Penn Foster College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (145)
This is a terrible school that rips you off and won't refund the money that you take even though you did not enroll in the class and tried to cancel. I have asked for my refund and they have refused. They post offers for programs and then later refund them as well. The customer service is also terrible leaving you on hold forever!!!!!!!
Hi, I'm a former Graphic design (Associates degree) student at Penn foster college. I actually just finished my degree and got the grade for my last exam and I'm so glad I enrolled in this program. I have learned a LOT during the course of this degree and got a job as a contract graphic designer during the last semester. I don't understand why Penn foster associates degree is not regionally accredited yet. It really deserves to get more recognition. The Instructors and student care were also very helpful throughout the 3+ yrs i spent as student here. I thought I could never earn a degree with two small kids and in my mid 30s but I'm so thankful to God and faculty at Penn foster for all the help. I'm glad there is a college like Penn foster to help people like me achieve our dreams from our homes, with our busy schedules and all the responsibilities. I can't even begin to talk about how good their course material is and how easy they make it for the student to learn online. I can go on and on... :) Penn foster is the one and only online college I'd recommend to everyone without a doubt. Good luck fellow students! Never give up on your dreams to earn a degree and get started with a new career!
I'm in my first semester of Penn Fosters Human Resources Associate Degree program and so far I love it. The online study guides are great and compliment the text books well. I received my 1st text book with in 1 week. While I was waiting for it to arrive I was able to read and study the study guide. So far the courses have been very informative and educational. I have learned a lot. Just like any program you choose from any school, you get what you put into it. I work full time, I have children who are active in sports and my husband works a lot of hours so having the ability to work at my own pace is perfect for me. Penn Foster also has a fantastic and supportive student community filled with wonderful people. I'm glad I choose Penn Foster and will probably pursue my Bachelors through Penn Foster
They managed to delay my progress every step of the way. They do not communicate changes to accounts with students. My paperwork was lost after I had sent it in a month prior and it was not until I contacted them that they looked for it and located it. Took me a year to get through 2 semesters because of all the delays. Very unhappy with how they handle student issues and keep track of their students materials.
I just completed the second semester of the Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. I completed a certificate program with them a while back, so I decided to stick with Penn Foster. It is definitely a great school for people who juggle work, kids etc. The exams, and discussion boards correspond well with the textbooks and study guides. If your looking to transfer and lot of the courses are ACE reviewed so it helps, but do research with the school you want to transfer to first. Many regionally accredited schools will not accept transfer credits from nationally accredited schools like Penn Foster, Ashworth etc. They do not have graduations so if that is big deal then Ashworth college is similar in price, curriculum, and they conduct a graduation ceremony.
At pennfoster Collge the instructors and and student care are always eager to help whenever I call or email with a question, I highly recommend Pennfoster to anyone specially to busy parents with Kids and work! Also very cheap compared to the other college look how much you $$$ in the semester!!
I saw someone else's post both before I started with this school and also just now I completely agree. I came into some financial difficulties and I havent even complete 50% of my class and they are wanting me to pay more than 50% of the tuition. Unfortunately, no one expects to be thrown out of their parents house at 20 but that has happened to me and my husband and out 5 month old. I explained to student care and they have not yet replied to me. And the few replies I have gotten were disrespectful. I would not recommend this school to anyone simply because alot of it is online and anyone can pass the classes with that being said.
I wouldn't even give this school 1 star but unfortunely It made me. I fell into financially difficulties halfway through my first semester. When i called the student care to explain to them I needed to cancel my enrollment they were extremely rude and not the least bit compassionate. I was told to either finish the semester of pay the remaining balance of 1300. I don't understand why I have to pay for classes I haven't even taken. That is complete bs. I will never ever reccomend this ignorant school to anyone. They are money hungry and could care less about any of their students. STAY FAR AWAY FROM PENN FOSTER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I enrolled with Penn Foster in 2008 by in the Computer Information Systems Degree program and completed my degree in 2012. I'm currently enrolled in the PC Maintenance Degree Program, in my final semester. When I look back over the past 6 years of studies, I'm still excited and proud of what I've accomplished along my Penn Foster journey. I've learned how valuable Penn Foster is to me personally, what it stands for, what goes on behind the scenes, the faculty, the instructors, fellow students, the Student Ambassador program, and the value of the community. Penn Foster has provided the means for me to succeed in life, one step at a time, one goal at a time, one dream at a time. I've found the instructors, Student Services, staff, and fellow students very helpful when I have had questions about my courses. I love the community feature because it gives students a way to interact with each other, plan study groups, meetups, and because it gives the students a sense of belonging. I highly recommend anyone looking to further their education, look into Penn Foster. You won't be disappointed. You can study at your own pace, all courses are completed online, it's affordable.
I love PF. It is so easy to get my degree and work. The instructors and and student care are always eager to help whenever I call or email with a question! I highly recommend this school for anyone that has other priorities in their life that prevent them from attending another school.