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4 out of 5
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Degree: Veterinary Technician

I enrolled about a month ago. I love the classes. They allow you to work at your own pace. So, if work has you tired or the kids are screaming, you don't have to worry about doing any work.

The testing is easy. Just read and highlight the important stuff and you'll be ok.

I'm so glad I decided to come here. With a little dedication and some study time, you can make this program work PERFECTLY for you!!

1 out of 5
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013

You know what sucks about this school is they don't tell you anything I pay 1200.00 for this school... I have to call them to find out whats going on... you think you would of contact you and help you out if your fail a subject.... NO you got to call them fools! How is that a help? They can't help you much BECAUSE their on the phone!

OH yea if your failing a subject you have to pay more!!!! for each of the failing subject! I don't have the money to pay again!!! and I wish they would tell you these things in the beginning but of course not they want your money any way and any how they can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm not going to give you guys a good review!!!!!!

1 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Transcription

I switched programs which was not a problem. The reason I switched I was told by major employers that penn foster would not help in med. admin. that I should go to DSC. So I switched to med. transcribing.

But later when I wanted my grades transferred over all I got was attitude from an "instructor' what a joke. She informed I didn't need med. admin. to get a job. Was told if i can anwser phones I could get an entry level job. WHAT??????????? So when I was switched to another ignorant idiot I told them I just wanted to quit.I was told pay them 319.00 and it would be done..

They were so nice before they had my money. I am stuck now with a useless course and crappy support from penn loser. PLease do not attend penn loser. Awaste of tome and money.

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4 out of 5
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Degree: Management

I have had nothing but great experiences with Penn Foster, both the Career School and the College. They are very flexible. When I call about anything I get a response quickly. I would recommend this education to anyone who is on a budget, but still wants to get ahead and educate themselves.

2 out of 5
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I enrolled in Pennfoster because it was supposed to be a do it at your own pace school. I enrolled when my son was 8 months old because I thought that I could do it a my own pace. My son is now 2 and they have kicked me out twice because I am studying to slow.

When I have tried to contact them about the situation they have never responded. They say that I owe them payments, when I paid them. The courses were okay. When I had questions about assignments the instructors were not there to help me.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2012

Loved everything about this school! Great staff, affordable tuition, no waiting, prompt shipments-would recommend it to anyone!

1 out of 5
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I saw the bad reviews... but I thought my experience would somehow be different. I thought these were just flukes and people didn't take the time to write about it if they were having a good experience. But nope, it really is as bad as they say! I'm doing the Vet Tech program. I'm in my 1st semester and there are already a ton of problems.

For instance, they don't have record of me attending the webinars, then when I ask what I need to do to fix that they send me to another, and then another, and then another person, none of which can actually give me an answer on what to do. Finally someone told me to call the webinar company, which I did, and they said they arent allowed to give that information out due to confidentiality. So now I can't move on in my studies until I RETAKE the webinars.. and I guess this time just *hope* they will register.. what a joke.

Not to mention each and every person I talked to was super rude and short.. and led me to yet another dead end. The only people who work there that are nice are the people who get you signed up. Then get ready for logistical details that will have your 2 year grad goal end up being more like 4... Run for the hills!

2 out of 5
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Graduation Year: 2012

Emails to student services were not helpful and missed the point.

Webinar 2 hrs. of back strain, so...why don't you cover a serious volume of material. I have a forum and an audience forced here so; BLAH...BLAH...BLAH, could make more constructive use of class time.

2 weeks late to a class discussion board due to a shipment date, not aware for another week, problems posting, problems with student services not understanding what difficulty in posting means. BOOO! Hire a third grader, a little more computer savvay. Most likely, would understand what having a problem posting would mean. It is a tech. issue.

Never met my peers, it is a computer based independent study course. Do use a discussion board. Most of the feedback is, "I agree with you." Run-on sentences, typos, bad grammer, poor punctuation, and so on. Also, not following the directions. No real pleasent knowing this is generation next. Why are people still rubber stamp, next through the education system. Functionally illiterate and passing. Go elsewhere for your educational needs, if you don't have any standards go to PF. Graduate with honors. You deserve it for dealing with all the hoops you had to jump through prior to graduation.

1 out of 5
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I started the medical assistant program at Penn Foster. When I got to my second semester, there were courses that required webinars, some that were in 2 parts. For one of the courses, I did part 1, and kept waiting for a part 2 so I could move on with the course. They kept scheduling times that were inconvienient for me.

I emailed the instructor quite a few times before receiving an answer. She said that they scheduled the webinars around a majority of their student's schedules. Well, I am sure I was not the only one who needed an evening webinar because of my work schedule! When I withdrew, she tried to be all nice and want to know when a convient time for me was. A little to late for that!

4 out of 5
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I think it's funny to read the reviews of some of these people. Some of them don't even talk like they made it past the third grade. I've noticed most of the negative reviews on here were for people that enrolled and then decided to drop out. You sound really ignorant when you are talking bad about the school and the problems you had trying to drop out. HAHA.

Anyways, I am about to finish up my first semester at PF. I'm taking the BS Business Management. Everything has been going really well; I can't complain. I would highly recommend this school.

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