Penn Foster Group Graduation

Learn more about our in-person graduation ceremonies & how to celebrate your success!

Save the Date for the 2024 Graduation Ceremony

The 2024 Graduation is coming! If you’d like to walk the stage and celebrate your accomplishments in person, here’s what you need to know.

  • When: August 3, 2024
  • Where: Gas South Arena, Duluth, Georgia
  • Who can attend: Any graduate from any year. You’ll need to register soon to attend.


Eligible graduates will receive an email inviting them to the ceremony by the end of May, including information on how to register, how family and friends can purchase guest tickets, and where to get your graduation regalia!


Have questions or need help? Check out the FAQs on this page or reach out to [email protected]. Be sure to provide your full name and student ID number.


Woman in black regalia cheering at graduation ceremony.

2024 Graduation FAQs

What must graduates do to be eligible to walk in the 2024 ceremony?

Graduates from any year are welcome to attend the ceremony. However, to be eligible to register, you must have completed all program requirements and paid your tuition in full by July 1, 2024.

Will I receive my diploma at the ceremony? 

No. All eligible graduates will receive their diplomas and degrees in the mail as soon as all program requirements and financial responsibilities are met.

Why will the Penn Foster Graduation be held as a combined event with Penn Foster, James Madison High School, New York Institute of Photography, New York Institute of Art and Design, and CareerStep?

Penn Foster is part of a larger group of online learning providers, including those listed above. In order to accommodate the large demand and maintain the spirit of celebration for this special milestone for our learners, families and friends, the seven institutions will hold a combined graduation ceremony event.

Will there be special accommodations for those with disabilities??

Yes, we will try to make accommodations where possible. Please reach out to [email protected] for questions about accommodations and special needs for graduation. Include your full name and student ID number in the email.

Young man in black regalia holding blue Penn Foster diploma holder.

Celebrate Your Success

You’ve worked hard to complete your diploma or degree. You deserve to celebrate your accomplishment! Celebrating your success can mean sharing a picture of your diploma on social media (don’t forget to tag us so we can give you a shout out!), throwing yourself a graduation party, or sharing your story in our digital yearbook! You could also attend our in-person graduation ceremony. If you missed the 2023 Commencement, check out the highlights below.

Why We Love Graduation

At Penn Foster, graduation day is our favorite day of the year! In 2023, we saw over 1,000 graduates from 5 Penn Foster Group schools walk across the stage and loved seeing everyone celebrate their accomplishments. Besides getting to meet graduates from across the country, there were inspirational speeches and even a musical performance from Penn Foster grad, Latora Parnell.
Graduate shaking hands with school leader as she receives diploma on stage.

2023 Graduation Highlights

2023 Penn Foster Group Graduation Photos

Check out photos from the 2023 graduation ceremony to see what all the hype is about.

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Penn Foster Yearbook

Share your story and success by participating in the Penn Foster Yearbook. The yearbook is digital and updated year-round so you can participate no matter when you graduate. You can add your name to the yearbook or just check out posts from other Penn Foster grads for inspiration here.
Graduates in gowns and graduation caps smiling at the camera.

About Our Graduates

You’re joining tens of thousands of students who have graduated from Penn Foster, and our partner schools, this year to start or advance their career path, seek higher education, and master a range of skills and hobbies. We asked our alumni in 2022 what it’s like to be a Penn Foster graduate, and 97% of Penn Foster them say they’re satisfied with their program, 95% felt they achieved their goals since graduating, and 97% would recommend Penn Foster to a friend.*

Celebrating You and Your Successes

No matter where you are in your educational journey at Penn Foster, we are so incredibly proud of you. Thank you for making 2023 such a great year with so many memorable moments. Here’s to 2024 and the open doors that await us all.