You’re Wildcat ready.
Let’s keep the momentum going. When do you plan to start?
In your applicant dashboard, you will find your Network Account Letter. This letter contains the network username and temporary password you will use to activate your network account at pct.edu/activate. Once activated, you will use your network account to access the Student Information System (SIS), your Penn College email, and other computer resources.
Placement is a skills evaluation process used to determine your level of readiness for college-level courses.
We will evaluate your skills in math and English. The results will allow us to place you into first-semester courses that match your skill level, positioning you for academic success. You may meet placement requirements in one or any combination of the following ways:
- Satisfactory placement test results
- Qualifying SAT/ACT scores
- Transferred courses from other colleges
Visit your applicant dashboard to check your placement status.
Penn College encourages qualified students with disabilities to take advantage of its educational programs, activities and events. Accommodations and services are available to assist individuals receiving access. Learn more and submit the self-disclosure form and documentation.
Most Penn College students receive one or more types of financial aid (grants, scholarships, or loans).
The FAFSA is an important resource because it:
- Determines Federal Pell Grant eligibility
- Has a significant role in determining PA state grant eligibility (and other states' grants)
- Is required for federal student and parent loans
- Is needed for some scholarships
Need assistance? Contact the Financial Aid Office at:
- 570-327-4766 or 800-367-9222 (toll-free)
Scholarships are one form of financial aid that does not need to be paid back.
Complete the Penn College Scholarship Application and we'll match you with as many of our scholarships as you are eligible for.
The scholarship application opens December 1 for the following academic year. The priority application deadline is March 1 for the Fall semester.
Need assistance? Contact the Financial Aid Office at:
- 570.327.4766 or 800.367.9222 (toll-free)
Your privacy is important to us.
Let us know if there is someone you'd like to have access to your academic and non-academic information by assigning them Parent/Guest Access through SIS. You can change this access at any time.
We’ve offered you acceptance, now it’s time to seal the deal. Let us know you plan to join by confirming your intent to enroll. This consists of replying to your offer of admission and paying the $150 non-refundable tuition deposit through your applicant dashboard.
Your assigned LEAP adviser will guide you through your first and second semesters at Penn College. They'll help you understand your placement assessment, your first and second semester schedules, as well provide one-on-one advice, personal support, and more!
Upload your photo for use on your official Penn College Student ID. We’ll have your ID ready for you when you come to campus for Connections.
Upload your photo now through August 5. If you miss the August 5 cut-off, you’ll get your photo taken on-campus at the ID Center during Welcome Weekend.
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|On-campus housing provides a student-centered environment with all the comforts of home. Fill out the On-campus Housing Contract and submit the housing deposit on SIS to reserve your space.||If you prefer to live in an off-campus apartment or to commute from home, off-campus living & commuter services are available.|
After you have met placement requirements, your first-semester schedule will be created for you, guided by the following factors:
- The requirements of your curriculum and recommendations of your academic school
- Your placement results
- Transferred courses, if applicable
- Alternative credit such as advanced placement.
We will notify you by email when your schedule has been completed and is ready for you to view on SIS.
Connections, your new student orientation program, is designed to help you and your parents/guests prepare for the road ahead.
- Learn more about academic expectations and involvement opportunities.
- Obtain information about buying books/tool kits, selecting a meal plan, processing financial aid, and paying your bill.
- Get answers to all of your questions so you will be ready to succeed as a Penn College Wildcat!
Through Connections you will participate in your academic school session. Your session will:
- Help you understand your placement results and how to satisfy any developmental needs
- Walk you through the scheduling process
- Review your major's rigor and expectations
- Provide an opportunity to meet individually with faculty or staff
Connections is for students who have confirmed their intent to enroll. See Connections for details.
The materials you need for your first semester will be determined by your class schedule.
You can access book requirements for each class from your schedule on SIS. Tools, uniforms, equipment, and special supplies (if needed) are listed on your major's web page. Books, tools, supplies, and uniforms are available for purchase at The College Store.
Welcome Weekend takes place the weekend before the start of classes. It is your official welcome to Penn College.
You will have the opportunity to:
- Move into campus or off-campus housing
- Purchase books and supplies at The College Store
- Take care of last-minute business
- Meet other students and their families
- Kick off the start of the new semester
Countdown to Fall 2022 Welcome Weekend