25 years of age or older
Assuming multiple roles such as parent, spouse/partner, employee and student
Returning to the classroom after four or more years of non-academic activity/employment
A veteran or actively serving member of the US armed services
Penn College offers care and education for children of students between the ages of 1 and 5 years.
Other options for local childcare?
Child Care Information Services of Lycoming and Clinton Counties (CCIS) provides resource and referral service for subsidized child day care programs for eligible families. For additional information call: 800-346-3020.
Health and Safety
The College Health Services office offers a variety of options to all of our students including equipment loans, allergy injections, suture and staple removal and immunizations. Most services are free; some have minimal fees such as prescription medications given at cost.
The Counseling Office offers free and confidential counseling to all enrolled students. Counselors can assist students in the areas of personal, career and academic counseling and are available by appointment.
The Penn College Police are officially responsible for maintaining safety and security on the campus. This responsibility is one which the Police cannot accomplish alone. Each community member must do his or her part in preventing crime, accidents, and hazards from interfering with the College Mission.
We find that some students are reluctant to ask for help during their academic journey. However, studies show that getting the extra academic assistance and support will most definitively improve your skills and increase your chance of success at Penn College. Here are some of our programs that we want to highlight for our Adult Leaners and hope that you'll consider taking part in!
Academic Mentor Program
The Academic Mentoring program helps students transition to and through the college process. Mentoring is customized to meet each student's needs and can range from two sessions to on-going meetings throughout the semester. Mentors are available to help students clarify goals, work on time management skills, and make connections to college resources.
The Tutoring Center provides academic assistance in math, biology, and a variety of other courses for all Penn College students and is free to all students. The Writing Center uses a process-centered approach to writing that promotes effective communication through individualized assistance in a supportive and creative environment. The Writing Center tutors, as well as faculty and librarians on occasion, are available to assist students with all stages of the writing process, from initial idea development through drafts and revisions.
Assistance in the Area:
See places to park around campus. There is ample parking for our commuters in designated green labeled lots around campus. Parking permits are purchased by adding the option via the SIS. Students can get a parking pass by adding it to their bill on the SIS
Here are some tips to help with parking around campus:
- Arrive at least 20-30 minutes before your class begins
- Park in the lot closest to you last class of the day and use FREE lockers on campus – you just need to purchase a lock
- If your schedule allows, arrive to campus early. Students who arrive by 8 a.m. have their choice of any parking lot on-campus
Conveniently located outside CC Commons dining area, grab a seat outside on the patio. Also a great place to study outside or enjoy relaxing around the firepit.
The library offers private student rooms, Bookmarks Café, several computer labs and great resources all surrounded in a beautiful atmosphere.
The Lounge is the perfect place to kick back, watch your favorite game or TV show, study, or meet up with friends. Comfy furniture and multiple TVs make this space ideal for student gatherings. The Lounge is located on the first floor of the Campus Center and is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week!
A comfortable place on campus created to share ideas, interact with your fellow students and relax!
Credit for Prior Learning
Prior college-level learning experience may help you gain college credits, saving time and money as you pursue your degree.
These options may include:
Penn College has scholarships specifically for our adult learners. Here are just some of the opportunities:
- Beverly J. Boob Memorial Scholarship
- Dr. Peter B. Dumanis Memorial Scholarship
- Dwight Stoltzfus Memorial Trade Scholarship
- Lycoming County Medical Society Auxiliary Scholarship
- Maxine Stiffler/Lycoming County Paralegal Association Annual Scholarship
- Penn College Workforce Development Scholarship
- Querimit Health Sciences Scholarship
Additional financial resources include federal tax incentives, UPromise student loan reduction program, and special Veterans education benefits. Learn more
For those who have been away from the classroom, keeping up with the latest technology can be daunting. Whether it's understanding P.L.A.T.O., using the TI-84 plus calculator, or accessing the portal, Penn College has resources to help.
- Student Help Desk
- Computer Tutoring
- Calculator Tutorials
Students have free access to lynda.com
Lynda.com helps students achieve higher scores on assignments by lowering the learning curve on programs they are going to be required to use.
More information for Student Accounts and Services related to technology
Our family-friendly "icon"!
Penn College offers a variety of family-friendly programming throughout the semester.
Look for for programs that you and your family may want to attend together!
Homecoming & Family Weekend
This is a GREAT weekend to invite your friends and family to campus to show them around while enjoying a variety of great activities. Homecoming & Family Weekend is geared toward all students. Learn more
Student Government Association
SGA represents students in all program areas and degree programs. They represent students' voices to Penn College administration and faculty. SGA also collaborates with administration to support and fund social and academic activities sponsored by Penn College Student Organizations. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leadership Boot Camp
The Leadership Boot Camp is a six-week leadership series meant to provide students with a set of basic leadership skills that will enable them to assume leadership positions in the very near future. Contact: email@example.com
Services of Interest
Penn College offers preventative dental care at a nominal cost to students and their families. Services include cleaning, exams, sealants and x-rays. Make an appointment by calling 570-327-4500.
Auto Repair Services
Penn College offers work on personal vehicles for a very small fee in addition to parts. Services include check engine light, fuel/emission problems, cooling problems, fuel/air filter replacements, timing belts and more!