Is this school Legit?

Discussion in 'High School Education via Distance Learning' started by ray_ray70570, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    OK, so I'm going to channel Ted . . .


    Your first post on the board is to resurrect a 4 year old thread in order to say something that was established 4 years ago? SPAMALERT! SPAMALERT!
  2. Koolcypher

    Koolcypher Member

    Care to elaborate?:eek13:
  3. pfelectronicstech

    pfelectronicstech New Member

    I second the sentiments about Penn Foster college. They have impressed the hell out of me since day one of my Electronics technician course. The education is top notch in my opinion. The school cares too. My wife went to a different school and she was not happy that they didn't send encouraging emails after quizzes, and encouraging emails in general like I got all the time from my school. When I didn't turn in an exam after a few weeks they were concerned and wanted to encourage me to get back on track. She also had to call her school to get her diploma after she graduated. My Basic electronics diploma cam very, very quick, quicker than I thought it would. I am impressed with Penn Foster.
  4. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    Holy thread necromancy, Batman! A four year old thread!
  5. rodmc

    rodmc Active Member

  6. level2genius

    level2genius member

    Hate to say it but stay away from any online schools. Reality is if they do offer somewhat decent education, when you go to get a job, it won't look good on your resume. Especially when you tell you employer "Yeah I got my masters off the internet!". You get me?
  7. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

    Also, when kids kick a soccer ball into your yard you should keep it and make sure you yell to them that it now belongs to you because it landed in your yard.

    If the phrase "Yeah, I got my masters off the internet" works its way into a job interview, even if it's accurate, I'd say you're not getting the job and it has very little to do with your online study.
  8. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    No, I don't get you.

    First, that would be a stupid thing to say.

    Second, why come to a board dedicated to distance learning and then post that?

    Finally, on a personal level, I earned all my degrees by DL except my MBA. It has never come up in a job interview. Not once. Did it prevent me from getting interviews? I doubt it. There has never been a hint of it. Never.
  9. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    You realize that there are Brick and Mortar schools that have degrees totally online now, right? I agree with Rich, I have a bachelors, masters and future doctorate (both online and correspondence) from distance learning. NOT once has it ever come up in an interview. Ever. I have been on hiring committees. We never ever asked that question of degrees. You realize this is a distance learning forum you are posting in, correct?
  10. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    This is informed speculation, but I bet it DOES come up occasionally with UoP grads, primarily because there's a weird assumption out there that UoP is an "online" school.
  11. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I expect that's because for-profit schools were a lot quicker to offer online programs, so even now years later there's a lingering confusion among poorly informed people that online schools and for-profit schools are related categories.

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