Penn Foster College Reviews

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Graduation Year: 2013
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I am very pleased with the education I recieved from Secret GED Loophole. I had dropped out of high school due to my dad passing away and had to find work to help out with bills around the house and was worried that I would not be able to obtain a decent job, so I looked at my options. Getting a GED was okay, but my sister, who was working in human resources at the time, told me that when they get an application with a GED on it they toss it, so I decided to look at Distance Education. Secret Ged loophole was the way to go. They had programs that would accept transfers of credit from my old high school, so I called my old school and asked them if they would accept transfers from the recommended schools through SecretGedloophole.com and they said yes, so I did the last two credits that 1 needed with and sent the transcripts to my school through secretgedloophole.com and I got my diploma :) The were no classes but the courses were super easy and manageable. I completed the entire Five subjects and essay in 4 days, entirely online from home. I passed my courses and now I am a full-time college student! :) The communication was great, They don't hassle you at all, but they do let you know important things (i.e. discounts, study tips to passing exams) Overall, I would definately recommend Secretgedloophole.com to anyone and hope that they have as wonderful an experience as I had. I will definately recommend secretgedloophole.com again to anyone.

DO NOT SIGN UP FOR CLASSES WITH THIS ...
Joshua Michaelson -
Degree: Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
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I enrolled with Penn Foster a couple of weeks ago and got my whole caurse uploaded into my student account. I looked at the introduction page and took the little test at the end on the introduction page. That is literally all that I had time for. starting a new job and having a baby on the way I just dont have time to sit down and take this coarse. SO I contacted Penn Foster about this. talked to them about canceling my program since I havent even seen any of the material on the coarse and they want to try and charge me over two hundred dollars to cancel my account. for looking at the introduction page an doing doing the little test at the end. I find this absolutely rediculous. and I give this school two thumbs down. i mean what a rip off. I treid to negotiate a little with the girl on the phone and they are just trying to stick it to me. like what a horrible school and what a horrible way to handle people. I have not even looked at the coarse material and they are trying to chrage me over 200 bucks to cancel my enrollment. I refuse to pay this and these people arent even willing to work with me on it. bottom line I'm not gonna pay for something i have not and will not use. DO NOT SIGN UP FOR CLASSES WITH THIS SCHOOL, IT IS A COMPLETE JOKE AND A RIP OFF.

Review By Had
Degree: Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
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I enrolled in this school because I thought finding practicum sites would be okay. When I finished all four semesters and had to do practicum 2, which entailed large annals, I was unable to obtain a site. I looked all over different states and whenever I said I was going to Penn Foster they refused to help me. The school had a bad rep. Unless you have a relationship already with a large animal clinic you are better off choosing a distance learning school who had an on site facility to do these skills or you will be very disappointed in the end. Many students have had this problem and the school will say otherwise. The courses are good but you are left on your own in the end and the school does not care. They already got your money

Review By Taylor
Degree: Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
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I was skeptical, like everyone else, about Penn Foster at first. I was worried about whether or not it was a college that could be taken seriously to receive a degree from. I have researched it many time and found that it a good, accredited school. I love the curriculum. I love the course work that I am given. Everything is at your own pace which was what mainly won me over. I went to a traditional technical school for one semester and dropped out because maintaining a 40+ hour work schedule with due dates for assignments and classes were too much. I am pleased that I can do this work at my own pace, on my time. All my assignments have been graded within a couple days. The material that they mail to you comes quick in the mail, but it's not even needed because they put the material online for you too, and I just mainly use that. The instructors are helpful with questions, and they have even helped me out when I didn't understand one of the assignments. Very pleased with the school. I am currently enrolled for associate in Vet Tech. I wish they had a bachelor program for it, but at least I do hope to enroll for their bachelor program for Business Management. I hope that it all pays off in the long run.

Awesome online legal education!
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Degree: Legal Studies, General
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I have been employed as a paralegal for more than ten years; however, I have never finished by college education. Two years ago, I decided to enroll in the Penn Foster College program. I have been completely satisfied with this experience. I have found that the materials are excellent and, if a student is dedicated in his/her studies, this program will prepare you for an entry level paralegal position. I would strongly recommend this program to anyone who would like to enter the legal field . . . an area where there is almost always well compensated employment available.

Incompetent instructors, slow to do a...
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Degree: Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
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This school is a joke. They move like slugs. They have CVT employees grading English papers, who have no idea what they are doing and each exam so far and I am through semester 2 I have had to have them correct but it was graded wrong. Very sad when you have to go back and correct your own tests because the instructors got it wrong. My English composition papers are still waiting to get graded after being submitted over three weeks ago. Doc Jim hides and doesn't deal with any of the conflict. I have reached out and emailed and called them 32 times to get past just this English Comp class....really scared to see how poorly they handle the next two semesters. Also....none of their credits transfer to other colleges....just beware!

Was a perfect fit for me
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Graduation Year: 03
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I loved the HS diploma course since I had to leave public school due to 3 knee surgeries I. One year at the age of 16. I had done slme traditional homeschooling but it wasn't working for me. I then started the Hospitality Mang. course no longer offered :-( and loved it as well. I do plan on using them again in my future. Ok I have read some of these reviews & I just shake my head cause some of this stuff peolle are saying isn't tight. There are things said that PF doesn't tell you, no every compliant I read is info that is provided if you read your agreement and assignment schedule info.

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Degree: Nursing Science
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I just think everyone should know that Penn Foster is a joke! They lie about there programs and if you Received VA benefits they will lie and tell you that the classes you are taking will be covered by VA support. G Hhh BbI I was told if I would like to cancel I could and no charge during to all the

Penn Foster is a great college for th...
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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
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I love this school! Penn foster gives me the ability to work and study at my own pace. It is a fully accredited school. I had no trouble when I needed to extend my time. I am getting a quality education. They do not give any slack because you are doing it online. At this point I am fully satisfied that I am getting a quality education, fully accredited, and for a fraction of the cost I paid at Indiana Wesleyan University for my first degree. This one will be paid before I am finished and my employer has reimbursed my tuition. I could not be happier. They even gave fair or better on credits for classes from my previous degree. Jen

awsme school
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Graduation Year: 2012
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The highschool diploma at pennfoster is a very good program , and not as easy you may think it is. I live in New York and this diploma got me a long way , I can go to any community college I want to with no hesitation.. I currently work at a hospital making $20 a hour. It is acceedited !! I am aslo Inrolled in the pf college I can not go to a campus due to work I am taking up criminal justice It is not regionally acredited like the h.s diploma is has anyone finished the program and got thru with employment ?

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