Certificate of Graphic Design | Penn Foster College

Online Undergraduate Certificate in Graphic Design Accreditations and Affiliations

Why Penn Foster College?

  • Nationally Accredited
  • Self-Paced
  • Supportive
  • Low monthly payments


Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) Penn Foster College is nationally accredited. This form of accreditation means that Penn Foster College has met the high standards required by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) in Washington, D.C. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. We operate with the highest level of integrity, so our graduates can benefit from an accredited education.
The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is also a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

State Authorization

Penn Foster College has been approved by Arizona to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.


Penn Foster College is licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education and is authorized to award Associate of Science Degrees, Bachelor of Science Degrees, and Undergraduate Certificates.

College Credit Recommendations

Many Penn Foster College courses have been reviewed by the ACE College Credit Recommendation Service. The American Council on Education, the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives. Over 2,000 schools consider ACE credit recommendations for transfer to their degree programs. For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT website at www.acenet.edu. Credits earned in Penn Foster College programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. Students who plan to continue their education with another school after earning a degree from Penn Foster 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.

Approved for veteran's education benefits

Many Penn Foster programs are approved for veteran's education benefits. Reservists may also qualify for veteran's education benefits. If you think you may be eligible or would like more information, you can check with your local or regional VA office or call Penn Foster at 888-427-2900 to speak with a VA Support Specialist.

Better Business Bureau

Penn Foster College is a Better Business Bureau accredited business with a BBB Rating of A+.


The BBB only accredits the business management of a school, not the quality of the curriculum, or training programs.

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

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