Penn Foster College Reviews

3.12 out of 5 stars
(194 Reviews)
61% of 194 students said this degree improved their career prospects
65% of 194 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
RACIST, PERIOD. - 6/13/2019
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
1.6 out of 5 stars
F.Johnson - 5/22/2019
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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madelwei - 4/24/2019
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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Be careful of this school - 4/16/2019
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***!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Dave - 4/3/2019
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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Donald S. - 3/27/2019
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!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Haley - 3/18/2019
Degree: Veterinary Technician
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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wking - 2/28/2019
Degree: Business
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."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Shannon - 1/8/2019
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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Never Again - 9/8/2018
Degree: Teaching
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."