Admissions: Spring 2022

Is this the year your student or someone you know is planning to jump start their journey and enroll at Penn College this fall? The recommended application deadline for students was February 1, but we will work with you to make your college dreams happen. Visit Penn College Admissions 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. Our summer Open House dates will be posted soon. You will learn more 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.

Meet Wildcat Club member and parent

Sharon Fulton is a proud parent of a thriving Wildcat with mom moments too plentiful to count. Deeply grateful for the opportunities and support her son found at Penn College, Sharon happily returns the favor as a generous donor. 

Wildcat Student-Athletes

What’s it like to be a student-athlete at Penn College? Check out the Wildcat Spotlight playlist and hear from the athletes themselves.

Financial Aid Tips

All returning students attending Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023 Semesters should review their July 2022-June 2023 Penn College Financial Aid Authorization (FAA) via SIS.

  • After logging in, advise your returning student to select ‘Financial Information’ to find their FAA and then:
    • Review the 'living arrangements' question and other questions for accuracy for the 2022-23 academic year (even if the FAA is 'Complete')
    • Update and re-submit their FAA if they have any changes

Has your student completed the 2022-23 FAFSA?

We recommend all students complete and submit their Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA). Note that income and tax information for the 2022-23 FAFSA is based on calendar year 2020 (not 2021).

  • Not sure whether your student has submitted the FAFSA or if it's complete? If your student has given you parent/guest access to SIS:
    • From SIS log in and select 'Financial Information' option, then select 'View Financial Aid Information'
    • Next 'Select Year' of 2022/23 and 'Continue' to get to the Financial Aid Award Summary 2022-23. Here you can view your student’s FAFSA Completion Status.

Penn College Scholarships

Awarding for the 2022-23 academic year starts in early March, so make sure your student has applied. Have your student log in using their Penn College username and password to complete and submit the application, or to make sure that they previously did so.

How about other scholarships?

Last academic year, hundreds of Penn College students were awarded external scholarships! But many students didn’t apply for any. Help your students explore possible external scholarships.

The Financial Aid team is here to help! Questions?

Dining Services

Important Dates

Spring 2022

  • March 6 – 12: Spring Break. No board or block meals accepted during this time.
  • April 25 – May 6: Students with a declining balance who are taking summer classes may request to keep their dining account open through the summer months. Email requests to
  • May 6: All dining plans end for the semester at close of business.

Keeping Your Student Healthy and Well Nourished

As parents, we want what is best for our student, including keeping them healthy and well nourished. We find that students often need help finding healthy options or they have a food allergy and are not sure what is available for them. A helpful resource for both students and parents is NetNutrition. This online resource features five days of menus for each of the dining units. Filters for the top eight allergens, plus MSG, sesame seeds, and selection for preferences such as Heart Healthy, Vegan and Vegetarian options are available on the website.

Penn College Dining Services also offers nutrition counseling. Appointments are free of charge, in a relaxed, confidential setting with our registered dietitian. To make an appointment, email Rebecca Pawlik, RD LDN, at

Wildcat Wishes

Winter can be tough with colds and snow. Send your student a Wildcat Wishes Gift Package to help them power through. If they are feeling under the weather – try a Get Well or Health Nut package to kick those winter blues.

Residence Life

2022/23 On-Campus Housing Application Process

The 2022/23 on-campus housing application process for current students began on February 2, 2022. Limited space on campus is still available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For additional information on the housing application process, visit Residence Life or contact the Residence Life Office at 570.320.8023, email:

Spring Break

The residence halls close on Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m. for Spring Break. During this time, students must vacate the residence halls. Students may return to the residence halls when they reopen on Sunday, March 13, 10 a.m.



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