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Degree: Veterinary Technician
Graduation Year: 2016

Great program. Staff support is awesome. Highly recommended. Can work on it on my own time.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Dog/Pet/Animal Grooming
Graduation Year: 1992

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.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015

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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Degree: HVAC
Graduation Year: 2012

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.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Graphic Design
Graduation Year: 2015

I am a current student at this school. When I started this school was great, I loved it. They were very fast to get me enrolled and started. Now, I am very displeased. It takes 1-2 weeks for them to grade a project, 1-2 weeks to send you applications to continue with your degree and 1-2 months to send you the coursework. They are prided with letting you go at your own pace. That is not the case. They go at their pace, as it is convenient for them. Only apply for this school if you have months to waste on waiting on them. They take the longest time possible for everything. I am working on my associates degree, which is a 2 year degree. 2 years to them is actually 4-5 years. I am in year 4, going on 5 with them. This school needs to get their stuff together.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Veterinary Technician
Graduation Year: 2016

My first semester at Penn Foster went great. My second semester was a going very well until I did my first practicum. I submitted everything. All my pictures, all my reports, and all my signed paperwork. After some time of waiting for my next semester I find out that I need to redo EVERYTHING because all of my materials I sent we lost. I had my postage tracked and has confirmation it was delivered but Penn Foster said it was not received. After all the stress and the headache of quickly trying to redo my entire practicum my teacher still has not graded any other my work to continue on with my studies!! I would not recommend Penn Foster to anyone who is trying to quickly get a degree or to anyone who has a difficult time studying online. The teachers at Penn Foster are VERY incompetent during my experience.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2010

I completed the High school Diploma & Computer Support Technician Career Diploma and then I'm working with CompTIA A+ Certification right now, Penn Foster's programs and find them to be very informative and up to date. Penn Foster's Student Services is easy to contact and they will work with you to address any problems you may be having with the program, I decided to do some research on schools and found Penn Foster. It has everything I was looking for. Flexible schedule perfect for me, The books are super easy to understand too. I love it! A great experience overall!

1 out of 5
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Degree: Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management
Graduation Year: 0

This school is a complete scam. I regret the time I enrolled in this school. Even if I tried to cancel the program that I was enrolled still they charged me the full amount after completing only three lessons out of sixteen. So if you are thinking of enrolling to this school better think twice or you’ll regret it.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Penn Foster, like every school, has its pros and cons. I was assigned the most fabulous instructor who really stepped in the help me all the time. I'm a student at a different college and transferred almost half of my credits from penn foster. Penn Foster conveniently worked around my schedule, taking courses at night. I totally recommend Penn Foster.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Graduation Year: 1111

I am doing billing for OBGYN doctor for more then a year, but I need the certificate, that's why I enrolled in billing and coding classes online.The total program has 51 lessons, almost half of it is not about billing and coding! Its a lot of unnecessary material, which is good for managers, or somebody else only not for billing and coding. I didn' even get to coding classes yet, and i passed already 25 classes. It was about laws and ethics, maths, basic pharmacology, words and excell, stupid projects, english writing, punctuation and a lot more bull. I'm not saying that its not good to know, but you sign up to get classes for medical billing and coding!!! The only usefull lessons were body systems and terminology , which actually you'll have to know when you get to do billing. In general the program could be much shorter and not give you all this unnecessary study material. You'll waste a lot of time before getting to what you need to know, so if you find another school with a program which doesn't have all this extra material which you dont need, go with that one, dont go with penn foster

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