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Celebrate Your Success

Get ready to join our next commencement on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Graduate Registration will open in February 2020 and close Friday, July 31, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. EDT. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

We have thoughtfully and carefully reviewed the CDC, federal, state, and community guidelines and recommendations regarding the COVID-19 virus. For the safety and health of our guests, we are POSTPONING the 2020 Graduation ceremony until SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2020. We know what an important milestone the graduation ceremony is, however, the health and safety of our learners, your families, and our employees is our number one priority.

Graduate Registration will remain open until Friday, July 31 at 6:00 p.m. EDT.

Any graduation registration fees paid or guest tickets purchased will be applicable for the new event date of September 12, 2020. No need for action is required if you will attend the rescheduled date. If students & guests are unable to attend the event on the new date, refunds will also be made available for guest tickets and registration fees related to the cost of the event.

Cap and gown costs are non-refundable. Any student who purchased a regalia package will receive it within 4 weeks of their original order placement.

Why Attend Graduation

Completing your Penn Foster program is no small feat. You’ve put in the time, effort, care, and discipline to reach your goal of earning an education. Commemorate what you’ve accomplished by formally walking across the graduation stage surrounded by people who are as proud as you are. Whether you bring your friends and family or you choose to make connections at the event, this day was created for you. You’ve earned it.

Important Information: To attend the 2020 ceremony all graduates must be 100% academically complete and registered by 6:00 p.m. EDT July 31, 2020. Please contact Graduation Services at 1.800.232.1243 to confirm your graduate status prior to registering, purchasing guest tickets, or making travel arrangements.


About Our Graduates

You’re joining tens of thousands of students who have graduated from Penn Foster 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 2019 what it’s like to be a Penn Foster graduate, and 97% of Penn Foster them say they’re satisfied with their program, 82% felt their overall quality of life has improved since graduating, and 96% would recommend Penn Foster to a friend.
Mohegan Sun Arena

Hosted at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA

The 2020 Ceremony will be hosted at the Mohegan Sun Arena located at 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township, PA 18702. The Arena can accommodate seating over 8,000 guests. For more details, please visit the Graduation Location and Directions page.
Grad of the Year.

You could be the next DEAC Graduate of the Year!

Last year, we celebrated Graduate of the Year Victoria Winters for her outstanding determination and persistence toward earning her education. As a teen, she was forced to leave high school to spend her days under the care of doctors. After learning about our online education from a TV ad in her hospital room, she slowly but surely became a Penn Foster High School graduate and is now on her way to earning a bachelor’s degree. Her story is an inspiration, and we want to hear yours. Throw your hat in the ring to be selected for this honor and apply to become the 2020 Penn Foster DEAC Graduate of the Year.

2019 Graduation Highlights

See the best moments from our largest graduation ceremony to date featuring an inspirational message from our keynote speaker Dr. Dionna Hancock Johnson.
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