Central Penn College - Guidance Counselor One Stop Shop

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Welcome to Central Penn College's one-stop-shop for high school guidance counselors. Because we know your time is valuable and in short supply, we've consolidated everything you need to know about our college into one easy to navigate page.

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Meet Our Associate Director of Admissions

Lisa

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 and Physical Therapist Assistant Programs. I am committed to student success and look forward to helping each student reach their goals.

Lisa Seifert
Associate Director of Admissions
LisaSeifert@centralpenn.edu
(717) 728-2531| (717) 728-2505 (Fax)

Financial Aid / Scholarships

Central Penn College awards aproximately $750,000 in scholarships annually.

Over $500,000 in instutional scholarships and $250,000 in scholarships from the Central Penn College Educational Foundation are distributed annually. 

Contact a Financial Aid Planning Coordinator:

Kelly Fox
KellyFox@centralpenn.edu
717-728-2246

Central Penn College's Federal School Code for FAFSA is 004890.

FUN FACT: 

85% of Central Penn College's faculty and staff donate a portion of their pay to student scholarships.

Scholarships available to High School Graduates:

REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

High school graduates from Adams, Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, may qualify for the Regional Scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be awarded $3,000 to be divided over their first three terms of tuition.

  • Must be a recent high school graduate starting either the Summer or Fall academic term
  • Must be a resident of Adams, Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, Lancaster, Lebanon or York counties.
  • Must enroll as a full-time/degree-seeking student 
  • Must be continuously enrolled
  • Must have a high school cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • College must receive completed 500 word essay application: "Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
  • Click here to apply!

EARLY START SCHOLARSHIP - $2,000

The Early Start Scholarship is available to students who get a head-start on their education by enrolling for Central Penn's Summer academic term. Scholarship recipients will be awarded $2,000 to be divided over their first four terms of tuition. Up to 90 students are awarded the Early Start Scholarship annually.

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must enroll as a full-time/degree-seeking student 
  • Must be among the first 90 students to send in the $100 registration fee for the Summer academic term
  • Must be a recent High School graduate
  • No application, just verification of the above information
  • Must have continuous enrollment to qualify
  • Summer PTA students do not qualify 

Email KellyFox@centralpenn.edu for more information.

RESIDENTIAL MERIT BASED HOUSING SCHOLARSHIP

Residential students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, may qualify for a merit based housing scholarship up to $4,356 (divided over 3 terms) for room and board for their first award year. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA each term, and take 12 or more credits per term.

PENNSYLVANIA GRANT MATCH FOR OUT OF STATE STUDENTS

The Pennsylvania Grant Match for Out of State Students is awarded to students who meet the Central Penn GPA and Expected Family Contribution requirement of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency but are not Pennsylvania Residents. The recipients will be awarded an amount as determined by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. Up to 10 students will receive this scholarship.

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must be a recent high school graduate and enroll in the Summer or Fall term
  • Must live on campus
  • Must have completed a current FAFSA, have a completed financial aid package.
  • Must have a high school GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Must maintain 2.8 GPA
  • Must have continuous enrollment
  • Eassy requirement: "Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your future goals."
  • Click here to apply.

 

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000/TERM FOR YOUR ENTIRE EDUCATION

The Academic Scholarship is available to students who demonstrated academic excellence throughout their four years of high school. Students who receive this scholarship will receive a $1,000 a term for their entire education (6 terms for an associate's degree, 10 terms for a bachelor's degree). Up to five students are awarded the Academic Scholarship annually. While receiving the scholarship, student's must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must be a recent high school graduate starting either the Summer or Fall academic term
  • Must enroll as a full-time/degree-seeking student 
  • Must be continuously enrolled
  • Must have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Must maintain a 3.5 GPA
  • College must receive completed 500 word essay application
  • Deadlines are December 1 and March 1
  • Write your speech if you were valedictorian of your graduating class.

Click here to submit your application for the Academic Scholarship.

EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000

The Excellence Scholarship is awarded to students accepted to Central Penn who have a 3.5 GPA or above.  Scholarship recipients are awarded $1,000 to be used toward their first three terms of tuition.

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must be a recent high school graduate and enroll in Summer or Fall
  • Must be a full time, degree seeking student 
  • Must have 3.5 or higher

OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP - $500/TERM FOR YOUR ENTIRE EDUCATION

The Opportunity Scholarship is available to students who demonstrate a strong desire to continue their education. Scholarship recipients will be awarded $500 a term up to 10 terms. Up to 10 students are awarded the Opportunity Scholarship annually.

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must be a recent high school graduate starting either the Summer or Fall academic term
  • Must enroll as a full-time/degree-seeking student 
  • Must have a 2.5 or higher high school cumulative GPA
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • College must receive completed "Who has inspired you the most and why?" 500 word essay application by the following deadlines: December 1 and March 1

Click here to submit your application for the Opportunity Scholarship.

FBLA/DECA SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000

The FBLA/DECA Scholarship is available to student members of the FBLA club. Scholarship recipients will be awarded $1,000 to be divided over their first three terms of tuition. The FBLA/DECA Scholarship is awarded to all qualifying student applicants.

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must be a recent high school graduate and enroll at Central Penn for either the Summer or Fall academic term
  • Must enroll as a full-time/degree-seeking student 
  • Must be an active member in FBLA/DECA during high school senior year
  • Must have FBLA/DECA advisor information on application
  • Must have high school GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • College must receive completed application and essay describe a project you completed while you were in FBLA and what that project helped you learn about yourself by the following deadlines:

Click here to submit your application for the FBLA/DECA Scholarship.

PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIP MATCHING - $1,000

The Private Scholarship Matching Program is available to students who have been awarded an outside scholarship (scholarship funds awarded to a student through an agency or other source outside of Central Penn College to be used toward Central Penn College tuition). Scholarship recipients will be awarded matching funds up to $1,000. Private Scholarship Matching Program funds are awarded to all qualifying student applicants.

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must enroll as a full time/degree-seeking student 
  • Does not include employer reimbursement
  • Must submit outside scholarship award letter to Central Penn one week prior to enrollment

LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP - $1,500

The Legacy Scholarship is available to full-time student applicants who are siblings, children or grandchildren of a Central Penn graduate. Scholarship recipients will be awarded $1,500 to be divided over their first three terms of tuition. The Legacy Scholarship is awarded to all qualifying student applicants.

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must enroll as a full time/degree-seeking student
  • Must have a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must be a child, sibling or grandchild of a Central Penn graduate
  • There is no application, just verification of the data above
  • College must be notified prior to the start of the enrollment term

*All scholarship funds are limited. Students must be accepted to Central Penn as a first-time freshman and will need to have completed a scholarship application.


MCINROY-SHEFFER PEOPLE TRUST SCHOLARSHIP

The McInroy-Sheffer People Trust scholarship has an April 1 deadline and is for students who are incoming freshman for the upcoming school year from Cumberland, Dauphin, Lycoming, Tioga, or York counties, attending Central Penn and studying Business Administration, Corporate Communications, Communications, and Entrepreneurship in Small Business.

Information on how to apply and the link to the online application can be found here: http://www.tfec.org/images/McInroy-Sheffer%201%20Page%20Summary.pdf

Application Process

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:

  • Step 1: Complete our FREE online application for admission.
  • 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: Submit your transcripts (information in the drop down menue above)
  • Step 4: Setup a 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.

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.

Quick Question Form

Submit a High School Transcript

For physical copies, please mail your transcripts to:

Central Penn College
Attn: Admissions
600 Valley Road
P.O. Box 309
Summerdale, PA 17093-0309

You can utilize the form below to submit a digital file:

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Student Services

Housing

Supersuites

Central Penn's Super Suites featuring seven single-bedrooms and a large common area.

  • Community building activities provided by the upperclassmen student RAs will help ease first-years students into college life.
  • Themed living-learning houses, such as quiet learning or multi-cultural houses.
  • Student Resident Assistant positions will be available, helping to off-set housing expenses for students.
  • Simple card-swipe access to exterior doors will ensure safety and security of students. 

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Dining

At Central Penn College, we believe in giving you choices! While all residential students are required to purchase a meal plan, we don't think your balance should expire as long as you are an active Central Penn student!

Each term, the amount that you purchase on your meal plan will be added to your Central Penn student ID card. Simply present your ID card to the Knight & Day Cafe cashier and the amount of your purchase will be deducted from your available balance.

Have extra money on your card at the end of the term? No problem! Your balance never expires as long as you are an active Central Penn student, so you won't lose any of your hard earned cash.

MEAL PLAN OPTIONS

  • Option 1 - $484
  • Option 2 - $587
  • Option 3 - $690
  • Option 4 - $1000
  • Option 5 - $1,500
  • Option 6 - $308 (Non-residential students only)

For information about purchasing or changing meal plans, please call (800) 759-2727.

Athletics

Central Penn College competes in the the USCAA at the Division 2 level.

Men's varsity sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Cross Country

Women's varsity sports:

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Cross Country

Our athletic recruitment form can be located here.

For more information on our athletic offerings please click here.

Quick Contact

We're here for you!

Lisa Seifert
Associate Director of Admissions
(717) 728-2531
LisaSeifert@CentralPenn.edu

Kelly Fox
Financial Planning Coordinator
(717) 728-2246 (office) | (717) 728-2350 (fax)
kellyfox@centralpenn.edu

Click here to fill out our FREE online application.

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