The International Programs Office assists international students with their goals, advises on immigration and employment-related issues, and arranges social activities.

International Student Admissions Checklist

  • Submit International Admissions Application
  • Submit evidence of English proficiency.
  • Submit official Financial Guarantee and supporting documents.
  • Submit official high school transcripts*.
  • Submit official prior university transcripts* for transfer evaluation (for transfer students or students who previously attend another university). 

* Official copies, in English, of all educational transcripts (high school and postsecondary academic records and diplomas from universities/colleges in the US or other country, if applicable); no faxed copied accepted. All transcripts must be transcribed by World Education Services (WES).

Once all application documents are received:
  • Acceptance email is sent to you.
  • I-20 document for obtaining visa is issued – specifically for degree program – and is mailed to you.
  • After receiving your I-20 document, you should make an appointment with the US Embassy for a visa interview.
  • Prior to visa interview, you must pay the SEVIS I-901 fee of $200 through the Department of Homeland Security and print the receipt for proof of payment.
  • Attend visa interview.
  • If approved, you will receive your F-1 student visa to study at Penn College.
  • You may then make travel arrangements to arrive at Penn College. 

ESL Programs (English as a Second Language)

ESL credit program

Three levels of instruction intended for students who have already acquired some English communications skills

International Programs Office


Student & Administrative Services Center, Rm. 1047

Pennsylvania College of Technology
DIF 129

One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701