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Penn Foster
Stratford Career Institute

Penn Foster and Stratford Career Institute Overview

Total reviews
280
304
Company responses
0
0
Issues resolved
1
1

Stratford Career Institute was first mentioned on PissedConsumer on Nov 8, 2007 and since then this brand received 304 reviews. It is 24 reviews more than Penn Foster received since Feb 29, 2008. According to received "Issue Resolved" consumers' votes, a consumer has equal chances to resolve issues with Penn Foster customer support team and Stratford Career Institute customer service.

Penn Foster and Stratford Career Institute Consumer Ratings

Rank
113 out of 1276 in Education category
104 out of 1276 in Education category
Diversity of Products or Services
100 in category
98 in category
Website
107 in category
116 in category
Product or Service Quality
100 in category
92 in category

According to consumer ratings and reviews, Stratford Career Institute ranks 9 points higher in the Education category than Penn Foster. People gave Penn Foster 2.5 stars for Diversity of Products or Services criterion in Education category and it is 196 points higher than the worst rated brand in this category. At the same time, Stratford Career Institute was rated 2.6 stars for Diversity of Products or Services criterion in this category and it is 198 points higher than the worst rated brand in this category. If we look at Website criterion, than we see that Penn Foster has a higher rating than Stratford Career Institute. Regarding Product or Service Quality criterion, consumers gave Penn Foster 2.2 stars and it is 66% greater than other in category. Stratford Career Institute however was rated 2.4 stars and it is 69% greater than other in category.

Penn Foster and Stratford Career Institute Rating Details

Diversity of Products or Services
2.5 (58 reviews)
2.6 (73 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

...So now im paying a grand for an education i never recieved! To me that is theft! They are taking money from me with me never receiving services or given a chance to make things right. They do not care about anything other than $..

PissedConsumer1541622

I was taking a high school course class on line and I was told by two different student services person that when I bring my grade up pass 70 I will pass I brought my grade up to a 80 and a 90 now they said 70 is a passing grade now when I call the school a woman answered the phone and she said...

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Website
2.8 (56 reviews)
2.6 (67 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

...On the primary Penn Foster website where you view all the programs to enroll in, you can read an overview of your program of interest. I highly recommend requesting info by mail; I love looking through the brochure and forms. Most questions can be answered there...

Emilee

...The website states that the VT office is a mailing address. I assume this means it is a "transition" center where products are shipped and received. If this is the case, then the quality of service isn't a "complaint" for the VT Secretary of State office...

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Product or Service Quality
2.2 (55 reviews)
2.4 (71 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

...In addition, I am also confidently willing to bet that a minimum of 98% of the users that commented also checked off that they have "read and agree to the Pissed Consumer Terms of Service*", as well. Just a thought. Good day...

Saralyn

...I really liked the option of paying monthly, but that isn't going to be enough for me to return and have to deal with their shotty customer service..

Misty F

Penn Foster and Stratford Career Institute Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Online learning
  • Mobile friendly
  • Inexpensive
  • Amount of course choices
  • Thoroughness of courses
  • Interesting and up to date reading materials
Cons
  • Customer service
  • Scamm
  • Refund policy
  • False informing
  • Being scamed and non credited
  • Program is a scam

Penn Foster and Stratford Career Institute Most Positive Reviews

Top rated reviews
5

I am a student of Penn Foster, and I enrolled in 2013. I have had an excellent experience and find the courses to be cha...

5

I received my high school diploma form tyem and it got me a local city government jod. I am very pleased. I also...

Penn Foster and Stratford Career Institute Most Critical Reviews

Lowest rated reviews
1

I enrolled in one program on a Monday, called the next day to cancel and to enroll in a different program. The first...

1

I signed up for the Relaxation Therapist course and much to my dismay, realized the ENTIRE course is all just ONE book c...

Penn Foster and Stratford Career Institute Latest Reviews

Recent published reviews

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Penn Foster and Stratford Career Institute Products and Services

Most reviewed product and services
  • Penn Foster Program (74 reviews)
  • Penn Foster Account (18 reviews)
  • Penn Foster Course (12 reviews)
  • Stratford Career Institute Course (54 reviews)
  • Stratford Career Institute Program (51 reviews)
  • Stratford Career Institute Customer Care (10 reviews)