LEAP Center

Your first year at Penn College sets the foundation for your entire journey. Get off to a positive start and you’ll be primed to embrace the many opportunities that follow. Sound like a tall order? Don’t worry. The LEAP Center is here to guide you.


  • LEAP Center
  • Davie Jane Gilmour Center, Rm. 1049

You've got this. And we've got you.

Take advantage of the guidance you'll receive from your LEAP advisor as a first-year student.

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Connect with your LEAP advisor.

Make an appointment with your LEAP advisor to solidify your game plan. You can schedule a virtual or in-person meeting at your convenience.

See an on-call LEAP advisor.

Need assistance sooner than later? Drop in to speak with the on-call LEAP advisor during walk-in hours: Monday–Thursday, 2–4 p.m.

Stop in for takeaways.

From endless coffee to study skills handouts, the LEAP Center offers continuous treats, tools, and materials to welcome and encourage success. 

Meet the LEAP advisors.

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Take a look inside.

Stop by and we'll show you around. In the meantime, here are a few pics to hold you over. 

Gear up for success.

Tap into these resources and get all the information you need to build your student success plan. 

For Students

Check in weekly for helpful tips, tasks, and advice based on what's happening during the semester.

For Students & Families

Head over to this page and learn how students and their families can work together in the best possible ways.

Find support for the road ahead.

Your LEAP advisor is one link in the chain of support designed to help you thrive academically and personally at Penn College. See how your LEAP advisor and your academic advisor gear up to offer you comprehensive guidance.

Take a closer look

LEAP Advisor

First-year and transfer students get one-on-one advice, motivation, and support from a trained advisor in our LEAP (Learning, Evolving, Adapting, Preparing) Center.

Academic Advisor

Lean on the expertise of an academic advisor to ensure you keep pace with the expectations of your major.

Leading the Way

"We understand that whatever is happening in your life can weigh heavily on your academic success. As a collaborative partner, we will strive to connect you with expert resources such as your academic advisor, counseling services, and student engagement."


Christie A. Bing Kracker

Director of LEAP Center

Guaranteed Momentum


The acronym LEAP highlights our primary goals. That's to help first-year and transfer students Learn, Evolve, Adapt, and Prepare for rewarding futures.