Go to college for free? Sort of...

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by friendorfoe, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. Vinipink

    Vinipink Accounting Monster

    Fair enough, but when they were ICS, Education Direct, and Thompson, they were not like that. My last program was finished about couple months after they change to Penn Foster.:eek:
  2. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    Actually, they were. I enrolled when the school was still known as Education Direct. My student handbook is an Education Direct handbook, and it mentions the $75 semester extension fee. You may not have had to use it, but it was in place.

    On a side note, I pay PFC with monthly debit card payments. When I look at my bank statement, it still says the payments are going to Education Direct. The payments do show up on my student portal at PFC.
  3. kozen

    kozen Member

    I pursued their Thomson High School Diploma in 2003 and since they have changed their name to Penn Foster High School. Do you think i can ask them to issue me with a New High School Diploma from PFHS? As Thomson High School is no longer listed in DETC website as Penn Foster High School (formerly THS) and it doesn't stated on Penn Foster website too.
  4. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    It doesn't hurt to ask. The only possible problem I can see with that is Penn Foster High School is owned by a completely different company, and Thomson only offers diplomas/degrees outside of the U.S. now.
  5. Petedude

    Petedude New Member

    Agreed, but there are a couple situations where the NA vs RA thing bears watching:

    1. CPA paths, but that's been better covered elsewhere
    2. In some higher education situations, you'd be better served by an RA degree
    3. Some extremely large companies (think Google) DO have a preference for an RA degree. In reality, though, that's pretty rare. Not to mention most folks don't want to work at that large of a company (preferring to avoid politics, bureaucracy, etc).
  6. Vinipink

    Vinipink Accounting Monster

    1) I wanted to thank you for pointing out this great deal and opportunity.

    2) Congratulations for finishing your MBA!
  7. friendorfoe

    friendorfoe Active Member

    Thanks Vinipink...I'm glad I could help. As for the MBA, 6 more weeks and counting.
  8. jek2839

    jek2839 New Member


    I would also like to THANK YOU for introducing me to AJU and the Zero tuition degree programs.

    I also wish you well upon completing your MBA program within the next 6 weeks.

    I am now fully enrolled and cannot wait to start in September, a second MBA for me for almost NOTHING (semester & proctor fees only) is a fantastic find.

  9. Vinipink

    Vinipink Accounting Monster

    Man that is a done deal! :D
  10. Vinipink

    Vinipink Accounting Monster

    Got a little bit reverse! But ur welcome of behalf of friendorfoe

    Same, enrolled books already here the webcam, access to the site etc... I am ready!
  11. jek2839

    jek2839 New Member


    Oooops, my mistake.

    Thank you FRIENDORFOE for all your help and I that hope one day I can return the Blessing to someone else.

    Typing a little to fast = Inserted Foot into own MOUTH.

    Patiently waiting on books and webcam that are due any day now.

    Thanks for the correction Vinipink.
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  12. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    I heard today from AJU. My credit evaluation should be completed in the next day or two. I've got to say, the suspense is really killing me. I hope the transfer credit is very favorable.
  13. jek2839

    jek2839 New Member


    Their is no doubt in my mind that AJU will be as generous (the credits you seek) to you, as they have been to others and I that are now enrolled as NEW AJU family members.

    My fingers are crossed for you and your evaluation.

    Take care,
  14. wax51

    wax51 New Member

    Big reach, but why not, eh?
    Anyone know if they will take FEMA Courses?
  15. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    If they are ACE-reviewed they probably will, but they will only accept a maximum of 30 credits earned by assessment (ACE-reviewed, CLEP, DANTES, etc.)
  16. Jmorgan-at-AJU

    Jmorgan-at-AJU New Member

    Hey PeteDude!

    Those are the three main issues I am aware of as well. The safe thing to do, no matter WHAT school you are considering, is do your homework. Make sure the degree you are working towards will qualify you to do what you are looking to do. Ask the university. Search the internet. And most importantly, call prospective employers or the school you wish to attend afterwards. But be aware: Many, many people do not understand accreditation past it's most basic premise. Even many college registrars are woefully undereducated about the real issues.
  17. passionate

    passionate New Member

    Hi, Jmorgan, i ve a question for u. My wife s interested in taking admission in ur university 's Bachelors programme in Business. I understand tht per semester fee s $350 plus 30$ as proctor fee.But i would like to know tht how many semesters r needed to get a bachelors degree n wht would be approximate total cost to earn a bachelor degree in business.Secondly what s the average/normal time duration to get a bachelors degree from ur university.Thanks.
  18. lawrenceq

    lawrenceq Member

    After avoiding this thread for some time, I am now interested in this program. I would love to get an A.S. Degree in Business and finish up at AMU or any other RA school that will accept NA credits. I live about 1-hour away from AJU and this seems like a good deal. The price is right so I'm willing to take a chance.
  19. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    I have been with AJU nearly a full semester now and I am enjoying it quite a bit. You certainly can't beat the price. One word of advice: don't fall behind in your studies. I signed up for three courses and I've been working like a madman to catch up after I fell behind. I have good grades in my courses so far, but I have worked hard for them.

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