Today is the day.

Times may be uncertain. But, one thing remains abundantly clear. That’s the resilience of a Penn College education. Across 100+ hands-on majors, from nursing to welding, tomorrow-minded students are answering the call. They’re preparing for essential careers that truly make a difference. Now’s your chance to step up. To put your plan in place. And to chase your passion. Because, today, more than ever, the future needs you. And you need a career you can count on.

And we've got your back.

We're making significant changes for enrollment across the board, from application and intent to enroll deadlines to scheduling and orientation and everything in between in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Every day, we're assessing how to best accommodate your needs and those of every student for whom a Penn College education matters. Below, you'll find the most up-to-date impacts for Fall 2020 with links to details. Together, we'll make sure we come out stronger than ever, while keeping you safer than ever.

Admissions Process

Rolling Admissions

We continue to offer admission to students on a rolling basis once supporting materials are received. Visit Admission to Penn College for more information. 

Intent to Enroll Deadline Suspended

We understand the importance of selecting a college, and want to ensure you have the appropriate time and information to make a well-informed decision. With that in mind, we have suspended the deadline to confirm your intent to enroll for Fall 2020 after meeting placement requirements.

Tuition Deposit Deferred

We know times are challenging, so we’ve deferred tuition deposits for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 students. Instead of paying now, it will be due when you see it on your first semester tuition bill. To confirm your intent to enroll, you will still need to reply to your offer of admission through your applicant dashboard.

Transcripts & Admissions Materials

Not sure where to start or having difficulty in getting your transcript? Contact Admissions for fast, friendly help!

More Supporting Materials Information

High School Transcripts

The quickest way to route them to us is through an electronic sending service such as Parchment, Naviance, or SCOIR. School counselors can also email them to We also accept mailed transcripts. For students currently enrolled in high school, all we need is an unofficial, partial transcript to offer acceptance.

College Transcripts

The fastest way to get them in our hands is through an electronic sending service such as Parchment, eSCRIPTS, or National Student Clearinghouse. Request directly through these providers’ websites or check with your college’s Registrar’s Office. If you’re still enrolled in coursework this semester, all we need is an unofficial transcript at this time.

Advanced Placement Exams

We know that AP exams look a little different this year, but we will accept scores from the online AP exam. As always, scores need to be sent directly to us from CollegeBoard. Curious how we use the scores? Review our Advanced Placement Scoring Chart. Not familiar with the online AP exams, learn more at

"Pass" Grades

Penn College will accept “pass” or “pass" equivalent grades for transfer credit for all Spring 2020 coursework for which the College determines an equivalency to a specific course or elective category. 

Transfer Credit

To account for students who may not have had the option of selecting Pass/Fail grades, for Spring 2020 coursework only, Penn College will also accept for credit, coursework where a passing letter grade was earned unless accreditation standards prohibit this. 

Nursing & Health Sciences Grades

For Nursing and Health Sciences majors with selective admission processes, Pass/Fail grades earned for courses within the selective admission process will not be considered as satisfying the course requirement. Only courses earning letter grades will be eligible to be ranked. The Registrar’s Office will work with students on an individual basis during the transfer evaluation process.

Placement Requirements

On-campus placement tests are on hold until further notice, but you can utilize our off-campus testing option to complete this step online at home. You’ll just need a parent or legal guardian to proctor your test. To discuss other suitable proctors in absence of a parent/guardian, contact

Register for Off-campus Testing

Meeting Placement Requirements

You may meet placement requirements through a combination of placement testing, transfer credits, and submitting standardized testing scores.

Come Ready Placement Improvement

If your placement results indicate the need for developmental coursework, a Come Ready Placement Improvement Session will give you the tools to prepare for success.

Financial Aid

Contact Financial Aid

We’re here for you. Now, more than ever. Learn how best to connect with Financial Aid while we’re working from home.

Request Another Review

If your financial situation has changed significantly since you filed your 2020-21 FAFSA, you may request a re-evaluation of your financial aid application that could result in increased aid eligibility.

Summer Classes

Get a head start on the fall by taking some of your courses this summer. We've expanded our summer course offerings, including more online general education courses. You’ll also get a tuition discount for any developmental courses completed over the summer, on campus or online.

If you’re accepted for fall, you can schedule for summer. No separate application required. Email us and we’ll get you squared away.

Learn more about summer courses

Orientation & Advising


As a precautionary measure, the Office of Student Engagement is developing an online version of Connections for July 2020. All current and future registrants will receive communication about the new online option for Connections, along with any related refunds due, in the coming weeks. 

Connections Information

See Penn College from wherever you are

When you can't get to campus, taking in our labs, campuses, and student life through our immersive collection of high-definition photos and videos provides a glimpse of what Penn College students experience every day.

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Stay Connected

Social distancing might be the new norm. But, don’t sweat it. There are lots of ways to connect virtually. Admissions serves as home base for students and will always connect students and families to other offices as needed.


Admissions Counselors are available via email for whatever you need, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Check Admissions Counselor schedules and reserve a time that’s best for you to connect by phone or video chat.

Instant Chat

Get your questions answered in real time. Look for the chat icon on the bottom right-corner of your browser or click below.

Join a Virtual Event

We're adding new information sessions, mini tours, Q&As, expert panels, and sample lessons every day. See what's on deck.

Incoming Class Facebook Group

Incoming students can join the Penn College Incoming Class 2020 Facebook group to connect with other incoming students.

Parents Facebook Group

Parents can join the Penn College Parents & Families Facebook group to meet and interact with parents of past, current, and future Penn College students.