The Penn Foster High School Completion program at Academy of Art University is designed to support and guide you through your diploma and into our undergraduate degree programs. If accepted into this program, you will be awarded a full scholarship to get your diploma. Whether you will study here in San Francisco or online from your hometown, we are here to help you reach your artistic and educational goals.




  • U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder)
  • 18 or older
  • Passionate about art and design
  • Have dropped out of high school, didn’t have enough units to graduate, did not pass your state high school exit exam, or did not complete your GED
  • MOTIVATED to work towards your diploma and a college degree at Academy of Art University

…then you may be eligible for the Penn Foster High School Completion Program at Academy of Art University!


  • Accelerated – Complete your diploma in 8-16 weeks based on your transcript review
  • Offered BOTH on our San Francisco campus as well as Online
  • Fully-scholarshipped
  • Upon completion of your high school diploma, you are guaranteed acceptance into the program of your choice.


founded in 1929, is the largest private art and design university in the nation. We have partnered with Penn Foster, a regionally accredited high school founded in 1890, to help students aspiring toward a career in art and design to complete their diploma and enter our university. Upon completion of your high school diploma, you will be accepted into the major of your choice, where you will receive the finest art education from the most influential and accomplished professionals and teachers in their fields.

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To learn about the Application process please contact our Penn Foster High School Completion Advisors.

PHONE: (415) 618- 3591