionally Accredited - that's a very important distinction.

Most community colleges and state universities are regionally accredited.  Most regionally accredited schools will only accept transfer from other regionally accredited schools.  But, no school is ever required to accept transfer credit from any other school and just because they do doesn't mean all courses from those other schools will transfer in.

No college or university in the United States has any way of knowing whether a course you've taken from them will transfer into any other college or university unless they have a joint program or articulation agreement.  That's the nature of transferring credit.  Some accept just about anything, some accept absolutely nothing, most are in the middle somewhere.

The only people "taken advantage of" are those that can't or won't understand the system of accreditation in the US or the nature of the higher education system.  Nobody should undertake any program at any school with the intent of transferring the credits elsewhere without first seeing a written agreement between the schools regarding credit articulation. 

But, if you undertake a program with the intent of completing that program in entirety for benefit of whatever credential it provides - you rarely hear the same sort of complaints.

Think of credit transfers similar to returning merchandise you've purchased.  If you buy it at WalMart, Target won't usually give you a refund for it.  It's still your merchandise though and you're free to use it.  It's also similar to buying a car.  If you're set on eventually having that Chevy transmission in your car, you don't buy a Ford to put it in.  If you want a master's degree from a regionally accredited university, you don't get a bachelor's from a DETC to build on.  If you don't understand that a Chevy transmission won't fit in a Ford - that's neither Chevy's nor Ford's fault.

Ashworth (and other similar schools) is great for what they are.  They are not, and most people know that when they buy in, your state university.  Your state university, similarly, isn't an Ivy League university.
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american public university

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

american public university will take all ashworth credits  email me if u want more options 
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#4 Consumer Comment

What is the name of the university that your units transferred to?

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

Just out of curiosity.
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#5 Consumer Comment

not an employee

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

I am not an employee of ashworth, nor do i play one on tv, nor have i ever been an employee of ashworth. i have been studying with the school for awhile and i have had the best of luck with everything! i also physically attend college and i am studying nursing at a major uiniversity and i recently had credits transfered from ashworth to my home school and nobody laughed about anything, math credits transfered in and it was smooth.

every school has their own rules and regulations as to "if' they except credits from specific schools. i understand that many people have has horrible problems with ashworth and that sucks. I was kinda beginning to think the school was a little shady, but since my credits have transfered from there, I have been much more at ease.. best of luck to you.
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#6 Consumer Comment

another smoke screen!

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

You say schools wont accept out of state credits? What country do you live in? Also, I asked all the same questions you did but I got lies for answers instead. They said the credit was tranferable to my community college specifically. Weather I should have done the research or not that is still illegal.
Oh, and I agree it does sound like just another smoke screen!
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#7 Consumer Comment

Another Smoke Screen

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

It looks like another smoke screen; I do not find that Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) listed under the Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
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#8 Consumer Comment

Know what you are getting into....

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

Before anyone says anything no I am not an employee of PCDI.

I just enrolled in the Criminal Justice program. When I called I asked if my credits would transfer and I was told that would depend on the other college. This is a fact between all schools. Also just so you know no school will accept credit from a school out of state. If you want all of your credits to transfer then go to a junior college in another state.

Ashworth is accreditted by CHEA the link follows http://www.chea.org/search/default.asp
click agree and enter the name of the school you wish to check.

I chose Ashworth for one reason and that is because they are accreditted and cheap with the monthly payments. Before I chose them though I went to my employer and checked and yes they do accept them.

Know what questions to ask and verify them before starting anything.
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