Penn Foster College Reviews

3.1 out of 5 stars
(193 Reviews)
61% of 193 students said this degree improved their career prospects
65% of 193 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
M.Gowdy - 9/12/2016
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2017
"In all honesty, a legitimate college with outstanding resources. However, it is apparent that the majority of the complaints stem from the veterinary program. Being blunt, veterinary program students complaining, you're all mundane and quite slow... Allow me to define... First, you should read the details of the program prior to enrollment ( this explains your current plight) secondly, if you're pursuing such career, most people seeking understand that there is going to be specific requirements for accreditation and training per your location (state you're dwelling) Third, you own your issue and should hold yourselves accountable, and refrain from passing the buck. To those seeking a legitimate reference... Many years back I attended a traditional regional accredited university, and earned a B.S. in criminal justice. I spent the common $400 per credit tuition and feel as foolish as veterinary students having done so. I ended up working in business management, and my boredom lead me to Penn Foster College seeking a business A.S. degree. My point, the curriculum is aligned well and this is a very very affordable program. I've spent more on a semester's dorm than you'll pay for a B.S. here! Certain careers care about regional and national accreditation. Again, mentioning this for veterinary students... Anyone who is planning on educating themselves for a career, should have been educating themselves about the possible career. Lastly, I have not had one problem with payments, support recourses, shipments, or proctored exams. However, I understand why you have. Good Luck... You'll need it."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sam - 8/27/2016
Degree: Retail Management
Graduation Year: 2015
"Penn Foster College is an excellent choice. Penn Foster College is The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) -accredited institution, and an affordable way to get a quality education with no debt !...Thank you Penn Foster for changing my life !"
4.6 out of 5 stars
Always improving!! - 7/30/2016
Degree: Veterinary Technician
Graduation Year: 2019
"As a student, I've been with Penn Foster for many years counting. I'm enrolled in the Vet Tech program. I have seen the College evolve for the greater good and they continue to meet my expectations. They listen to our concerns and always find the best solutions. When I do stumble upon an issue with service, Penn Foster makes sure to solve it with all their resources to make me a happy student. Not only am I a student, I'm also a 2nd year Student Ambassador, a Student Mentor, a board member of the program's advisory committee. I couldn't have made it to those levels without Penn Foster!! The VT instructors strive for student success! We have financial and success coaches to reach out to and help guide us through tough times. We have national veterinary leaders as guest webinar speakers who share their amazing knowledge and skills to help us pass the VTNE exam. I recommend Penn Foster to all prospective students wanting to chase their passion of becoming a veterinary nurse/technician! I'd be happy to assist with any questions you may have: ajn8729@pennfoster.edu (-:"
4.3 out of 5 stars
T. Crespo - 7/22/2016
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2016
"This college had a lot of negative reviews. However, I went with my gut. I'm glad I did! They took my MyCAA benefits and my A.S degree was almost completely covered. I paid $60 out of pocket total. My work courses and materials have all be just as anticipated. My books arrive on time, I can study at my own pace, if I ever need help my admissions specialist helped me reach a mentor/tutor. My husband saw how happy I was upon completion and now has enrolled too, and he's active duty in the military. If you are a parent, a full-time employee, military, etc. I highly recommend this school! You can study on the go and go at your own pace. :)"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Noah - 7/21/2016
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2019
"After completing Penn Foster High School and having a great experience, I have just signed up for Penn Foster College as well. Everything is going very well and will be graduating soon. One of the best reasons why Penn Foster is great is because of its self paced courses."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Penn Foster Career Institute - 7/18/2016
Degree: Private Investigator
Graduation Year: 2010
"I enjoy taking a course at Private Investigation at Penn Foster.I have received my Diploma.And you have to be find a job in Security Public Safety or You have to work in Private Security were the company offer private investigation.I Don't understand why do people thinking that Penn Foster can help to received license.Penn Foster is career institute that offer Diploma or Certificate get a job in field.My opinion take a state exam to become a certified what that you may enjoy.Penn Foster is a great school."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Mike - 6/21/2016
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2015
"Please stay away from this school. No one will accept their credit. Almost impossible to get a hold of anyone. I completed 2 semesters and tried transferring and was charged per semester per transcript. So instead of it being $10 for an official transcript, they charged me $20 because I had 2 semesters completed. I also completed a 3 unit individual course and they said they couldn't find it. I had 3 University request transcripts on my behalf and all 3 have still not heard back from Penn Foster. Its been 3 weeks. That's why I had to call. It took exactly 44 minutes to get official transcripts mailed. And they don't do official emailed transcripts. The school I am transferring to told me to stay away from Penn Foster."
4.9 out of 5 stars
kl - 6/4/2016
Degree: Pharmacy Technician
Graduation Year: 2010
"Ok. My experience with this school was excellent. I never had any major problems. I was able to work at my own pace and billing was exactly how I thought it would be. I never had issues with materials being late or anything like that. When you sign up for a program like this you have to be self motivated and you have to pay on time and in full. If you can not do that then don't sign up. My degree is framed and got me a good job. Think about your situation before you sign up here. I would take another course here. I would also recommend this course IF YOU ARE SELF MOTIVATED. LOL."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Karen - 6/3/2016
Degree: Veterinary Technician
Graduation Year: 2014
"Initially the program was difficult to get through, however once the program director was replaced with Dr.J. H. it was challenging however user friendly. It is not an easy way out but a good program. You will learn and pass the boards. I recommend it to anyone who can't not afford nor go to a brick and mortar institution."
1.5 out of 5 stars
Nicholas Earp - 5/30/2016
Degree: Pharmacy Technician
Graduation Year: 2016
"I was told to contact the student services phone number, however they just hang up on you. I can not transfer to another program despite not being able to do the required externship on the CPhT program. No student services available and I can not even transfer my program. I guess, I will be contacting Phoenix to try there."