Admissions

International Students

Students from around the world thrive at Penn College. Here's why...

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Maya Tsai, Admissions Counselor

  • SASC, Rm. 1075
  • +1.570.320.2400 x5355
  • +1.800.367.9222 x5355
  • mxt34@pct.edu

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World-class education for world-class students

At Penn College you'll join a small but proud and growing contingent of international students who make big impact. Click to expand 1, 2, or 3 below.

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

All International Students

Just complete our institutional application to get started.

APPLY FOR ADMISSION

First Year Students

If you are a first year student, you have the option to use Common App instead.

Apply via Common App

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Your official secondary — and postsecondary, if you have studied previously at another postsecondary institution — school records must be evaluated by an organization recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

Your official records and official evaluation should be sent directly to Penn College from the evaluation service – not from you. If you studied previously at an institution in the U.S., please request that institution to send your official transcript(s) directly to Penn College.

English Proficiency

Demonstration of English language proficiency, through one of the following ways:

  • A score of 68 or higher on the TOEFL iBT. Official scores should be sent directly from ETS to Penn College (ID# 2989).
  • A band score of 6.0 or higher on IELTS, academic version. Official scores should be sent directly from the testing service to Penn College.
  • 24 credits of academic (not English preparatory or vocational) coursework with a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) completed within the immediate prior 24-month period at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university.
  • SAT Reading score of 23 or higher and Writing and Language score of 28 or higher (on SAT taken in March 2016 or later) or SAT Critical Reading score of 420 or higher and a Writing sub-score of 6 or higher (on SAT taken prior to March 2016).
  • A diploma from a secondary or postsecondary school in a country where English is the official language and was the language of instruction while you were attending.

Student Visa

If you are planning to study on an F-1 student visa, we will need a letter of financial commitment from your financial guarantor confirming sponsorship for one academic year (nine months), payable to Penn College.

Complete the International Student Sponsor Letter and return to admissions@pct.edu

Students not sponsored by a government or corporate entity must also submit an official financial/bank statement provided on behalf of the financial guarantor showing minimum required funds dated within the previous six months. For the 2021-2022 academic year, the minimum funds required is 38,244 USD. You may scan and email a copy of your financial documents to admissions@pct.edu.

2021-2022 academic year estimated costs

First-year cost estimator
  Per Semester Per year
Housing $ 3,392 $ 6,784
Meals $ 2,110 $ 4,220
Tuition Based on 15 credits $ 12,585 $ 25,170
Health Insurance   $ 670
Books & Supplies $ 700 $ 1,400
Total Estimated Costs   $ 38,244

Passport

Submit a copy of your passport.

You may scan and email a copy to admissions@pct.edu.

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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Contact

Maya Tsai, Admissions Counselor

  • SASC, Rm. 1075
  • +1.570.320.2400 x5355
  • +1.800.367.9222 x5355
  • mxt34@pct.edu

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Application Deadlines

International applicants planning to study on an F-1 student visa must complete their application, submit all supporting materials, meet placement requirements, and confirm their intent to enroll by May 1 for fall admission or October 1 for spring admission. We are accepting applications for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022.

Planning to study on a different type of visa? Let's discuss your situation.

Why do international students come to Penn College?

A Big Back Yard

A Big Back Yard

For the adventurous type, mountains, waterways, and country roads all lie within a 5-minute walk or drive from campus.

Small Town with an Urban Vibe

Small Town with an Urban Vibe

Enjoy the quiet of a self-contained campus with all the amenities you expect of a small city – like restaurants, shops, arts, and entertainment – nearby.

Access to Major Metros

Access to Major Metros

When the big city calls, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. are just a few hours' drive away.

See why international students choose Penn College.

Our People

You'll be in good company.

Jan Bruegmann
Jan Bruegmann

Germany

Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies

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Abdullah Albishi
Abdullah Albishi

Saudi Arabia

Engineering Technologies

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Po-Ju Sung
Po-Ju Sung

Taiwan

Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies

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Laurent Maehr
Laurent Maehr

Austria

Business & Hospitality

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René Ramirez
René Ramirez

Venezuela

Nursing & Health Sciences

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Yousef Asiri
Yousef Asiri

Saudi Arabia

Engineering Technologies

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Mohammed Alhussain
Mohammed Alhussain

Saudi Arabia

Engineering Technologies

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A Vibrant Student Community

In class or during down-time, students come together from all backgrounds to learn, lead, and support one another.

Be the community

Be the community

Campus housing

Get in the Game

Get in the Game

Athletics

Be a Healthy Wildcat

Be a Healthy Wildcat

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Take in the Outdoors

Take in the Outdoors

Outdoor Activities

Get Involved

Get Involved

Student Engagement

Become a Leader

Become a Leader

Leadership Opportunities

Future Made By Hand

If you made the future by hand, would it be different from today? Would it be more thoughtful, imaginative, and intuitive? Would it work better for more people throughout the world?

If you put more into today, could you get more out of tomorrow? If you create your future at Pennsylvania College of Technology, the answer is yes.

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Academics

Follow your passion

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Automation Engineering Technology: Mechatronics

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)

Software Development & Information Management

Software Development & Information Management

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)

Plastics & Polymer Technology

Plastics & Polymer Technology

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)

Special Requirements

Nursing & Health Sciences Majors

Students seeking admission into Applied Health Studies, Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Physician Assistant, Radiography, Surgical Technology, and Paramedic Science who possess a health credential awarded from an educational institution outside the United States should contact the appropriate program director to discuss possible options to have a health credential reviewed by an appropriate foreign health credential evaluation agency in order to determine eligibility to take the U.S. health credentialing exam.

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Academics

Get credit for past experience

Advanced & Alternative Credit

International students have the opportunity to earn additional credit for past experience and learning. Students from select institutions may take advantage of articulation agreements for additional credit.

Transfer Course Equivalency Search

Take the guess-work out of determining what you will get credit for. Use our Transfer Course Equivalency Search to match the classes you've taken to those offered at Penn College.

Transfer Policy

Courses taken at other nationally or regionally accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in transfer provided that these courses are comparable to courses offered at Penn College and are applicable to a degree program at Penn College.

I'm here to help

Applying shouldn't be your most difficult college assignment. I specialize in situations like yours – I'll talk and walk you through the process.

Maya Tsai
Maya Tsai

Admissions Counselor, International & Emerging Markets

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