Interested in enrolling in a class or two without committing to a full degree program? We've got you covered.
When it's not the right time for full-time
Whether you just need to complete a specific course or you just want to test-drive a major, we make casual learning easy. Click to expand 1, 2, or 3 below.
High School Students
Ask your school counselor to submit your current high school transcript if you are in grades 10, 11, or 12 and enrolling as a casual learner.
Where to Have Transcripts 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 like Naviance or SCOIR.
Placement requirements and pre-requisites must be met and are dependent on the courses selected. External college transcripts may be used to meet any necessary placement or pre-req requirements. You'll find out during scheduling with your academic school if you might need to take action.
We are currently accepting casual learner applications for Fall 2021. The application for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022 opens August 1. Application deadline: one week prior to the start of each semester.
Key considerations for non-degree study
Up to seven credits per semester
Non-degree students are limited to seven credits of coursework during any one semester.
Placement requirements and pre-requisites
Placement requirements and pre-requisites must be met and are dependent on the courses selected.
Financial aid and scholarships
Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid or Penn College scholarships.
One-on-one advising is provided by each course's academic school.
Review of non-degree status
The College recommends academic school review of non-degree status upon completion of 18 credits.
High school students
High school students wishing to enroll as non-degree must at least be in 10th grade and have a 3.0 high school GPA or higher.
Need an online option?
- Accessible online anywhere in the world
- Flexible scheduling
- Continue to work and be at home with your family
- Classes delivered asynchronously through P.L.A.T.O., Penn College's Learning Management System (LMS)
- Zoom software promotes live classroom interaction
- No required campus visits
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.