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Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2010
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I enjoyed my time with Penn Foster, and graduated less than a year.Once I graduated I took the state exam and now I am a Certified Coder. I plan on going back for my associates degree for the medical assisting program. I love that I can work at my own pace, this was very convenient with my busy schedule. I recommend this school to all my friends, and family.

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NeRon A.Raikes - 7 days ago

Hi: My is NeRon A.Raikes.I'm a former Graduate Student from Penn Forster...I enjoy Penn Foster and received my Private Investigation Diploma...This is a big issue about you people...Don't complaint about the Penn Foster...Is about you to achieve...If you don't like the school, why did you sign up...You people just wasting your money for nothing...

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Degree: Veterinary Technician
Graduation Year: 2016
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Great program. Staff support is awesome. Highly recommended. Can work on it on my own time.

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Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014
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This is a huge scam! I signed up for a electrical program and was promised job placement. I was planning on gaining more knowledge in that field and it was all a scam. They used flamboyant terms to hook me in just to give me a raggedy piece of fucking paper and tell me to take a walk. They barely answer the phone and have rude ass attitudes when I call. Totally ridiculous. Have never been more offended in my life. I wish I would've donated my thousand to the homeless instead of paying for something that resulted in absolutely nothing. Please don't register for this school. Total waste of time and money. You can buy a book from Barnes and Noble and give yourself busy-work instead of spending thousands on this trash.

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Eric - 29 days ago

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Degree: Dog/Pet/Animal Grooming
Graduation Year: 1992
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Took the pet grooming course several years ago. Waste of time and money. Don't do it......go somewhere accredited. The "tools" they provided were the cheapest available, as were the "text books". I should have read the reviews before I signed. As it was, I lost a lot of money.

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Miss Ariel - about 1 month ago

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adi - about 1 month ago

pls suggest any accredited university for medical coding

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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
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If you plan on using this school make sure you have a perfect life and nothing will happen! If you have to cancel, even though they say it's not a big deal, they will charge you an arm and a leg! I took 1 exam and was charged $450 for having to cancel for reasons you cannot expect to happen! I highly advice not ever using this so called school!

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Tavaita - about 1 month ago

My experienced there was HORRIBLE. I passed all my courses in taking CSI and when it reached the finals, they never sent me examination, I almost graduated but I didn't. They took all my money and no refund whatsoever. HORRIBLE SCHOOL... SCAM

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Lida - about 1 month ago

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Degree: HVAC
Graduation Year: 2012
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I am very pleased. I have been working as a hvac tech for over 2 years. During my one year review my manager commented on how impressed he was with my knowledge in hvac. Thanks to penn foster. Great price as well. This is self study, so you also need to be a self motivated person, and stck to your studies. I learned alot about hvac. They also gave me the study guide for the epa certification, and a voucher to cover the cost.

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Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2015
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After trying to get in contact with this "school" for over a month now I finally get a email back with a phone number that connects me to the most disrespectful people EVER! This place is a joke not only are the credits not creditable but you have to pull teeth to get in contact with someone, to then find out they are miserable and rude!!! HELLO people this is your job to help me better my education if you don't like it time to get a new job. Its like the minute they get you to sign anything and get your money they don't care about you one bit. So just beware..

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Janet - about 1 month ago

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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2010
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I took 2 semesters through Penn Foster and paid them a lot of money only to find when I went to transfer to a local Jr. College that my credits would not transfer. I had takes 8 classes and passed them all with excellent grades, none of them were accepted!

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alana - 3 months ago

I called for information about this school and its payment plans for getting my high school deploma, the woman that answered my call was trying to get me to buy a plan instantly, then when i told her i was just calling for information she tried to bully me into buying something saying i oviously didnt want to make more money and have a high school degree, this isnt the way to treat a potential buyer.Infact her lack there of people skills has convinced me i can do better by picking a different school to go threw.

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Jo Anne - 2 months ago

Some people don't realize that a LOT of credits do not transfer from school to school. My Dad took almost 15 years to get his BS degree because he was in the military which required moving frequently and he had to keep re-taking courses because the credit didn't transfer. The only way to be sure credits can't be taken away from you is to get a degree. Once you obtain your Associates Degree, those credits do not have to transfer - you HAVE the degree. Then you work towards your Bachelors. To complain because credits didn't transfer to another school is just plain irresponsible. There is no law saying credits have to transfer for a school to be accredited and its foolish to think they should.

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Cindy - about 1 month ago

Penn Foster is regionally accredited for non-degrees. Did you hear that? They only have regional accreditation for non-degrees so explain that to a potential employer. The credits don't transfer because Penn Foster is not regionally accredited with programs that led to degrees. It's only nationally accredited which means nothing to employers. Employers are giving jobs to regionally accredited degrees. Why pay them for nothing?

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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015
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Thumbs down!!! They charge you 15.00 if your payment is 1 day late, they respond to emails if you are praising them, if your questioning your bill, or log in, they send you a message that that same email that responded to you prior, now does not accept emails as it is automated. Login error to account, never did get corrected.

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Miss Ariel - about 1 month ago

Actually, you only get charged the late payment fee of $15 after ten days of missing your due date.

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Pattie Vandling - about 1 month ago

Actually, that is not true, and I have a bank statement to prove it.

It was 3am when I made a payment, 3 hours past my due date, and was already charged a 15.00 late fee!!!!

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Degree: Veterinary Technician
Graduation Year: 2015
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This school is only in this for the money!! BEWARE!! DO NOT AGREE TO ANYTHING.. get EVERYTHING in writing prior to agreements and or payment agreements! I currently hold a Bachelor's Degree and 2 Master's Degrees and this school's review of my transcripts was unbelievable.. just want you to enroll in as many courses as they can get money for!!! BEWARE!!!

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sarah r. - 3 months ago

Hi, I am considering enrolling for the vet tech program and was wondering if anyone actually graduate from the program. I like the price is affordable and you can work at your own pace. I went to NorthCentral University (in Arizona) Online for a PhD and wasn't able to graduate because no one would respond...I don't want to start a program and have to drop half way through again. Feedback would be appreciated. Thanks :)

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Miss Ariel - about 1 month ago

Hey Sarah, many people have graduated from the Vet Tech program. If you have Facebook I suggest you join the PF group there and ask the members questions. (-:

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Kathy - 21 days ago

I took the same program as you are about to. I have taken 4 classes. Vet tech, dog grooming and dog obedience and now enrolled in HRM. Please listen to me, I have never had a problem with calling or email to the school! Good Luck and enjoy!

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