Central Penn College Admissions

Central Penn College Admissions – We’re invested in your success every step of the way

At Central Penn our experienced admissions counselors will be by your side from your initial contact until the day you step on campus! Our admissions team, which consists of many Central Penn College graduates, are personally invested in your success. If you have a question about admissions requirements, degree offerings or financial aid opportunities — we’re here to help! 

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Central Penn College welcomes students of all ages who demonstrate motivation and exhibit scholastic competence. Our admissions team is committed to working closely with you and your family to make the admissions process as quick, easy and stress-free as possible.

First Time Student Admissions Process

To apply to Central Penn College, students must complete the following process.

Step 1: Complete an application for admission. You may apply online or request a paper application, if you prefer. Central Penn College’s application is free, fast and simple.

Step 2: All applicants to Central Penn College are required to provide an official high school diploma, transcripts, a GED or a home schooling certificate, or in some cases, an attestation of one of the previously mentioned items.

Step 3: You must complete a personal interview with your admissions counselor. This can be scheduled at your convenience by clicking here or calling (800) 759-2727. Interviews can be conducted over the phone for continuing education, fully-online or students who are unable to make it to campus.

Note: Additional information may be requested, depending on the specific requirements of your chosen major.

In addition to Central Penn’s standard admissions requirements, the following undergraduate programs may have their own admissions requirements: Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice Administration, Homeland Security Management, Information Technology, Medical Assisting, Occupational Therapy Assistant and Physical Therapist Assistant.

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Transfer Student Admissions Process

To apply to Central Penn College, transfer students must complete the following process.

Step 1: Submit an application for admission. On your application, note the extent of your academic training beyond high school.

Step 2: Have your official high school and college/university transcripts mailed directly to the Central Penn Admissions Office.

Step 3: After receiving the above items, our team will conduct a transcript evaluation. Parallel courses to those offered at Central Penn College will be counted as transfer credits if a grade of “C” or better was earned in the course. 

Step 4: You will receive a list of the credits that were accepted. For a Bachelor’s degree program, a minimum of 30 credit hours (21 of them in the major field of study) must be completed at Central Penn College. For an Associate degree program 15 credits must be completed at Central Penn College.

Step 5: Remember that Central Penn follows a rolling admissions policy. You can schedule a campus visit for you and your family or friends. Schedule your visit or call us for more information.

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Send your transcripts to:
Admissions@centralpenn.edu or
Central Penn College
Attn: Admissions
600 Valley Rd., P.O. Box 309
Summerdale, PA 17093-0309

Graduate Student Admissions Process

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Professional Studies program at Central Penn College, students must complete the following process.

Step 1: Submit our free online graduate studies application.

Step 2: Graduate students are required to have three or more years of professional work experience. Waivers may be granted as determined by the Graduate Admissions Committee. GRE/MAT scores may also be considered.

Step 3: Graduate students at Central Penn require a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 from an accredited higher education institution.

Step 4: Potential students must submit two letters of recommendation, one of these letters must come from a current or former supervisor.

Step 5: Submit a 2-3 page goal statement that articulates your career aspirations and professional goals as they relate to organizational leadership.

Step 6: Applicants must submit a professional resume.

Step 7: Students may transfer a maximum of six graduate credits with letter grades of B or higher, provided the credits are equivalent to Central Penn College’s coursework.

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Click here to find out what type of student you are!

Meet Our Admissions Team

Any member of our knowledgable admissions team would love to help you along your educational journey. Click on the photos below to contact one of our admissions counselors today!

Admissions Travel Calendar

Central Penn College’s admissions counselors are often available to meet with you in person during high school visits or college fairs. The calendar below shows where our counselors are and when they’re visiting an area near you.

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