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Degree: Paralegal
Graduation Year: 2018

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.

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Degree: Pharmacy Technician
Graduation Year: 2014

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.

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Degree: Veterinary Technician
Graduation Year: 2020

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***!

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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2020

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.

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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017

Penn Foster College is awesome! I graduated with a 3.68 gpa and earned my bachelor of science degree in criminal justice in 2017. Best college ever and best decision Ive ever made. The school is awesome and the staff and professors are very knowledgeable and helpful!

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Degree: Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
Graduation Year: 2019

Penn Foster College appears to be a great idea UNTIL you finish 10 lessons (not even a quarter of the semester) and have to withdraw for medical reasons and the school will not let you withdraw without requiring you to pay the rest of the semester and an outrageous $340 enrollment fee. Which they don't tell you about when enrolling. They are not an honest school and they are a complete rip off. Even the "text books" have idiotic errors in them that made me roll my eyes. I did not feel like I was getting a quality education at all while I was there, and so much of the material was unnecessary and just "filler" material to charge you more money. I would never ever recommend this school to anyone and I regret my decision to ever give them a chance.

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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2019

I am attending Penn Foster have had no issues with billing. I pay each semester up front and receive all of my learning materials on time. I was skeptical at first but wow I was surprised with all that you will learn in the bachelor's degree program in business management.

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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

I thought the program was very thorough. I had previously attended the University of Phoenix online and this was much cheaper - and I learned WAY more through this program than through UOP. My degree has been helpful, but should have done a more specialized degree -not the school's fault - mine. Would recommend to anyone to try this school out. You are truly on your own though -so if you need interaction -pick a different school. I learn better without people bothering me so this worked great.

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Degree: Teacher Assistant/Aide
Graduation Year: 2017

I went into the program hoping to learn something. Their program is sooo out dated. They went as far as the mid 1990's with the technical info. I didn't complete the program. They are still trying to charge me for the outdated course. The board of education needs to look into every school to make sure their info is up to standard. I refuse to pay.

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Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2016

Do not waste your time or money on this program. I have worked in the medical field for 15 years doing claims and billing. With years of experience using the icd, cpt, and hcpc codes it should be easy to find work. After making close to 100 applications to coding jobs and not getting even 1 interview, it is totally useless. This is after passing the CPC exam as well. The simple fact comes down to nobody wants to hire a newby to coding when there are several others out there with prior experience. 99% of these jobs require at least 2-3 years of coding experience to apply. Even if they dont, somebody that has the experience will get the job. If somebody with a closely related background can't get in. then somebody with no related experience doesn't stand a chance. Save your time and money going to something else.

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