Individual College Courses

Study online, earn college credit

Jump-start your college education, earn credits toward a degree, or learn new skill. Choose from courses in business, education, math & science and more!


Our Courses are:


  • ACE Reviewed - American Council on Education (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended some of these courses for college credit. For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT website at
  • Affordable - Our individual college courses are only $499, which includes all of your digital study materials and unlimited support.
  • Online - Take courses online and use our easy-to-access resources to get help from our faculty and success coaches.
  • Self-paced - 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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$499 per course

Call 1-800-238-9554 to speak with an admissions specialist.

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Transferring Made Easy

  1. Check with your college - We recommend that students check with the college they plan on attending to see if they accept Penn Foster College credits.¹
  2. Click or call to enroll - 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.
  3. Submit your official transcripts - Once you have completed your courses, request your official transcripts to send to your college to transfer your credits.

What's Included?

Mobile-friendly coursework

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Interactive course content

Unlimited student support

Digital textbooks and study materials

Career Services

Can’t find the college course you’re looking for? 

At Penn Foster, we offer individual college courses in general studies, humanities, science, mathematics, business, healthcare, engineering, and more! For the full listing of available online college classes, browse our undergraduate catalogue at the link below. You’ll find course descriptions, credit hours, and details on college enrollment.

View Catalogue





How are online college courses taught?

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. Check the program details or speak to an admissions representative if you have any questions before enrolling.

How do I take college courses online?

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.

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

An individual online college course is a great way to get ahead or finish your degree.¹ At Penn Foster, the prices of all the area of study are $499 per course. To get tuition information for one of our programs, call one of our Admissions Specialists at 1-800-238-9554.

Are online college classes harder than in-person classes?

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.

Can I transfer these credits to other Penn Foster programs?

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

What happens if I need academic help while taking an online course?

If you need help while taking an online course with Penn Foster, there are a variety of resources available including help from instructors by email and phone, academic advocates to help you navigate your lessons, and a Learning Resource Center that includes recorded webinars, how-to documents, and more to help you successfully complete your studies.

Refund Policy

At Penn Foster, we continue to develop new ways to expand and improve student satisfaction. However, if the course isn't the right fit for you or you are not satisfied with your experience, we do offer a refund policy. If you cancel within the first 6 days of enrollment you will receive a full refund. After the first 6 days your refund amount will be based on:

  • Lessons completed
  • Tuition collected
  • Enrollment date

For more information, visit Penn Foster’s refund policy page.


Learn even more by viewing a sample enrollment agreement. 

Want more information about Individual College Courses?

Give our Admissions Specialists a call to see how we can help.

Call 1-800-238-9554 (10AM - 6:30PM ET)