First, PSU has the lowest percent of complaints of ANY online school, trade, vocational or traditional! This is because we sell so many millions of courses due to our low prices and high value. BUT, we also are NOT afraid to offer things that TRADITIONAL universities shy away from, like "God and guns" -- ie. Gunsmithing and Pastoral Counseling! This makes us a target both for SCAMS (sites pretenting to be us) and envious competitors, anti 2nd amendment forces, and many "traditional" educators or stakeholders who envy our prices and quality.
Examples: weve fought for decades for the rights of Pastoral Counselors to practice without a traditional PhD in Psych, so the APA hates us, posts fake negatives all the time, and we've taken them to court and won. Traditional Private Investigator regulators HATE that we help folks get Court Investigator and Background Investigator businesses started without needing their money-grabbing State lobbyist driven fees. Add the reputation managers, and you can see why most complaints are trumped up. Any REAL complaints are fixed immediately, we are HERE for our grads! We are part of a nonprofit, and make ZERO money on initial courses (YES, ALL your fees are tax deductible as well as business and education expenses), and only succeed if our grad's new businesses succeed.
If you're a current program participant and have not received a communication you expected, you might well have a mismatch in your records between name, address and email. We process bond applications as due diligence for professional licensure including re-training for re-issue of bonds denied due to insufficient CEU credits. As such, we MUST have a good email address and correct name on your account! Please click HERE for full information on receiving a CSR number to help resolve your problem.
The VAST majority of complaints are from "FAKE" PSU's which are in other countries we can't sue, angry competitors, "reputation" companies who post bad stuff then try to extort you for "repair," and political causes that don't like, for example, that we have the largest Gunsmithing program in the US! IF you start a web business (and we got our first three letter domain when the internet just began in the late 80's), you will also be trashed if you are successful.
EVERYONE is. Even Mother Theresa has been trashed online as "starting a cult"! There are as many "fake" Paypals as fake PSU sites, THIS is the real and only legit site! We got an email from a poor registrant who "got your address off of Google" in Australia and "sent a money order to your Google address." EEK. We DO NOT publish a payment address, ONLY take Paypal or other legitimate gateway payments where we NEVER get your card number and NEVER accept cash, money orders or even checks (only e-checks, and only on Paypal, where you are protected). Just check our REAL stats: 11 million unique Google visitors a month; we are the LARGEST ONLINE TRADE SCHOOL in the US, with the lowest prices and the highest benefits, particularly if you are starting your own business.
The very few remaining "real" complaints are due to our messages going into a spam folder, a bad paypal email address, an order with a spouse's or old email you might not even know is still in your name, etc. EMAIL US FIRSTif you think you haven't heard anything, we ALWAYS answer emails within ONE DAY, including holidays and weekends! If you didn't get a personal reply, you were either on a scam site, or you had a bad email, your box was full or bounced, etc.
We offer benefits available at NO other program including association membership, network membership, grandfathering of credentials, credential validation and certification for the lowest cost bonds in the nation, trade references, wholesale accounts, LE quality ID's and badges, the ONLY Association bonding in many fields, and much more. To receive these benefits, you need to have a correct email address, and be patient with our process, which requires registration at many associations, bonding companies, underwriters, trade vendors, wholesalers, network partners, etc. This can take time, but is a GOOD thing! Admission and registration are NOT automatic, they have real humans involved, and generally take only two business days, often same business day if your name, address and email are correct on your order.
Once in a while, an applicant will fail a bond exam or be denied (by the Association, not by us!), and these few out of thousands can become loud "web screamers" instead of working with us on remedial exams to re-qualify for their bond or license. Do NOT worry, assume value, and let us help you re-qualify, even if you were turned down elsewhere!
In addition to highest benefits and lowest prices, PSU also participates in cutting edge research in areas as diverse as Supercomputing, Big Data, Defense patents, Molecular Biology, Computational Chemistry, Ballistics, Data Security, Cryptanalysis, Quantum Computing, Neural Engineering and many others. Our parent NFP has the largest database on the planet in test and interview preparation, from Astrophysics to Embedded Circuit Design. Our local Pastoral Missions offer these materials FREE to anyone who needs assistance, whether young and disabled, or old and broke.
FACTS, in addition to the powerful referral networks below:
1. The leading online school in the world costs an average of $50,000, yet only 29% of enrollees graduate and are certified! How do you define a CRIME?? (Source: Fox News)
2. PSU certifies 100% of our students. If you fail, we work with you until you pass!
3. NO other online school includes all texts, tools, after graduation support, etc. We've had the highest rating of any "correspondence" school since 1971, and the highest rating of any online trade school since 1989.
4. Your PSU Credentials are accepted at MORE PLACES than any other online school OR any accredited brick and mortar school!
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