17 Replies Latest reply on Mar 11, 2013 8:51 AM by maryanne.petrokonis

    Transfer College Credit

      Hello,

      I am a current student taking a Medical Billing Certificate program. I would like to also finish my associates degree in Business. I completed some

      course work at local community college about 10 years ago.  Does Penn foster accept transfer credits from another school?

        • Re: Transfer College Credit
          sideman

          Any college courses that you had with grades of C and above, and that are germane to the subject matter, up to 75% of the course requirements can transfer in. I believe there's a fee but I can't recall what it is. Call student services to confirm what the fee is. Best of luck.

          • Re: Transfer College Credit
            maryanne.petrokonis

            Hi Marxia,  When you enroll in any degree program, you can provide official transcripts containing college credits from previous schools you attended.  The transcripts will be evaluated for transfer credits.  You will also receive monetary credit for any transfer credits you receive.  

            **If you do enroll in a second program with Penn Foster, you will be eligible to receive a $50.00 referral credit after you pay your third monthly payment!  Don't forget to contact us at that time!!

            • Re: Transfer College Credit
              petersen57

              So you are saying is that once I completed a degree program with a AA degree I can transfer those credit over to any college I prefer

                • Re: Transfer College Credit
                  kris@enrollment

                  Penn Foster college credits have been accepted for transfer into variouscolleges across the country. Students should check with a specific college to see if they accept our credits, as credit transfer can vary depending on the school. Also, many of Penn Foster’s individual courses are recognized by the American Council on Education’s Credit Recommendation Service for potential transfer. The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. The American Council on Education, the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives. For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT website at www.acenet.edu.

                    • Re: Transfer College Credit
                      petersen57

                      can you tell me which colleges in Califorina can do that

                        • Re: Transfer College Credit
                          kris@enrollment

                          I'm sorry we do not have a list of all colleges that have accepted our credits nationwide.  There are hundreds of colleges within the state of California alone, and each has their own criteria for credit transfer.  My suggestion is to contact potential schools you may wish to attend to inquire about their credit transfer requirements directly. 

                            • Re: Transfer College Credit
                              petersen57

                              Well once I get my balance all paid up and enrolled again has a new student I am just going to do all of my studing and my program at home instead of going to my own college and Graduate from Penn Foster cause I am pretty sure that they dont transfer credit from penn foster

                                • Re: Transfer College Credit
                                  maryanne.petrokonis

                                  Good morning,

                                   

                                  More than 125 Penn Foster College courses have been recommended for college and university credit by ACE/College Credit Recommendation Service. Many colleges and university recognize ACE approved credits, so it's entirely possible for the credits you earn from Penn Foster to transfer to another college.  As Kristine advised, you should contact potential schools to see if they accept ACE accredited credits.  

                                    • Re: Transfer College Credit
                                      petersen57

                                      Well I am going to just stick with penn foster  instead

                                        • Re: Transfer College Credit
                                          maryanne.petrokonis

                                          Penn Foster is the best choice for affordable, accessible education.  I was sharing the information regarding transfer credits for students who plan to graduate and further their education at other schools.

                                            • Re: Transfer College Credit
                                              petersen57

                                              how long does it take to graduate from penn foster with a  AA degree

                                                • Re: Transfer College Credit
                                                  kris@enrollment

                                                  Hi petersen57!

                                                   

                                                  There are 4 individual semesters required for the Associate's Degree Programs.  Once enrolled, you will have up to 12 months to complete each semester (you will enroll in one semester at a time).  A majority of our degree students finish a SEMESTER in about 5--9 months.  It does vary from student to student.  If you are dedicated to your studies, it is possible to graduate in 24 months or less.  Penn Foster gives students the freedom to work at their own pace, so the more time you can spend on your lessons, the faster you will be able to graduate!  We would be very happy to welcome you as a degree student!  I hope to see you continue your education here with our school!

                                                   

                                                  Best Wishes
                                                  Kris

                                                  • Re: Transfer College Credit
                                                    maryanne.petrokonis

                                                    We allow students a maximum of six years to graduate in the Associate degree programs.  If a student is completing the entire program without any transfer credits, it can be completed in a year and a half to two years.   If transfer credits have been accepted towards the program, it can completed much faster.  A lot depends on the personal circumstances of the student, as well.  Most of our students work full time and have family responsibilities to attend to so they have different amounts of time to devote to their studies.  That's why the flexibility of Penn Foster is so beneficial, but it makes it hard to give you a difinitive answer on how long it will take to earn your degree.