"I like the flexibility of Penn Foster. You go at your own pace and there are no deadlines. I study while I'm watching horse shows; I study while I’m at the ball field; I take my books everywhere I go!"
"Penn Foster made my goal easily attainable while working a full-time job. Thanks to the wonderful staff at Penn Foster, I will further my education here, because I will never become too old to learn."
"I am proud to have graduated from Penn Foster Career School and I would do it all over again if I had to. All of the instructors and the Student Service Reps are polite, caring, respectful, and knowledgeable."
The freedom to study at your own pace can work with a busy lifestyle, but it also takes motivation. At Penn Foster, we do all we can to help you keep up with your studies while you take care of your family and perform at work. Here are a few useful tips designed to keep you focused on building your future.
Set Goals—Academic, Personal, Social, and Career Goals
Set goals that are based on your values, beliefs, and interests
Set goals that are specific and measurable
Set goals that are challenging yet realistic
Give your goals start and completion dates
Set both short-term and long-term goals
Give yourself rewards for completing certain goals!
Believe You Can Succeed… and You Will Succeed
Listen to encouragement from other people, especially those whose opinions are valued.
Don't focus on failures or allow failures to make you afraid of trying again.
Ignore discouragement from others.
Recognize Causes for Your Successes and Challenges
Attribute academic outcomes to factors over which you have control.
Don't blame factors over which you have no control.
Take responsibility for your studying and learning.