Veterinary Assistant

Career Diploma

Our Study Method

Penn Foster is committed to the successful completion of your coursework and earning your diploma. The typical Penn Foster College 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

STEP ONE - The Enrollment Process

Select the degree program that interests you. The Penn Foster College website offers program overviews, curriculum outlines, tuition schedules, student testimonials, and information on career services for graduates.

When you are ready to enroll in a program, simply complete the student online application form, or call our toll free number to speak with an Admissions Specialist. You can also request to receive an information package by mail.

STEP TWO - Your Student ID Number

As soon as your enrollment form is processed, you will receive your Student ID Number. If you enroll online or by phone, you will receive your Student ID Number immediately. You’ll need to use your Student ID Number if you wish to access your initial study materials online. If you enroll by mail, your student ID number will be mailed to you.

STEP THREE - Begin Your Studies

All your learning materials and supplies will be shipped directly to you. You can also log in through the Penn Foster College website to begin your studies immediately. Use your Student ID Number to register as a new student. You will be able to download some of your first study materials. 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 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 e-mail or, if you prefer, by regular mail.

STEP FIVE - Taking Examinations

At the end of each lesson, you take an exam. You can complete your exam online through our website. You can also submit your examinations by mail. As soon as you pass your exam, you can go on to the next lesson. New course material will follow as you complete your exams, so that you will always have books and learning materials to continue moving forward.

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 program average of 65%, or above, is required to graduate and earn your diploma.