college(s).I chose again Bachelor Degree Criminal J program at Penn. My daughter will go elsewhere and is already a vet assistant. 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.
They need a more organized way of actually helping their students and giving them some real answers. Unlike with regular community colleges for example most certificate programs are about 8-10 credits and diploma programs are anywhere from 19-23 credits, Pennfosters certificates and diplomas are although recognized (which causes them to say accredited) but do not gain you any actual credits. No doubt she gets 1,000 emails a day asking the same things, but rather than attempt a real solution, she goes on little tirades in her posts and tells you to read the FAQs. I am not a person that finds it particularly difficult to read and follow directions.
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and Pharmacy Assistant programs from the school and although I do agree with the other reviews that things can be a bit outdated, I found the materials to be informative. They were horribly aggressive when I requested to withdraw and had a horrible attitude and even said that it would affect my credit rating if I did not pay a cancellation fee of 330ish. I advise all considering this online school to please save your money! He found Penn Foster and I agreed to let him use their services. They also claim you can cancel a membership within a certain time, but as usual you miss the time frame by that much. Within these past weeks I have been emailing, calling, posting, everything and anything to try to get some sort of response.
They will not defer your student loans even though the person I spoke to before I signed up said that they would. I finally paid for the entire course and signed the waiver to receive the books and still haven't received. First, I will say this program isn't for everyone. I am in my fourth semester of my Associates Degree in Accounting. I found Penn Foster. If you want a school where it takes forever to get a human being on the phone, then choose this school.