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Welcome to Central Penn!

The admissions team at Central Penn will assist you from initial contact to moving on campus. We'll assist you with admission requirements, degree options, financial aid opportunities, housing and more. We are always here for you. Below is some information to help you get a head start.

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Central Penn welcomes students of all ages who demonstrate motivation and exhibit scholastic competence. We are committed to working closely with you and your family to make the admissions process as easy as possible.

A completed application includes:

  • Completed application for admission. You may apply via paper application or online. There is no application fee.
  • 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.
    • Please mail your transcripts to:
      Central Penn College
      Attn: Admissions
      600 Valley Road
      P.O. Box 309
      Summerdale, PA 17093-0309
  • Personal interview with your Admissions Counselor. This can be scheduled at your convenience by clicking here or calling (800) 759-2727. Telephone interviews are available for Continuing Education or fully-online students who may be unable to make it to campus.

Application Policy

Admission is based on high school grade performance. Additional information may be requested and there may be specific requirements depending on the major.

In addition to our standard admissions requirements, the following undergraduate programs have their own admissions requirements, which are located on that program's webpage:

Transfer Students

If you are interested in transferring credits to Central Penn from another accredited post-secondary institution:

  • Send your completed application for admission, noting the extent of your academic training beyond high school.
  • Have your official high school and all college/university transcripts mailed directly to our Admissions Office.
  • After we have received the above, a transcript evaluation will be conducted. Courses which are parallel to courses offered at Central Penn will be counted as transfer credits if a grade of "C" or better was earned in the course. 
    You will receive a listing of the credits 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 (15 credits for an Associate program).
  • Central Penn follows a rolling admissions policy.
  • To schedule a campus visit for you and your family or friends, please click here or call us at (800) 759-2727.


To be eligible for admission to the Master of Professional Studies program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Submission of a graduate studies application.
  • 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).
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 from an accredited higher education institution.
  • Submission of two letters of recommendation, one from a current or former supervisor.
  • Submission of a 2-3 page goal statement articulating your career aspirations and professional goals as they relate to organizational leadership.
  • Submission a professional resume.

A maximum of six graduate credits with letter grades of B or higher could transfer to Central Penn provided the credits are equivalent to Central Penn coursework.

Meet Our Team

Contact the Admissions department at Admissions@centralpenn.edu.

Stacey Obi


Stacey Obi

Hello, my name is Stacey Obi and I am the Vice President of Enrollment Management & Marketing. I am a member of the president’s cabinet and have oversight of the college’s enrollment and marketing efforts, our department of residence life, as well as our off-site location in Lancaster. Our admissions department provides a holistic admissions process that allows for personalized communication and support from a team of admissions counselors and financial planning coordinators. This helps our students navigate the process of enrolling in college whether it be for the first time, as a transfer student, to finish a degree started previously, or as a graduate student in our master’s program. I have been with Central Penn College since 2013 and in the enrollment management profession since 2002.  I am thrilled to be a part of such an amazing team.

Melissa Mahoney


Melissa Mahoney

My name is Melissa Mahoney and I am the Director of Admissions. I have been with Central Penn College since January 2011, and have been working in higher education since 2006.  I have my master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and am a two time graduate from CPC.  I provide oversight for the admissions department as well as enroll our graduate degree seeking students. Our admissions department prides ourselves on being student focused. Each and every one of our team members genuinely cares about the students we serve and  we strive to always be a source of encouragement to each life we touch.

Lisa Seifert


Melissa Mahoney

My name is Lisa Seifert and I am the Associate Director of Admissions at Central Penn College. I have been working with students in Higher Education since 2006, and have been with Central Penn College since June of 2017. I am responsible for enrolling and mentoring our Traditional High School student population and both Traditional and Adult students in our Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. I am committed to student success and look forward to helping each student reach their goals.

Sue McFeaters


Sue McFeaters

My name is Sue McFeaters and I have been working as a Continuing Education Admissions Counselor for Central Penn College since April 2, 2012. I am part of the Social Committee here at Central Penn where I have organized a soup cook-off for staff and faculty this past year, and have led a hike and a kayak trip in a previous year. I also volunteer as a Big Sister through the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Program.

Christopher Norkus


Arne Hellstrom

Hello, my name is Christopher Norkus and I am an admissions counselor here at Central Penn College. I’m a 2012 Alumni of Central Penn College and a current student in the Master of Professional Studies in Organizational Leadership program here at Central Penn. I began my career at Central Penn in October of 2017. My goal is to be a mentor to my students and help them achieve their ultimate goal of graduation. The success of our students is our ultimate goal as an institution. In my time here at Central Penn I have noticed that smiles are contagious, enthusiasm is everywhere and our team here at Central Penn College is truly the best!

Curtis Voelker



My name is Curtis Voelker, I am a Community Relations Coordinator with the admissions team. I also serve as a Trustee on the Central Penn College Education Foundation Board, Presidents Circle member and as Advisor for Iron Knights Fitness Club. I graduated from Central Penn College with a Bachelor's degree and a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Organizational Leadership degree.

Kasey Hicks


Curtis Voelker

My name is Kasey Hicks and I am an admissions counselor here at Central Penn College. I have been a part of the Central Penn community for 3 years now and love the environment and family feel on campus. I am also the Head Women’s Basketball coach and enjoy getting involved in multiple activities here at CPC. My goal is to continue to inspire and support as many students as possible in my time at Central Penn.


Sean Fisher


Curtis Voelker

Hi, my name is Sean Fisher, and I’m an admissions counselor with the Traditional Admissions team at Central Penn College. I work with a wonderful and supportive team who always put the student’s wants and needs first. It is my hope that every student who visits us will feel the warmth and hospitality that I have since joining the Central Penn family earlier this year. It is my pleasure to be able to work at a college that has such a focus on the future of the students. If you would like to discuss the strengths of our career-centered institution, please call me or stop by our campus!

Angella Moreno



Hi, My name is Angella Moreno and I am an Admissions Counselor for Continuing Education students. I am a 2018 Central Penn College graduate and received my Bachelor’s in Business and Healthcare Administration. The education I received at Central Penn College is what inspired me to become an Admissions Counselor as my hope is to encourage others to reach for their higher education goals. I’ve learned that it is more than possible to juggle a career, family and classes it just takes motivation and support which is provided for in abundance through our faculty and staff.

Jamie Harmon



My name is Jamie Harmon and I am an Admissions Counselor for Central Penn’s Continuing Education students. I joined the Central Penn team in July 2018, and have been working in higher education since 2014. I am also a member of Central Penn’s Social Committee, Morale Building Committee, and Professional Development Committee. I take great pride in helping students along their educational journey, and planning for their future careers.

Carol Glass



Before starting my role at Central Penn College's Lancaster Center in June of 2015, I was a Senior Counselor at the Art Institute for three years. I am a graduate of Elizabethtown College and have been in the Central PA area for many years.

I love recruiting students and helping them through the process and ultimately witnessing them achieve their goals. I am excited to be part of a college that brings students together from a variety of educational backgrounds.

I live in York, PA with my husband Dave and our dog Leo. Our son Greg lives in Charlotte and Allie is in Philadelphia. I enjoy taking walks, reading and yoga.

Katherine Fox



My name is Katherine Fox and I am a Continuing Education Admissions Counselor. I’ve been with Central Penn since November 2018, and really enjoy working at our convenient Lancaster center. I am passionate about helping people work towards their goals and explore the wonderful educational environment we offer in Lancaster.

Lancaster County is an amazing place to live, explore, dine, work and learn in (I’ve been here for all of those things since 2005), and I’m happy to work with people from any background to achieve educational goals to better themselves.

Donald Lewis



My name is Donnie Lewis and I am an Admissions Counselor for Central Penn’s Continuing Education students. I joined the Central Penn team in October 2018, and have been working in higher education since 2009. I am very excited to work with students, and help them achieve their goals! It is my hope to guide and support students on their educational journey.

ELizabeth Wieller



Hi, my name is Liz Wieller and I am the High School Outreach Coordinator with the Admissions Team here at Central Penn. I am responsible for all high school visits and providing current students at those schools with the tips and tools they will need for the next phase of their lives upon graduation. I strive to provide all students who wish to further their education the opportunity to do so.

Education is a passion of mine, and being able to come in every day encouraging students to work towards reaching their goals is truly remarkable

Kelly Fox


Kelly Fox

My name is Kelly Fox and I am a financial planning coordinator who works with our traditional admissions team to assist first time freshmen through the financial aid process. I have been here since September 2003.

Lisa Kennedy


Lisa Kennedy

My name is Lisa Kennedy and I'm the Financial Planning Coordinator for our Continuing Education students. I have been with Central Penn College since 2014.

John Steindel


John Steindel

My name is John Steindel, I'm a Financial Planning Coordinator for our Continuing Education students and also assist our Veteran and military students with their educational benefits. I have been at Central Penn since September 2013.

Contact Us

Looking to contact your personal admissions counselor? Use the information below to get in touch with your counselor. If you live outside of the 717 area code, please call our toll free number at (800) 759-2727.

If you do not have an admissions counselor assigned to you, feel free to contact Admissions@centralpenn.edu.

Admissions Team

Lisa Seifert High School Students 717-728-2531
Melissa Mahoney Continuing Ed Students 717-728-2502
Susan McFeaters Continuing Ed Students 717-728-2509
Curtis Voelker High School Students 717-728-2336
Chris Norkus Continuing Ed Students 717-728-2424
Kasey Hicks High School Students 717-728-2496
Sean Fisher Continuing Ed Students 717-728-2413
Angella Moreno Continuing Ed Students 717-728-2353
Jamie Harmon Continuing Ed Students 717-728-2267
Donald Lewis Continuing Ed Students 717-728-2312
Carol Glass Lancaster Students 717-728-2542
Elizabeth Wieller High School Students 717-728-2503
Katherine Fox Lancaster Students 717-728-2260

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