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I am an adult learner and had researchedQuite BrightOther
I am an adult learner and had researched my choices before settling on Ashford. My Academic Advisor changed at least three times a year allowing for no continuity. I had to have numerous interactions with the financial aid office for minor issues. They were the least helpful department I have ever encountered. My last call with Christian ended with him hanging up on me when I asked to speak to a supervisor.

I am not sure how Ashford operates but within my organization that is grounds for termination. I have never been treated with such disrespect as I was by the Ashford employees.

The teachers were overall friendly and as engaging as an online format allows for. I found most of the classes filled with busy work and not very challenging. I graduated with a 3.97 GPA and received all As and one B+ in four years.I worked full time while enrolled.My ratings on physical environment and social life are listed a Cs as a neutral vote. I have no reflection on any of these areas since I attended through an online format.

4th Year Female -- Class 2015
Faculty Accessibility: B, Individual Value: F
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This school was wonderful 3 years ago, whenQuite BrightAccounting
This school was wonderful 3 years ago, when I first started. They have grown too rapidly, had accreditation issues as a result, and have rapidly raised tuition rates. It's impossible now to get an advisor that is useful. You must expect to micromanage your financial aid, your account, your class schedule, and at times, call in to get your courses changed yourself due to advisor's scheduling improperly. You have no access to the dates of classes, or the ability to sign up for them yourself. Also, be prepared for them to change what is required for your program, as well as their policies every few months. They have 3 version of the 2013-2014 student handbook, for example.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2014
Collaboration/Competitive: B, Education Quality: F
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Going to a online program was about acessability for me. I had already used this format at brick and mortar junior colleges so I was prepared for how the assignments might be designed. The class selection was determined by my advisor based on predictions of filling sections with the major populous. Only once did I bother to request a certain class as a prerequisite to starting senior year courses. The advisors I had were all fairly prompt and now as a alumnus I am contacted often regaurding returning for graduate work or opportunities they have for me in the career center.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2014
Scholastic Success: A, Useful Schoolwork: C
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