Penn College NOW

Thanks to Penn College NOW dual enrollment, qualified high school students can dive into college-level classes, earn credits, and embark on the path to a thriving career.
Penn College NOW

Special COVID message

Penn College NOW is proud of Pennsylvania’s extraordinary educators who went above and beyond amidst challenging and unexpected circumstances. Thanks to your hard work, we have been able to seamlessly give students the chance to successfully accomplish their academic goals. For more information about specific course status at your school or CTC, please connect with your teacher or point of contact. We hope you stay safe and well.

Penn College NOW

Your path to tomorrow

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Penn College NOW is where it all starts.

The Penn College NOW experience allows you to explore a future career option while earning free college credits that can be applied towards one or more majors at Penn College.

The journey continues at Penn College.

Home to hands-on learning and a community of problem solvers and critical thinkers, Penn College offers 100+ diverse majors—from healthcare and IT to welding and plastics.

The possibilities never end.

Our 96.2% job placement rate is proof. Tomorrow needs more Penn College graduates. When you’re real-world ready, a future of opportunity awaits.

Why Penn College NOW?

Save money

Tuition for Penn College NOW is free. The more Penn College NOW courses students take (at no per-credit cost), the less money they'll spend once it's time to earn a degree after high school.

Save time

Students who have already taken college coursework spend less time earning a degree.

Build confidence

No matter what you plan to do after graduation, if you have already shown success in college courses, you will be more competitive in the job market and the college admissions process. Plus, excelling in challenging coursework builds confidence.

Prep for college

Through Penn College NOW, students have the chance to visit our campus, see our facilities, and meet our college faculty.

Making an impact

Last year, 1,512 students earned 5,642 credits valued at more than $3.3 million through Penn College NOW.

Set up for success

According to the United States Department of Education, secondary students who have completed at least one college course are more likely to:

Successfully complete high school

Enroll in a post-secondary institution

Persist through the second semester of college

Complete more post-secondary credits overall

Achieve a higher GPA

Finish their chosen degree on time

Partner Schools

The following schools and CTCs are Penn College NOW partners. For more information about the offerings available, find your school below.

Real-World Ready

"Penn College was the only school I visited and the only place I applied. I knew right away that I wanted a smaller college and would benefit from the hands-on experience. It was also important for me to have personal relationships with my professors. I knew the instructors at Penn College would know my name."

 

Morgan Lucas

Penn College NOW Student & Current Penn College Nursing Student

Her Story

Accreditation

Accreditation

Penn College NOW proudly earned its national accreditation from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships in 2011 and was the first program in Pennsylvania to do so. Our accreditation requirements ensure that Penn College NOW students receive quality instruction from highly qualified secondary teachers in a program that is held to the highest standard.

Funding Support

Penn College NOW is partially funded by the generous support of Pennsylvania companies through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program managed by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and by Pennsylvania College of Technology.