When people want answers to questions, they turn to the web and social media. We did a little digging to find out what questions you’re asking about Ashworth College. Below are real questions, from real people, and our very real responses. We’re here to assist you in your journey toward higher education—and challenging questions don’t bother us. We hope what’s here answers your questions. If not, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Is Ashworth College a legitimate online school?
Our answer is a resounding yes! Our national accreditation attests to our legitimacy, but what this question is probably really getting at is if your degree will be recognized by future employers. It’s easy enough for us to tell you that thousands of Ashworth College students have been rewarded after graduation in terms of promotions, raises, new jobs, better careers. But testimonials from actual graduates who’ve experienced these rewards are much more effective.
Does Ashworth College offer financial aid?
Nope, but there’s a good reason for it. One of our tenets is that education should be accessible to all. For that reason, we keep tuition low, with no need for hefty federal student loans. In addition, our tuition payment terms offer 0% interest and are much more affordable and flexible than most banks and credit cards would offer..
How much trouble will I have transferring credits into another college program?
Most students have no problem whatsoever transferring credits they have earned from Ashworth College into other college programs. But the reality is credit transfer is based on each school’s policies regarding:
How closely our curriculum matches that of the receiving school
The minimum course grade requirements of the receiving school
Overall acceptance of online course credits by the receiving school
Our course content in most cases is exactly the same as what you’d study in any traditional classroom-based college program. And now that most brick-and-mortar colleges embrace online learning, transferring our credits should become less of a concern. However, we do encourage students who are thinking of transferring to contact the receiving school ahead of time, to ensure all credits will transfer.
Will an online degree be less respected than if I went to a traditional school?
Again, with more brick-and-mortar colleges embracing online learning, any stigma that may have once been there is receding. We encourage you to read the opinions of actual students and graduates of our school to better appreciate our high level of educational excellence.
What is the difference between a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Art (B.A.) degree in the same field of endeavor?
If you enroll for a bachelor of science degree, your courses will generally include a stronger focus on specialized subject matter, whereas an associate or bachelor of art degree usually encompasses a broader scope of core subjects, and possibly more electives in areas such as the humanities.
Can I really just study any time I want or are there certain times I have to be online?
When it comes to when and where you study we are Switzerland—completely neutral. However, we are invested in seeing that you make the most of your college experience and the best way to do that is to study and take exams on a regular schedule of your own volition. Many other colleges offer only “synchronous” online courses, regulating the time and date you must attend lectures online. We find our students enjoy greater success when given the freedom to match their studies to their personal situation.
Doesn’t online course work open the door to cheating?
Unfortunately, cheating happens in all kinds of schools but it’s not as common as you might think. Our proctored final exams go a long way to prevent cheating. And frankly, cheating inevitably catches up to students in some way. Sure, they may have walked away with unearned high grades, but eventually they find themselves failing on the job or in life. We’re proud that the majority of our students aren’t here just to get a degree or certificate, but because they’re truly interested in learning, growing, and changing themselves and their lives.
We hope these answers helped. If you have more questions, just ask! Our friendly admissions advisors are here to help: 1-800-957-5412.