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Our individual college courses are only , which includes all of your books, learning materials, and support.


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Courses start when you are ready. Work when you want, where you want, and at a pace that’s comfortable for you.

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We recommend that students check with the college they plan on attending to see if they accept Penn Foster College credits.¹


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Choose from over 40 ACE reviewed college courses that you can start today. Work at your own pace with the help of expert faculty and staff.


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Once you have completed your courses, request your official transcripts to send to your college to transfer your credits.

Transferring Credits

Penn Foster College credits have been accepted for transfer into colleges across the country. The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has also evaluated and recommended college credits for the Penn Foster College individual courses we offer. However, we recommend that students check with specific colleges to see if they accept our credits, as no form of accreditation guarantees that transfer credits will be accepted. You can learn more about transferring credits here.


Take college credits without breaking the bank. If you are interested in enrolling in more than one course, please call 1-800-238-9554. An Admissions Specialist can help you get started today.

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Our college courses are 100% online so you can learn when you want and where you want. Need help? Our on-demand library and Student Community are available 24/7. If you need more individual support, Penn Foster is available over chat, text, email or by phone.


You choose when and where you learn and set your own study schedule. Can’t finish a complete lesson? No problem - you can stop and pick up right where you left off at any time.

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Students will learn about PC applications in word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software, as well as create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Students will also learn how to integrate the applications.

Math & Science

An introductory course that explains the origin of life and the relationships between all living things, and describes how a significant number of organisms are structured and how they work.


This course presents a variety of theoretical viewpoints to provide students with a well balanced view of a child’s developmental process, as well as an understanding of the principal topics of child psychology.

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¹ Credits earned in Penn Foster programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. If you are planning to continue your education with another school after you earn your degree from Penn Foster, you should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies

Disclaimer: No form of accreditation guarantees that any learning institution will accept credits from any school as transfer credits.

Please note: individual college courses are only available to individuals living in the United States.

The traditional colleges I attended couldn’t compete with the affordability of Penn Foster. And, at Penn Foster, I could study on my own, at my own pace, and with the complete support of instructors.
-Erin S., Penn Foster Graduate

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How are online college courses taught?

A. At Penn Foster, all of our courses can be completed while learning remotely. Once you enroll at Penn Foster, you will be able to log into your student portal and begin learning. Each course will contain a reading or a video lecture with a skills assessment at the end. At the end of each semester, there will be an online exam. If you have any questions during your course, we have instructors whom you can contact. However, some courses such as our Associate Veterinary Technician Degree have an in-person externship requirement. Check the program details or speak to an admissions representative if you have any questions before enrolling.

Q. How do I take college courses online?

A. If you haven’t taken online classes before, you may not be sure what to expect or how things work - and that can seem intimidating! It doesn’t have to be. There are several things you can expect when you enroll in an online program with Penn Foster including self-paced learning, online lectures, low-cost tuition, and self-motivated studying.

Q. What is the average cost of an individual course at Penn Foster?

A. An Individual online college course is a great way to get ahead or finish your degree.¹ At Penn Foster, the price of a course depends on the area of study but range from $380 to $400 per course. To get tuition information for one of our programs, call one of our Admissions Specialists at 1-800-238-9554.

Q. Are online college classes harder than in-person classes?

A. It depends, for some people who are self-motivated they may find online classes more beneficial as they can study at their own pace. Some people find online classes more challenging because it is harder to stay motivated. Opting for online courses over traditional in-person classes is not the easy route for your education but it does have its advantages. It's true that online classes offer more flexibility in the fact that you can study or login on your own time, but you will still have to take exams and study.

Q. Can I transfer these credits to other Penn Foster programs?

A. Upon successful completion of the course, reach out to our admissions team and speak to an admissions specialist. From there you can choose to continue with Penn Foster and enroll in one of our online degree programs, or transfer your credits elsewhere.¹

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¹ Credits earned in Penn Foster programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. If you are planning to continue your education with another school after you earn your degree from Penn Foster, you should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.