Penn Foster FAQs
Are Online High School Diplomas Legitimate?
Are online high school diplomas legit? Will they help you reach your goals, like get hired for a job or earn a promotion that requires a high school diploma? Here's your guide to legitimate online high school diplomas.
Sep 27, 2022
7 min read
Your Most Frequently Asked Questions, Answered!
Have you decided on a program at Penn Foster but have some remaining questions about what it’s really like to be a Penn Foster student? We’ve collected some of the most frequently asked questions and answers to help you learn more about what the experience will really be like.
Aug 01, 2022
2 min read
How to Show Off Your Accomplishments in the Penn Foster Community
Graduation season is in full swing, which means it’s a great time to celebrate all you’ve achieved over the last few months and years. Check out how you can show off all your accomplishments to the entire Penn Foster Community and social media.
Jun 22, 2022
4 min read
How to Be Included in the Yearbook
Graduation time is here again. This is a momentous event, highlighting all of your hard work through the months and years. While you’ll never forget your time at Penn Foster or the landmark you’ve reached, our online yearbook serves as a great way to recognize your effort and mark the special occasion, as well as recognize the achievements of your peers. Here’s all you need to know about the Penn Foster yearbook and how to be included.
Jun 10, 2022
3 min read
Penn Foster Exams and Grading Explained
If you’re new to online school or just want to know how Penn Foster works before enrolling in a program, you may be wondering how, exactly, do online tests work? What are the expectations and how is your work graded? Here’s everything you need to know about Penn Foster exams, proctored exams, and how your tests and assignments are graded.
Jun 08, 2022
7 min read
How the In-Demand Job Market Impacts Our Programs
In today’s job market, we know that having employer-recognized, career-aligned education and training is one of your top priorities. Understanding what companies look for lets us help you find a job that not only fits your interests, but that’s in-demand, so you’re confident putting your time and energy into online education. At Penn Foster, we update existing programs and develop new ones where we can better help you build the skills you need to apply for these jobs. Here’s how we approach these changes to make sure our programs help meet your goals!
May 19, 2022
4 min read
How to Write a Strong Resume
Whether it’s your first time applying for a job or you’re hoping to improve your chances of getting interviews for roles you’re interested in, a strong resume is key! But how can you write a good resume? What should you include? We spoke with our resident expert, Kristen Schenck, to find out. A talent acquisition associate at Penn Foster, Kristen has a wealth of experience reviewing resumes, offering resume advice, and conducting interviews to hire talented people to help our students. Here’s her advice on writing a great resume!
Oct 14, 2021
3 min read
What You Need to Know About Enrolling in Penn Foster
Whether you have a busy schedule, like to learn at your own pace, or want to avoid a daily commute to in-person classes, online education can offer you the opportunity to reach your goals on your terms. If you’re considering enrolling in a Penn Foster program to further your career, earn a degree, or finish your high school diploma, here’s everything you need to know.
Sep 09, 2021
5 min read
Get to Know the Penn Foster Community
When enrolling in an online school like Penn Foster, many students are worried about missing out on a “traditional” school experience. Though there’s no campus or in-person classes, Penn Foster provides students with an online Student Community, so you never have to be alone. Here you’ll find a virtual platform where you can socialize and connect with your peers no matter where you’re located.
Jul 06, 2021
2 min read
Your Guide to Transfer Credits at Penn Foster
If you’ve already completed some high school or college courses and are interested in continuing your education with Penn Foster, you may be wondering if you must start all over. Or, if you’re a Penn Foster student taking courses to get a head start on a degree, you might be wondering if you’ll lose those credits if you transfer to another college. To better understand how transfer credits work to and from Penn Foster, check out this guide!
Jan 14, 2021
6 min read