Our high school diploma programs are online, affordable, flexible, and supported for all types of learners. Penn Foster’s regionally and nationally accredited diploma will help you enter the workforce, continue your training in a career, or attend the college of your choosing. Find where you fit:
I really didn’t have much time to go for my GED, because there were classes you had to go to and the timing, for me, was bad. Penn Foster had the platform I needed to step on and join the military, and do what I need to do.
Jariel L, Penn Foster High School Graduate
Thank you Penn Foster for making this so easy to accomplish while working and taking care of a household.
Jodi B, Penn Foster High School student
Anyone who is looking to enroll in Penn Foster, go for it. They helped me when I felt I had nowhere else to turn. This program saved my life.
Eboni A, Penn Foster High School student
We make sure you have everything you need:
- Graduate debt free with 0% interest
- Complimentary transcript review, books, and learning aids included
- Transfer credit policy allowing you to transfer credits from another accredited school or a GED
- Study Planner App to customize your study plans and keep track of your progress
- Instructional support from our world-class faculty
- Access 24/7 to Penn Foster’s online campus, plus immediate membership in the High School academic group
- Your personalized student homepage and learning portal
- Additional resources such as our online library and career guidance from Career Cruising
Is Penn Foster High School accredited? Will colleges accept my diploma?
Yes, Penn Foster High School is accredited for grades nine through adult by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The school is also accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council and licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools. There is more information on Penn Foster High School's accreditation page.
It is up to the individual college as to whether they will accept your diploma, but Penn Foster graduates have gone on to study at hundreds of universities nationwide.
Will Penn Foster accept my transferred credits from a different high school?
Yes. Penn Foster also accepts transfer credits from a GED. To receive transfer credits, an official transcript from an accredited institution recognized by Penn Foster must be submitted for evaluation. Transfer credits will be awarded for comparable high school subjects where a full credit has been earned. Since high school programs vary, only an evaluation by Penn Foster will determine the actual number of transfer credits to be awarded. The maximum number of transfer credits allowed is 16.
What is the difference between a high school diploma and a GED?
A high school diploma generally represents 12 years of completed schooling and proficiency in core subjects as required by that state. The General Educational Development test (GED) is a content-based test that measures high school knowledge in five specific areas.
In January 2014, the GED will introduce changes to its content and format, and these changes will not carry over from previous years. If you have started but not completed the GED before 2014, you will be required to start over with the new content and format. Penn Foster also accepts transfer credits from a GED.
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