Fast-Track Your Future

Ready to build on the skills you've learned at your CTC/CTE? Penn College is the place to make it happen.

Fast-Track Your Future

Take advantage of scholarships

Scholarships can make a huge difference when it comes to offsetting your educational costs. Thanks to your technical background, you'll be off to a solid start.

CTE Scholarships

Just for graduating from a state-approved* CTE program, you'll earn a $2,000 annual scholarship. The award renews for up to two years for an associate's and up to four for a bachelor's. (For Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Connecticut residents)

Penn College Scholarships

In addition to the one you can get for graduating from your CTC/CTE, you also can put your name in the running for 350+ Penn College scholarships. (All students)

Earn credits for your experience

Here are some ways you can score credits before your first semester at Penn College. As long as you're eligible, these are stackable and can be combined to maximize your savings. 

Tuition-Free Credits

Graduate from any state-approved CTE program and enroll at Penn College and you can earn credits by testing out of any 100- or 200-level course.

Advanced & Alternative Credits

You also have the opportunity to earn additional credit by testing out of advanced courses, passing competency assessments, and through licensure or specific work or life situations. 

Accelerated Pathways

If your school doesn’t already have a formal pathway with us, you’ll be awarded three credits just by meeting Career & Technical Education Student Scholarship requirements. Apply them to a bachelor's degree right away or start with an associate's and use them when you advance into a bachelor's.
(For Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Connecticut residents)

Real-World Ready

"I had an advantage coming to Penn College after my CTE, because I was able to get 12 credits and earn advanced placement. I also received the Career & Technical Education Scholarship. Plus, I plan to graduate one semester ahead of schedule with two degrees!"


Courtney Fink

Dual Major in Manufacturing Engineering Technology & Automated Manufacturing Technology

Jumpstart your future today

There are countless reasons students like you shine at Penn College. Here are a few of the highlights:

Your technical foundation is like a springboard, putting you one step ahead.

Earning a college degree will help you excel more rapidly in your field.

You're already immersed in hands-on learning, which makes Penn College a natural transition.

Start exploring

Maybe you already have your plan in place. If not, our program finder is a perfect place to begin.

Find a program

Use our Program Finder to browse through 100+ academic programs and track down the one you're looking for.

Explore the pathways

There’s more than one way to the career of your dreams. Thanks to flexible pathways, you’ll have opportunities to level up along the way.
Real-World Ready
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