Penn Foster has been on a mission to help people launch, accelerate, and thrive in their careers for more than 130 years. We provide students with a high-quality education that fits their busy lives and budget, offering numerous self-paced, industry-oriented programs across our College and Career School. Delivered on our modern online platform, the course content, resource libraries, and knowledge bases are accessible anytime from anywhere. Our proven learning model takes an innovative approach to enable knowledge retention and skill development. At Penn Foster, we offer multi-channel support and resources to ensure that every learner has what they need to succeed. With a focus on practical, real-world skills and career preparation for in-demand jobs, Penn Foster can help you graduate with confidence and help provide a pathway towards your career goals.
Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), recognised by the U.S. Department of Education and Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools for non-degree granting postsecondary programs.
Accredited as an Authorised Provider by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), meeting the ANSI/IACET Standard.
Many Penn Foster degree and undergraduate certificate courses have been reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE) College Credit Recommendation Service.
Enrollment is open throughout the year.
Courses are asynchronous, self-paced and available 24/7.
We are offering the following at present:
Accredited Associates Degrees in Accounting, Business Management, Engineering Technology, Human Resource Management and Paralegal Studies.
Accredited Career Diplomas and Certificates including Administrative Assistant, Auto Repair Technician, Bookkeeping, Business Management Undergraduate Certificate, Business Management Essentials, Diesel Mechanics/Heavy Truck Maintenance, Human Resources Undergraduate Certificate, Human Resources Management Essentials, HVACR Technician, IT Support Specialist, Patient Access Representative – HCI, Pharmacy Technician and Small Business Management.
*Sourced from 2022 Penn Foster NPS & Satisfaction Survey. (N=3,247)
Credits earned in Penn Foster programmes 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.