Our high school diploma programs are online, affordable, flexible, and supportive for all types of learners. Penn Foster’s regionally and nationally accredited diploma can help you gain the skills to enter the workforce, continue your training in a career, get ready for college. Penn Foster high school is designed for students of all ages, whether you are a traditional aged student or an adult learner looking to go back to school and earn a high school diploma.
Earning my High School Diploma has helped my confidence and secured my future. Enrolling in Penn Foster is the most rewarding thing you will ever do. The program was easy to use and the staff was very helpful whenever I had a problem.
Julie S, Penn Foster High School with a Concentration in Health Care
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
As a student at Penn Foster High School, you will be able to:
- Choose from textbooks delivered in the mail or delivered online
- Transfer credits from another accredited school or a GED
- Access instructional support from our world-class faculty
- Join Penn Foster's Community, plus immediate membership in the High School academic group, accessible 24/7
- Create a customized payment plan with 0% interest
- Goal-setting and progress-tracking tools
- Personalize your student homepage, learning portal and gain free access to Career Cruising
Is Penn Foster High School accredited? Will colleges accept my diploma?
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. Remember, colleges have a variety of entry requirements, and not all colleges recognize all high school diplomas.
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 nationally 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.
Will Penn Foster High School 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.
Penn Foster accepts transfer credits from a GED.
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