Degree Mill Scammer Alert — Penn Foster is a Degree Mill Scam
Penn Foster is one of those schools that tries to put a good front and has a one room call center that is there with a server to host a online college. The so called "degree" programs are worth about as much as the paper they are printed on and I feel their tactics are less honest than the typical degree mill. Thousands of complaints have been launched against Penn Foster around the world. They used a bait and switch type practice and are quick to profit off of selling debts to collect agencies, thus leaving the student with lost money, a collection agency chasing them, and damaged credit.
Customer service of Penn Foster is honestly laughable. The people who work the customer service must have also been former students of Penn Foster, because the most basic of questions and comprehension, they do not seem to understand. Get one on the phone and you won't know what they are and they will make you feel smart like a Rocket Scientist, but you will know that the company is paying less than minimum wage for the level of people they have working for them, you get what you pay for.
This is only my opinion and based on extensive research and if a school sounds to good to be true and there are more people complaining than listing positives, then avoid the school at all costs, which many are cropping up not to help you, they only want you money. These are fraud barriers who care nothing about you and those they deceive.