Penn Foster High School

Our Training Method

Penn Foster High School is committed to the successful completion of your coursework and earning your diploma. The typical Penn Foster student experience goes like this:

1. The Enrollment Process
2. Your Student ID Number
3. Begin Your Studies
4. Getting Help When You Need It
5. Taking Examinations
6. Graduation

STEP ONE - The Enrollment Process

The Penn Foster High School website offers a program overview, curriculum outline, tuition schedule and information on career services for graduates.

When you are ready simply enroll online, or call our toll-free number to speak with an Admissions Specialist.

STEP TWO - Your Student ID Number

As soon as your enrollment is processed, you will receive your Student ID Number. You’ll need to use your Student ID Number to access your online courses.

STEP THREE - Begin Your Studies

You can log in through the Penn Foster Career School website to begin your studies immediately. Use your Student ID Number to register as a new student. You should begin your lessons as soon as possible, the sooner you start, the sooner you'll earn your Diploma.

STEP FOUR - Getting Help When You Need It

Your courses are designed so that you can study independently. Faculty and instructional advisors are available to answer your questions from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. On weekends and holidays, you can leave a message and your call will be answered the next business day. You can also contact your instructors by email if you prefer.

STEP FIVE - Taking Examinations

At the end of each lesson, you take an exam. You can complete your exam online through our website. As soon as you pass your exam, you can go on to the next lesson.

Your examinations and projects will be graded on the following scale:

Lesson Grade (%) Letter Equivalent Rating
90-100 A Excellent
80-89 B Good
70-79 C Average
65-69 D Passing
Below 65 F Failing

An overall course grade of 65% or above in each subject, and successful completion of 21.5 credits are required to earn your High School Diploma.

FINAL STEP - Graduation

Once you have passed all your courses, you will receive your diploma from Penn Foster High School. You can graduate in as little as three years. Or, if you qualify for credit from previous schooling, you can finish in as little as nine months for each year of high school you need.