Academic Flexibility

Clinton, IA
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4 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: The convenience at Ashford is remarkable it is absolutely great I am an online student and it is great I can study at my own pace and on my own time it is perfect.

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Everything at the school has gone smoothly, and when there has been a slight delay, the administrators have taken the time to accommodate me.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: I thought it would be easier than it ended up being. I'm still having trouble with my transcripts, even though I've sent them to them more than once. Not all of my credits from my previous college transferred over, so I lost money because of this, which is kind of a big issue.

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Valerie Harvey
Moyie Springs, ID
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At Ashford, a bachelor's student can transfer up to 90 approved credits toward their degree. Students should talk with an academic adviser for more information. Most of the responses suggest that online courses are convenient and fit into many students' busy lifestyles. A typical online course at Ashford is generally five weeks and usually starts with an introductory discussion of at least 250 words to the instructor and classmates. The discussion is followed by at least three responses to your classmates' posts. This gives your classmates an idea of who you are and what your educational goals are and sometimes how long you've been in school. 

All online students are full-time, but students enrolled in programs at Ashford's campus in Clinton, Iowa, may take courses on a part-time basis. Course credit is generally three credits per course. Attending online classes requires the student to be in attendance at least three days of the week in order to be counted as present for the class. Completing and submitting assignments is fairly easy, but the student has access to the instructor's e-mail should he or she have any questions. Overall, enrollment, scheduling classes, and transferring credits are all fairly easy and do not usually take very long to complete.

Facts & Statistics

Credit Requirements - Full Time
18 credits
Credit Requirements - Part Time
11 credits
Average Credits Per Course
Average Course Load - Full Time
1 course(s)
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: No
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Academic/Testing Requirements
Generally, the academic requirements depend on the major. However, in order to achieve a bachelor's degree, 120 credits total is required, with a mixture of general education courses, electives, and major coursework.
Transferring Credits In & Out
Overall, credits are fairly easy to transfer. Just contact your academic advisor for more details.
Work & Life Experience Credits
Students can turn their work and life experience into transferable credits through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Through work training, workshops, and other sources, students can earn credit for learning experiences by reporting them. Students can transfer up to 75 credits through Ashford's PLA program. Plus, students can turn in these credits to satisfy requirements toward their bachelor's degree.
Typical Session Length
A typical class is five weeks long, with the first day of class consisting of an introductory post to describe yourself and educational goals to your instructor and classmates, with at least three responses to your classmates' posts.
Class Style & Structure
Classes run continuously. Typically, students take one course at a time and move on to the next course without a break.
Course Registration Process
Opportunities for students to enroll and begin a course sequence in a degree program are available every week.

Student Polls

Describe the ease of the following    Based on 723 responses

Very hard
Very easy
  • Attending classes
  • Completing and submitting assignments
  • Enrollment process
  • Receiving financial aid
  • Scheduling classes
  • Transferring credits

How flexible are the school's administrators and faculty?    Based on 651 responses

  • 1% They are not flexible at all.
  • 22% It really depends on the person I'm dealing with.
  • 4% The teachers are very flexible, but the administration is not.
  • 3% The administration is flexible, but the teachers are not.
  • 71% They make reasonable accommodations to work around my life/schedule.

How were your transfer credits awarded?    Based on 650 responses

  • 21% I'm a first-time student, so I had no credits to transfer.
  • 9% None of my credits transferred.
  • 11% They only replaced electives.
  • 10% They only replaced core classes/degree requirements.
  • 49% They replaced both electives and degree requirements.

Did your school follow through with granting you the credit they estimated before you started?    Based on 650 responses

  • 27% Non-applicable
  • 8% No
  • 66% Yes

Can you reasonably schedule classes around your work and family commitments?    Based on 650 responses

  • 2% No, I've had to completely reshuffle my personal schedule to get to classes.
  • 13% Some days I can, other days I can't.
  • 85% Yes, there is a wide range of evening and weekend classes available.



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