Have you heard of Penn Foster College, what do you think of it?

I’m going to enroll in a program there

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Penn Foster is a for-profit college.  You'd be better off at a community college or a state university.

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  • MS
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    4 weeks ago

    It doesn't have the best reputation.  It is a for-profit school, and those are often a bit suspect.  The degrees you get from them are not highly regarded.  If you're looking for a vocational certificate, then it might be okay; however, you can often find the same types of programs at community colleges for much less money.  If you hope to transfer your credits elsewhere, then do not consider this school; the classes will not count toward a degree from a traditional college/university.

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    • MS
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      4 weeks agoReport

      Coding certification might be fine from here.  But again, you can probably find it for cheaper at a more reputable school.

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  • John
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    4 weeks ago

    I would strongly advise avoiding any school which is not regionally accredited.

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  • DON W
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    It has mixed reviews.  Be aware that it's a "for profit" college, and many "for profit" schools have been under scrutiny in the past decade for not consistently delivering what they promise.  With that said, Penn Foster has been around for quite a few years, and was one of the leaders in distance education.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Penn Foster is a legitimate school, but is only nationally accredited as opposed to the regional accreditation most more well-known schools possess. That being said, it's a decent program at a reasonable cost, especially if you have another school in mind you can transfer their credits to later.

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    • Amaretta
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      4 weeks agoReport

      Do not assume that you can transfer any Penn Foster credits to another university. You need to check with the university first to make sure they accept Penn Foster credits. Many schools do not.

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