Admissions Office

The Admissions Office is here to help guide the way. If your incoming student has any questions before the start of the semester, please reach out to admissions@pct.edu, +1.570.327.4761, or stop by SASC 1068.

Financial Aid Tips

Many incoming students for Fall 2021 and current students returning for Fall 2021 have yet to complete their 2021-22 FAFSA. Is your student one of them? If 'yes', don't delay any longer. Set a date very soon to work together with your student and complete it via the FAFSA site. Learn more about the FAFSA.

Also note: It's not too late for incoming Spring 2021 semester students to submit their 2020-21 FAFSA, also available via the FAFSA site.

Awarding for 2021-22 Penn College Scholarships begins March 1 for returning and accepted incoming students. Make sure your student submits it well before March 1 here.

How students view FAFSA and other financial information:

  • SIS for current and incoming students who confirmed their intent to enroll, and anyone else for whom they've granted parent/guest access
  • Applicant dashboard for newly accepted students

Contact the Financial Aid Team with any questions.

Learn what information we need to answer other than specific questions.

Pre-return COVID-19 Testing

As part of Penn College’s ongoing pandemic prevention and mitigation protocols, Penn College students and employees are required to test for COVID-19 over the holiday break before returning to campus in January. This action aligns with joint guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Penn College has partnered with Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories (ADL) to develop and execute a comprehensive pre-return testing process. Pre-return testing helps ensure we are not introducing unnecessary risks when we reconvene on campus for the Spring 2021 semester. 

 Students should order their kit from ADL Health as soon as possible. There is no charge for pre-return testing. Students and employees will not be able to return to campus without a negative test on file, so it is crucial that students follow the prescribed timelines.

 Additional information regarding pre-return testing, the Spring 2021 reopening of campus, and continued (and in some cases, updated) mitigation efforts can be found on the College’s Continuity of Operations Plan webpage. The Continuity of Operations page also contains helpful FAQs that outline the details of the College’s COVID-19 planning, including pre-return testing.   

 The College will maintain a dashboard specific to pre-return testing. The dashboard is available here: COVID-19 Information. Similar to the Fall 2020 semester, a Spring 2021-specific dashboard will be available and updated with results unrelated to pre-return testing beginning January 11. 

New and Returning On-Campus Students: check-in and COVID-19 protocols and move-in details

Required Pre-return Testing 

All students are required to request and complete a pre-return COVID-19 test for the Spring 2021 Semester prior to returning. Students who have not requested or completed a test kit and have not received a result should not report to campus. Instead, you should immediately initiate a request for a kit using the link above. Students will not be permitted in classes or residence halls without a negative result.

 Check-in for New Students

New on-campus housing students check in on Sunday, January 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Field House.  Follow the signs upon your arrival. Only students will be permitted to enter the Field House to check in. Anyone accompanying you will be required to remain in their vehicle. All students will have their temperature taken prior to checking in and/or moving in. When you check in, you will be given guidelines that must be followed during the entirety of your stay on campus: College policy, guests, personal movements, interactions with fellow residents, dining, health services, and assistive resources. Everyone must wear a face mask.

 Check-in for Returning Students

All returning on-campus housing students MUST check in with Residence Life at the Field House on either Sunday, January 17, or Monday, January 18, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Follow the signs upon your arrival. Only students will be permitted to enter the Field House to check in. Anyone accompanying you will be required to remain in their vehicle. All students will have their temperature taken prior to checking in and/or moving in. When you check in, you will be given guidelines that must be followed during the entirety of your stay on campus: College policy, guests, personal movements, interactions with fellow residents, dining, health services, and assistive resources. Everyone must wear a face mask.

 COVID-19 Related Protocols

You will have your temperature taken as part of check-in. Any student with a temperature of 100.4 degrees F or higher will not be permitted to check in.  Face masks are required in all public spaces throughout campus. The College has implemented health and safety policies and guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19; this includes a restriction on any guests in your room/apartment after move-in. Note the limit of two family members or guests with you when you arrive on campus. All students returning to campus were encouraged to self-quarantine at their homes for 10 calendar days immediately prior to their return to campus.

 Policies, Regulations & Guidelines

You are responsible for reading, understanding, and complying with Residence Life and other Penn College policies. The College implements and upholds these policies, regulations, and guidelines to protect the rights of individuals while ensuring the safety, well-being, and integrity of the entire College community.

 Immunization Requirements

All students who live in College housing are required to have received all immunizations per the College's Immunization Requirements and must submit documentation prior to moving into on-campus housing, unless the College has granted the student a waiver for medical or religious reasons. Students who fail to satisfy the College's immunization requirements will not be permitted to reside in on-campus housing and will not be eligible for a refund of housing costs. You should submit documentation prior to arriving on campus for check-in to avoid lengthy delays.

 What to Bring/What Not to Bring

Each student-living area comes fully furnished. Click on the link below for a list of items you may want to consider bringing to supplement the furnishings that are provided. Talk with your roommates regarding which one of you will bring these items before arriving on campus.

For complete information on check-in and residence hall living visit: Spring 2021 New Student Housing Check-In Information

New Students: Submit your immunization documentation now!

In our ongoing effort to ensure that our campus is as healthy as it can be, all incoming students must provide verification of vaccination prior to starting classes. In addition, in accordance with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania College and University Student Vaccination Act, all students living on campus must document vaccination against Meningitis before moving onto campus. Details on this process and the Immunization Verification Form can be found on the College Health Services website. Once complete, all documentation can be submitted through myHealth Online. Need a vaccination or booster? College Health Services can provide them at a reasonable fee. For details you can contact the office at 570.320.5234 or email collegehealth@pct.edu

Flu Shots Still Available

If your student hasn’t yet received their flu shot, there is still time for them to protect their health and the health of our community by getting immunized against the flu. Flu shots are FREE and available by appointment. Students can call College Health Services at 570.320.5234 to schedule an appointment when they return to campus.

Student Parking Permits

To alleviate unnecessary wait-times and congestion, students who have not already ordered their parking permits online should order through the Student Information System (SIS) prior to arriving on campus for the Spring semester.

Parking permits may be ordered on the SIS by choosing: Student Vehicle Registration / Order Parking Permit

Parking permits ordered online will be ready for pick-up upon arrival to campus on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Field House.

Questions about placement testing or scheduling?

Contact CTFYI@pct.edu or call 570.320.8003.

Connections

Welcome Wildcats! Connections, the new student orientation program, is available for new students via the Student Information System (SIS). Make sure to complete it before your arrival on campus.

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