After You Apply for Admission
You will be notified of the status of your application within 10 business days. You may track the status of your application through the Student Information System.
If there are no concerns regarding your application, you will be asked to complete the following steps:
Step 1. Pay a $100 tuition deposit (credited toward your first semester tuition bill)
- Check or money order payable to Penn College, or
- Pay online with Visa, MasterCard, or Discover.
After the College receives your tuition deposit, you will receive notification of your placement test date. You will be notified if you are exempted from placement testing.
If you decide not to enroll, and you notify the Admissions Office IN WRITING by June 1 for the Fall semester or by November 1 for the Spring semester, you may transfer your deposit to a future semester or request a $50 refund.
Step 2. Take Penn College placement tests on the assigned date
Subjects - Tests will be given on math, reading, and English.
Test results - Your test results will help to determine whether or not you are prepared for success in your first-semester courses. You will not receive your test results on the day that you test. You will receive your results at your Pre-Enrollment Advising Session.
You are not officially accepted into any Penn College major prior to placement testing (or notification of your exemption from testing).
If your test results indicate that you are not prepared for the rigors of your selected major, you may be required to remediate or be denied acceptance.
Parent/Guest Information Sessions are offered during placement testing.
This session will provide information and opportunities for questions regarding a variety of topics of concern, including financial aid, to prospective students and their families.
Step 3. Return to campus for your Pre-enrollment Advising Session
At this time, you will meet with faculty and staff to review your test results, receive scheduling information, and plan for the start of classes.
Step 4. Pay your tuition and fees
A bill for tuition and fees will be e-mailed in early July (with payment due early August) for the Fall semester and in mid-November (with payment due mid-December) for the Spring semester. Take care of all financial aid (grants, loans, and scholarships) well in advance of your payment deadline.
Step 5. Take part in Connections
All new students, starting in the fall semester, are encouraged to participate in Connections, a required, two-day orientation program to help new students (including transfer and adult students) and their parents/families get ready for college.
Step 6. Attend classes and make the most of your time as a student
Take full advantage of all that Penn College has to offer in classes, programs, and services.