First-Year Students

We’re so excited you’re considering Penn College. Just follow the steps below to find out what to submit and when. And if you need some help, your Admissions Counselor will be there for you along the way.

Applying early has its benefits

When you apply, you'll unlock additional support and potential access to one or more of 300+ Penn College scholarships. Click to expand 1, 2, or 3 below.

There are two ways that we accept applications. Choose the option that makes sense for you. You only need to submit one application. There is never a fee to apply.

Penn College Application

Our institutional application is for everyone. Whether you’re enrolling directly after high school, have taken a gap year, are coming from the the military, or are an adult learner attending college for the first time.

Apply for Admission

Common App

First-time students can also apply using the Common App. This is a time-saving option for those students applying to multiple institutions.

Apply via Common App

High School Students

Ask your school counselor to submit your current high school transcript, even if you don't have final grades for this semester. After you graduate, submit your official, final transcript with proof of graduation date.

Adult Learners

Ask your former high school to submit your official, final transcript with proof of graduation date.

High School Equivalency Completers

If you completed a GED, submit your official GED transcript confirming receipt of a state diploma. You can obtain your official GED transcript through the Department of Education in the state from which your GED was received. In Pennsylvania, use

Official HiSET high school equivalency credentials, as determined by your state's department of education, are also accepted.

Homeschooled Students

Students from the state of Pennsylvania may show proof of graduation through one of three ways, from:

  • a diploma-granting organization authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education; or
  • a letter from your local school district administrator confirming you have met requirements for graduation; or
  • a standardized diploma form created by the Pennsylvania Department of Education signed by your twelfth grade third-party evaluator and/or a transcript created by your supervisor (your transcript must include a graduation date and original signatures from your supervisor and twelfth grade third-party evaluator).

Proof of graduation for students from outside the state of Pennsylvania will be evaluated based on the requirements specific to their state legislation.

Where to Have Materials Sent
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Admissions, DIF 119
Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Ave.
Williamsport, PA 17701


Materials can be sent through an electronic sending service such as Naviance or SCOIR.

Our programs are rigorous, which is why you’ll need to show you're up for the challenge. Think of it as an assessment of your current skills in math and English to determine your best path forward to succeed in your intended major.

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Penn College Dual Enrollment

If you are applying for Penn College Dual Enrollment at a partner high school or CTC, we have a special application for you.

Application Deadlines

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2022. Our Spring 2023 application opens on August 1.

Fall 2022

RecommendedFEB 01
FinalAUG 08

Spring 2023

RecomMendedOCT 01
DeadlineDEC 01

Missed it?

For information on submitting an application after the stated deadlines, please contact the Admissions Office at 570.327.4761 or

Intent to Enroll Deadlines

Once you're accepted and meet placement requirements, you'll be ready seal the deal.

Confirm your intent to enroll

Aug 12

Degree-seeking students students accepted for the Fall 2022 semester must confirm their intent to enroll by August 12.

Jan 06

Degree-seeking students accepted for the Spring 2023 semester must confirm their intent to enroll as soon as possible after acceptance, but no later than the Friday prior to the start of the semester.


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Open Houses

Explore everything we have to offer during this on-campus event. Start your day by touring up to two academic areas. Then, choose the stops that matter to you most. Tour housing, grab a bite to eat, chat with offices across campus, and so much more.

Tour labs & campus

Explore each of the academic spaces where you'll put knowledge into practice and take in the full campus experience.

Preregistration required

While we won't be able to accommodate walk-in registrations, advanced registration secures your spot.

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Given current travel restrictions, we're working high schools and partners to host and participate in virtual visits to meet people like you.

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Admissions Counselors

We're here to help

The way we see it, applying shouldn't be your most difficult college assignment. Our admissions counselors specialize in situations like yours – we'll talk you through the process.

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