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Penn Foster Graduation Ceremony 2017

Celebrate Your Success!

Mark your calendar for the 2017 Graduation Ceremony and get ready to head to Scranton, PA to celebrate our High School, Career School, and College Graduates!

Become a Penn Foster Graduate

Over 48,000 students graduated from Penn Foster in 2016, and have taken their first steps towards new careers, advancing in their current career field, pursuing postsecondary education, or mastering skills and hobbies. Based on recent survey data, 94% of Penn Foster graduates were satisfied with their program, 86% felt very or well-prepared for their job, and 92% would recommend their program to a friend.¹ Though each of our graduates has a unique story to tell, we’re proud to say they’ve all taken the next step towards achieving their dreams.

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Contact the Penn Foster Events Team at social@pennfoster.edu

Q: Who can I contact with questions? Who is the Organizer of the event?
A: The Penn Foster Events Team can be contacted via email at social@pennfoster.edu

Q: If I can't make this year's graduation, will there be another graduation later this year?
A: One Graduation Ceremony is held each year. The next graduation ceremony will be in Summer 2018.

Graduate In-Person with Your Classmates!

2016 Graduates

Each year, Penn Foster hosts a graduation ceremony to commemorate our students successes. Graduates and their families travel from all over the country to have the chance to walk across the stage and celebrate their great achievement. Whether you’ll graduate from high school, career school, or college, you will have the opportunity to join your Penn Foster classmates for this memorable day!

Meet the 2016 Graduate of the Year

graduate of the year

Meet Omar Haughton, the 2016 Graduate of the Year, and his wonderful family from North Hollywood, California. Omar earned an A.S. Degree in Criminal Justice while rehabilitating from a combat injury, now he gives back through his job that helps others gain independence. Omar is an Army veteran who sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) while deployed to Afghanistan in 2012. During nearly a two-year rehabilitation process, he discovered Penn Foster College and its Criminal Justice program. He used his Veteran's Administration benefits to begin online classes and earned his degree in Criminal Justice in May 2016. Shortly after graduating, Haughton got a job with Passport to Learning, where he works in the organization's Judicially Involved Support Services (JISS) division as a forensic adaptive living skills instructor. He combines his criminal justice knowledge with his personal experience to work with individuals with mild intellectual disabilities who have been recently released from jail. As a busy dad providing for my family, the classes were a perfect fit for my schedule. Whether it was reading a chapter during my lunch break, or taking a test during the night while my daughter was sleeping, I always found time to get my work done. This degree wasn't only for me, it was for my daughter. When she grows older, I want her to be proud and know that her father is a degree holder."

Share Your Graduation Success!

Check out our other awesome graduates on our Pinterest board! If you would like to be a featured Penn Foster grad, please leave a picture (your degree/diploma or even better, you holding it) and comment on our Facebook page or tag #pennfoster in an instagram photo.

Already a graduate, and looking for your transcript? Click here.

¹ DEAC (2015). [Results from Alumni Survey, 6 months post-graduation]. Unpublished raw data.

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