maxim: so to get my transcript i need to pay $304 plus $10 for the transcript Financial services DID help me with payment arrangments when I was out of a job. I took the whole course, received my certificate, etc. It's getting to the point of harassment, and I'm seriously close to reporting them to whoever I need to. The head of the program Dr. Margi is rude and unprofessional. :), Here's a site that has helped me in the past: http://onlinedegreefaqs.com/vet-tech/. Get your answers by asking now. The only good part I found about this institution was the help. I highly recommend requesting info by mail; I love looking through the brochure and forms. I must say that the material and courses are high quality and I have learned a lot. You haven't attempted your proctored exams yet! They also claim you can cancel a membership within a certain time, but as usual you miss the time frame by that much. 8 of 10 people found the following review helpful. Horrible, it's exactly what it sounds like taking a pet grooming course over the internet. One of my coworkers is in Penn Foster too. The program has improved greatly. However can be more time consuming to do this, and you are already 6 months into program , the program by the way takes only 8 months or so to complete if evreything in this world were perfect, so prepare to ask for extensions. 30 of 36 people found the following review helpful. I am in my 5th semester of the Bs Business Management degree program. Penn Foster is not perfect, but having attended several different colleges they are by far not the worst either. Also, most of the other programs will make you complete a practicum that forces you to care for laboratory animals - no thanks! Those of you who are posting "rose colored glasses" remarks and are still in your first semester...beware. maxim: because i don't have $304 right now They offer so many options to help you complete your course successfully. Toward the end they have you do a program for data entry in medical billing setting appointments, inputting payment data and other office functions. I went from all honors and AP classes freshmen and part of sophomore year to kindergarten education and I am MISERABLE. They basically just send you their proprietary textbooks, which are really more like cheap paperback pamphlets, then have you take multiple choice quizzes online to move forward in the course. I just don't want to get cheated. The diploma looks better in my scrapbook then it does on my wall. Just to give you an idea of the savings, the amount that I spend for my first semester would've been the same amount or less than what I would've spent on JUST books for 2 quarters at the local college in my town. Definitely take other courses related to my new career, I could finally start my own repair shop and I have done very well, there are people who did not like the course but it all depends on your goals and you want to do in life and I already got it. Shouldn't they have told me that when I signed up for the course?! I am not a person that finds it particularly difficult to read and follow directions. I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS! After completing 18% of the Dental Assisting course at PennFoster, I was actually enjoying the course. If you want something rigorous, I would try something else. Next: the actual classes. My materials always shipped on time. Please! 1 of 2 people found the following review helpful. Thanks, There are several on-line vet tech programs. I have to wonder if they are against Christian students since that is about all the information they know about me. Since our income is too high for financial aid as well as working full time, this was both financially appealing and works around my schedule. . " I signed up with Penn Foster a few months ago on a whim. To be honest, I hate studying, but I'd at least want to be more challenged then that. Be clear that if you are not completely self-motivated and competent in figuring things out on your own, you may want to listen to what the previous comments said. 24 of 34 people found the following review helpful. Penn Foster HIT program classes are good but they are not accredited by the CAHIM if you take this program it will be a waste of time and you will not get hired. 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. So if you're a parent and are thinking of putting your child in this program, don't do it. I decided to check into Penn Foster at this point and was very excited when the school I will attend was listed on their website for articulation agreements! Still though it would be nice if the instructors had late evening and Sat. With the economic down turn and me no longer being able to work on my feet anymore and becoming disabled I know I needed an updating of my job skills in order to get an office job that I could eventually earn decent pay doing and that was in demand. Veterinary Assistant Career Diploma. 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. As with any online college, it's not for everyone. It's common sense ;) (** PROUD PENN FOSTER STUDENT!! Most of their complaints are basically of their own making for not doing due diligence on subjects such as transfer credits, etc... 13 of 17 people found the following review helpful. Penn Foster prides itself on its flexible schedule and its affordable pricing for their vet tech program. So go ahead and sign up and get the education you have always wanted. You DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT have to wait for your books to get to your house in order to start your next course. Your life, your future. It is designed to be hard so you feel like a real colleg. I had asked for a grader that would be unbiased in their grading. She annoys me, but she will get it in the end.You can't speak negatively about penn foster on the forums or they will not put your posts up, as all posts are moderated. 206 Reviews of Penn Foster "Did not get what I hoped I would from this course, I quit my job so I could put everything ..." Unbiased Online Degree Reviews Since 2006. Penn Foster's associate degrees are only accredited in the State of Arizona by the way. I paid my tuition in full around January of 2010. My son wants to enroll concurrent with college this allows him to take two courses 6 credits of college a semester for free. In January I decided to dedicate my time to the program on a full time basis. When I first called to order the trascript, the lady said that it was no problem and she took my money and said she was sending out. Two more things that I like about this program...The tuition and the delivery system. The advisor told me that I could not complete my Medical Billing and Coding course as it has been too long and that the medical field is always changing-- understood. I guess, in short, I've found all the students and instructors, sans the director (who also teaches later courses), helpful and supportive. I'm almost done with my first semester in the PennFoster RVT program, so I know I can't say too much so far. They claim this is a self paced program BUT you are at their mercy when it comes to receiving your materials. Regionally accredited universities are typically the gold-standard on quality-- THAT SAID, Penn Foster may meet your needs, provided you aren't planning on transferring your credits to another university for a Bachelor's degree at a later time. These are both required to complete the VT program...and Penn Foster will give you absolutely NO HELP with this. When you graduate from Penn Foster, you will be prepared to join the veterinary workforce. Penn Foster review from Suffolk, Virginia with 42 Comments: I enrolled in Penn Foster's Veterinary Technician Program mostly because it was AVMA accredited and I work full time so that I need an online school. All were regionally accredited except for the computer and penn foster. Most, if not all, of the course should focus on medical terminology in all fields as well as hands-on typing of reports. I am in my 40s and decided it was time to finish my degree. With the school.when i first started i was excited and Those that need a babysitter hanging over your shoulder hounding you to get your paper written should look elsewhere; everyone else, it's definitely worth looking into! I'd probably love my job if I never had to interact with my bosses. 13 of 20 people found the following review helpful. He told me all of my assignments would be completed online and that my books would be mailed to me. 10 of 10 people found the following review helpful. (I have to write back to say if i recive diploma on time end this month or beginning of April.) No deadlines or due dates for assignments. AND THEY ARE out of the 8 schools that offer online Vet tech degree, they are now fully accredited through the AVMA. If still young yet like 17 or 18 to enter college, do another online course that will earn more credit while waiting for maturity to enter a sit down college. Ok, so I started the Dental Assistant program a few months ago, and it all seemed GREAT!! If they want to cheat and get the answers the easy way instead of doing the work, they are only cheating themselves and not getting a true and accurate depiction of what they have actually learned through their studies. I got my certification just fine. Why wasn't that number I was supposed to reference given to me BEFORE I took the exam (and why don't I have that number anywhere)? Do your research do not jump into anything before you look into it. Sounds easy enough but not when the also have 8hrs of work to do and life! That's really the thing that gets me. This is a top notch school who does care about you the student and provides support in any way possible to assist you during your learning journey! I talked to Penn Foster and they said it hasn't been updated in awhile. The instructor I've been enrolled for over 4 months now and love it. Going through your nearest highschool is MUCH easier and less expensive! There are a lot of good books out there on dog training and dog history and psychology. It is probably because they didn't do their homework first and asked the school's Admissions office if they recognize diplomas/ credits from this school before enrolling. I am 16 and I hope this didn't ruin my chances in uni. I haven't been able to find a job in the two years I've been a graduate. I would not recommend to anyone. The "classroom" setting is easy to maneuver, and there are quite a few resources that have proven helpful. Enough said. Was helpful and always email me back. I'm pretty upset that I used $1,000 for this programs when I could have paid a little more for the CORRECT program. Everything is clearly outlined for you. The basics of customer service and/or communications are pretty transparent and include very subtle changes. 8 of 21 people found the following review helpful, I am a seccond year or third semestor student. A decent school that seems to be improving with time, and now offers Bachelor degrees. And then when you actually get someone, their phone lines are so awful that you can barely hear them! I lost my job, so I was forced to quit school. The material said to use positive reinforcement and never physical punishment., but in the DVD they provide for puppy training it shows to grab a pup by the scruff and shake it when it has an accident on the floor. The lady I spoke to, told me since I only owed a balance of 80 dollars, to pay what I can a month. On the other side though, the books were very informative and I did learn quite a bit. They claim its because they are waiting on the new 2016 material but we are in February. I was told my previous balance would be combined with my new balance and I could pay it off with extended payments. Michael Gibson: You can pay with a debit card. I am almost through this course. You can create a plan for yourself to keep you on track throughout your studies, plan your graduation date or date to complete your semester. 35 of 38 people found the following review helpful. For me, the biggest factor was flexibility. I signed up for Penn Foster in April at the beginning of the pandemic due to my job temporarily closing I was out of work for months. come on. 19 of 24 people found the following review helpful. I attended Penn Foster High School back when it was International Correspondence Schools and my diploma reads ICS/Newport Pacific High School, Scranton Pennsylvania. The materials are ok but not great. I use many techniques learned through this school at a kennel (where I volunteer) , and have helped the animals greatly. Highly recommend this program. It's impossible to come up with even one negative comment. I just pass my state certification and I'm proud to say I'm a "CphT". I'm not kidding you. Penn Foster is not for or about the child learner. 41 of 45 people found the following review helpful. Class discussions are difficult to attend until you've logged in hours and hours of discussion forum time. So far I'm in the middle of my first semester and haven't had the need to contact and teachers. 12 of 16 people found the following review helpful. 14 of 14 people found the following review helpful. And I wanted him to feel secure that all the difficult times the school systems gave him, would not leave a negative impact on him and his future. I think Penn Foster is a good school, but this school did not live up to my needs. Unbiased Online Degree Reviews Since 2006 We discussed the program to see if he would be interested in it. I also recommend Penn Foster because they will work with you on a payment plan so you can pay a little every month and if you need to change your due date or miss a payment they will help you with that to. I didn't study with the physical books once, just with the online PDF study guides, which are searchable and make it easy to cheat. 43 of 50 people found the following review helpful. I like that I can speak with actual instructors rather than having to wait for a call back from a 'tutor' which is what I experience at Ashworth. I already completed most of public high school here so the courses needed to graduate were minimum. There are many frequently asked questions to read from that can resolve issues without having to contact Student CARE. PF has a list of colleges that accept their degree credits (it's located on their main website), but the colleges are mainly online institutes (what'd you expect from an ONLINE COLLEGE like PF?!) They even ran a special I got in that was originally only offered to new students that said when you pay off your third semester the last one is free. 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. 16 of 37 people found the following review helpful. Boy, am I ever thankful for Penn Foster!! Michael Gibson: Again, you are not eligible for an official transcript. It seems like bait and switch. This program is amazing. They have been very helpful over the phone and via email. Seriously! For-Profit: Yes Just suck it up and get it over with. That's how you know you want to be in this field I guess. I have been in the Medical Billing and Coding program since Sept 2015. There is a video that shows a checklist, which we don't even recieve. My teachers have always been there for support and walk me through any issues I may have. Or the people who had the issue must not have looked into the policies before signing up. It's great for someone who works full time but is interested in moving into another career or advancing what they already know! Insults were actually made, but the so called 2nd grader removed them. I am sorry that we let our little girl down like that. http://community.pennfoster.edu/ecampus_groups/vet... http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/pfvets/. I will write again when I have more information. 4 of 8 people found the following review helpful. The instructors are horrible, the courses are ok. 11 of 26 people found the following review helpful, is "school" is a joke. 80 terms. THEY TELL YOU , YOU MUST PAY TUITION IN FULL BEFORE YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR DIPLOMA!!! Where to begin! 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. I didn't realize the payments would double, but I did it. Since I had no income my dad offered to help me and paid the nearly $1,000 fee for the course, plus a $95 extension I needed towards the end. As far as I'm concerned the certificate I receive will be worthless because I have received very little experience with what I might work with in the real world. It took him three months to finish his senior semester...he is now a junior in college. None of the pharmacies wanted to hire me because I attended an online program, with NO hands on training in a pharmacy! Providing an affordable education that you're able to complete at your own time. I also a student of another university and the work is quite similar; in fact, i find Pennfoster quite more difficult and challenging. I had two graded assignments to turn in and wait for a reply; both took almost a week to receive a grade. DOWNSIDES: Unbiased Online Degree Reviews Since 2006, Ranking: #75 I learned a whole lot, but let me assure you it was a lot of work; reading, studying, etc. These classes were so simplified that they would never have laid a solid foundation for college. The Civl Engineering course, is very well informative and current. I love having live chat around in case i ever have some direct payment or anything school related. The study materials are intense and compact and requires a lot of discipline to get good grades. They mislead the students to believe that it is "go at your own pace". It is too bad that many of the negative reviews, not all, are knee jerk reactions to problems that, truth be known, are of the author's making. Such complaints as I didn't know you had to be done by this date (they tell you this when you're signing up and it's on your course material every time you log in), it's not accredited US wide (it clearly states where it is accredited and you would need to research this regardless of the school you attend), you complain that your state won't take their program-this too is YOUR job to research. If any Veterinary program is not listed on AVMA, DO NOT ENROLL in that school. Work at your own pace isn't completely accurate. maxim: i need the transcript To attend COLLEGE!!! To be fair, I was always good with computers as it does come natural for me. But in this day and age, everyone should be trying to work their hardest. 16 of 17 people found the following review helpful, I have just finished the program and thought it was not very good. I feel like i need more of an instructor to help me know what information I should be taking in exactly. Do not take it if you do not want to work hard. Check with the board of Pharmacy for your home state before registering. They will see you've been an RVT for 10 years. ", 12 of 17 people found the following review helpful. Do your research before getting scammed like I did. Get your education here, and the price is right too. They lady "wasn't aware" of the articulation agreement and didn't even know what one was!! 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. Most of the other online accredited programs follow a similar setup as Penn Foster - except they are on some type of semester system so it will take you a lot longer, especially for someone who can work at a faster pace. If you ask to specify what rule they claim to have broken, because you can't find a violation after reading the rules, they will not or could not specify. My essay was just fine for the high school English, but since it was only about 2 months difference, both essays were on he same level. Consumer complaints and reviews about Penn Foster Vet Tech Program Scranton, Pennsylvania. I completed an associate degree with them that took me 3 years, after that, i wanted to transfer the 70 credits i earned and NO COLLEGE in New York accepted the credits! As for getting in touch with them honest never had a bad experrience once,always easy to get intouch with i call they answer or call back in a timely matter email and got an answer never rude or had the rum around. The program can be really ruff. The program worked great for him. i contacted student services and they said they couldnt help me. The books were shipped to me when I was locked out of the program which are of no use. But in my English College course, problems began. maxim: i need the official transcript UPSIDES: It is helpful to let the office managers know that the Penn Foster program is AVMA accredited and to copy/paste the curriculum, as well as some of the practicum expectations and requirements. The thing I love the most is, they REDUCE your tuition for students that graduate with an A average! You are only graded on a poorly written test. Im almost done with my first semester and I am overwhelmed. I've had to wait for my books to be shipped. Let's start with the people that work in the office. I believe the problem is the degree is laughable for the jobs I believe to be qualified for and intimidating to the managers who have been working the same jobs for 10+ years and are scared of the college experience... but I don't recommend trying to build a life around this degree! I've doing Penn Foster Medical Billing/Coding classes since June. Some facilities that host these classes are local High Schools, Libraries and churches. My top advice I can give to any perspective students is to do your research BEFORE enrolling. I am starting my third semester at Penn Foster in the Business Management Associates Program. I recommend taking advantage of the resources while you have them The program has changed. My granddaughter graduated from the High School Program in 2015. I'm breezing through these exams and that's NO JOKE! When I first enrolled I really enjoyed the program but shortly after I realized how hard it was to keep up. Country: USA So i can hurry up and complete the test i cheated on All I'm saying is, expect to pay for the course yourself, because it appears that they have no support staff. I tried to dispute this and the school would not allow me to. Testing out is a much easier and cheaper options. Not a rookie. Having had previous healthcare experience, some of the initial courses were redundant, however, they are necessary for those with no experience. If you just want a diploma and not concerned about the quality of education, this is what you will get. You Honestly CAN NOT find a better deal with this school! The pharmacy technician program may be unnecessary because all the chain pharmacies around here send you to their own training program when you get hired and I was told they prefer to train their own people to their own system. VERY HORRIFYING EXPERIENCE. College transfers are not disclosed until you enter that particular semester. If you don't listen to me I will say "I told you so!" i moved and changed my number and have not heard from them since, 6 of 20 people found the following review helpful. Penn Foster. can verify it is not,and i am also on FB,twitter,showing off my 2 degrees from here,after leaving high school from pregnancy as a teen parent,1993,then to go back like this,in time to be hired by a TOP law firm,making 2 to 3x more now with mi BACHELOR DEGREE FROM PENN FOSTER. I would tell any one to do their research before they invested into anything i have yet to see if this diploma will be receive by employees. A nightmare of an experience.... All these healthcare programs at Penn Foster or any other online school you need to research your major to find out if you need to be certified or registered most require you to take a STATE exam. I was able to do an income tax class with HR block and they did accept the diploma and I was able to become a tax agent. I appreciate the fact that PF is a complete distance learning program, and just received the full AVMA accreditation. I am so blessed for them. Also there is indeed no help from school finding a place, there is wheree you have to have gumtion to get out there and apply yourself as a professional, and hit the pavement. It did not take me long to realize that the education I received during this course did not come close to preparing me to work an actual vet tech job. There are other options you can pursue. I just took an exam (online). so for me it works,premise on i m commencing,after 2 short years of law school,(cali is only 2 yrs online law)and or on campus. They gave him a chance when all the others did not. Penn Foster is a legitimate school, but is only nationally accredited as opposed to the regional accreditation most more well-known schools possess. And these supposed teachers that are at the online Penn foster school don't know jack. Outrageous, I don't have time for that! I have studied both regional and nationally courses and in each there is the ability to return and continue education. The online forum and the webinars are archaic in view of other online course presentations I've used, and the webinar conductor "Citrix" is a pain in the rear to work with when their system fails. Penn Foster probably has the worst reputation of all of them. Since you have completed over 50% of the lessons you are liable for the remaining balance whether you continue or not. It is a joke and a scam!!! WOULD NOT RECOMEND!!! … 18 of 30 people found the following review helpful, I Really like pennfoster,it gave me another chance I would not recommend this to anyone. -GOOD LUCK getting a human being on the phone to talk to. Don't worry about it." There is also a forum where you can communicate with other students and search for answers to questions that you may have. Getting both to cooperate with each other is nigh impossible. maxim: does it show my credits I started in 2014 and got extremely sick and am just now well enough to continue. Penn Foster is a rip off and a fraud they take your money and refuse to give it back when they've caught. Without PF I would still be a high school dropout but b./c of their HS program I was accepted to PenN State University, I owe everything to PF The school is good so far as being patient....although i do believe that you should get an e-mail. There are many resources for students to use (i.e. 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 got a GED but was told my accomplishment means nothing because I was too stupid to pass HS as a primary option. But they were having complications accepting me because of Penn Foster. It very frustrating, because you have 225 for each section you do after semester 2 and 4. They seem wonderful with all of their payment plans, no interest, etc...however, they give you one year to finish each semester and you could take 33 months per semester to pay it off, yet they neglect to tell you that you do not recieve your degree until every penny is paid off. It wasn't until my bank notified me of the situation that I was made aware. maxim: so what should i do to get the transcript And the instructor said that they had alot of essays to grade This school has NOT done anything to help me get an internship or a job. which one is accepted/respected more. Feb 11, 2018 - Explore Arta Lozenicins's board "Penn Foster" on Pinterest. I have already taken my first proctored exam and everything went exceptionally well. Really as far as online vet school goes it really good, I am impressed and happy so far can't really complain. I have worked one year after completing my certificate for MT. I can already apply things I learn at PennFoster to my job, and both my job and my education are benefitting each other. I've been middle class my whole life and am sick of being taken advantage of by programs such as this and being denied loans for college due to my financial status. I completed over 10 courses for their general education pre req ( although admission rep said there would be none) Communications, customer service, patient interactions, etc. Original review: Sept. 14, 2020. I should have listened to those words more carefully. I am currently enrolled in several of Penn Foster's programs and find them to be very informative and up to date. I tell you what i took this program got the job. 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