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Earn Your General Studies Certificate Online

The online Undergraduate Certificate in General Studies is a great way to begin your college education and build a foundation for your new career path. Unlike sitting in crowded lecture halls, online learning allows you to study in your own home and at the pace that’s right for you.

Who Is It For?

An Undergraduate Certificate in General Studies can help you prepare for entering a college degree program.¹ If you are looking to save money on the cost of college, or you are trying to figure out whether college is right for you without making a large financial and time commitment, our online general education courses are designed for you. As an accredited college, you may also be able to get transfer credit at other colleges or universities for each of the courses you successfully complete with Penn Foster and this could allow you to complete your college degree at a more affordable price.
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Why Choose Penn Foster College?
At up to $79 per credit, and 3 easy payment plans to choose from, we can help you fit college into your budget.
On-Demand Learning
On-Demand Learning
No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can. Access instructors through text, phone, and email, or chat with fellow classmates online.
Prepare for in-demand careers
Prepare for in-demand careers
You can gain the knowledge, skills, and credentials to move toward success along a new or existing career path.
Mobile Friendly
Mobile-Friendly Flexibility
Our 24/7, on-demand learning platform is easy to use – at home or on the go – and you decide when to start and take your classes.
Personalized Goal Tracking
Personalized Goal Tracking
With our progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, you can customize your study schedule to help meet your personal goals.
All-Inclusive Program
Your tuition includes access to instructors, all your learning materials, and unlimited career support.
Student Experience
A Customized Learning Experience
With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, and informative videos to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is online learning like no other.
General Studies Undergraduate Certificate Program Details
Get started toward a foundational education with Penn Foster College. Our online General Studies Certificate Program awards graduates 15 credits for successfully completing five courses, including two required courses and three electives. You'll take Computer Applications and English Composition as required courses and then choose one elective from arts and humanities, science, and social sciences.
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With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your General Studies Certificate online today.​
I now have more knowledge about my career and I can work [toward] the degree I am pursuing.
Lauren M.
General Studies Certificate Graduate
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¹ Credits earned in Penn Foster programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. Students who plan to continue their education with another school after completing coursework with Penn Foster College should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies. No form of accreditation guarantees that any learning institution will accept credits from any school as transfer credits.