I found out about Ashwood University while searching for online universities awarding degrees on the basis of prior learning assessment i.e awarding degree based on my life experiences.
I was warned that Ashwood University is a Scam and I should apply in some other online university. But I got fooled by the amazing offers on their website and applied there, despite of all the negative feedback about the university. Much of the negative feedback is quickly removed or covered up by the fraud ring operating this and other sites.
At that time, I never thought that I am setting myself up for a ‘life experience’, which I can never forget.
All went smoothly in the first phase (registering on Ashwood website), I used my credit card to pay for bachelor’s degree. I was told that my experience is relevant to the requirement of the degree and my documents will be mailed to me in fifteen working days.
As of now, it has been more than fifteen weeks and I’m yet to get any document.
Talking about the agony Ashwood University put me through. After finishing the registration process I waited for my documents to arrive. Fifteen days later, I called the number they have displayed on their website and throughout that day what I got was an automated voice telling me that the network is down.
Day seventeen, after two restless days, someone finally picked my phone and I had to provide all my information again just to verify myself. They guy on the other end of the phone told me that I have failed their assessment and all I can get is a high school diploma.
As tormented as I was, I accepted the offer. He also told me that the amount I have paid in access, a diploma costs less than a bachelor’s degree, will not be refunded as it is my fault that I didn’t proved my credentials properly. At the end of the conversation, I was told that I have to wait for another fifteen working days.
Day thirty-two, shenanigans of Ashwood people continued. On receiving my call the person, very rudely, said, “it is the fifteenth day, be patient.” and hung up!
After this whenever I called, the best I got was that, “ma’am let me transfer your call to our manager.”
Mostly, I had to record my message as no one was there to pick up the phone.
Countless months have passed and still I don’t have a degree or a diploma. No one in Ashwood picks up my phone call. I think they have my no saved and put on an ignore list!
This post is just to advice people that trust me when I say that Ashwood University is only there to give you a life experience, a very tormenting one. They are nothing but a scam company fleecing people.