Parent & Family

A full circle of support

Stronger together

Stronger together

When it comes time for college, the value of parent and family support should never be underestimated. We know it and so do you—your guidance and enthusiasm can make a big impact! Thanks for being here for your future tomorrow maker.

Some of the perks

The benefits of being a part of the Wildcat community start now and last a lifetime. As you guide your student, here are a handful of the highlights.

Admissions Support

Prospective students are paired an admissions representative who will guide them through the process.

Michael J. Hudock, Sr. Center for Academic Excellence

Students get one-on-one advice, motivation, and support from trained staff in our Hudock Center for Academic Excellence.

Center for Career Design

Wildcats have lifetime access to a full-service career hub with everything from resume and interview prep to the alumni mentorship program.

Academic Advisor

Students can lean on the expertise of an academic advisor to ensure they keep pace with the expectations of their major.

Seize scholarship support

Penn College offers 350+ scholarship opportunities. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Our students also receive a considerable amount of scholarship assistance from external sources.

Penn College Scholarships

One application puts Wildcats in the running for hundreds of opportunities. Plus, lots of scholarships are stackable for even more savings.

External Scholarships

Maximize the possibilities with external scholarships from employers, local community foundations, places of worship, and others.

Penn College is designed for outcomes

Like all major investments, you want to rest assured knowing that your student’s hard work will pay off. With a degree from Penn College, it sure will. Everything from the industry-driven programs and the lab experiences that simulate real-world settings to the on-campus career fairs are designed to ensure Penn College graduates are heavily recruited and in demand.


Lab-to-lecture hours in 150+ learning labs

Penn College is designed for outcomes


2020-21 Graduate Placement Rate

Penn College is designed for outcomes


Industry Partners Actively Recruiting Graduates

Penn College is designed for outcomes



Pennsylvania College of Technology ranks among the best colleges in the U.S.:

#1 in Most Innovative Schools
#1 in Best Undergraduate Teaching (tie)
#2 in Best Colleges for Veterans
#4 in Top Public Schools
#6 in Regional Colleges North

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Helping a first-year student?

Simple Application Process

We've streamlined the application process to keep things short and sweet.

Financial Aid

Regardless of the path your student chooses, financial aid is a vital part of the journey.

Accepted Students Page

Head over to this helpful page for a rundown of all the steps in the enrollment process. 

Student Life Events
New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

Is your new student registered for New Student Orientation? This valuable mandatory program introduces incoming Wildcats to life at Penn College.

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Welcome Week

Welcome Week

Help your new student start the semester off right. After attending New Student Orientation, help them move in and quickly and safely with the assistance of our student and staff crew.

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Welcome to Wildcat Life

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Campus Events

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The College Store
Your Wildcat Headquarters

Your Wildcat Headquarters

Visit The College Store for all your student's Penn College gear including books, tools, uniforms, apparel, and gifts.

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Student Experience

"We are so glad Chris picked Penn College to attend after high school. He works hard and puts in some long hours, but he really loves his position with the Eagles. Thank you for preparing Chris and all of your students so well for their next big step in life.”

Todd Rutledge, Father of Chris Rutledge, Graphic Design Graduate

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