Penn Foster College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (152)
I would not recommend this college. There is little to no communication between the financial aid, admin or instructors. I tired to get a list of payments I had made never got it the entire time I was going to school with them. After you have been enrolled and set up pay it is like to ignore you all together. I would have to talk to them sometimes daily to get updates on what classes I was enrolled in or when or what i was supposed to pay. After I would pay I would ask if I could get a statement I wouldn't get an responses. Then I had to pay for some more schooling but I needed to pay the previous but couldn't pay all the amount so I was paying monthly was told that as long as I paid I wouldn't be sent to collections, but....... that didn't happen, I was sent and the amount that I was supposed to pay was incorrect from what I had paid and what was the balance. That didn't seem to matter. Communication with the school is almost non-existent.
My daughter is almost done with medical billing and coding. The program has been great. She did not finish it and they gave a an extension for 6 months. Plus, every time time she has written a paper, they have it graded within 48 hours. The rest of the exams are multiple choice and you get you exam graded immediately. I am very pleased as a parent with this online program.
I earned my A.A.S. degree in criminal justice thru my local community college in 2004. Penn Foster College is an excellent College! I am set to graduate in Dec. 2016 with B.S. in criminal justice, so far I have maintained a 3.7 GPA while working full-time.
Straight up, ANY education is good when a Veteran, person off the street, or single mom struggling with kids, can improve their quality of life. This program, though NOT a panacea compared to big name schools, in classroom technical schools and such, Does give you tools RECOGNIZED by the following employers for whom I did transfer coursework work or participate in serious interviews, receive legitimate promotions and PAY for completing the even some of the studies; U S Government, U S Military, State of Indiana, State of Virginia, State of North Carolina, Massachusetts, Maryland, University of Ohio, Unv of Indiana, University of Maryland, University of Maryland/Univ College, Forsyth Technical College, and numerous large and small business. I am currently working for Herbalife and yes my course work was considered at least, I am also referred for yet another position in the Federal Government, with my coursework being KEY in getting the nod! Good Luck to anyone who USES WHAT YOU LEARNED, not just what you heard!
Very good school and a very good program. However the internship requirement was makes me want to change schools and degrees......................................................................................................................................
I didn't have any problems with this school. I paid in full for program and received all my textbooks and materials within 7 days. I graduated with 3.5 GPA and never had any problems with the website or any training materials. I would recommend them to anyone looking to continue school that doesn't have the funds or needs to make smaller payments. I was able to learn at my own pace and if I needed assistance, there was an instructor available for me 24/7 along with community page and virtual library. It was a great experience. I'm soon to be re-enrolled for A.S Degree in ECE (Early Childhood Education)
I went to my local community college for a few weeks but I was working almost 100 hours every two weeks and I quit. I started to look for an alternative way to get an Associates Degree and someone told me about about a college that you can do through the mail (This was before all test had to be taken online). I was sceptical but I decided to take a risk and it paid off. I completed my degree in February 2015. I've had numerous job interviews with major companies and accounting recruiters because of my degree. I've also landed two decent jobs with it since I graduated, but I'm still looking for my dream job. I love Penn Foster so much I enrolled in their Bachlelors Degree for Business Managment and plan on transferring those credits towards an MBA with Ashworth College or one of Penn Fosters partner colleges. I would defiantly recommend Penn Foster to anyone who wants an education but doesn't have or want the huge amount of debt that comes with most colleges.
This is a terrible school that rips you off and won't refund the money that you take even though you did not enroll in the class and tried to cancel. I have asked for my refund and they have refused. They post offers for programs and then later refund them as well. The customer service is also terrible leaving you on hold forever!!!!!!!
Hi, I'm a former Graphic design (Associates degree) student at Penn foster college. I actually just finished my degree and got the grade for my last exam and I'm so glad I enrolled in this program. I have learned a LOT during the course of this degree and got a job as a contract graphic designer during the last semester. I don't understand why Penn foster associates degree is not regionally accredited yet. It really deserves to get more recognition. The Instructors and student care were also very helpful throughout the 3+ yrs i spent as student here. I thought I could never earn a degree with two small kids and in my mid 30s but I'm so thankful to God and faculty at Penn foster for all the help. I'm glad there is a college like Penn foster to help people like me achieve our dreams from our homes, with our busy schedules and all the responsibilities. I can't even begin to talk about how good their course material is and how easy they make it for the student to learn online. I can go on and on... :) Penn foster is the one and only online college I'd recommend to everyone without a doubt. Good luck fellow students! Never give up on your dreams to earn a degree and get started with a new career!
I'm in my first semester of Penn Fosters Human Resources Associate Degree program and so far I love it. The online study guides are great and compliment the text books well. I received my 1st text book with in 1 week. While I was waiting for it to arrive I was able to read and study the study guide. So far the courses have been very informative and educational. I have learned a lot. Just like any program you choose from any school, you get what you put into it. I work full time, I have children who are active in sports and my husband works a lot of hours so having the ability to work at my own pace is perfect for me. Penn Foster also has a fantastic and supportive student community filled with wonderful people. I'm glad I choose Penn Foster and will probably pursue my Bachelors through Penn Foster