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Undergraduate General Requirements

To be considered for admission into a degree program, students must be a high school graduate, have received a General Equivalency Diploma (GED), Pennsylvania Home School Diploma or other recognized equivalency diploma. We welcome applications from students seeking to prepare for a career or a promotion. Students seeking work related skills, who are not completing classes with the goal of obtaining a degree from the institution, will be classified as non-degree, non-program students (NDNP).High School Students applying with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher may be considered for regular admission. Students applying with a GPA below a 2.0 in high school or from another college or university, if accepted, will be admitted conditionally. Please submit an application for admission and a copy of high school and/ or college transcript(s). Some applicants may be required to attend a personal interview with the admissions office. Call the admissions office at 800-759-2727 to learn more.

Proof of Eligibility

All applicants to Central Penn College are required to provide proof of eligibility through the provision of an official high school diploma, transcripts, a GED, a home schooling certificate, a PA home school diploma, or an attestation.

Admission Requirements for Online Degree Programs

In order to be successful in an online environment, students must have consistent and reliable access to a computer and reliable internet connection. Students are permitted to enroll in completely online degree programs at anytime. High School students may enroll in fully online programs, provided they are in good academic standing. Students should discuss how being a fully online student will impact their financial aid with the Financial Aid Office. Online students may only live in campus housing with the approval of the Residence Life Director or designee.

Application Deadline

Students are encouraged to apply early, particularly if they wish to live on campus and plan on using financial aid. Campus housing facilities are limited, so timing is important.

Application Procedures

  • The application is available on the internet at
  • Students must request their high school guidance office to mail an official transcript directly to the Admissions office. A Graduate Equivalent Diploma (GED) or Pennsylvania Home School Diploma is also acceptable.
  • Admission consideration for students may be based upon a written essay, high school or college grade performance, and a personal interview on campus.
  • Application and transcript(s) will be reviewed as soon as they are received. Students will be notified of their acceptance or next step in the admissions process within one week of the College receiving all materials.

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