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Do. Not. Enroll. Here!!! I'm trying to get out! I know people who teach here. They just fired their entire education team of teachers! When you call you will no longer get a teacher! They have people called Advocates talking to students now. These people have HS diplomas or GEDS!!! THERE ARE NO MORE REAL TEACHERS AT THIS SCHOOL! If you go there get out! Go somewhere else! Your degree will not be accredited. They are going to lose their Accreditation. Beware! If you call ask where the real teachers went!
First things first, we are all adults. Do not expect to be babied with this college. THAT'S LIFE. People are complaining because they have had medical issues or that they change their mind or had to go out of state for a while--people need to understand that ALL colleges will require you to still pay them for their programs (Most of the time they collect payment upfront. Penn Foster is nice enough to let us make payments) Also, you really can't beat their prices but that's beside the point. That being said, I believe this school is great. It has been a long journey as I started in 2015 but you have to be self-motivated to finish. There are days where you just don't want to do anything but think of your future and usually you'll become motivated again. I'm now entering my last semester and then I'll have my Bachelors of Science for Criminal Justice and I'm SO excited. Thank you for the opportunity to be able to "attend" this school PF. P.S. Those that complain about certain programs not being "registered" with your state, it clearly states before you start those programs on their web page that you need to make sure the program is accredited or not or if they will require any additional tests/courses. Stop making PF look like the bad guy--they really aren't.
Enrolled my daughter so she could do her dream of working with animals. They lied to us all right from the beginning. They said they work with the VA but they never submitted the enrollment to the VA for benifets and when asked they said no. They said it was covered and then now said they no longer take it. They scammed us and we are a military family who trusted them with our child and her education. We are now walking away from the school. I do not recommend this place to any military family. This place only cared for drama as the woman who we spoke with was yelling and very rude over the phone and kept say no and that my child and our family were fliers for saying that they would work with the VA.. However we have a copy of all our conversations!
Hi I am a current PFC student. I absolutely love the school. The online platform is unexcelled and the student support staff is really helpful. I really appreciate the lost cost but high educational value PFC offers. This school isnt easy. You have to be a self motivated person in order to do well at PFC. You take one class at a time but if you study hard you can easily finish a class in less than a month. So theres a very good chance you will finish your degree sooner than you could possibly imagine. PFC gets a lot of hate and I believe that 99% of it comes from people who are not suited to take online classes. Penn Foster College is a wonderful school.
Please don't waste your time money or energy. Once they find out about your ethnicity they will start to discriminate. Not sure if it's the entire school or just he staff. I'd say, if the faculty is aware, something should be done. However, instructors are very prejudice and will have no sympathy, nor compassionate about issues at hand. If no one says anything, they will continue to allow mistreat and unjust towards the paying student, while allowing you believe you'er advancing then knock you down by helping you quit, by talking down on you. - (No remorse - No alternatives). Leaving you to believe that you are a failure! I will continue to climb the latter to the highest degree of escalations until they are fully investigated and this problem gets resolved. The two of the main people are Donna Evans and Russel Dayy (not sure if they are husband & wife, but there's definitely something fishy going on). I did not think this behavior actually still exist.
I wouldn't waste the money. First, and foremost, the certification for dental assisting means nothing in my state. Yes, Penn Foster has the amount of externship hours technically accounted for, however, they gave no information regarding needing to take the radiology examination, nor do they offer a real certificate, just a "career diploma." What this means is that without an actual certificate, and a passing score on the radiology exam, I cannot practice in my state. Luckily for me, I already have a certificate and I was only using this course as a refresher. The other big issue I ran into is the monetary aspect of the program. I should be done with my payments in December, however, I just found out that Penn Foster has only been charging me $10 every other month. This is a problem, because this means I won't complete my payments until April. I was not told that I would be charged this way, and while this could be a positive selling point to some, it isn't to me. I was supposed to be charged $70 a month until December. Overall, communication on Penn Foster's end is next to non-existent. If you need assistance for anything, good luck finding someone competent enough to help you. They are relaxed on some rules/policies, yet overly strict with others. For example, I wanted to take advantage of the optional externship (you can't even become licensed in AZ without an externship, this should NOT be optional), however, they would not allow me to use my previous externship hours to count towards some of their externship. I was told during initial contact that I would be able to do this. I sent in a certified copy of my transcript, from my first school, to prove that I had already completed an externship before, but they would not accept it. This goes against their "credit friendly" facade and proves, to me, that they are scammers. Nothing has gone according to my initial phone call to admissions, where I was told $70 a month, credit towards my externship, and that this "diploma" means anything. It would have been an added bonus for my resume, just to show employers that while I've been out on medical leave for a long time, I didn't allow that to stop me from polishing up my skills, but this wasn't worth it. Money wasted. Good luck getting that diploma, too. They basically hold it hostage until you make your final payment. I do not recommend this school, nor do I condone its practices. This specific program is okay for someone who is needing refresher information, however, is not an actual program for those looking to start a career in Dental Assisting. RUN.
I was really disappointed in the program. First, it was hard to contact instructors, and even though the book would say one thing, if the instructor said another your grades would suffer and consideration that you were online was not taken. I did typically get good grades but my Proctor exam grades were awful. Final grades suffered badly an all because they took an "I have control" attitude. The exams were open book an I put all the answers learned from the books yet instructors constantly gave bad grades on test if they personally disagreed with the answer. I would not recommend the course. Go to a community college were you can learn what you need and have have to face contact.
I called many times for my internship since I finished my program ahead of time, but they dont help me at all! It just a waist of money! They promise that they are going to pay the first test or PTCB test but I ended up paid my own. Im regretted that I enrolled to this school.
DONT SIGN UP FOR THIS SCHOOL! Penn Foster is a horrible college. I had to cancel my enrollment due to having to go to doctors which is wasting my time. I understand having to pay for the registration fee, but I was in this school a month and didn't take a lesson and now they're saying i need to pay for the registration fee plus lessons I have taken. I haven't taken any lessons and they're refusing to understand this. This school s***** you over any way they can. DON'T LET THEM FOOL YOU! THIS SCHOOL IS A S***!
Great accredited online school. Definitely challenging, but it is worth it in the end. Staff was helpful. Essays and projects take too long to grade, but that is my onlycomplaint. Overall, I am quite satisfied with Penn foster and do recommend to others.