Michael Gibson: You can pay with a debit card. Please people! Some even offer an online option. 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. The delivery system, all courses you can complete online, except. I called customer service to ask a few questions and verify. 17 of 18 people found the following review helpful. as someone else said, there are some procedural things regarding requirements that are never very clear and when you ask about them, this lady will straight-up crawl down your throat... i have actually received what i consider hateful responses from her regarding questions i had about some of their vaguely represented policies. I am finished and ready to go on my choosen career path. A lot of people think that getting an online degree is just taking the easy way out. not only that but they said that i would be able to work anywhere but when i went to apply for a job in LA Fitness and some other gyms...they didn't even know who Penn Foster is and said that i need a different certificate.....this school is a waste of time and money...... 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful. Not all Institutions will take my Penn Foster degree. And then when you actually get someone, their phone lines are so awful that you can barely hear them! Penn foster is not a rip-off. You can't fail unless you want to with that many options .If you have the discipline then this is the school for you. As well as how you have to wait for courses to ship out in order for lessons online to unlock. I did not know until then that Penn Foster was not regionally accredited. I am also about to deploy for possibly 6 months, and told her that I needed to get this practium done before I deployed, and agian she didn't care. If you could afford a degree from a real college I would suggest sinking the money into it and saving yourself years of embarrassment. I called them up and they found my transcripts and was willing to transfer credit. I needed a copy of my transcript for a military packet. Going through your nearest highschool is MUCH easier and less expensive! Penn Foster does not tell you that you need to pay an extra 300.00 to sit for an exam and pay for extra books. I got nothing less that a 90 on all my quizes and exams and graduated with a 4.0 ! This is a field where we will be learning until we leave it; new ways of doing treatments, new medications, new technologies, continuing education seminars, etc. What a waste of TIME and MONEY!! they refused to fix THEIR MISTAKE! maxim: so to get my transcript i need to pay $304 plus $10 for the transcript Was helpful and always email me back. Penn foster doesnot guarantee Job placement once you are finished you are on your own. What a happy time for both of us. Shipping was for the most part prompt, and textbooks/workbooks were high quality and well written. penn foster college is a great place to study....be prepared to study and work hard,its not a walk in the park...past your exams and earn your degree and you all will not have write any bad review about any school..if you are not serious about educating your self...you will be writing reviews about every school you attend. 40 of 46 people found the following review helpful. 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 $$$$. On top of my 60 hour work week, I was a full time college student and was wrapping up my freshman year in a Regionally accredited school. your success is up to you!!!! :), 20 of 23 people found the following review helpful, They claim to be VA Accredited Which is right but not as a Full time student. You get what you pay for. Even in class today kids are using their cellphones to cheat through class and homework only to find a failing grade on their test. I've doing Penn Foster Medical Billing/Coding classes since June. I guess I am lucky. They cover most what a veterinary assistant does at an animal clinic or on the farm helping the veterinarian. Questions on enrolling? 7 of 11 people found the following review helpful. Materials: Teachers: Institution: ... this is an incredible veterinary assistant program through Penn Foster … All is owe is $264... they said pay that off and you can enroll in anything and pay full tuition. They're teenagers, their going to cheat the minute they can or just not do the work if you stop paying attention. I am 10 months into my medical billing & coding courses, and I find Penn Foster to be a great online school. STAY AWAY FROM PENNFOSTER! I highly recommend this program and school to anyone looking to further themselves. Penn Foster is not perfect, but having attended several different colleges they are by far not the worst either. They refuse to take the flag off and won't let me continue to college but expect me to pay them $700. One final note, I contacted the AVMA and found out that Penn Foster fully meets their requirement for distance accreditation and that there are more expensive schools in the US that do not. Support replied" "please give us a few days to look through our faxes for your son's application." I have done the Travel Agent, Gourmet Cooking and Catering, and Pharmacy Assistant programs from the school and although I do agree with the other reviews that things can be a bit outdated, I found the materials to be informative. 35 of 44 people found the following review helpful. The qualify of education you receive is in your hands with this school. No car locks, no electronic locks, nothing you would need to be familiar with if you were going to enter the trade. You would think with so many people asking the same questions, she'd understand that THINGS AREN'T CLEAR! I spoke to the school I will be taking a masters at after graduation and was told they will accept transfer credits/degrees from nationally or regionally accredited schools. When I decided it was time for me to go back to school, I came back to Penn Foster. 12 of 15 people found the following review helpful, This is the worst school i have ever been too, i wish i would have known better coming out of high school, i did not do my research or anything, so please do your research! 10 of 17 people found the following review helpful. I ended up getting a B in the class but deserved the A I earned. Yet I am an office manager of a clinic and will be glad to assist future students. Your going to have to remember everyone: I can learn more from the books they sent me than I can with the exams. All I can say is if this is how they treat people when their goal is to try to get them to sign up, I can only imagine how they must be once you're locked in, and have a question about your class. I feel like i need more of an instructor to help me know what information I should be taking in exactly. Don't read all the negative posts, those are probably just students who failed and gave up. ¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Interior Designers, on the Internet. If I had known this I would have said no to penn foster. That was 6 months ago. This school is not at all what I had expected. He asked me if I wanted my GED or my diploma? Getting both to cooperate with each other is nigh impossible. 8 of 21 people found the following review helpful, I am a seccond year or third semestor student. For instance the Gunsmith program is too shallow to take and then open up shop as a gunsmith which is what you usually must do for a job since gunsmiths are one man operations usually. Just suck it up and get it over with. -I AGREE with some of the reviewers that the tests are ridiculously easy. So now we are screwed till the next week. everything you read about the program director at penn foster's vet tech program is true. I think that it would be more effective than using Facebook, MySpace or Twitter. 20 of 21 people found the following review helpful. The bill collectors do not care if you did not do your homework prior to the debt. There were numerous spelling and grammatical errors in the lessons. So completely screwing my son that's worked his ass off and now may not get to go to these classes. After 2 months of looking for and testing for jobs, I finally spoke to a company who told me that basically, that I will have a VERY hard time finding a job with this education... And she was right! Im almost done with my first semester and I am overwhelmed. They have an A.V.M.A. Pennfoster is a great program for those who do not need all the "extra" stuff. Because the program is self-paced, I'm able to set my own goal for turning in projects and taking exams. Some comments were different.Yet, when I also proved their comments wrong as stated within the essay, they act as if they cannot understand English. They exist, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. **). You must be very self-disciplined to be able to handle keeping up with your studies and learning the subjects. I am still at a loss as to whether I will get to move on because I have been told so many things about the forum requirements. They gave me 24 credits out of the total of 77 I already have. :), 24 of 26 people found the following review helpful. -GOOD LUCK getting a human being on the phone to talk to. 3 of 7 people found the following review helpful. 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Grade: F, 6 of 16 people found the following review helpful, i have been reading alot of students comments on of the instructors of the vet tech program of penn foster, i have to agree bout the boss , she is very rude and does not help students like they need i agree the forums she post need to be cleaned up because its kind of common sense when you get emails for the same questions and her only reply is check the FQA , i have a made a complaint bout how she talks to students on forums, i think most of her forums are just for her to hear her self talk 9 times out 10 they have nothing to do with the program, and wow also its taken me 10 days to find out why i havent recieved my next set of books , its due to the fact the army hasnt paid them yet and i said it takes time for that your working with the military here so i had to shoot through to get my books and its been three days since i made the complaint and they r all back ordered , so next semester i see my self not returning there if this doesnt get fixed, 2 of 4 people found the following review helpful. Penn Foster is an OK path to a vet tech degree if you need flexibility in the schedule and cannot afford a high cost school. I recommend to spend your money elsewhere. School personnel know the director is "hard to work with", but it appears the school doesn't do anything about it. Since when have you ever heard someone say they love everything about their schooling experience? Instructors are amazing when I need help, and I can afford the payments even with two kids on one paycheck. Plan on being frustrated and disappointed along the way, however. This issue has delayed my son's studies for a week and counting. I took this course because it was less expensive than other courses, but I am not sure I will be able to complete it, although I'll keep trying. He always had difficulty in English with his spelling and reading. When I discovered what a Vet Tech IS, I decided to do some research on schools and found Penn Foster. "I am proud to graduate "born in 1970s" to finally have my degree and now? Life was hectic and to add to it, I found out I was pregnant with 3 years before getting a degree in a promising career. They claim this is a self paced program BUT you are at their mercy when it comes to receiving your materials. Both children ran through the courses (1 credit) at a rate of 2 per day. Access instructors through text, phone, and email, or chat with fellow classmates online. ended up paying $2,175 for a sub par education that isn't as widely accredited as they claim! I need time to tune out, pretend I don't exist. My granddaughter graduated from the High School Program in 2015. If you are a self-sufficient learner, this is a perfect program for you. I have never received any material in the mail as some have on here but I don't think they do that anymore. If you are already in the program, start looking now for clinics to work in. I found the textbooks laid out in an orderly fashion. They came out with a Study Planner which is available on your student account and can be downloaded as an app on mobile devices. I started doing the accounting associates degree with them and stopped because I'm just a student and know more than they do about accounting. Please if you are not an adult learner completing your education for the purposes of job or promotion do not rely on this program to prepare you for college or life. So with that said, Penn Foster does have some courses that have been evaluated and are recommended for transfer by the ACE College Credit Recommendation Service. I've been doing my homework with PF, calling in and clarifying the enrollment agreement/etc, and I already knew of all of your complaints and I'm not officially enrolled yet! 11 of 46 people found the following review helpful. Do your homework, if a school says that Penn Foster High School is not regionally accredited, prove to them they are!!! Not only was it amazingly affordable but I knew it was nationally accredited which was another major plus when you are a Vet Tech Student. Half of the stuff has nothing to do with billing/coding. the professor was uncaring to my solution and i had to start over...i was already on an extension due to this same problem because the person i enrolled with over the phone failed to explain the discussion board requirements and i tried to prevent the problem again by logging on my phone, they should not allow access on the phone if there system doesn't recognize it...horrible school do not go here! i recently experienced this because they are so slow on sending them out that i just went ahead and did my exams with out reading the online things. Employers only want somebody with 2 or 3 years of experience. I don't even have a Facebook, so that part is really annoying, but I understand the participation part of your grade. (also nj,ny,pa going for law bar exam there too)i am opening OWN sole law office,and I tell everyone,"our degree no matter from where we work HARD FOR IT,is what we make it,period... Did not matter at all to the firm i am with on is it"nationally/regionally"it was how much i APPLIED mi self i was told by lead-partner,who love also i had as a high school drop out since 90s,15 yrs LAW expertise studies,just had to procure quick within 2 yrs or less,Bachelor Degree. They have pictures of computers disassembled and look closely to what they have(RIBBON CABLES=PATA) what about SATA and all the types of SATA. The program director does nothing but belittle and berate you and when you ask direct questions, she threatens to send you for "academic review for disciplinary action". Improved community (they will be changing it again fall 2012). Which I thought was stupid since it's an online course. A student with a 4.0 GPA, who was always at least a week early for all due dates, and who PAID IN FULL!!! The biggest insult on this is don't expect to find work anytime real soon. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! I'm working hard to complete this degree so that i can proceed with this new career. http://www.healthcaresalaryonline.com/medical-records-clerk-job-description.html, 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful, I'm A pF High School grad and I have to tell everyone about how PF changed my life and allowed me the opportunity to obtain my degree. 27 of 32 people found the following review helpful. The next grader used the same already graded paper, and did nothing but agree with the first grader. I tecently called The lady I talked to had told me that shouldn't be a problem.I tried enrolling in a community collage and was devastated when they denied me entry due to not having a high school diploma from a regionally accredited school. So I called and spoke to a really nice gentleman in which he told me that my state is a DO NOT SELL state for dental assisting and I would have WASTED MY TIME if I completed my course. I know if I can do it anyone can after all I have the attention span of a child I'm so easily distracted. I was hesitant to pursue another online degree, but really wanted to take an accredited Veterinary Technology program in order to become licensed as a technician. If your kid needs much help not the program for them if they do well I checked with our State board of regions they accepted them no problem. (I just wished I would've found out sooner instead of now being stuck with a huge bill.) Hey, it's an affordable program for us everyday people, and I will use them again! The program is not simple. Keep in mind that these personality conflicts happen in actual RL and actual brick and mortar schools, where it is harder to just do your work and move on. I haven't had to contact the school at all so not sure about customer service and I undeestand not shipping the diploma until its paid . My husband graduated from Penn Foster last year. I had to call him and get him directly on the phone and everytime I asked him why he did not email me he told me he was either on vacation or too busy. " I signed up with Penn Foster a few months ago on a whim. ZENEIDA DAVILA, 3 of 11 people found the following review helpful. I am in my 40s and decided it was time to finish my degree. Some of them have been delayed by the company to the point of being asked to pay an extension fee. I knew that 60 hours a week wasn't going to cut it once my baby was born- I needed something with flexibility. The views were very conflicting. I have been on a break from school and will soon be returning to complete a bachelor's degree. I have never had issues with Student CARE/Services. The active military spouses enrollment advisors were wonderful and still help me out with questions regarding tuition fees to this day. I rebutted all the graders comments. The program director can seem a little high strung - but you don't have to deal with her too terribly often, and I just don't pay her any mind. How may I help you? Most, if not all, of the course should focus on medical terminology in all fields as well as hands-on typing of reports. VERY HORRIFYING EXPERIENCE. 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. No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can. I honestly had the best experience with this school. I hope all my credits transfer. My communication skills have improved dramatically as a result of the courses I have completed. I'm currently paying out of my own pocket because PennFoster has yet to submit documents to the VA for payment. I will write again when I have more information. I took the pet grooming certificare course.. Now the school closed down and there was no way to get a copy of my transcripts as this is a 3rd world county and nothing is ever in order. New Head Director. I have since found that Penn Foster's support, while reasonably quick to respond, does not do well in following up on school issues. That's 14-18, 1hr live sessions a week. After two semesters, I ceased the program because the requirements in my state changed and there was no benefit to completing the course. My middle son attended PFHS, their credits transferred to California, where my son finished. Enough said. If you are considering Penn Foster you should do it! couldn't get any response from any instructor! I still have her emails to prove it. Providing an affordable education that you're able to complete at your own time. He told me I was looking in the wrong book and I needed to figure it out for myself. 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