Allamakee co. IAGenWeb Project - School Records

International Correspondence Schools
Scranton, PA

Founded in 1891, ICS offered courses on the installment plan. Ten Courses could be paid for in advance or on a "sixty-days-same-as-cash" basis, but most students opted for paying in three, five, or ten-dollar monthly installments. The installment plan was extremely important because some of the ICS courses were expensive. For example, in 1906, the "Complete Architecture" course cost $110 if paid in advance. The price rose to $122 on the ten-dollar plan, $130 on the five-dollar plan, and $135 on the three-dollar plan. The payment plans allowed people who did not earn much to take advantage of an incredible educational opportunity on a budget.

Name Address Year No. of Subjects and/or Drawing Plates completed Course of Study Diploma or Certificate
Van Nice, C.E. Waukon, c/o Lanot Lumber Co. 1902 3 S, 6 P Complete Architectural  
Murphy, Josephine Lansing, R.F.D. 1 1904 3 S Complete Commercial  
Shepherd, A. Postville 1903 3 S Complete Stenographic  
Denning, L. Waukon, Box 243 1902 4 S Complete Stenographic  
DeWild, J.H. Waukon, Box 401 1906 11 S Complete Advertising Diploma
Briar, A.L. Waukon 1907 3 S, 20 P Draftsmen's Course  
Kolsrud, L.E. [or I.E.] Maud 1900 3 S English Branches  
Frederick, J.M. Waukon, Box 303 1901 3 S, 12 P Mechanical Drawing  
Arnold, E. Lansing 1902 13 S, 16 P Electric Lighting Diploma
Saam, K.F. Lansing 1904 5 S, 23 P Architectural Drawing  
Lehner, J. Lansing 1903 21 S, 1 P Complete Steam Engineering  
Bock, E.L. New Albin 1903 3 S Teachers'  
Bock, Blanche New Albin 1903 4 S Teachers'  
Linz, E. New Albin 1907 2 S Civil Service  
Emerson, F.W. Volney 1897 6 S, 8 P Electric Power & Lighting  
Meier, D.W. Postville 1897 9 S, 11 P Electrical Engineering  

~source The International Correspondence Schools, Education by Mail; publication date 1908
~photo is of the cover of the publication listing the students and graduates
~names extracted by S. Ferrall for Allamakee co. IAGenWeb

Note: ICS, now Penn Foster Career School, is still in business today.


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