Penn Foster Accreditation

  • Last Post 20 October 2014
emily.vaughn1 posted this 04 October 2014 - Last edited 25 February 2016

Hi, Recently I have have came across an online college and I was wanting to know if it is a scam or not.

Penn Foster sounds like an amazing school, especially their Wildlife Forestry and Conservation Program. I would like to try this school, but I don't want to get sucked into a scam and loose $605-$780 on it.

Thank you, Emily

Kayleigh posted this 20 October 2014 - Last edited 22 October 2015

Hi Emily,

Penn Foster is holds regional accreditation (the gold standard) from the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

FAQ: Online College Accreditation

They operate primarily as a career training school for those looking to re-tool or change career paths. They are not a diploma mill scam.

If you are worried about the quality of instruction you may want to contact alumni before you enroll. Search for previous students via LinkedIn and ask about their experiences.

View all accredited online degrees in Environmental Science to find one that suits your needs.

Best of luck!