- Report: #603245
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Complaint Review: Penn Foster Education Direct
Penn Foster Education Direct925 Oak Street Scranton, Pennsylvania United States of America
Penn Foster Education Direct Wouldn't call it a complete scam operation, but VERY MISLEADING! Scranton, Pennsylvania
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I took a Court Reporting Course from Penn Foster, formerly Thomson Education Direct. I started over three years ago. I have yet to complete it.
They give you they idea that you can do this course in your spare time, at your own pace...and I suppose you can, but, the clock is ticking! Herein lies the problem: you receive far too much in your Instruction Modules, as they call it.
It was far too much for me and I had no interruptions.
They only provide support for 2 years. So, if your paying the monthly installments, however faithfully, you'll soon find you've mailed them a good deal of money for a course you most likely will not complete. On top of that, to give you a little more time
to complete your course, they request you send an additional sum of money to allow you a few more weeks to complete it. You won't because it's too much to get through. I was fortunate in that I paid my course off before two years. I requested
everything due me in the course. When it all arrived, I knew there was no way I could have gotten through all of it in just two years and I work at it consistently! As I said, I'm still working on it-but I have everything.
Just wish I could sell some of the boat-load of audio tapes I recieved to the many students of Penn Foster who were not able to complete their Court Reporting Course.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/14/2010 06:52 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Penn-Foster-Education-Direct/Scranton-Pennsylvania-18515/Penn-Foster-Education-Direct-Wouldnt-call-it-a-complete-scam-operation-but-VERY-MISLEAD-603245. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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