Complaint / review text:
The list of grievances I have with this so-called university is endless. However, the most important issue I have had is they have lied to me and misrepresented themselves in terms of program costs, financial aid status and transferable credit. The admissions department only cared that I started classes and didn't care if I could afford the school with the financial aid money I had left. I was told that all my courses would be accepted and that it wouldn't take me long to finish my degree. I was transferring from Humboldt State University with only 13 more units to graduate. They informed me 4 months into my program that they wouldn't be accepting certain classes and had me take more. They refused to accept 2 core classes from HSU that had the same title at Ashford. This was like a slap in my face.
For the last year, I have been trying to get them to accept those classes. My last semester, I had to take a leave of absence to a medical issue. When I came back, I was told I couldn't continue unless I paid in full all my classes. Now that they have all my financial aid, I can't go anywhere else. I am in the process of seeking legal representation. I have learned that they also lied to me about being accredited by WASC. If anyone else has had issues with Ashford, visit this site and sign a petition to take them to court. There is a class action lawsuit against Bridgepoint education and I'm determined to get retribution.
Please join me in standing up for students' rights. Finishing our education is hard enough as it is, without adding a money-hungry, for profit school that doesn't support its students and makes it harder on them to finish school.