Will a diploma from Penn Foster get you into a good college?


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A diploma from Penn Foster will not help you gain direct admission to a good college as it will not demonstrate high academic achievement in challenging high school classes. Most good colleges have a highly selective admission process, requiring that applicants have successfully completed academically rigorous courses in high school.

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A diploma from Penn Foster will allow you to enroll in a community college, where you can rebuild your academic record, finish an Associate degree and apply to transfer to a good four-year college. This path to higher education requires taking transferable general education courses, maintaining a high grade-point average and obtaining good references from instructors at the community college level.

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