Penn Foster Career School Reviews

2.5 out of 5 stars
(155 Reviews)
45% of 155 students said this degree improved their career prospects
48% of 155 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
VET ASSIST. - 1/11/2016
Degree: Veterinary Technician
Graduation Year: 2010
"Not worth it. They did not help me at all with the externship:l. They say they will provide you with a list, but when you ask for help all they say is "you have to do this part on your own". I could not complete my course I worked very hard on because of this one step. I ran out of time because vets don't do the externship said anymore."
2.3 out of 5 stars
Former Student - 12/29/2015
Degree: Writing
Graduation Year: 2015
"I signed up for the Freelance Writing program with Penn Foster to learn more about freelancing in general and how to succeed as a freelance writer. The program gives you a good amount of information to start but similiar information is online for free or at a much lower cost- you just have to do some digging. I was very dissapointed with the lack of communication from Penn Foster. No one is checking up with you to see how you are doing, there is no sense of community, no inquiry or even an introduction from a professor/instructor. Not much direction either, you are really on your own. Customer service was always helpful though."
4.6 out of 5 stars
no - 12/27/2015
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2012
"Unsure of dates-helped in health class at vocational technical school I was attending, and also added more background knowledge while working at a personal care home and also as a direct care aide in a nursing facility. The hospitality/hotel management course helped me to understand the background of the hotel industry I previously worked in, along with working in the retail environment. Due to the background I had, I was asked if I would like become a manager-in the store's management training program. Also, I was able to make self -directed decisions as per observing residents, apply emergency help where needed as per staff training at each facility I worked at. I am indebted to this school for my background training in each related field, including a diploma from a technical school that trained is to become an EKG technician along with pleobotomy training which led me to doing finger stick testing in an assistant care home, all which enabled me to work at each facility without direct supervision, but had access to a supervisor as needed, along with several commendations, I wouldn't have received these without the help you gave me or the training I could also apply to each position I held. For this I am very grateful. I was able to add hazmat training learned for each field I worked in., including cleaning up blood in the retail environment. You can apply anything learned and apply it to other work environments. Both the medical assistant,and the hotel management courses were for a diploma. along with the EKG combined course"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Mario - 10/26/2015
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014
"Worst school don't waste your money and time.this school isn't a school it's a scam for your money $2000 for nothing.they don't have anything but greed for money that's all they don't care if you succeed. Don't enroll it's a scam they are a bad school."
1.7 out of 5 stars
Nikki - 10/21/2015
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2015
"I paid to have my diploma and transcripts sent second day delivery and come to find out the do not offer that service so they took my money and I have no diploma and the are giving me a hard time about refunding my money...... Please train your staff the value of honesty it is not nice to take peoples money for a service you don't even offer!!!!!!"
4.8 out of 5 stars
Veronica - 10/2/2015
Degree: Writing
Graduation Year: 2016
"I decided to do this course to keep jogging my mind while taking a gap year. I'm doing it online through ICS Canada, and I personally am enjoying the information and motivation I get from doing this course. Though I sometimes question how updated it is, I'm not having any real problems with it. Good luck with your studies!!"
4.3 out of 5 stars
Cai - 9/12/2015
Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016
"Penn Foster is pretty legit. I haven't completed my course yet but just a word of advise. You can do anything you set your mind to. Penn Foster gives you the tools and knowledge, it's simply up to you of what you will build. Nothing comes easy. Just stay focused and work hard. Any questions or concerns their will always be help for you and even if you don't agree with this program it will always be something to make your resume look good and also a stepping stone towards your career goals."
3.6 out of 5 stars
Mickey - 8/20/2015
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
A happy Student - 8/14/2015
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2024
"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"
4.5 out of 5 stars
Blueprint - 8/10/2015
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2017
"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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