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See how SOAR
Programs are accepted

at Pennsylvania
College of Technology.

Students Occupationally and Academically Ready (SOAR) is a Pennsylvania Department of Education career and technical Program of Study (POS) education plan based on statewide articulation agreements. Through this program, students in many secondary career and technical programs can get a head start in Penn College's associate- and bachelor-degree majors.

To earn SOAR credits, students must submit the following documentation to the College's Admissions Office in addition to the standard Admissions application requirements:

  • Official high school transcript
  • Secondary Competency Task List with signature of a secondary school technical instructor and the signed cover page.
  • PA Certificate of Competency or PA Skills Certificate in technical program area
  • Industry certifications earned (if applicable)

Check out the CTE page on www.GettingThemThere.com for easy tools to help your CTE students submit appropriate paperwork to Penn College and other postsecondary SOAR institutions.

SOAR and Penn College Competency Assessment are two separate programs.