Ashford University - Ashford bad idea

1.0
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This school is the worst ever. They lost my file several times, billed me with my student loans with classes they withdrew me out of because of their mistake. Bad advisement, Bad instructors. Even though I did talked with the instructors many was not helpful. This is a waste.
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#1517182 Review #1517182 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Ashford University Program
Cons
  • Nothing about this place
1.8
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The appeal of an online program that is flexible with my busy work schedule is high. However, if I had known how dishonest this school was, I never would have invested so much time and money with them. I dropped a class that I didn’t feel like I was being treated...
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#1418483 Review #1418483 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
San Diego, California
Product
Ashford University Program
Reason of review
Pricing issue

Ashford University - I hated it

1.0
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Ashford is bogus. I went there for almost two years. All i accumulated waa bad grades and debt. I started school elsewhere doing the same exactly work and i finished yesterday and i have a 3.0 GPA!! I hope they do get sued. Im going to get on it as well.
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#1258566 Review #1258566 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Ashford University Program
Reason of review
Bad quality
1.0
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I attended Ashford University twice. I first attended from January, 2011 until September, 2012. At that time, I graduated with a major GPA of 3.43 and a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.38. On the morning that I received an email that my degree was in the mailed,...
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#1175039 Review #1175039 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Ashford University Program
Cons
  • Financial department
  • Cant get transcript for new school
  • Does not aid students who struggle with funding
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
I am currently a student at Ashford University in the business management program. I work long hours and fell behind this summer. Well, I like the Western Governor's college and their schedule so I asked my advisor to withdraw me. She ' suggests' an academic leave of...
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#1104236 Review #1104236 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Ashford University Program
Reason of review
Problems with payment
2.7
Details
And i was encouraged to enroll for online classes at Ashford in May of 2015. My FASA WAS CHANGED to Ashford University it was all good till January of 2016 I requested my stipend they said I had to change my Fasa from Authorized to Unauthorized to recieve it. They made...
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Anonymous
#1369940

Send an email to Srudent Loans Department and explain your situation. They will investigate in your behalf.

If you have proof of having to withdrawal from your courses due to medical it is illegal for them to force you to pay a second time for a course. This school is awful, but good luck on anyone actually closing them down.

They stole all my financial aid for 4 years and now claim magically I owe them more? Yeah good luck Ashford on collecting!

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#1080392 Review #1080392 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Ashford University Program
Reason of review
Problems with payment
1.0
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I attended Ashford University twice. I first attended from January, 2011 until September, 2012. At that time, I graduated with a major GPA of 3.43 and a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.38. On the morning that I received an email that my degree was in the mailed,...
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#1076428 Review #1076428 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Ashford University Program
Reason of review
Poor customer service
There has to be something we can do.I am in the same boat was told Ashford was an accredited school to get my early childhood teaching license and it was all false. So no I half way through a program thats 100% false. We need to figure this out so we aren't responsible...
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Anonymous
#1250592

I too received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Education Studies from Ashford. I now owe $48000.00 in student loans and just found out that in order to become a certified teacher where I live, I will have to take at least 85 more credits at my University here!

I am flabbergasted and hurt beyond belief.

I worked my *** off for absolutely nothing, and now have no career and interest accruing like mad. I strongly feel that something must be done; this is horrendous.

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#943060 Review #943060 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Newton Falls, Ohio
Product
Ashford University Program
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Service type degrees such as those in psychology, human services, etc are 100% online which means there are no clinical rotations, intern or externships. Most states and certification granting organizations require your degree program to include clinical hours before...
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Anonymous
#1161740

were you trying to pursue you masters in the areas that were stated that did not,have clinical, because I would of researched another online school that offered clinical. I thought when going for a PhD that's when clinical are required.

Ashford doesn't offer a PhD. am I right?

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#830792 Review #830792 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Ashford University Program
Reason of review
Bad quality

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Ashford University - I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE!!!!!

1.5
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**Beware** Just like the other negative reviews, the comments are COMPLETELY TRUE about Ashford!!! It 1st starts off great with the admissions counselors being very attentive and then they transfer you to your academic advisor. I actually, had a fantastic advisor at Ashford for the first 4 months. He then left the University all together and got a new job somewhere else. That should have been the EYEOPENER for me to head out as well, but I continued on. Since his departure Ashford has changed my advisors 4 times and every one of them was below average. The advisors don't care about you or your grades all they care about is getting the money from you!!!!!! Basically in a nut shell the whole university ONLY cares about taking money from you and you are just another number to them. By the way if you want to speak to someone because there is a problem, there is NO ONE to talk to besides your advisor! PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION HERE, FOR EXAMPLE IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH YOUR INSTRUCTOR OR A GRADE THEN YOU MUST SUBMIT EMAILS TO A DEPARTMENT(SUPPOSEDLY). THE DEPARTMENT NEVER CONTACTS YOU VIA PHONE, YOU ONLY RECEIVE EMAILS ADVISING YOU OF THEIR DECISION!!!!! THERE IS NO DEAN OR ANYTHING OF THAT NATURE TO SPEAK TO REGARDING YOUR ISSUES, YOU ONLY HAVE THE ADVISORS AND THEY HAVE NO AUTHORITY TO DO ANYTHING NOR DO THEY EVEN KNOW THE PROCEDURES TO TAKE. And yes, all the negative reviews about the financial aid office is correct also!! I graduated with my Bachelors degree in Psychology 2015 and this was in the end the worst experience with a school I've ever been through!!!! Still haven't received my degree in the mail either!! The ONLY reason I stayed the entire 2.5 years is because I paid so much money and had so many credits, I couldn't afford to loose them again and start over. I WOULD NOT, I REPEAT WOULD NOT recommend this University to any of my military members or family/friends DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY, TIME and ENERGY just GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#744912 Review #744912 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
San Diego, California
Product
Ashford University Program
Cons
  • University does really prepare you for a skill
  • Advisors
  • Communication flow
Loss
$38000
Preferred solution
Give me my money back I spent attending Ashford for 2.5 years or give me my diploma!

Ashford University - Misleading College

1.5
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This college is definitely misleading and is a total nightmare! I wanted to withdraw and was advise by my advisor that I could not withdraw. I called twice and both times I was provided with the same information. I conducted some research and spoke with a few people, including my wife, who stated that the information provided was definitely wrong. I called the third time and spoke with the same individual who stated I could not withdraw. She contradicted herself when she heard my wife get on the line stating that she is providing misleading, false information - she then agreed that I could withdraw. When I asked to speak with the manager she (the manager) said she would listen to the recording and call me back. When she called back her questions was "What would you like to be done?" Does this confirm that the information provided to me was false and misleading or no? It absolutely does. She didn't mention the recording once until I mentioned it. She said at the end of the second conversation I stated I would complete the course. Well, of course because I was forced to stay! If a student calls twice and twice they are denied a withdrawal - what other options do they have but to complete the course that would not be completed and result in a "F" anyway? I wasn't given any other option or any options at all even after explaining my personal situation. She (the manager) mentioned lawyers and sending me to collections. This has to be the worst experience ever! She said all calls are recorded and I couldn't be happier because they should be for the sake of students who are being forced to stay in a college so that they can collect more money and harm their loans and FAFSA. What I didn't understand is why I am being withdrawn as of the date I called the third time and not the first time!? Why as what would you like to be done if I have to be withdrawn on a date they want instead of the date I called - if they heard the actual recording? Horrible experience! Money making college!
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#670337 Review #670337 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
San Diego, California
Product
Ashford University Program
Cons
  • Advisors
  • Advisement
  • Communication flow
Reason of review
Misleading,
Loss
$5000
Preferred solution
Price reduction
I enrolled in Ashford for a 2nd Masters degree. I was under the impression that my enrollment was based upon my gpa from my first Masters program but to my surprise they (Ashford) based it off of my undergraduate degree which is over 10 years old believe it or not I...
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Cruzito
#1093641

The GPA from your previous schools have nothing to do with your enrollment status. You were dismissed because you didn't have a high enough GPA after your 3 class probationary period.

I'm guessing your first class you had a C in your first class which put you on probation. Got a B in your 2nd class, which kept you on probation and got another B in your third class.

You only get 3 classes in any graduate program to meet the GPA requirement. Normally it's 3.0 not 2.75.

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#458862 Review #458862 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Ashford University Program
Loss
$7000

Ashford University - Have a degree from Ashford with a high gps and no job

I graduated in 2009 have been told by all employers my degree is not legitimate. I do not ever complain. I do want all 45 k back since it obviously isn't a real institution. Ashford university represents a good show when you start. You can even attend classes. The problem is when you work really hard and have to pay for something and it is useless it really makes you angry. It is almost like throwing your money in the trash can. I seriously have no clue what a bachelor degree in business organizational administrative management is good for besides another piece of paper laying around. Plus they lied and told me I could be a social worker when I competed this program. Fantastic crooked schemes they have going on there.
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Anonymous
#589159

There is an Ashford University in England that is a Paper Mill and is completely bogus. Unfortunately, not Human Resources Personnel, nor managers are always completely or properly informed. You need to ensure that you tell them that it is an accredited college based out of Iowa, Headquartered out of California, and this is not the paper mill out of England.

Anonymous
#562810

Before you attend any school, you should always do your research first. If you had done your research before you started, you would have known that obviously, you have to get a degree in sociology to be a social worker, or in psychology. I would recommend that if this is what you want to do, do your research before you go back to school.

Anonymous
#591736
@PissedConsumer562810

I believe guidance counselours at High

schools, or even community colleges should be more helpful when it comes to 17 18 year old ppl entering into this life. When you are young you make dumb decisions. So, you can tell me now to do research but when I decided to attend I was not smart enough to know to check.....The majority of kids entering school do not need to make the same mistake..

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#318672 Review #318672 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Product
Ashford University Program
Loss
$45

Ashford University

I took online masters courses from this institution and was APPALLED that they have the somehow passed themselves off as an educational institution. The curriculum and format are truly A JOKE. It is self study. I might as well read some books and pay thousands of dollars for my mother to deem me a "Master". JOKE. The professors are simply sub par graders and do not lecture or impart any actual knowledge. I dropped the program after the second course. This is a CORPORATION not a UNIVERSITY. I would feel like a fraud calling myself a professional after completing this sorry excuse for a program. J_O_K_E.
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7 comments
Anonymous
#493954

I have no major complaints about the quality of education at Ashford. My complaint is the financial department.

I am three classes from graduating but because of an error on the school, I am not able to graduate. They fail to reinstate funds on my account during the first year I attended, now they are saying that I owe. The funny thing is they sent me a stipend for the exact amount they say I owe. I find that strange.

The financia lead person who first contacted me told me that I had a legitimate case, but she could not back me up but only refer me to the dispute department. Needless to say, I have yet to hear from them.

Anonymous
#489234

wish i would have known what i was getting into

Anonymous
#485336

I just graduated from Ashford University. In my opinion, Ashford University has a high quality online program.

In addition, I was in the organizational management bachelor's degree program, and I had to work hard for my grades. Compared to going to a brick and mortar university, where the instructor dumbs down the material and your only read a portion of the material. At Ashford I was reading the whole assigned text book in my courses. The only problem that I see with the institution is probably the financial aid department.

Overall, Ashford University has a good online program which ranked 22 in the new online college rankings. Each student needs to find out what is the best learning evnvironment that will help him/her succeed. Finally, if a student wants to be independant than online programs are the way to go.

However, if a student wants to be led and needs extra support that going to a brick and mortar school is the way to go.

Jeffrey

Anonymous
#683899
@PissedConsumer485336

Good promo "Jeffrey". Sounds like I'll join up now. *** tool of an institution. Go on and do some real good for REAL people. Don't belittle yourself because you're just a pawn in a money game!!!????

be·lit·tle

/bi?litl/

Verb

Make (someone or something) seem unimportant: "this is not to belittle his role".

Anonymous
#480933

IF YOU THINK BEING AN ASHFORD STUDENT SUCKS, TRY WORKING IN THEIR SUCKY ADMISSIONS DEPT. UNDER THEIR SO-CALLED MANAGERS: WHAT A BUNCH OF GUTLESS WONDERS. :(

Anonymous
#475849

Their material has been backed by every educational publication out there. I have been to a couple of universities well respected universities...

I found Ashford to have decent to good material... especially for the money.

Anonymous
#683904
@PissedConsumer475849

Why did you leave the other "WELL RESPECTED" UN then? Come on people and make a debate and stop talking about money and start talking about some real ***. idfkanmore.

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#297210 Review #297210 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Washington, District Of Columbia
Product
Ashford University Program
Loss
$9
I recently contacted Ashford University to get the cost of tuition for the teaching program that they offer. Before an of my questions could be answered I was told that the person I was speaking with had to follow "protocol" and insisted on taking my information. I...
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Anonymous
#612916

Ashford University has been a God send to me. I have never encounted any rude or disrespectful agents or teachers on the phone.

I don't know who told you that they don't take financial aid but they are wrong.

I attend online and I get financial aid. You can always go on the internet and research it for yourself.

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#256787 Review #256787 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Product
Ashford University Program