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Virginia College and Penn Foster Overview

Total reviews 131 285
Company responses 0 2
Issues resolved 0 1

Virginia College and Penn Foster Consumer Ratings

Rank
63 out of 556 in Universities, Colleges and Schools category
102 out of 877 in Education category
Customer service
41 in category
79 in category
Product or Service Quality
47 in category
90 in category
Price Affordability
64 in category
93 in category
Scholarship, Grants and Programs
44 in category
61 in category

Virginia College and Penn Foster Rating Details

Customer service
1.7 (43 reviews)
2.5 (56 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

...The reason I'm writing a complaint, is when I (the customer) was not satisfied rightfully so, the director V. Brown lacked professionalism in rectifying the situation. She first came off as dismissive and even attempted several times to bait an argument with me...

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...*** ESPECIALLY, The Terms of Service *** ******************************************* A few final words of advice...

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Product or Service Quality
1.5 (37 reviews)
2.3 (58 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

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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It is obvious that this school is nothing but a bunch of *** A person has been accused of cheating just because they have rapidly going through the program. And, there is only one review that I can see of for the public to view! Obviously, they don't want you to see the bad reviews, and how many of...

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Price Affordability
1.3 (32 reviews)
2.5 (45 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

...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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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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Scholarship, Grants and Programs
1.5 (26 reviews)
2.3 (40 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

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

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Virginia College and Penn Foster Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Getting away from that school
  • Two instructors
  • Some of the classmates
  • Online learning
  • Mobile friendly
  • Inexpensive
Cons
  • Im stuck there
  • Some of the staff and professors
  • Non-helpful staff
  • Customer service
  • Over the phone communication
  • No help

Virginia College and Penn Foster Most Positive Reviews

Top rated reviews
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 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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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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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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Virginia College and Penn Foster Most Critical Reviews

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

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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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Virginia College and Penn Foster Latest Reviews

Recent published reviews
No votes

Flight cancelled by Airlines just give my money back

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3

It is obvious that this school is nothing but a bunch of *** A person has been accused of cheating just because they...

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1

It was wrong number.just need my transcripts from my closed school

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No votes

I paid for tuition for one semester in full and two full payments were taken out...

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Virginia College and Penn Foster Products and Services

Most reviewed product and services
  • Virginia College Program (22 reviews)
  • Virginia College Medical Assistant Program (7 reviews)
  • Virginia College Course (4 reviews)
  • Penn Foster Program (74 reviews)
  • Penn Foster Course (12 reviews)
  • Penn Foster Veterinary Medicine Program (1 review)