Penn Foster

Offers affordable, distance education accredited programs to adult students.

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Penn Foster

BACKGROUND
Would you like to expand your skills in order to obtain a career in a growing occupational field on your own time and from the comfort of your home? If so, Penn Foster is your answer. Penn Foster offers affordable, distance education accredited programs in more than 80 distance education programs. Designed for busy adults, the distance education programs are designed to help you achieve your career goals without having to step foot inside a classroom. You will receive lessons and learning aids at your home and are able to study at your own pace.

Penn Foster was founded in 1890 by Thomas J. Foster. Foster recognized that working adults needed a more convenient way to advance their skills and their career. Coal miners were the first segment of workers to benefit from Foster's distance education program. The program helped the miners receive promotions to superintendents and foremen. After more than 100 years, Penn Foster has helped more than 13 million adults grow their skills and achieve their dreams.  

While students do not attend an on-campus facility, support is available from faculty and staff via a toll-free phone number and e-mail. The online student center offers students faculty and student interaction through blogs and social networks. The student center also offers videos, an online bookstore and e-newsletter resources.

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PRO
- More than 13 million graduates
- Tuition includes books, equipment and learning aids
- Accredited programs
- At-home distance education programs
- Graduate career services available

CON
- Earned credits may not transfer to all learning institutions
- No face-to-face interaction

DEGREE PROGRAMS
Penn Foster offers more than 80 distance education programs at a variety of levels including associate's and bachelor's degrees and vocational certification. Students may also earn a high school diploma. A sampling of the degree offerings include:

Associate's Degrees
- Accounting
- Criminal Justice
- Graphic Design
- Medical Assistant

Bachelor's Degrees
- Business Management
- Criminal Justice

Vocational Diplomas
- Administrative Assistance
- Dental Assistant
- Electrician
- Teacher Aide

STUDENT LIFE
Penn Foster offers an extensive online community to interact with instructors, faculty and other students. You are able to take advantage of social networking communities, an online bookstore and student videos. This online community helps answer questions and keep each other motivated to achieve their goals.

CONCLUSION
As the world's leader in distance educational programs, Penn Foster offers busy adults the ability to continue their education on their own time. With no time constraints or classroom attendance, you are able to receive additional training and certification at the pace that's most convenient for you. With more than 80 programs available, Penn Foster offers you a wide range of options and the necessary support to pursue a successful career.

Common Misspellings
Penn Foster University, University of Penn Foster, Penn Foster Online College, University of Penn Foster, Penn Foster Vocational College, Pen Foster, Penn Foster School, Penn-Foster



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Jay

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I love this shool, it just sounds so cool, and the green is so attractive and they have been going for over 100 years. I started a bookkkeeing course with them and they kept on sending me mail to join after I had started the course but I never got very far I did 3 tests on how to learn this couse and I got 100% for each but I never went any further than that. For 2 years they took my money and never once asked why I had not continued or if I was still alive or not. One time they did call was when my credit card number changed and they could not get my cash so I gave them my new number and they continued to take my cash untill the course was paid in full while still sending my information about joining them to study something. Two years later I have now paid them in full and they dont send me any mail anymore. I never ever got my books or anything not even an email of any concern what so ever. Now I think I might try the Paralegal Course through them, its a quiet college and I felt very alone while with them the last time but I was thinking since they forgot that I was their student and kept sending me info to join and never sent me my books and never asked me any questions while takeing my money - I was wondering if they might just let me switch to this course and try it a little differently the second time around but to tell you the truth I'm affraid to even try asking as I'm sure we all know what the answer will be . . . good luck .......best try USCI instead posted Oct 11th, 2009 2:40 am



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