Ashworth College Partners With GoArmyEd to Offer Online Education to Enlisted Service Members
Active-duty soldiers and military families often are deployed at a moments notice. This can create a barrier to pursuing a degree. A distance education institution like Ashworth is a viable solution for Army personnel, allowing soldiers and their families the opportunity to study anywhere in the world.
“As a leader in distance education,
To participate in the GoArmyEd program, Ashworth underwent an extensive application process. “We were able to demonstrate that
By removing common obstacles like money, time and locale, non-commissioned officers looking to move up, as well as military personnel preparing for re-entry to civilian life, have additional opportunities to pursue a college education.
Riser pointed out several subject areas with great appeal to today’s military personnel, such as health care, technology, and legal studies. Also consistently popular are the business and skilled trades programs.
Established as a virtual gateway for active-duty personnel, GoArmyEd is a one-stop location for managing a soldier’s college education online. This portal allows military service members and their Army Education Counselors the opportunity to conveniently research participating colleges. Soldiers can also enroll in programs and request tuition assistance directly through the site.
“Ashworth programs meet the flexibility requirements of today’s soldiers,” said
Translating experience into college credits.
“We also consider a soldier’s life/work experience and try to award college credit whenever possible,” said Maddox. “Students have the option of providing CLEP certification or passing a proctored examination. These credits can help military service members reach their goals that much faster.”
About Ashworth College
Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC).