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Ashford Experience FAQ

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Frequently Asked Questions About Life as an Ashford University Student

To preview, visit the Ashford Experience. Your online courses take place in Ashford University's online platform. The online learning platform is an asynchronous environment, meaning that you can log in at any time at your convenience. You will communicate with your instructor and fellow students, talk about diverse topics via discussion boards, read assigned texts, access course digital materials, and submit your assignments all through the online learning platform.

To request a transcript from Ashford University, please visit the Transcript Request page. If you were a student at the former Bridgepoint Education / TeleUniversity, dba Charter Learning / Advanced Learning Network and need to request an official transcript, please complete and return a transcript request form.

No matter where you live, you are invited to participate in commencement ceremonies. You are responsible for arranging your own travel and accommodations. Remember that all students are required to submit the appropriate paperwork to graduate. Visit the graduation page to learn more.

You'll find the affordable cost per credit hour is much less than most traditional private universities and colleges, whether on campus or online.

Learn more about online tuition and fees.

Yes, Ashford University is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission, 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, www.wascsenior.org. You can find the current list of other regionally accredited colleges by WSCUC on that website.

Regional accreditation is more widely recognized than national accreditation. Regionally accredited schools place a different emphasis on their coursework in comparison to nationally accredited schools that focus on trade and vocational offerings.

Yes! One way is to transfer in credits from previous coursework. You may also choose to take two classes at once if you meet the requirements of our Concurrent Courses Registration Policy. Work with your Enrollment Services Advisor and Student Advisor to learn more about this option or reference the Academic Catalog for more information.

Another way to speed your success is to turn your work and life experience into transferable credits through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). From work training, workshops, and other sources, you can earn credit for nontraditional learning experiences. You may transfer in up to 30 PLA credits into a Bachelor's degree program. The PLA Documentation Guide will provide you with more information.

A good source for general salary expectations is O*NET OnLine, which is sponsored by the US Bureau of Labor.