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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 out of 5
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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.

2 out of 5
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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!!!!!!

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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 out of 5
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Degree: Dental Assisting/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.

4 out of 5
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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 out of 5
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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

5 out of 5
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Degree: Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, Other
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.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2014

Penn Foster Career School is a decent school to learn a new trade or expand on knowledge gained elsewhere. I obtained a certificate in business security and now I am in the second semester of the CJ associates degree. The student portal is very user friendly, and the student care staff has been very helpful when a problem occurred. My employer gave me a slight pay raise once I completed the program. Some colleges may not accept the credits for transfer, but that should be addressed BEFORE enrolling.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2019

I just enrolled in Penn Foster's B.Sc. in Business Management program a couple of weeks ago. There was a glitch in the enrollment process but it was because I'm located in Canada and they accidentally enrolled me as a "domestic" student. We had to cancel my initial enrolment and do it a second time. A minor inconvenience but it was quickly remedied. I hit the course materials hard, averaging roughly four or five hours a day of study time. The information is interesting and informative, and up-to-date. There are quite a few exercises to do which make you really think about the material that you're learning. The one thing I do find rather annoying about the Information Literacy program is that there's no way to essentially "bookmark" where you've left off so you can pick up from that spot again. You have to basically scroll through all the screens until you find your place. I'm not sure if this will be an ongoing concern or not but if it is, based on what I've seen so far, it will be a minor irritation. The exams are all open book. That doesn't mean you won't have to study and really give some thought to the questions before selecting your answers. Some of the answers are buried within the material so just skimming through the information isn't going to cut it. You have to read the lessons closely. I really like that you can print a preview of the exam before you start each lesson. This means that you can get an idea of what information you really need to look for when you're reading the lessons. What I've been doing so far is ticking off the answers as I go, IF they stand out at me. Not all of them do. So far I've written three exams and I've only gotten 100% on one of them. I'm looking forward to continuing my program. I wasn't sure how it would go but so far it's been great.

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