PissedConsumer.com strives to provide consumers with the right information to make informed purchasing decisions. Our website collected and compiled various consumer reviews about Stratford Career Institute and Penn Foster as well as customer ratings and recommendations for these brands. Each brand score is calculated based on set of relevant criteria and displays company performance over time.

Stratford Career Institute
Penn Foster

Stratford Career Institute and Penn Foster Overview

Total reviews
304
280
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 Stratford Career Institute customer support team and Penn Foster customer service.

Stratford Career Institute and Penn Foster Consumer Ratings

Rank
104 out of 1280 in Education category
113 out of 1280 in Education category
Diversity of Products or Services
97 in category
99 in category
Product or Service Quality
92 in category
100 in category
Website
116 in category
108 in category

According to consumer ratings and reviews, Stratford Career Institute ranks 9 points higher in the Education category than Penn Foster. People gave Stratford Career Institute 2.6 stars for Diversity of Products or Services criterion in Education category and it is 199 points higher than the worst rated brand in this category. At the same time, Penn Foster was rated 2.5 stars for Diversity of Products or Services criterion in this category and it is 197 points higher than the worst rated brand in this category. If we look at Product or Service Quality criterion, than we see that Stratford Career Institute has a higher rating than Penn Foster. Regarding Website criterion, consumers gave Stratford Career Institute 2.6 stars and it is 61% greater than other in category. Penn Foster however was rated 2.8 stars and it is 64% greater than other in category.

Stratford Career Institute and Penn Foster Rating Details

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

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...

PissedConsumer967284

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

...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

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

...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...

PissedConsumer629525

...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

Stratford Career Institute and Penn Foster Pros and Cons

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

Stratford Career Institute and Penn Foster Most Positive Reviews

Top rated reviews
5

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

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...

Stratford Career Institute and Penn Foster Most Critical Reviews

Lowest rated reviews
1

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

1

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

Stratford Career Institute and Penn Foster Latest Reviews

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Stratford Career Institute and Penn Foster Products and Services

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