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Posted by Vida

We warn potential students to avoid being taken in by the deceptive press releases and false advertising of speedydegrees.com.

They send ads dressed up like legitimate information into e-mailboxes via Google Alerts under the heading of online degrees. But this ‘school’ is a diploma mill that issues fake college degrees through Ashwood University, a partner in crime. These are the facts:

  • They claim to be highly accredited, but are not accredited by any accreditation body that is recognized by the US Department of Education.
  • They advertise that customers can receive a college degree in 7 days. Does that sound legitimate?
  • No school work is required; just fill out a form and pay the money. Alarms should go off here.
  • Employers can check them out quickly through Google‘s search engine; and the search results provide enough information to indicate that this is a fake degree mill. Any co-worker, friend, significant other or child can easily check it out as well. It may seem like a quick way to earn a job promotion right now; but the embarrassment and shame that follow the future revelation that the degree is worthless and that its holder is a cheater should be a strong deterrent. A damaged reputation coupled with the erosion of trust on the job and at home is not easily repaired.

So instead, earn a reputatble accredited online degree. Aesop’s fable, The Tortoise and the Hare, has a lesson in this for all of us: ”Slow and steady wins the race.”

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4 Responses to “Beware of SpeedyDegrees.com and Ashwood University”

  • lester t cook Says:
    March 4th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Well, I lack two classes graduating from college and ran out of money. I mean I went broke. I understand colleges are about money and not education. I work with college graduates and out perform them daily. Life experience is not included in any college program–just the bucks! I am irate over colleges and their condescending money hording attitudes. I take experience over college any day. I have learned that colleges uses students to research until the research is proven. It may take years and the college trained mind had little to do with it. It was simply a maximum of student effort(not graduates)that proved or solved the research. If I were a business owner and I would gladly accept a life experience degree.

  • JERRY CHEN Says:
    June 4th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    May I know is Ashwood Degree accepted in USA or any other country?

    I have called and written and spoke to them for MBA Degree just pay and get them and pay by credit card? Will this degree be respected in the future and will any company accept ?

    Does USA Educational Dept Ministry accept Ashwood university degree? Is it recognized and worth it?

    Please reply asap. I need help if any university or University professor can give me a help by responding to me..

  • israr akhund Says:
    September 19th, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Will ph.d degree be accepted in USA or any other country?

  • vida Says:
    September 19th, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Any degree from a diploma mill is unacceptable to employers; because it is not a real college degree. The person simply paid a fee and received a fake degree, reportedly based upon life experience. Some employers have mistakenly hired or promoted workers based upon bogus college degrees. But later, when the truth about the degree was revealed, the employee was either fired or demoted for the deception. Some companies consider this type of dishonesty grounds for immediate dismissal, no matter how many years the employee has worked for them. The better path is to earn the bachelor’s, master’s or Ph.D. degree from an accredited college or university.

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