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Penn Foster and Virginia College Overview

Total reviews
283
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Issues resolved
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Penn Foster and Virginia College Consumer Ratings

Rank
105 out of 867 in Education category
60 out of 513 in Universities, Colleges and Schools category
Product or Service Quality
98 in category
47 in category
Customer service
89 in category
39 in category
Price Affordability
100 in category
66 in category
Scholarship, Grants and Programs
68 in category
46 in category

Penn Foster and Virginia College Rating Details

Product or Service Quality
2.3 (57 reviews)
1.6 (36 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

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I wanted a satisfactory closure done, which is the service I paid for! After reaching the point of crying and explaining my position, she finally told me to come back at 6:15 pm the same evening to have another student fix it! She made it look better than the original person who tighten it but it's...

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Customer service
2.5 (56 reviews)
1.7 (41 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

...No one at customer care can give me straight answer about when this was sent out. I got 3 different answers. Makes me very mad and flustrated with this whole school...

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Was promised alot if things I dedicated over 2 years at the careeer service with no help from the Career Service Reps. And when they did help they told me to put in for jobs that they had already told plenty of other medical assistants to put in. I would always hear Ms Montgomery on the phone...

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Price Affordability
2.5 (45 reviews)
1.3 (31 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

Well i am currently at 75% done!I'm super happy!But some of my friends have been telling me to "be careful"They have told me that if i do 15 exams each weekand receive a pop-up message TOO OFTEN this will raise a "red-flag?"Im confused:1. Isn't this self-paced?2. Will i not be able to graduate?...

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...The tuition is at a different price every mod and nobody can explain why. This entire school is total rip off and I'm glad I made the decision to leave..

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Scholarship, Grants and Programs
2.3 (39 reviews)
1.5 (26 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

I have finished my program to receive my high school diploma, how do I go about getting it fast?

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The programs that they have are awesome, however the layout of the programs are horrible. I started in September of 17 and I’ve seen more than a few come and go. Speaking from my personal experience with my other school, there wasn’t any OSHA certifications, no record kept of how many and what kind...

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Penn Foster and Virginia College Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Online learning
  • Mobile friendly
  • Inexpensive
  • Getting away from that school
  • Some of the classmates
  • Instructors
Cons
  • Customer service
  • Over the phone communication
  • No help
  • Im stuck there
  • Some of the staff and professors
  • Entire campus

Penn Foster and Virginia College 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...

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5

I had a wonderful experience at VC. I graduated with triple honors, and was hired at my extern site before completion...

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5

I spent the last year and a half working on my high school diploma. I was worried at first that it could be a scam,...

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4.2

I was told to contact you all for an official transcript. I applied for a job at Aynor High school. They don’t accept...

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Penn Foster and Virginia College 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...

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1

I am almost done with getting my diploma in MA. This school is a joke they can't keep teachers or administrative...

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1

I was looking online to finish my high school diploma. I read in their website before calling to make sure this was the...

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1

I'm currently a student at Virginia College and I hate it! The staff is unprofessional, the financial aid department is...

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Penn Foster and Virginia College Latest Reviews

Recent published reviews
4.8

Well i am currently at 75% done!
I'm super happy!
But some of my friends have been telling me to "be careful"
They have tol...

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No votes

Hello I'm writing this review to get contact with someone about my transcript that I need a copy of for my job. My...

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No votes

Do you have to compete the exercises?

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No votes

My school closed down,and I really would like to talk to someone about what I need to do about finishing or someone's...

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Penn Foster and Virginia College Products and Services

Most reviewed product and services
  • Penn Foster Program (74 reviews)
  • Penn Foster Account (18 reviews)
  • Penn Foster Course (12 reviews)
  • Virginia College Program (22 reviews)
  • Virginia College Customer Care (8 reviews)
  • Virginia College Medical Assistant Program (7 reviews)