Penn Foster Inc

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  • 925 Oak St

    Scranton, PA 18515

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  • 570-342-7701

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Penn Foster is a school that I would recommend to anyone! This is fully accredit shcool! I am taking the Vet Tech program and I am in my first Semester. It is wonderful, the Instuctors are very helpful and the classes are fun and challenging. If you are looking for a program that is self-paced and payment plan friendly, then check out Penn Foster! Please note that this is a self-motivated program, you will get as much out of it as you put into it! :)

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Penn Foster is a school that I would recommend to anyone! This is fully accredit shcool! I am taking the Vet Tech program and I am in my first Semester. It is wonderful, the Instuctors are very helpful and the classes are fun and challenging. If you are looking for a program that is self-paced and payment plan friendly, then check out Penn Foster! Please note that this is a self-motivated program, you will get as much out of it as you put into it! :)

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I am highly pleased with penn foster went to the high school program finished in 2012 and then signed up for administrative assistant i am also done will be done in a matter of days thanks so much penn foster

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I am highly pleased with penn foster went to the high school program finished in 2012 and then signed up for administrative assistant i am also done will be done in a matter of days thanks so much penn foster

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Penn Foster has been a big help getting me a job recently. I took the Forensic Computer Examination certificate. Helped me out a lot.

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Penn Foster has been a big help getting me a job recently. I took the Forensic Computer Examination certificate. Helped me out a lot.

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I will never recommend this college to anyone,
I was acused of plagerism with my written essay it was about my life so it cant be plagerism , they failed me on that and said that i wil have to pay more to get another chance meaning I pay for more books , i dropped the course because i am not a liar, nor am I a perfect writer but i wil say this , it was graded by a teacher before sent off and it was correct and acceptable, they also have hidden charges that i dont know about, I dont find this acceptable and i will fight against having to pay 600.00 for a three months that i stayed,
I have been ripped off and taken lied to also was never told i cant get my certificate until I pay up . also I am tired of being threatened with the bs that i cant attend another college because they will see to it because I owe them, well hope they can back what they say I am waiting. the teachers are non helpful and rude, In my opinion this school was created and intended for us to fail extremely non professional ppl

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I will never recommend this college to anyone,
I was acused of plagerism with my written essay it was about my life so it cant be plagerism , they failed me on that and said that i wil have to pay more to get another chance meaning I pay for more books , i dropped the course because i am not a liar, nor am I a perfect writer but i wil say this , it was graded by a teacher before sent off and it was correct and acceptable, they also have hidden charges that i dont know about, I dont find this acceptable and i will fight against having to pay 600.00 for a three months that i stayed,
I have been ripped off and taken lied to also was never told i cant get my certificate until I pay up . also I am tired of being threatened with the bs that i cant attend another college because they will see to it because I owe them, well hope they can back what they say I am waiting. the teachers are non helpful and rude, In my opinion this school was created and intended for us to fail extremely non professional ppl

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I am very upset with Penn Foster. I am currently enrolled in one of their programs that I signed up for just under a year ago. I am still taking the classes and making payments and just noticed that they are offering the same program for $200 cheaper. When I emailed and called about this to see why I have to pay more money they did not do anything to help me out. All they can say is that that was what the program cost at the time I enrolled and they cannot grant me the $200. So, next time instead of committing to one of their programs wait at least a year to see if the tuition drops!! You would think they'd want to accommodate their current students, but no! I will never use this school again!

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I am very upset with Penn Foster. I am currently enrolled in one of their programs that I signed up for just under a year ago. I am still taking the classes and making payments and just noticed that they are offering the same program for $200 cheaper. When I emailed and called about this to see why I have to pay more money they did not do anything to help me out. All they can say is that that was what the program cost at the time I enrolled and they cannot grant me the $200. So, next time instead of committing to one of their programs wait at least a year to see if the tuition drops!! You would think they'd want to accommodate their current students, but no! I will never use this school again!

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I enrolled in the Veterinary Assistant program at Thomson Direct so I could "warm up" to taking a more involved Veterinary Technician program. I figured the program would be simplistic and elementary, but so far I've been very pleased. The materials are accurate, the information detailed, and you really have to study to pass the exams. The anatomy section, for example, is as detailed as my pre-med human anatomy and physiology classes in college. The support materials have been good so far, although I dislike that the video materials has come on VHS. I have one old VCR in the house, not hooked up, and the lifespan of a VHS tape is limited. It's time for Thomson Direct to move to DVDs, so students have a choice of formats.

The bad thing about Thomson Direct is that they're slow and cheap unless you keep hounding them. They do not send out materials "in a timely manner", and I've often been left with nothing to study as I wait for a new module to arrive. They ship via Media Mail, which can take literally weeks to arrive. The only way to rectify this is to phone them and pay extra ($10 per unit) for expedited shipping, or to do what I did -- I paid for my entire course in a lump sum, and they sent me ALL the materials at once via UPS. Then I could really study at my own pace. Don't email them -- they'll take weeks to reply (if they ever do). Just yesterday (December 9th), I received a reply to an email I sent on November 22nd. If you want something done you need to phone them. Expect to navigate an extensive menu system, and then wait quite a while on hold until you can speak to a real person. My last wait time was 35 minutes.

PROS: Excellent course materials
CONS: Poor communication with student, tough to get help if you need it

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I enrolled in the Veterinary Assistant program at Thomson Direct so I could "warm up" to taking a more involved Veterinary Technician program. I figured the program would be simplistic and elementary, but so far I've been very pleased. The materials are accurate, the information detailed, and you really have to study to pass the exams. The anatomy section, for example, is as detailed as my pre-med human anatomy and physiology classes in college. The support materials have been good so far, although I dislike that the video materials has come on VHS. I have one old VCR in the house, not hooked up, and the lifespan of a VHS tape is limited. It's time for Thomson Direct to move to DVDs, so students have a choice of formats.

The bad thing about Thomson Direct is that they're slow and cheap unless you keep hounding them. They do not send out materials "in a timely manner", and I've often been left with nothing to study as I wait for a new module to arrive. They ship via Media Mail, which can take literally weeks to arrive. The only way to rectify this is to phone them and pay extra ($10 per unit) for expedited shipping, or to do what I did -- I paid for my entire course in a lump sum, and they sent me ALL the materials at once via UPS. Then I could really study at my own pace. Don't email them -- they'll take weeks to reply (if they ever do). Just yesterday (December 9th), I received a reply to an email I sent on November 22nd. If you want something done you need to phone them. Expect to navigate an extensive menu system, and then wait quite a while on hold until you can speak to a real person. My last wait time was 35 minutes.

PROS: Excellent course materials
CONS: Poor communication with student, tough to get help if you need it

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I recently enrolled in a class through Education Direct and am really pleased with the experience! The fees are very reasonable and upfront. The communication is also wonderful. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking to learn something new within their time frame. This is perfect for stay at home moms such as myself, and very affordable

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I recently enrolled in a class through Education Direct and am really pleased with the experience! The fees are very reasonable and upfront. The communication is also wonderful. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking to learn something new within their time frame. This is perfect for stay at home moms such as myself, and very affordable

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