To describe my experience at UAGC, I first have to start in 2019 when the school was known as Ashford University. I was only 19 and didn't know much about college, I was truly only interested in the proper accreditation as well as getting my degree in... Read More a timely manner. The five week classes are truly unbeatable. This is one feature about UAGC that stands out and makes it a good deal. Being that I doubled up my credits, I was able to get done in about half of the time. That being said, the things you hear about advisors and the schools issues are somewhat true. Keeping an eye out on your degree progress is super important because classes can be dropped, or credits can appear and disappear over night. This can be very frustrating, for example, with only 16 credits left for my BA I was suddenly showing 1 unscheduled credit that had never appeared before. I contacted advisors, and apparenty my military credits all of a sudden were missing ONE credit. I took a sophia class, (80$), and was able to fix it quickly. But being so close to graduation and all of a sudden having a missing credit was frustrating, both mentally, emotionally and financially. This is just one issue that has happened with scheduling, classes drop and get rescheduled all of the time and most times students are not given warning. This has been my biggest issue, as well as certain advisors being unhelpful or having attitude. Being military I did not use my own money for this degree. This was why I didn't mind any financial issues, this might be a bigger issue for someone who pays for there own college. That being said, it is an easy way to get a bachelors degree after obtaining your CCAF and after you get your bachelors degree you can always transfer to another school for your masters because UAGC is accredited. With a good GPA, you'll be able to transfer. I am looking at the MBA program at UAGC now, it is IACBE accredited and I can complete it in one year. Again, I won't be paying for it and the classes are only 6 weeks long so I could of course have a different experience. But the accredited programs, as well as my 6-7 years work experience, I will be prepared for the civilian world. I would just do your research on all of the programs and see which are accredited by the proper institutions. This is important, and a new college student may not know this. The healthcare admin degree is accredited as a whole with the school, but not by specific healthcare admin accrediting agencies. While the MBA is accredited with the school, as well as IACBE. Everyones experience is different, but overall I would rate this school as not bad. I have also only done online school.
I have enjoyed attending Ashford's online campus. I enrolled for my B.S. in Early Childhood Education in 2017 and graduated 10/2020. After graduating and the experience I had at Ashford, I decided to re-enroll for my M.A. in Special Education, and so... Read More far, I am happy I did. I will be graduating with my master's on 8/21. After attending Ashford, I feel very confident in seeking a new career in education. All of my professors were excellent and very helpful throughout my entire education—outstanding online school. Be prepared to work hard and do your part with your teacher's support and all the resources they have to offer; you will succeed. I would highly recommend the school to my friends and family.
This school is a bit different from a traditional classrom. Professors will not hold your hand. It is a lot of self study, self direction and self motivation. And reading, reading, reading. If this is not your style of learning, then enroll somewhere... Read More else. I personally am almost done with my Masters and I got a lot out of it. The curriculum and reading covered a broad base of knowledge.