College Prep

College Prep Courses

Penn Foster High School Diploma with Early College Courses Program.

Our ACE-evaluated and recommended college prep courses provide foundational knowledge to help your learners prepare for admission into a two- or four-year institution. The High School Diploma with Early College Courses program includes wraparound support to help traditional and adult learners succeed.

Over 2,000 schools consider ACE credit recommendations for transfer to their degree programs.¹ For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT website.

Career Prep Courses

College Prep Electives

  • Art Appreciation (1 credit)

    This course covers artistic media and movements, historical periods, the roles of the artist and the viewer, and the principles of art criticism.
  • Computer Applications (1 credit)

    Learners will gain the necessary foundational skills for using Microsoft® Word,™ Microsoft® Excel,® and Microsoft® PowerPoint.®
  • Economics 1 (1 credit)

    This course focuses on the factors that determine the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services in our society.
  • English Composition (1 credit)

    This course includes lessons on effective writing techniques and practice through writing descriptive essays, first-person narratives, effective thesis statements, and more.
  • Essentials of Psychology (1 credit)

    Learners will identify major psychological theories and discuss the complexities of behavior and mind.
  • Foundation Skills in Math (1 credit)

    Learners will practice math functions using real-life examples and acquire the basic math skills needed to succeed in college-level math courses.
  • Music Appreciation (1 credit)

    In this course, learners focus on understanding how to appreciate music by learning about the roles of the composer and the listener, the principles of music theory and instrumentation, and more.

¹ Many colleges use ACE recommendations to determine credit transfer values. Credits earned in Penn Foster programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. Students who plan to continue their education with another school should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.