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Graduation Year: 2015
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I liked the course..some actual books would have been good. I like the self paced..good prices. I liked only having to pay monthly. I am busy and sometimes really unmotivated..I like doing things on my watch. Overall Penn Foster was good. I may finish my bachelor's here.

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Linda - 4 days ago

what did you study? Did you get a job in this area?

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Mieloka Smallwood - 4 days ago

I took wedding planning and I haven't gotten a job in the field but I honestly haven't really tried. This area isn't bug for it. That's my fault though I was originally gonna start my own business but people want stuff for free, they don't want to pay for it here. I'm in the wrong location for it. I'll try again next year when I move.

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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2024
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The school is excellent school the staff is very nice and very helpful...the professor was always available if you need help they even have a service where you can get tutoring this is a very nice school first class if I had to do it all again Penn Foster wOuld have been my first choice in schools

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Degree: Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, Other
Graduation Year: 2017
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My opinion is that Penn Foster Career School has great courses, a friendly and supporting community, is affordable and you get more than you pay.I would highly recommend that school only to mature and self motivated people, who are seriously have the intention and they really willing to learn .The exams are not just a few quizzes, in addition you have to complete written exams. So, it's not a diploma mill,because the school is both regionally and nationally accredited. Everything is well structured and my mails always arriving on time. I know that many won't agree, especially students who care only for the brand name including the word 'state'. If someone wants to succeed, then Penn Foster is a good option.Many graduates from well known schools, lacking skills, so enroll with PF and put more effort into your studies.

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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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Penn Foster Career School is a decent school to learn a new trade or expand on knowledge gained elsewhere. I obtained a certificate in business security and now I am in the second semester of the CJ associates degree. The student portal is very user friendly, and the student care staff has been very helpful when a problem occurred. My employer gave me a slight pay raise once I completed the program. Some colleges may not accept the credits for transfer, but that should be addressed BEFORE enrolling.

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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2019
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I just enrolled in Penn Foster's B.Sc. in Business Management program a couple of weeks ago. There was a glitch in the enrollment process but it was because I'm located in Canada and they accidentally enrolled me as a "domestic" student. We had to cancel my initial enrolment and do it a second time. A minor inconvenience but it was quickly remedied. I hit the course materials hard, averaging roughly four or five hours a day of study time. The information is interesting and informative, and up-to-date. There are quite a few exercises to do which make you really think about the material that you're learning. The one thing I do find rather annoying about the Information Literacy program is that there's no way to essentially "bookmark" where you've left off so you can pick up from that spot again. You have to basically scroll through all the screens until you find your place. I'm not sure if this will be an ongoing concern or not but if it is, based on what I've seen so far, it will be a minor irritation. The exams are all open book. That doesn't mean you won't have to study and really give some thought to the questions before selecting your answers. Some of the answers are buried within the material so just skimming through the information isn't going to cut it. You have to read the lessons closely. I really like that you can print a preview of the exam before you start each lesson. This means that you can get an idea of what information you really need to look for when you're reading the lessons. What I've been doing so far is ticking off the answers as I go, IF they stand out at me. Not all of them do. So far I've written three exams and I've only gotten 100% on one of them. I'm looking forward to continuing my program. I wasn't sure how it would go but so far it's been great.

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Yvonne Vasser - 11 days ago

I love this school . It's so convenient you can work and still have time for a career. 5 stars

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Degree: Electronics
Graduation Year: 2015
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The information is great. You can work at your own pace. They have a scheduler to keep you on track. I work as a field technician and part of my work is with electronics. I have never had any formal training. This course helped me better understand some of the things that I am doing. It has also taught me new information. I'm glad I did it. I am probably going to take another course. The only problem I found was some type errors in the online books.

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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 - 2 months 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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abbie - 18 days ago

I want to enroll in the coding program how was it?

and were you able to find a job right away?

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Linda - 4 days ago

did you get a job as a medical coder?

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stefanhy - 2 days ago

Do you get hands on training?

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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: 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 - 3 months ago

You graduated in 1992?

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adi - 3 months 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 - 4 months 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 - 4 months ago

Also post customer reviews on the BBB page.

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