Is a Penn Foster High School Diploma Accepted by Colleges?

Our students have gone on to many colleges after earning their Penn Foster High School diploma. Below is a sampling of some of the colleges who have accepted the Penn Foster High School diploma within the last 3 years.¹ It is not guaranteed that a Penn Foster High School graduate will be accepted into any of these institutions. Remember, colleges have a variety of entry requirements, and not all colleges recognize all high school diplomas.

Colleges That Have Accepted a Penn Foster High School Diploma

At Penn Foster, we're proud to say that many institutions recognize the value of our high school diploma. With the strong foundation provided by your Penn Foster education, you can take the next steps toward furthering your education with confidence.

Academy of Art University
American Institute
American Intercontinental University
Art Institute (Online)
Ashford University
Atlanta Metropolitan College
Barton College
Bay Mills Community College
Beckfield College
Blue Cliff College
Brown Mackie College
Bryant University
Bucks County Community College
CalCoast University
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Career Education
Career Point College
Cedar Valley College
Central Michigan University
Chandler Gilbert Community College
Cincinnati State College
Cisco College
City Colleges of Chicago
Clackamas Community College
Clark College
College of the Albemarle
Colorado Mountain College
Concorde Career College
Daytona State College
Delaware Technical Community College
DeVry University
Dona Ana Branch Community College
Dorsey Schools
Evergreen State College
Faulkner State College
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Flathead Valley Community College
Front Range Community College
Garden City Community College
Georgia Perimeter College
Glendale Community College
Golden West Community College
Grand Canyon University
Grayson Community College
Gwinnett Technical College
Harper College
Harrisburg Area Community College
Herzing University
Hudson County Community College
Institute of Technology
Ivy Tech Community College
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

John Tyler Community College
Joliet Junior College
Kaplan University
Kirtland Community College
Lewis & Clark State College
Lord Fairfax Community College
Madisonville Community College
Maryville University
McCann School of Business and Technology
Metropolitan Community College
Metropolitan State College
Middle Tennessee State University
Middlesex Community College
Midland Technical College
Milan Institute
Mildred Elley
Monroe College
Mount Wachusett Community College
National College
Northampton Community College
Northeast Technical Institute
Northwest Technical College
Oakland Community College
Ozark Technical Community College
Penn Foster Career School
Penn Foster College
Pine Technical College
Prairie State College
Pulaski Technical College
Ross Medical Education Center
Salter School
Somerset Community College
South University
Southeastern Louisiana University
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Southwestern Michigan College
Spokane Community College
State College of Florida
Strayer University
Success Education Colleges
Tarrant County College
Texarkana College
Tidewater Community College
Trident Technical College
Universal Technical Institute
University of Jamestown
University of Phoenix
University of the Virgin Islands
Volunteer State Community College
Walden University
Walla Walla Community College
Wayne State University
Wright Career College
York Technical College
Yuba Community College

Do Community Colleges and Universities Accept the Penn Foster High School Diploma?

Each college has its own admission criteria. If applying to these or other non-listed post-secondary schools, please check with that school to learn more about their acceptance policies. Credits earned in Penn Foster programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions.

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