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44% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
60% of students said they would recommend this school to others
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Reviewed: 3/23/2023

Degree: Medical Billing & Coding

Penn Foster is an affordable accredited option for working adults who may have missed out on college opportunities earlier in life. I have completed two career diploma programs through this school and both have launched successful career paths for me. (Pharmacy technician in 2010 and Medical Billing and Coding in 2022) I have nothing but great things to say about this school. SO much so that I am currently talking with student services on getting credits from my previous programs transferred to count... Read More


Reviewed: 1/12/2020

Degree: Medical Billing & Coding

I have nothing good to say about Penn Foster. What they di prey on people who are trying to do something with their own lives. I have a Double Degree. I wanted to update my credentials in medical coding and billing. It has been 10 since I last did this and ICD 10 is new to me. Penn Foster assurred me that I would receive coding information to get my certficate in coding and billing. Nothing was ever sent to me but a bill. They promised to send course materials. Information was never received i also... Read More


Reviewed: 9/25/2019

Degree: Medical Billing & Coding

I definitely would not recommend this program. After working in the medical insurance business as a claims examiner for 14 years with extensive knowledge of CPT, HCPC and ICD codes, going through the program itself was pretty easy. What they don't tell you is that even after passing the AAPC test for a CPC certificate, if you don't have 2 years of actual coding experience on the job, nobody will give you the time of day. All of the prior claims experience meant absolutely nothing. The certification... Read More


Reviewed: 4/20/2019

Degree: Medical Billing & Coding

Waste of money. No help whatsoever. Their online format is all over the place and not user friendly. I've called there and get attitude on the phone. Theres no teacher to get ahold of. I'm not learning anything and just wasted $700. I dont know the first thing about MB&C and theres no way I can get a job with this crap of education. I shouldve gone with Ashworth.


Reviewed: 9/8/2018

Degree: Medical Office Administration

I think this is a very good program. I think the online system is pretty well structured and doesn't take long to figure out how to navigate it. I like it alot. I am in a certification program and I am really happy so far with it. I've been in it a few months and everything is going well. I have taken courses at both Penn Foster & also at Ashworth College. First off both are Accredited. Thats soooo important when finding an online school. I have seen people wanting to know which is better Penn Foster... Read More


Reviewed: 9/5/2018

Degree: Medical Assistant

Penn Foster will not help you, "its a study at your own pace" program let me just say ITS NOT!! you have to call after each course is done to have them unlock it for you but first they give you horrible attitude about it. the "discussion board" they make you do is actual b*******, everyone copies everyone and if they dont like one word you put in the essay they make you redo it. im very very very disappointed with this program.


Reviewed: 7/21/2018

Degree: Medical Billing & Coding

I started my Medical Billing and Coding studied with Penn Foster in January 2017. I finished in the beginning of September 2017. I applied for a Medical Claims Rep position in January 2018 and I got the job. My education was very beneficial from Penn Foster. I enjoyed going to school from the comfort of my home. I learned a lot and loved the hands on studies with Coding and electronic health records. Penn Foster will prepare you for the job you are looking for.


Reviewed: 2/14/2018

Degree: Criminal Justice

DO NOT GIVE THIS SCHOOL ANY OF YOUR MONEY. This school is absolutely terrible. They make you wait, wait, wait, and wait more. I've waited over three weeks for my proctor exams to be sent to me. I've waited over 20 days for a book to sent to me when I was already told it was shipped out. You call the school, you talk to the a representative on your student portal, no one knows anything. I asked for a breakdown of my 4th semester to be sent to my house because the discount seemed like it should be... Read More


Reviewed: 11/10/2017

Degree: Medical Billing & Coding

At first, I wasn't going to submit a report on the school. But finding out they are now charging me money without sending my information off to the VA Is ridiculous. Do not attend this school. The work was really simple not really pertaining specifically to my field of practice. They are now charging me 500 dollars. If they would have sent my enrollment off to the Va I would of had money to send them. Financial aid and their va department sucks.


Reviewed: 10/8/2017

Degree: Medical Billing & Coding

Completed the certificate in Health information management. Excellent. Now doing medical billing and coding diploma. The student services are excellent and the education you receive is very comprehensive. I possess a BS degree and over 25 years in health care field so I can say I have been pleased.


Reviewed: 11/23/2016

Degree: Legal Office Administration

I started the Legal Transcription course for $1200, and they were taking $50 a month out of my bank account. Nearly the entire course was nothing but telling about the court system, which had nothing to do with learning the skill of Legal Transcription. Their tests allowed you to cheat: they would tell you everything you got wrong and then allow you to take it again so you would get a 100. The last four assignments were for actual Legal Transcription, and one of those was writing an essay about one... Read More


Reviewed: 7/13/2016

Degree: Dental Assistant



Reviewed: 6/3/2016

Degree: Medical Billing & Coding

So, as I stated in my review of the Medical Billing and Coding Program for Ashworth College (I am still enrolled in that one), I was looking primarily for an inexpensive online CPC certification course that I would include medical terminology and anatomy. I got that with this program! Advisory for prospective enrollees: You have to know what you're getting into before you sign up and start the coursework. This is a for-profit school so while they are affording you with a low-up front cost and flexibility,... Read More


Reviewed: 5/18/2016

Degree: Pharmacy Technician

Lousy is an understatement. This school is basically a mill for cvs and Walgreens. If you really want to learn to be a tech, you should find a real school who's only affiliations are not just retail. This low class ghetto so called school could not teach the aspects needed to garner a real job. So if you are happy earning 25K a year with no hope for promotion, this is your school, if you have higher more lofty goals then find a real school.


Reviewed: 11/19/2015

Degree: Medical Billing & Coding

This is the worst school I have ever attended. The "teachers" are graders, they don't actually design the coursework. There is a lot of filler, work that is similar for many of the degrees, that has nothing to do with the content you want; ie, if I wanted to learn how to write or learn MS Office, I would have taken the course for them. The material is not that up-to-date. They encourage you to use tutoring because it is cheaper for them. "Teachers" simply grade and give no guidance at all. I was... Read More

Vincent hernandez

Reviewed: 4/11/2015

Degree: Physical Therapy

I was trying to add more to my bachelors degree and trying to get this diploma but I was mislead and made to think this was a right choice in completing this course. But in reality it was just trying to get a sale and I was in their trap. I got job interviews and people always asked do you have a license to get this job and I would say no because I was made to believe that I was making a right choice but reality I was just giving away money. But reality they tell you what you want to hear, they did... Read More


Reviewed: 9/3/2012

Degree: Pharmacy Technician

The prices and payment plans for this school are very reasonable. Especially with the economical climate as it is. The curriculum is easy to follow, only downfall is I wish they would send the next shipment in a more timely manner. Sometimes I had to take a break just to wait for the next shipment.

But overall I completed what was supposed to be a 9 month course in 4 months. I loved the fact that you could work at your own pace and the online library was available as were instructors if needed. Overall... Read More


Reviewed: 4/4/2012

Degree: Pharmacy Technician

I went for Pharmacy Technician and i LOVED the program. It was challanging especially since it was a field i knew absolutely nothing about but ut was very easy to learn, especially with the help of student services.


Reviewed: 8/9/2011


I have only 10 lessons left in the medical office assistant program and I love it. They are helpful, anytime I have an issue they are quick to respond. I have recommended Penn Foster to others and will continue to do so.

laura figueroa

Reviewed: 7/15/2011


I started med/billing coding classes back in 2009..after health issues and family issues i am almost done...i would highly recomend PENN FOSTER TO ANYONE....the classes, exams, and everything else they offer is great....payments are afforable and you dont have to pass a credit report to take classes...anyone that has had credit trouble deserves a second chance and Penn Foster gave it to me....
after I get done with this class I will be taking another class thru them....dont let negative reviews not... Read More


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