Attending College at Ashford University

At Ashford University, you will find a WSCUC-accredited school tailored to the unique needs of working adults. Most degree programs are offered entirely online so you can study whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you. When you go to school at Ashford University, you’ll also enjoy an accelerated class schedule that allows you to complete bachelor’s courses in 5 weeks and master’s classes in 6 weeks.*

Ashford University Accreditation

Ashford University is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

In addition, many of the degrees offered online at Ashford University have received programmatic accreditation. The Forbes School of Business & Technology® at Ashford University has received specialized accreditation for 25 business degrees from the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), as well as special accounting accreditation from IACBE for its two accounting programs. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Ashford’s Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

More Benefits of an Ashford University Education

You have many options for college, but there’s only one Ashford University. When you decide to attend college at Ashford, you can take advantage of features like our online Honors College that recognizes high-achieving bachelor’s students. You can also reap the benefits of our unique partnership with Forbes Media that created the Forbes School of Business & Technology. You’ll always have access to a full team of support staff to help you every step on the road to graduation.

Highlights of the Ashford Online Experience:

  • Ashford University Accreditation – Ashford is WSCUC-accredited
  • 5-6 Week Classes* – Take one class at a time and still be considered full time
  • No GMAT, GRE, SAT, or ACT Required – Standardized test scores are never needed to enroll in school at Ashford
  • Transfer Credits** – Transfer up to 90 approved credits toward a bachelor’s degree
  • Convenient & Flexible – Balance work, life, family, and school when you attend Ashford University online
  • Affordable – Tuition and books may cost less than at other universities
  • Prestige – Receive special recognition for your academic achievements in a bachelor’s program at Ashford University’s online Honors College
  • 24/7 Support – Communicate with librarians, writing consultants, and tech support whenever you want
  • Ashford Promise – No charges or debt incurred until the fourth week of your first course
  • Tuition Assistance – Scholarships and financial aid are available to those who qualify

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How to Enroll at Ashford University Online

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Conditional Admissions Requirements

Students seeking admission* to an online undergraduate program must meet the following conditional admission** requirements prior to the start of the first course at Ashford University:

  • Be 22 years of age or older or be exempt from this requirement by meeting one of the alternative requirements outlined in the Academic Catalog. Have a high-school diploma or GED equivalency***
  • Have access to a computer with an Internet connection
  • Meet the minimum technology and minimum computer skills, abilities, features, system configurations, hardware, and software
  • Have the ability to study English


* For complete admission requirements, please submit the form or call us today!
** Conditional admission requirements can be reviewed in full detail within the Ashford University Academic Catalog.
*** GED equivalency recognized by the Department of Education of the state in which it was earned, completed secondary school through home schooling as defined by state law, or earned an equivalent to a US high school diploma at an international high school according to approved Foreign Evaluation services.

Career-Focused Education at Ashford University

Choose from more than 80 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at Ashford University. No matter which degree you select, you’ll learn relevant, up-to-date information that you can apply to your career. All Ashford University online courses are taught by expert faculty with real-world experience in their fields.

Find the right degree to match your long-term goals.

Business +
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Economics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Leadership
  • Consumer and Family Financial Services
  • eMarketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Operations Management and Analysis
  • Organizational Management
  • Project Management
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations and Marketing
  • Real Estate Studies
  • Service Management
  • Sports and Recreation Management
  • Supply Chain Management
Communications +
  • Communication Studies
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Public Relations and Marketing
Criminal Justice +
  • Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Law Enforcement Administration
  • Social and Criminal Justice
Education +
  • Child Development
  • Cognitive Studies
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Education Administration
  • Education Studies
  • English Language Learner Studies
  • Instructional Design
  • Library Science and Media
Health Care +
  • Applied Behavioral Science
  • Complementary and Alternative Health
  • Gerontology
  • Health and Human Services
  • Health and Wellness
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Education
  • Psychology
  • Health Information Management
  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
Information Technology +
  • Business Information Systems
Liberal Arts +
  • Applied Linguistics
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • History
  • Liberal Arts
Political Science +
  • Military Studies
  • Political Science and Government
  • Public Administration
Social & Behavioral Science +
  • Applied Behavioral Science
  • Cognitive Studies
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Sociology

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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Accreditation Information

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Ashford University is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001

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*Classes last 5 weeks for undergraduate programs, 6 weeks for graduate programs, and 9 weeks for doctoral dissertation courses.
**The transferability of credits is subject to Ashford University's transfer credit policies, and requires the submission of official transcripts. The official transcripts will be evaluated to determine the credits that will officially apply toward an Ashford University degree program.