Deadline Reminders

Is your student or someone you know planning to jump start their journey and enroll this spring? The deadline for students to complete an application is January 3rd. Visit Admissions for Spring 2022 for more details.

We get it, the enrollment process might seem overwhelming, but your student’s admissions counselor is here every step of the way. You can easily connect with them here.

You and your student also have access to several tools to keep you on track in the enrollment process.

  • Transfer Course Equivalency Tool – Check to see if courses taken at another institution will transfer to Penn College and, if so, which class they’ll receive credit for.
  • Applicant Dashboard – Once a student completes their application, they gain access to their applicant dashboard. Use this to keep track of materials needed, schedule placement testing, complete the FAA, and more. Simply have your student login, using the email and password they created when they applied.
  • Wildcat Ready Checklist – After committing to Penn College, applicants unlock full access to their Student Information System (SIS). Use the Wildcat Ready Checklist in SIS to keep track of important enrollment steps, like applying for housing, submitting immunization records, and more.
  • Accepted Students Page – Want to see the big picture of what happens after acceptance? Use this page to keep an eye on what you should be doing now, and what comes next.

Explore everything we have to offer at one of our spring Open House events. You will learn hear about the admissions process, choose two lab tours, check out our campus & housing tours, get important Financial Aid information, and so much more.

There are many ways to check out Penn College, so choose your way to Visit Penn College and see where it all begins.

The LEAP Center

The LEAP Center’s Finish Strong campaign is guiding students through the end of the semester with the following message: You’ve got this. And, we’ve got you. The campaign directs students to the many resources offered on campus and cheers students on with colorful campus-wide banners to “Rock those Finals.”

The LEAP team invites students to take advantage of:

  • one-on-one meetings with their LEAP adviser
  • walk-in hours with an on-call LEAP advise
  • finals preparation tips and techniques
  • events that recognize diverse needs

With the spring semester just around the corner, encourage your student to continue to connect with their LEAP adviser in the Student & Administrative Services Center, Room 1049. We’re here to help new students learn, evolve, adapt, and prepare for rewarding futures. 

Financial Aid

Tis the season to search for scholarships for the next academic year!

Penn College now has over 350 scholarships. Details found here.

 It’s also FAFSA season!

Students starting in Spring 2022 semester: complete the 2021-22 FAFSA (if not already done).
Students starting in or returning for Fall 2022 semester: complete the 2022-23 FAFSA (if not already done).

Go to this Federal Student Aid site to get it done.

 The Financial Aid team is here to help! Questions?

The College Store

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Stop in with any textbook or tool questions, or update your Penn College gear! You can also visit us online or on Facebook @PCTcollegestore.

Are you graduating this semester? Look no further than The College Store for all your graduation needs. Caps and gowns, diploma frames, graduation announcements, and Penn College gifts are available in-store and online.

If you’re searching for some great gift ideas for the upcoming holiday, we have two events you need to check out! Our WILDcat sale, where all clothing and gifts will be 25% off in-store, will be Thursday, December 2. The online Holiday Sale will be Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 6 and 7 and all clothing and gift items will be 25% off.

It’s not too early to purchase your textbooks and instructional materials for the upcoming Spring 2021 semester!

Important Dates

  • Monday, November 29 – Saturday, December 11: Fall 2021 semester buyback. Need some cash? Bring in your textbooks, regardless of where they were purchased, and receive some extra money for the holidays.
  • Thursday, December 2:  Annual WILDcat Sale! Take 25% off all clothing and gift items in-store.
  • Monday, December 6 – Tuesday, December 7: Online sale, 25% off all clothing and gifts.
  • Saturday, December 11: Last day to return textbook rentals.

Residence Hall Break Closing Information

Winter Break (Between Fall and Spring Semester)

Saturday, December 11 – Residence Halls Close at 10 a.m. for all students or 24 hours after a student’s last final exam (whichever comes first). With little exception, no one will be permitted to stay over the break or return to the residence halls prior to the day the halls reopen in January.

Students may leave items in their residence hall room during Winter Break, however, students should take care of the following to best secure their personal items and to make their apartment ready for new apartment/roommates they may receive in January.

  • ITEMS BEING LEFT: Each student should leave all of his/her items in one area of the room/apartment and labeled (for example, items could be left on the resident’s bed and desk). Students should communicate with their Resident Assistant as to where in the apartment their belongings are being placed. This is done because sometimes occupancy unexpectedly changes over the break and students moving into an apartment need to know where the open space is located.
  • ITEMS NOT TO LEAVE: money, jewelry and other small valuables, small electronic equipment.
  • CLEANING: Students need to clean their apartment prior to leaving for the break. In the final week of the semester, the Resident Assistants will be meeting with each room/apartment to complete a closing agreement. During this process, room/apartment mates develop a plan for cleaning the apartment at the prior to leaving at the end of the semester.

Spring 2022 Returning Student Check-In: Residence Hall reopen for current residents on Saturday, January 8 at 9 a.m.

2022/23 On-Campus Housing Application Process

The 2022/23 on-campus housing application process for current students begins on February 2, 2022. Look for additional information in the mail regarding this process or visit the Residence Life website.

Dining Services

What happens at the end of the semester to unused meals and dining plan funds? All dining plans (board, block or declining) are semester based and end at close of business on Friday, December 10. Here is what you can expect:

Board / Block Plans

Declining Balance Plans

  • Remaining funds will carry over to the spring semester.
    • Graduating seniors will have their declining funds refunded if there is $10 or more in their account at the close of business on Friday, December 11. Refunds may take up to two weeks.
  • If you wish to add additional funds for the spring semester, select one of our three starting Declining Balance plans ($500, $300, $100) on the SIS through the optional billing link.

Important Dates

  • Dec. 10, all student dining plans end at close of business for the Fall Semester
  • Jan. 8, board meals begin after 4 p.m.

If you or your student have questions about dining plans or GET, contact the Dining Services office at or 570.327.4767.



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