Review Averages: 5.4 out of 10
Penn Foster Reviews:
Beware of accreditation claims made by this school
Veterinary Technician - November 12, 2015
Beware of claims of accreditation. You will not be able to transfer credits to a real regionally accredited college (perhaps Excelsior in Albany). I called admissions as my daughter is interested in the vet tech program. Having a graduate degree in education and being familiar with accreditation standards and processes I am disappointed in the slick sales and poor standards this school represents. It does not take much to be honest to potential students. DEAC is worthless for post secondary (college), being ACE approved is not accreditation. If they are ripping off students as reviews indicate then a father's advice is to go elsewhere. If you want a real college degree go elsewhere. I applaud your motivation to improve your life and accomplish something important. If you are not interested in a college degree that is recognized or if you feel that this place has what you need then press on. But read everything (to include these reviews) and ask questions before you sign up. The bill collectors do not care if you did not do your homework prior to the debt. My daughter will go elsewhere and is already a vet assistant. Ciao.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Business Management - October 16, 2015
I just want to say that I am glad I did not listen to all of the negative comments about this school. I am in my 5th semester of the Bs Business Management degree program. I have experienced nothing but great things. If your willing to put the time and effort in, you will reap the reward. I am in middle management for a well known company and in order to move up the corporate ladder, I must have a bachelors degree. By the way, they are reimbursing me my tuition and approved PF as an accredited program. My economics course I just finished was written by a Harvard professor, so I would say the content is very appropriate. Their credits are accepted by RA schools, I have already contacted a school and was assured my bachelors degree would be accepted and I would be able to complete my MBA afterwards. My communication skills have improved dramatically as a result of the courses I have completed. And by the way, my Senior VP has noticed a substantial difference in my contributions I make to the team as a result of this degree program. So go ahead and sign up and get the education you have always wanted. -Happy future executive
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Veterinary Technician - October 2, 2015
Don't waste your time. I'm at the end of semester 3 and I'm going to finish. But choice some place else, I wouldn't recommend this program. The instructors are horrible, the courses are ok.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education - September 29, 2015
is "school" is a joke. the site is always down and having technical difficultys. way too much reading material and no hands on experience. in my line of work hands on is the only way to learn. i was basically doing this just to get a degree. if you really want to learn go to your local Boces . do not use this "school" Waste of time and money
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Incredibly Bad Program
Veterinary Technician - August 29, 2015
While the cost of this program is good, the quality of education and instructors is extremely poor. There are many technical errors in their curriculum. Many of the instructors are new to the field. The program director is basically a poster boy and has no real power in the program to help the students and defers to other faculty to make decisions. The skills that are required to be performed in the two practicums are AVMA required skills but the school requires pictures or videos. While videos actually show the skill being done. Still photography requires the technician student to stop and pose for each step which would not happen in a clinic scenario. The multiple amount of paperwork submissions required is ridiculous as well. If your supervising veterinarian signs you off on lab skills, it is redundant to have a PF faculty member sign off as well. In my opinion this is a poorly planned program. There is a reason they have 10,000 students register but only an 8% retention rate. While their VTNE pass rates are good, the only reason for this is the ones who actually finish the program are likely to take the VTNE seriously and pass it.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
veterinary assistant - August 22, 2015
Did not get what I hoped I would from this course, I quit my job so I could put everything into this because I love animals and I actually thought I would go somewhere with this, I did the Pet Grooming course years ago when they were Harcourt Learning and I learned more then than I did with the Vet Assistant course. If you want to take care of animals you should not have to take bullshit courses like Math and English which is one of the first things they make you do. Then the Biology was stupid , it was human not animal. I wasted alot of time and money printing out everything and keeping it in notebooks. Very disappointed & I didn't even make it through the 1st semester and they are charging me close to $1500 for one semester, I told them I can't do this & all they care about is getting their $$$$. May have to get a lawyer.
I still can't tell if it was worth it
High School Diploma - August 3, 2015
This school is for students who just want their diploma. The books they send out for literature are ridiculous; the one about Native Americans and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' were okay, but the ones about a slave finding god and a short story about a homosexual boy killing himself made me feel uncomfortable. I even emailed the school and asked why we didn't read any of the nationally required books and they never answered. It feels like the school gives more privilege to the Christian students, seeing that they allow them to say that woman deserve to be raped (because me wearing shorts on a hot summer day turns men on and they can't control themselves) and the staff doesn't stop them from discriminating against the LGBT community. A majority of the students can't even spell correctly. But hey, I'm not going to college.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I feel accomplished
High School Diploma - July 14, 2015
First off I am a full time stay at home mom who recently got out the army after six years. One day I told my husband that I wanted to finish up my high school education. He asked me if I wanted my GED or my diploma? At first I said a GED would be ok I guess but then he said no you actually completed high school you just didn't pass the graduation exam. so you shouldn't cheat yourself by settling. I tell you what Im so glad he said that to me because I am now only 3 exams away from completing my diploma. although I only had to complete 5 courses it was still hard I was supposed to graduate in 2008 and its 2015 I haven't seen most of the work since then. I am here to say that with the dedication to stay up countless hours reading the course materials and making sure you complete at least two assignments a day you will be done sooner than you think. I know if I can do it anyone can after all I have the attention span of a child I'm so easily distracted. Once you turn your phones and the TVs off and staying off the deadly social media you will be surprised at what you can do. I have stayed up 4-5 hours after my family had gone to bed to get work done. You have to do what you have to be successful. your success is up to you!!!!
3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Waste of time
Automotive Technician - June 30, 2015
This "school" is a joke. the site is always down and having technical difficultys. way too much reading material and no hands on experience. in my line of work hands on is the only way to learn. i was basically doing this just to get a degree. if you really want to learn go to your local Boces . do not use this "school" Waste of time and money
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Pharmacy Technician - June 12, 2015
I AM IN THE PROCESS OF TAKING THE PHARMACY TECHNICIAN PROGRAM! SO FAR EVERYTHING IS GOING WELL! I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS!
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