A lot of schools require the students to do something before getting started. While it is true that Penn Foster is known for the flexible online courses that do not have set start dates and application due dates, there are a couple things that needed to be taken note before enrolling.
Penn Foster High School Prerequisites
For those who are under 18 years old, here are prerequisites:
- You need to be 13 years old at the time of enrollment.
- You must have finished the 8th grade.
- If you are a student of compulsory age, you must also fulfill the state regulations regarding homeschooling in order to avoid truancy. It is also needed for your parents or your guardians to verify the thing that is required by the school district before enrolling you in Penn Foster High School.
If you are 18 or older, you need to have finished the 8th grade.
Penn Foster Career School Prerequisites
- Take a note that a few states have different requirements and regulations regarding the age, educational level, and more of students enrolling in career school programs. Before enrolling, you are encouraged to check your state requirements for the program that you are interested in.
- Those who are enrolling in most career school programs, you must be at least 17 years old at the time of the enrollment. However, some states require the students to be at least 18 years old at the time of enrollment.
- You need to have completed at least an 8th grade education for most programs.
- A few programs require you a completion of high school or GED credentials before enrolling. Before enrolling, please verify your program requirements with an Admissions Specialist at 1 888 427 6500.
Penn Foster College Prerequisites
- You must be at least 17 years old to enroll in a college program with Penn Foster.
- You must have obtained a high school diploma, GED, or similar High School Equivalency to enroll in a degree program.
- SAT, ACT, or the other standardized exam scores are not needed for enrollment in Penn Foster College.
Course Specific Prerequisites
Veterinary Technology Associate Degree:
- As one of the students enrolling in the Veterinary Technician Associate’s Degree, you need to be at least 17 years of age when you start the program and it is also needed for you to be 18 years old before the beginning of the first practicum in semester 2.
- You must have completed a high school diploma or equivalent to enroll.
- You must pass the reading and math assessments after enrollment before being able to progress in your studies.
- You must hold health insurance before beginning your first externship in semester 2.
Veterinary Technician Bachelor’s Degree:
As a completion program, some of the requirements of the online Veterinary Technology Bachelor’s of Applied Science includes:
- Being at least 17 years old
- Having a minimum of 15 semester hours of transferable general
- Having an A.S. or A.A.S. degree of 60 hours in Veterinary Technology from an AVMA accredited program
Medical Assistant Associate Degree:
- You need to be at least 17 years old.
- You need to have obtained a high school diploma or an equivalent credential.
- You need to pass the basic reading and basic math skills assessments before moving on to the first lessons in semester 1.
Way to Enroll in Penn Foster
Once you have met the requirements, it is time for you to enroll in Penn Foster. Here is step by step to follow:
- The first thing that you will need to do is to find the program that you want. Think about the thing that you are interested in doing. Ask yourself if you have to finish your high school diploma to move on to college, if you want to get a better job, or if you want to train to start a totally new career path. Take your time to decide the thing that you are interested in. Once you are sure with your decision, you can check out the programs offered by Penn Foster to find the right one for you.
- Once you have selected a program, the next thing is to make sure that you ask all the right questions about it. Feel free to talk directly to the Admissions Specialist of Penn Foster by dialing the number 1 888 427 6500. Please discuss the program and ask them how they can help you to meet your dream.
- For those with previous education, you might want to transfer those credits into your Penn Foster program. Since not each program is able to take outside credits, please ask the Admissions Specialist to make sure if it is possible to do.
- It is really important to understand how much you need to pay for your program. There are three payment options to choose from, including pay in full, monthly auto pay, and monthly mail pay. Feel free to choose any option you want.
- If you are ready to enroll, it is time for you to talk to an Admissions Specialist to guide you through the process. It is not the only option that you have. Besides, you can also enroll online. The information about the types of enrollment will be explained below. During the process, you will be asked to enter your information and you need to make the first payment toward your tuition to start the program.
- Do not forget to read and sign your enrollment paperwork. It is able to be done digitally. It is a must to make sure that the information that you provide is correct and that you understand about the tuition payment plant that you select and how the cancellation policy works.
- After that, create a username and password and log in with these two to Student Portal every time you want to study.
- When everything is done, you can get started. Get to know more about how the Student Portal works and then start with your first lesson. A lot of programs offered by Penn Foster start with a short Orientation lesson, which is helpful to ease your online studies.