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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

I began the online program with high hopes and lofty aspirations. However, I found it very hard to get a job. Employers laugh when they see my degree is from Penn Foster. I feel woefully inadequate and ill prepared for the work force. There were no instructors that could be easily reached and concerning the projects it was either if the I did them I passed or the projects were rejected on merits that were not discussed or taught in the course. The cost of the education is low and the quality of the education is also very low. Please reconsider for applying to attend classes at Penn Foster.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017

Penn Foster College is an awesome school! The staff are knowledgeable and the classes were great. I graduated in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice and I've already found employment as a social service worker with state government, I'm starting my Master of Criminal Justice degree with Columbia Southern University this fall and I can't wait to get started. Obtaining my B.S. degree from Penn Foster College was one of the best if not the best decision I've ever made!

1 out of 5
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Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2017

By far the biggest waste of money and time, I would never recommend this to anyone, I am upset I even got myself in this mess and wasted a grand and a year of my time to walk away with such a bad experience. DO NOT USE PENN FOSTER!! BIG MISTAKE, DO NOT MAKE THE SAME ONE I DID!

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1 out of 5
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Degree: Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Graduation Year: 2019

worst online college ever dont ever get deceived by cheap tuition the school is a scam they only care about your money the service is very poor the curriculum is outdated very old customer service is terrible and unknowlegible when you call student services or your instructors for help good luck to get hold of someone holdtimes vary but minimum hold is about 45mins to an hr IF YOU WANT TO MAKE THE WORST EDUCATION DECISION DONT ENROLL WITH PENNFOSTER TRY OTHER ONLINE COLLEGES

5 out of 5
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Degree: Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Graduation Year: 2017

I cannot speak for everyone but I can speak for myself. I have a job in management in manufacturing so it does not really matter what school I attend as long as it is accredited by the US Dept. of Education which Penn Foster College is listed as DEAC, now if you want to transfer either go to the school that partners up with PFC or go to a regionally accredited school. My BS in Business management is just a check mark for requirements when getting a job. I did not feel the material at this school were easy at all. All the final exams were proctored and challenging. I had to put in a lot of work to get my degree. All my instructors returned my phone calls and emails in a timely manner. Customer service was excellent as well. I never had an issue with the payment since I always paid each semester in full and got a discount for it. Just make sure you really read the fine print and ask questions before enrolling, make sure you really understand what you are signing up for. Do not judge this school as illegitimate. I know people who have went to the top schools in the country and are in debt and can't get a job or make way less than I do. This is the truth. I am debt free because this school is cheap and allowed me time to work and study. Otherwise, I really would not have the time or the money. It doesn't matter what school you attended. What matters in the end is your drive and determination. It depends if you are a winner or not. I believe I won because I got a degree the cheapest way possible and have a good job that pays well.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Graduation Year: 2016

Waste of your time and your money. For starters, it's a self taught program (which isn't that big of a deal), but as far as in need of a teacher help when stuck on an assignment or have questions...they are no help what so ever to you. If you call the school for help, the customer service is terrible, they have you hold for the longest period of time and then transfer you to someone that doesn't know how to help you so they transfer multiple times until connected with the right person. Teachers don't get back in touch right away, it's more like 2 weeks later. If you want a refund or to leave the program, they charge all these excessive fees or just straight up tell you that you still owe the full payment. You don't learn anything...this school is a severe joke and they only want the money which why all those promotions are always advertised. It's a waste of money and time...don't go. Save yourself and just go to an actual college, high school, career school face to face.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2017

I absolutely love the school and the program it worked with my budget and when I couldn't make my payments on the specific due date they allowed me to move it no problem yes the class is online so really don't have teacher interaction but I expected that when I signed up because it is online and when o had a question it was answered within a day or two depending when I emailed them...never had a bad experience with any of the people I talked to or emailed. Every person is different and experience is different.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Veterinary Technician
Graduation Year: 2017

This is the worst and fakest online course. Don't sign anything you'll be bonded to contract and pay out even if you didn't attend. It's not a real schoool. You could never speak to a real person when you have a problem. All they do is steal money. I wouldn't recommend to anyone.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2017

I see so many bad reviews on here and not a lot of explanation as to why. I think past students did not do their research or really understand what they were getting into when signing up. (payment polices and what not). I am in the Business Management Bachelor's program and I am now on my 4th course with this school. The student portal is extremely user friendly compared with Ashworth College. There is a vast amount of resources and a community website you can join through the school that is extremely helpful. I'm also on a FB page for Penn Foster business students that I find is invaluable as a way to connect with other students. Their coursework is tough and up to date with current trends. This school lives up to other school's. This is not a scam or rip off at all. I am a previous straight A student and I spent HOURS today studying my butt off and passed with an 80%. It's challenging yet rewarding. I can't wait to complete this program and know full well I received a top notch education. Also, anytime I have a question or concern I contact the school and I always hear back right away with extreme mannerism and professionalism.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016

The courses were ok, the teachers weren't that helpful. I was trying to transfer my credit and they can't transfer because of Penn Fosters accreditation. So now the Accounting classes I took here were a waste of time and my money because no one will accept them. So the school I'm going to I basically have to start the program over. And you can't claim your out of pocket expenses to get credit for this school because they don't participate with the IRS. Not happy at all.

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